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Family of black boxer barred from British title fights call for apology

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The family of a black boxer who was once called “the best in Europe” but was prevented from fighting for the British title because of the colour of his skin has demanded a formal apology. Although Cuthbert Taylor, heen ...

‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe

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Beneath a corrugated iron roof in the crowded Harare suburb of Mbare, a group of boys darts back and forth across a smooth concrete floor, firing a series of rapid punches into the air. A wiry older man, dressed in lo...

When Mike Tyson won 15 fights in his first year as a professional boxer

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You could almost hear the sigh from boxing fans when the proposed heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury was postponed again. The hope remains that Joshua and Fury will eventually get it on and ...

The Champion of Auschwitz review – Polish boxer fights to live in sturdy drama

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This cleanly hewn drama from Poland, surely destined to be Poland’s submission for the Academy Awards, tells the true story of Tadeusz Pietrzykowski, AKA “Teddi”, a (non-Jewish) Polish bantamweight boxer who was one o...

Team GB boxer Caroline Dubois out of Olympics after losing quarter-final

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As another day of boxing inside the famed Ryogoku Kokugikan began, a volunteer at the top left corner of the arena futilely held a laminated placard as he paced the landing. The rules etched upon it were clear: no cha...

Mike Tyson moment: Moroccan boxer tries to bite opponent’s ear at Olympics

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New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday – other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Mo...

Mike Tyson moment: Moroccan boxer tries to bite New Zealand opponent’s ear in Olympic fight

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New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday – other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Mo...

Boxer Charley Davison: ‘An Olympic medal could change my life’

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“Someone asked me the other day if I would prefer to be known as The Boxing Mum rather than just another fighter or mother,” Charley Davison says, “and I just thought: ‘Yeah, I really like that.’ That’s what gives me ...

Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty over alleged killing of pregnant woman

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A federal judge ordered Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo held without bail after he was charged in the death of a 27-year-old women believed to be pregnant with his child. Keishla Rodriguez’s body was found in a lagoo...

Boxer Felix Verdejo turns himself in after pregnant woman’s body found

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Boxer Felix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday night to face charges just hours after authorities identified the body of a dead woman as a 27-year-old believed to be pregnant with his child, officia...

Sports quiz of the week: Rangers, bogeys and a world champion boxer

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Who switched sports? Who made a splash? Who missed their spot?