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
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 4 San Francisco TV news crew attacked by armed robbers during live broadcast
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