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Mayweather apprentice to defend world title belt at Olympic Park

25 Mar , 2017  

Floyd Mayweather’s apprentice is to defend his world title at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, 22, is to defend his IBF super featherweight world title against Britain’s Liam Walsh, 30, on 20 May at the Copper Box Arena. Both are undefeated, but Davis goes into the bout as the betting favourite largely […]

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Anthony Yarde sets his sights on world titles

23 Mar , 2017  

As the afternoon Texas sun beat down on the handful of spectators looking for their seats in the enormous AT&T Stadium, Hackney-born Anthony Yarde strode out to the ring for his first fight on American soil. This was in September, 2016, and Yard ’was first on the card.   Because the main event, involving Mexican […]

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‘All Stars’ scheme targets next generation of Hackney cricketers

21 Mar , 2017  

England stars Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow were on hand to inspire the next generation of Hackney cricketers at the launch of an England and Wales Cricket Board initiative at the Olympic Park on Monday. The All Stars Cricket programme aims to get more than 50,000 children between the ages of five and eight taking […]

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Leyton Orient granted a reprieve by High Court over debts

20 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has paid the initial tax bill to HMRC to avoid an immediate winding-up order, but must pay off the remaining debts or sell the club. The club’s Italian owner is now facing calls from fans to sell the club as soon as possible. Mr Becchetti was given until 12 June […]

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Third straight loss keeps Orient in drop zone

18 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient moved yet another step closer to non-league football after a heavy defeat at the hands of league leaders Doncaster Rovers. Orient boss Danny Webb witnessed his side defeated 4-1 at the Matchroom Stadium as his 11 men were outclassed by their opponents. Goals from John Marquis and former O’s skipper Mathieu Baudry helped […]

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Leyton Orient donate signed kit to young cancer sufferer

16 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient have donated a signed shirt and goalie gloves to a cancer sufferer looking to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation (JHF) for testicular cancer. Alex Stedman, 22, was diagnosed with a localised form of testicular cancer in February and since then he has coupled battling the disease with collecting signed kit from […]

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Ohara Davies: “If it wasn’t for boxing I’d be dead or in prison”

16 Mar , 2017  

Hackney boxer Ohara Davies discusses his tough upbringing and his inspiration to get into boxing.

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Boxer Ohara Davies “enjoyed” hostile crowd at David Haye fight

16 Mar , 2017  

Homerton-born boxer Ohara Davies said he enjoyed the hostile reception he received in Liverpool before his victory over Derry Mathews and that it is ‘partly the boxer’s job to build up the fight.’ Davies stopped veteran Mathews in the third round after an impressive performance on the undercard of David Haye vs Tony Bellew at […]

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Exuberant Leyton Orient fans flock to crisis meeting

16 Mar , 2017  

Hundreds of Leyton Orient fans attended a lively crisis meeting on Monday evening, with under a week until the East London football club must fight for its life in the High Court.

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Leyton Orient lose yet again and drop to the bottom of League Two

15 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient have dropped to bottom of the League Two table following a 0-5 drubbing away to Accrington Stanley. The Os now languish in 24th place and face the prospect of relegation to the National League for the first time in their history. The home side snatched the lead in the closing stages of the […]