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”.
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Monday 23 December 2013
Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday
Sunday 06 October 2013
Heavyweight champion should be retired by the time Brit will challenge
Sunday 03 April 2011
The novelty of my broken foot has most definitely worn off now. I know it's the obvious question, but if one more person asks me, "What happened to it?", I'm going to ram a crutch down their throat.
Friday 05 November 2010
It was like Henry Cooper or Rocky or Frank Bruno running Mastermind – with the exciting innovation of being allowed to punch the contestant for answers he didn't like. "It was Queen BerenGARIA! Oof! Get up! Gonnora was his SECOND wife! Stop LYING there, get him UP!"
Friday 16 October 2009
I would love the opportunity to join the British National Party – and set up a new wing.
Monday 23 February 2009
Friday 11 July 2008
The news that Ricky Hatton was to try his hand at punchlines, rather than punches, seemed initially like some fancy footwork to sell tickets for a handful of after-dinner-style shows. However, I should not have had too many doubts about the tenacious Mancunian's ability with the witty riposte. After all, he once cut down his opponent Floyd Mayweather, in word if not in deed, when he said: "If there were such a thing as reincarnation, Floyd would want to come back as himself."
Saturday 02 July 2005
Sunday 25 July 2004
Monday 03 November 2003
Monday 03 November 2003
Tuesday 30 September 2003
Monday 29 September 2003
Thursday 25 September 2003
Wednesday 24 September 2003
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