In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks with  Khabib Nurmagomedov  and his trainer and father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Vladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions (...)

 Conor McGregor at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York for Michael Conlon’s pro debut last March. Photograph: Getty Images

Former multi-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather has announced he will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on Augus(...)

A $5m lawsuit has been filed against Manny Pacquiao and his management team over allegations they knew about the fighter’s shoulder injury before the fight in Las Vegas but failed to report it. Photo: Richie Tongo/New York Times

If losing to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday wasn’t bad enough, it appears that Manny Pacquiao is the subject of a lawsuit over the “fight of the century(...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight world championship boxing match, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision. Photo: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Manny Pacquiao is set to undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff, with the recovery time expected to put the Filipino out of action for 9-12(...)