Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez  throws body blows to  Michael ‘Rocky’ Fielding  during the WBA super-middleweight fight  at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez did exactly what he was supposed to do against an overmatched opponent: he wasted no time and he closed the show. The 28-year-o(...)

The basement where boxers trained in the Kronk boxing gym. The Kronk was a place that welcomed any kid searching for a purpose or an outlet. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Dubé was a promising if troubled cruiserweight from Montreal. He’d been knocking around the Kronk Gym for six months, getting used to being calle(...)

US president Donald Trump after playing golf with Japan’s   prime minister Shinzo Abe and Ernie Els. Photograph:   Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Once again, Rory McIlroy must be kicking himself that he became a top international golfer instead of a grubbing hack. If you’re a writer and you some(...)

Boxer Bernard Hopkins fights for the 65th and last time at The Forum  in California on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

One long ago October Tuesday evening in Atlantic City, two men climbed through the ropes to make their professional debuts. One was an ex-con from Nor(...)

Michael Conlan protests his controversial loss to Russian Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final bout at the Olympic Games in Rio in August. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sweeping down the Falls Road, Riddell’s field, now Beechmount Leisure Centre, curves around the bend past where the Broadway cinema used to stand. The(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)

 Floyd Mayweather in defensive mode  against  Manny Pacquiao  during their welterweight unification boxing bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo:  John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

There were not enough superlatives to describe the excitement in the lead-up to the super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but in th(...)

Filipino graphic artist and barista Zach Yonzon, draws the faces of  Manny Pacquiao and  Floyd Mayweather  on two  lattes in a coffee shop in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Floyd Mayweather senses he landed a telling psychological blow on Manny Pacquiao during a decisive moment on their path to finally agreeing next Satur(...)

Jason Quigley has won his first three fights as a  professional and will be in action next on March 6th in Los Angeles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland amateur World Championship silver medallist, Jason Quigley, will know who he fights in his fourth professional bout next week. Quigley is to m(...)

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(...)

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