“I think Joshua will go undefeated for ten years”: Barry Hearn on Anthony Joshua and a lifetime in boxing

From stripping tomato plants while trying to make ends meet as a teenager to founding Matchroom Sport, Barry Hearn has done it all. The chairman of World Snooker and the Professional Darts Corporation has dramatically shifted the sporting landscape. Nick Friend went to meet him ahead of Anthony Joshua's fight

Luke Campbell: The forgotten golden boy

Luke Campbell takes on Jorge Linares in the early hours of Sunday morning, in a bid to become WBA lightweight champion of the world. At the 2012 London Olympics, Campbell, then twenty-two, managed to fulfil his dream of winning gold. He was joined in this feat by countrymen Nicola Adams

Andre Ward retires – An example of when talent is not enough

Upon his retirement aged only 33 this week, Andre Ward now represents an example of the notion that unmatched talent is sometimes not enough to force one’s way into the minds of observers as a memorable sporting hero, remembered fondly by a great number. What his career lacked, for the most

Draw between Alvarez and Golovkin sparks heavy use of the ‘C’ word

Boxing once again managed to shoot itself in the foot on Saturday. It is the fighters’ brilliance, in this case, that of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin which sustains the sport and keeps it limping on despite self-inflicted wounds. What is all the more discouraging is the timing. Boxing is