Arts and Entertainment Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone attend the 'Grudge Match' Rome Premiere

The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

'Don Jose', as he liked to be called: Sulaiman at a weigh-in in Las Vegas in 2004

Jose Sulaiman: Administrator respected, feared and hated in equal measure whose reforms made boxing a safer sport

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.

World renowned lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC to defend Sussex students from exclusion

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Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing by Donald McRae

Book of the week: Dark Trade - Lost in Boxing by Donald McRae

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”.

Evander Holyfield joins the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ circus with housemate Luisa Zissman
Greg Page missed out on millions and was killed by the tubes that were keeping him alive

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

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.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 19 December 2013

Spurs knocked out by Hammers as United progress

The eight most annoying things about Christmas for students

From essay deadlines to heating bills, is it really the most wonderful time of the year?

Boxing champion Mike Tyson banned from entering UK

Former world heavyweight champion was due in London this week as part of a promotional tour for his new autobiography Undisputed Truth

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 18th green at the World Challenge in California

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

‘Brandel being able to share with us his assessment is too important to be abused’

Dereck Chisora has lost four of his last eight fights pa

The Sport Matrix: Monday 18 November 2013

Hodgson backs Hart as Sturridge takes confidence

A new video surfaced showing Ford in a rage, using threatening words including 'kill' and 'murder'

Toronto mayor Rob Ford threatens to commit ‘first-degree murder’ in drunken video rant

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

Wladimir Klitschko called David Haye and Dereck Chisora 'barking dogs'

Boxing: Anthony Joshua sets his sights on crossing into mainstream

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. 

Anthony Joshua makes his professional debut on Saturday night

Boxing: Anthony Joshua sets his sights on crossing into the mainstream by moulding into a Klitschko

Olympian makes his professional debut at the O2 on Saturday night

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