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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Ricky Hatton's American promoters have confirmed his proposed fight with Manny Pacquiao on 2 May is off.

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Boxing: Froch crashes into the big time

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.

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Ricky Hatton was at his dazzling best on Saturday and now aims for a bigger prize on home canvas, writes Steve Bunce in Las Vegas

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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.

Boxing: Margarito crushes Cotto in classic

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.

Boxing: Time for Hatton to fight back to reality

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.

Boxing: Arthur's big night is off but Calzaghe has Jones Jnr within reach

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.

Boxing: Calzaghe to put Hopkins into 'permanent retirement'

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.

Boxing: Hatton dreams of Wembley rematch with Mayweather

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.

Boxing: Calzaghe agrees Hopkins fight date over a hamburger

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.

Now Cameron orders his troops to volunteer

* 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.

Boxing: Hopkins has Jones in sights after beating De La Hoya

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.

Boxing: Hopkins to meet flair with fists

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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