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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Tuesday 08 November 2011
There was a time when there were so few realistic British Olympic medal winners, in what seemed like an endless list of summer Games, that the hopes of "nicking" a bronze were pinned on the shoulders of just one kid. Times have changed and this Friday at York Hall in east London two boxers, one from Wales and one from England, will begin a best-of-three series to determine who fills the flyweight position next summer.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Celebrity tattooist Louis Molloy's debut tattoo art exhibition was ruined when rioters smashed the gallery windows. Matilda Battersby reports
Monday 01 August 2011
Charlie Sheen has signed up to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
Saturday 16 July 2011
In many ways Ricky Burns has become a victim of British boxing's raised profile over the past few years as Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Carl Froch, Amir Khan and David Haye have all taken part in major world title fights.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Cook adds new ingredient again
Pity Alastair Cook.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Britain's former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton has announced his retirement from boxing in a media briefing today.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
Mexico's Saul Alvarez beat Matthew Hatton in a unanimous decision in Los Angeles on Saturday to win the vacant WBC super welterweight belt.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Those who were giving boxing the Last Rites – not to mention a few lethal lefts – should be suitably chastened by the battered old sport's remarkable resurrection last weekend. In Las Vegas and Liverpool there were fights which not only breathed new life into the game but indicated that the quality of Britain's talent should not be measured by the size of Audley Harrison's heart.
Sunday 12 December 2010
The general reaction was one of sympathy for Dereck Chisora when Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of last night's scheduled world heavyweight bout. This was the Briton's first shot at boxing immortality and, who knows, perhaps he will never get another. And all because of a torn abdominal muscle. The cruel fist of fate had just located his solar plexus.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Ex-boxer Ricky Hatton has settled a £1.4 million claim for unpaid wages from his former trainer.
Monday 29 November 2010
It took Carl Froch less than a minute to find his rhythm and the remaining 35 minutes to deliver a flawless, punch-perfect masterclass in old-fashioned boxing skills here on Saturday night to leave Arthur Abraham bruised, confused and battered.
Friday 24 September 2010
Thursday 23 September 2010
Former world champion Ricky Hatton today had his boxer's licence withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control.
James Lawton: Why will this series carry on to the bitter end? Because money makes cricket's world go round
Tuesday 21 September 2010
One of the more enduring pleasures of televised cricket, in whatever catchpenny form it is presented, is the droll commentary of David Lloyd. However, the great Bumble just may have dissipated some of his large bank deposit of affection yesterday when he told the nation: "One thing we must major on is that this could be a cracking game of cricket."
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