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Callum Smith fight: Who could champion face in Anfield super fight? Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders in contention

Callum Smith fight: Who could champion face in Anfield super fight? Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders in contention

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Callum Smith has made no secret of the fact he is targeting a big fight at Anfield next year.The Scouser previously boxed on Tony Bellew’s show at Everton’s Goodison Park in 2016 and now dreams of creating his own special night at the home of Liverpool – something promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed is in the works. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Callum Smith is the WBA and Ring Magazine super-middleweight champion Getty Images - Getty Anfield beckons for Callum Smith In 2018, Smith dethroned George Groves to win the WBSS super-middleweight tournament and become WBA world champion, however he has not landed a marquee fight since. The 29-year-old defends against mandatory challenger John Ryder on Saturday night. Providing he comes
Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight

Nicola Adams: Two-time Olympic champion retires over fears for her sight

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Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has retired from boxing over fears she could lose her sight.The Briton, 37, became the first female Olympic champion when she won gold at London 2012, retaining her flyweight title at Rio 2016.She turned professional in 2017 and is the WBO world flyweight champion. "I've been advised that any further impact to my eye would most likely lead to irreparable damage and permanent vision loss," said Adams.In an announcement to the Yorkshire Evening Post, she added: "I'm immensely honoured to have represented our country - to win double Olympic gold medals and then the WBO championship belt is a dream come true… But it's not without taking its toll on my body."
WWE Crown Jewel: Brock Lesnar gets revenge, Bray Wyatt becomes Universal Champion

WWE Crown Jewel: Brock Lesnar gets revenge, Bray Wyatt becomes Universal Champion

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Oct. 31 (UPI) -- WWE Crown Jewel took place live on Thursday from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar kicked things off by defending his title against his UFC rival, Cain Velasquez. The MMA fighter had previously defeated Lesnar for the UFC Championship in 2010 with The Beast now looking for revenge. Velasquez was accompanied to the ring by his friend Rey Mysterio, who brought Velasquez to WWE after Lesnar had attacked Mysterio and his young son Dominic. Velasquez is the first WWE competitor to have his debut match be for the WWE Championship. Velasquez was able to get Lesnar on the ground and get in a few punches, however, Lesnar quickly put his rival into the Kimura Lock submission hold and won the match in mere minutes. Lesnar would not...
WWE Crown Jewel: Wrestling Twitter goes into overload after The Fiend Bray Wyatt defeats Seth Rollins to become Universal champion

WWE Crown Jewel: Wrestling Twitter goes into overload after The Fiend Bray Wyatt defeats Seth Rollins to become Universal champion

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Fans have criticised WWE in the past for treating these Saudi Arabia shows like they are glorified house shows, but nobody can say that on this occasion. Not only did Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez make their WWE debuts from different sports, but we saw a new world champion in the main event. WWE The Fiend is your new Universal champion The Fiend Bray Wyatt won the Universal title from Seth Rollins with a match that largely mirrored their Hell in a Cell offering, but the closing moments were awesome. The Fiend has been one of the most popular characters in wrestling since debuting after WrestleMania and the company have done a masterful job of keeping him exciting. Wyatt was drafted to SmackDown in the draft that took place a couple of weeks ago, but ...
UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov totally dominates Dustin Poirier to become undisputed UFC lightweight champion

UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov totally dominates Dustin Poirier to become undisputed UFC lightweight champion

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UFC 242 saw two lightweights battle it out to see who was the true UFC lightweight champion, and Khabib Nurmagomedov emphatically made sure it was him.The Russian tapped out Dustin Poirier with a rear-naked choke in the third round of their contest in Abu Dhabi to extend his record to 28-0. Getty Khabib Nurmagomedov taps out Dustin Poirier The Eagle, 30, is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter alongside Jon Jones at this point and the truth is he dominated Poirier from the start. The opening minute of the contest saw both men feeling each other out before Nurmagomedov shot on Poirier and took him to the ground. From there, the Russian did his usual game of wearing down his foe and at the end of the first, a flurry of shots had the interim champion ...