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Conor McGregor has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as one of the greatest leaders of our time, after attending the World Cup final as his guest

Conor McGregor attends World Cup final as Vladimir Putin’s guest

Conor McGregor has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as "one of the greatest leaders of our time", after attending the World Cup final as his guest.
Argentina's Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines' Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Philippines erupts in joy after Manny Pacquiao win

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout.
Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao knocks out Argentine Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009.
England-based Nigerian boxer Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo

Nigeria’s Larry Ekundayo defeats British opponent, wins Euro IBF title

England-based Nigerian boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo has won the European International Boxing Federation title by defeating his British opponent, John Thain in London on Friday night.
Philippines' Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur on July 14, 2018, ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on July 15. Mohd RASFAN - AFP

Manny Pacquiao ‘ready’ to regain title after weigh-in with Lucas Matthysse

Pacquiao is challenging "The Machine" Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight belt at the Axiata Arena on Sunday, knowing defeat could lower the curtain on one of the greatest careers in boxing history.

Anthony Joshua ready to sign April 19 Deontay Wlider fight deal

Current International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) World heavyweight title holder, Anthony Joshua, is ready to sign a contract to fight Deontay Wilder in April 2019 according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
Nigerian born England-based boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo

Nigerian ambassador leads Larry Ekundayo into ring for title fight in UK

The Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Amb. George Oguntade, has reportedly agreed to lead Nigerian born England-based boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo, into the ring for his world Welterweight title fight on July 13 in London.

Floyd Mayweather sued by Nigerian firm over no show

Following the highly publicised visit of Floyd Money Mayweather to Nigeria and other parts of African countries which was reported before it was canceled, a Nigerian company has alleged it was screwed out of a fortune by the wealthy American and is now suing to get its money back.
Anthony Joshua at a pre-fight public work out press conference at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, south Wales yesterday ahead of his world heavyweight title unification boxing bout against New Zealand’s Joseph Parker set… tomorrow. PHOTO: AFP

Anthony Joshua becomes “fourth lion” in Wembley den

Britain's heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua says Wembley just added a "fourth lion to the den" as he committed to staging his next two bouts at the historic stadium.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua to fight next two opponents at Wembley Stadium

Joshua who currently holds the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles, has previously fought at the North London venue on two occasions, including last April when he defeated Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko.

Boxer collapses, dies during training session

Uganda’s professional boxer, Mustafa Katende, collapsed and died during a training session in the capital Kampala.

Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua’s a coward

Deontay Wilder unleashed a tirade of abuse at Anthony Joshua, claiming that the British heavyweight is ducking a fight with him.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

WBA threatens to strip Anthony Joshua of world title over Alexander Povetkin fight

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has warned Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua he faces being stripped of his title if he does not sign a fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin.

Deontay Wilder agrees to fight Anthony Joshua in UK

American Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year, in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000, ESPN reported on Monday.

Eddie Hearn calls Deontay Wilder’s bluff on Anthony Joshua title fight

American Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him by the end of this week for a world heavyweight unification bout with Britain’s Anthony Joshua, the latter’s promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday.

Former world champion David Haye announces retirement

Britain’s former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye announced his retirement on Tuesday following two successive defeats to fellow Englishman Tony Bellew.

Anthony Joshua confident Deontay Wilder fight will take place despite delays

Nigerian-born British world boxing champion Anthony Joshua insists negotiations for the highly anticipated heavyweight clash between him and Deontay Wilder must be realistic as he waits to find out who his next opponent will be.

Anthony Joshua ‘loses’ unbeaten record to swimming legend

The 32-year-old American, who retired after the Rio Olympics in 2016, picked up an astonishing 23 Olympic gold medals, as well as three silvers and two bronze.

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