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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Thursday 22 January 2009
Ricky Hatton's American promoters have confirmed his proposed fight with Manny Pacquiao on 2 May is off.
Tuesday 09 December 2008
Monday 08 December 2008
Every few years a fight lands in a British ring with the potency, intensity and raw drama to leave behind a set of memories that nobody on their sofas, in the pubs or in the crowd will ever forget and that is what happened on Saturday night in Nottingham.
Sunday 30 November 2008
Monday 24 November 2008
Wednesday 03 September 2008
Ricky Hatton will be trained by Floyd Mayweather snr for his fight against IBF light-welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas on 22 November.
Monday 28 July 2008
Antonio Margarito put a crushing end to the bold plans of Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Margarito reduced the previously unbeaten Cotto to a bloody wreck in the 11th round of their World Boxing Association welterweight title fight at the MGM. In the weeks before the fight experts predicted a classic, a throwback to the sport's glorious past and that is exactly what the fight was.
Saturday 24 May 2008
Forget 55,000 people, forget the millions made and forget the 43 wins because tonight at the City of Manchester Stadium Ricky Hatton is fighting for something far more elusive than the facts and figures that so neatly explain the boxing business.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Six months ago, Britain's boxers were on top of the world, seven hailed as global champions and seven more with their boarding passes for Beijing already stamped. Since then it has been rather a bumpy ride on the ring's capricious roller-coaster.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
Joe Calzaghe has promised to end Bernard Hopkins' career when the pair meet in their light-heavyweight showdown here on Saturday night. The 43-year-old Hopkins has already hinted his fight against Calzaghe may be his last and the Welshman is adamant he will leave no room for doubt on his American debut.
Friday 28 March 2008
Ricky Hatton is convinced that he is just two fights away from an improbable rematch with the American idol Floyd Mayweather at Wembley in front of 100,000 people next spring.
Thursday 24 January 2008
The fight was made six weeks ago but it was made official yesterday at a hamburger restaurant in London when Frank Warren confirmed that Joe Calzaghe will meet Bernard Hopkins for The Ring magazine's light-heavyweight belt in Las Vegas on 19 April.
Friday 19 May 2006
* First he hopped on his bike and bought a "green" car, then a team of huskies dragged him across the Arctic circle. Now David Cameron is getting ready to perform the third great PR stunt of his reign.
Monday 20 September 2004
In round nine Oscar De La Hoya collapsed to the canvas in agony from a short, left-hook and that was how Saturday's super fight at the MGM in Las Vegas ended.
Saturday 18 September 2004
Not Surprisingly, tonight's middleweight fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between Bernard Hopkins and Oscar de la Hoya is being called the "Fight of the Century".
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