combat sports


Hunt vs. Lewis: Draining the Giant

Faced with a man who could hit every bit as hard as him, and absorb his heaviest blows, Mark Hunt rose to the occasion. We examine the Super Samoan's dismantling of the Black Beast, Derrick Lewis.


​The Cult: Michael Watson

Michael Watson was on the brink of his greatest victory when he suffered a severe head injury in the ring. The incredible manner in which the Londoner has recovered makes him a fitting addition to The Cult.


Hitting the Canvas With MMA Fighter Nick Osipczak

VICE Sports hung out with MMA fighter Nick Osipczak to learn how he incorporates zen and spirituality into his high-end artwork of sacred geometry.


The Best of Enemies: Eubank vs. Benn and the Glory Days of British Boxing

In October 1993, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn fought at Old Trafford stadium. In front of a sell-out crowd and with a reported global TV audience of half a billion, it was perhaps the high-watermark of British boxing's nineties golden age.


​Tyson Fury Will Not Fight Again, Says Eddie Hearn

Hearn, who looks after IBF heavyweight Anthony Joshua, says that he had hoped to pit his fighter against Fury, but no longer believes this meeting can happen.


"Tonight We Made History" – Meet the Disabled Boxers Fighting For Paralympic Recognition

The Sweet Science is currently excluded from the Paralympic Games, but the Adaptive Boxing Organisation – who recently held their inaugural fight night in Warwickshire – are determined to change that.


Gangsters and Boxers in London's East End

Rows of past fighters grin down from all four walls of East London boxing club the Repton: Olympic gold medallists, world champions, tough guy actors and, perhaps most intimidating of all, the notorious Kray twins.


The Cult: Amir Khan

When Amir Khan won silver at the 2004 Olympics, many predicted a career without limits. With the 2016 Games upon us, it is fair to say that the erstwhile golden boy has experienced both glory and failure inside the ring.


The Cult: Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton's lethal and tactically astute body punching earned him some huge victories in the boxing ring. But through it all, the Hyde-born fighter always remained a local lad.


The Cult: Mike Tyson

To opponents and wider society, Mike Tyson instilled fear. To mark his 50th birthday, we're inducting one of the most terrifying and controversial heavyweight boxers of all time into The Cult.


The Cult: Nigel Benn

Nicknamed "The Dark Destroyer", Nigel Benn was a popular and gutsy British boxer famous for his fights with Chris Eubank. But the darkness inside Benn sometimes threatened to destroy more than just his opponents.


Boxer Nick Blackwell Awake and Speaking After Seven-Day Coma

On Saturday Nick Blackwell woke from an induced coma, seven days after his fight with Chris Eubank Jr.