Lee Purdy will add his name to a long and distinguished list of British boxers who travelled to most points of the globe for world-title fights knowing that they were massive underdogs.
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Wednesday 22 December 2010
Manny Pacquiao is set to defend his WBO world welterweight title against Shane Mosley on May 7, according to promoter Bob Arum.
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Thursday 09 December 2010
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Manny Pacquiao yesterday put a timescale on the remainder of his career by saying he plans to retire within the next three years, after his latest win over Antonio Margarito cemented his boxing superstar status.
Thursday 18 November 2010
The England coaching team may be developing a taste for freethinking rugby as played by Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton, the two men who did most to bamboozle the Wallabies at Twickenham last Saturday, but there are things they still love more: namely, size and aggression. Hence the selection of Matt Banahan, the Bath wing, at outside centre for this weekend's meeting with Samoa, ahead of Delon Armitage, the London Irish full-back. Any wannabe midfielder who identifies with David Haye and Manny Pacquiao rather than Brian O'Driscoll or Jeremy Guscott must have a touch of the route-one about him.
Monday 15 November 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
Amir Khan has revealed he could fight American superstar Floyd Mayweather next year – with the blessing and backing of friend and sparring partner Manny Pacquiao.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Nathan Cleverly, the 23-year-old Welshman who holds a maths degree, graduated to world level last night to underscore the emergence of a generation of talented young British fighters. He beat fellow unbeaten light-heavyweight Karo Murat, the fight ending on the advice of the ringside doctor at the start of the 10th round of a pulsating scrap.
Friday 17 September 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
Ricky Hatton "feels he has let everybody that matters down badly" after being secretly filmed by a newspaper allegedly snorting cocaine, the spokesman of the former world light-welterweight champion said yesterday.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Boxing legend Ricky Hatton was today said to be "devastated and distraught" after being secretly filmed allegedly snorting cocaine.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
The seven-times world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao checked out from a private hospital in the Philippines capital yesterday, two days after he was admitted suffering from stomach pains and fatigue.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he would be willing to take a blood test 14 days prior to a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jnr, edging the two men regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound boxers closer to a contest.
Sunday 16 May 2010
David Cameron now resides in his shared accommodation in Downing Street on an Obama-like ticket of "change". But we have to ask if sport has been somewhat short-changed? The new PM has missed a trick by again lumping sport together with media and culture under the roof of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Here was a perfect opportunity to give sport, which he has acknowledged as being important to society, health and the economy, and currently with the added governance of the Olympics, its own full-time ministry. We welcome the appointment of Hugh Robertson as the new sports and Olympic minister – he's one of the good guys in politics and has a grasp of what the job is about after five years robustly shadowing two Labour sports ministers. But he has to report to the DCMS overlord, Jeremy Hunt, a nice enough chap whose only known affinity with athleticism is a spot of lambada dancing. Cameron should have been bold enough to change the system and give sport what it deserves – a ministry of its own. Chelsea fan Robertson, 47, was at yesterday's FA Cup final alongside his new boss, who elected to cheer for Portsmouth. A club cricketer and hockey player, Robertson was also planning to stay up for the Amir Khan fight and will watch today's T20 final between England and Australia. He will need such stamina with tough calls to make on funding and Olympic legacy.
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