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Sergey Kovalev Message To Andre Ward Imma Bust Your Ass, Bro

11/17/2016 9:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sergey Kovalev has a message for Andre Ward ... I'M GONNA KICK YOUR ASS ... telling TMZ Sports their fight Saturday night ain't gonna be a Mayweather/Pacquiao snoozefest ... it's gonna be all-out war.

We talked to the Krusher about his pound-for-pound showdown with Ward in Vegas this weekend ... and asked if he had any final message to the undefeated Ward.

"Get your ass ready ... for kicking."

It's better when you hear it in the Russian accent ... makes you think about the man we lost (R.I.P. Apollo Creed).

Conor McGregor I Want $100 MILLION to Box Floyd 'He's Afraid of Real Fight'

11/16/2016 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conor McGregor has set his terms to box Floyd Mayweather -- $100 MILLION!

The two had been going back and forth on TMZ Sports earlier this week -- with Floyd calling him an "ant" and Conor daring him to "say that to my face."

But Tuesday night at 1 OAK in NYC, Conor took over the DJ booth, hijacked the mic and called out the boxer for everyone to see.

"Floyd's not ready for this," McGregor said. 

"Much respect to Floyd. He's a solid businessman on what he's been able to do ... he's a f**king animal at what he's been able to do. But as far as real fighting ... as far as true pure unarmed combat ... Floyd don't want none of this."

"He wants a boxing match, he doesn't want a fight."

"I want a $100 million cash to fight him under boxing rules ... he's afraid of a real fight."

Ball's in Floyd's court now ... 


Floyd Mayweather 'Don't Compare Conor McGregor to Me' ... 'Total Disrespect'

11/15/2016 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather is sick of the Conor McGregor comparisons -- saying it's "total disrespect" because the UFC star is an ant and Floyd is an elephant. 


Floyd went on about Conor for nearly 5 minutes -- here's a sample. We'll have more on the "TMZ Sports" TV show Tuesday night on FS1. 

Here's one of the memorable quotes ...

"I mean if you’re saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? Have you ever made $100 million in one night? Have you ever made $70 million in one night?"

"So as far as you wanna say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA ... I mean, I mean it’s okay to just say it, it’s not true."

Manny Pacquiao I Got Mayweather On My Mind ... And On My Clothes!

11/14/2016 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1114-manny-pacquiao-suit-jacket-images-fight-INSTAGRAM-01Manny Pacquiao believes he's suited to fight Floyd Mayweather again ... just look at his jacket. 

With a rematch seeming more and more likely every day ... Manny is now using his wardrobe to add to the hype. 

The guy reportedly made about $150 million when he fought Floyd last year -- so yeah, we get why he's pushing for a rematch.

Bob Arum Warning to Mayweather ... Manny's a Better Fighter Now

11/8/2016 3:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Don't expect the same boring fight if Manny Pacquiao gets his rematch with Floyd Mayweather -- so says Manny's promoter, Bob Arum, who says his guy is a BETTER FIGHTER than he was last year. 

We saw Bob out in L.A. Monday night -- and he explained why he's extremely confident MayPac2 will actually happen ... and when it does, Floyd's gonna be in some real trouble in the ring. 

"I think Manny looks, really, a lot better now," Arum said. 

"I think this time I give my guy Pacquiao a hell of a lot better chance."

Arum also says the rematch could be the SECOND biggest PPV fight of all time ... right behind the first time they faced off.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao '75% Chance Rematch Happens' ... Says Bob Arum

11/7/2016 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1107-floyd-mayweather-manny-pacquiao-TMZ-02They're not officially in negotiations, but Manny Pacquiao's promoter tells TMZ Sports there's a 75% chance of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

We spoke with Bob Arum -- who says the two camps are on great terms. In fact, when Floyd sat ringside at Manny's fight this weekend, it was all thanks to Team Pacquiao.

"Floyd called us and asked for tickets," Arum says, "It's a great sign. I'd love for the fight to happen. I'd make it 75% that it happens."

Arum -- who's been in the fight game for decades -- says he simply doesn't believe Mayweather's fighting days are over.

"Based on my experience, I feel like [Floyd's] getting the itch to come back."

We'll see ... 

Floyd Mayweather Booed at Pacquiao Fight Knows Exactly What He's Doing

11/7/2016 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather didn't get a standing ovation when he took his seat at the Manny Pacquiao fight this weekend ... he got booed ... and it's exactly what he wanted. 

Accompanied by 3 massive bodyguards and sporting a $5,000 Gucci trench coat, Floyd made quite an entrance when he arrived at the Thomas & Mack Center in Vegas. 

He wanted to create a scene. He wanted people to notice him. He wanted people talking about a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch ... and he got his wish. 

Now, the question is ... will it happen? Here's what Manny told reporters on Sunday: 

"If the rematch happens, I want to make sure the fans love it ... I will give all I can to give my best to the fans."

Stay tuned ... 

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Ronda Rousey BLASTED BY BOXING LEGEND ... You're Bad Role Model & Stupid

11/6/2016 2:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ronda Rousey just got verbally annihilated by a female fighting goddess -- ex-boxing champ Christy Martin who ripped Ronda for being a bad role model, a bad champion and an idiot. 

48-year-old Martin -- one of the greatest female boxers of all time -- went off on Rousey to ... saying she wishes she was 10 years younger so she could teach the UFC superstar a lesson. 

Check out why Christy thinks Ronda will never set foot in the Octagon again ... despite having a scheduled fight in December.


Shannon Briggs Boxing Should Take Cue from WWE ... Big Crazy Promos!

11/6/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shannon Briggs has a real plan to resurrect boxing ... by using something fake ... saying he thinks he can make the sweet science hot again ... by acting like a WWE wrestler.

TMZ Sports talked with Briggs who's fighting for the WBA heavyweight title by the end of the year against journeyman Lucas Browne.

Of course this fight comes after years of some of the most entertaining smack talk, antics, and borderline harassment we've seen (poor Wladimir Klitschko) ... with Briggs saying it's all part of the plan.

Shannon's point -- embrace the crazy and make the sport fun again. 

Meantime, check out the clips below and relive some of Briggs' greatest hits (sorry again, Wlad).

Manny Pacquiao Drops $1 MIL on Tix to Vargas Fight ... for Friends and Family

11/4/2016 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Manny Pacquiao rolls deep -- and tells TMZ Sports he bought more than 2,000 TICKETS for his friends and family to attend his fight against Jessie Vargas this weekend ... spending over $1 MILLION!!!!

BTW, he's being serious. 

The fight goes down on Saturday night in Vegas -- and it's clear Manny wants to be surrounded by his famously gargantuan posse. 

Despite the fact boxing has made him insanely rich and world famous, Manny says he doesn't want his kids to be boxers ... instead telling us he's trying to push them into a different sport with much less head contact. 

Sylvester Stallone & Demi Lovato Here's How to Box Like a Champ ... in Hollywood, Anyway

11/3/2016 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before Demi Lovato took down Rocky Balboa in a sparring match, she got lessons on how to take down Rocky ... from Rocky. 

Sylvester Stallone shared a clip of them practicing a jab sequence -- exactly like Sly does when he's shooting a movie. He gave Demi a handful of cues and choreography for their boxing skit.

Maybe our suggestion Demi could be a good fit for the "Creed" sequel wasn't that far off. Chick's fight game is focused, for sure. 

Demi Lovato & Sly Stallone Body Say Jab, Jab!!

11/2/2016 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato's got hands of stone ... just ask Sylvester Stallone.

Demi and Sly strapped on the gloves Wednesday at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable gym on the Sunset Strip -- and she obviously has some ring experience ... of the Hollywood variety, at least.

Rocky was having fun, although he claims he slipped when he hit the mat. Decide for yourself.

BTW, the "Creed" sequel is slated for November, 2017. Get DL a script, stat!

Just sayin' ...


Oscar De La Hoya Bears Vs. Jags Brawlers Sucked ... 'Learn How to Fight'

10/17/2016 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bad news for the guys in the Bears vs. Jaguars fan fight -- Oscar De La Hoya thinks you all suck at violence. 

The legendary boxer joined the guys on "TMZ Sports" and weighed in on the fan brawl that took over in the Internet on Monday ... and one thing's clear -- nobody's getting a Golden Boy contract. 

You gotta check out Oscar on the show Monday (airs on FS1) -- he also makes a pretty big announcement about a boxing LEGEND. 

Don't miss it -- "TMZ Sports" airs weekdays on FS1. 

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