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Wladimir Klitschko says he and Joshua have sent out ‘great message’ for boxing

• Ukrainian heavyweight praises well-mannered buildup • Contrasts with behaviour of Tyson Fury and David Haye Wladimir Klitschko believes the manner in which he and Anthony Joshua have conducted themselves in the build-up to their heavyweight...Show More Summary

Wladimir Klitschko's scientific approach opens door for Anthony Joshua to tee off

Unlike his opponent, Dr Klitschko does not chase knockouts but has heaped pressure on Anthony Joshua to go for broke during next Saturday’s fight The night Anthony Joshua made his winning professional debut, at the O 2 Arena in London...Show More Summary

Anthony Joshua a model of calm as stormclouds gather above Wembley

A low-key training base in Sheffield houses a fighter preserving his aggression ahead of Saturday’s WBA title fight against Wladimir Klitschko At first glance the EIS in Sheffield is just like any other leisure centre. There are mums...Show More Summary

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki review – delightful, mysterious Finnish comedy

The story of a Finnish boxer taking on a big-shot US star on home turf is the basis for this strange and wonderful comedy Here is a treat and a delight: this lovely film from Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen is a gentle, shrewd, somehow...Show More Summary

The Joy of Six: happy endings in sport | Nick Miller

From Nasser Hussain’s farewell century to Rocky Marciano’s perfect legacy and Eric Cantona’s lack of doubt, we salute six triumphant farewells The decision had already been made when Nasser Hussain went out for his final Test innings. Show More Summary

Anthony Joshua rates Tyson Fury a bigger fight than Klitschko showdown

• ‘When he returns I’m sure I’ll still be here,’ says former Olympic champion• Joshua and Klitschko vying for the WBA title vacated by Fury Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury would provide him with his biggest fight as the countdown to his Wembley title bout with Wladimir Klitschko enters its final 10 days. Show More Summary

Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. Show More Summary

Sporting children of champions: 'I've always had a need for speed'

From Freddie Hunt to Chris Eubank Jr, the offspring of sports stars often end up competing, too. Is the name a help or a hindrance? Freddie Hunt, 29, is a professional racing driver. He is the son of 1976 Formula One world champion James Hunt. Show More Summary

Wladimir Klitschko: ‘This may sound arrogant, but I am like Mount Everest’

The 41-year-old’s training camp looks like the setting for a horror film – and he is in the mood to give Anthony Joshua a scare when they meet later this month Stanglwirt is a sprawling bio-hotel located in the Austrian Alps and which at first glance looks like the setting for a slow-burning, creepy horror movie. Show More Summary

Barry Hearn: ‘I hit my son with a proper shot but he dropped me twice’

When Eddie Hearn was 16, his father decided to see if he had what it takes to be big in business. The pair’s competitiveness is the bedrock of Matchroom Sport – the force behind the Joshua-Klitschko world title fight at Wembley Stadium...Show More Summary

Claressa Shields: from Flint to Olympic gold – in pictures

Like all the best boxing stories, a new book about the only American ever to win two golds at the Olympics for the sport isn’t really about boxing. Zackary Canepari has followed Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields for years on her inspiring journey from her hometown of Flint, Michigan, to Olympic success. Show More Summary

Wladimir Klitschko praises Anthony Joshua’s strength but queries his ability

• Klitschko says opponent gets confidence from ‘big muscles’• ‘He can lift weights, he’s strong … but cross-fit is not boxing’ Wladimir Klitschko has described Anthony Joshua as a fighter who gets confidence from his “big muscles” and...Show More Summary

Manny Pacquiao resurrects July fight in Brisbane with Jeff Horn

Agreement on ‘essential points’ reached between camps Venue to be confirmed, Suncorp Stadium the likely option For the second time, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Australian Jeff Horn in welterweight world title in Brisbane on 2 July, with the Filipino legend’s camp on the verge of signing off on the deal, according to his promoter Bob Arum. Show More Summary

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev agree to terms for June rematch in Las Vegas

Ward and Kovalev to wage rematch of light heavyweight title fight American won close, controversial decision in last year’s first bout Title fight will take place on 17 June at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas There was little to separate Andre...Show More Summary

Ultra White Collar Boxing – in pictures

UWCB is a chance for beginners to train to box over eight weeks and fight in the ring in a safe environment in front of family and friends while raising money for Cancer Research. It is a fast-growing corporate sport, and photographer Alicia Canter went along to the Troxy in east London to take a closer look Continue reading...

Tony Bellew wit and sensibility marks him out from the commentary pack | Kevin Mitchell

Scouser offered a refreshing insight on Jorge Linares’s victory over Anthony Crolla that did not fit Sky’s guts-and-glory template You don’t have to agree with – or understand – everything Tony Bellew says to appreciate that he knows what he’s talking about. Show More Summary

Scottish Muay Thai boxer dies while training in Thailand

Jordan Coe, 20, from Falkirk – who was preparing for a professional fight – may have died from heatstroke, said his coach A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke. Jordan Coe, 20, was found dead in a heavy tracksuit and is believed to have been trying to reach a certain weight for a professional fight. Show More Summary

Anthony Crolla shows heart but loses on points to Venezuelan Jorge Linares

• Ovations for both men in Manchester as hometown hero Crolla loses out• Crolla: ‘Jorge Linares is a great champion, he proved it again tonight’ Anthony Crolla said he had never felt better then proceeded to give another valiant display against Jorge Linares. Show More Summary

Anthony Crolla v Jorge Linares: WBA world lightweight title fight – live!

Round-by-round updates from the rematch at Manchester Arena The Joy of Six: comebacks from the canvas Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 9.23pm GMT Taylor turns up the heat on Koleva in the sixth round, a flurry of punches giving the Bulgarian nowhere to go. Show More Summary

Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout

Amateur boxer, 17, died shortly after collapsing in the ring during open show at venue in South Normanton, Derbyshire Police have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring. Derbyshire police said officers were called to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, at 10.17pm on Friday. Show More Summary

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