Sport Carl Froch (left) takes a hit during his win over George Groves in their first fight in November

Rematch takes place at Wembley Stadium next Saturday

Anthony Joshua makes his professional debut on Saturday night

Boxing: Anthony Joshua sets his sights on crossing into the mainstream by moulding into a Klitschko

Olympian makes his professional debut at the O2 on Saturday night

Johnny Greaves takes some of the punishment that added up to 96 defeats in 100 fights

Bunce on Boxing: Journeyman Johnny Greaves bows out with a win – after losing 96 ‘easy’ fights

“I kept on fighting to put food on the table, to provide for my family”

One step at at time: ‘I just have to make sure I don’t get lost in the hype,’ says Anthony Joshua when asked about Audley Harrison’s embarrassing career

Boxing: Other heavies fell short but Anthony Joshua can reach top

British gold medallist prepares for pro debut with history weighing on him

Katie Taylor won Ireland's only gold medal at London 2012

Boxing: Golden girl Katie Taylor threatens to turn back on Olympics

Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defence of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a “terrible year” which she said saw women’s boxing take a step backwards.

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Boxing: Ken Norton, heavyweight icon who 'beat' Muhammad Ali three times

Series of epic fights with The Greatest went to split decisions – and he reckons he won them all

Ken Norton pictured fighting Muhammad Ali in 1976

Ken Norton: Tributes pour in following the death of former heavyweight champion boxer

The 70-year-old broke the jaw of Muhammad Ali

Boxing: I'll KO Tyson Fury in second round, claims David Haye

David Haye is caught between selling a spectacle to keep the pay-per-view cash rolling in and an honest appraisal of the calibre of opponent he faces next week. The compromise is a prediction that sees Tyson Fury making it to the second round of their all-British heavyweight bout in Manchester before reposing on the canvas for good.

Adam Booth and george Groves after the latter maintained his unbeaten record

Boxing: Adam Booth confirms he is no longer working with George Groves ahead of Carl Froch fight

Groves is due to face the WBA and IBF world champion in November but his former trainer and manager confirms they have called off their partnership

Floyd Mayweather handed previously unbeaten Saul Alvarez a boxing lesson

Bunce on Boxing: Amir Khan joins long list seeking fight with Floyd Mayweather (and the money that comes with it)

British fighter among the top contenders to fight American

Amir Khan in his last fight, which he won by a unanimous decision against Julio Diaz

Let's get it on! Amir Khan responds to Floyd Mayweather challenge

Briton tweeted his eagerness for bout today

Floyd Mayweather handed previously unbeaten Saul Alvarez a boxing lesson

Following victory over Saul Alvarez - Just how good is Floyd Mayweather?

An easy win over Alvarez earned the champ $3.46m per round, but leaves the big question still unanswered, says Steve Bunce

Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez during their final press conference
A suffering Denis Lebedev on the end of another punishing blow from Guillermo Jones in May

Bunce on Boxing: Ricky Burns joins ranks of battered fighters who refused to quit

In May a boxer called Denis Lebedev, fighting Guillermo Jones for a world title in Moscow, set a new extreme standard of bravery by surviving 11 rounds with a gruesome set of injuries.

Tyson Fury, left, has his eyes on a match with David Haye

Boxing: Ricky Hatton is backing David Haye but admits he would love to see 'Manchester lad' Tyson Fury triumph

Former light welterweight world champion claims his 'heart rules over his head' in supporting fellow Mancunian Fury ahead of Britain's biggest heavyweight fight of the year

Ricky Burns is floored by Ray Beltran in the eighth round in Glasgow

Boxing: Hometown heist by Ricky Burns leaves future plans in the dock after lesson from robbed loser Raymundo Beltran

Scottish lightweight must rethink strategy after Beltran denied deserved victory

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