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.
When Bob Arum announced that Top Rank would self-produce and distribute the pay-per-view broadcast rather than use HBO for Manny Pacquiao's return to the ring against welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas, one of the big questions was who would be calling the action. We now have our answer as Top Rank unveiled the broadcast team for the Nov. 5 PPV bout on Monday. Brian Kenny (MLB Network), Stephen A. Smith (ESPN) and Top Rank fighter Timothy Bradley -- who has fought both Pacquiao and Vargas -- will serve as the commentating team for the fight. Charissa Thompson (Fox Sports) will host the event with Chrystina Poncher (Top Rank TV) as the reporter handling interviews. "We wanted to give the viewers
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