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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Rounders England has developed a new family-friendly version of the game that can be played in small groups.

It seems hard to believe it is 100 years since Great Britain last won an Olympic heavyweight medal in the ring.

British Rowing, British Cycling and British Athletics are teaming up with Blue Peter to row, cycle and run the distance between the Blue Peter studio in Salford and the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo in just 30 days.

John Ryder, Islington’s world super-middleweight contender, took time out to speak about life under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and hopes for his future and that of professional boxing.

Lee Westwood is optimistic that the European Tour’s planned resumption at the Betfred British Masters will go ahead in July.

England Boxing is set to launch a series of free 30-minute online mental health awareness sessions called ‘Box In Mind Bitesize’.

London charity Greenhouse Sports, which provides free sports coaching and mentoring to thousands of disadvantaged children living in the capital, reopened the Greenhouse Centre as a Food Bank this week in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

British Rowing has today launched a Row to the Moon challenge, following the success of the recent One Minute Challenge.

Islington Boxing Club gave thanks to junior Rishon John for his fundraising achievements at the weekend.

A fixture list outlining meetings to the end of June will be published by the British Horseracing Authority on Friday, with 72-hour declarations employed until further notice.

British Gymnastics has launched a #PresentForPounds fundraising campaign to recognise and support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eddie Hearn has revealed ambitious plans to bring back boxing in July by staging a series of shows at his Matchroom headquarters in Brentwood.

All competitors and coaches returning to training amid the coronavirus pandemic must have a one-to-one meeting to ensure they understand the risks of returning to their specific sport and the steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

British Athletics has announced the cancellation of the Muller Anniversary Games, scheduled for July 4 and 5 at the London Stadium, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Tokyo Olympic Games might not be happening this year, but Movember’s inaugural Quarantine Games may still satisfy your thirst for competition.

There are 13 countries who have secured just one medal – either silver or bronze – in the Olympic boxing ring.

Islington’s John Ryder says a win over former IBF middleweight champion Danny Jacobs in New York would put him in line for another world title shot.

The European Games had their inaugural meeting in 2015 as an international multi-sport event in the Olympic tradition contested by athletes from the continent.

British Rowing, Rowing Canada Aviron, Rowing Australia and Rowing New Zealand have announced the One Minute Challenge, a joint initiative for indoor rowers across the respective nations.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he does not want to stage the world heavyweight champion’s next defence of his title behind closed doors.

The Great Run Company has launched #GreatRunSolo, a brand new virtual running challenge encouraging the public to stay healthy, be active and run solo to raise vital funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

National amateur lightweight champion Masood Abdulah is set to turn professional under the promotional guidance of Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions.

London will not host an NFL game this year for the first time since 2006 after plans to stage four matches in the capital were shelved due to the coronavirus pandemic.

London’s swimming coaches and clubs are set to benefit from grant funding being offered from The Swimathon Foundation who have launched a scheme to help those who are experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the impact of coronavirus.

The European Amateur Boxing Championships is the highest competition for men and women amateurs in Europe.

You are never too old to become an Olympic ring legend; nor are you too young either.

With the inclusion of women’s boxing for the first time at the London 2012 Olympics, the Commonwealth Games Federation followed suit at their 2014 Games in Glasgow.

Who are the best women amateur boxers in history?

Thousands of runners across the UK are being urged not to lose heart ahead of Sunday, the day the now-postponed London Marathon was scheduled to take place.

Unbeaten Islington super-flyweight Sam Cox has agreed a contract extension with Goodwin Boxing.

England Boxing’s #KOCOVID19 campaign has smashed through the £100,000 barrier – just three weeks after being set up.

Great Britain’s boxing medal record has been very good at the three summer Youth Olympics held so far, with three golds and three bronze leaving them behind Cuba and Russia.

There may well be a fair way to go until life gets back to normal, but an array of golfing and sporting personalities have teed up their support for a new golf fundraiser from Prostate Cancer UK.

Former Islington BC amateur Shannon Courtenay donated a sentimental piece of equipment to help her old club stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

As with all major international championships, English male boxers have not found it easy to secure medals at the AIBA Worlds which have been with us now for nearly 50 years.

Sports movies occupy a peculiar and often frankly unwatchable place in the annals of Hollywood history.

The father-and-son team of Bob and Steve Kipps finally called time after 38 years, predominantly spent as boxing coaches at the Crown & Manor Club in Wiltshire Row, Hoxton in February 2015.

Islington Boxing Club has produced many London, regional, national and international champions over the years.

Read Virgin Sport CEO Jessica Frey’s top tips on running during the coronavirus lockdown.

Creative and media agencies have teamed up to create a campaign encouraging people to exercise safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Royal Ascot will take place behind closed doors this season, if it goes ahead as planned in June.

The remainder of the London Youth Games 2020 season has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Open Championship will not take place at all this year.

Fighting Fit, a brand-new health and fitness series produced by Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports, will land on TV screens this week, with the box set available via Sky Sports On Demand from Monday April 6.

Some years ago around the boxing scene I used to often hear this view, if you win an ABA title, you have a good chance of having a successful professional career.

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