Both McGregor and Mayweather insist they are keen on meeting in the boxing ring in a fight that could become the richest in combat sport history. White has previously insisted his promotion will not sit back and allow the McGregor vs Mayweather fight to happen without their involvement, adding such a move would be "the stupidest in history". Mayweather has since urged McGregor to speak to his MMA bosses and get the green light to "make it happen", but White insists there has been no progress.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After Deontay Wilder had vanquished his latest opponent Gerald Washington on Saturday night, just as he had vanquished 36 men before him — by way of vicious knockout, this one in the fifth round — “The Bronze Bomber” turned introspective in his post-fight news conference. Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs), fighting in his home state for the fourth time as the WBC heavyweight champion, and for the third time at Legacy Arena, not to mention before a prime-time national television audience on Fox, addressed his greatest fear as perhaps the most feared puncher on the planet. “On the outside of the ring, I’m a gentleman,” he said. “On the inside of the ring, I’m the Bronze Bomber, don’t care
There will be no more personal or more vicious fight in Europe this year than the one between Tony Bellew and David Haye when the pair go toe to toe in London on Saturday night. The Liverpudlian Bellew, responding to Haye’s hugely controversial comments in The Sunday Telegraph, hit back at what he called Haye’s “disgusting attitude”, labelling his rival “a scumbag”, “a gobs---e” and “a bad human being”. Haye’s comments that he intends to “hospitalise” his foe are now the subject of an investigation by the British Boxing Board for which the former world champion could yet be sanctioned ahead of one of the biggest grudge fights in British boxing history.