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 […]


UFC shoots to make big bucks in Atlanta

When Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler defends his welterweight title against Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defends his flyweight title against Wilson Reis during “UFC 201” at Philips Arena in Atlanta on July 30, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will aim to take home the biggest purse of the night. The event will […]