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Sports quiz of the week: Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Joshua and the Open

Who swapped shirts? Who returned? And who waved goodbye?• The big 2018 World Cup quizWhich sporting event this week features Hillocks, Whins, Jockie’s Burn, South America and Lucky Slap?The Kentucky Derby The Tour de France The OpenThe German Grand Pri…

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Anthony Joshua says he would rather lose than take drugs

• Heavyweight championwould retire if he fails a doping test• Joshua will fight Alexander Povetkin in SeptemberAnthony Joshua has pledged to stop boxing if he ever fails a doping test – and says he would rather lose a fight than take banned performance…

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Anthony Joshua will defend world titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley

Joshua takes on WBA mandatory challenger on 22 SeptemberPovetkin confirmed after talks with Deontay Wilder stalledAnthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on 22 September, his promoter Edd…

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Manny Pacquiao captures welterweight title with first knockout in nine years

Pacquiao stops Matthysse in seventh for first KO since 2009Filipino, 39, captures Matthysse’s WBA welterweight titlePacquiao scored knockdowns in second, fifth and seventhManny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of …

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Maradona, Stojkovic and O’Leary at Italia ’90 plus an epic surf ride | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also includes Nigel Benn in his pomp, a massive crash and the Jarrow Arrow doing his thing1) The knockout stage of the World Cup begins this weekend, as good an excuse as any to relive the brilliant 1990 version. Diego Maradona “vac…

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Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez set for September fight, says De La Hoya

Boxers fought to draw in last meeting in September 2017Rematch had been cancelled due to Álvarez’s suspensionOne of the most anticipated fights of the year appears to be back on after it was announced Canelo Álvarez will fight Gennady Golovkin on 15 Se…

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David Haye retires from boxing after Tony Bellew defeats

• ‘The things I used to be able to do now exist only in my mind’• Eddie Hearn unsure if Wilder is serious about Joshua fightDavid Haye has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 37. The former WBA heavyweight champion insisted he would stop…

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The undisputed: what would Rocky Marciano have made of Tyson Fury? | Richard Williams

The unbeaten heavyweight champion’s first professional fight under his own name was 70 years ago. Looking back at his career is a palate-cleanser after Fury’s farce in ManchesterAt the end of a bout that featured more proper fighting among the occ…

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Tyson Fury dismisses Tony Bellew’s challenge saying he wants someone big

• Warren says Bellew fight could be arranged if terms are agreed• Fury: ‘Look at Wilder and Joshua, they’re the big guys’Tyson Fury has urged his promoter, Frank Warren, to find him a series of big opponents to help prepare for a heavyweight showdown w…

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Tyson Fury threatens reporter over Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder questions – video

Tyson Fury has promised to win a world title “by the end of the year” after making his return to the ring. The former heavyweight world champion clowned his way through his first fight in more than two years and still outclassed Sefer Seferi who retire…

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Terence Crawford batters Jeff Horn to capture WBO welterweight title

Crawford stops Horn to become three-division world championNebraskan wins welterweight title over nine lopsided roundsTerence Crawford is a three-division world champion after stopping Australia’s Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title on Saturday ni…

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Tyson Fury wins farcical fight after Sefer Seferi quits on his stool

• Outclassed Albanian four and a half stone lighter than Fury• Boos ring out after Seferi does not come out for fifth roundTyson Fury’s quest to regain his heavyweight title began with a kiss to the crowd, a brawl at ringside, and more showboating than…

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Ali and Tyson provide a lesson from history for Fury’s ring return

Tyson Fury says he’s ‘never been quicker or stronger’ before his comeback fight against Sefer Seferi in Manchester on SaturdayWhen Muhammad Ali began his comeback in 1970, after being barred from boxing for three years for refusing to be drafted into t…

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Danny Rose’s story suggests that we should take extra care of athletes | Barney Ronay

Depression can afflict sportsmen and women more than the average person despite the healthy sheen they present so oftenWhen a well-known sports person speaks publicly about their struggles with depression it is a reflex response to talk about how a sho…

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Dillian Whyte set for heavyweight clash with Joseph Parker in July

• Whyte: ‘There’s going to be blood, pain and a knockout’• Both fighters have one defeat, to Joshua, on their records Related: Tyson Fury insists he is ‘sharper than ever’ for comeback against Sefer Seferi Dillian Whyte will face Joseph Parker in a hea…

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Tyson Fury insists he is ‘sharper than ever’ for comeback against Sefer Seferi

• Returning British fighter already has world titles in sights• Fury dismisses heavyweight rivals as ‘one-trick ponies’By Tyson Fury’s standards it was a sedate affair. There was no playing for laughs by dressing as Batman or exposing a belly flopping …

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No women in Forbes’ top 100 athletes list as Mayweather reclaims top spot

• First time since 2010 no women have featured in earnings list• Cristiano Ronaldo drops behind Lionel Messi into thirdThe retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has reclaimed first place from Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ 2018 list of the world’s 100 highest-p…

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Katie Taylor’s father seriously injured in Irish boxing club shooting

• Fifty-year-old man was killed in incident in Bray, near Dublin• Pete Taylor, father of Olympic gold medallist, established gymThe father of Ireland’s Olympic boxing gold medallist Katie Taylor has sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries i…

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Vitali Klitschko: ‘It’s much easier to be heavyweight champion than to be mayor’

The Kiev mayor was one of the most dominant fighters of his era, and he says sport gave him skills he uses every day in his new careerBefore he became one of boxing’s most dominant heavyweight champions and even longer before he entered the decidedly m…

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Brendan Ingle obituary

Influential boxing trainer whose world champions included Naseem HamedThe boxing trainer Brendan Ingle, who has died aged 77 after a brain haemorrhage, could rightly be viewed as one of the most important men in the history of the sport in Britain. Not…