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.
Nick Parkinson •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers •Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years •Appears on BoxNation's Boxing Matters show Follow on Twitter The eagerly-anticipated all-British fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan will have to wait a little longer after the latest in a series of talks broke down. A meeting Friday could not resolve the welterweights' differences on a split over money and Khan is now expected to return in a warm-up fight in April. Brook, meanwhile, must decide whether to face American Errol Spence in a mandatory defence of his IBF world welterweight title, or give the belt up and step up a division. An expletive-filled