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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Monday 20 September 2010
Former world boxing champion Ricky Hatton spoke at the weekend of his "disgust" at his alleged binge drinking and drug taking but insisted he did not have a problem. The 31-year-old, who is to be investigated by police over allegations he snorted cocaine in a hotel room, was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic on Monday.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Boxing legend Ricky Hatton was today said to be "devastated and distraught" after being secretly filmed allegedly snorting cocaine.
Monday 17 May 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Kevin Mitchell was working the midnight maintenance shift on London Underground 10 months ago and at the same time Amir Khan was refining his tabloid image as the young, available millionaire about town. Tonight they come closer to an inevitable meeting when they each have world title fights to win.
Friday 14 May 2010
Amir Khan has been warned by trainer Freddie Roach to expect a trickier WBA light-welterweight title challenge from Paulie Malignaggi tomorrow night than Dmitriy Salita gave him last December.
Thursday 15 April 2010
Ricky Hatton says he is still lacking the hunger needed for a return to the ring. The former two-weight world champion, who has not fought since last May, appeared to end speculation he was to retire in January by announcing his intention to make a comeback this year.
Sunday 28 March 2010
Sunday 14 March 2010
Amir Khan has spoken for the first time about his contentious split with the British promoter Frank Warren. "Frank did great things for me and I'm appreciative of that but it was time to move on," he tells us. "If we meet again I'd be pleased to shake his hand. There is no ill feeling on my part. I know I didn't call him but the fact is Frank and I never spoke on the phone – even when I was in Los Angeles. But I got my dad to call him to say thanks for all he had done. I feel my future is in America with Golden Boy, who have got a great team." Interestingly, Khan, who defends his WBA light-welterweight title against New Yorker Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden on 15 May, could be on a collision course with one of his former stablemates, Kevin Mitchell. Frankie Gavin and Kell Brook are all potential opponents for a domestic challenge to Khan now that Ricky Hatton has apparently decided he has fought a losing battle with the beer and bacon butties. "Retirement is the best move Ricky could make," says Khan. "We could have had a great fight but it seems it will never happen. But it would be good to meet someone from Frank's camp as I know he would love one of his fighters to beat me because of what has happened." By coincidence the unbeaten Mitchell, who knocked out Khan's nemesis, Breidis Prescott, fights for the WBO interim lightweight title against the Australian Michael Katsidis, possibly at Upton Park, on the same night as Khan's clash with Malignaggi. It seems an ideal double-header for Sky but curiously no home TV deal has yet been struck for either fight.
Saturday 13 March 2010
The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wanted to pay a $25m site fee for the proposed Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight, but when that deal collapsed in acrimony, he paid a lot less and will still get a fight with 45,000 fans tonight in his stadium.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is looking forward to fighting in front of a home crowd when he faces John Ruiz in Manchester in April.
Sunday 24 January 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
The last time that Robert Norton met David Dolan the pair clattered to the canvas five times and they finished glaring at each other in hate when Norton's hand was raised. They meet again tonight for Norton's British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight titles in Altrincham on the first Ricky Hatton promoted fight of 2010.
Thursday 14 January 2010
Thursday 10 December 2009
Britain's Ricky Hatton is close to making a final decision on whether he will make a comeback to professional boxing.
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