Sport A suffering Denis Lebedev on the end of another punishing blow from Guillermo Jones in May

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.

Boxing: Why Calzaghe is still the great unfulfilled

Welsh world champion comes through record 15th title defence but leaves more questions than answers

Boxing: 'I want it written in capital letters that I will fight anyone, and it's not about the money'

Britain's world champion Ricky Hatton is annoyed. He tells Steve Bunce why .

Boxing: Hatton can show Amir the ropes

A Brixton heavyweight and a Bolton lightweight may be hogging the boxing headlines, but when it comes to the box office, Manchester's Hitman remains the top man.

Boxing: 'Flat' Hatton takes long road to victory

Ricky Hatton again brought his brand of phone-box warfare to the MEN Arena in Manchester and for the 36th time in his professional career it proved far too much for his opponent to handle. Last night it was the turn of the Argentinian Carlos Vilches to suffer the same fate as every other fighter who has faced Hatton as the British light-welterweight defended his WBU title by winning every one of the 12 rounds.

Boxing: Witter stops Battaglia in world-class display

Junior Witter finally made the move that he had been threatening for so many years and last night placed himself in the increasingly rare category of being a world-class British fighter.

Boxing: Hatton stands out to make short work of stand-in

Ricky Hatton's multitude of vociferous fans can hardly be accused of being fickle. It doesn't seem to matter who he meets - as long as their hero gives them a good hiding. "I could box Mr Bean and they would still turn up and watch me,'' he says.

Boxing: Pinto can bring the best out of Hatton

You don't have to be an expert judge of fighting flesh to appreciate that Ricky Hatton is on the brink of superstardom. No boxer in Britain generates more raw excitement or raucous support when the bell sounds.

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