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Floyd Mayweather insists again he carried Conor McGregor until the 10th round in boxing clash

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has reiterated the claim that he carried Conor McGregor in their fight, letting the Irish UFC star reach the 10th round. The Money Man barely through a punch for the first three rounds, letting McGregor look good on TV but slowly punching himself out. In the build-up to the fight members of the […]

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER has reiterated the claim that he carried Conor McGregor in their fight, letting the Irish UFC star reach the 10th round.

The Money Man barely through a punch for the first three rounds, letting McGregor look good on TV but slowly punching himself out.

Floyd Mayweather shows off his latest purchase – a sponsored panda in China
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In the build-up to the fight members of the Mayweather gym were tipping the Money Man to win in the 9th round.

The MMA icon was troubled in the 9th but clung on and was finally finished in the following round.

After the fight the pair were the best of buddies but The Notorious has since insisted he would win the rematch while Mayweather insists he let the fight last to make it entertaining.

He a recent Snapchat video, Mayweather said: “I’m going to tell you all the truth. You know I carried McGregor. You know I made it look good for you all.”

Floyd Mayweather confirmed that he will not returning to the ring
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Floyd Mayweather named his adopted panda after himself
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Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor pose on the red carpet with fashion guru Donatella Versace
Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor pose on the red carpet with fashion guru Donatella Versace
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Conor McGregor uploaded this to Instagram with the caption “Stay out me f**** way”
Floyd Mayweather took a while to warm up against Conor McGregor
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But the Money Man earned his massive payday by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th
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Mayweather has returned to retirement since the Las Vegas win, buying a £19.5m Beverly Hills house and decorating it in his typical style.

On his current trip to China – where he adopted a pandaMayweather was burgled for sunglasses and luggage worth around £9,000.

McGregor’s career since his boxing debut has been unsettled with court appearances and rumours of a row with Dublin gangsters.

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Tyson Fury cleared to return to boxing despite being hit with a two-year ban for doping offence… and immediately calls out Anthony Joshua

TYSON FURY has been cleared to return to the boxing ring with immediate effect… despite being slapped with a two-year ban for doping. The ban is backdated to December 2015, when Fury was first found to have used a banned steroid, with the Brit boxer now eyeing an immediate comeback. The “Gypsy King” is now […]

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TYSON FURY has been cleared to return to the boxing ring with immediate effect… despite being slapped with a two-year ban for doping.

The ban is backdated to December 2015, when Fury was first found to have used a banned steroid, with the Brit boxer now eyeing an immediate comeback.

Tyson Fury has been slapped with a backdated, two-year ban for doping
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The “Gypsy King” is now able to return to the ring with immediate effect as he gets his career back on track.

Both he and cousin Hughie Fury insist they have “never knowingly or deliberately committed a violation”.

Immediately after learning his fate, Fury took aim at Anthony Joshua – who he intends to fight in 2018 – tweeting his fellow Brit: “Where you at boy?

“I’m coming for you punk ent no1 blocking my path now!” [sic]

Tyson Fury hasn't fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015
Tyson Fury hasn’t fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015
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Former heavyweight champion Fury hasn’t fought since his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

But he tweeted his delight immediately after learning his fate, captioning a video of him in the car: “Guess who’s back? #returnofthemac”.

In a statement, UKAD claimed: “UKAD, Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury have agreed to resolve proceedings brought by UKAD against Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury based on the reported presence of elevated levels of nandrolone metabolites in urine samples that they provided after their respective fights in February 2015; and against Tyson Fury based on his alleged failure to provide a sample in September 2016.

 

Tyson Fury is now free to return to the ring after his ban was backdated
Tyson Fury is now free to return to the ring after his ban was backdated
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“In recognition of the respective counter-arguments and the risks inherent in the dispute resolution process, each side has accepted a compromise of its position.”

Fury has said for months how desperate he is to return to boxing after being stripped of his licence to fight – and will now fight to regain it so he can get back in the ring.

Getting the all-clear from UKAD is the first step of this, after he failed a drugs test following his win over Klitschko… and later admitted to taking cocaine.

SunSport reported on Friday how the 29-year-old was set to discover his boxing fate when meeting with the UKAD panel after the initial hearing last summer was adjourned.

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Testers are said to have found traces of the banned steroid nandrolone in a sample of Fury’s urine back in February 2015.

Earlier on Tuesday, Fury shared a video of himself and a friend on their way to the gym… while wearing a £9,000 chinchilla coat.

On the unusual attire, the Gypsy King claimed: He said: “It’s f***ing freezing where I am so I had to bring me old chinchilla bad boy out.

“For the real rudeboy that I am . . . coat’s warm . . . breaking out the locker . . . busting out, man.”

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Stephen Smith ‘healing’ after the Brit boxer’s ear was almost ripped off against Francisco Vargas

STEPHEN SMITH thanked fans for their support after he almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off in a bloody loss to Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The British boxer was attempting to get himself back into the world title shot picture in Sin City. But after suffering the sickening cut to his […]

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STEPHEN SMITH thanked fans for their support after he almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off in a bloody loss to Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.

The British boxer was attempting to get himself back into the world title shot picture in Sin City.

Stephen Smith suffered a horrific cut to his ear as he was defeated by Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas
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But after suffering the sickening cut to his left ear from an accidental clash of heads the fight was stopped by the ringside doctor after the ninth round.

That left the result up to the judges, who scored 89-82, 88-83, 88-83 in favour of Vargas.

However, it was not the result that everyone was talking about following the 32-year-old Liverpudlian’s defeat.

The sickening images swept around the world, but Smith posted a positive update later on Sunday afternoon.

The Liverpublian suffered the gruesome cut in an accidental clash of heads
The Liverpublian suffered the gruesome cut in an accidental clash of heads
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The referee called the ringside doctor into action after the ninth round
The referee called the ringside doctor into action after the ninth round
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Smith posted this update on Twitter
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He wrote: “Thanks very much for all your supportive messages last night, read them all and they mean a lot.

“Went to hospital and got my ear stitched back up so hopefully all will heal well. Thanks again for all the love and support. Have a good Christmas everyone.”


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The horrific images of the gash evoked memories of when former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson bit a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during their title fight back in 1997 rematch for the belt.

Ex-unified super-middleweight and light-heavyweight world champ Andre Ward was one of those stunned by what he had witnessed.

He said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that in a boxing match…in an ear that was not bitten.”

The hospital trip to repair his ear compounded a miserable night for Smith Stateside.

He has now lost three of his last five fights, with two of those world title attempts.

The doctor then ordered the fight to be stopped
The doctor then ordered the fight to be stopped
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The clash was decided by the judges, who voted Francisco Vargas as the winner with a score of 89-82, 88-83, 88-83
The clash was decided by the judges, who voted Francisco Vargas as the winner with a score of 89-82, 88-83, 88-83
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Some good news did emerge later at least as he received the green light from medics to fly back to England on Monday as planned.

Smith claimed prior to the Vargas clash that he would call time on his career if he continued to fall short at the top level.

The fighter from a family of four boxing brothers said: “This is boxing and I know having had two chances, I might only get one more shot.

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“For me it is not about going back to British level, I want to win a world title and defeat can ruin that.”

Meanwhile, the victory marked a successful return to action for Vargas, aged 32.

It was the Mexican’s first in-ring appearance since Miguel Berchelt inflicted a maiden career defeat on him to take his world title back in January.

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Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux undercard: Michael Conlan next up to fight Luis Fernando Molina in second US outing

VASYL LOMACHENKO will seek to end the unbeaten record of warrior Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning. But although the main fight is undoubtedly a blockbuster event, there is plenty more skills on show in the undercard. One of the highlights is Michael Conlon, the fighting pride of […]

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VASYL LOMACHENKO will seek to end the unbeaten record of warrior Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning.

But although the main fight is undoubtedly a blockbuster event, there is plenty more skills on show in the undercard.

Vasyl Lomachenko will headline a blockbuster show this weekend at Madison Square Garden
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One of the highlights is Michael Conlon, the fighting pride of northern Ireland, who will be fighting over in the US for the second time.

Here’s all you need to know about the undercard.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

Michael Conlon is unbeaten in five fights, and is seen as a genuine world title hope.

He will fight Argentinian hitter Luis Fernando Molina in a six round super bantamweightt contest.

In March this year Conlan secured a stoppage victory against Tim Ibarra.

Michael Conlan is touted as a future world champ and will be fighting in the US for a second time
Michael Conlan is touted as a future world champ and will be fighting in the US for a second time
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Also on the undercard will be: 

Christopher Diaz vs. Casey Ramos (super featherweight)

Bryant Jennings vs. Don Haynesworth (heavyweight)

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov vs. Steven Ortiz (super lightweight)

Michael Conlan vs. Luis Fernando Molina (featherweight)

Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Mendoza (featherweight)

Jose Gonzalez vs. Adan Gonzales (super bantamweight)

Mikaela Mayer vs. Nydia Feliciano (lightweight)


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When and what TV channel is it on?

The fight will take place at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden this Sunday morning, December 10.

It will be broadcast live on BoxNation.

Coverage begins on BT Sport and Box Nation at 2am UK time.

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