Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, has finally lost his WBA super-flyweight crown to Roman Gonzalez. Yafai failed in his sixth defence of the title, suffering a first career defeat to ‘Chocolatitio’ who KOd him with crushing right in the ninth round. The Nicaraguan had dropped Yafai the prior round, but it was his strong right which finally ended the bout by TKO. You can watch the impressive knockout, below… 💥 CHOCOLATITO KO's YAFAI! 💥 Roman Gonzalez proves that he's still a world class operator by knocking out Kal Yafai with a huge right hand in the 9th round 📺 Mikey Garcia v Jessie Vargas is next on Sky Sports Arena! pic.twitter.com/UvIaJpTNVV — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) March 1, 2020 30-year-old Yafai, from Birmingham, had targeted a major fight having o
China's three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang has been banned for eight years for missing a doping test in September 2018.The 28-year-old was initially cleared of wrongdoing by Fina, the swimming federation, in January 2019.Following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas), the decision has been overturned. An eight-year ban was imposed on Sun because this was his second offence.He had served a three-month suspension in 2014 for taking prohibited stimulant Trimetazidine.Sun won 200m freestyle gold at Rio 2016 having triumphed in the 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle at London 2012.He had told an appeal hearing in November that he missed a t...
British Darts Organisation world champion Wayne Warren will receive £23,000 for winning the 2020 title - 77% less than the previous winner.In contrast, Peter Wright received £500,000 for winning the rival PDC World Darts Championship.Warren became the oldest world darts champion after beating fellow Welshman Jim Williams 7-4 in Sunday's BDO final. His winnings are the lowest since Jockey Wilson won £20,000 for beating Eric Bristow in the 1989 final.The winners from 2010 to 2019 all received a £100,000 prize.In a letter sent to players seen by the BBC, BDO chairman Des Jacklin explained that a lack of sponsorship was behind the prize fund reduction as the full breakdown was issued to players.D
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
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."