The latest punch to the fans’ you-know-what in this most brutal of sports took place over the weekend when boxing legend Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield took on MMA icon Vito Belfort in an “exhibition” under the Triller Fight Club banner.
Danielson and Cole choosing AEW over WWE gives professional wrestling fans a signal which way the wind is blowing at the moment: firmly in one direction
If Money Heist – which initially fizzled out on Spanish TV and then earned a revival with Netflix – ends on a satisfying note in the minds of the audiences, that may be the greatest heist of all.
McGregor, perhaps attempting to steal from his own playbook, has reverted to the trash talking persona that has served him so well in the past. But the difference this time is Poirier is older, wiser and a more well-rounded fighter.
Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence: Filipino icon picking young lion solidly places him in GOAT conversation
This is a truly dangerous fight for 42-year-old Pacquiao which could see his career brought to a swift and destructive end. This is the type of bout — extremely high risk for relatively moderate rewards — that modern fighters simply don't take.
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders preview: Pound-for-pound king enters unification bout as firm favourite
The most interesting thing about this fight is how this version of Canelo will deal with a slick, tricky southpaw compared to 2014, when he had all sorts of problems winning a split decision over Cuban-American Erislandy Lara.
Expect Askren to employ the blueprint Mayweather used against McGregor. Do next to nothing in the first four rounds. While ‘Funky’ isn’t renowned as much of a puncher, sheer exhaustion combined with an accumulation of punches should do in the YouTube star.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 preview and prediction: Plucky Irishman to pick apart American in short order
The blueprints to defeat McGregor exist. Like Nate Diaz, you have to be insanely durable, take his best shot and keep coming forward Terminator-like.
Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith preview, prediction: Expect Mexican to methodically break down the British challenger
Canelo's experience, plus the difference in skill level, means it’s only a matter of time before the Mexican slips into high gear and leaves Smith behind.
Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr ‘exhibition’ clash has the potential to be a disaster of historic proportions
The ‘exhibition bout’ taking place between Mike Tyson (54) and Roy Jones Jr (51) on Sunday deserves a category all of its own: a blatant cash grab by two legends of the Sweet Science that has the potential to be a disaster of historic proportions.
Kevin Hart's latest special takes place in his living room. And that is probably where it should have stayed.
The Crown season 4 review: Netflix's historical drama is an absolute treat for royal watchers and the uninitiated
The season makes for some delightful episodic arcs such as the most watched wedding of the previous century; Charles and Diana’s Royal visit to Australia; the security breach at Buckingham Palace; the tragic, downward spiral of Princess Margaret; the much talked about rift between The Queen and Thatcher.
Netflix’s Barbarians Season 1 review: German saga filled with sex and spears should be your next binge
Like many shows or films of its ilk (which some derisively dub swords-and-sandals flicks), Barbarians is filled with sex, spears and bloody sacrifices.
Nurmagomedov has not only paved the way for future Dagestani-Russian athletes in Mixed Martial Arts, but has also shown that a fighter with an uncompromising work ethic and a measured and respectful persona can make it to the top of the mountain in an age of showmanship.
Nurmagomedov hit Gaethje with some clean jabs and overhand rights, all the while trying to close the distance. Gaethje, at one point, was simply running away from Nurmagomedov.
If Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, can get Gaethje on the ground and keep him there, ‘The Eagle’ should get his hand raised at the end of the night.
Trump seems to have made the calculation of trying to cast Fauci, a man who has served six presidents, as the villain of the piece. It is, to put it kindly, an interesting strategy. To put it bluntly, it looks like a misguided ploy that may end up costing him a second term
AEW hasn’t delivered on its promise of a revolution, but it has already reshaped wrestling landscape
AEW is nowhere near to challenging the hegemony of the WWE, it can take credit for changing the landscape of professional wrestling for both fans and athletes.
Prior to the fight, Teófimo López talked a big game. Vasiliy Lomachenko simply said ‘we’ll see in the ring’. On Sunday, López was simply too good, too young and too big for Lomachenko.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez preview, prediction: Ukrainian veteran to dismantle American upstart in boxing masterclass
The fight dubbed ‘Winner Takes All’ may have a majority of belts in the lightweight division up for grabs, but what’s really at stake between Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez is something far more personal: each others' championship.