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Mike Tyson pictured with Diego Maradona in 2008. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

When Mike Tyson appeared on Good Morning America this week to promote his return to the boxing ring at the age of 54, the significance of the word on (...)

 Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar of the UAE Team Emirates poses with his Tour de France trophy with  Arc de Triomphe in the background. Photograph: Stephane Mantey/EPA

‘Assassins,” cried Gustave Garrigou, sending his rage directly against the race organisers, who in turn lap it up. No one walks away more impressed by(...)

 Shaquille O’Neal speaks  during the 2019 NBA awards  in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports

The gaggle of kids shooting baskets on a Gainesville street start to shriek and holler when they see Shaquille O’Neal climbing out of a police cruiser(...)

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(...)

 ‘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. (...)

Mike Tyson: said then that he was considering a return to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity. Photograph:  Noam Galai/Getty Images

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continued to tease boxing fans about a possible return to the ring by posting another training video on I(...)

Andy Lee: the former WBO middleweight champion. ‘I asked him how retirement was going but for some reason I was too awkward to tell him how much I loved his book.’ Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Even when it comes to training we need that competitive edge. I’ve been tipping away on my own but Conor Murray has a Wattbike as well, as does Rory S(...)

YouTubers KSI (L) and Logan Paul fight in LA this weekend. Photograph: Victor Decolongon/Getty

The latest confirmation that we’re living in the dumbest timeline is scheduled for Saturday night, when a pair of YouTube celebrities with more than 4(...)

 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(...)

Andy Ruiz Jr knocks down Anthony Joshua in New York. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

Andy Ruiz Jr sprung one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight championship history when he spoiled Anthony Joshua’s US debut with a seventh-round TKO o(...)

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