Tyson Fury enjoys Vegas sparkle in reanimated heavyweight division

The British fighter prepares to face Tom Schwarz on Saturday with Andy Ruiz Jrs shock title win fresh in his mind Anthony Joshua handled the burden of being called the worlds best heavyweight with the earnest diligence of a class try-hard determined to get top grades in his A-levels, at least until his boxing the ears of Wilder, frustrating the undefeated American champion with a stubbornly effective jab and deft movement, even surviving a ninth-round knockdown to roar back in the final reel. He was felled a second time by a violent combination in the last round, seemingly unconscious on descent, before making it to his feet in a scene too fantastical for a Rocky movie and settling for a …

Amir Khan defends 7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns

Amir Khan has defended the choice of location, Jeddah, for his next fight, against Neeraj Goyat, in the face of human rights concerns Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant change. The 32-year-old faces the unheralded Indian Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12 less than three months after he was controversially stopped in six rounds by Terence Crawford. Amnesty International have described the Saudi human rights record as abysmal, adding that the nation is in the grip of a sweeping crackdown against critics of the government, and implored Khan to travel there with his eyes …

Julian Williams stuns Jarrett Hurd for unified junior middleweight title

The feisty Philadelphian sprung an emotional upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday Julian Williams sprung a shocking upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday night at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. Williams, who went off as a 5-1 underdog in Hurds backyard, floored the champion in the second round on his way to a unanimous decision after 12 rounds of mostly close-quarters action by scores of 116-111 and 115-112 (twice) on the campus of George Mason University. The wildly entertaining scrap completed a comeback for the 29-year-old from West Philadelphia known as J Rock, who has won …

Amir Khan rolls the dice against dangerous Terence Crawford

Amir Khan admitted he is aware of the risks posed by Terence Crawford in New York on Saturday There have been unmistakable valedictory overtones in the final run-up to Amir Khans fight with the dangerous Terence Crawford on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The twice former world light-welterweight champion is plainly closer to the end than the start of his fighting days, nearly a decade and a half since he vaulted to stardom with a silver medal for Great Britain at the Athens Olympics aged 17. The professional career that followed has not always complied with the best-laid plans, even if the story has never wanted for drama. Khan mixed it up with the best in the business from an …

Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving deputy shot Plant when she brandished a knife at the officer, according to the report. CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) Love you forever and always momma . You always said work hard bubba …