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Sports quiz: what are the stories behind these iconic photos?

You have seen the pictures of Bolt, Pelé, Woods, Maradona and more but can you remember the details behind the images?More quizzes: assists, commentators, managers and rantsThis photo is from Muhammad Ali’s victory over Sonny Liston in 1965. In which r…

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Anthony Yarde’s grandmother dies of coronavirus days after father’s death

Follows death of his father as a result of the pandemic‘People are still going out when they don’t need to,’ says boxerBritish light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde has announced his grandmother has died from the coronavirus only a few days after his father’…

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Billy Joe Saunders has licence suspended by Boxing Board of Control

Boxer’s video appeared to condone domestic violence‘I didn’t mean to clearly cause any harm to anyone’Billy Joe Saunders has had his boxing licence suspended following a social media post in which he seemingly advocated domestic violence.Action was tak…

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My favourite game: Holyfield v Tyson, WBA heavyweight title fight 1997 | Kevin Mitchell

I was in Las Vegas on the night Mike Tyson bit his opponent’s ears twice in a fight that descended into jungle-grade anarchyAt the risk of undermining this admirable exercise in nostalgia, “game” is a towering misnomer when attached to the peculiar art…

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Anthony Yarde urges people to stay home after father dies of coronavirus

Boxer’s father was ‘fit with no health issues’‘It’s seriously not worth the risk’Anthony Yarde’s father has died of coronavirus, the British light-heavyweight has said. The 28-year-old boxer, who said his father had been “fit with no health issues”, ur…

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Anthony Yarde urges people to stay home after father dies of coronavirus

Boxer’s father was ‘fit with no health issues’‘It’s seriously not worth the risk’Anthony Yarde’s father has died of coronavirus, the British light-heavyweight has said. The 28-year-old boxer, who said his father had been “fit with no health issues”, ur…

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Eddie Hearn: ‘I can’t say I don’t enjoy the limelight’

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is one of the sport’s most colourful characters and his big-money fights have become world events. But there’s one battle he’ll never win – trying to outsmart his father Barry The boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is telling the w…

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Billy Joe Saunders apologises for video giving ‘advice’ on hitting women

Footage shows boxer demonstrating how to ‘finish her off’‘Apologies if I offended any women,’ says SaundersThe WBO super middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders, has apologised after a video emerged of him giving advice to men on how to hit their fem…

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Isaac Chamberlain: ‘I’ve been here before, in a very dark place’

The Brixton cruiserweight was on the cusp of hitting it big as the coronavirus crisis stopped boxing for the foreseeable future, but he is no stranger to isolation and is taking the blow in his stride“I know I can go through hell,” Isaac Chamberlain sa…

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Russian boxers post videos that appear to flout self-isolation rules

Members of national boxing team shown at training facilitiesVideos posted after return from Olympic event in LondonSeveral members of Russia’s national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation r…

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IOC under fire after boxers at London event test positive for Covid-19

IOC accused of being putting athletes’ health in jeopardy Two Turkish boxers and head coach test positive for virusCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe International Olympic Committee has been accused of being putting athl…

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder rematch may be moved to October

Arum says fight will not be held on 18 July as planned‘Everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated’The anticipated third bout between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will be pushed back from 18 July due to the coronavirus pande…

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Tyson Fury could face fresh Ukad investigation over farmer’s meat claim

Ukad poised to look into farmer’s false-alibi allegationFury’s promoter Frank Warren calls claims ‘outrageous’The UK Anti-Doping Agency is poised to launch an investigation into allegations that a member of Tyson Fury’s team offered a farmer £25,000 to…

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Frank Warren rejects farmer’s allegation over Tyson Fury’s drug test history

Farmer alleges he was paid £25,000 to lie about wild boar meatPromoter Warren calls story ‘total bullshit’Tyson Fury’s reign as world heavyweight champion faces fresh scrutiny with new allegations concerning his drug-testing history. Related: Caroline …

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Caroline Dubois leads boxers fighting on at London’s last sporting stand

Briton leads the hopefuls at Stratford trying to ignore the outside world and qualify for the Olympics“No, no. We don’t have to talk about coronavirus,” said John Dovi, coach of Samuel Kistohurry, beaming moments after his French charge had completed h…

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Robert Helenius stuns Adam Kownacki to earn shot at Joshua’s WBA title

Helenius, a 10-1 underdog, shocks Kownacki in title eliminator‘It wasn’t my night,’ says crowd favorite after first career defeatIt’s back to the drawing board for heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki after he was handed his first career defeat in shock…

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Eddie Hearn ‘ready to conclude’ deal for Joshua-Fury December showdown

Venue and broadcasters details still to be worked out‘This fight is going to happen two, maybe three times’Eddie Hearn has revealed he is “ready to conclude a deal” for a December showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to determine the undisput…

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‘Netflix of sport’ to target Premier League rights after UK launch

Dazn’s initial focus will be on boxing when it expands to 200 countries, including UK, in MayA streaming service that is aiming to become a “Netflix of sport” is to expand to 200 countries, including the UK, and is targeting Premier League rights for t…

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Anthony Joshua to fight Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June

Bulgarian known as ‘The Cobra’ is IBF’s mandatory challengerFrank Warren says Fury v Wilder 3 will happen in US by JulyAnthony Joshua will face Kubrat Pulev, the IBF’s mandatory challenger, at Tottenham Hotspur’s 62,000-seater stadium on 20 June.The Bu…

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Deontay Wilder warns Tyson Fury ‘the war has just begun’ for summer rematch – video

Beaten former champion Deontay Wilder indicated in an Instagram message that he would invoke his rematch clause with his rival Tyson Fury after he suffered his first loss in 44 fights. The Bronze Bomber has a 30-day window to decide if he’ll go ahead w…