Sport Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook set for Nov. 14
Spence wants Pacquiao fight in 2021
Spence first will return on Dec. 5 against Danny Garcia.Spence wants to face the legendary Manny Pacquiao next year, saying, “He’s on his way out, so I’d love to have that fight,” and calling Pacquiao “a living legend.
Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook is official.
Crawford, the welterweight titleholder from Omaha, Nebraska, will defend his belt against Kell Brook of Great Britain on Nov. 14, Top Rank said in a news release. The promotional company said a venue will be announced soon.
The card, which also includes a junior bantamweight rematch between Joshua Franco and Andrew Moloney, will be televised on ESPN.
Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) will be making the fourth defense of the title he won when he stopped Jeff Horn in nine rounds in June 2018. He’s coming off a ninth-round KO of Egidijus Kavaliauskas last December.
Teofimo Lopez on Vasiliy Lomachenko: 'I expected more'
Teofimo Lopez wasn’t impressed with the great Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday in Las Vegas. Lopez dominated the first half of the fight – winning the first six rounds on all three cards – and then fought off a rally from Lomachenko to win a unanimous decision and…Lopez dominated the first half of the fight – winning the first six rounds on all three cards – and then fought off a rally from Lomachenko to win a unanimous decision and all four of the lightweight titles at only 23 years old inside the MGM Grand “bubble”.
Brook (39-2, 27 KOs) outpointed Shawn Porter to win a welterweight title in 2014 and successfully defended three times.
He then had back-to-back fights from hell. He moved up two weight classes to take on middleweight champ Gennadiy Golovkin and was stopped in five rounds. He then moved back down to defend his title against Errol Spence Jr. and was KO’d in 11 rounds. He suffered facial-bone injures in both fights.
The Sheffield fighter has since defeated three solid, but second-tier opponents at junior middleweight, meaning he’ll have to move back down one weight class. He’s 34.
“I’ve been told there are people writing off my chances, questioning my age and my ability to make the weight,” Brook said. “Well, let them talk. Some people focus on reading headlines, I focus on making headlines. Those people writing me off as a big underdog? No problem.
Mike Tyson explains his weird behavior in interview
Mike Tyson offered an explanation on Twitter Tuesday for his odd behavior during an interview on “Good Morning Britain.” © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Mike Tyson offered an explanation for his odd behavior during an interview. Tyson appeared to be very groggy and was slurring his words during his interview on the program. He even had his head down in between questions. What is going on with Mike Tyson? Tired, Punch Drunk or too much Charlie? pic.twitter.
“I guess this big dog will be making a few people richer during a difficult time. Terence (33) isn’t too much younger than me. They know that I’ve never ducked a challenge, and they should know that I’ve never failed to make 147 on the scales.
“With age comes experience. My knowledge and experience make me a diﬀerent ﬁghter, a more mature ﬁghter. Couple that with a happy fighter, and you’ve got yourself a dangerous fighter.”
Franco (17-1-2, 8 KOs) defeated Moloney (21-1, 14 KOs) by a unanimous decision on June 23 inside the MGM Grand “bubble” in Las Vegas.
“I am extremely excited and motivated for my rematch with Franco,” said Moloney, who is from Australia. “I’m very grateful that Top Rank has given me the opportunity to get my revenge and reclaim my [secondary] world title.
“I have been working extremely hard every day to make sure that world title is strapped back around my waist on Nov. 14.”
NFL implements COVID policy changes; Raiders players fined
In response to the growing number of positive COVID-19 tests around the league, the NFL is taking action. In a call with all 32 teams the league office laid out a slew of new policy changes, and sternly warned teams about the consequences of not following them. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports In the memo recapping the call, which you can read courtesy of this tweet from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, they laid out some new protocols.
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NBA confirms 2020 draft will be conducted virtually .
The plan is for NBA commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum to appear live at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Conn., where they’ll reveal this year’s draft picks. As usual, Silver will announce the first-round selections, while Tatum will handle the second round.Although there won’t be a traditional “green room” for top prospects, a number of draftees will appear virtually, according to Thursday’s announcementThe NBA also conducted its August draft lottery virtually, while other leagues – including the WNBA and NFL – have completed virtual drafts already this year.