Sport Wladimir Klitschko looks to land a shot on Alexander Povetkin

Heavyweight champion should be retired by the time Brit will challenge

Chris Eubank: The dandy bounces back off the ropes – now he's the daddy

A great character as well as one of Britain's finest boxing talents, the man with the monocle is back with a bang and 'mentoring' his son in the sweet science. Alan Hubbard speaks to Chris Eubank

Boxing: Sosnowski will leave Klitschko still looking for defining moment

Vitali Klitschko has made a dozen or so leading contenders and heavyweight pretenders look like nervous, clueless novices and there is every reason to believe that Albert Sosnowski of Poland and Essex will add his name to that sorry list.

Boxing: Haye hunts unified glory

Klitschkos next in line after thrilling and brutal defence of his WBA heavyweight crown

Oliver McCall: Fighting a losing battle

The former world heavyweight champion was working towards a last shot at the big time – until he wound up behind bars. As he awaits his fate, Steve Bunce tells the tale of a doomed struggle against cocaine

How to quit while you're ahead: Lily's the sly, retiring type

She zoomed from obscurity to ubiquity, and now she's off. Or so she says. Lily Allen leaves them wanting more

Boxing: Haye sets Ruiz date

David Haye's first defence of his World Boxing Association heavyweight title was confirmed yesterday when it was announced that he would meet rugged veteran John Ruiz at the MEN Arena, Manchester, on 3 April in what will be the first world heavyweight title fight held in Britain since 2000.

Frank Maloney: Being Frank

He guided Lennox Lewis to boxing glory before the suicide of a star signing hit him hard - now the biggest fight of his life is battling the BNP. Alan Hubbard speaks to Frank Maloney

James Lawton: Is Haye one of the greats? Only if you swallow the heavyweight hype

This was an insult of a fight, a dreg of the dregs. How bad was the hype afterwards?

British heavyweight world champions

With victory over Nikolay Valuev, David Haye became the first Briton since Lennox Lewis to become a heavyweight world champion.

'The best thing that could happen to the division': Reaction to a heavyweight achievement

*He had the talent, speed and ability to beat the guy. It took guts to come from cruiserweight and fight a man mountain like he did. He stuck to his guns. - Frank Bruno (former world champion)

Boxing: Haye hits land of plenty

Promoters scramble to line up lucrative fights for Briton after back-foot masterclass earns world heavyweight title

Boxing: David slays Goliath to conquer world

Haye becomes first British heavyweight champion since Lewis by beating massive Russian in shock points victory

Boxing: After all the big talk, it's time for Haye to step up

Londoner must summon up his courage tonight as Valuev aims to 'shut him up'

Boxing: Macklin races to stunning win

It took Matthew Macklin less than a minute last night at the Velodrome in Manchester to land the punch that will lead to a world-title fight and potential riches inside the next 12 months.

Darren Sutherland: Boxer who won bronze at last year's Olympic Games but committed suicide after turning professional

Darren Sutherland won an Olympic bronze medal last year in Beijing, turned professional and everybody involved with his career thought that he had made the often tricky transition with ease. Inside the ropes Sutherland, who adopted the ring moniker of The Dazzler, was quite brilliant, but away from the ring, in the lonely days and nights that all fighters have to learn to control, he was starting to doubt his ability.

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

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... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
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10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?