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MMA star left with blood all over face after suffering horror eye gouge injury during brutal fight

MMA star Top Noi Kiwram suffered a horror eye gouge in a Road to UFC bout against Nyamjargal Tumendemberel.

The tournament offers Asia’s top MMA prospects the chance to win a multi-fight UFC contract.

And the latest show was held in Shanghai and featured a flyweight clash between Thailand’s Kiwram and Mongolia’s Tumendemberel.

During the bout, Kiwram brutally had his eye gouged while being left covered in blood.

And he was dealt another blow after walking away from the fight a split-decision loser.

Kiwram, who now has a 9-5 record, raised eyebrows last year when he admitted to a bizarre smoking ritual.

He said: “Before fights I smoke cigarettes. When I fight, in the morning, yes, I smoke cigarettes.

“In the morning I eat things, when you’re full you want to smoke a cigarette. Sleeping, wake up, smoke a cigarette. Go to fight.”

Kiwram has transitioned to MMA from Muay Thai, where he quite literally lived in the gym.

Kiwram’s coach and translator Frank Hickman said: “Their life is fighting.

“They stay at the gym, they eat at the gym, the big boss takes 50 per cent because they feed them, they house them, they do everything, they pay for everything.

“These guys, when they come to MMA, they don’t know anything. Like, my wife is Thai so she has to help them a lot with opening a bank account, stuff like that.

“They don’t have any life skills because in Thailand they’re literally like race horses. They’re owned by the gym. They can’t just leave their gym and go somewhere else.”

MMA star left with blood all over face after suffering horror eye gouge injury during brutal fight | The Sun

Worried fans tell Anthony Joshua to wear SAFETY GOGGLES as heavyweight star’s new training method goes wrong

ANTHONY JOSHUA had his fans fearing for his safety after showing off a gruelling new training method.

The heavyweight star is back in Texas training for his next fight under coach Derrick James in his Dallas gym.

And AJ shared footage of some old-school training techniques of chopping wood, used as a strength and conditioning exercise.

But fans were left urging Joshua to put some safety goggles on to avoid any chopped up wood getting in his eyes.

One said: “Gotta put on them safety goggles.”

Another agreed: “Put some goggles on man safety first.”

One added: “Need safety goggles though.”

Joshua, 33, returned with victory in April against Jermaine Franklin, 29, in what was also his first fight under James’ guidance.

And promoter Eddie Hearn hoped it would be the first of three bouts in 2023 to keep the newly-formed pair active.

But that was until Hearn led talks for AJ to face Deontay Wilder, 37, in a December super-fight in Saudi Arabia.

No formal offer has yet been lodged by the mega-rich backers in the Middle East, meaning AJ is leaving the door open to a bout in the interim.

And Hearn revealed if they are to take a fight to help prepare for Wilder, it will likely fall on August 12.

Dillian Whyte, 35, had been in the running for a rematch with Joshua following his 2015 and Hearn teased a proposal could be sent.

He told Boxing News: “There’s others but that’s the fight that I think makes sense.

“We’re talking to DAZN about it and we expect to make a formal offer to Dillian Whyte but we’ll see what plays out in the Middle East as well.”

Worried fans tell Anthony Joshua to wear SAFETY GOGGLES as heavyweight star’s new training method goes wrong | The Sun

Conor McGregor fans say ‘what a life’ as UFC star lifts weights in his Y-fronts on board £3m superyacht

CONOR MCGREGOR left fans in awe as he showed off his training regime while on a yacht.

The Notorious, 34, shared a photo of himself while lifting weights in nothing but speedos.

McGregor could be seen standing on a boat, believed to be his £3million superyacht, during the training.

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion captioned the post: “Top dog on a role.”

Fans rushed to the comments to share their thoughts on the image.

One wrote: “Won’t stop until I’m living like this man.”

A second said: “Conor out here living the loife!”

A third remarked: “This is the most ridiculous picture ever and I love it 🙌🏼😂.”

“What a life 😂🇮🇪💯,” typed a fourth.

A fifth commented: “Staying sharp in luxury. 🔥🔥.”

While another added: “I love this guy 😂😂😂.”

The show comes with the Irishman in line for a UFC return against Michael Chandler, which could take place later this year.

McGregor has not fought since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier in 2021.

However, it has not stopped the MMA ace from producing verbal jabs at rivals, labelling Canelo Alvarez a “little ginger sausage”.

Conor McGregor fans say ‘what a life’ as UFC star lifts weights in his Y-fronts on board £3m superyacht | The Sun

Dream Boxing Series tournament review

The DREAM BOXING Series tournament, together with Fades Sport, took place last Saturday in Germany. In a sold-out arena, spectators experienced an action-packed boxing evening with a great atmosphere and intense fights.

Many local and international fighters competed in this tournament.

The main fight of the evening was Ardian Krasniqi vs Peter Orlik.

Over 8 rounds, the local hero had to deal with the Hungarian Peter Orlik, but it ended much faster. Krasniqi, loudly supported by his numerous fans, employed every trick in the book against the experienced Hungarian and finally closed the show prematurely in round two with three knockdowns. Before that, Orlik tried his luck but quickly realized that Krasniqi was far superior. The next fight for the Rottweiler fan favorite shouldn’t be far away.

Firat Arslan vs Ibrahim Yildirim.

Ex-Cruiserweight World Champion Arslan, who, at the age of 51, was, as always, in excellent form, only spent a short time in the ring with Yildirim, who started with great speed.

After a blow to the head, Yildirim fell to the ground. He got up on his feet but fell backward into the ring ropes, where the referee stopped the fight. Arslan watched what was happening from the neutral corner, a bit stunned, and after the KO victory in round 1, he also mentioned that he would have liked to have boxed more.

Daniel Dietz is the new international German heavyweight champion.

Heavyweight Daniel Dietz defeated the completely overwhelmed Enes Kirmizitoprak by KO in the first round. Kirmizitoprak, who usually boxes at cruiserweight, apparently had enough confidence to take on the giant Dietz but, with little resistance, had to succumb to heavy hits in the first round, which eventually made him theatrically fall to the ground, where he was counted.

Labinot Xhoxhaj remains undefeated.

Alongside Tyron Witness and Ondrej Budera, the two cruiserweights Labinot Xhoxhaj and Milosav Savic delivered what was probably the duel of the evening. In a thrilling and action-packed match, the leader Xhoxhaj struggled to harm his Serbian opponent. Savic was faster, more active, and landed clearer hits. Xhoxhaj, who came with numerous fans, often waited too long and never seemed to find his way into the fight.

In the end, the verdict was: 76-75, 73-78, and 75-75. It is incomprehensible how Xhoxhaj could have been ahead in this competition. Despite this flattering and hardly comprehensible draw, the cruiserweight can still be happy about maintaining his clean record.

Many interesting and adrenaline-filled fights took place on Saturday evening. If you missed the show, you can watch the replay of the event on www.primefightplay.com.

Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan: UK start time, live stream, TV channel and FULL card ahead of huge title fight

MICHAEL CONLAN will take on Luis Alberto Lopez for the IBF featherweight title this evening in a huge fight.

The Irishman almost became WBA featherweight champion in March 2022 but narrowly lost to Leigh Wood.

The bout was stopped dramatically in the 12th and final round as Conlan was knocked out by the champion, and the fight was named Fight of the Year in 2022.

‘Mick’ has since bounced back with a win over Miguel Marriaga in August 2022.

Conlan then defeated Karim Guerfi in his next fight in December with a brutal first-round knockout.

Lopez beat British boxer Josh Warrington in his previous bout and claimed the IBF World Featherweight title.

On Saturday the Mexican will defend the title for the first time since becoming the champion in December.

When is Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan?

  • Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan will take place on Saturday, May 27.
  • The undercard is expected to begin at 4pm BST.
  • The ring walks for the main event are scheduled to start at 9pm BST.
  • The SSE Arena in Belfast will play host.

What channel is Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan on and can it be live streamed?

  • Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
  • BT Sport customers can live stream all the action from Belfast via the BT Sport app.
  • Alternatively, you can follow SunSport’s live blog for all the latest updates.

Who is on the card?

  • Luis Alberto Lopez vs. Michael Conlan for IBF featherweight title
  • Nick Ball vs. Ludomo Lumati
  • Anthony Cacace vs. Damian Wrzesinski
  • Conor Quinn vs. Juan Hinostroza
  • Padraig McCrory vs. Diego Ramirez
  • Pierce O’Leary vs. Alin Ciorceri
  • William Hayden vs. Jordan Ellison
  • Kieran Molloy vs. Lesther Espino
  • Fearghus Quinn vs. Ruben Angulo
  • Kurt Walker vs. Maicol Velazco
  • James Freeman vs. Jordan Grannum
  • Callum Thompson vs. Marian Istrate

Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan: UK start time, live stream, TV channel and FULL card ahead of huge title fight | The Sun

Dream Boxing Series “The Show Must Go On II” Press Conference: A Thrilling Preview of the Upcoming Boxing Event

The highly anticipated Dream Boxing Series “The Show Must Go On II” press conference took place yesterday, offering a thrilling glimpse into the upcoming kickboxing extravaganza. Held at a prestigious venue, the event brought together renowned fighters, promoters, and media representatives, generating excitement and anticipation among fans worldwide. As the press conference unfolded, it became evident that this edition of the Dream Boxing Series promises to be a spectacle that sport enthusiasts simply cannot miss.

The event will take place the 27th of May.

If you can not attend the show you can watch event LIVE over Prime Fight HD channel or at www.priemfightplay.com

Moments from the conference:

I’ve faced Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler and the fight will be over in two rounds, says UFC star Dustin Poirier

DUSTIN POIRIER has weighed in on the fight between his old rivals Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler.

Poirier beat Chandler in November as the pair put on a thriller at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

But his history with McGregor dates back to 2014 when he was knocked out inside a round of their featherweight bout.

Poirier, 34, would return the favour with a second-round KO in the rematch in January 2021, leading to a trilogy decider that July.

But it ended in chaos when McGregor, 34, broke his leg seconds before the opening round finished.

The Irishman has been sidelined since but it set to return against Chandler, 37, after they coached on The Ultimate Fighter against each other.

And Poirier believes if McGregor can get back to his former self then he should win the comeback bout.

He said on The MMA Hour: “I think that if Conor comes back anything like he was with his timing and rhythm – but with the injury that he had and this long off a layoff and we are not getting any younger, either – if he comes back similar to who he was before he left, I think he stops Michael Chandler.

“If Conor is who he was before the injury and stuff, I think two rounds, I think the fight is over in two rounds.

“If anybody can, I think it would be him if he’s 100 per cent dedicated, focused and put the blinders on so he can go at this with all of himself I think he can, but we’ll see and that’s what makes it so interesting.”

The UFC in April announced that McGregor would face Chandler next after starring on reality TV series TUF.

But the show – where contenders live, train and fight together for a UFC contract – has already been filmed and set to air.

Still no date, venue or weight has been confirmed for McGregor’s fight with Chandler, raising concerns.

And the Irishman is required to do six-months worth of United States Anti-Doping tests before being cleared to fight following his recent break.

But the former two-weight champion, speaking at his pub in Ireland, appeared to confirm the testing issues are resolved.

McGregor said: “That’s done, man. That’s done. Year end, I’m back in that cage having competed. I’m gearing up ready to go.” 

USADA later that he is set to re-enter the testing pool but will need half a year of clean tests before being cleared to fight.

A statement read: “We have recently been in direct contact with Conor McGregor, and as he confirmed today in the media, we expect to receive his paperwork coming out of retirement and re-entering the USADA testing pool immediately.

“Like other athletes who come out of retirement, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, McGregor will be subject to testing for at least six months and must provide at least two negative samples before being permitted to compete.

“The purpose of this rule is to ensure that all athletes who are not subject to a period of testing are adequately tested over a reasonable period of time before competing to ensure a level playing field for all athletes.”

McGregor also claimed confirmation for his fight against Chandler is set to be revealed after the release of TUF.

He said: “Michael Chandler, yeah. It will be announced during The Ultimate Fighter. 

“So The Ultimate Fighter is airing now in a couple of days on ESPN, and by the time that show finishes we’ll have a date and everything set for the fans.” 

I’ve faced Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler and the fight will be over in two rounds, says UFC star Dustin Poirier | The Sun


We are thrilled to announce the upcoming highly anticipated kickboxing event in Turkey. The 6th edition of the LOCA FIGHT CLUB Professional Kickboxing Series will take place on the 20th of June at Volkswagen Arena, one of Turkey’s most prominent event centers, located in Istanbul.

Prime Fight HD channel will proudly broadcast the event live, allowing viewers to witness the electrifying matchups featuring the best fighters in the sport. The highlight of the evening will be the heavyweight competition between Bahram Rajabzadeh, known as Golden Wolf, representing Azerbaijan, and his formidable Liberian opponent, Meribah Kosiah.

Prepare yourself for a night filled with thrilling fights as thousands of spectators gather at VW Arena. This grand spectacle in Istanbul will showcase a total of eight intense bouts, guaranteed to captivate the audience.

Renowned kickboxing trainer, Mike Passenier, widely recognized as BIG MIKE, will grace the event with his presence. Having trained notable fighters such as Badr Hari and Gökhan Saki, Big Mike brings his expertise to elevate the competition. Additionally, Paul Nichols, will be in attendance, further adding to the prestige of the event.

TV8,5 will exclusively broadcast this enthralling fight night across screens throughout Turkey. The overseas audience will have the opportunity to watch the event worldwide through the Prime Fight HD broadcast.

LOCA FIGHT CLUB aims to promote Turkey’s potential in the realm of ringsports, showcasing the country’s talented fighters on a global stage.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night of action-packed fights.


  • SAIK EDUARD (Russia) vs. İSA GÖÇMEN (Tur)

Subscribe to www.primefightplay.com to be able to watch event LIVE.

Dream Boxing Series “The Show must go on II”

On Saturday, the 27th of May, the big boxing evening Dream Boxing Series “The Show must go on II” will take place in the Helios Arena. The highlight of the event is certainly the fifth professional fight of the Rottweiler light heavyweight Ardian Krasniqi. His opponent is 22-year-old Andreas Masold.

Despite his youth, the man from the Palatinate has already fought 17 professional fights. He has won nine times, four of them by knockout.

Ardian Krasniqi told that he is well prepared. There’s a lot of pressure on him as a main fighter, but he’s used to pressure, he added. And of course, he hopes that many people will come to support him. He named the German championship as his goal, then the European championship – and then he would also like to fight for the world champion crown. But that’s a dream of the future, first of all the 26-year-old is gaining fighting experience in Dream Boxing ring.

Another former world champion is going into the ring this Saturday: Tyron Zeuge will fight against Ondrej Budera. His girlfriend Cheyenne Hanson also enters the ring, and her opponent is 46-year-old southern Italian Angela Cannizzaro.

Many other well know boxer will be showing their strength and determination this Saturday and strap in for some adrenaline.

You can watch event LIVE Prime Fight HD channel or www.primefightplay.com

Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2: UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard for huge world title rematch

MAURICIO Lara and Leigh Wood will take to the ring again as the Englishman looks to reclaim his WBA featherweight title in a massive rematch this weekend.

Last February, the two went head-to-head in Nottingham and put on a show to remember.

Lara dethroned Wood in their first bout after winning by way of TKO in the seventh round.

The former champion was ahead on the judge’s scorecards before being caught with a huge left hook by the Mexican.

Wood hit the canvas in his home town and tried to soldier on before his trainer Ben Davison threw in the towel.

When is Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2?

  • Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 will take place on Saturday, May 27.
  • The card is expected to start at 7pm UK time.
  • The ringwalks for the main event are scheduled to get underway from 10pm UK time.
  • The AO Arena will play host.

What channel is Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 on and can it be live streamed?

  • Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 will be shown like on DAZN PPV but a price is yet to be confirmed.
  • If you are not a DAZN subscriber, you can purchase a subscription for £9.99 per month for 12 months.
  • DAZN customers can live stream Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 via the DAZN app or DAZN.com.
  • Alternatively, you can follow SunSport’s live blog to stay up to date with all the action.

Can you watch DAZN on TV?

  • On March 23, DAZN launched their first TV channel on Sky known as DAZN 1 HD.
  • The channel will show a 24/7 schedule of live and catch-up content including 50-plus fights a year.
  • DAZN will be on Sky channel 429 in the UK and Ireland.
  • To access the channel, you will need a DAZN subscription which will also give you access to the DAZN app.

Who is on the undercard?

Here are all the confirmed fights on the card so far:

  • Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood for the WBA featherweight title
  • Jack Catterall vs Darragh Foley 
  • Kieron Conway vs Linus Udofia 
  • Danny Ball vs Anthony Tomlinson
  • Aaron Bowen vs TBC 
  • Campbell Hatton vs TBC 
  • Aqib Fiaz vs TBC 
  • William Crolla vs TBC 

Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2: UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard for huge world title rematch | The Sun