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Terence Crawford I'll Definitely Fight Errol Spence ... But Not Yet

6/25/2018 3:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Terence Crawford says one of the biggest fights in boxing WILL happen ... it just needs a little more time to marinate before it officially goes down.

We got the boxing champ outside of Craig's this weekend and had to ask ... when are you fighting Errol Spence Jr.?!

"In the future, it will happen," Terence told TMZ Sports.

"But right now, you know, we've got other fights until that one gets bigger."

FYI ... the 30-year-old Crawford is 33-0 ... and the 28-year-old Spence is 24-0 ... making the possible bout one of the biggest in the entire fighting world.

So, who is Crawford eyeing BEFORE Spence? His promoter, Bob Arum, has floated two names -- Jose Benavidez Jr. and Lucas Matthysse

Look, they're decent fights ... but the REAL draw is Spence, and everyone knows it. 

GIVE US WHAT WE WANT!!!! 

Logan Paul More KSI Trash Talk ... 'He's My Bitch!'

6/22/2018 10:21 AM PDT

Logan Paul is adding EVEN MORE fuel to his rivalry with KSI ahead of their monster August fight ... saying straight-up the YouTube star is "my bitch!!"

Paul was out shopping on Rodeo Drive and was asked if he was ready to take on KSI in their upcoming super fight in England.

And, as has been the case at a nightclub ... on the streets of West Hollywood ... and at their news conference ... Paul took another shot at the social media superstar.

"He's my bitch -- of course."

A group of fans that had gathered to see Paul loved the comment ... and started a "Screw KSI!" chant -- which Logan just had to film.

August 25 can't get here soon enough.

'Sugar' Shane Mosley Sues Over Botched Elbow Surgery Claims Doc Attempted Cover-Up

6/20/2018 7:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Sugar' Shane Mosley went in for a quick surgery to fix his elbow pain, but ended up getting cut up and burned ... according to a new suit.

The 4-time world champion boxer claims he was training for a fight in March 2017, when he went to Dr. Gary Brazina about pain and clicking in his right elbow. He says the doc suggested arthroscopic surgery to fix it, and explained it would be relatively quick and painless, with plenty of time to recover for his fight.

According to the docs ... it didn't go as planned at all. Mosley says the surgery took hours longer than he was told, and Brazina revealed he had to "detach some ligaments and reattach them with screws." 

Mosley claims he developed a fever and rash the next day, and Brazina failed to tell him he also suffered a severe burn during his surgery ... which became infected.

What's worse -- the boxer claims his doc altered some pre-op paperwork to make it look like Mosley consented to a more invasive surgery than he did.

He's suing Brazina and the hospital where his surgery was performed for damages. We reached out to Dr. Brazina ... so far, no word back.

It's interesting -- Mosley reportedly chose to retire in 2017 due to the complications from this elbow surgery. Clearly ... he wants some payback for it.

Muhammad Ali's Widow Selling Fighter's Boxing Ring Farmhouse ... For $2.9 Mil

6/20/2018 1:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

The place where boxing's GOAT Muhammad Ali lived -- and actually boxed -- is up for sale ... and it could be all yours for a cool $2.9 mil.

Ali's widow -- Lonnie -- is selling the Berrien Springs, Michigan farm that Ali bought in 1975, about 10 years before his Parkinson's diagnosis ... and it comes with a legit boxing ring in the gym.

The place is massive -- 81 acres -- and it features two houses, a bunch of garages, a steam room, a massage room and a full-length basketball court ... plus a deck overlooking the pond.

The coolest part? Its actual listing price is $2,895,037 ... 'cause Lonnie wanted to make sure Ali's 37 KOs in his career were included somewhere in the price tag.

Pretty cool, right?

Charlize Theron Trades Punches, Kisses ... With Boxing Champ

6/20/2018 11:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charlize Theron surprised a boxing champ on his birthday -- threw punches at him and then kissed his face ... and we've got footage of the whole thing!

The man on the receiving end is Chris van Heerden -- a former IBO Welterweight champ who's a BIG fan of the actress (they're both from South Africa).

Peter Berg -- the mega-producer who owns the gym -- wanted to surprise Chris on his birthday so he got Charlize to swing by for a sparring session ... and Chris LOVED IT, Peter Kahn, van Heerden's manager tells us.

Charlize not only got in the ring and threw hands -- she jumped on the fighter, wrapped her legs around the guy ... and capped it off with a big, fat kiss on his face.

Oh, and Mark Wahlberg also stopped by. Best birthday ever?!

By the way, Theron's not a regular at the gym ... but she wasn't bad on the mitts for an amateur. 

Maybe there's a boxing role in her future?

Wilder vs. Joshua Could Happen In '18 ... Says Showtime Honcho

6/20/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The heavyweight fight everyone wants to see -- Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua -- could happen in the next 6 months ... says the man in charge of broadcasting the event.

TMZ Sports spoke to Stephen Espinoza -- Showtime's president of sports and event programming -- who tell us the "ball is rolling" on making the fight happen in 2018.

"Things are moving. Discussions are happening," Espinoza tells us.

Wilder and Joshua have been calling each other out publicly for the last year -- with Wilder recently saying he'd even fly to England to fight Joshua on his home turf.

Both guys seem down to fight -- it's just a matter of locking up a deal.

Espinoza tell us the fight would be massive -- bigger than Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG -- and only rivaled by Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis in 2002 and the super fights of the 1980s.

Fingers crossed he's right!

Errol Spence Jr. Strip Clubs Have Best Food Greasy Hands, No Problem!

6/19/2018 3:57 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Head to the strip club for the girls ... and stay for the shrimp -- at least, that's what boxing star Errol Spence Jr. is saying.

The IBF welterweight champ -- one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world -- has become a bit of a partying connoisseur ... and he told us the most underrated place for food on the planet is -- your local gentlemen's club!!

"Strip club food is the best," Spence Jr. told us in NYC.

"Shrimp, chicken -- you can get a salad. Sometimes you get a steak. I mean, they got a whole kitchen back there!"

By the way, Errol's a perfect 24-0 in his boxing career with some big-time wins ... but he told us fighting at Jerry's World in his hometown would be the highlight of his resume.

Bet we can guess where the party would be afterward...

Evander Holyfield Wears Shirt Quoting Himself

6/19/2018 6:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Evander Holyfield believes in the wisdom of Evander Holyfield ... which is why he wears T-shirts with quotes from Evander Holyfield

We spotted the champ out at Reagan National Airport -- and, while our photog wanted to talk about the World Cup, we couldn't help but notice the Real Deal's fashion statement. 

"When I was eight years old my coach told me I could be like Muhammad Ali. DREAMS DO COME TRUE -- Evander Holyfield."

The shirt also features a pic of a young Evander. 

Don't make fun of him -- when you become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, you can wear shirts with your face on 'em too!

Oscar De La Hoya I Paid GGG Millions To Save Canelo Rematch

6/19/2018 12:10 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Oscar De La Hoya says he was so serious about saving the GGG vs. Canelo rematch, he shelled out millions of dollars of his own money to get the deal done. 

Remember, Oscar -- Canelo's promoter -- previously said Gennady Golovkin wanted a 50/50 revenue split with Canelo or he would NOT accept the fight. 

Oscar came on the "TMZ Sports" TV show and we asked what it finally took to get the deal done -- and the Golden Boy told us it came down to writing a big, fat check. 

"I actually came out with my own money to bridge the gap and make this fight happen," Oscar says. 

"GGG wanted a bigger piece of the pie. It was a matter of a few million dollars. I couldn't get it from Canelo's side because he was gonna stick to his guns ... so I had to come up with the difference."

Good thing he's rich. 

'Creed' Star Gabriel Rosado 'In Talks' to Fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

6/18/2018 3:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gabriel Rosado -- the real life pro boxer who fought Michael B. Jordan in "Creed" -- says he's ready to return the ring ... and he's got his sights set on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 

32-year-old Rosado is a middleweight fighter who's squared up against the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Jermell Charlo and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin

Rosado hasn't fought since Oct. 2017 -- but tells TMZ Sports he's "in talks" to make his comeback against Chavez Jr., the former WBC middleweight champ. 

"We might be out here in the Staples Center," Rosado says. 

Perfect location ... dude loves Hollywood

By the way, Rosado lost when he fought GGG, but the dude was a warrior ... fighting into the 7th round in one of the bloodiest fights of Golovkin's career. 

Rosado's corner wanted to stop the fight, but Gabriel wouldn't let 'em. Gotta admit, dude's got heart. 

Logan Paul Predicts 3rd Round KO ... 'I Hate' KSI

6/18/2018 9:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says his beef with KSI is 100% real -- telling TMZ Sports he "hates" the YouTube star, and says he's calling his shot in their upcoming boxing match. 

Logan and KSI came face-to-face during a heated news conference this past weekend -- things got physical ... and Logan is adamant the hatred ain't just to sell tickets. 

"It's real beef," Paul told us on the way out of Catch in West Hollywood ... "I hate the kid."

The two will fight for real in August when they square off in Manchester -- but, for now, it's gonna be a LOT of trash talk

"I'm fighting a sack of potatoes. KSI, you suck."

Paul says the fight isn't just a big moment for YouTube stars who want to show they're bigger than social media -- it could also be a HUGE moment for the sport of boxing. 

Logan Paul I'm Gonna Put KSI In The Hospital ... Then Party With Floyd

6/17/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says his battle with KSI is gonna be a critical one ... because he plans to put his YouTube foe in the hospital.

We got Logan just a few minutes before he and KSI nearly came to blows at an L.A. nightclub earlier this week ... and when asked which hospital he was gonna put KSI in -- he didn't back away.

"I don't really know the L.A. hospitals, but I feel like he's gonna make rounds to all of them."

What's he gonna do AFTER he checks KSI in? We asked if it involved partying with Floyd Mayweather and, guess what ... IT DOES.

"You got to [celebrate with Floyd], bro," Logan told TMZ Sports.

"I trained at his gym, that was my first training session. So, I feel like it's only right."

The thing is ... KSI's also been in Floyd's TMT gym in Vegas -- with Floyd's pops giving him firsthand lessons ... so, either way, it looks like Floyd will get some turn-up.

Dude just can't lose.

Logan Paul & KSI Super Fight News Conference Trash Talkers Nearly Come to Blows!!!

6/16/2018 11:45 AM PDT
Breaking News

Logan Paul and KSI officially went full Mayweather vs. McGregor today in L.A. ... and the bros' brouhaha to promote their upcoming bout got a little physical on stage.

The YouTube superstars took nonstop shots at each other -- mostly verbal -- at a massive news conference outside the L.A. Coliseum at noon Saturday. Their younger brothers, Jake Paul and Deji, opened up the presser ... because they're the undercard for the mega boxing event at Manchester Arena on August 25.

Heavyweight boxer Shannon Briggs was the surprise emcee, as the Pauls flaunted fancy suits and traded insults with KSI and Deji ... who opted for more casual wear.

The most exciting moment came when KSI put on a Logan Paul wig, which Logan yanked off and followed with a push ... which prompted KSI to charge like a bull. Unfortunately ... no punches were thrown.

As we reported ... Logan and KSI gave a preview of their smack talk during a heated exchange at a nightclub this week. Both guys have been busting their asses training for the fight ... and there's talk it could even haul in more viewers than last year's Floyd vs. Conor extravaganza.

Regardless, it's gonna be huge ... and the hype's already ramping up big time.

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