The Guardian : boxing
07h09 06  mars
Claressa Shields beats Dicaire to become first four-belt champion at two weights
Guardian sport and agencies
Shields unifies IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO titles at 154lbsTwo-time Olympic champion also won four belts at 160lbsClaressa Shields won a unanimous decision over Canada’s Marie-Eve Dicaire in their junior middleweight title unification bout Friday night, becoming the first boxer in the four-belt...
17h03 04  mars
Vaccination delays for health workers Brief letters
Letters
Covid Boxing and brain injury Hanging out the washing 35mm film canisters International Women’s DayThe reason for many health workers’ “reluctance” to be vaccinated is that most of us got Covid, especially during this last wave (Healthcare professionals in the UK...
13h30 01  mars
Dillian Whyte: ’I was born in a storm. Adversity is the story of my life’
Donald McRae
From almost starving to death in Jamaica to fathering a child at 13 and being shot and stabbed in London, the boxer has faced bigger challenges than his rematch with Povetkin“It’s difficult but my life has always been difficult, since the day I was born,” says Dillian Whyte as he...
04h42 28  février
Canelo à lvarez defends super middleweight titles after Avni YÄ ldÄ rÄ m retires on stool - as it happened
Bryan Armen Graham
à lvarez subdues YÄ ldÄ rÄ m then announces Saunders showdownYÄ ldÄ rÄ m quits on stool after three rounds in failed world title bid 4.42am GMT That’s all for tonight. Thanks as always for following along with us and be sure to check out the full report from tonight’s fight here....
04h27
Canelo à lvarez subdues Avni YÄ ldÄ rÄ m then announces Billy Joe Saunders fight
Guardian sport and agencies
à lvarez stops YÄ ldÄ rÄ m in three to defend WBA and WBO titlesMexican announces he will fight Billy Joe Saunders on 8 MayCanelo à lvarez defeats Avni YÄ ldÄ rÄ m by TKO - as it happenedSaul ” Canelo’ à lvarez outclassed Avni YÄ ldÄ rÄ m and retained his world super middleweight titles...
08h00 27  février
Frank Bruno: ” I took a big risk fighting Tyson again. I just went out there and winged it’
Donald McRae
The former WBC world heavyweight champion was in danger of losing the sight in one eye when he faced ” Iron Mike’ for the second time in 1996“It seems like yesterday,” Frank Bruno says in that familiar low rumble of a voice as a tangled expression crosses his face....
14h01 26  février
Sports quiz of the week: losers, maths and environmentally friendly shirts
Paul Campbell
Who stopped short? Who walked out? Who keeps going?Liverpool have lost their last four league games at Anfield. When was their last run of four straight defeats at home in the league?The 1920sThe 1940s The 1960s The 1980s Wayne Pivac has announced his line-up for Wales’ match against England...
23h50 24  février
Tyson Fury claims plans for Anthony Joshua showdown ’no further forward’
PA Media
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 bout against Joshua - holder of the WBA, WBO...
19h23 23  février
Company founded by suspected crime boss Kinahan moving into football
Sean Ingle
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 - which represents more than 300 fighters...
00h00 20  février
Boxing star Gervonta Davis named as driver in hit-and-run that injured three
Bryan Armen Graham
Star boxer identified by cops in report of November hit-and-runNo charges have been filed in case four months after crashDavis, 26, holds WBA titles at junior lightweight and lightweightGervonta Davis, the two-division world champion and one of boxing’s biggest stars, was the driver in a...
23h58 13  février
Josh Warrington suffers shock knockout defeat to Mauricio Lara
Donald McRae
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’m not happy. This isn’t the...
13h12 12  février
Josh Warrington returns to the spotlight after boxing’s bleak spell
Donald McRae
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 promotion in the country since 19 December...
11h28
Sports quiz of the week: a style icon, a cup finalist and an unlikely cricketer
Paul Campbell
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 Muhammad Ali to become the heavyweight champion...
08h00 11  février
Reporter rebuffs Billy Joe Saunders’ offer to fix Daniel Kinahan interview
Barry Glendenning
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 face-to-face...
13h01 07  février
Leon Spinks obituary
John Rawling
Boxer who sprung a huge surprise by beating Muhammad Ali before blowing a fortune on drink and drugsLeon Spinks, who has died aged 67 of cancer, was a classic rags-to-riches boxer who shocked the world in 1978 by becoming world heavyweight champion when he defeated the ageing champion Muhammad Ali...
12h14
Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight champion - a life in pictures
Associated Press
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...
03h36
Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight champion who upset Ali, dies aged 67
Steven Poole
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 pro fight, has died. He was 67.Spinks, who...
15h00 04  février
Why do we call vaccinations ’jabs’?
Donald McRae
To understand why, we have to go back to 16th century ScotsWhile we are all waiting for our jabs, we might wonder why the government is so keen on calling any Covid-19 vaccine a “jab” in the first place. The usage seems at once chummy and infantilising, but why does it mean...
21h27 02  février
Boxing board powerless over Daniel Kinahan’s advising role in sport
Donald McRae
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 continued involvement of...
20h45 01  février
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 suspected organised crime...