Irish UFC megastar Conor McGregor has rekindled his interest in a return to the boxing ring to face former foe Floyd Mayweather, in what would be a repeat of their highly-lucrative showdown from August 2017. Undefeated, multiple-weight world champion Mayweather was the victor when the two giants of their respective sports met in Las Vegas on that occasion - and while he didn't get his hand raised, McGregor earned a career-best payday for his boxing crossover bout. Also on rt.com Mac in Malta: 'Conor McGregor' appears on huge float during carnival celebrations (VIDEO) While the Irishman started well, Mayweather took over the fight as it entered its second half and finished the UFC's first concurrent double-champion via 10th-round TKO. But while Mayweather's class was the difference-maker between the two, the occasional success that McGregor had during the fight has apparently led him to wonder aloud how he would fare in a rematch. Replying to a fan on Twitter who complimented … [Read more...] about ‘He was in the dirt’: McGregor breaks down Mayweather superfight, teases rematch
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Kazakh world champion boxer Firuza Sharapova has proposed Ukrainian pop star Anna Sedokova stun boxing icon and compatriot Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin with her newly-acquired combat skills - and the singer accepted the callout. Multiple-time boxing world champion Sharipova is one of the hottest names in Kazakh combat sports, having clinched the WIBA, IBO and WBC silver female world titles in her first 10 bouts in the pro game since making her debut in 2016 following a successful amateur career, in doing so becoming her nation’s first ever female professional. The 24-year-old is also one of the hottest athletes in the world, having been voted ‘Kazakhstan’s sexiest sportsman’ in 2018. Ahead of a planned training session in Moscow, Russia, Sharipova challenged Sedokova, who found fame with Ukrainian girl group VIA Gra before embarking on a successful solo career and gaining popularity as a socialite, to put on a boxing clinic to wow pound for pound king … [Read more...] about Triple 3some?: Pop star accepts Kazakh boxing babe’s call to ‘wow’ Golovkin with skills (PHOTOS)
A Kazakhstan betting company has bizarrely opened an odds market on whether gorgeous Kazakh world champion boxer Firuza Sharipova will call out Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fight or pose for adult magazine Playboy. According to Vesti.kz, bookmakers Tennisi in the Central Asian country have opened up the exclusive market on 24-year-old Sharipova to either bare all in a nude photoshoot for the adult magazine, or challenge Putin to a showdown in the ring. A native of Taraz, which lies 1,300 km from the country’s capital Astana, Sharipova became the country’s first ever professional female boxer when she turned over aged 21 in 2016 after a successful amateur career. Following an initial - and to date her only - loss to Russian Sofya Ochigava on her debut, she has won nine fights in a row. She captured the Women's International Boxing Association World lightweight title in just her eighth fight on home turf in Astana then went on to add the vacant IBO female … [Read more...] about Fight Putin or pose for playboy?
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he is targeting a November showdown with MMA legend Georges St-Pierre at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, in what would be the Russian’s return fight after suspension. Khabib’s immediate fighting career is on hold after he was slapped with a nine-month ban and $500,000 fine by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the mass ruckus that followed his win over Irish megastar Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas in October. READ MORE: Tough justice: Khabib & McGregor punished for UFC 229 brawl – what you need to know (VIDEO) As rumors abound over potential next fight paths for the undefeated Russian, the man himself has now stated firmly that he wants a match-up with Canadian great St-Pierre on a return to action in New York in November. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with Russian channel Match TV, Nurmagomedov named the man known as GSP as his desired opponent, … [Read more...] about Khabib confirms UFC legend GSP is target for November fight
Marcus Browne, 192lbs, a hulking torso set upon stiltish legs, is commanding centre-ring with a sneer. A five-inch gash has opened up on the New York native’s opponent after a gruesome head clash in the seventh round, and it’s no exaggeration to say blood is dripping from Badou Jack’s face like water from a gutter. The US’ Showtime commentary team howl over Jack’s bravery, “ooh” and “aahh” about Browne’s strength; two gladiators cast in sequinned trunks, almost inhuman in their aura. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial It’s the … [Read more...] about Should boxing continue to reward convicted criminals?