Dana White makes it sound so simple. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports, he said he plans to have lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defend his belt against unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov told Yahoo Sports he’d signed two contracts to fight Alvarez: one for UFC 205 in New York in November and another to fight him at UFC 206 in Toronto in December.
Wladimir Klitschko's manager says Tyson Fury is holding the ex-world champion 'hostage' in the wake of the Briton's latest postponement of their heavyweight rematch. "Wladimir is totally disappointed that this bloke has delayed the fight again. Fury claimed a shock win over Klitschko, the Ukrainian's first defeat in a decade, to take the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organisation and International Boxing Federation belts in a points decision in Duesseldorf last November.
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