• Reuters

    Boxing-Fury almost at breaking point and seeking help, says uncle

    By Neil Robinson LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Tyson Fury is "almost at breaking point" and receiving professional help, his uncle said in an interview days after the world champion was declared medically unfit to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight crowns against Wladamir Klitschko. Peter Fury, who is also the boxer's trainer, blamed a "witch hunt" for his condition, complaining that sustained criticism has "done a lot of damage" to the 28-year-old. Fury had been originally due to defend his titles against Klitschko in July but pulled out with an ankle injury.

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    Linares captured a unanimous decision (which probably should have been slightly wider on two of the cards and closer on the third) and the WBA Lightweight Championship from Crolla on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena. It was a solid performance from a fighter who has always had talent but showed difficulty holding it all together. The win also netted him the unofficial designation of the Ring Magazine champion, a belt that signifies a fighter who has achieved universal acclaim as the best fighter in a given division, mostly because it's free of sanctioning-body politics.  It was an exciting fight, but the ultimate verdict seemed beyond much doubt when the official scorecards were read, even

  • ESPN.com

    Lopez to make 2nd defense in Guevara rematch

    Junior flyweight world titleholder Ganigan Lopez will make the second defense of his belt against former titleholder and Mexican countryman Pedro Guevara on Oct. 15 at the Multipurpose Center in Guevara's hometown of Mazatlan, Mexico, Promociones del Pueblo announced. The fight will be a rematch of their July 2015 bout in which then-titleholder Guevara, 27, won a unanimous decision against Lopez (28-6, 17 KOs), 34, also in Mazatlan, to retain the 108-pound belt. In his next fight, Guevara (28-2-1, 17 KOs) lost a split decision and the belt to Yu Kimura in Japan, and then Kimura lost the title to Lopez in his first defense on March 4. Lopez said he was happy to have a rematch with the man who