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Eastman left clutching at straws by Hopkins' masterclass

Howard Eastman complained bitterly and demanded a re-match after his points defeat to Bernard Hopkins for the unified middleweight world title at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on Saturday night.

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En route to Las Vegas for the world heavyweight title fight between Vitali Klitschko and Britain's Danny Williams, there is, inevitably, an old stirring of that anticipation which is familiar to almost anyone who has attended a big fight. But there is an ache too.

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The familiar nightmare had once again come to the darling of British athletics

Paula Radcliffe stopped and then started again but you could see she was consumed by a terrible truth. Her Olympic marathon was over, at 36 kilometres. The Panathinaiko stadium was no more than six kilometres away, but it might have been a thousand miles.

Boxing: Maskaev fight lined up for Williams after Tyson win

Danny Williams will fight Oleg Maskaev on 9 October at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands in his first bout back since beating Mike Tyson in Louisville 10 days ago.

Boxing: Williams aims for title shot at 'pushover' Klitschko

Danny Williams arrived back in Britain yesterday insisting he had won over America by proving his fighting heart.

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