The Guardian : boxing
19h40 22  octobre
Ighalo calls Nigerian government ’shame to the world’ as athletes condemn police brutality - video
Richard Foster
Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he is ashamed of the Nigerian government after reports that soldiers opened fire on those protesting against police brutality in the country’s largest city, Lagos.Nigerians have been demonstrating nationwide every day in recent weeks against a...
12h51 22  octobre
Richard Riakporhe: I felt the need to change the whole narrative’
Bryan Armen Graham
Riakporhe was nearly killed in a brutal stabbing in London 15 years ago. Now he is working his way to a boxing world titleBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkRichard Riakporhe is between his morning training session and his afternoon hill run. The coronavirus pandemic has played havoc...
08h17 18  octobre
I expected more’: Teófimo López stuns Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify titles
Bryan Armen Graham
López unifies IBF, WBA and WBO titles in major upset winLópez upsets Lomachenko in unification bout - as it happenedA star was born in the bubble on Saturday night as Teófimo López delivered on his enormous promise with a surprisingly comprehensive victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko, the two-time...
05h47 18  octobre
Teófimo López upsets Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify lightweight championship - as it happened
PA Media and Guardian sport
López wins by scores of 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111Brooklyn native unifies IBF, WBA and WBO titles at 135lbs 6.47am BST That’s all for tonight. Be sure to check out the full report of tonight’s fight here. Related: Youth served as Teófimo López stuns Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify titles 6.30am BST...
19h39 16  octobre
Kubrat Pulev apologises for Anthony Joshua ’tan’ comment as fight date is set
Bryan Armen Graham
World title fight to take place at 02 Arena on 12 DecemberPulev apologises for saying Joshua’s tan is better than mine’Anthony Joshua will defend his heavyweight world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the 02 Arena in London on 12 December, his first fight in a year.Confirmation of the rescheduled...
07h15 16  octobre
Teófimo López eyes star turn against imperious Vasiliy Lomachenko
Donald McRae
The 23-year-old Brooklyn-born prodigy faces the hardest test in boxing in Saturday’s lightweight title unification fight, the sport’s most anticipated event since the pandemic began From the time Teófimo López turned pro as a teenager after the 2016 Olympics, the heavy-handed Brooklyn native was...
13h32 14  octobre
Savannah Marshall: ’I still know of men that won’t watch women boxing’
James Bone
Middleweight is eyeing a world title fight with Claressa Shields, the biggest draw in women’s boxingBoxing is a brutal business but, as a woman trying to win her first world title during the grip of a pandemic, Savannah Marshall has been tested in a way none of her male contemporaries have...
04h30 07  octobre
Archive, 7 October 1927: the Dempsey Vs Tunney boxing match controversy
Annie Kelly
7 October 1927: The speed of the boxing is tremendous to those who know only heavyweight boxing on this side of the AtlanticLondon, Thursday.The world has been set free today to give its opinion on the Tunney Dempsey boxing match at Chicago, shown for the first time in England at the Rialto Kinema....
10h00 01  octobre
Former England boxer turns pro after winning fight with Home Office
Reuters in Manila
Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, who was trafficked as a child and has won right to stay in UK, signs with top promoterThe former England amateur boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, who won his 16-year legal battle with the Home Office for the right to remain in the UK, is launching his professional career after being...
13h58 26  septembre
Manny Pacquiao confirms fight with Conor McGregor next year
Both men ready for one last epic fight’, Pacquiao camp saysPortion of fight’s proceeds to go to coronavirus victimsMayweather v Paul: a note-perfect signpost for the end of daysThe boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will face former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor in the ring next year, part...
17h25 25  septembre
The Guardian view of golf’s wedge issue: the triumph of brain and brawn Editorial
Bryan Armen Graham
Art gives way to science in yet another sport. But won’t we all lose out when the magic is gone?Bryson DeChambeau sounds like a character from a novel, one perhaps set on the Côte d’Azur in the 1930s, a raffish figure with a taste for the high life. He is, in fact, a 27-year-old golfer from...
17h00 24  septembre
Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: a note-perfect signpost for the end of days
Guardian sport
Rumors of a fight between the 43-year-old retiree and the YouTube megastar have purists in a lather. More alarming is what it says about boxing’s ability to mint new starsThe pandemic rages. California is literally on fire. A second American civil war, the collapse of the republic and the...
19h00 22  septembre
Sport by sport: what new lockdown regulations will mean in UK
Etan Thomas
An extended period without spectators will leave many sports clubs and governing bodies facing an uncertain futureRugby union remains among the most vulnerable major sports if the pandemic continues to prevent spectators from attending major games. The Rugby Football Union, which largely funds the...
10h00 22  septembre
Critics want LeBron to fail just as they did with Ali. Look how that turned out
All images courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation, New York and Alison Jacques Gallery, London, © The Gordon Parks Foundation
Both men have refused merely to entertain the masses and bank the proceeds. And that scares a lot of people in the establishmentThe day after shocking the world by defeating the heavily favored Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964, the man then known as Cassius Clay shocked the...
07h00 18  septembre
Gordon Parks: part two - Muhammad Ali in pictures
Emine Saner
The exhibition, at Alison Jacques gallery in London until 1 October, focuses on Parks’ intimate and nuanced portraits of the legendary athlete and human rights advocate Muhammad Ali. Receiving unprecedented access to the champion, Parks met Ali in 1966 during his training in Miami, before flying to...
05h00 14  septembre
It’s about breaking boundaries’: Nicola Adams on dancing with a woman on Strictly
John Rawling
The Olympic boxing champion retired last year, but her competitive spirit will soon have a new chance to thrive - when she takes to the ballroom and makes TV historyNicola Adams is used to being a trailblazer. As a boxer, she fought her way to historic firsts, picking up trophies in a sport that...
17h14 10  septembre
Alan Minter obituary
PA Media
Former world middleweight boxing champion who lost his title in an acrimonious defeat to Marvin Hagler in 1980Some of the ugliest scenes ever witnessed at a boxing event in the UK were on the night that the former undisputed world middleweight champion Alan Minter lost his title to the American...
16h43 10  septembre
Alan Minter, British boxing great who became world champion, dies aged 69
Bryan Armen Graham
Minter claimed WBC and WBA middleweight titles in 1980 You’ll always be a legend and a gentleman,’ says Ricky HattonThe former world middleweight champion Alan Minter has died aged 69, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced.Minter won Olympic bronze at Munich in 1972 and went on to...
05h38 09  septembre
Canelo à lvarez sues Dazn and Oscar De La Hoya for breach of 365m contract
Donald McRae
Boxer says parties have failed to deliver on guaranteed paymentà lvarez, 30, seeks compensatory damages of no less than 280mFour-division champion has been inactive since November 2019Mexican boxing superstar Saul Canelo’ à lvarez is suing longtime promoter Oscar De La Hoya and upstart streaming...
11h00 27  août
Boxing in the bubble: ’It’s giving me deep thoughts, powerful emotions’
After 22 months and four cancelled fights, Isaac Chamberlain was finally back in the ring on Saturday - in surreal circumstances forced by Covid-19. This is the story of three days inside the bubble We’re in the bubble, bro, Isaac Chamberlain exclaimed as, rather than bumping elbows, he gave me a...