In May a boxer called Denis Lebedev, fighting Guillermo Jones for a world title in Moscow, set a new extreme standard of bravery by surviving 11 rounds with a gruesome set of injuries.
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Boxing: Ricky Hatton is backing David Haye but admits he would love to see 'Manchester lad' Tyson Fury triumph
Monday 09 September 2013
Former light welterweight world champion claims his 'heart rules over his head' in supporting fellow Mancunian Fury ahead of Britain's biggest heavyweight fight of the year
Tuesday 04 June 2013
This is a chronicle of a fight foretold, a fight made at a time when nobody wants to freely admit too much about the David Haye and Tyson Fury showdown.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Amir Khan and Audley Harrison enter the ring tonight in fights they need to win to stay in boxing’s lucrative deep end, and Martin Murray has a task without precedents in front of nearly 50,000 in Buenos Aires.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
On Saturday 8 December a new record was set for professional boxing in Britain when 58 fights took place on one night. The previous highest record was set on a cold Monday night on February 4 1952 at a time of great upheaval and hardship. I have no idea how many of the fighters on that night 60 years ago had picked up the gloves during their national service but I would imagine the figure is high.
Saturday 15 December 2012
Boxer and trainer have reputations on the line as Molina poses threat to new partnership
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Ronnie O’Sullivan has accepted an invitation to make a shock comeback at next year’s World Championship at the Crucible, where he will defend his crown after holding a series of secret meetings with the the World Snooker chairman, Barry Hearn.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Monday 23 July 2012
In a typically honest and fierce revelation, Frank Maloney has revealed he has undertaken a dramatic change of heart in his decision to retire from boxing after rediscovering his hunger following the painful loss of his Sky Sports television deal.
Monday 16 July 2012
Last time it was The Man in the Hat who was said to have helped derail Amir Khan's journey towards a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. This time there was no doubt about how reality was imposed. Sadly, but maybe inevitably, it was by nothing more ornate than a disabling left hook thrown by the ill-considered Danny Garcia.
Monday 16 July 2012
Khan must realise the folly of fighting in a way best suited to his opponent
Tuesday 05 June 2012
The perils, risks and dangers of fighting too long, coming back after a break and still chasing a dream in the ring claimed a couple of victims last weekend in very different circumstances.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Tapia was crazy, but he could still fight when he made his York Hall debut
Sunday 04 March 2012
Vitali Klitschko announced last night that he will fight David Haye for the WBC world heavyweight title. “I can announce that my next fight will be with David Haye,” he said in Düsseldorf after his younger brother Wladimir had knocked out Jean-Marc Mormeck to retain his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight crowns.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Martinez is not big on games and told Mayweather: "Fight or shut up"
Saturday 12 November 2011
It's squeaky bum time for...
The first fight of the Hitman's new career as a trainer takes place at the Oldham Sports Centre tonight, when Hatton will be in the corner for his undefeated welterweight charge Adam Little's bout against Billy Smith.
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