Terry Flanagan retains WBO world lightweight title after victory over Orlando Cruz

Manchester boxer Terry Flanagan defended his WBO lightweight belt with an eighth-round stoppage to scupper Orlando Cruz’s. The victory ended 35-year-old Cruz’s hopes of becoming the first openly gay world champion in boxing. Flanagan, who is now 32-0 in his professional career, made a successful fourth defence of the belt he won last summer by […]

UFC sells itself for $4 billion

Ultimate Fighting Championship seemed for years to be a curio, a niche sport for those interested in seeing combatants pummel one another in an octagonal cage.  But U.F.C. has become a global sports empire — and now commands an eye-popping price tag. The league, which promotes mixed martial arts, is expected to announce as soon […]