Joe Calzaghe

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In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin, left, lands a blow against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada, right, to win his 50th straight victory against Nakhon Ratchasima and retain his WBC title. Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather’s most cherished record is no longer his alone. The Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin improved to 50-0 on Wednesday, equaling Mayweather(...)

 Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, fighting Henry Cooper at Wembley on June 18th 1963. It was Ali’s final fight before he won the heavyweight championship of the world against Sonny Liston in February 1964. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

In 1993 Greg Haugen made what he may look back on now as one of the worst calls of his career. Haugen was facing Mexico’s Julio César Chávez in Cháve(...)

 Roy Jones Jr lies on the canvas  after being knocked out by  Enzo Maccarinelli in Moscow. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Roy Jones, like Floyd Mayweather, only more dramatically, has long since ceased to justify the appellation “Junior”. He is aging before our eyes in a (...)