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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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Collins to meet Warren

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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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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions