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Do these five retiring fighters deserve to be in boxing’s Hall of Fame?

Floyd Mayweather, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Márquez, Timothy Bradley and Andre Ward have all left the sport in recent months. How good were they?By Tim Starks and Matthew Swain for The Queensberry RulesOver the last few months, five boxers with H…

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Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather the only ones enriched by this fight | Kevin Mitchell

There was little new to be learned by either fans or experts after a predictable outcome to this money-spinning encounter in Las Vegas between two proponents of very different disciplinesA bar is, on reflection, the best place to watch a bar fight. Ult…

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Floyd Mayweather retires at 50-0 after boxing victory over Conor McGregor

It had all the trappings of an big-ticket prizefight: the glitzy Las Vegas backdrop, the arena-rock production values, the small fleet of celebrities and high rollers at ringside in well-cut suits and couture dresses.

But it was an illusion, one that evaporated before the eyes of the countless throngs who believed that the boxing rookie Conor McGregor had any chance in a scheduled 12-round junior welterweight fight against Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated five-division champion and finest boxer of his era.

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: boxer and UFC star meet in superfight – live!

12.56am BST

Tom will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Bryan Graham on the fight:

Lou DiBella was near the end of an 11-year run as an executive at HBO when a young fighter walked into his office looking to renegotiate his contract with the network. The year was 1999 and Floyd Mayweather was the 22-year-old super featherweight champion of the world.

The offer on the table was a four-fight, $5m extension. It was, HBO insisted, one of the best contracts any young fighter in the world had been offered. But for the Olympic bronze medallist who had signed with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions, it was a non-starter. Or, as he put it at the time, “slave wages”.

Related: Time to doff your cap because the last laugh will be Floyd Mayweather’s

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Floyd Mayweather to earn at least $100m from Conor McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather will earn a minimum of $100m for Saturday’s junior middleweight boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena, matching the career-high guarantee he made for his 2015 megafight with Manny Pacquiao.

Related: Time to doff your cap because the last laugh will be Floyd Mayweather’s

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Screaming Conor McGregor ridicules Floyd Mayweather at Las Vegas weigh-in

• McGregor: ‘He’s full of water … the worst shape I’ve ever seen’
• Mayweather: ‘I’ve been here before. I know what it takes’

We have a fight.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor both made the weight before their much-anticipated junior middleweight showdown on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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Floyd Mayweather weighs in lighter than Conor McGregor – video

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor weighed in on Friday before their bout in Las Vegas this weekend. McGregor, making his boxing debut, tipped the scales at 153lb while Mayweather, unbeaten in 49 professional fights, weighed in at 149.5lb

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: official weigh-in – live!

10.39pm BST

A bit of a surprise (we think) as Lennon says the next fighters that will come to the scales are the main event fighters: Mayweather and McGregor. That’s curious because it’s 5:37pm local time and the global feeds aren’t due to start until 6pm. So why aren’t Gervonta Davis and Francisco Fonseca, the other two fighters on the PPV portion of the card, weighing in between now and then? We’ll try to find out.

But as things stand, it will be Mayweather and McGregor next and the mostly pro-Conor crowd could not be happier.

10.35pm BST

Now Badou Jack makes his way to the stage followed by the Welshman Nathan Cleverley. They’ll meet tomorrow for Cleverly’s WBA regular light heavyweight title in the second televised bout. For my money it’s the best fight on the card.

Jack is first on the scale and comes in just under the 175lb limit at 174.5. Now It’s the two-time champion Cleverly, stripped down to his drawers, who tips the scales at 174.25.

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor gear up for fight night – video

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather addressed the media at a news conference on Wednesday before their fight in Las Vegas this weekend. Both men toned down their usual theatrics with the bout less than two days away, although McGregor couldn’t resist a bit of boasting

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Conor McGregor: ‘I’ll bang Floyd Mayweather out and play with him after that’ – video

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor have arrived in Las Vegas before their genre-crossing boxing match, along with their entourages and their egos, and the fighting talk has begun Continue reading…

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Fight commission allows lighter gloves for Mayweather-McGregor fight

Fighters will wear eight-ounce rather than 10-ounce glovesDoctors express concern about exemption for 26 August boutFloyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearin…

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Mayweather and McGregor stick to script as media tour kicks off in LA

  • Mayweather, McGregor faced off publicly for first time in Los Angeles
  • Irishman predicts: ‘I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds’

Everything went according to script. Conor McGregor trashed, taunted and belittled Floyd Mayweather and hinted he may use his mixed martial arts skills to knock him out.

Mayweather clapped back while simultaneously inflating the notion their fight would be a real contest with an uncertain outcome.

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‘Dance for me, boy’: Mayweather and McGregor feud at NSFW press event

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor met face to face on Tuesday for the first time, at least publicly, as they kicked off a four-city, three-country international press tour to drum up interest in their 12-round super welterweight matchup on 26 August at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Both men lived up – or down, depending on your perspective – to their reputations as two of the most profane, outspoken trash-talkers in all of sports. Yet their collective showmanship, a side course in most contexts, is as essential an ingredient as ever as they promote an event that’s not expected to offer much in the way of authentic competition.

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: World press tour kicks off in LA – live!

10.33pm BST

The live show is beginning now. To start it off, they’re showing this official trailer on the JumboTron that was unveiled online on Friday.

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“I could see him knocking out Floyd when it comes to the war of words,” Ranallo says. Schaub piggy-backs: “He’s undefeated in these press conferences.” Oh dear.

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Mayweather-McGregor will display one aspect of excellence: self-promotion

There’s really only one true contest in the fighters’ grab for a dump truck filled with cash: a two-month clash of mouths

Few in sports are taking the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight seriously. Why should they? As boxer Lennox Lewis told ESPN this week: “Mayweather is the best in his weight class, no one can touch him in boxing. He’s a pugilist of the highest order, so for another man from another sport to fight him?” 

But people will buy. They will buy big. They will buy a lot. They will spend $100 on pay-per-view if that’s what it takes. They will drop $4,000 or $5,000 a ticket and fill Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena and even grab a handful of officially-licensed T-shirts emblazoned with the fighters’ snarling faces. They will buy as if McGregor v Mayweather is the event of the year. Because to millions of people that’s what this will be.

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Sports quiz of the week: Mayweather v McGregor, US Open and transfer records

Who made it 49-0? Who cost more than Jordan Pickford? And who cut through?

Floyd Mayweather returns to the boxing ring in August to fight Conor McGregor. Who was Mayweather’s opponent in his previous fight, back in 2015?

Canelo Álvarez

Andre Berto

Miguel Cotto

Manny Pacquiao

Rafa Nadal has now won the French Open 10 times. How many grand slams singles titles has he won in total?

13

15

19

22

With a year to go until the World Cup kicks off, three teams have guaranteed their places at the tournament: hosts Russia, five-time champions Brazil and … ?

New Zealand

Germany

Australia

Iran

How did Pacífico defender Federico Allende try to gain an advantage in an Argentinian cup match against Estudiantes?

By putting moisturiser in strikers’ eyes

By poking opposing strikers with a needle

By wearing pungent perfume to give himself more space on the pitch

By whispering Justin Bieber lyrics into their ears at set-pieces to make them laugh

Which of the eight teams competing at the Confederations Cup has won the tournament before?

Australia

Cameroon

Chile

Germany

Mexico

New Zealand

Portugal

The Under-21 European Championship kicks off in Poland this weekend, with 330,000 tickets available for the 21 matches. What are the most expensive tickets on sale at the tournament?

£3.80

£8.30

£83

£380

Southampton have sacked Claude Puel after just one season in charge. Where did they finish in the Premier League?

Fifth

Eighth

11th

14th

Which state is hosting the US Open for the first time this week?

Wisconsin

Minnesota

Ohio

Hawaii

India and Pakistan will contest the Champions Trophy final on Sunday at The Oval. What was the result when the two teams met in the group stage of the competition a couple of weeks ago?

India won by seven runs

India won by 124 runs

Pakistan won by one run

Pakistan won by 17 runs

Everton signed Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for a fee that could rise to £30m, making him the third most expensive goalkeeper of all time after Ederson and … ?

Gianluigi Buffon

Claudio Bravo

David de Gea

Manuel Neuer

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Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight agreed for 26 August

  • Mayweather and McGregor confirm news with messages on social media
  • Fight scheduled for 12 rounds at 154lb limit with 10-ounce gloves
  • NAC approves promoter’s request for 26 August fight at T-Mobile Arena

The long-touted fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and the former five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is set for 26 August at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two fighters confirmed the news with posts to social media. On Instagram, Mayweather said: “It’s official!”. McGregor was similarly to the point: “THE FIGHT IS ON,” he wrote on Twitter. As a barb, the 28-year-old Irishman added a picture of Mayweather’s father, Floyd Sr, a presumed joke at the expense of his 40-year-old rival’s age.

THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft

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Gervonta Davis talks a good fight but Floyd Mayweather Jr steals limelight

Mayweather’s protege might be the one going into the ring to defend his WBO title against Liam Walsh, but during the long run-up to the fight it has seemed that the semi-reitred multimillionaire is the real star of the show

Professional boxing operates on a simple principle: destroy all harmony. It has been that way for a couple of centuries and it is not altogether a mystery given it is a sport that accommodates raw, if legal, violence.

That it is why casual observers were pleasantly surprised when Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko refused to “get in the gutter” before trying to knock each other unconscious in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley two weekends ago.

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Scott Quigg heads west and into stable of renowned trainer Freddie Roach | Kevin Mitchell

Former world super-bantamweight champion, who is making noises at featherweight, is leaving Joe Gallagher’s care to base himself at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles

Scott Quigg has split with Joe Gallagher after six years to join Freddie Roach in the US. It is a gamble that could launch him into a rematch with Carl Frampton or put him into the mix at featherweight, a division that is brimming with possibilities.

The 28-year-old former world super-bantamweight champion, now making noises at 9st, insisted on Monday the parting was amicable, although only those close to the camp saw it coming.

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Desperate McGregor remains a pawn in Mayweather’s promotional game

Conor McGregor won’t get a fight with Floyd Mayweather unless Mayweather believes the fight will make him very, very rich. Therein lies the impasse

If there is ever a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, it won’t be nearly as much fun as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor talking about a fight.

Who knows if the two biggest names in MMA and boxing will actually step into a ring? They talk and talk about money and talk and talk about a deal but they never sign a contract. This is how Mayweather works, stretching the conversation, turning up the rhetoric and adding zeros to the guaranteed purses for a fight that he might not even want. It took more than five years of negotiations before he fought Manny Pacquiao. Why would he rush to meet a fighter he clearly does not see as an equal?

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