Quotes of the week

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If it doesn't take place under the auspices of the British Boxing Board of Control, it will go underground and there will not be the medical supervision and welfare the boxers get now. Frank Warren gives the view of the promoters following the death through brain injuries of Bradley Stone.

He fought 12 rounds essentially in heart failure. Ronald Stephens, Evander Holyfield's doctor, on why his patient lost his world heavyweight titles to Michael Moorer.

I'm gobsmacked. John Dorahy, the Wigan coach, after learning that winning the rugby league championship and piloting his new club to the Challenge Cup final had done nothing for his job security.

An agreement was made to partake in a sexual activity for a sum of US currency. They told me they were baseball players and I told them they were under arrest. Michael O'Neill, New York police commander, after the arrest of Derek Bell and Scott Sanders, of the San Diego Padres, for trying to pick up prostitutes in Manhattan.

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