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Anthony Joshua, left, and Jarrell Miller square up during a press conference in London. Picture: Getty.

Anthony Joshua laughs off Jarrell Miller’s allegations of drug abuse

The panto phase of the London pageant was positively gentile. Only one profanity, “motherf****r”, although Jarrell Miller did add that Anthony Joshua looked like Scooby Doo. That, at least, was an original take on proceedings, and way more tolerable than last week’s “bitch” and “pansy” fest in New York.

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Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder share a photo afterwards. Picture: Lionel Hahn/PA

Fury produces the outrageous that leaves the world in awe

When you have been where Tyson Fury has been, what’s a bum decision in a boxing ring? The interpretation of the sweet science by Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin brought discredit upon itself by its emphatic violation of boxing norms. So at odds with the evidence was the 115-111 award to Deontay Wilder it served only to hollow out the WBC belt he retained while making Fury the people’s champion in Los Angeles, a far more valuable commodity than a bauble stained by incredulity.

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