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Gold medallist Guy Learmonth with Andrew Osagie (silver), left, and Piers Copeland (bronze). Picture: PA.

Survival of the fittest as Guy Learmonth strikes gold in Glasgow

Guy Learmonth’s instincts for survival delivered him a third British indoor title in Glasgow last night and provided a morsel of comfort for the 27-year-old following 12 months in which little has gone to plan for the Borderer. Salmonella. A self-inflicted broken hand. Torn stomach muscles. Every calamity under the sun...

Athletics
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury confront each other on stage during the press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ahead of Saturday's world title fight. Picture: PA.

Wilder v Fury: Brits abroad still a puzzle amid misery and false hope of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is not yet at Ricky Hatton levels of tribal hysteria but we are getting there. The arrival of luvved up Love Islanders Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury at the televised head-to-head press conference on Wednesday signalled a rise in temperature. Having a British component on a big fight weekend alters the complexion of the piece. Deontay Wilder will not be the last American totem rendered incidental by a travelling support expert in the appropriation of foreign territories.

Boxing
Flamboyant in his fur-trimmed overcoat, Deontay Wilder arrives for a meeting with the media ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury. Picture: AP.

Deontay Wilder shows humility in build-up to fight with Tyson Fury

To the misfits and colourful eccentrics that find a home in Las Vegas we can add Deontay Wilder, the zen heavyweight champion of the world. In his magnificent overcoat trimmed with exaggerated fur worn over a naked torso Deontay Wilder presents as a Sixties rock star seeking a righteous path through the material madness of wealth and celebrity.

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