Day: February 25, 2020

GB’s Evans beats fourth seed Fognini in Dubai

Dan Evans will face France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round British number one Dan Evans fought back from one set down to beat Italian fourth seed Fabio Fognini in the Dubai Tennis Championships first round. World number 37 Evans prevailed 3-6 6-4 7-5 in his first meeting with Fognini. […]

In-form Edmund cruises past Lopez in Mexico

Kyle Edmund is ranked 44th in the world Kyle Edmund continued his good run of form with a straight-set win over Feliciano Lopez at the Mexican Open. Edmund, 25, who won the New York Open earlier in February, beat the 38-year-old Spaniard 6-4 6-1 in Acapulco. He came through an […]

Inside the triumph of Tyson Fury

THE story of a boy who was named after Mike Tyson continues to astound. The kid grew up to be six-foot-nine and a fighting man who bamboozled opponents with a frame so gargantuan it had no business being so nimble and elusive. He used it to box on the backfoot, […]

The league of boxers

REGULAR readers will know that I do like to unearth some of the more obscure aspects of British boxing history when writing these articles. Back in 1922 an attempt was made to form a boxing league, where teams of boxers from individual towns and villages within the South Wales coalfield […]

Your say: Reaction to Tyson Fury victory

SUPERLATIVES are often overused in describing sporting achievements, but in the case of Tyson Fury’s astonishing performance against Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title they are well deserved. Fury’s fantastic achievement in beating Wilder was a tactical masterclass. He outboxed and even outpunched one of boxing’s most feared […]

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