This last week I started reading three recent boxing autobiographies or biographies, but didn’t get far with any of them. They weren’t awful, but weren’t good either – plodding, literally blow-by-blow accounts offering little insight into the moral, emotional and financial complexities of what Mike Tyson has memorably called “the hurt business”.
Floyd Mayweather is looking for somebody to make rich in 2014, knowing that he will leave somebody else frustrated and poorer at the snub.
Hong Kong film-maker Run Run Shaw died yesterday at the age of 106. His influence stretched from Hollywood to Piccadilly
Push for global expansion continues
There is a history in boxing of chaos following stability in the heavyweight division and now that Vitali Klitschko has left his title in an attempt to become Ukraine’s president, the greed, secret lobbying and joyful expectation have returned to the sport’s division of kings.
It was a shame for the best year in UFC history to end like it did
Former champion suffered the break in rematch against Chris Weidman
Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday
President François Hollande is wrestling with a sluggish economy and unemployment at a 16-year high
Brisbane witnessed a battle that will be long remembered
Before London 2012, Aaron Cook and Lutalo Muhammad became embroiled in a bitter dispute which rocked Britain's preparations for the Games
A round-up of the latest events and talking points from the world of Mixed Martial Arts
A Froch seen by a wider audience would have helped pollinate boxing
Controversy after referee stops Groves to end one of best bouts ever
Legendary ‘heel’ who won gold at the Empire Games and went on to contest more than 13,000 bouts