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Amir Khan says deal for a fight with Manny Pacquiao has been done

Briton says 8 November bout in Saudi Arabia lined upConfirmation rests on Pacquiao beating ThurmanAmir Khan has claimed that he and Manny Pacquiao have signed up for a fight and are targeting a meeting in Saudi Arabia later this year. The 32-year-old B…

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Pernell Whitaker obituary

Former world champion boxer who won gold at the 1984 OlympicsDuring debates about who is the best boxer of all time, the former four-weight world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is sometimes overlooked. He was not a fearsome puncher, nor was he a…

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Boxing hall of famer Pernell Whitaker dies at age of 55 in car accident

Four-weight champion struck by car on Sunday nightConsidered by many to be greatest defensive boxer of all timePernell Whitaker, widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive boxers of all time, has died after being hit by a car. He was 55.Poli…

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Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder rematch has been agreed for 22 February

Fury tells UK theatre event that fight is ‘confirmed and signed’Wilder kept title in controversial December draw with FuryTyson Fury has claimed that a highly-anticipated rematch with the WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has been signed to tak…

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Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder rematch has been agreed for 22 February

Fury tells UK theatre event that fight is ‘confirmed and signed’Wilder kept title in controversial December draw with FuryTyson Fury has claimed that a highly-anticipated rematch with the WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has been signed to tak…

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Wladimir Klitschko rescued from burning boat by Spanish coastguard

• Chartered boat caught fire between Ibiza and Mallorca• Former boxer, family and friends rescued early Monday morningThe former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was rescued by the Spanish coastguard after the chartered boat he was on caug…

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Andy Ruiz Jr: ‘Anthony Joshua is not good at boxing’ – video

Mexican heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Junior insisted that Anthony Joshua was ‘not good at boxing’ and that he expects to win, when they face each other in a rematch. Ruiz, 29, stunned Joshua to win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles on 1 June and is under c…

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From the archive: Muhammad Ali considers retirement in 1975

Sports writer Hugh McIlvanney tries to keep up with the great boxerThe legendary sports writer Hugh McIlvanney, who died earlier this year, wrote about ‘The mad world of Muhammad Ali’ for the 23 March 1975 issue of the Observer Magazine. McIlvanney had…

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Sports quiz of the week: Marta, Murray, Morgan and McLean

Who sang? Who said goodbye? Who stayed up too late?Andy Murray made a welcome return to tennis this week at Queen’s. At which tournament did Murray announce his intention to retire from the sport, saying: “The pain is too much and I don’t want to conti…

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‘Deontay Wilder is coming’: Tyson Fury buoyant after destruction of Tom Schwarz – video

Tyson Fury has set his sights on a lucrative rematch with Deontay Wilder after producing a brutal display in his first Las Vegas fight to stop the previously undefeated heavyweight Tom Schwarz in only the second round.In his first outing…

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Tyson Fury targets ‘biggest fight in world boxing’ with Deontay Wilder

• British boxer wants Wilder rematch in 2020• Fury stopped Tom Schwarz in two roundsTyson Fury set his sights on a lucrative rematch with Deontay Wilder after excelling in his first fight in Las Vegas to stop Tom Schwarz in two rounds.Fury revealed th…

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The Belfast boxing coach who brought a broken city together with a gym

Gerry Storey, a Catholic who has cut across Belfast’s divide, found admirers even among Loyalist paramilitaries. In an abridged extract from a new book, Donald McRae tells his storyWhen I walked past the mural honouring Lyra McKee in Belfast, having ju…

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Tyson Fury puts on a show with two-round destruction of Tom Schwarz

Fury scores TKO of Schwarz in Las Vegas debutVictory sets stage for rematch with Deontay WilderTyson Fury did exactly what he was supposed to do against an overmatched opponent: he wasted no time and he closed the show.The 30-year-old from Manchester s…

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Tyson Fury puts on a show with two-round destruction of Tom Schwarz

Fury scores TKO of Schwarz in Las Vegas debutVictory sets stage for rematch with Deontay WilderTyson Fury did exactly what he was supposed to do against an overmatched opponent: he wasted no time and he closed the show.The 30-year-old from Manchester s…

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Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz: lineal heavyweight championship – live!

Fury defends lineal heavyweight title against SchwarzTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.02am BST In case you missed it … Josh Warrington defended his IBF featherweight title for a second time with a split-decision win over Kid Galahad in Lee…

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Josh Warrington beats Kid Galahad by split decision to retain world title

• 116-112 and 116-113 in favour of Warrington; 115-113 for Galahad• Fighter defends IBF featherweight title for second timeBoth fighters talked of this world-title fight as their destiny. “It is written,” said Abdul-Bari Awad, also known as Kid Galahad…

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Kid Galahad: ‘I’ve got no kids, no girlfriend, no social life – just boxing’ | Tom Seymour

Abdul-Bari Awad used to rob people on the street but with the late Brendan Ingle as his mentor he turned his life around and now has the chance to become a world championI wait for Abdul-Bari Awad, better known as Kid Galahad, outside the Ingle gym in …

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Tyson Fury enjoys Vegas sparkle in reanimated heavyweight division

British fighter will face Tom Schwarz on Saturday with Andy Ruiz Jr’s win fresh in his mindAnthony Joshua handled the burden of being called the world’s best heavyweight with the earnest diligence of a class try-hard determined to ace his A-levels, at …

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Tyson Fury promises to leave Tom Schwarz ‘in a heap on the floor’ – video

Tyson Fury has resumed the role of provocateur ahead of his fight against German Tom Schwarz – promising to ‘break his jaw, break his ribs, leave him in Las Vegas a heap on the floor.’ The former heavyweight world champion is the strong favourite …

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Tyson Fury talks up ‘boxing behemoth’ clash with Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

• Fury strong favourite to defeat German on Saturday• British boxer knows Wilder rematch at stakeAs Tyson Fury faces new levels of expectation he has resumed a role he knows well, that of provocateur, before his Las Vegas bow on Saturday.Fury faces the…