Boxing: Whyte back on track with emphatic knockout of Povetkin in rematch

Dillian Whyte produced one of the performances of his career to gain revenge on Alexander Povetkin and put himself firmly back into the world heavyweight title picture with a clinical fourth-round knockout in Gibraltar. The Briton’s lengthy quest to earn a title shot hit the buffers after Povetkin won their first bout in Brentwood last August by catching Whyte with a bruising uppercut, despite having been put down twice prior to that fifth-round shock. In a case of deja vu, Whyte — who now improves to 28-2-0 (19 KOs) by…

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UFC: Ngannou sets sights on ‘GOAT’ Jones after downing Miocic

Francis Ngannou set his sights on Jon Jones after sealing a devastating knockout win in his rematch with Stipe Miocic to claim the heavyweight title at UFC 260. Ngannou became the undisputed champion as he gained revenge after being outclassed by Miocic three years ago at UFC 220, the Cameroonian landing a brutal and decisive blow with a left hook in the second round. And now the 34-year-old wants a shot at Jones, with the legendary American poised to step up to the heavyweight division later this year. Ngannou lauded…

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UFC: Ngannou dethrones Miocic with vicious KO in epic heavyweight rematch

Francis Ngannou annihilated Stipe Miocic with a brutal second-round knockout in their blockbuster rematch to become the UFC heavyweight champion. Ngannou was outclassed by Miocic three years ago, the Cameroonian fighter unable to take the title away from his opponent at UFC 220 in 2018. But Ngannou (16-3) exacted revenge on Saturday thanks to his brutal KO of the titleholder at UFC 260 in Las Vegas, where a new champion was crowned. Ngannou earned another title shot following knockout wins against Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho…

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Boxing: Tyson Vs Holyfield exhibition will happen on May 29

Mike Tyson has declared he will meet fellow former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a third time on May 29. The two boxing icons, now aged 54 and 58 respectively, have frequently floated the prospect of a trilogy encounter since footage was published of Tyson training with impressive ferocity last year. Tyson did indeed return to the ring in 2020, more than 15 years after his last professional outing, and boxed an exhibition against fellow great Roy Jones Jr. Holyfield’s representatives told The Athletic this week that Tyson’s team had…

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UFC: Usman-Masvidal rematch headlines stacked UFC 261

By Sports Daily Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal in front of a full crowd at UFC 261 on April 24. Not since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 has a UFC card gone ahead without a cap on crowd numbers, but that will change in Jacksonville, Florida next month. Usman’s rematch with Masvidal headlines a stacked line-up at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, where 15,000 fans are set to attend for two other title fights, including women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko’s bout with…

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AJ steps up war of words with fellow world champ Fury

Anthony Joshua has told Tyson Fury: You’re just a warm-up act. Joshua (pictured above) is ready to put his WBA Super, IBF and WBO titles on the line against the WBC kingpin in a summer blockbuster to crown the undisputed world heavyweight champion. And while he believes the undefeated Gypsy King, 32, may be looking to wind down his career, AJ insists the all-British dust-up is just the start of more challenges to come. Just bring itSpeaking to JD Sports, he said: “He can bring whatever he wants, it doesn’t…

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Boxing: Messages of support lift Kelly after bruising defeat

Josh Kelly has revealed how messages of support from around the world have lifted him following the first defeat of his pro career. The Sunderland native, 26, was floored twice by European welterweight champion David Avanesyan on Saturday night before trainer Adam Booth threw in the towel in the sixth round. And Kelly (pictured above – courtesy of Matchroom Boxing) took to Instagram this morning to thank his fans and the boxing world for rallying around him. He said: “The support I’ve received, not just before this fight but after,…

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Israel Adesanya Named Fighter Of The Year At The World MMA Awards

By Admin UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya was named Fighter of the Year for 2020 at the World MMA Awards. Adesanya who won the award for 2019 defended his title twice in the calendar year, beating Yoel Romero and mauling Paulo Costa to extend his unbeaten record to 20-0. As a mixed martial artist, he is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and has represented Nigeria in many tournaments. Currently, he is the UFC Middleweight champion and has undefeated record of 20 wins and no losses. In kickboxing,…

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