A source in the Mayweather camp told the Sun: “Floyd is getting mad now, he wants the fight to go ahead next year. He’s been telling everyone in his camp he’s going to beat the hell out of him and saying he’s got a dead record.
“Floyd is even willing to put all his belts in McGregor’s weight class on the line because he’s so sure he can beat him again easily. Right now Floyd is super-focused on his boxing... He even asked his girlfriend to move out temporarily so he could train without distraction.”
The UK has reported 11,007 new COVID cases and a further 19 deaths in the latest 24-hour period - but in four weeks infections could be lower than they are now, according to an expert. Today's number of new infections is the highest reported since 19 February when 12,027 cases were recorded. It comes as a leading COVID researcher says he believes the current wave "should be peaking around 10 to 14 days' time" and in a month's time cases could be lower than they are now and "more manageable".
World number three Rafael Nadal on Thursday pulled out of Wimbledon and the Olympic Games citing a need to protect his body in order to prolong his career. The 35-year-old last played at the French Open in Paris where he was beaten in four gruelling sets by the eventual champion Novak Djokovic.In the immediate of the defeat on 11 June, Nadal hinted he might reconsider his schedule.On social media, he explained there was not enough time for him to recover for the start of Wimbledon on 28 June fol
Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper hit the stands Friday a day after police raided its newsroom, with an extra-large print run and a characteristic message of defiance emblazoned on its front that read: "We must press on".
The guidance for funerals and weddings have changed as Covid restrictions have eased. Since May 17, newlyweds in England have been able to share their big day with up to 30 friends and family but some traditional activities such as dancing are advised against. Meanwhile funerals are able to allow more people to attend and pay their respects.
French forces in Mali have captured a man they describe as a "high-ranking fighter of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara". Dadi Ould Chouaib, also known as Abou Dardar, was arrested on 11 June in the "tri-border" region between Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. Dadi Ould Chouaib was carrying "an automatic weapon, a night vision telescope, a combat vest, a telephone and a radio", but surrendered without resistance.He was located during a helicopter sweep as part of a joint mission between troops
NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has failed to confirm he has confidence in Matt Hancock. Asked repeatedly if, having worked alongside the health secretary during the pandemic, he has confidence in his ability, Sir Simon refused to give Mr Hancock his support. It comes a day after Dominic Cummings published expletive-laden WhatsApp messages, allegedly from Boris Johnson, in which the PM appears to call Mr Hancock "hopeless".