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Kevin Mitchell and Ismael Barroso during the interim WBA World lightweight title bout at the O2 Arena, London (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Kevin Mitchell has announced his retirement from boxing.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
George Groves (left) with his new trainer Shane McGuigan. Pic: Lawrence Lustig

George Groves is looking to an unlikely source for motivation as he chases an elusive world title – his arch-nemesis James DeGale.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
George Groves

George Groves believes a change in trainer to Shane McGuigan can be the missing piece in his World title jigsaw as he returns to action against Andrea di Luisa on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, live on Sky Sports.

Friday, January 1, 2016
Dele Alli puts Tottenham 2-0 up at close range just before half-time

2016 promises to be a bumper year for sport, with the Olympic Games in Rio, Euro 2016 in France and the Ryder Cup among the highlights to look forward to and Press Association Sport have picked 10 sports star backed to shine.

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea celebrates winning the 2014/15 Premier League title  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Athletics and football battled alleged cheating and corruption, New Zealand ruled the rugby roost and Andy Murray sealed Britain’s Davis Cup triumph but what did we learn from sport in 2015?

Monday, December 14, 2015
Dereck Chisora (left) defeated Jakov Gospic at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Hampstead heavyweight Dereck Chisora says he has no plans to fight Anthony Joshua at the moment because he has big fights lined up in Germany at the start of 2016.

Monday, December 14, 2015
Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Dillian Whyte   (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Saturday night saw the eagerly anticipated Bad Intentions take to the ring at North Greenwich’s O2 and our man Brad Pinard was ringside.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
#BadIntentions  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Sky Sports guru Adam Smith spoke to London24Sport ahead of tonight’s gripping Bad Intentions card at the O2 arena in Greenwich.

Monday, December 7, 2015
Anthony Joshua  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Matchroom trio Anthony Joshua, Kevin Mitchell and Chris Eubank JR have been preparing for their fights on Saturday with an open workout today.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Paulie Malignaggi will face Gianluca Branco on December 12 at The O2 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Paulie Malignaggi says he will fulfil a lifelong dream when he challenges Gianluca Branco for the European Welterweight title at The O2 on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Monday, November 30, 2015
James DeGale beat Lucian Bute via an unanimous decision in Canada on Saturday (Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)

‘Chunky’ wants Canada triumph to set up clash with Badou Jack in Las Vegas.

Friday, November 27, 2015
James DeGale (right) and his trainer Jim McDonnell have an excellent relationship

James DeGale’s trainer, Jim McDonnell, believes the Harlesden fighter will knock out Lucian Bute in Canada on Saturday – and could do it within just three rounds.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
James DeGale .  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Londoner James DeGale insists he is happy to fight away from home more often ahead of his trip to Canada this week.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Kevin Mitchell.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Londoner meets Venezuelan KO king on December 12

Friday, November 20, 2015
James DeGale poses with his IBF super middleweight title at the Emirates last month

Harlesden boxer James DeGale insists he never had any doubt in his mind that he would one day become a world champion, as the 29-year-old seeks to defend his IBF super middleweight title in Canada next week.

Monday, November 16, 2015
James DeGale shows off his IBF super middleweight belt that he won after defeating Andre Dirrell, at the O2 Arena, London.

Harlesden boxer James DeGale has played down talk of facing Carl Froch in the near future, insisting the latter’s recent comments about giving him a ‘pasting’ are merely a ‘publicity stunt’.

Friday, November 13, 2015
Eddie Hearn  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Promoter Eddie Hearn spoke exclusively to our man Brad Pinard at the Chris Eubank v Spike O’Sullivan press conference on Thursday.

Friday, November 13, 2015
Chris Eubank Jr  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Chris Eubank Jnr was in high spirits as he looks to demolish Spike O’Sullivan at the O2 on December 12.

Friday, November 13, 2015
Spike O'Sullivan .  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Irish raider Spike O’Sullivan has vowed to knock out Chris Eubank Jnr when the pair meet in London next month.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Chris Eubank Jr, Eddie Hearn and Spike O'Sullivan (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Chris Eubank Jnr set his stall out early for his showdown with Spike O’Sullivan at London’s 02 Arena on December 12.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Anthony Joshua wins the Commonwealth Heavyweight title after stopping Gary Cornish in the first round at the O2 Arena, London.

Heavyweight star in ‘no hype’ video ahead of Whyte grudge match

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Dillian Whyte (left), boxing promoter Eddie Hearn (centre) and Anthony Joshua

Dillian Whyte believes that the combination of fighting for recognition in boxing’s small halls and more recently training alongside Wladimir Klitschko will inspire him to victory against Anthony Joshua.

Friday, October 9, 2015
James DeGale (L) and Lucian Bute (R) go head-to-head during the press conference ahead of the fight (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

James DeGale sat down with our man Brad Pinard on Thursday to talk about what lies ahead for the current IBF world super middleweight champion.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
James DeGale (L) and Lucian Bute (R) go head-to-head during the press conference ahead of the fight (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

IBF World Champion James DeGale insists his journey is just beginning as he prepares for his first defence of his new belt against Lucian Bute next month in Canada.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
James DeGale shows off the IBF super middleweight belt that he won after defeating Andre Dirrell

James DeGale has no intention of giving up his world title after his showdown with former champion Lucian Bute was announced – and the former Dale Youth ABC star insists he has no problem with defending his crown for the first time on foreign soil.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Anthony Joshua (left) celebrates with promoter Eddie Hearn after stopping Gary Cornish in the first round (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Tickets for the Heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua MBE and Dillian Whyte at The O2 on December 12 sold-out inside six hours today (September 16).

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Anthony Joshua celebrates winning the Commonwealth heavyweight title after a first-round knockout of Gary Cornish at the O2 Arena (pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers, along with West Ham loanee Carl Jenkinson, went backstage to congratulate Anthony Joshua on his most recent win.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Charlie Edwards celebrates a win earlier in his career

Edwards: I want flyweight belt, then more

Monday, September 7, 2015
Anthony Joshua of England poses with Promoter Eddie Hearn following his WBC International Heavyweight bout against Kevin Johnson (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua goes into the ring with fellow unbeaten heavyweight Gary Cornish at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday and is ready to go.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and West Ham United's Reece Oxford battle for the ball

London’s Anthony Joshua may have his eyes set on two big fights coming up at the 02 before the turn of the year but he is also keen on West Ham youngster Reece Oxford.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Oriance Lungu (right) in action in last year's Haringey Box Cup at Alexandra Palace. Pic: Dieter Perry

Oriance Lungu is targeting a hat-trick of Haringey Box Cup titles as Alexandra Palace hosts the eighth edition of Europe’s largest international open boxing tournament.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Kevin Mitchell (left) in action with Jorge Linares in their WBC World lightweight title fight at the O2 Arena, London.

The Hammer floored champion Jorge Linares but in a real war, it was the Venezuelan who stopped the Dagenham man

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Harlesden's James DeGale beat Andre Dirrell in Boston to to become IBF world champion. Pic: Mark Robinson

Harlesden’s James DeGale MBE created British boxing history in Boston on Saturday night when he claimed the vacant IBF world super middleweight title against Andre Dirrell – and told his rivals at 168lbs: “I will fight anyone”.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Steve Newland (left) with James DeGale

From his first session at the Trojan boxing club in Wembley, coach Steve Newland knew James DeGale was a special talent, writes Rob Brennan.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
James DeGale with face Andre Dirrell in Boston on Saturday, May 23 for the IBF super-middleweight title

James DeGale hopes his journey from Harlesden to the Olympics and now a crack at the IBF super middleweight title will inspire youngsters in Brent to achieve their own dreams, writes Rob Brennan.

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