The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads
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Wednesday 22 January 2014
Jose Sulaiman: Administrator respected, feared and hated in equal measure whose reforms made boxing a safer sport
Friday 17 January 2014
Jose Sulaiman was the boss at the World Boxing Council, boxing’s most respected governing body, for 38 years, and he liked to be called the Father of Boxing, Don Jose or Mr President. The tiny Mexican certainly helped make boxing safer by drafting and pushing through some drastic changes to the way the sport works during his reign as President; last November, when he was in a coma at a hospital in Los Angeles, he was made the WBC’s President for Life at the organisation’s annual convention in Thailand.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
One of the most famous human rights barristers in the world will be defending three students potentially facing expulsion from their university.
Saturday 11 January 2014
This last week I started reading three recent boxing autobiographies or biographies, but didn’t get far with any of them. They weren’t awful, but weren’t good either – plodding, literally blow-by-blow accounts offering little insight into the moral, emotional and financial complexities of what Mike Tyson has memorably called “the hurt business”.
Kevin Garside: Boxer Evander Holyfield has always been a sucker but, despite his fall to reality TV depths, is worth remembering for when he was the ‘real deal’
Sunday 05 January 2014
At least his appearance on car-crash TV is preferable to stepping back in the ring
Steve Bunce on Boxing: If there’s to be another heavyweight ‘lost generation’ they will do well to rival the crazy crew of the 1980s
Tuesday 31 December 2013
There is a history in boxing of chaos following stability in the heavyweight division and now that Vitali Klitschko has left his title in an attempt to become Ukraine’s president, the greed, secret lobbying and joyful expectation have returned to the sport’s division of kings.
Thursday 19 December 2013
Spurs knocked out by Hammers as United progress
Monday 16 December 2013
From essay deadlines to heating bills, is it really the most wonderful time of the year?
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Former world heavyweight champion was due in London this week as part of a promotional tour for his new autobiography Undisputed Truth
Kevin Garside: Geoff Ogilvy is quite right... journalists should not be cheerleaders for golfers but must be able to call them to account for their actions
Monday 09 December 2013
‘Brandel being able to share with us his assessment is too important to be abused’
Bunce on Boxing: Even the Klitschkos cannot go on for ever – could the new, ‘serious’ Dereck Chisora claim the battered crown?
Thursday 28 November 2013
Rejuvenated heavyweight 'Del Boy' back in action on Saturday
Monday 18 November 2013
Hodgson backs Hart as Sturridge takes confidence
Friday 08 November 2013
It is the latest controversy to hit the 44-year-old, who admitted earlier this week to having smoked crack cocaine - also following video evidence
Saturday 05 October 2013
Anthony Joshua will mould himself on the Klitschko brothers as he seeks to build on the crossover appeal generated by his success at London 2012.
Friday 04 October 2013
Olympian makes his professional debut at the O2 on Saturday night
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'