Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder? Veteran amateur boxing coach Bob Pearson shakes his head to indicate his lack of interest: “I don’t know.” He is dedicated to overseeing the junior boxers at Earlsfield ABC in South West London, which is run by Sid Khan, the older brother of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan. Pearson prefers grassroots development over championship fights. “Have you ever been to a junior boxing show?” Pearson enquires. “No,” I confess. http://gty.im/627843674 He
Archie Thompson is a name synonymous with the most obscure of sporting trivia. On 11 April 2001, the centre-forward scored thirteen times as Australia set a seemingly unbreakable world record, beating American Samoa 31-0 in an infamous FIFA World Cup qualifier. It is a record that those who inhabit the tiny
Ultimate Frisbee, otherwise known as Ultimate, is fairly new to most people’s consciousness, but it is not to be taken lightly, argues St Mary’s University men’s team captain, Alex Dickinson. He explained how this lack of knowledge causes people to underrate Ultimate. Dickinson explained that people often asked him: "Ultimate Frisbee?
The classification process for para-athletes is receiving controversy as more and more British athletes are starting to speak out after a BBC investigation found tactics such as taping up of arms and even shortening limbs of athletes to make the classification regulations. Sports Gazette interviewed Gemma-Lou Stevenson, Editor for parachatter.com and
One particular football match, played more than a century ago, still resonates to this day and has acquired legendary status. On Christmas Day in December 1914, a British officer ventured into the usually bullet-wracked No-Man’s Land near Ploegsteert Wood (‘Plug Street Wood’ to the Tommies) in Flanders encouraged by the Germans’
With Greece facing a winner-takes-all World Cup play-off against Croatia, Matt Horsman tracked down one of the stars of the country’s incredible Euro 2004 winning campaign, Takis Fyssas, to ask him about Greece’s chances this time around and what it was like to be a European Champion. The underdog story is