Wladimir Klitschko is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever, but he’s the face of an era that people hated. Should he become Joshua’s 19th consecutive knockout victim, it will be less about a super new talent emerging and more of the tired, old story that he has a poor chin.
In 2011, a few months before Wladimir Klitschko would make the 10th defense of his heavyweight title against David Haye in front of 45,000 fans, a young Englishman stood at a crossroads. Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, the British-born son of a Nigerian mother and Irish/Nigerian father, needed a break
A few days before UFC 87 on Aug. 9, 2008, the UFC held a news conference in the rotunda at the Mall of America. When it ended, UFC president Dana White met with the media. Two hours later, White was in the same spot, still signing, still throwing his arm around the guy with the Vikings’ shirt, still
Sometime in the next few days, certainly before the bell rings for the start of the IBF-WBA heavyweight title match between unbeaten champion Anthony Joshua and former champ Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans on Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London, someone will say the bout is the one to save
For the last 12 years or so, Sanchez has been one of the most compelling figures in mixed martial arts. But after two loses in his last three fights, it's time for him to consider retirement.
Cub Swanson has had more important victories, as well as more spectacular ones. Lobov taunted Swanson and talked his way into the fight, then continued the verbal onslaught during the bout’s build-up. Lobov entered the fight with a 14-12-1 record and no wins of significance in the UFC.
Shawn Porter’s boxing style isn’t elegant, but it is oh-so effective. The muscular 29-year-old simply overwhelmed Andre Berto by sheer force of will, dropping the two-time former champion three times and stopping him at 1:31 of the ninth in their WBC welterweight title eliminator Saturday at the Barclays
Cindy Dandois fights in the UFC, teaches high school in Belgium and finds inspiration from Walt Disney. Give Cindy Dandois this: She’s probably the first UFC fighter, active or retired, to use “Frankenweenie” in a sentence. Dandois will make her UFC debut Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., when she faces
The longtime Philadelphia Eagles QB is helping Porter ahead of his showdown with Andre Berto, providing Porter with invaluable mentorship.
Joe Proctor's dual life as a corrections officer and an MMA fighter is anything but easy. He's got something to fall back on if his UFC career doesn't pan out though.
Millions of people watched Irwin’s televised exploits, but few of them went out and got their own gator as a pet.
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (L) listens as former champ Wladimir Klitschko speaks. In a rare and unusual agreement that is beneficial for American boxing fans, promoters have come to terms with Showtime and HBO on a unique deal to allow both networks to broadcast the April 29 IBF heavyweight
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will defend his title on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, (July 1 in U.S.) against Jeff Horn. Four months after the subject was initially broached – and left most who heard the news in disbelief – it is finally official that Manny Pacquiao will fight little known
Daniel Cormier has a deep and abiding love for professional wrestling, and he knows as well as anyone about the vagaries of crowds. The UFC light heavyweight champion is beloved by most who know him. Since UFC crowds have chosen to make him the man they hate, Cormier has decided to roll with it.
On Saturday, the UFC announced Faber will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July. Whenever the hit 1995 song, “California Love,” began on arena loudspeakers at mixed martial arts events over the last 13-plus years, fans would rise to hail the arrival of Urijah Faber, the California Kid. On the day
Weidman is trying to snap a two-fight losing streak while Mousasi is on the final fight of his UFC contract.
Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson injected some drama into the UFC 210 weigh-in Friday, both making weight in the final seconds. Cormier weighed twice in the final five minutes, and somehow managed to lose 1.2 pounds in that short period of time to hit
UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum failed a drug test and his fight with ex-champion Anderson Silva has been canceled. Kelvin Gastelum was zooming toward the top of the middleweight division, proving himself a legitimate title contender with back-to-back impressive wins over veterans Tim Kennedy and Vitor
Floyd Mayweather is angling for a fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. Millions of words have been written and spoken about Floyd Mayweather’s greatness, but rarely has anyone captured what makes “Money May” so special in the ring as well as Andre Berto in a wide-ranging interview with FightHype. The
Johnson will get a second crack at the 205-pound belt Saturday when he faces light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y., in the main event of UFC 205.
In every athletic pursuit he tried, Cormier was among the best. Never, though, was he the best. But on Saturday, the now-38-year-old Cormier has an opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the greatest MMA fighters in history.
The Pride Fighting Championship has an outsized place in mixed martial arts history. It didn’t last quite 10 years – born on Oct. 1, 1997, and ended on April 8, 2007, with an event at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. For several of those 10 years, particularly when Fedor Emelianenko was at his peak