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Anthony Joshua (left) is set to face off against Joseph Parker (right) on Saturday, with the winner emerging as the unified heavyweight champion of the world. (Image: Justin Setterfield/Getty)

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker Ready for Heavyweight Unification Fight

Two undefeated boxers will meet in Wales on Saturday to unify the major heavyweight world championship belts, as Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) battles Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs). The fight pits Joshua, one of the biggest stars in boxing today, against Parker, a fighter who has seen his reputation […]

Gennady Golovkin accused Canelo Alvarez of cheating, but GGG says he still plans to be in the ring for their May 5 fight. (Image: Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

GGG Calls Canelo Alvarez a Cheater, But Says Fight Is Still On

Gennady Golovkin made it clear to reporters that he thinks Saul “Canelo” Alverez is a cheater, but GGG says he still plans on fighting Alverez in their highly anticipated rematch on May 5. The comments from GGG stem from Alvarez’s positive test for clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing drug. Those tests, which […]

Predictably, bookmakers have made Conor McGregor a heavy favorite over Floyd Mayweather in a hypothetical MMA fight between the two. (Image: Getty)

First Lines Offered on Mayweather vs. McGregor in Hypothetical MMA Fight

Despite Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s recent announcement that he plans to begin training for mixed martial arts in the near future, there’s still no official word on if or when he’ll fight in the octagon. But that hasn’t stopped oddsmakers from giving bettors the opportunity to wager on a hypothetical Mayweather […]

UFC 222: Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino to Defend Her Featherweight Belt

One of the greatest female fighters in mixed martial arts history will take center stage at UFC 222 in Las Vegas tonight, when Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino takes on Yana Kunitskaya with the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship on the line. Justino was a late replacement as headliner for the card, as […]

Nevada sports books had their best year ever in 2017, setting records for both handle and the amount they won from bettors. (Image: Covers Media Group)

Nevada Sports Books Set Records for Bets, Winnings in 2017

If other states need any proof that sports betting could generate serious revenues for their coffers, they need only take a look at what Nevada sports books did last year. According to figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control board, the state’s sports books took in $4.8 billion in wagers […]

Gennady Golovkin, left, will take on Canelo Alvarez in a rematch May 5 at a location to be determined. The first fight on Sept. 16 ended in a controversial draw. (Image: Getty)

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin Set for Cinco de Mayo Rematch

It wasn’t a matter of if Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were going to have a rematch, it was when it would occur — and now both have agreed on May 5. Promoters for the fighters said they hope the Cinco de Mayo rematch will quell the controversy after the […]

Floyd Mayweather, left, defeated Conor McGregor on their Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and several seven-figure bets were placed on the champion. (Image: AP)

The Million-Dollar Sports Bets That Made Big News in 2017

Sports gamblers like to wager heavy on big events, and 2017 was no exception. They came to sportsbooks in Las Vegas and plunked down large amounts of cash on contests like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and marquee boxing matches. Some took advantage of favorable odds, others on favorites […]

Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez Bout Billed as Fight for Ages

No gimmicks will be needed when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez face each other Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and promoter Oscar De La Hoya couldn’t be prouder. The 10-time world title holder has transitioned seamlessly into the business end of the sport he was so successful […]

Both Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Benefit From Fight

All is well in the world of boxing, Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor and the sport did not suffer a cataclysmic meltdown like some predicted. It was actually a fairly entertaining fight and was definitely more competitive than people thought. It might have actually given the sport a much needed […]

Plenty of Attractive Prop Bets for Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Though the betting line for the outcome of Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor may be no longer attractive to gamblers, there are plenty of proposition bets that may garner their attention. Everything from the length of the bout to who will take longer to enter the ring […]

Maloof Brothers Bet $880,000 on Mayweather Fight

In what has been the biggest bet yet on the August 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, ex Sacramento Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof plunked down $880,000 on the champion. The duo made the bet Friday at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. Should the boxer […]

Mayweather Suggests $300 Million Payday for McGregor Fight

Floyd Mayweather might want to add “Big” in front of his “Money” nickname after boasting he is expecting at least $300 million from his fight with Conor McGregor on August 26, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Rumors of a big payday for the undefeated boxer, who is considered the […]

Underdog Bettors, ESPN, Winners in Manny Pacquiao Upset

When Jeff Horn was announced as the upset winner in a decision of his fight against Manny Pacquiao, the only people who were happier than those who bet on the long shot, were ESPN executives. The contest was the highest rated for the cable television network since Danell Nicholson vs. […]

Rumors Turn to Fact, Mayweather-McGregor Fight Set for Aug. 26

The worst kept secret in boxing was finally confirmed, Wednesday, when officials declared an agreement had been reached on a date for the long-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. The two will meet, Aug. 26 at either T-Mobile Arena or the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Rumors of the bout […]

A fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been rumored for more than a year, but might be coming closer to reality. (Image: Getty Images)

Mayweather-McGregor Fight Not if, but When it Will Happen

Those in the know are confidant that an anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will happen, but no one can seem to answer when it will occur. It was an intriguing match up when it was first proposed a year ago between the undefeated (49-0) boxer and the […]

Two Irish Boxers Accused of Gambling on 2016 Rio Olympics

Two Irish boxers allegedly gambled on the 2016 Summer Olympics this month in Rio, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) isn’t publicly identifying the accused athletes. The 16 days of the Olympics were largely a success for Brazil, a country that took plenty of criticism for its failure to properly […]