Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the one to start negotiations over a megafight between them, with the UFC superstar bullish over his chances of knocking out the undefeated legend. Mayweather and McGregor have skirted around a potential cross-combat bout for much of the latter half of 2016, in which time 'The Notorious' became the UFC's first multi-division champion by beating lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
Veteran Roy Jones Jr is to continue his boxing career after announcing he will fight Bobby Gunn in February. Jones (64-9, 46 knockouts) is one of the sport's all-time greats and has held world titles in four different weight division. He was considered
Ali's gloves from the 1970 match at Madison Square Gardens in which he defeated Oscar Bonavena are expected to fetch upwards of $60,000, auctioneer Darren Julien of Julien's Auctions said. Another key item belonging to the late Ali is a box of cigars autographed by Castro, who died last week at age 90.