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Boxing’s glory days are over—but writers still come back for more

Anthony Joshua's triumph shows the sport can still provide the ultimate drama

By Kasia Boddy   August 2017

A new golden age? Anthony Joshua triumphs over Wladimir Klitschko

The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at the Ringside Edited by Carlo Rotella and Michael Ezra (University of Chicago Press, £14.50)

Forget the general election and all that’s followed—for some the most dramatic night of the year was 29th April. That was when an apparently unbreakable Ukrainian finally yielded to a personable young man from Watford. In other words, Britain’s Anthony Joshua fought off Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko to unite three heavyweight…

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