Boxer Oscar De La Hoya, seen here in 2008, is set to come out of retirement aged 42. Photo: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abus(...)

Manny Pacquaio is happy with his underdog tag ahead of Saturday’s fight against Floyd Mayweather. Photograph: Reuters

As befits the pantomime buffoonery that attends professional fisticuffs, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather made their “grand entrances” in Las Ve(...)

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(...)

 Jason Quigley will take on Lanny Dardar in Los Angeles on Friday night. Photograph: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Donegal’s Jason Quigley faces Lanny Dardar on Friday night in Los Angeles hoping to secure the fourth win of his professional career. The Quigley bout(...)

Andy Lee will defend his WBO middleweight title against Peter Quillin, with the winner to take on Billy Joe Saunders. (Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

Irish champion Andy Lee will defend his WBO middleweight title against Peter Quillin, a Chicago born boxer of Cuban decent and unbeaten in 31 professi(...)

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley has  turned professional  with US based Golden Boy Promotions.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley has decided to turn professional and has signed up with US based Golden Boy Promotions. The Irish middl(...)

Mexico’s Saúl Álvarez  takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr of the US during their WBC/WBA  title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

It was billed as one of the biggest fights in boxing history, with the promoters promising to break pay-per-view and revenue records. It was touted a(...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr (left) and Canelo Alvarez hold a WBC super welterweight championship belt during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

If Oscar De La Hoya is the self-named Golden Boy of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr is surely the sport’s golden goose. When Floyd is in town, everyone ma(...)