Yuan the Conqueror: Chinese currency poised to become global heavyweight, economists say

The global importance of the Chinese yuan seems destined to rise, according to strategists and economists who say flows in the currency will grow over the long term if Beijing continues to gradually open its financial system. The yuan will become more globally important as China further allows foreign capital into the country through selective […]

All square! Champ Wilder and plucky Fury scored a draw in heavyweight title fight (PHOTOS)

Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury has ended a draw, although the American dropped the former champion twice in his defense of the WBC world title in their heavyweight clash in Los Angeles. After 12 pulsating rounds, the judges scored the matchup 115-111 to Wilder, another 114-110 to Englishman Fury, and the […]

Anthony Joshua KOs Alexander Povetkin in thriller to retain world heavyweight titles

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua retained his titles with a dramatic 7th round KO of Russian challenger Aleksander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Povetkin made the early rounds competitive with some clever work on the inside, forcing Joshua to work to find his range. Both boxers shipped punishment, with Povetkin sporting a significant […]

Vegetable giants are heavyweight champs of the growing world

And the pensioner of Newport, South Wales, topped with a 42lb beetroot and a 9lb carrot at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in North Yorkshire.  He insists there are no secrets to his success apart from patience and a little bit of cash.  He said: “It’s just about having the right seed and the right growing […]

‘Why not start with Bellew at heavyweight?’ – Undisputed cruiser champ Usyk on future plans

Undisputed cruiserweight champion Alexander Usyk has said he has no problem fighting Briton Tony Bellew at heavyweight after unifying all four major titles at 200 lbs by beating Murat Gassiev in the WBSS final. Read more A masterful performance from Usyk recorded a shutout unanimous decision victory against Russian Gassiev in front of a partisan […]

‘Huge’ Joshua-Povetkin heavyweight fight could take place in Moscow

A potential fight between IBF, &WBA world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former titlist Alexander Povetkin could take place in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, according to Povetkin manager Vadim Kornilov. Kornilov, who manages Russian promotional company World of Boxing, told Sky Sports a clash between the two Olympic gold medalists could fill the newly-renovated 81,000-seat Luzhniki. […]

Russian heavyweight Volkov KOs UFC legend Fabricio Werdum

Russian UFC fighter Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov has marked his Octagon comeback with a fourth victory at the world’s largest MMA promotion, with a knockout victory over legendary Fabricio Werdum on Saturday. Volkov, the 29-year-old Moscow native who made his UFC debut in 2016, once again proved all of his skeptics wrong after he won a […]

Anthony Joshua: British heavyweight champ responds to stamina criticism

Joshua’s next opponent, Joseph Parker, is one of many to have questioned the Briton’s durability ahead of their unification fight next month. The WBO title-holder is one of two men stood between Joshua’s hopes of becoming undisputed heavyweight world champion, with only Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt then left to win if he beats New Zealander […]

America's Heavyweight Boxing Champ Wants to Rewrite History

Two days before his sixth straight WBC heavyweight championship defense, this time against Bermane Stiverne, Deontay Wilder sits in the balcony of Manhattan’s Edison Ballroom, staring down at — no, through — the throngs of media waiting for him to speak. Moments later, onstage, he’ll stare through Stiverne too. “Once I hit 15 knockouts in […]

Former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury cleared to fight again

Controversial heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has been cleared to fight again after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) agreed to reinstate his boxing license on the condition that he passes a medical. Read more Fury was allowed to apply for a license after he accepted a backdated two-year doping ban from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) […]