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Muhammad Ali  knocking out George Foreman during the so-called Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire on  October 30th, 1974. China is now throwing its investment hat in the African ring. Photograph: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

Remember the Rumble in the Jungle? The 1974 Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman fight in Zaire was one of the biggest upsets in sporting history. Ali w(...)

 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(...)

Katie Taylor in Ross Whitaker’s documentary

Katie Taylor might be the closest thing we have to royalty. Tell people you’re about to meet her, and watch their jaws shudder just a little. They cou(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray in action against Cheetahs in the Guinness PRO14 at Bloemfontein, South Africa on  April 13th. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Conor Murray looks like a young father in the front garden, mobile phone stuck to his ear, engaging in some pointless conversation with a mate while a(...)

Snooker loopy: nice, upside-down-spectacled Dennis Taylor, defeating sly, soulless Steve Davis in 1985. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty

“Oh, he doesn’t want to be straight on the blue!” Consider me out of the office. The greatest sporting event of the calendar is about to begin. (...)

Elizabeth O’Reilly of WEEE Ireland and KMK Metals Recycling’s commercial manager, Kai Meyer, at the company’s plant in Tullamore.

In a warehouse in the midlands, nestled among green fields and trees, there is a giant pile of old vacuum cleaners, radios, heaters and fans in the ce(...)

Paddy Considine: “I thought maybe I was one of those guys like Alex Ferguson; that I’d be better in management than I was as a player. I felt very insecure about acting, so I thought I’d be happier behind the camera.” Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

At first glance, Journeyman looks like another one of those appositely scrappy, noble British boxing films. Actor Paddy Considine’s second outing as a(...)

George Chuvalo taking on Muhammad Ali in Vancouver in a 1972 rematch. The Canadian pushed Ali the distance for a second time. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

In the build-up to their first fight at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in March, 1966, Muhammad Ali dubbed George Chuvalo “the washerwoman”. An excessiv(...)

Billie Jean King was ferried to the court on a throne fit for Cleopatra, carried by four shirtless hunks from Rice University. She defeated Riggs in three sets to claim the $100,000 winner-takes-all purse.

Billie Jean King was ferried to the court on a throne fit for Cleopatra, carried by four shirtless hunks from Rice University. Bobbie Riggs came in on(...)

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield during their second heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand on June 28th, 1997. Photograph: John Iacono/Sports Illustrated/Getty

Why did you do it, Mike? “Because I’m crazy a little bit and was bleeding all over the place.” “I was frustrated.” “I was angry that he was butting my(...)

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