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(...)

Boxing great Muhammad Ali pictured in 2006. Ali has been released from hospital ahead of his 73rd birthday. Photograph: Reuters

Muhammad Ali has been released from a US hospital where he received follow-up care for a severe urinary tract infection.It was the boxing great’s seco(...)

Muhammad Ali and his best friend Howard Bingham: we will always have the champion’s canon of remarkable stories Photograph: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Shortly after 2pm on Monday, January 19th, 1981, a 21-year-old African-American named Joe climbed the fire escape of a building on Wilshire Boulevard (...)

Boxing great Muhammad Ali’s condition has ‘vastly improved’ after he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia. Photograph: Reuters

Muhammad Ali’s condition has “vastly improved” since being admitted to hospital on Saturday with a mild case of pneumonia and his doctors are hopeful(...)

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early. Photograph: PA Wire

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on (...)

The physical nature of gridiron football has caused concerns about it being played at high school level and the correct concussion protocols ulitised by coaches and medical staff. Photograph: Getty Images)

A photograph did the rounds last weekend of Muhammad Ali and the rapper Snoop Dogg hanging together at a high school gridiron game in Reno, Nevada. Al(...)

 Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

Home-from-home-land: Michael Longley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Michael Longley’s readers will love the lyrical annotations of wild places and the quick articulate raids on the classics of his new collection, Th(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

They’ve sold enough gig tickets to be deemed a “band of the people”, and the likes of Noel Gallagher and Morrissey have publicly extolled their vir(...)