Deontay Wilder and Oleksandr Usyk lost Olympic fights to Clemente Russo who ‘didn’t hit hard’

Clemente Russo handed Olympic heartbreak to Deontay Wilder and Oleksandr Usyk but British amateurs would wonder about him: ‘How does this guy get wins?’ Italian police offer Russo, 37, never became a professional boxer but won two Olympic silver medals, the 2007 and 2013 world amateur championships and the 2012 World Series of Boxing tournament. […]

UFC star Jon Jones breaks silence after pleading guilty to drink driving charge

Jon Jones has broken his silence on his arrest last weekend. The reigning UFC light-heavyweight champion was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico last Thursday morning (1am PT) on suspicion of aggravated DWI (driving while intoxicated) and negligent use of a firearm. Jones failed multiple sobriety tests and tested more than twice the legal blood to […]

Eddie Hearn reveals Anthony Joshua’s one worry going into Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Eddie Hearn has revealed Anthony Joshua was worried his game plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr would bore boxing fans. Joshua rematched the Mexican – who handed him the first professional loss of his career – last December in Saudi Arabia. ‘AJ’ put on an absolute masterclass against Mexico’s first heavyweight champion for […]

Khabib on coronavirus lockdown in Russia, UFC 249 bout with Tony Ferguson in major doubt

Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed his lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson is in serious danger of being cancelled as he’s currently on lockdown in Russia. Nurmagomedov’s eagerly-anticipated showdown with Ferguson, which has been nearly five years in the making, is scheduled to headline UFC 249, a card which currently doesn’t have a location due to […]

Billy Joe Saunders suspended by BBBOC over video showing men ‘how to hit’ female partners

Billy Joe Saunders has had his boxing license suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control pending an investigation into a video he made over the weekend which made light of domestic violence. The WBO Super-middleweight champion released a video over the weekend advising men how to hit their female partners if they frustrated them […]

Hearn "appalled" by Saunders video appearing to show men how to hit women

Eddie Hearn claims he is “appalled” by Billy Joe Saunders’ “idiotic” behaviour in releasing a video, which appears to condone domestic violence. Saunders has apologised for the video in which he uses a punchbag to advise men how to hit their female partners if they annoy them during the coronavirus pandemic. Hearn admits he is […]