Garcia badly misses weight for Haney bout, losing title shot and $1.5m bet

Ryan Garcia has spectacularly failed to make weight for his world super lightweight championship fight with Devin Haney, prompting a series of last-minute negotiations between the camps to enable Saturday’s bout at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to be staged as a non-title fight.

Garcia weighed 143.2lbs behind closed doors on Friday morning, an eye-popping 3.2lbs above the division limit, ahead of a ceremonial weigh-in open to the public later in the day.

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Boxing Australia head coach Jamie Pittman admits sexual misconduct

  • Coach withdraws from Paris Olympics and faces six-month ban
  • Conduct ‘part of an overall pattern of behaviour’, tribunal finds

Boxing Australia’s head coach has admitted to “disgusting” sexual misconduct involving female fighters and has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics.

Jamie Pittman has apologised at the National Sports Tribunal, which has delivered damning findings about his behaviour.

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Jordan Gill: ‘Return to boxing took me out of a downward spiral’

Super-featherweight on the night he contemplated ending his life and Saturday’s fight against Zelfa Barrett in Manchester

On 30 June last year Jordan Gill drank a litre of vodka in a field in Cambridgeshire as he contemplated ending his life. It was the night before he turned 29 and earlier that Friday morning it had been, in his own words, “just a normal, sunny day. I woke up and didn’t know what to do with myself”.

We sit a foot apart on a very different Friday morning in a boxing gym in Harlow. Apart from a few weights and pieces of apparatus, the room is empty. Gill and Zelfa Barrett step into the ring for a compelling super-featherweight contest in Manchester on Saturday night. But, now, he pauses before going back into the darkness and despair.

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‘Size really matters’: Tyson Fury says Usyk is too small to unify titles

  • Boxers fight for heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia on 18 May
  • ‘When cruiserweights step up, usually they get found wanting’

Tyson Fury has declared it is “my time, my destiny, my era and my generation” before his big showdown with Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury, the WBC champion, is set to fight Ukraine’s WBA, IBF and WBO title-holder Usyk on 18 May in Saudi Arabia in the first undisputed world heavyweight bout of the century.

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Tim Tszyu can have rematch of boxing bloodbath, says Fundora’s team

  • Australian lost WBO super-welterweight belt on Sunday
  • Fundora’s manager tells Tszyu next fight is ‘ready when you are’

Sebastian Fundora’s team is pledging to offer Tim Tszyu a rematch of the world championship bloodbath in Las Vegas.

The Australian’s immediate future has been uncertain since he relinquished his WBO super-welterweight belt to Fundora in a controversial split-decision defeat on Sunday.

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