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Boxing: From Hayemaker to blockbuster: the new Vinnie Jones

Next Saturday sees only the second all-British world heavyweight title fight but one of the boxers wants to top a different bill

Boxing: Chisora sentencing date casts doubt on Klitschko fight

Dereck Chisora, the British heavyweight contender, is due in court next month for sentencing on theft and assault charges, casting doubt over his world title bout with Wladimir Klitschko.

Boxing: Haye to fight Harrison in November

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye announced his next title defence against Audley Harrison today before lashing out at his bitter rival with a string of insults.

Boxing: Holyfield targets Haye title fight

Evander Holyfield has challenged WBA champion David Haye to give him a title shot. Despite turning 48 next month, Holyfield remains on the fringes of the heavyweight title picture as he stubbornly fights on, and the American wants to fight either Haye or one of the Klitschko brothers, with Vitali the WBC champion and Wladimir the IBF/WBO holder.

Boxing: Adamek struggles show weakness of heavyweight division

Heavyweight boxing is still searching for a saviour to deliver it from its perilous state after Poland's over-hyped Tomasz Adamek went the full twelve rounds with American veteran Michael Grant on Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey.

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David Haye will have to wait until next year at the earliest to fight Vladimir Klitschko after the Ukrainian announced yesterday that he will defend his IBF world heavyweight title against Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin in September.

Inside Lines: Council killjoys try to bar Italia from waving the flag in Soho

Judging by the flags and bunting everywhere, the whole country is deep in the thralls of World Cup fever – except in a curmudgeonly corner of Westminster City Council.

Boxing: Harrison 'in talks' for world title shot

Audley Harrison claims negotiations are under way for him to fight either David Haye or one of the Klitschko brothers after he gave up the European heavyweight belt to focus on securing a world title shot.

Boxing: Vitali retains title with ease as Haye showdown looms

It took Vitali Klitschko less than a minute to take control of his latest World Boxing Council heavyweight fight and another 10 rounds to end Albert Sosnowski's suffering on Saturday night in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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