The Planet Sport Boxing Show: Is it the end for Conor McGregor this weekend?

Mark Smith and Joe Hewlett talk about the biggest news stories from the last week of the boxing world and preview upcoming fights over the weekend.

Conor McGregor returns to the octagon this weekend looking for revenge as he collides with Dustin Poirier for a third time.

Poirier - who lost to McGregor in 2014 - did something no MMA fighter has been able to do earlier this year, knock the Irishman out.

The third installment will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and some 20,800 tickets were sold within seconds of the fight announcement. 

In his last six fights, McGregor has won as many as he has lost and is in need of victory to remain in elite level fights.

Dustin Poirier knocked Conor McGregor out in the second round of their January rematch
Dustin Poirier knocked Conor McGregor out in the second round of their January rematch

Jermell Charlo is also in action this weekend against Brian Castano in Texas.

The pair go toe-to-toe for all four major world titles at junior middleweight and the winner will become the first undisputed champion in the division's history.

Should Charlo come through as expected, there is talk of him moving up to middleweight, the same weight class as brother Jermall.

Could we see them fight each other in the future?

Possibly not with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, boxing's most lucrative fighter, revealing his interest in fighting Jermell Charlo over Gennadiy Golovkin.

As Tyson Fury's trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder draws nearer, Planet Sport spoke to Mauricio Sulaiman who discussed the magnitude of the bout and the reason behind Mike Tyson's comeback.

The fight, which takes place in Las Vegas, is on July 24 and the "Gypsy King" is the overwhelming favourite to win.

Planet Sport Bet has him at 18/1 to KO Wilder in round three. (Odds were correct at the time of publication).

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will meet for a third time on July 24
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will meet for a third time on July 24

Arch-rival Anthony Joshua is expected to meet mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk but nothing has been confirmed. A venue has been chosen, there is a date and both fighters want the September showdown.

We've heard all of this before, haven't we?

Meanwhile, forgotten man Dillian Whyte has made it clear that he wants to fight in America next with Jermaine Franklin a possible opponent.

Charles Martin - beaten by Joshua in 2015 - branded the Brixton boxer a 'coward' for avoiding him and believes he should be Whyte's next bout.

There is also a preview to a card which involves Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde.

Arthur will face Davide Faraci while Yarde is still in search of an opponent following the withdrawal of Emin Atra last month. A rematch is scheduled for later this year.

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