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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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Anthony Joshua. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Anthony Joshua: ‘The fear of losing is always there’

Here comes AJ. The initials are identification enough for Britain’s boxing superstar. In a windowless room in the bowels of Wembley, Anthony Joshua greets the assembled reporters with a handshake, and not the knuckle crusher beloved, for example, of Eubank and son, of Nigel Mansell, Lewis Hamilton and others in the iron-grip fraternity, rather a delicate, nothing-to-prove sort of contact. Joshua is beyond the macho gesture. Simply standing upright in a T-shirt, 20 inch, heavily pregnant biceps popping, gets that job done.

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