Category Archives: Boxing

Snark Shots: Faces, Fists & Furballs

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A moment too late, boxer Anthony Mundine realises that Shane Warne’s Ken Face is indeed horribly contagious. Image: Matt Roberts/Getty Images.

A quick round up of the week’s news, brought to you by Pot Noodle, ibuprofen and several pots of seriously unnatural hair colourant.

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Andrew Flintoff: Who’s Self-Publicising Now?

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Other sports disciplines are cowering in terror this morning after Barry McGuigan advised Andrew Flintoff to quit boxing after just one professional bout.

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Ricky Hatton: Shadow Boxing

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Hearts sank around the SideEye office when Ricky Hatton announced a comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko a few months ago. This sense of disquiet was only heightened when we read that the prospect of a re-match against Pauly Malignaggi was being touted as an incentive for him to win.

By Oscar De La Hoya.

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David Haye: The Bare Faced Cheek Of The Man

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By his own admission, David Haye ‘provoked’¬†Wladimir Klitschko into fighting him by wearing a t-shirt depicting the boxer and his brother’s decapitated corpses.

Are we to assume this is his play for a title fight against Vitali?

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Orlando Cruz: Pride Of Puerto Rico

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Orlando Cruz has won his first bout since revealing to the world he is gay – the first active boxer to do so.

The featherweight beat Puerto Rican Jorge Pazos in a unanimous decision by judges in Kissimmee, Florida, retaining his WBO Latino Featherweight belt and potentially putting himself in the frame for a world title fight.

A tough enough target at the best of times, we fancy, but his decision to reveal his sexuality can only have heaped more pressure on his career as he now carries the hopes and dreams of gay athletes everywhere. Failure is not an option.

He obviously backs himself to do it. So do we.

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