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Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin, left, lands a blow against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada, right, to win his 50th straight victory against Nakhon Ratchasima and retain his WBC title. Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather’s most cherished record is no longer his alone. The Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin improved to 50-0 on Wednesday, equaling Mayweather(...)

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor pose during their post-fight conference in Las Vegas. Photo: Isaac Brekken/AP

Conor McGregor will consider remaining in boxing despite being thoroughly outclassed and stopped in 10 rounds by Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas. Follo(...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference in Las Vegas. Photograph: PA

Conor McGregor accused Floyd Mayweather of having a “big-time gambling problem” as the two faced off ahead of Saturday night’s fight in Las Vegas. Th(...)

Conor McGregor performs a workout in front of the media in preparation for the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Conor McGregor should rely on the skills that have made him a two-weight UFC champ and not try to outbox unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather when the t(...)

Floyd Mayweather is willing to offer  Conor McGregor $15m for a fight with the boxer pocketing $100m. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100 million (€94.6 million) and the Irish U(...)

Tyson Fury is not laughing so much any more, it seems. When Peter Fury announced last week that his nephew was having “medical” issues, we knew they were not physical.

To believe Tyson Fury’s assertion this week that he has retired from boxing - only for him to recant within three hours - is to enter the fighter’s di(...)

Obama didn’t touch down in Havana with an apology in his pocket for the US having first slathered Cuba in sleaze, organised an invasion by far-right desperadoes, made at least five attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, imposed a blockade in an effort to impoverish the country into submission and erected an internment camp on its soil where perceived enemies of the US could be tortured, some to death. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

I wonder did President Obama put in a good word for the Lanskys during his visit to Cuba. The family wants its hotel back. Says spokesman Gary Rapopor(...)

Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes in his Champ’s Corner restaurant in Easton, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Bryan Anselm/The New York Times

Throughout his boxing career, Larry Holmes was something of an afterthought. He was the heavyweight champion whose reign came after the fall of Muhamm(...)

 Roy Jones Jr lies on the canvas  after being knocked out by  Enzo Maccarinelli in Moscow. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Roy Jones, like Floyd Mayweather, only more dramatically, has long since ceased to justify the appellation “Junior”. He is aging before our eyes in a (...)

A poster celebrating Dan Donnelly.

Sir Daniel Donnelly was buried in Bully’s Acre, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, but not for long. Grave robbing was big busines(...)

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