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Sport 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”.

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During a week in which we have done little else other than obsess about some kid who doesn't even qualify as a famous Belgian and can't work out what football nation to represent, what a relief to watch a high-quality drama about arguably the greatest sportsman of all, a young man who knew where he was coming from – and lost three years of his career because he stuck to the religious beliefs of the Nation of Islam.

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Hayemaker Promotions have confirmed the bout after Haye was forced to withdraw from this Saturday's original encounter with a gashed forehead

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In May a boxer called Denis Lebedev, fighting Guillermo Jones for a world title in Moscow, set a new extreme standard of bravery by surviving 11 rounds with a gruesome set of injuries.

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Carl Froch lands a right on Mikkel Kessler when the two first met in 2010

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IBF super-middleweight champion will face Mikel Kessler on Saturday night, tasked with beating the man who handed Froch his first defeat

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Tyson Fury does not have the body of work to back up his words

Kevin Garside: Tyson Fury should note that Muhammad Ali's poetry embroidered his genius in the ring

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It has been 16 years and 61 fights since Wladimir Klitschko joined the only available route to glory and placed his size 15s in the worn steps of boxing's legends by turning professional after winning the super-heavyweight gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics.

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