Wilder vs Ortiz: Deontay Wilder to defend WBC title against Luis Ortiz on March 3, in New York

Deontay Wilder's world title defence against Luis Ortiz has been confirmed for New York on March 3. Anthony Joshua's heavyweight rival will top the bill at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, making the seventh defence of the coveted WBC title he won back in January 2015.The 'Bronze Bomber' was due to take on Ortiz in November, … Continue reading Wilder vs Ortiz: Deontay Wilder to defend WBC title against Luis Ortiz on March 3, in New York

Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather revenue falls just short of record

Conor McGregor's boxing match against Floyd Mayweather made an unbelievable $600m (€510m) in revenue around the world, Showtime have announced. The "Money Fight" at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last August didn't quite eclipse the record set by Mayweather's bour with Manny Pacquiao in 2015. The Dubliner's fight did generate 4.3 million pay-per-view buys … Continue reading Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather revenue falls just short of record

The tragic tale of George Chuvalo – Muhammad Ali’s toughest opponent

In the build-up to their first fight at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in March, 1966, Muhammad Ali dubbed George Chuvalo “the washerwoman”. An excessively cruel jibe about a game Canadian heavyweight who’d signed up for the bout at just 17 days’ notice, his opponent made a mockery of the insult when he became the first man to take Ali … Continue reading The tragic tale of George Chuvalo – Muhammad Ali’s toughest opponent