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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee