Len Johnson: The uncrownable champion

Len Johnson is possibly the greatest boxer you have never heard of. Racism prevented him from taking a shot at the title. Here is his story:

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New World Record for Liverpool with largest ever tennis lesson trumping Judy Murray's record

The Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament organisers invited local schools to take part in the record attempt on June 18 at Liverpool Cricket Club.

Liverpool Hope University Tennis Tournament
New World Record set for biggest tennis lesson in Liverpool Credit: Kenyon Fraser

680 children took part in the lesson which beat the current record set in March by Judy Murray of 406. The record has now been verified by the Guinness World Records and Barry Cowan, Merseyside's own Wimbledon legend said it was a proud day to be able to set the new record in his home city.

WATCH: Extreme gymnast from Liverpool targets a new world record for the longest basketball slam dunk from a trampoline

In these days of extreme sports, we often have to warn you....please don't try this at home.

Meet the 18-year-old athlete who's trying to break one of the stranger world records - the record for the highest trampoline slam dunk.

Jordan Ramos from Merseyside - is in training for his big attempt later this week.

He's been talking to our reporter Tim Scott and - please don't try this at home:


WATCH: Meet the Manchester couple wrestling for Gold at the Commonwealth Games

Leon and Yana Rattigan have both won selection for their country in the same sport at the Commonwealth Games.

The couple, who live in Manchester, will represent Team England in wrestling which gets underway in week two of the Games.

David Chisnall has been getting to grips with the story:


Its a honour to compete for your country to have a fab looking kit to do it in is a bonus #yoloba #kitforengland http://t.co/1FAyKTcZ9C


Team England Male Wrestling Team After A Training Session On Camp Not Long To Go TIll The Games Now @werengland http://t.co/CBD7iewRSL


Patrice Evra's departure from Old Trafford completed

Patrice Evra.
Patrice Evra celebrates during the Champions League quarterfinal against FC Bayern Munich.

Manchester United have confirmed Patrice Evra's switch to Italian giants Juventus.


Patrice Evra has left #mufc to join Juventus. Everyone at the club would like to thank him for his many years of excellent service.


Evra: "Joining and playing for Manchester United has been a privilege and a dream come true." Read more: http://t.co/SJJMvRkYbg

Plaudits for Steven Gerrard after Liverpool star retires from international football


Steven Gerrard has retired from international football. He's been a wonderful servant to his country. A great player who always gave all.


@granadareports What a great Ambassador for the younger kids coming into football. Good fortune to him I hope he puts his skills to good use

Fury unfazed by misconduct charge

Tyson Fury.
Fury held a media session in Bolton today. Credit: PA

Tyson Fury insists he is "not interested" in the misconduct charge he is facing from the British Boxing Board of Control and he does not regret the behaviour that prompted it.

The 25-year-old has been summoned to appear before the BBBofC on August 13 as a result of his antics a week ago at a press conference to promote his forthcoming rematch against fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora.

Fury launched a string of expletives at both his opponent and one of the journalists in attendance at the media event in London.

On Thursday the BBBofC released a statement saying that after considering what happened, it had decided to call the Manchester fighter to a meeting "under Regulation 25 (misconduct)", adding that "failure to attend this hearing will result in Mr. Fury's boxer's licence being suspended."

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Fury being put through his paces in Bolton today.
Tyson Fury.
Tyson Fury during a media work out in Bolton.

"I'm not interested.

"They can charge me with whatever they want, it doesn't mean anything to me.

"What do we suppose they are going to be doing - fining me or suspending me? I'm not interested.

"I pay the board their wages. Keep being mean to me, and I will look elsewhere to pay someone else some wages."

– Tyson Fury

Fury conducted interviews at a media session in Bolton in the final build-up to the contest, which takes place on Saturday at Manchester's Phones 4u Arena.

"I say what I say and I do what I do. I don't regret it - I mean everything I say and that is it," he said.

"I'm not the kind of man to say something and not back it up. I said what I said, I do what I do and I'm proud of it.

"No-one is going to stop me from doing anything I want to do. That is the way I roll.

"I don't do anything criminal, so I'm not going to get taken away in a set of handcuffs.

"This is boxing - showbusiness, entertainment. I do what I do and say what I say to build big fights and if I was 'Mr Quiet', nobody would be interested."

Tyson Fury.
Tyson Fury during a media work out in Bolton.

Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) and 30-year-old Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) also at last week's press conference shook hands on a bet, which the former has confirmed was for #100,000, on the outcome of their clash.

But if Fury wins the fight, it seems he will not be chasing Chisora for the money.

"It happened, and it was £100,000, but I don't think he is going to pay up," Fury said.

"I wouldn't want him to anyway. Getting a beating off me is one thing - taking his money as well is another. So I'm not really interested in the bet to be honest."

The showdown is a final eliminator for the WBO world title, which is currently held by Wladimir Klitschko, also the WBA and IBF champion - although Fury is convinced the 38-year-old Ukrainian does not want to fight him before retiring.

Chisora's European belt and the vacant British title will also be up for grabs on Saturday. The pair met first time around in 2011, with Fury triumphing on points.

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Fury being put through his paces in Bolton today.
Tyson Fury.
Fury speaks to the media following today's work out.
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