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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Monday 06 August 2012
I've had the pleasure of watching Ali, Sobers, Coe and Best and World Cup glory in rugby and football but the amazing events of Saturday night eclipsed the lot
Sunday 29 July 2012
Sunday 01 July 2012
Italy's attacking ethos has been risky but it has taken them to the brink of European glory against expectations
Saturday 23 June 2012
1. Athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, wrestling.
Monday 18 June 2012
It's all about men just now.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Tuesday 01 May 2012
On 1 June Floyd Mayweather will finally arrive at the county jail, a few miles from his luxury home in Las Vegas, to serve 87 days for assault. This Saturday he will make $30m (£18.4m) when he fights Miguel Angel Cotto inside the MGM in Las Vegas, which has been the venue for modern boxing's most memorable nights.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
Duran would tell me how he had knocked out a horse one night, for a bottle of whisky
Thursday 05 April 2012
I can't read, or even think, anything about Michael Parkinson without that theme music playing in my head. For those of us of a certain age, it was the soundtrack to our Saturday nights.
Saturday 24 March 2012
The advertising-agency drama returns for its fifth season next week. Already lost the plot? Will Dean, author of the definitive book on the show, brings you up to speed
Saturday 11 February 2012
If we want to pillory Stuart Pearce over the racist abuse he allegedly once threw at Paul Ince we might as well take a thousand other old crimes out of the embalming fluid and expose them to the mores of today.
Thursday 02 February 2012
The boxing world was today mourning the loss of legendary trainer Angelo Dundee, who has died aged 90.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
It all started 35 years ago and since then Sly Stallone has been at the heart of the six Rocky movies and there is a chance of another.
Wednesday 09 November 2011
His clash with Ali at Madison Square Garden in 1971 was truly a fight of the ages. A symphony of action, building, wave upon crashing wave
Wednesday 09 November 2011
The two men who helped Joe Frazier define the greatest era of heavyweight boxing paid heartfelt tribute to him after his death yesterday. Frazier, the former undisputed world heavyweight champion, had been fighting liver cancer and his family confirmed he had passed away, at the age of 67.
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