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Watch Diego Costa in sparring session in Fernando Torres' boxing gym

Costa was sparring with Atletico fitness coach Oscar ‘El Profe’ Ortega Friday, January 12, 2018 Diego Costa has been working on getting his fitness back by sparring with Atletico Madrid’s fitness coach.  The 29-year-old has been put through his paces in team-mate Fernando Torres’ boxing gym after completing his long-awaited transfer back to the Spanish club from Chelsea.  And the boxing has seemingly had a massive effect on Costa who scored on his first game back for Atletico in their win over Getafe.  However, it may have worked too well…

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Carl Frampton halves sparring regime to avoid 'problems' after boxing

Carl Frampton has revealed he has more than halved his sparring regime to reduce the risk of brain damage. The 30-year-old former two-weight world champion is training for his next fight against Horacio Garcia on 18 November. The Northern Irishman has cut his sparring sessions from 220 to 100 as he bids to recapture his belts, before considering his future in the sport. “I’ve got two kids and a missus. I don’t want problems after boxing. You need to be careful,” he told BBC Sport. “You have heavy gloves and…

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