The basement where boxers trained in the Kronk boxing gym. The Kronk was a place that welcomed any kid searching for a purpose or an outlet. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Dubé was a promising if troubled cruiserweight from Montreal. He’d been knocking around the Kronk Gym for six months, getting used to being calle(...)

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(...)

Andy Lee celebrates after winning the WBO middleweight world title  in Las Vegas in December 2014. Photograph: Raymond Spencer/Inpho

Former world middleweight champion Andy Lee has announced his retirement from professional boxing at the age of 33, citing family reasons having recen(...)

Canelo Alvarez prepares to jump rope during a media workout in Los Angeles ahead of his middleweight fight with Gennady Golovkin. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

It is time for boxing to fix its house. Two weeks after Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor did each other a mutual favour in a cross-discipline publi(...)

 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(...)

Canelo Álvarez knocks out Amir Khan in the sixth round. Photograph: Getty

Amir Khan suffered a knockout every bit as brutal as the first one of his career here on Saturday night when Saul “Canelo” Álvarez threaded a chilling(...)

Saúl Álvarez and Amir Khan ahead of their fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Fighting does not have to be loud. Fighters, most of them naturally timorous but encouraged to be professionally aggressive, do not have to “play the (...)

After an early scare, Belfast’s Carl Frampton took control against Alejandro González in the IBF Super Bantamweight world title fight in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Jorge Salgado/Inpho/Presseye

It is with plenty of justification that El Paso sells itself as America’s Sun City. The warm clear light of yesterday morning in west Texas will have(...)

Limerick man  Andy Lee and John Jackson of the Virgin Islands during their NABF Super Welterweight bout in New York. Photograph: Getty Images. Photograph:  Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Light middleweight Andy Lee (33-2, 23 KOs) saved his career with a sensational fifth round one-punch knockout win over John Jackson (18-2, 15 KOs) at(...)