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 Mo Mowlam  was forced to reveal that she had a brain tumour following media commentary. File photograph: Toby Melville/Pool/Corbis/Reuters

April 1997 and Tony Blair’s New Labour was launching its manifesto for a May general election. The scandal-ridden Tories were on the run so there was (...)

Chris Eubank fights Michael Watson for the WBO middleweight title at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London in 1991. Photo: Brendan Monks/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

June 1991 and Donald McRae found himself alone on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Excited, uncertain, anxious he stood under a burning sky, the desert sun(...)

Alan Minter in action in June 1973. Photograph:  Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Former world middleweight champion Alan Minter has died aged 69, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced. Crawley-born Minter won Olympic b(...)

 ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Daniel Kinahan  at the funeral of David Byrne who was shot dead in the Regency Hotel attack. Photogtaph: Collins Dublin.

Boxing has always been the wild west of sport. Its dark underbelly, the guaranteed blood and the questionable morality has always been a bestseller. (...)

Barry Hearn has undergone surgery after suffering a minor heart attack over the weekend. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Barry Hearn has undergone surgery after suffering a minor heart attack over the weekend. The 71-year-old sports promoter is chairman of Matchroom, Wo(...)

 Andy Ruiz Jr (right) lands a punch on Anthony Joshua. Skill won out. Ruiz beat Joshua because he was better than him. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Andy Ruiz’s shock defeat of Anthony Joshua to become a world heavyweight champion has been portrayed either as a Rocky fairytale or fat guy punch-line(...)

Hugh McIlvanney, journalist, born  February 2nd, 1934; died January 24th, 2019. File photograph: Francesco Guidicini/Sunday Times/PA Wire

Hugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrup(...)

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight clash in LA. Photograph: Lionel Hahn/PA

When Tyson Fury got up from the canvas to finish like a wounded bull in the 12th round of his achingly unfair draw with Deontay Wilder in a faraway ri(...)

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photograph: PA

Frank Warren plans to begin negotiations for a lucrative rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder imminently. In his role as Fury’s promoter, an(...)

Guest speaker and former professional boxer Frank Bruno on stage at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph:   Patrick Bolger/Getty Images for One Zero

Frank Bruno cracked his standard one-liner early into the interview. It was a deep, sub-baritone “heh, heh, heh, heh, heh”. Then everyone replied in u(...)

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