Asked if he would come out of retirement to face another boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said, "Absolutely not." Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Livepic

LONDON -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. says there is a "90 percent chance" he will fight Conor McGregor next if he decides to end his retirement.

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), 40, was in London on Saturday to watch his protege Gervonta Davis, whom he promotes, defend his IBF world super featherweight title at the Copper Box Arena.

Mayweather has not fought since September 2015 but has been linked to a ring return against McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion. He said Saturday that he wants to fight McGregor more than any other opponent.

Read more

Melindo TKOs Yaegashi to capture world championship (May 22, 2017)
Santino Honasan [ Source: ABS CBN News ]

 Milan Melindo finally captures world championship gold after knocking out Akira Yaegashi in Japan. Santino Honasan, ABS-CBN Sports

Third time's the charm for Filipino boxer Milan Melindo.

In his third attempt at a world championship, the ALA Boxing standout finally captured gold after knocking out defending regular IBF light flyweight world champion Akira Yaegashi in just one round, Sunday evening at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.

Melindo, who came into the fight as the interim IBF 108-pound champion, outstruck the regular champion inside the first round, dropping Yaegashi twice before landing a vicious 1-2 combination that sent the hometown boy down to the mat for a third time.

Read more

Billiards

American boxer Andre Dirrel has apologized after his uncle Leon Lawson Jr, who is also a member of his coaching team, punched his opponent after their super-middleweight title fight at the MGM National Harbour near Washington.

Dirrel was awarded the fight for the interim IBF super-middleweight title after his opponent, Jose Uzcategui of Venezuela, was disqualified for punching after the bell in the eighth round.

While Dirrel was receiving medical attention, Lawson Jr entered the ring and sucker-punched Uzcategui, landing a left hook to the jaw before being restrained.

Read more

Floyd Mayweather does not want to rush Gervonta Davis' progress. Alex Pantling/Getty Images

LONDON -- As good as Floyd Mayweather Jr says Gervonta Davis is after an impressive first world title defence, he is not in a rush to match him with the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko.

Davis produced a brutal performance to stop Briton Liam Walsh in the third round at London's Copper Box Arena on Saturday and defend his IBF world super-featherweight title.

Mayweather promotes Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) but says he will not be rushing him into world title unification fights just yet. Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), 29, holds the WBO belt and is already a two-weight world champion after just nine professional fights.

Read more

Terence Crawford, right, made his fifth successful title defense Saturday night and improved to 31-0. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

NEW YORK -- Junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford showcased his considerable skills at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, doing pretty much whatever he wanted against a brave but outclassed Felix Diaz.

In the end, it was up to Diaz's trainer, Joel Diaz, to do the sensible thing and tell referee Steve Willis to stop the fight, which he did at the end of the 10th round, giving Crawford (31-0, 21 KOs) a TKO victory.

It was Crawford's fifth successful defense of the 140-pound title. The outstanding performance probably didn't improve his chances of getting a big-money bout with Manny Pacquiao, but he definitely proved he belongs in the ring with boxing's elite.

Read more

 File photo: Boxing - 'Clash of Champions' middleweight division fight - Hong Kong - 14/5/2016 - Ryota Murata of Japan (L) poses with fans after fight. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered a rematch of the middleweight world title fight between Hassan N'Dam and Ryota Murata after a contentious decision awarded victory to the Frenchman in Tokyo on Saturday.

Cameroon-born N'Dam was sent to the canvas in the fourth round after being caught by a powerful right cross and seemed to be in survival mode for the rest of the contest but two of the three judges gave the win to the 33-year-old.

"After judging the bout, my scorecard is 117-110 for Murata," WBA president Gilberto Jesús Mendoza said in a statement.

Read more

Gary Russell Jr. puts on a show for the hometown crowd and beats Oscar Escandon with a seventh-round knockout victory.

OXON HILL, Md. -- Gary Russell Jr., in the first hometown fight of his career, gave his fans what they wanted -- a dominant victory as he retained his featherweight world title.

Russell, who is from nearby Capitol Heights, Maryland, plowed through tough Oscar Escandon for a seventh-round knockout victory on Saturday night before 2,345 at the MGM National Harbor.

Russell, making his second title defense, was never in danger against Escandon, the interim titleholder and mandatory challenger.

Read more