France’s Yoka wins super-heavyweight boxing gold

France’s Yoka wins super-heavyweight boxing gold

France’s Tony Yoka completed a romantic Olympic double on Sunday, winning the super-heavyweight title just days after his fiancee had secured her own boxing gold medal. The 24-year-old from Paris — the first Frenchman ever to win the Olympic super-heavyweight division — outfoxed Britain’s Joe Joyce to claim a split-points decision. After the victory Yoka […]

Birthday girl Estelle Mossely is France’s first female to win boxing gold

Birthday girl Estelle Mossely is France’s first female to win boxing gold

Estelle Mossely celebrated her birthday in style by punching her way into the history books as she became the first Frenchwoman to win Olympic boxing gold on Friday. Mossely, who turned 24, also saw her fiance Tony Yoka battle into the men’s super-heavyweight final less than an hour earlier. She edged a nervy split-points decision […]

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s ‘greatest’, dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s ‘greatest’, dies at 74

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s most celebrated and voluble sports figures, who famously described himself as “The Greatest”, died Friday night in Phoenix, Arizona, at age 74. For legions of his fans across the world, Ali was the living embodiment of the American Dream – even as he blasted the […]