Riddick Bowe, the two-time world heavyweight champion, meets fans at in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, in New York. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

Three men stood on a street in Harlem, handing out fliers and pointing to a big man sitting alone inside a small restaurant with four tables called Bo(...)

Conor McGregor will fight Jose Aldo next December in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This (...)

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally fight each other on May 2nd at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Photograph: Getty

There is more at stake here on Saturday night than the unification of three versions of the world welterweight title. The immediate future of boxing i(...)

If you’re the superstitious sort, you might blame the mishaps surrounding Madonna’s 13th album – early leaks of songs that she contentiously l(...)

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on May 2. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Apart from the result, two things will be remembered most about the first and possibly last fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao -confirm(...)

The richest fight in boxing history between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is closer to happening than ever. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The richest fight in boxing history — a much-anticipated showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao — appears closer than ever to happening.(...)

Barry Posner

What makes a leader? Are they bestowed with God-given talents that separate them from the herd or have they gleaned something from the ether that elud(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

A typical scene at the Brewster gym. Joe Louis strolling in with a violin case in his hand, still pretending to his mother he’s on his way to music le(...)

Congressman Joe Crowley with his son Cullen and Jason Bell of NoXcuses Boxing Club.

Jason Bell and his identical twin brother got into so many fights at their elementary school when they were seven that their father told them: “If (...)