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Michael Conlan calls for corrupt boxing officials to face criminal charges

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The Irish boxer Michael Conlan, whose hugely controversial quarter-final defeat at the 2016 Olympics is now formally suspected of being fixed, has called for those implicated in manipulating bouts in Rio to face crimi...

Judges ‘used signals’ to fix Olympic boxing bouts, McLaren report finds

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A damning investigation into boxing at the Rio 2016 Olympics has found widespread evidence of “corruption, bribery and the manipulation of sporting results” – with judges giving each other signals at ringside to fix b...

Up to 10 suspicious matches at 2016 Olympics, boxing investigation finds

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A major investigation into boxing at the 2016 Olympic Games has identified seven to 10 suspicious matches where bout manipulation is likely to have taken place. It is understood one of those fights involves the Irish ...

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao to run for president of Philippines

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The boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte’s “cozy” relationship wi...

The Survivor review – Barry Levinson’s solid postwar boxing drama

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Director Barry Levinson brings the confidence of a professional lifetime to this heartfelt true story of Herschel “Harry” Haft, a tough Polish Jew who boxed as a light heavyweight in the postwar United States, even ta...

Galal Yafai guaranteed at least silver medal after thrilling Olympic boxing win

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Galal Yafai will fight for an Olympic gold medal on Saturday after a thrilling flyweight semi-final victory over Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan at the Kokugikan Arena. “It’s insane, its like a dream,” Yafai told the B...

With a chance at gold, Torrez eyes first US men’s Olympic boxing title since 2004

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“Eye of the Tiger” would have been a more obvious choice, but Richard Torrez Jr defies many of boxing’s cliches. He strode towards the ring for his super heavyweight semi-final to the strains of the first movement of ...

Lauren Price joins Karriss Artingstall in securing Olympic boxing bronze

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Great Britain’s Lauren Price secured at least a bronze in the women’s middleweight boxing and Karriss Artingstall had to settle for a medal of the same colour after her defeat in the semi-finals of the featherweight c...

Seoul boxing memories, Serie A’s heyday and the great Sally Gunnell

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1) The Olympic boxing is in full swing, so let’s have a look back to the memorable 1988 edition. Here’s the great Roy Jones Jr losing his gold medal fight to Park Si-hun in a robbery so outrageous that he considered q...

London 2012 lit my Olympic dream – now I want a boxing medal for real

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Eleven years ago, when I was just a little girl with a big dream, I had to call myself Colin and pretend to be a boy so that I could step inside a boxing ring. I was nine and girls were not allowed to box at the famou...

Toofaan review – Mumbai boxing drama is more Rocky than Raging Bull

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Partly set in the Mumbai underworld, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s boxing drama aims at Raging Bull grit but has an unfortunately irresistible drift towards late-Rocky melodrama. Farhan Akhtar – in his second sporting col...

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