Profile: Vitaly Klitschko

The résumé of Vitaly Klitschko is an extraordinary one. During a professional boxing career, from 1996-2013, he was defeated only twice, and never suffered a true KO; from 2005-2013, he balanced a significant involvement in politics with that professional boxing career; since 2014, he has fully committed himself to politics, serving as mayor of Kiev. […]

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Town vs. Gown 2016

The Oxford Union was transformed on Wednesday, playing host to an event far removed from its usual location as the home of public school networking and B-list public figures. The annual Town vs Gown event saw the brightest and best from OUABC pitted against fighters from around Oxfordshire and further, in what amounts to a […]

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Just how good is Anthony Joshua?

Heavyweight boxing is no dull drag anymore. After a decade of watching Wladimir Klitschko beat up some pretty mediocre fighters, Tyson Fury unexpectedly made good on his promise to Klitschko to “rid boxing of a boring person like you.” Fury’s unexpected victory in November has regenerated the sport, replacing Klitschko’s measured consistency with an irrepressible […]

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Form an Audley queue…

As Harrison crashes, Matt Handley looks at prodigies who failed to realise their potential. “I’m going to shock the world. 100%, the story’s going to end on my terms”. When I interviewed Audley Harrison at the Oxford Union in Trinity of last year, the heavyweight was bullish about his chances against Liverpudlian David Price. Earlier […]

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