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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day three – in pictures

The best images from the third day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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Winning a few rounds at Tokyo Olympics is not enough – I want to go all the way | Caroline Dubois

I did not sacrifice everything all these years I’ve been boxing and training so hard to settle for a few good performancesThe moment, when it came, was really powerful. Last Thursday night, in our GB Boxing team room in the Olympic village, it finally …

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London 2012 lit my Olympic dream – now I want a boxing medal for real | Caroline Dubois

I was blown away by the action nine years ago and now I’m in Tokyo ready to fight for Team GB – it’s been quite a journeyEleven years ago, when I was just a little girl with a big dream, I had to call myself Colin and pretend to be a boy so that I coul…

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Anthony Joshua to make title defence against Oleksandr Usyk in London

Usyk will step up from cruiserweight for fight in SeptemberJoshua: ‘It’s time to defend my crown’Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against former undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk as the Tottenham H…

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Boxers on the Tokyo medal trail and aiming to emulate Team GB legends

They may not have standout stars such as Nicola Adams and Anthony Joshua but the 11-strong Team GB boxing team are eyeing a big medal haul in JapanAmateur boxing is often scarred by chaos and duplicity, with unpredictable draws and dubious officiating,…

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Boxer Charley Davison: ‘An Olympic medal could change my life’

Davison retired in 2012 but Nicola Adams inspired her and after having three children she will fight for Team GB in Tokyo“Someone asked me the other day if I would prefer to be known as The Boxing Mum rather than just another fighter or mother,” Charle…

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Fury v Wilder rematch postponed after Tyson Fury tests positive for Covid-19

Fight scheduled for 24 July will now take place on 9 OctoberFury and Wilder are meeting for third time in Las Vegas boutTyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder, originally scheduled for 24 July, has officially been postponed…

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Fury v Wilder rematch postponed after Tyson Fury tests positive for Covid-19

Fight scheduled for 24 July will now take place on 9 OctoberFury and Wilder are meeting for third time in Las Vegas boutTyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder, originally scheduled for 24 July, has officially been postponed…

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Chris Eubank leads tributes after son Sebastian dies in Dubai

Sebastian Eubank, also a boxer, found dead days before his 30th birthdayFormer middleweight champion Chris Eubank has led tributes to his son Sebastian Eubank, who has been found dead in Dubai days before his 30th birthday.In a statement, Chris Eubank …

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III in doubt over Covid with statement due

Positive tests are reported to have affected Fury’s campClarification from promoters Top Rank expected later on FridayTyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, due to be on 24 July, looks set to be postponed beca…

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III in doubt over Covid with statement due

Positive tests are reported to have affected Fury’s campClarification from promoters Top Rank expected later on FridayTyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, due to be on 24 July, looks set to be postponed beca…

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Taking the high road: Nevada will no longer discipline fighters for marijuana

Nevada’s athletic commission makes ruling by unanimous voteDecision comes on heels of Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspensionNevada’s state athletic commission, the most significant regulatory body for combat sports in the United States and perhaps the world…

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Dempsey v Carpentier July 1921: the start of modern sports broadcasting

No one heard his voice describing the world heavyweight title fight 100 years ago but radio enthusiast Andrew White changed the future of sport, radio and television“Carpentier is out … Jack Dempsey is still the heavyweight champion of the world.”It wa…

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Brian London obituary

British heavyweight champion who fought Muhammad Ali for the world titleThe former British heavyweight champion Brian London, who has died aged 87, twice challenged unsuccessfully for the world heavyweight title: first when he was stopped in 11 rounds …

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Team GB name 11-strong Olympic boxing squad packed with talent

Seven men and four women will be in the ring in JapanWorld junior champion Dubois among medal hopefulsBoxing is likely to be one of the sports which offers Team GB the best opportunity to win medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Wednesday’s announcement of…

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The legacy of Joe Louis’ loss to Max Schmeling on Juneteenth

The fight between a black American and a Nazi-era German was supposed to symbolise racial and political difference. Instead it forged a lasting friendshipHistorical narrative can often be grafted on to sporting events in retrospect. When one of the wor…

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Investigation into possible Rio 2016 boxing corruption by Aiba opened up

Richard McLaren, man who exposed Russian doping, to leadJudging irregularities and suspicious decisions to be examinedAn investigation into possible corruption during the Olympic boxing competition at Rio 2016 is to be led by Professor Richard McLaren,…

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Purists hated Mayweather v Paul but traditional sports can learn from its success | Sean Ingle

Other sports watched with interest at how today’s tools were used for a fight with narrative, hype, personalities and jeopardySome food for thought. Last week, the Guardian’s report on the “special exhibition” between the Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Maywe…

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‘I’m a lighter me’: Can Mike Tyson and psychedelics help boxers with brain trauma?

The former heavyweight champion says psychedelics would have helped him with his mental health during his career. Some scientists and companies agreeThe peyote cactus is central to many of the rituals of the indigenous Huichol tribe of Mexico. The brig…

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Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields wins MMA debut by TKO

Shields makes short work of Brittney Elkin in Atlantic CityBoxing champ weathers early storm to emerge with winOlympic boxing champion Claressa Shields made short work of Brittney Elkin, and the mixed martial arts novice proved she may have a future in…