Anthony Joshua has admitted his fight with Wladimir Klitschko on 29 April at Wembley Stadium will "define hs career". Klitschko, the second-longest reigning heavyweight titleholder ever, will be unbeaten IBF champion Joshua's toughest test yet – and he knows it. "I tried to play it down, I'm quite like that – It's only another fight," Joshua told Sky Sports News HQ.
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather tuned into the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, and he had a decent reason. Mayweather says he placed a $30,000 bet on the first half, taking the Falcons who easily beat the spread with a 24-0 halftime lead over the Packers. Mayweather posted a screenshot of his bet on Instagram to brag about the easy $25,000. Over the years, Mayweather has made a habit of flaunting his gambling winnings on social media. Some of his bets have toppled $1 million, and he rarely shares any of his losing bets. But hey, $25,000 for one half of football doesn't seem too bad - even if it is low by Mayweather's betting standards. He also claimed to make $90,000 on Cincinnati-Tulane basketball.
The 34-year-old was one of the faces of the London 2012 Games -- when she made history as the first woman to win Games boxing gold -- but her decision to go pro all but means she will not pursue a third Games gold at Tokyo 2020, having retained her title in Rio last year. "I want to take women's boxing to the next level, become a world champion and do great things," the bubbly flyweight said on Monday, announcing she was turning professional. Adams, a hugely popular figure in Britain who has won pretty much every major title open to her as an amateur, signed a long-term promotional deal with Frank Warren and will make her professional debut at Manchester Arena against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.