While a contract has yet to be signed between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for a much anticipated boxing showdown, both fighters have begun making preparations for the now seemingly inevitable superfight. One of the wildcard questions surrounding the fight is what exactly Conor McGregor will bring with him to the ring, which makes him somewhat difficult to prepare for. To help him with that, he's recruited current UFC lightweight Kevin Lee, who is 15-2 with a 8-2 record in the UFC. Lee relayed how he ended up being hired by the pound for pound best boxer in the world with The UK Mirror. "Floyd’s management reached out to me a little while ago and asked me to be a part of the camp," he said.
The return date for unified junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford is set in stone for May 20. Now, so is his opponent. Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) will face 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) on May 20 in the main event of an HBO card from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Lou DiBella, the promoter of Diaz, told ESPN he made a deal with Crawford’s promoter Top Rank and is waiting on the paperwork. One of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, Crawford will face a difficult test in Diaz, a southpaw, from the Dominican Republic. The crafty Diaz, whose lone defeat against Lamont Peterson in 2015 was highly disputed, became the clear choice after a lengthy
A revised plan for Manny Pacquiao will place him in fights in July and November, promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday. Pacquiao’s attempt to fight Amir Khan in the United Arab Emirates crumbled earlier this month along with a financial proposal estimated to be greater than $30 million. Though England’s Khan, a Muslim, has religious commitments keeping him from a July date, he would be in strong consideration for the November date, Arum said. Arum declined to discuss who he’s considering for World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Pacquiao in July, saying only that he expects the bout to be fought outside the U.S. Pacquiao, a record seven-division world champion, last fought in November when