Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2,) defeated champion Jessie Vargas (27-2) to claim the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday night at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Get a round-by-round recap of the fight right here.Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) defeated champion Jessie Vargas (27-2) to claim the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday night at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.Bridget Gonzalez did double duty by singing both the Mexican and U.S. national anthems.The Word Choir sang the Philipine anthem.The referee for the fight was Kenny Bayless and the judges were Dave Moretti, Glenn Feldman and Glenn Trowbridge.Here is round-by-round recap of the fight (scoring is unofficial).Round 1: Pacquiao seems to have good movement through the first part of the round although Vargas was the first to land a punch. Vargas seems to be planted in the center of the ring allowing Pacquiao to circle his opponent. Vargas and Pacquiao exchange lefts although no damage is done. A very close round but a late shot by Pacquiao might have been enough to win the round. Times card: Pacquaio 10, Vargas 9.
Rio Olympics 2016 are underway with all its glory and controversies. Athletes from around 200 countries will be fighting it out for medals in 26 sports. Have you ever wondered what is at stake for medal winners ? “DO Olympic medalists receive cash prizes along with the medals ?” Well, in most of the cases yes but the athletes don’t receive any prize money from Olympics committee but its their national Olympic federation who award prizes which are disclosed before the tournament. Lets take a look at cash prizes awarded by different federations. So the cash prize awarded to athletes are different from country to country and the usual big guns like United States only offer around $25,000 for winning the gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for Bronze  while Azerbaijan award $510,000 to the winner of gold,  $255,000 for silver and $130,000 for bronze.But you have to take into account that athletes who wins Gold for USA, UK, Australia etc can hit a jackpot in terms of endorsement deals which can be much more cash rewarding compared to just the one off payment. Before we explain which federations pays the most we take a look at how much the Olympic medals are worth ? Read article...
Mo Farah overcame a tumble to become the first British athlete to win three Olympic golds on the track with a thrilling victory in the 10,000m final in Rio.The 33-year-old powered through to the front in the final 100m to win in 27 minutes and five seconds.Kenya’s Paul Tanui took silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola in bronze.Farah moved back into the race quickly, seemingly unaffected by the fall. As the race progressed, three Kenyans — Kamworor, Bedan Muchiri, and Paul Tanui — pushed the pace. Then Yigrem Demelash and Tamirat Tola took over the lead, picking up the pace each lap. Read article....
FORMER world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is close to death in a hospital, a source close to the family has told Reuters, after being placed on a life-support machine.The Sun reports that four of the 74-year-old’s nine children have rushed to his bedside, with medics apparently telling them they fear he “is near the end.”The boxing legend was rushed to a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona on Thursday after he suffered breathing problems, complicated by the Parkinson’s disease which he was diagnosed with in the 1980s.According to a report from RadarOnline, the former boxing world champ’s vital organs are “terrible” and he is currently relying on medical help to continue breathing.There were allegedly discussions over transporting Ali to another hospital in Phoenix.But doctors called off the move after deciding that it “potentially could be deadly.” Read article...
Angelique Kerber has caused a stunning upset to beat world number one Serena Williams in the Australian Open women's final on Rod Laver Arena.Kerber, ranked sixth in the world and seeded seventh at Melbourne Park, claimed her first major singles title with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 defeat of Williams, who was chasing a seventh Australian Open crown.The 28-year-old becomes the first German to win a women's major singles final since Steffi Graf claimed the French Open in 1999.An emotional Kerber said it had been a lifelong dream to win a major."My whole life I was working really hard and now I am here and I can say I am a grand slam champion," she said at the post-match presentation ceremony."So it sounds really crazy and unbelievable. Of course I would like to say thank you to my team, to my team who are supporting me like my whole life, my family." Read article....
IT'S MESSI'S YEAR AGAIN!A frankly mind-boggling fifth Ballon d'Or for Lionel Messi is celebrated by his club, FC Barcelona.LIONEL MESSI "It is a very special moment for me to be back here on this stage, winning again another Ballon d’Or after being there in the audience watching Cristiano win. It’s incredible this is my fifth. It’s much more than anything I’ve dreamed of as a kid. I want to thank everyone who voted for me and I want to thank my team-mates. And lastly, I want to thank football in general for everything it has brought me. Both the bad and the good. Because it has made me learn and grow." Source and more: fifa  
Absolute madness’ ends with brutal KO ☆ Anthony Joshua KO's Dillian WhyteAnthony Joshua beats Dillian Whyte to become British heavyweight champion – as it happenedAfter Chris Eubank Jr had earlier Gary O’Sullivan by TKO, Anthony Joshua eventually finished off a battling Dillian Whyte with a seventh round
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Amir Khan has revealed he has pulled out of negotiations for a potential 2016 bout with Manny Pacquiao. Amir Khan has revealed he has pulled out of negotiations for a potential 2016 bout with Manny Pacquiao.The WBC Silver welterweight champion had previously been confident of fighting the 36-year-old Filipino, who was beaten by the now-retired Floyd Mayweather Jr back in May.
Mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey has defended fellow UFC competitor Nick Diaz, who was banned for five years."It is tiring fighting a b****, it really is."Perhaps then it's lucky that Ronda Rousey actually has some respect for her upcoming opponent in the UFC193 event at Etihad Stadium.Rated as the top women's mixed martial arts fighter, Rousey was at her abrasive best on Wednesday, promoting the defence of her bantamweight title against fellow American Holly Holm on November 19.