My enthusiasm for boxing

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I WATCHED the British Heavyweight boxing on TV on Saturday and thought the defending champion was very poor, and the winner, who calls himself Tyson Fury, has a lot to learn.

I WATCHED the British Heavyweight boxing on TV on Saturday and thought the defending champion was very poor, and the winner, who calls himself Tyson Fury, has a lot to learn.

I was later talking sport with an old friend, a top-class cricketer with Shiregreen CC in his younger days, and asked his opinion on the fight and boxing in general. He replied: “I don’t consider boxing a sport where two men deliberately try to do as much damage to the other as possible.” I weakly replied: “Yes, but they do shake hands or hug each other after.” But it set me wondering if my life-long enthusiasm for boxing had been misplaced.

What does our fine Sheffield boxing coach Brendan Ingle have to say about that? And what do readers think?

Ron Humberstone, Ecclesfield

Crime of ages

There is only one great crime in England today. No, it’s not murder or rape, it’s not GBH or stabbing, it’s not theft of fraud. It’s just getting old. We cost money.

Mary Povey, Norton Lees, S8

Wish them well

As you would hope, the good and the great and the movers and shakers joined forces to support High Speed Rail 2 and a station in Sheffield, and we wish them well. Where do they stand though with the present network as regards new and reopened stations in the suburbs and surrounding areas of the city?

A Oldfield, Sec, Huddersfield, Penistone & Sheffield, Rail Users’ Association