Boxing: Bulgarian Pulev to fight Hughie Fury in Sofia
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, known as The Cobra, will make his much-anticipated comeback after an absence of a year and a half in a fight against Briton Hughie Fury in Sofia on Oct. 27.
Mixed Martial Arts-McGregor to face Nurmagomedov in UFC return
Aug 3 (Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor will meet Russian lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas in October on his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Matthysse hangs up gloves after loss to Pacquiao
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement from the ring on Thursday, almost three weeks after losing his WBA welterweight title to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao.
Mixed martial arts star McGregor pleads guilty to role in NYC melee
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor pleaded guilty on Thursday in a Brooklyn courthouse as part of a deal with prosecutors to resolve charges over an April melee at the Barclays Center arena.
IOC wants to cut dead wood from 2026 Games bids
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it wants to further streamline the bidding procedure for Summer and Winter Games, ensuring only the most viable cities - ideally two - reach the final voting stage.
Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainers
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.
Joshua to defend world titles against Povetkin at Wembley
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Sept. 22, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Monday.
Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title
MANILA, July 15 (Reuters) - Filipinos cheered on Sunday as they watched boxing hero Manny Pacquiao knock out Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a WBA welterweight championship bout in Kuala Lumpur.
Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.