Sport Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing by Donald McRae

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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Filipino takes legal action over claims of drug-taking motivated by 'envy and spite'

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Britain's Ricky Hatton is close to making a final decision on whether he will make a comeback to professional boxing.

Boxing: Roach's rough regime makes man out of Khan

Gym on the wrong side of LA has hardened the boy from Bolton who defends world title in Newcastle tonight.

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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.

Boxing: Mayweather sees Marquez as way back into big time

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Vernon Forrest: Boxer who won world titles at two weights and was admired for his work with the disadvantaged

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.

Boxing: Witter fails in world title bid

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.

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Boxing: New hope for Hatton fight

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