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Former England boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz wins 16-year battle to stay in UK

Exclusive: Fawaz, who was trafficked to the UK from Nigeria as a child, won his Home Office appeal last weekThe former England boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz has won his 16-year legal battle to live and work in the UK after the Home Office granted him leave …

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Quiz: sport in the 1980s

Following on from his quiz about football in the 1980s, Steven Pye has 15 questions about other sporting occasions of the decade At which football ground in London did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight title in 1985?Wem…

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Reaction to the powerbroker behind Fury v Joshua is a mirror to boxing itself | Jonathan Liew

Boxing has always been a flawed and dangerous game – the emergence of Daniel Kinahan is no betrayal of the sportThe footage is horrible, harrowing, traumatic. All the same, you can’t look away. The scene is the Regency hotel in Dublin in February 2016,…

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Irish government contacts UAE over crime boss role in Fury-Joshua bout

Daniel Kinahan praised by Fury over title fight ‘Big shout out to Dan. He got this done,’ says FuryThe Irish government has contacted the United Arab Emirates over the involvement of an Irish crime boss in a proposed boxing match between Tyson Fury and…

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Irish government contacts UAE over crime boss role in Fury-Joshua bout

Daniel Kinahan praised by Fury over title fight ‘Big shout out to Dan. He got this done,’ says FuryThe Irish government has contacted the United Arab Emirates over the involvement of an Irish crime boss in a proposed boxing match between Tyson Fury and…

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Sports quiz: fast times, late hours and memorable minutes

You know what happened, but do you know when it happened?Usain Bolt set the current world record for the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009. What was his time?9.55 seconds 9.58 seconds9.69 seconds 9.72 seconds Bolt also s…

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Sports quiz: fast times, late hours and memorable minutes

You know what happened, but do you know when it happened?Usain Bolt set the current world record for the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009. What was his time?9.55 seconds 9.58 seconds9.69 seconds 9.72 seconds Bolt also s…

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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury agree terms of two-fight deal

Eddie Hearn ‘looking at venues and dates’First meeting of British pair to take place in 2021The world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to a two-fight deal, according to the promoter Eddie Hearn.Speculation about a blockbu…

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Jamel Herring: ‘It’s the responsibility of a true champion to share my story’

He has served in Iraq with the US Marines and lost a baby daughter to SIDS. The WBO super-featherweight champion believes his fraught and testing experiences could help save someone’s lifeJamel Herring’s dark story could be overwhelming but the world c…

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Jamel Herring: ‘It’s the responsibility of a true champion to share my story’

He has served in Iraq with the US Marines and lost a baby daughter to SIDS. The WBO super-featherweight champion believes his fraught and testing experiences could help save someone’s lifeJamel Herring’s dark story could be overwhelming but the world c…

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My favourite game: shock and awe at George Groves v Carl Froch | Sachin Nakrani

The pair’s first world title fight ended in controversy and began with an electric and memorable punchSport is meant to provide us with competition, but more importantly it is meant to provide us with emotion. To make us feel things. And of all the thi…

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Floyd Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

Reports say family has accepted former boxer’s offerGolfer Tiger Woods says police ‘clearly crossed a line’Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American man whose death while …

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Knocking down barriers through boxing – photo essay

A gym in Bristol has become a vital mental health service for young people with a combination of boxing, psychological support and personal development. Before the lockdown, Alexander Turner spoke to and photographed the coaches and mentors behind the …

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Mike Tyson’s crazy comeback talk is the perfect lockdown story | Barney Ronay

This is an ideal confection of nostalgia and viral oddity – with an eerie synchronicity for anyone who, like me, has spent their confinement watching Tyson’s startling early career blitzMike Tyson wants to make a comeback. And who can blame him? So do …

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Boxing quiz: how much do you know about these fighters’ records?

Who won? Who drew? And who couldn’t stop losing?Which of these heavyweight world champions had 61 fights, won 56 of them and lost the other five?George Foreman Joe Frazier Sonny Liston Muhammad AliWhich of these Olympic champions never lost a professio…

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‘I’m back’: Mike Tyson again hints at comeback in latest training video

Former world champion considering return to ringSonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen potential opponentsFormer-world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has continued to tease boxing fans about a possible return to the ring by posting another training video…

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My favourite game: Amir Khan shows his class to claim first world title | Jamie Jackson

The Bolton boy came of age by stripping Andreas Kotelnik of his light-welterweight title on a raucous night in Manchester18 July, 2009: an ecstatic Amir Khan claims his maiden world title, five years after the boy from Bolton lost the Olympic lightweig…

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Buy a classic sport photograph – Cassius Clay predicts the future

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture, shot by Gerry Cranham in 1963, is of the great Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali“They all fall in the round I call,” boasted Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali,…

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Shannon Courtenay: ‘I was the only girl there but it changed my life’

The former tearaway was overweight and unhappy when she found boxing but is now punching her way towards the topRudderless, running wild and 32kg over her current fighting weight, Shannon Courtenay remembers excusing herself midway through her first bo…

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Larry Olubamiwo: ‘Athletes dope for money. My goal was to make a living’ | Donald McRae

The former boxer and Ben Johnson fan banned for doping shares his views while challenging received wisdom on drugs in sport“I have a very pragmatic approach to doping,” Larry Olubamiwo says after he has told me of another sporting great he is convinced…