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”.

Dereck Chisora has lost four of his last eight fights pa

Sport on TV: Muhammad Ali rings the changes after courting controversy

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.

David Haye

Boxing: David Haye announces that the rescheduled fight with Tyson Fury will take place on February 8 in Manchester

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

Thierry Henry goal celebration for New York Red Bulls sparks #henrying trend on Twitter

The former Arsenal striker's nonchalant celebration has been photoshopped into images including the leaning tower of Pisa, Muhammad Ali and throttling Tottenham Hotspur’s cockerel

Floyd Mayweather handed previously unbeaten Saul Alvarez a boxing lesson

Following victory over Saul Alvarez - Just how good is Floyd Mayweather?

An easy win over Alvarez earned the champ $3.46m per round, but leaves the big question still unanswered, says Steve Bunce

A suffering Denis Lebedev on the end of another punishing blow from Guillermo Jones in May

Bunce on Boxing: Ricky Burns joins ranks of battered fighters who refused to quit

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.

Richard Browne ran 10.75sec in the T43/44 100m at the Anniversary Games in London

In 2016 will the blade runners be racing Usain Bolt?

After fastest Para 100m ever on Sunday, some think so – but their slow start is a major obstacle

Pakistan: Gunmen storm hospital after Quetta bus bombing which killed 14 female students

Another four injured in second blast at hospital where victims were being treated

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

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch handed rare chance of revenge with dream rematch

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

Carol Vorderman's broken nose

Carol Vorderman breaks her nose in fall down stairs wearing four-inch heels

TV presenter Carol Vorderman is recovering after falling down stairs while wearing four-inch heels and breaking her nose.

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

The Way I See It: It is for us to give credit where it's due, Tyson, not for you to claim it

One minute with... Andy McNab, Novelist

Where are you now and what can you see? I am in Berlin, it is freezing cold and I am looking across at a traditional Christmas market – doesn't look like there is much recession here…

It was when Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford not only delivered gold medals so close together that the pulse of the sporting nation could never before have run so fast but also sent out waves of uplift that soared beyond every boundary

Page 3 Profile: Josef Craig, Paralympic swimming champion

The Young Sports Personality of the Year, we know!

Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine during a training session

Bunce on Boxing: World Series may shift power and glory back to amateurs

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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