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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Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Junior apologises for distasteful picture that appeared on his Instagram account mocking former boxer Oscar De La Hoya
Tuesday 17 September 2013
The picture was uploaded without Mayweather's consent and the pound-for-pound king of boxing has issued an apology for the incident
Boxing: Floyd Mayweather may be guaranteed a record $41m but he won't be thinking of the money during his fight against Saul Alvarez
Friday 13 September 2013
He won't have money on his mind...for 12 rounds at least
Floyd Mayweather v Saul Alvarez preivew: How ginger kid went from Mexico's streets to the MGM in Las Vegas
Friday 13 September 2013
Humble Alvarez grew up the hard way with underage fights that have shaped him into a ruthless boxer
Monday 02 September 2013
It is a refreshingly open mercenary exercise for all involved in the fight
Monday 06 May 2013
A career littered with the carcasses of fighters caught at the right time
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is officially the highest-paid sportsman in the world having earned $85m during an eight-month period ending in May last year.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Mexican uses services of controversial coach to bulk up for fourth fight against nemesis tonight
Tuesday 23 October 2012
"I pushed myself to the gym, to limp, then walk, then start fighting again," says Jacobs
Saturday 14 July 2012
Amir Khan stopped trying to win titles, gain fame and make money the easy way a long time ago and his impressive boxing journey continues tonight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
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.
Friday 03 February 2012
He was one of the last loyal men in boxing. Steve Bunce recalls the times he shared with the trainer
Wednesday 06 July 2011
David Haye was advised by Golden Boy Promotions to take on Vitali and not Wladimir Klitschko, according to their chief executive Richard Schaefer.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Genaro Hernandez, who died of a rare form of cancer on 7 June at the age of 45, was a boxer who twice won the world super-featherweight title.
Saturday 25 June 2011
If Matthew Macklin can beat Felix Sturm and win the World Boxing Association's "super" version of their middleweight title in Cologne tonight, he will be one of seven fighters holding a recognised segment of the world title.
Sunday 05 June 2011
The determination of the British Olympic Association to field an all-GB team in the 2012 football tournament has been seriously threatened by FA chairman David Bernstein's savaging of Sepp Blatter last week.
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
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
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 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo