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Seven days before the first Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler fight in 2010 the trouble started when the fight was postponed, Froch gained 7lb at a barbecue, his elbow was injured and his eardrum was damaged.

Boxing: Hamed teams up with Eubank

CHRIS EUBANK has ended his feud with Naseem Hamed by becoming an adviser to the World Boxing Organisation featherweight champion.

BOXING: Woodhall admits he was lucky

RICHIE WOODHALL wore the expression of a condemned man rather than one who had got out of jail - Glenn Catley's countenance befitted a person who had invested his life savings in the Russian rouble.

BOXING: Catley promises dogged test for Woodhall

THE PROSPECT of a pounds 1m fight against Joe Calzaghe should be enough to fire Richie Woodhall's ambitions against Glenn Catley at the Telford Ice Rink tonight.

BOXING: Woodhall sets sights on pounds 1m Calzaghe fight

RICHIE WOODHALL, the WBC world super-middleweight champion, wants at least pounds 1m to fight the WBO title holder, Joe Calzaghe, in an all-British showdown.

Rugby Union: Hayward adds punch to Wales

Ebbw Vale's No 10 was forced to give up a boxing career following a neck injury but is now hoping to be a real knock-out for his country.

Boxing: Measures that can take weight off boxing's mind

Bob Mee examines the impact of another fight to end in soul-searching

Boxing: Calzaghe seeks unification bout after brush with the law

THE Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe had a brush with the law on his recent trip to Rome. Calzaghe, of Sardinian background, took his wife Mandy on a break to the Eternal City after his first World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title defence against Branco Sobot.

Boxing: Eubank moves up in weight

CHRIS EUBANK will move up two weight divisions to challenge Carl Thompson for his World Boxing Organisation cruiserweight title at Manchester's Nynex Arena on 18 April.

Boxing: Calzaghe can strike it rich on home soil

Big hitter Joe Calzaghe has a home-spun fortune within his grasp. Glyn Leach reports on the Welshman's first defence of the World Boxing Organisation super middleweight title, which Frank Warren believes will be the beginning of something big.

Boxing: Regan keen to contest title deeds

Harry Mullan says that the returning Welshman has much to fight for this week

Boxing: Graham finds that time is running out

Herol Graham cannot realistically afford to wait too much longer for a third world title opportunity. That crucial point was recognised by his promoter, Frank Maloney, even though the 38-year-old enjoyed clear superiority over Vinnie Pazienza to retain his World Boxing Council international super-middleweight title at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

Boxing: Pazienza has to pay fine to meet Graham

Vinnie Pazienza, a twice former world champion, will have to pay an outstanding fine of $5,000 (pounds 3,200) for hitting a referee if he is to fight Herol Graham on 6 December.

Boxing: Hamed's antics mask mentality of novice

Chris Eubank may have been a showman the public loved to hate but Ken Jones found Naseem Hamed's arrogance in victory at Sheffield Arena on Saturday unpalatable, especially in comparison to Eubank's humility in defeat

Boxing: Eubank's build-up grounded

Whether or not it was a blast of hot air was unclear, but Chris Eubank's hired helicopter was caught in a crosswind yesterday, meaning that he was unable to attend his head-to-head meeting with Joe Calzaghe in Sheffield before tonight's vacant World Boxing Council super-middleweight title fight at the Sheffield Arena.

Boxing: Hamed's rare praise for opponent

Naseem Hamed, who tops the bill at Sheffield tonight with his World Boxing Organisation featherweight title defence against Jose Badillo, dropped his guard to pay the greatest compliment he has afforded an opponent. Hamed said the Puerto Rican No 1 mandatory challenger will present the toughest challenge of his 28-bout career.
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