Lennox Lewis

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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(...)

Ireland Katie Taylor jumps with joy as she celebrates her victory over Russia’s  Sofya Ochigava of Russia in the women’s lightweight final at the 2012 London Olympics. Photograph:  Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

It was as if it was written in scripture: just as promised, Katie Taylor has become the fiercest angel of the boxing world. Some time after 5pm yester(...)

British boxer Tyson Fury celebrates his win over Deontay Wilder. Photograph: mark Ralsotn/Getty/AFP

Tyson Fury completed one of the greatest comebacks in modern sports history on Saturday night when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in the seventh round (...)

Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on Saturday night. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

There was a laid-back energy to Anthony Joshua as he charmed and held court with the mostly American media corps backstage at the historic Beacon thea(...)

Anthony Joshua makes his American debut at Madison Square Garden. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Anthony Joshua plans to watch footage of heavyweight greats fighting at Madison Square Garden before defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles there again(...)

Andy Ruiz Jr will challenge Anthony Joshua for his four heavyweight world titles in New York on June 1st. Photograph: Yong Teck Lim/Getty

Anthony Joshua never imagined his American debut at Madison Square Garden on June 1st would be like this: defending his four world heavyweight titles (...)

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(...)

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(...)

David Haye has announced his retirement from boxing aged 37. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty

David Haye has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 37. The former WBA heavyweight champion insisted he would stop fighting if he again(...)

US president Donald Trump holds a signed pardon for boxer Jack Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was jailed a centur(...)

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