Former boxing champion Jean Pascal has said that Nick Diaz is "not a real man or a fighter". With many boxing and MMA crossover match-ups being discussed from Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, to light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa challenging David Haye, Pascal is the latest personality to call out a competitor, as he wants to prove that UFC fighters cannot box. Pascal, who held the unified WBC, IBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles between 2009 and 2011, specifically targeted Diaz as the latter has been open to boxing professionally.
Anthony Crolla's hopes of becoming a world champion for a second time were ended by Jorge Linares on Saturday (25 March). Fighting for the WBA title he lost last September last year, the 30-year-old exhibited tremendous heart in front of a hometown crowd that sounded more like Manchester United's Stretford End, but ultimately was outclassed once again by the effortlessly stylish Venezuelan. IBTimes UK considers the options.
Adrien Broner talks to FightHub about what it will take for fight with Manny Pacquiao fight to happen.