Boxing

Roger Federer: the more we love him, the nicer he becomes | Geoff Dyer

As the world No 1 heads to Wimbledon, writer, critic and Federer fanatic Geoff Dyer considers why, despite that cream blazer, his appeal transcends tennis You still meet people, in their 70s or 80s now, who recall the night they saw Jimi Hendrix as a defining moment in their lives, one of the things that made their lives worthwhile. That’s …

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Can we stop robots outsmarting humanity?

The long read: The spectre of superintelligent machines doing us harm is not just science fiction, technologists say so how can we ensure AI remains friendly to its makers? It began three and a half billion years ago in a pool of muck, when a molecule made a copy of itself and so became the ultimate ancestor of all earthly …

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British man placed on worldwide most wanted list

Shane OBrien, 30, fled country two years ago after allegedly killing man in London bar A suspected killer and one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been placed on a worldwide most wanted list after more than two years on the run. Shane O’Brien, 30, is alleged to have killed 21-year-old Josh Hanson in an unprovoked knife attack in a …

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How to stream Caleb Truax vs. Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin for free

Caleb Truax was never supposed to be a world titlist. was supposed to be the kind of fighter that was good enough to take over a weight division. Neither of those hypotheticals came true, though, and when FS1 viewers tune in to the Truax vs. Quillin fight on Saturday night—which you can live stream for free—they’ll see two boxers standing …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of a UFC show highlights a troubling link between the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov walked into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s fights. Dressed in beige jeans and a white t-shirt with a matching jacket, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded by …

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Billy Joe Saunders set to be stripped of middleweight title after failed drug test

The unbeaten former Olympican will likely be stripped of the WBO middleweight championship after failing a voluntary drug test Billy Joe Saunders has been denied a license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission and will likely be stripped of the WBO middleweight championship after failing a voluntary drug test prior to his forthcoming title defence against Demetrius Andrade. Saunders, who …

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The undisputed: what would Rocky Marciano have made of Tyson Fury? | Richard Williams

The only unbeaten heavyweight champions first professional fight under his own name was 70 years ago. Looking back at his career is a palate-cleanser after Furys farce in Manchester At the end of a bout that featured more proper fighting among the occupants of the £100 ringside seats than inside the ropes in Manchester on Saturday night, Tyson Fury proclaimed he …

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