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Does boxing still matter?

23 January 2024

11:50 PM

23 January 2024

11:50 PM

Quick — can you name boxing’s heavy-weight champion?

If you’re like most readers, you drew a blank. If you’re a sports fan you may at least have heard of Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, who holds three of the world’s four heavyweight title belts. Usyk has a good story: an Olympic gold medalist in 2012, now unbeaten and untied in twenty-one pro bouts, he took time out from training to serve as a soldier in his country’s war with Russia.

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