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
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 2 iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6S) leaked pictures show similarities to older model — but Apple is fixing the biggest issue of all
- 3 Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as 'minute of bulls**t'
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity