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.
The son of former heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison looked like a chip off the old block Friday night. Morrison, 26, the college football player turned boxer, was facing the toughest opponent of his young career in undefeated Ed Latimore. The fight, aired on Showtime’s ShoBox: the New Generation, was Lippe Morrison’s TV debut. But Morrison, using a powerful right and newly developed left hand, dropped Latimore (13-1, 7 KOs) twice in the first round and was on the verge of a third before referee Gary Ritter stepped in and stopped it at 2:19 of the round in the scheduled six-round heavyweight bout. With the victory, Lippe Morrison, who played four years as a defensive end at Central Arkansas before