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August 3, 2017 8:19 AM Wladimir Klitschko retires: Anthony Joshua rematch OFF after Ukrainian calls it quits

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO has decided to retire from boxing and will not face Anthony Joshua in a rematch. The Ukrainian had a rematch clause in the contract from their thrilling April clash. But the former world heavyweight champion has opted not to trigger it and will instead end his 21-year professional career. Klitschko, 41, suffered his fifth defeat in 69 fights 13

August 3, 2017 12:36 AM Conor McGregor lands Las Vegas nightclub host gig ahead of mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather

UFC star Conor McGregor has landed a gig as nightclub host in Las Vegas. McGregor has signed a two-year residency agreement to host post-fight parties at nightclubs at the Encore casino-resort. McGregor kicks off his new job on August 26 following his fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather is coming out of retirement for the boxing 10

July 31, 2017 11:43 PM Mayweather boss keen to work with Katie Taylor, but she won't be on undercard of McGregor fight

The Bray boxer instead looks set to fight in London in September and Las Vegas in November KATIE TAYLOR WILL not fight on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s super-fight against Conor McGregor, according to Leonard Ellerbe, but the Mayweather Promotions CEO wants to work with the Irishwoman and promoter Eddie Hearn in the future. Taylor made a successful 6

July 19, 2017 1:10 PM Sky Sports get major changes from TODAY with new football channels at a cheaper price

SKY Sports has just received a major shake-up with some huge changes including new channels called Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Golf. Sky Sports fans will be met with a nice surprise today as their TV packages have received a major facelift. The satellite TV company has now ditched its usual Sports 1 to 5 and replaced 19

July 17, 2017 2:41 PM Former Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe second favourite to win BBC's Sports Personality

Jermain Defoe is second favourite to win this year's Sports Personality award, behind only Anthony Joshua Former Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is the second favourite to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year 2017. It was announced on Monday that the prestigious sporting award ceremony would be held at Liverpool’s Echo Arena this year on December 22

July 16, 2017 6:54 AM Chris Eubank Jnr earns unanimous points victory over Arthur Abraham

Chris Eubank Jnr successfully defended his IBO world super-middleweight title with a unanimous points win over determined German veteran Arthur Abraham at Wembley Arena. The champion showed his full array of punches, but was not able to deliver a knockout blow against the battle-hardened 37-year-old. However the clear superiority across the judges scorecards 10

July 15, 2017 11:15 PM Chris Eubank ‘fuming’ as thousands watch Abraham fight for FREE

THOUSANDS of fight fans swerved the £16.95 price tag to watch the Chris Eubank Jnr vs Arthur Abraham fight - as streams went up across the globe. Chris Eubank Jnr sealed a spot in the upcoming World Boxing Super Series in his biggest win to date with a decision victory over Arthur Abraham at Wembley Arena on Saturday night. Scores of fans berated ITV Box Office 18

July 13, 2017 12:36 AM Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting IRS, too

Floyd Mayweather Jr. still owes the IRS $7.2 million in taxes from 2010, according to records that show a lien as unresolved for the year he fought Shane Mosley. That’s on top of the $22.2 million the undefeated boxer nicknamed ‘‘Money’’ owes in 2015 taxes, when he earned $200 million for a fight against Manny Pacquiao. He brushed off the tax debt in comments 23

July 11, 2017 11:13 PM She hasn't changed a bit! Shanina Shaik shares heartmelting childhood snap of herself as she celebrates her father's birthday

She is counting down the days until she ties the knot with her DJ fiance. But model Shanina Shaik, 26, dedicated a sweet tribute to the other man in her life- her father- as she celebrated his birthday on Wednesday. The Victoria's Secret model took to Instagram to herald the happy occasion, uploading a photo of herself and her father Hanif sitting on the couch 8

July 9, 2017 12:30 AM Mass brawl breaks out in crowd at Copper Box Arena after fan favourite Sam McNess loses to Asinia Byfield who makes provocative gesture

There were unsavoury scenes in the Copper Box Arena in Hackney Wick as crowd trouble marred a night of high class boxing. Anthony Yarde forced a stoppage with a devastating onslaught in the showpiece event but the violence was not confined to the squared circle. Prior to Yarde's brutal performance, Asinia Byfield put Sam McNess, a fan favourite, to the sword 9