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'Sugar' Shane Mosley I'd Beat Conor McGregor's Ass Can't Hang with Real Boxers

12/5/2016 6:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Add another boxer to the list of people calling out Conor McGregor ... 

This time, it's "Sugar" Shane Mosley saying the UFC star wouldn't have a scintilla of a chance if the two stepped inside of a boxing ring. 

Mosley admits McGregor would have the upper hand in an MMA fight -- but Shane says he's too smart to put himself in that situation ... and knows exactly what happens when combat fighters try to expand outside of their sport. 

Oscar De La Hoya 'Guess What ... I'm Single'

12/4/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Oscar De La Hoya has proclaimed himself single -- which apparently means his longtime marriage to pop singer Millie Corretjer is down for the count.

Oscar made the announcement while partying at 1 OAK nightclub on the Sunset Strip this week ... saying, "Guess what ... I'm single!"

Oscar and Millie married in 2001. They have 2 children together.

We contacted Oscar's rep, Stefan Friedman, for comment and he gave us the following statement:

"Oscar's personal life is just that -- personal."

Freidman adds, "While some in and outside the boxing world -- for their own personal gain -- have for years tried to damage and degrade Oscar and Golden Boy Promotions, the truth is that both are thriving and will continue to for many years to come."

Conor McGregor I'd Knock Out Floyd Mayweather 'Age Waits for No Man'

12/2/2016 5:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Conor McGregor believes he's got all the advantages in a fight with Floyd Mayweather -- power, reach and youth ... saying, "Age waits for no man!"

McGregor talked about his possible boxing career during an event in Northern Ireland on Friday -- when, of course, the topic of Mayweather came up.

"If I focus with the work ethic I have solely on the sport of boxing, there’s no telling what I could do,” McGregor said.

"I would not go in there just to show up, I’d go in there to knock [Floyd] out. That’s it. He can be hit, he’s been hit before. Age waits for no man."

"I know the size is on my side, I know the reach is on my side, I know the youth is on my side."

He continued, "There’s a lot to lose for them, so that’s why they're scrambling ... but that’s okay, I’ll leave them scrambling. I’ve got some other boxing opportunities and potential opponents in mind. Some previous Floyd opponents. They can bring in anyone in the game. We’ll see what happens."

Someone brought up boxing champ Paul Malignaggi -- who called McGregor out on social media.

Conor's response? WHO THE F**K IS THAT GUY?!!

"I don’t know who the f**k that is but I’ll slap the nose off him if he ever mentions my name again."

Oscar De La Hoya Canelo Alvarez Would Destroy McGregor ... BRING IT ON!

12/2/2016 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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You know who would beat Conor McGregor's ass?? Canelo Alvarez ... this according to boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya

The Golden Boy was leaving 1 OAK on the Sunset Strip when we asked for his thoughts on Conor getting a boxing license in California. He pulled no punches. 

Oscar says Conor would get WRECKED by the red-headed pugilist -- and extended an invitation to McGregor to see how a "real" legend fights ... when Bernard Hopkins takes on Joe Smith later this month. 

Conor McGregor Real Talk from N. Irish Boxing Star 'You Can't Beat Mayweather!'

12/2/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Good news and bad news for Conor McGregor ...

GOOD NEWS: Northern Irish boxing superstar Carl Frampton -- the reigning WBA featherweight champ -- says he loves Conor and would be down to train with the guy if he's serious about boxing.

BAD NEWS: Frampton doesn't think Conor's got a shot in hell at taking down Floyd Mayweather

We got Frampton out at Cafe Pinot in L.A. on Thursday -- where the undefeated 23-0 bruiser gave some straight talk about Conor's foray into boxing.

Frampton says he thinks Conor's move to get a boxing license is almost like "sticking the fingers up to UFC ... saying 'I can do what I want.'"

But give Conor a year of proper training and Carl says the dude could be a real force to be reckoned with.

Bob Arum Real Boxer Would Demolish McGregor ... But Hey, Let's Talk!

12/1/2016 10:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201_bob_arum_conor-mcgregor-tmzLegendary boxing promoter Bob Arum has some truth bombs for Conor McGregor -- you'd get straight-up killed in the ring.

Arum -- who's promoted everyone from Muhammad Ali to Sugar Ray Leonard and Manny Pacquiao -- says McGregor is delusional if he thinks he can compete with the best boxers in the business. 

That being said ... Arum says now that Conor has a license in California, he probably needs a boxing promoter -- and Bob tells TMZ Sports he's down to set up a meeting ASAP! 

"I'd jump at the chance if Conor wanted to sign on ... but I would warn him about the huge odds against him."

So, how does he feel about potential Mayweather matchup? 

"It'd be a joke. Floyd would take out McGregor whenever he wanted."

UFC's Tyron Woodley If Conor Gets Mayweather Fight ... He'll Never Fight MMA Again

12/1/2016 8:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If Conor McGregor actually gets his $100 MILLION boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, you'll never see him compete in MMA again ... so says Tyron Woodley

Tyron makes it clear, he wants NOTHING MORE than to fight Conor at UFC 209 ... but would totally understand if McGregor turns him down for the life-changing payday. 

He also suggests Conor's decision to get a boxing license could just be a power move to stick it to the UFC -- which recently made CM relinquish his featherweight title. 

One last thing ... Woodley -- who's been beefing with Conor since their backstage run-in at UFC 205 -- says he actually respects the guy for what he's done for the sport. 

See, these guys can play nice. 

Floyd Mayweather Still Doesn't Believe McGregor's For Real

12/1/2016 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-TMZ-01Despite his new California boxing license, Floyd Mayweather still doesn't believe Conor McGregor is serious about getting in the ring. 

We spoke with Floyd this week ... who says he thinks McGregor is all talk when it comes down to it.

Mayweather has previously told us he thinks Conor is piggybacking off his name to try and get even more famous ... and it's clear he still feels that way.  

Conor was issued a boxing license in California, as first reported by Ariel Helwani, and commission officials say they're excited to see the UFC star try his hand at the sweet science. 

This ain't over ... stay tuned. 

Cynthia Bailey All Work, No Play with Boxer ... But Coupling Far from Dull

12/1/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1130_cynthia-and-yau-balckwell_instagram'RHOA' star Cynthia Bailey isn't rushing into a romantic relationship with Nigerian boxer Yahu Blackwell -- right now she's only getting down with him for business.

Cynthia and Yahu, a cruiser weight boxer, were spotted at an Atlanta restaurant this week. Fans and many friends thought they were banging -- they do look good together -- but sources close to both tell us it was strictly a biz meeting.

We're told Yahu's starting a boxing app and wants access to models at The Bailey Agency for upcoming photo shoots. That was the main topic at their power lunch, but we're told there's a chance he might cameo on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' ... if their deal goes through.

Cynthia's not officially single yet -- she separated from her estranged hubby, Peter Thomas, in March. Just so ya know, Yahu.

Muhammad Ali Liston Knockout Pic Hits Auction ... Could Sell For $600k!!

11/29/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1128-ali-GuernseysNow's your chance to own one of the most iconic images in sports history ... if you have more than half a MILLION dollars layin' around.

Muhammad Ali's iconic knockout picture from the 1965 Sonny Liston rematch -- the original print taken by famed photog Neil Leifer -- is hitting the auction block this weekend.

The starting bid is $160,000 ... but the folks at Guernsey's Auction expect the winning bid could reach $600k.

We can't overstate the significance ... the punch that felled Liston is LEGENDARY (and controversial ... "phantom punch") and conventional wisdom is that it's the moment that launched Ali.

The photo comes with a handwritten message from Ali -- who was Cassius Clay at the time -- to Leifer, as well as the original press credentials from the event.

The live auction will go down this Saturday at NYC's Bohemian National Hall. Bids can also be placed online.

Happy bidding!

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Andre Ward I 100% Beat Kovalev And Rematch Will Be Easier

11/25/2016 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Light Heavyweight champ Andre Ward has a message for anyone still questioning his victory over Sergey Kovalev ... I WON, GET THE HELL OVER IT.

Kovalev and his team were furious over the loss ... saying Ward's unanimous decision victory had more to do with politics than boxing.

Ward talked to TMZ Sports and said that's all sour grapes ... and he's more than willing to do it again, but warns that this time, he's had 12 rounds of schooling on the guy -- and that's bad news.

"That's the best that he has, that's the best fighter we're gonna see, the fans didn't see the the best Andre Ward. The rematch is gonna be a lot different."

Andre Ward I Sparred With The Diaz Brothers ... Dudes Can Box With Anyone

11/19/2016 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Andre Ward has a great big NOT SO FAST for anyone who thinks UFC guys can't hang with pro boxers ... saying he actually sparred with Nick and Nate Diaz, and the dudes can throw hands ... FOR REAL.

Ward's in Vegas getting ready for his PPV throwdown with Sergey Kovalev on Saturday and took a little time to talk to TMZ Sports before the two lock horns.

Of course, we asked him who he'd pick in a mega-fight between Conor and Floyd ... and while he made it clear Floyd has the edge in a boxing ring, he told us he knows FIRSTHAND how hard UFC guys can hit.

"I spar with Nick and Nate Diaz ... those boys know what they're doing, they can throw their hands."

Get this ... Ward also says he'd like to see a truce in the whole MMA vs boxing war.

We're all for that ... AFTER Conor and Floyd bash each other's faces in.

Zab Judah Thrown Back In Jail Judge Pissed Over Dom. Violence Arrest

11/17/2016 4:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Boxing great Zab Judah was just ordered to spend the next MONTH in jail -- after a Vegas judge determined his recent domestic violence arrest violated his probation from a DUI conviction. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the 39-year-old former 4-time world champ was arrested for domestic violence back in July after he allegedly roughed up his wife after a night of boozing. 

Problem is ... Judah was on probation at the time stemming from a 2014 DUI arrest -- and one of the terms was to stay out of trouble. 

Judah appeared at a hearing in Las Vegas on Thursday and the judge determined Judah violated his probation -- and ordered the bailiff to take him into custody immediately. 

According to jail records, Judah's release date has been set for Dec. 7th -- a day that will live in infamy. 

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