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 16 May 2005
Friday 18 March 2005
Thursday 09 December 2004
It turns out that the threat to the big fight here on Saturday night was more than anything a storm in a shaving cup. Danny Williams, Britain's challenger to the World Boxing Council champion Vitali Klitschko, said that if necessary he would withdraw from the contest if he was required to shave, or even trim, his beard contrary to his Muslim beliefs.
Friday 29 October 2004
Scott Harrison knows that the waiting game is coming to an end and early next year he will finally get the chance to meet one of the world's leading featherweights.
Saturday 02 October 2004
Sunday 29 August 2004
Win or lose against Mario Kindelan, the Cuban ringmaster they say is unbeatable, this afternoon, Amir Khan should turn professional on 8 December this year. That is the advice of Britain's leading promoter, Frank Warren, and the date is significant because it is Amir's 18th birthday, when he officially becomes eligible to hang up his headguard and box for money. Big money.
Saturday 12 June 2004
Here we go again with yet another pit-stop on the seemingly endless learning curve of Ricky Hatton's career.
Sunday 16 May 2004
Friday 14 May 2004
It finally looks as if the boost that the British heavyweight division - and domestic boxing as a whole - needs will arrive with the imminent announcement of a fight between the champion, Matt Skelton, and Audley Harrison.
Wednesday 07 April 2004
In an atmosphere charged with heady prospect and metropolitan rivalry the most intriguing thought was that Chelsea were equipped in body and spirit to overcome the odds and leave Arsenal with only the Premiership to play for in a season that had promised emulation of Manchester United's 1999 treble.
Saturday 29 November 2003
Monday 29 September 2003
Sunday 07 September 2003
Saturday 30 August 2003
Friday 06 June 2003
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