Category: Sport

Wilder v Fury II: Tyson Fury will be worried by first-fight knockdowns, says Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder believes Tyson Fury is scared and will be having sleepless nights before their world heavyweight title rematch later this month. The pair fight in Las Vegas on 22 February for Wilder’s WBC championship. Their bout in December 2018 ended in a controversial draw with the American knocking Fury down twice, although the Englishman […]

Caroline Dubois: British lightweight says women’s professional boxing is ‘lacking quality and depth’

British amateur Caroline Dubois says there is a “lack of quality” in women’s professional boxing. The lightweight, 19, will compete in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games at London’s Copper Box in March. The Youth Olympic, world and European boxing champion says she wants to turn professional after the Olympics. “The Olympics has been a […]

Eddie Hearn’s right hand man Frank Smith on his route to the top of boxing

“I put my neck on the line to give you this chance and your behaviour has shown a total lack of respect to me and the company. Please accept this letter as a final warning.” Frank Smith was 16 when boxing promoter Eddie Hearn dropped a letter on his desk after he had slept late. […]

Mike Tyson, Donald Trump and boxing’s greatest shock 30 years on

“I’m not going to Tyson’s dressing room. I can’t go near him. It might rub off. The same thing could happen to me.” Those were the reported words of Donald Trump moments after his friend and client Mike Tyson had been beaten by James ‘Buster’ Douglas in boxing’s greatest shock. It was a day shaped […]

Fight Talk: Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce, Kell Brook, Katie Taylor, Terri Harper, Anthony Yarde

Dubois v Joyce – it’s on Saturday, 11 April – fight fans, clear your diaries. British heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce will put their unbeaten records on the line as they headline at London’s O2 Arena. After months of negotiations, promoter Frank Warren teased us earlier in the week by saying he was about […]

Tiger Woods: Premier Golf League approaches former world number one

Former world number one Tiger Woods has been approached by the organisers of the Premier Golf League – a proposed competition to rival the PGA Tour. The grand prix-style, 18-event world tour would feature 48 top players and have a $240m (£183m) total prize-fund. “My team’s aware of it and have delved into the details […]

Josh Warrington: World featherweight champion joins Eddie Hearn after split with Frank Warren

World featherweight champion Josh Warrington has split with promoter Frank Warren and joined Eddie Hearn. The undefeated 29-year-old from Leeds joined Warren’s company Queensberry Promotions in 2017 and claimed the IBF featherweight world title in 2018. “I’m looking forward to going on to achieve my dreams of both fighting in the USA and unifying the […]