Sport Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing by Donald McRae

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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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.

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Previously unbeaten Puerto Rican quits at the start of the 10th round as WBO world lightweight champion makes his third successful title defence

Ricky Burns (right) and Jose Gonzalez go face to face at the weigh-in in Glasgow

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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.

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Robin Scott-Elliot: Roll up for boxing's latest circus act where disrepute pays big dividends

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.

Boxing: Warren says Haye v Chisora 'will definitely happen'

Promoter defies Board to say boxers who brawled in Munich will meet at Upton Park in the summer

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Boxing: Chisora loses licence after Haye bust-up is stripped of his licence

Dereck Chisora has had his licence to fight withdrawn after attending a British Boxing Board of Control hearing yesterday to discuss his part in a series of unfortunate incidents that took place in Munich last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.

RICKY BURNS: Won his sixth fight at world level on Saturday night

Boxing: 'Bring on anyone' says Burns after points win over Moses

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.

Dereck Chisora in the ring with Vitali

David Haye and Dereck Chisora regret brawl

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.

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Amir Khan has more things to worry about than just the controversial decision in his loss to Lamont Peterson.

Boxing: Groves agrees to join Warren stable

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.

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