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He Khan’t take the heat

Amir Khan – remember him, the young Pakistani from Bolton who won an Olympic silver medal at Athens in 2004 at the age of 17? – steps into the ring next weekend on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana (world welterweight unification) bill. The occasion is a clash, also at [...]

April 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Hurricane bows out

The boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter has died aged 76. He was primarily famous for two things – in the 1960s, when I was an impressionable schoolboy who followed the Noble Art largely through the pages of Ring magazine, he was a mini-hero of mine as a sometime contender for the world [...]

April 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mickey Duff (1929 – 2014)

Last weekend I attended pal’s 60th birthday celebrations. In one group conversation, a fellow guest remarked about how, these days, he had noticed that news of contemporaries dying was beginning to occur with growing frequency. The following (Sunday) morning, I awoke to hear the announcement of [...]

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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