Tag Archives: Boxing

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

Referee Lane Mills steps in as Evander Holyfield is bitten by Mike Tyson.

At the risk of undermining this admirable exercise in nostalgia, “game” is a towering misnomer when attached to the peculiar art of rendering a fellow human being unconscious. As the late Brendan Ingle famously said, you don’t play boxing; he also said it is the only sport in which it …

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

Belting up: Anthony Joshua celebrates regaining his heavyweight titles flanked by Eddie and Barry Hearn, Clash on the Dunes, December 2019, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is telling the world what it wants to hear, live on national television. It is early on a Monday morning. Hearn is in the Hearn family offices, a converted pile outside Brentwood, rural Essex, that was once the Hearn family home, pre-conversion. “Look,” he says. …

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

Isaac Chamberlain during a public workout at a London gym in 2018.

“I know I can go through hell,” Isaac Chamberlain says calmly as, rather than making his comeback on Saturday night in a fight which had offered him so much hope, the most interesting boxer in Britain settles back into another testing period of isolation. “I’ve sacrificed so much it’s got …

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

Several members of Russia’s national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation rules imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus, social media posts reviewed by Reuters show. The Russian national boxing team returned home last week after an Olympic qualification tournament in …

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

The International Olympic Committee has been accused of being putting athletes’ health in jeopardy after two Turkish boxers and their head coach tested positive for coronavirus after returning home from an Olympic boxing tournament in London last week. Eyup Gozgec, the president of the Turkish Boxing Federation, said all three …

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

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 provide a false alibi after the heavyweight champion failed a drugs test in 2015. Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, and his cousin Hughie, both blamed their …

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

“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 his first round win at the Boxing Road to Tokyo. “Coronavirus after the Olympic Games.” After a remarkable week with sport shutting down around the world, …

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

It’s back to the drawing board for heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki after he was handed his first career defeat in shocking fashion on Saturday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Kownacki came up short in a WBA title eliminator for an eventual shot one of Anthony Joshua’s three championship belts, suffering …

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

Eddie Hearn has revealed he is “ready to conclude a deal” for a December showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to determine the undisputed world heavyweight champion. Fury wrenching the WBC title from Deontay Wilder in a spectacular display last month means he and fellow Briton Joshua, the WBA, …

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

A 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 the British market. The London-based Dazn, which is owned by the billionaire Sir Leonard Blavatnik, currently operates in nine international markets but …

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