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‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe

Boxing helped prizefighter Arifonso Zvenyika overcome real hardship. Now he teaches the sport he loves to aspiring fighters in a Harare ghettoBeneath a corrugated iron roof in the crowded Harare suburb of Mbare, a group of boys darts back and forth acr…

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Sports quiz of the week: France, Fury, Forsberg and five City players

Who got up? Who crossed? Who could be on his way out?• Mike Dean quiz: how much do you know about the referee? Continue reading…

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‘Sometimes you have to lose to win’: Wilder congratulates Fury for victory

Wilder congratulates Fury in first remarks since Saturday nightAmerican heavyweight suffered broken right hand during fightFury beats Wilder in all-time classic to retain heavyweight titleDeontay Wilder has congratulated Tyson Fury on his victory in Sa…

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Tears of relief show how far Fury was pushed by Wilder in fight for the ages | Donald McRae

This was one of the great heavyweight fights but also a warning to the champion that boxing gets everyone in the endAfter one of the great fights in heavyweight history was all over, Tyson Fury lent over the ropes and said a silent prayer. The world ch…

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Tears of relief show how far Fury was pushed by Wilder in fight for the ages | Donald McRae

This was one of the great heavyweight fights but also a warning to the champion that boxing gets everyone in the endAfter one of the great fights in heavyweight history was all over, Tyson Fury lent over the ropes and said a silent prayer. The world ch…

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Tyson Fury after Deontay Wilder win: ‘I’m the greatest heavyweight of my era’

British fighter retains his WBC crown following epic battleFury floors Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in the 11th roundTyson Fury declared himself the “greatest heavyweight of my era” after Saturday night’s heart-pounding win over Deontay Wilder to defend…

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Tyson Fury slams ‘sore loser’ Deontay Wilder after thrilling 11th-round KO – video

Tyson Fury said his win over Deontay Wilder on Saturday cemented his standing as the best fighter of his generation before slammed his American opponent for being a ‘sore loser’. Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder i…

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Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder in all-time classic to retain WBC heavyweight title

British fighter gets knocked down twice but recovers to winAs it happened: Bryan Graham’s round-by-round reportTyson Fury has retained the WBC heavyweight championship after he won the third fight of his trilogy with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in…

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III: WBC heavyweight boxing championship – live!

Heavyweight rivals meet for third time in 34 monthsTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email himJimmy Lennon Jr is in the ring and we’re just about ready to go. Now it’s time for the anthems: first God Save the Queen followed by the Star-Spangled Banner. A…

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‘I wanted to look sexy’: Fury and Wilder both weigh in at heaviest of their careers – video

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder faced off one final time ahead of their third heavyweight championship showdown in 34 months when they came together at Friday afternoon’s weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.“The weight just came on, I wante…

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Vegas lights back on for Fury’s fight with Wilder but air of sterility persists

The buildup to the third heavyweight showdown has been subdued feeling more like a smart business obligation Nineteen months ago, the anxiously anticipated rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder marked a triumphant return of big-time heavyweight…

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Sports quiz of the week: Fury v Wilder, Grand Final and Andy Murray’s shoes

Who took a beating? Who was an idiot? Who is struggling to see? Continue reading…

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Logic points to a Fury win over Wilder but heavyweight boxing can confound

Past bouts suggest Tyson Fury will triumph but with neither man having fought for 19 months nothing can be ruled outTyson Fury was so dominant when he dismantled and then knocked out Deontay Wilder the last time they stepped into the ring, in February …

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Tyson Fury: ‘Anxiety is one of the worst things anybody could have’

Exclusive: the British boxer on his third fight with Deontay Wilder and why speaking out on mental health was one of his finest achievementsIt’s all smiles in dressing room four in the bowels of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where Tyson Fury is only days…

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Tyson Fury calls opponent ‘weak’ as Deontay Wilder repeats cheating claims

Staredown cancelled as tensions rise at press conferenceHeavyweights due to meet for third time on SaturdayTyson Fury labelled Deontay Wilder “weak” before a blazing argument erupted between the heavyweights at their final pre-fight press conference, l…

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When Mike Tyson won 13 fights and his first world title in 1986

Tyson made his professional debut in March 1985. With 21 months, he had won 28 fights and become a world championBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogTo boxing fans, Mike Tyson was a menacingly exciting presence in the heavyweight division as he mad…

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Deontay Wilder talks tough after brooding buildup to Tyson Fury fight | Donald McRae

American says he has improved since loss to Fury in 2020 and his ability to overcome adversity may stand him in good stead“I see me beating him up and then knocking him out,” Deontay Wilder said in his Alabama drawl soon after he arrived in Las Vegas o…

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‘His career is over’: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder exchange words ahead of third fight – video

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will fight for the third time on Saturday. In 2018, the pair drew as they faced up for the first time. Last year Fury was the victor with a stoppage in the seventh round, having sent Wilder to the canvas twice. Fury, as al…

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Michael Conlan calls for corrupt boxing officials to face criminal charges

Irish boxer’s Rio 2016 defeat suspected of being fixed‘I had my dream ripped away – how do you put a price on that?’The Irish boxer Michael Conlan, whose hugely controversial quarter-final defeat at the 2016 Olympics is now formally suspected of being …

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Sports quiz of the week: Oleksandr Usyk, Roger Hunt and Manny Pacquiao

Who was first? Who went far? Who was far out? Continue reading…