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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Thursday 17 April 2008
It's clear that the producer of these spoken-word pieces, recorded in the first flush of Cassius Clay’s meteoric rise in 1963, regards the Louisville Lip more as comedy entertainer than serious pugilist.
Saturday 15 March 2008
Tuesday 04 March 2008
Monday 03 March 2008
Tuesday 19 December 2006
Rafael Benitez, the Liverpool manager, has claimed the English game is being undermined by an academy system that fails to expose young players to enough competitive football.
Tuesday 19 December 2006
Sven Goran Eriksson is in talks with three clubs and one national association about an imminent return to management, the Swede's agent, Athole Still, told The Independent last night.
Tuesday 06 June 2006
The courage shown by hundreds of workers and ordinary people who risked their lives to help the victims of the London bombings was matched by "unacceptable" failures by the emergency authorities, an official inquiry into the attacks reported yesterday.
Monday 29 May 2006
Saturday 20 May 2006
Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian steel magnate, dramatically raised the stakes in the battle for control of the rival steel maker Arcelor yesterday by lifting his bid to €26bn (£18bn), increasing the cash element and offering to relinquish control over the merged company.
Friday 12 May 2006
Sunday 16 October 2005
Tuesday 19 July 2005
Friday 04 February 2005
Tuesday 07 December 2004
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.
Monday 27 September 2004
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
Did she really send it? And if so, what on?
"History is violent," says the US Army tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella