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Tyson Fury claims plans for Anthony Joshua showdown ‘no further forward’

Fury says Covid-19 restrictions have affected negotiationsHeavyweight boxer concerned after year out of the ringTyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has admitted his highly anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua is no closer to being finalised.The …

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Tyson Fury claims plans for Anthony Joshua showdown ‘no further forward’

Fury says Covid-19 restrictions have affected negotiationsHeavyweight boxer concerned after year out of the ringTyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has admitted his highly anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua is no closer to being finalised.The …

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Company founded by suspected crime boss Kinahan moving into football

MTK Global announces it is setting up a football agencyMove will raise concern among game’s authoritiesMTK Global, the boxing management company founded by the alleged Irish gangster Daniel Kinahan, has announced it is moving into football.The group – …

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Boxing star Gervonta Davis named as driver in hit-and-run that injured three

Star boxer identified by cops in report of November hit-and-runNo charges have been filed in case four months after accidentDavis, 26, holds WBA titles at junior lightweight and lightweightGervonta Davis, the two-division world champion and one of boxi…

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Josh Warrington suffers shock knockout defeat to Mauricio Lara

Featherweight knocked down in ninth roundLoss to unheralded Mexican first of his careerEven before calamity struck, Josh Warrington had arrived at Wembley Arena in a sombre mood. In the build-up to his battle with Mauricio Lara, Warrington had said: “I…

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Josh Warrington returns to the spotlight after boxing’s bleak spell

Leeds fighter makes return 16 months after last fightWarrington relinquished IBF title to secure biggest boutsThe lockdown which brought British boxing to another shuddering halt ends on Saturday night when Josh Warrington headlines the sport’s first p…

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Sports quiz of the week: a style icon, a cup finalist and an unlikely cricketer

Who missed his calling? Who united? Who hit 500 not out?Serena Williams has been wearing a one-legged catsuit at the Australian Open. Which athlete inspired the outfit?John DalyJorge CamposFlorence Griffith JoynerBillie Jean King Leon Spinks, who beat …

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Reporter rebuffs Billy Joe Saunders’ offer to fix Daniel Kinahan interview

Boxer urged Irish journalist to ‘write something nice’Suspected Dublin crime boss lists Tyson Fury among clientsThe boxer Billy Joe Saunders has challenged a journalist to “write something positive about Daniel Kinahan” in exchange for being granted a …

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Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight champion – a life in pictures

The boxer, who has died aged 67, pulled off one of the greatest shocks in boxing history by beating Muhammad Ali in February 1978“He was a good soul” – Leon Spinks dies aged 67 Continue reading…

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Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight champion who upset Ali, dies aged 67

Former Olympic and heavyweight champion dies aged 67Spinks upset Ali for title in only eighth professional fightLeon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth …

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Boxing board powerless over Daniel Kinahan’s advising role in sport

Kinahan alleged as head of organised crime cartel His lawyers dismiss ‘wild’ and ‘false’ allegationsRobert Smith, the general secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control, has conceded there is nothing the governing body can do to prevent the cont…

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Suspected crime boss Kinahan ‘still working in boxing’, Panorama reports

Panorama to air evidence of Daniel Kinahan’s involvementBarry McGuigan says: ‘There is an intimidation effect’The murky world of professional boxing is under fresh scrutiny as a BBC Panorama investigation claims to have found clear evidence that “a sus…

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Joe Joyce: ‘The aim is to be undisputed heavyweight champion of the world’

The unbeaten fighter reflects on his battle with Daniel Dubois, the courage and hope absorbed from his mother, and his love of artWe talk about fear and remorse, audacity and embarrassment and, of course, about art and boxing. A long conversation with …

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Ryan García comes off floor to stop Luke Campbell for interim lightweight title

García stops Olympic champion with body shot in round sevenDe La Hoya protégé could fight Tank Davis or Devin Haney nextRyan García says he had never been knocked down before when an early blow sent the rising star to the canvas in his biggest test yet…

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Walking with giants, talking with stars: this sporting life is grand | Kevin Mitchell

The journey began in NSW and, after 50 sun-dappled summers in this business, it’s been a hell of a rideJournalists of a certain era tend to embrace the perpendicular pronoun with all the enthusiasm of Scrooge hugging Tiny Tim. “I” might be the skinnies…

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Walking with giants, talking with stars: this sporting life is grand | Kevin Mitchell

The journey began in NSW and, after 50 sun-dappled summers in this business, it’s been a hell of a rideJournalists of a certain era tend to embrace the perpendicular pronoun with all the enthusiasm of Scrooge hugging Tiny Tim. “I” might be the skinnies…

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Walking with giants, talking with stars: this sporting life is grand | Kevin Mitchell

The journey began in NSW and, after 50 sun-dappled summers in this business, it’s been a hell of a rideJournalists of a certain era tend to embrace the perpendicular pronoun with all the enthusiasm of Scrooge hugging Tiny Tim. “I” might be the skinnies…

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Oscar De La Hoya: ‘Fighting again is a serious proposition. I love and miss it’

The 47-year-old promoter on his preparations for a comeback after 12 years out of the ring and why his young lightweight hope Ryan García will be an even bigger star than himselfIt has always been tough to tell if Oscar De La Hoya is smiling because he…

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21 for 2021: the unmissable sporting events over the next 12 months

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 feature in a crowded calendar capped off by the AshesGiven the 2020 Six Nations concluded on 31 October it is going to feel somewhat bewildering for players, staff and spectators alike when the tournament get…

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21 for 2021: the unmissable sporting events over the next 12 months

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 feature in a crowded calendar capped off by the AshesGiven the 2020 Six Nations concluded on 31 October it is going to feel somewhat bewildering for players, staff and spectators alike when the tournament get…