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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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Nathan Cleverly admits he is facing the most important fight of his career on Saturday, and taking a gamble with his career. But though his opponent is the bookies' favourite to win, it is someone Cleverly chose himself.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Previously unbeaten Puerto Rican quits at the start of the 10th round as WBO world lightweight champion makes his third successful title defence
Saturday 11 May 2013
There is a case for thinking that the boxing life of Ricky Burns has taken place on undercards, in champion’s backyards and far from the glare and rewards of big fights at home.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Dereck Chisora has regained his British Boxing Board of Control licence a year after it was withdrawn following his behaviour in Germany last February.
Monday 04 March 2013
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.
Sunday 09 December 2012
The Way I See It: The old route for successful amateurs has been closed to today’s aspiring pros
Monday 16 July 2012
David Haye will be satisfied with his career even if a showdown with Vitali Klitschko fails to materialise.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
There have been previous attempts to revive Jeux Sans Frontières but until yesterday they had never come to fruition. Now roll up, roll up at Upton Park on 14 July and watch David Haye and Dereck Chisora take the reputation of boxing to a new low. Perhaps they will be asked to try to peel an orange with their gloves on in between rounds, to add to the decorum of the occasion.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Promoter defies Board to say boxers who brawled in Munich will meet at Upton Park in the summer
Thursday 15 March 2012
Dereck Chisora has had his licence to fight withdrawn after attending a British Boxing Board of Control hearing yesterday to discuss his part in a series of unfortunate incidents that took place in Munich last month.
Monday 12 March 2012
Ricky Burns has his sights set on bigger fights after a confident if unspectacular first defence of his WBO lightweight belt here on Saturday night. The Scot scored a unanimous points win over Namibia-based Paulus Moses in front of a 6,000 capacity crowd here on the outskirts of Glasgow.
Monday 20 February 2012
Dereck Chisora will be hauled in front of a British Boxing Board of Control hearing on March 14 in relation to his conduct "prior, during and after" Saturday's WBC heavyweight title defeat against Vitali Klitschko in Munich.
Monday 12 December 2011
Amir Khan has more things to worry about than just the controversial decision in his loss to Lamont Peterson.
Friday 26 August 2011
Frank Warren has vowed to set up a rematch between bitter rivals George Groves and James DeGale after announcing the shock news that the British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion has joined his promotional stable.
Sunday 07 August 2011
More than 12 million people are at risk of dying from hunger in the Horn of Africa as a result of the worst drought in 60 years.
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