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 Gennady Golovkin training for his forthcoming showdown with Canelo Alvarez on September 16th. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

When the story of professional boxing in the 21st century is written, Saturday, August 26th, 2017 may well be a date of some significance. That was w(...)

A minimum payout of $230m for Floyd Mayweather and $70m for Conor McGregor looks assured. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Given the hype and the excitement across Ireland last weekend, it would be astonishing if Sunday morning’s big fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd (...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a punch against Conor McGregor during the 10th round of their fight. Mayweather wore down McGregor to set up a punishing end with a 10th-round TKO. Photograph: Bridget Bennett/The New York Times

As everyone knows, we have a divide in Ireland between the people who love Conor McGregor and think he doesn’t get enough credit, and the people who h(...)

 Floyd Mayweather  and  Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas ahead of their  super welterweight fight on Saturday. Photograph:   Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Conor McGregor likes to counterpunch. Like the best counterpunchers, he reacts not to the punch, but to the intention to throw the punch. That’s how h(...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. pummels the speed bag during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: John Gurzinski/Getty Images

Say what you like about undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor’s upcoming contest (“boring” and a “farce(...)

Floyd Mayweather: His 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao was criticised as lacking drama, and punters are wary that Saturday’s match against Conor McGregor may be similarly one-sided.  Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

The criticism of his defeat of Manny Pacquiao has driven Floyd Mayweather to put on a “good show” when he fights Conor McGregor on Saturday. Mayweath(...)

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(...)

Chris Eubank Jnr believes Floyd Mayweather will look to knock Conor McGregor out in Las Vegas on Saturday. Photograph: John Gurzinski/AFP

Conor McGregor has been warned he will face the same Floyd Mayweather who so impressively eased to victory over Manny Pacquiao when they fight on Satu(...)

Conor McGregor has said he will be a ‘god of boxing’ after his bout with Floyd Mayweather. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Conor McGregor has said he will be a “god of boxing” after his fight with Floyd Mayweather. The Irish MMA star will participate in his first boxing (...)

UFC president Dana White separates Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

A month ago, Floyd Mayweather was polite enough to offer Conor McGregor a choice for their fight on August 26th in Las Vegas. “We know Mr Tapout like(...)

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