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”.
Oscar De La Hoya
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Saturday 07 May 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
The Fighter could have been a contender for an Academy Award this evening, if there hadn't been so many other boxing movies jabbing away at the judges in the last dozen years – Million Dollar Baby, Ali, Hurricane, Cinderella Man. It's like the sport itself, where a proliferation of world title fights has rather devalued the meaning of being a champion. The lords of the ring may have to settle for an Oscar de la Hoya rather than the real thing.
Monday 13 December 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
Thursday 04 March 2010
Japanese group Olympus Corp is aiming for its small, lightweight models to have 20 per cent of the high-end digital camera market in three years, up from 5 per cent now, its president said.
Friday 01 January 2010
Thursday 10 December 2009
Britain's Ricky Hatton is close to making a final decision on whether he will make a comeback to professional boxing.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Friday 25 September 2009
Ricky Hatton returns to the ring tonight as a promoter when he puts on his first televised show featuring his former sparring partner and friend Matt Macklin in a vacant European middleweight title fight in Manchester.
Saturday 19 September 2009
It was inevitable that Floyd Mayweather would end his self-imposed exile from the boxing ring and equally predictable that he would control every aspect of his return to a sport that has missed him.
Vernon Forrest: Boxer who won world titles at two weights and was admired for his work with the disadvantaged
Thursday 20 August 2009
Vernon Forrest won world titles at two different weights, controlled his career by refusing to sign away his rights, was ignored by many of his generation's best fighters and is perhaps best known for his charity. Forrest was a well-known fighter and charity worker in his adopted city of Atlanta, and late on a Saturday night he was on his way home when he stopped at a Chevrolet petrol station in south-west Atlanta to put some air in a back tyre of his Jaguar.
Monday 03 August 2009
It looks like the long and distinguished career of Junior Witter is over after he quit at the end of round eight of his vacant World Boxing Council light-welterweight fight in what will surely be his last chance to win a world title.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Ricky Hatton's showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in May could be back on, just a day after it looked to have been scuppered by a row over money.
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