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.
It appeared Jorge Linares was headed down a familiar road. During the middle rounds of a fight he was clearly winning with sharper punching and eye-popping combinations, his opponent came on. But unlike in his stoppage defeat to Antonio DeMarco, Linares rallied, imposed his will on Anthony Crolla late and won the fight. The Venezuelan claimed the WBA lightweight title from Crolla and cemented himself as the best 135-pounder in the world with a unanimous decision Saturday before a raucous crowd in his opponent’s hometown of Manchester, England. Scores were 115-114, 117-111 and 115-113 in the fight televised by AWE in the United States. USA TODAY Sports scored it 116-112 for Linares. “Antony Crolla
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