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Rematch takes place at Wembley Stadium next Saturday

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Manny Steward became the best trainer of his generation after an anonymous apprenticeship travelling to fights with young boxers packed in his car, a cooking stove in the trunk and the local US state rulebook in his pocket. He was a master tactician who understood the crazy hearts of the fighters he shaped, guided and often created from scratch. He had an ability in the gym, a hotel room in the lonely hours before a fight, the dressing room and the ring during a fight to communicate clearly a strategy for victory. He could whisper and he could growl.

England need positive performances to put Kevin Pietersen saga behind them says Andrew Flintoff

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David Price is set to face Audley Harrison

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It should not be about Audley Harrison tonight when he finally, after 12 years and 33 fights, gets the chance to win the British title he once claimed he could win in his first bout.

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Canvas opinion: David Price says Olympians are taking a risk by participating in the new World Series of Boxing

Boxing: Price tells Olympic stars to use spending power

It is exactly eight weeks since Britain's weekend of glory in the Olympic boxing ring. Time enough for the fistful of fighters who departed the ExCeL with medals draped around their necks to cash them in for the brighter lights and supposedly bigger paydays awaiting them in the professional game. But so far none has put pen to contract, and maybe some never will.

Page 3 Profile: Orlando Cruz, Boxer

Has he got a fight coming up?

Featherweight Orlando Cruz, right, fights American Cornelius Lock in Las Vegas in 2009

Orlando Cruz, thefirst openly gay boxer, comes out fighting

Orlando Cruz's revelation hailed by campaigners and former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas

Glory hunter: Amir Khan has left Freddie Roach (right) for Virgil Hunter

Boxing: Khan signs up new coach for fight against Molina

Amir Khan brought some clarity to his future yesterday by announcing a new head trainer as well as his next opponent.

Ricky Hatton, here with his band, has chosen a formidable opponent

Boxing: Ricky Hatton choosing Vyacheslav Senchenko bangs the drum for ambition

Ricky Hatton has sold nearly 19,000 tickets for the event that will end his ring exile on 24 November and yesterday he added to their black market value by announcing a difficult fight against former world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko. In many ways the party just turned serious.

Thousands of girls have been enthused by the successes of Team GB

Games winners inspire women to take up sport

Legacy hopes borne out by poll

Boyd Tonkin: The sporting novel often underperforms, but it still has a team of champions

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Royal Mail: 'Please stop meddling with our postboxes'

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