Fix, farce, fraud, fake, fiasco. There is a whole lexicon of F-words that could be added to the original four letter expletive employed so liberally by the combatants during the build-up to this weekend’s fistic vaudeville in Las Vegas.
Wembley hosted two fistic events last weekend. One was a genuine contest between Chris Eubank Jnr and German veteran Arthur Abraham, albeit for a tinpot title (the IBO super-middleweight belt) and the other - well, I’m not quite sure what it was.
Should the forthcoming hybrid encounter between Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26 turns out to be more farce than fight, as most anticipate, then the consolation for the fans - and combatants – is that exactly 41 years ago last week, there was a precedent involving an even more celebrated fistic figure than the Money Man.
Brown blamed for Glasgow's loss of 2015 European Championships but British Judo Association chief executive keeps job
Former British Judo Association (BJA) chairman Kerrith Brown has been “almost entirely” blamed for Glasgow being stripped of the 2015 European Championships in a scathing report published as part of a review into the controversy.
USA Wrestling have announced Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be an official sponsor for the 2015 World Wrestling Championships, which are set to take place from September 7 to 12 in Las Vegas.
Kerrith Brown has stepped down as chairman of the British Judo Association (BJA) to become President of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).
British Judo Association chairman becomes director of UFC partner IMMAF despite European Championships fiasco
British Judo Association (BJA) chairman Kerrith Brown has become a director of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), just two months after the UFC’s controversial sponsorship of the 2015 European Judo Championships led to the BJA and hosts Glasgow being stripped of the event.