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Rematch takes place at Wembley Stadium next Saturday

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The Mexican veteran Erik Morales, winner of world titles at four different weights, has been suspended from boxing for two years after testing positive for the banned drug clenbuterol.

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Bernard Hopkins broke his own record by again

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Bernard Hopkins broke his own record by again becoming the oldest man to win a world title when he beat Tavoris Cloud on points to claim the IBF light-heavyweight crown.

Ryan Giggs looks forward to his 1,000th game tonight

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Ricky Burns will try to add the IBF title to his WBO belt

Boxing: Ricky Burns fight put back a month after Miguel Vazquez suffers infection

The WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns' unification title fight with IBF belt-holder Miguel Vazquez has been delayed by a month due to the Mexican suffering from a severe viral infection.

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Steve Bunce on Boxing: Punchy spoilers preferable to shameful charlatans of yore

There is no science or set of rules attached to the sport of heavyweight boxing and becoming a rich champion is as random as a raffle.

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Jonathan Rendall: Writer on boxing and gambling who lived life close to the edge

The theme of Jonathan Rendall's writing life was risk. He came to prominence in the late 1980s as a vital new voice covering that most literary of sports, boxing, and captured in urgent, seductive prose the risk to life and limb that assails a fighter every time he enters the ring. But the risk came closer to home too. Rendall wrote about playing the odds in a book called, ominously, Twelve Grand. The terms of the contract with his publisher were that he would take his advance – the titular £12,000 – and gamble it. It's one measure of how well the gambling paid that later in life he would joke about a sequel called Twelve Quid.

Amir Khan has been defeated three times as a pro boxer but hopes for a fresh start with new trainer Virgil Hunter

Boxing: Amir Khan confirms first fight in Britain for two years

Khan will take on light-welterweight Julio Diaz in April

David Price, the British heavyweight champion, has won all of his 15 pro fights

Boxing: Beating Tony Thompson can be David Price’s quick route to world heavyweight contention

British champion can shine with early finish tonight where Klitschko was twice made to toil

Adrien Broner celebrates after beating Gavin Rees of Britain in their WBC lightweight title match in Atlantic City

Bunce on Boxing: Adrien Broner highlights long, hard fall of US heavyweights

The attention of fans in America has been on much smaller men

American fighter Adrien Broner has won all 25 of his fights

Boxing: Level on points after the insults, but Adrien Broner should beat Gavin Rees in ring

Welshman promises to silence “disrespectful”  American – but the odds are heavily against him

Joel Casamayor won a Gold medal in Barcelona before becoming a world champion as a pro

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Pro-am series poised to revolutionise Cuban game

Cuban boxing made a comeback at the Olympics in London last year and now there is a chance that a form of professional boxing could return to the giant halls in Havana after a 50-year gap.

Carl Froch (L) and Mikkel Kessler during a press conference

Boxing: Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler promise 'epic' rematch

Pair to fight at the O2 in May

Daley’s bread: Tom Daley is believed to receive a six-figure sum for Splash!

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British Olympic stars who are boosting their bank balances by cashing in on their post-Games celebrity are facing increased spot-checks to ensure they pay back all of their tax-free Lottery funding.

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