Manny Steward became the best trainer of his generation after an anonymous apprenticeship travelling to fights with young boxers packed in his car, a cooking stove in the trunk and the local US state rulebook in his pocket. He was a master tactician who understood the crazy hearts of the fighters he shaped, guided and often created from scratch. He had an ability in the gym, a hotel room in the lonely hours before a fight, the dressing room and the ring during a fight to communicate clearly a strategy for victory. He could whisper and he could growl.
London's Olympics have been a knockout, but there's no doubt who will be Britain's biggest hit of the Games. If Anthony Joshua, one of the two British boxers in this afternoon's finals, wins the super-heavyweight title, he will be within striking distance of a gold mine.
Team GB's Perri Shakes-Drayton has promised to "run her heart out" when she competes in the 400m hurdles on Sunday.
The Olympic Torch reached new heights this morning as it was held aloft on the London Eye.
Haye made much of what he was going to do to Klitschko but he couldn't lay a hand on him. Now he should leave us all in peace
Brash Briton fails to let his fists do the talking as superior Ukrainian unifies heavyweight belts
Steve Bunce sees chaos in a Hamburg sports shop as Klitschko comes in two stone heavier than Haye whose fans are out in force
Tributes were paid yesterday to the former British heavyweight boxing champion Gary Mason, who was killed in a cycling accident in south London.
The all-British bout will draw huge crowds, but for our writer it marks the tipping point where a noble sport becomes all talk
David Haye's defence of his World Boxing Association heavyweight title against Audley Harrison at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 13 November was confirmed today, setting up a fight that could generate more money than any other in British history.
The party of 'fruitcakes' is in need of direction. Andrew Johnson and Matt Chorley assess who is one slice short of a serious leadership bid
She zoomed from obscurity to ubiquity, and now she's off. Or so she says. Lily Allen leaves them wanting more
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.
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
This was an insult of a fight, a dreg of the dregs. How bad was the hype afterwards?