Sugar Ray Leonard: More to famous ‘No Mas’ fight vs. Roberto Duran

BEVERLY HILLS — Roberto Duran was drinking coffee inside the swanky SLS Hotel one morning last month when a man who approached the table held up an index finger. “One more fight,’’ Sugar Ray Leonard said. “Mucho dinero,’’ Duran replied with a laugh. But then Leonard waved his hands in the air like a boxing referee stopping a fight. “No more […]

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Deontay Wilder's desire to 'get a body' on his boxing record by killing an opponent makes a mockery of the fighters who have died through the sport

Deontay Wilder is courting controversy for saying he wants to “get a body” on his boxing record by killing an opponent. Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, defends his belt against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday. He previously said he hopes Breazeale makes “funeral arrangements.” Now, he says his “life is on the line” adding that boxing is the only sport “where […]

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This boxing comeback story is even better than Tiger Woods

LAS VEGAS — Tiger Woods completed what is considered one of the greatest comeback stories in all of sports last month when he won the Masters at Augusta National. It was his first major championship in 11 years and 15th overall — an improbable accomplishment after his career seemed ruined by a series of crippling back surgeries and subsequent back […]

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Boxing: Hamzah taken the distance but eases past plucky Thai veteran to retain title; compatriot David loses

SINGAPORE – Singapore professional boxer Hamzah Farouk took just two minutes to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia continental super featherweight title last November, but was pushed to the limit in his first defence on Friday (April 12) night at The Ring Fighting Championship VI. Hamzah, 30, dominated veteran Thai fighter Paiboon Lorkham for almost the entire 10 rounds, […]

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Boxing: Manny Pacquiao tells son: 'You don't need to box'

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday (Feb 20) he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old’s forays into fighting made the young man’s mother cry. Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles in eight different weight divisions, said he and his wife have even made a point […]

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Five Gaelic football teams to watch in 2019

Ahead of the new year, we pick out five teams to watch as they aim to improve on their respective 2018 campaigns. Galway While 2018 finished on a disappointing note for the Tribesmen, the year presented some important milestones: a League final appearance upon their return to Division 1, a Connacht title, and breaking an 18-year wait for both an […]

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