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Andre Ward ready to remind critics he’s boxing’s best

November 19th sees that most rare of events. Two unbeaten, elite, pound for pound contenders in the same weight class, meeting in a squared circle. The fighters in questions are Andre ‘Son of God’ Ward, (30-0, 15 Kos) and Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs). Kovalev currently holds the WBA, IBF light heavyweight titles, whereas Ward the WBO strap, all of which will all be on the line in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas strip. The fight is a mouth-watering clash of styles. Kovalev is a brutal boxer…

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Bradford Dragons Rocket To Seven Straight Wins!

Bradford Dragons’ rich vein of form continued with wins at Westminster Warriors, 87-98 and against Reading Rockets, in the Dragons’ Den, 102-96. The victories take Bradford’s winning streak to seven games, a feat that the club has not achieved since the 2013/14 season. The Dragons made the journey to London, on Saturday, to face Westminster Warriors, just two weeks after the two had met in the reverse fixture in the Dragons’ Den, which Bradford had won comfortably, 121-93. It was the Dragons that held a slight advantage at the end…

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Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard heading to Bradford

Bradford based MJK Sports are proud to bring you an audience with boxing great SUGAR RAY LEONARD at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Bradford on November 28. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Sugar Ray competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions, the lineal championship in three weight divisions; as well as the undisputed welterweight title. Along with Roberto Duran, Thomas ‘Hitman’ Hearns, and ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Hagler, Leonard was part of “The Fabulous Four”, a group of elite fighters who all…

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Basketball: Bradford Dragons are out of Toon in Newcastle

Bradford Dragons travelled to Newcastle’s Sport Central for the second of their three National Trophy pool games. This weekend’s opponents, Team Northumbria, took the spoils with a convincing 80-66 victory in front of their home crowd, leaving Bradford with little other than Yorkshire pride to play for in their final Trophy game, next weekend. Bradford just held the edge at the end of the first quarter, leading by a single basket, 17-19, but it didn’t take long before the home side took control of the game. Only five minutes into…

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Triumphant Yorkshire ‘Rio Heroes’ given homecoming reception to remember in Leeds

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds tonight to welcome home in style their amazing Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic Rio Heroes. Set in a sea of colour, music and entertainment, Yorkshire’s athletes received a reception never to be forgotten as they toured the city centre on open top buses with coaches, supporters and family members. Accompanying the buses included a DJ and dancers from the West Indian Carnival, the Band of the King’s Division, West Yorkshire Police Band and the Handmade Samba Band, which helped ensure that…

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‘I’M A BEAST AT MIDDLEWEIGHT’ – Kell Brook

Boxing’s new meme is ‘dare to be great’. Bernard Hopkins, one of the game’s most eloquent and occasionally bizarre figures, popularised the term during the run up to Amir Khan’s fight against ‘Canelo’ Alverez. Canelo, of course, is a middleweight, and Khan is a welter, two weight classes lower. It seemed an absurd fight to make, with a forgone conclusion, which proved spot on – Khan, would outbox the bigger man until he ate a huge shot, and he’d be done. But it was made because two fights, which make…

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Bradford to be launched as official Team GB FanZone

Bradford is one of only nine cities across the country being launched as an official Team GB FanZone. And Bradford schoolchildren are celebrating the fact that they can share in the experience of watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games live on the Big Screen. The children from Clayton Village Primary School are waving their Brazilian flags in support of the host country after taking part in a project on Rio at their school. Bradford Council is also working with sport national governing bodies, Team GB and local sporting groups to…

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MUHAMMAD ALI: How good was he?

A lot has rightly been written about Muhammad Ali as a cultural icon. He was certainly that, as it is part of his greatness. However, his legacy was first built on his sparkling ring career. It’s in my humble opinion that he is the greatest heavyweight of all time, and a top five pound for pound fighter in the history of the sport. Even if he had taken on largely poor opposition, his physical attributes alone put him up there, at least in his prime. He grew up idolizing the…

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History of Asian Cricket in Yorkshire to be Celebrated

England cricketers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid owe part of their success to early Asian migrants who played in local parks and set up teams and leagues over four decades ago. Now, a new project, ‘From Parks to Pavilions’ has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to document the history of Asian cricket in Yorkshire. The AYA Foundation, a community organisation specialising in promoting minority heritage, arts and culture, has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with young people from across West…

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‘A New Era In The History Of Bradford City Football Club’

Following the announcement on Sunday that Bradford City Football Club has been sold, the new owners Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic are now in full control of the club marking a new chapter in its history. The joint owners have been friends and business associates for a number of years and see their investment as a long term commitment to the club. Edin (Chairman/Chief Executive) will move to the UK with his family and base himself permanently at the Coral Windows Stadium working alongside Chief Operating Officer James Mason to…

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