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Floyd Mayweather poses with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa after they agreed to fight in Japan on  New Year’s Eve, with the format of the bout still to be decided. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Evaluating the absurd in boxing is like trying to break open a coconut with a feather: intriguing but pointless – yet Floyd Mayweather manages to take(...)

Floyd Mayweather has said he would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in what would be another great sporting occasion. Photos: Inpho

Floyd Mayweather has told UFC’s Khabib Nurmagomedov to “come to my world” in challenging the Russian to step into the boxing ring for a fight which th(...)

Conor McGregor  during a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has changed a lot in its 25 years of existence, but one thing remains true – styles make fights, and Conor McGregor(...)

 Conor McGregor at a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater  in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday’s fights against  UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

Khabib Nurmagomedov stormed out of the final media conference ahead of his lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on Thursday in Las Vegas, in(...)

 Conor McGregor spars with his striking coach Owen Roddy during an open workout for UFC 229. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Conor McGregor believes he has spotted flaws in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fighting style and intends to “take his head off” in their showdown for the UFC (...)

Khabib Nurmagomedov: brings an impressive record of 26 wins from 26 fights into his lightweight showdown with Conor McGregor. Photograph:  Michael Reaves/Getty Images

As recipes for success in prize-fighting go, two years out of the game, bloated on money and notoriety, is not a great one, and Conor McGregor’s bigge(...)

Khabib Nurmagomedov could well be Conor McGregor’s toughest opponent yet when they square off in Las Vegas for UFC 229. Photo: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Barging his way into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather and pocketing $100m for his troubles was all very well for Conor McGregor. But what did it do(...)

Conor McGregor launching his Proper No Twelve Irish whiskey

MMA star Conor McGregor arrived onto the Irish whiskey scene this week with typical bravado, brandishing his new whiskey bottling, Proper No. Twelve. (...)

Anthony Joshua on the pads with trainer Robert McCracken ahead of his heavyweight clash with Alexander Povetkin. Photograph: Andrew Coulridge/Reuters

Anthony Joshua expects to be in the best shape of his career against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday after ditching his alarm clock in favour of long l(...)

Jake Buiuc-Keegan, 3 from Tallaght raises the Sam Maguire with Dublin players at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There is something incredibly weird about traditions. Sometimes, we do something annually, monthly, daily, before or after a match because we know it’(...)

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