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Povetkin opts for solid defence amid verbal jousting before Joshua bout

• Minder and interpreter interrupt reply on Russia’s Wada’s ban• Povetkin suggests Briton feels more pressure in home fightAlexander Povetkin, the quietest of Russian bears, slips verbal punches about his president – not to mention the controversial re…

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‘We can both dig deep’: Anthony Joshua ready to fight Alexander Povetkin – video

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has said he expects a tough title defence on Saturday when he faces Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin in front of home support at London’s Wembley stadium. After negotiations to set up a unification …

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Anthony Joshua’s next opponent could be Dillian Whyte, says Eddie Hearn

• Talks have broken down with prime target Deontay Wilder• Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on SaturdayDillian Whyte is being lined up as Anthony Joshua’s next opponent in April after the promoter Eddie Hearn said that a long-anticipated supe…

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Larry Fink’s black and white boxing photography – in pictures

In examining the tough and unsentimental subculture of boxing, Larry Fink’s photographs capture everything from rowdy rings to overheated locker rooms and all of the characters that inhabit them. His work is currently on show at the Philadelphia Museum…

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A 10-step guide to improving boxing

Boxing can be brilliant – as we saw on Saturday in Las Vegas – but it has serious problems. Here are a few solutionsBy Brent Hedtke for The Queensberry RulesIf sports were restaurants, boxing would be the rustic, old steakhouse that hasn’t changed so m…

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Anthony Joshua slackens timekeeping after 200 rounds of sparring

• Joshua says he is in great shape for Alexander Povetkin• ‘It’s about preserving you body,’ adds heavyweight championAnthony Joshua expects to be in the best shape of his career against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday after ditching his alarm clock in …

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Enzo Calzaghe obituary

Trainer who propelled his son Joe to success as one of Britain’s greatest boxing championsWhen the question “Who is the greatest boxer ever to come out of Britain?” is asked, there are many, especially in Wales, who would volunteer the name of Joe Calz…

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Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct for ‘sickening’ video

• Video appears to show boxer offering woman drugs for a sex act• British Boxing Board of Control will hold hearing next weekBilly Joe Saunders has been charged with misconduct by the British Boxing Board of Control after the emergence of video footage…

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Alexander Povetkin has Russian government behind him, warns Hearn

• Anthony Joshua’s promoter says fight is important for Russia• ‘This is a major, major thing if he could stick one on a Brit’Alexander Povetkin has the full weight of the Russian government behind him as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua at Wembley …

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Enzo Calzaghe, champion boxing trainer, dies aged 69

• Calzaghe coached son Joe to world titles at different weights• Family ‘devastated to announce death of our beloved Enzo’Champion boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe has died at the age of 69, his family have announced. Calzaghe coached his son Joe to world …

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Canelo Álvarez edges Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in classic fight

Golovkin handed first defeat in 40 pro fights in classic encounterÁlvarez defeats Golovkin by majority decision – as it happenedSaul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez scored the signature win of his career in Saturday night’s long-awaited rematch with Gennady Golovkin,…

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Canelo Álvarez v Gennady Golovkin II: world middleweight championship – live!

Golovkin defends WBA and WBC titles against Álvarez in rematchTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.19am BST Two of the three televised preliminary bouts are in the books. They lasted a combined six rounds. The second was finished at about 8:45pm…

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Anthony Joshua gearing up for ‘breaking down job’ on Povetkin

Champion believes a little bullying can stop the dangerous Russian who has lost only once but served two doping bansA few days ago Anthony Joshua was horrified to find his £150,000 bespoke Range Rover had been stolen in London in the dead of night. And…

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Floyd Mayweather says rematch with Manny Pacquiao is happening this year

Mayweather: ‘I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao’American earned over $200m for win in their first boutFloyd Mayweather Jr says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao will take place this year. Related: Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at c…

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Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Álvarez: scuffle breaks out at weigh-in – video

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez both made weight on Friday ahead of their much-anticipated rematch for the world middleweight championship on the Las Vegas strip.Afterwards, Canelo quickly invaded Golovkin’s space when they came together for the tr…

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Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at contentious weigh-in

Álvarez (159.4lbs) and Golovkin (159.6lbs) make weight limitGolovkin defends WBA and WBC belts on Saturday in Las VegasBad blood gives Golovkin and Álvarez rematch an added edgeGennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez both made weight on Friday afternoon ah…

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Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez’s animosity adds extra edge

The boxers will settle their differences in the rematch after a controversial build-up following the Mexican’s failed drug testsBoxing could have scarcely dreamed of a better advertisement than last year’s summit meeting between Gennady Golovkin and Ca…

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Sports quiz of the week: Golovkin v Álvarez, Osaka and footballers in tutus

Who had a magic touch? Who is getting on? Who travels badly?• Tennis quiz: tantrums and meltdownsRB Leipzig coach Ralf Ragnick has installed a “wheel of misfortune” to help determine how misbehaving players should be punished? Which of these forfeits i…

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Three men convicted of acid attack on former boxer Michael Watson

Simon Luck, Paul Samuels and Anselm Legemah found guilty of conspiracy to rob and spraying corrosive fluidThree men have been convicted of launching acid attacks on road users, with the former boxer Michael Watson and his carer among their victims.Simo…

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Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin will not sell out, admits Eddie Hearn

• Public more interested in Joshua fighting Wilder says promoter• Hearn sounds warning over growth of pay-per-view boutsAnthony Joshua’s heavyweight fight with Alexander Povetkin next week will not be a sellout, with the promoter Eddie Hearn admitting …