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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: Woes of a Celtic worrier

Harry Mullan explains the dilemmas preying on the mind of retiring Steve Collins

Boxing: Collins announces his retirement

Steve Collins, the World Boxing Organisation super-middle-weight champion, yesterday announced his retirement from boxing. The Irishman, who had pulled out of his title defence against Joe Calzaghe which was due to take place in Sheffield on Saturday week, made the announcement at the British Boxing Awards ceremony in Bloomsbury, central London.

Boxing: World title chance for Eubank

Chris Eubank has been given a surprise opportunity to become the World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight champion once again.

Piper may pick a new tune

The career of Welsh light-heavyweight Nicky Piper proves yet again that in this business it's who you know rather than what you do that really counts.

Calzaghe's challenge to wary Collins

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Boxing: Mismatch of the Nineties

Harry Mullan says boxing's latest championship farce is part of a sad trend

Boxing: Ayers frustrated by second postponement

Michael Ayers' world title frustration continued yesterday when his World Boxing Organisation lightweight fight against Russia's Artur Grigorian in Stuttgart on Saturday was called off.

Boxing: Brodie's brawl points the way to Swain's crown

It took a scrap on a football pitch to persuade Manchester's Michael Brodie that he had a future as a professional fighter - which has been confirmed in an 18-fight winning sequence that has moulded Brodie into one of the best young prospects in the land.

Boxing: Referee Adrian Morgan dies at 68

Adrian Morgan, formerly one of Britain's leading referees, has died suddenly at the age of 68. An 'A' star official for the British Boxing Board of Control for a decade before his retirement in 1993, Morgan officiated all over the world for the World Boxing Council and the European Boxing Union.

Leonard comeback bout confirmed: Boxing

The long-awaited comeback fight of Sugar Ray Leonard against Hector Camacho was yesterday confirmed for 1 March in Atlantic City .

Calzaghe's second defence

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Calzaghe and Delaney test television market

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Calzaghe wins another title

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ITV stuns fight game

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