Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) has vacated the IBF light welterweight title.
Crawford, 29, won both the WBA and IBF titles earlier this month with a third round knockout over Julius Indongo, having already captured the WBC and WBO belts.
After the fight, the IBF ordered a fight between the American and Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KOs), who was named Indongo's mandatory challenger last December. But Indongo was given an exception to allow him to fight Crawford in the unification clash.
Former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (50-0, 27 KOs) defeated UFC fighter Conor McGregor (0-1) on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A boxing match between an all-time great and an opponent making his professional debut ended as expected.
The unbeaten American stopped a brave but outclassed McGregor by 10th round TKO.
Mayweather, who has won world titles at super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight,...
Four-weight world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) outpointed Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 KOs) to win the WBO light middleweight title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA.
Cotto, 36, won his sixth world titlle by a 12-round unanimous decision with scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 from the judges.
The Puerto Rican dominated the action from the start with combination punching, although Kamegai, 34, always kept coming forward.
Cotto’s punch output...
Mexico's Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs) failed his pre-fight drug test ahead of his world title win over long-reigning WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 18 KOs) earlier this month at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan.
Nery, 22, tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug Zilpaterol, according to the World Boxing Council.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said that no dcision has yet been made on the status of the WBC title.
Nery stopped Japan’s Yamanaka, 34, in...
Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) won all four major world titles at light welterweight when he defeated previously unbeaten Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs) by third round knockout on Saturday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Crawford, 29, added the WBA and IBF belts to his WBC and WBO titles.
The two defending champions traded solid punches in an exciting opening round before Crawford landed a left hand, followed by a hard right that dropped the Namibian in the...