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Olympic24: Hong Kong Sevens setback but Brownlee wins

Quarter-final loss for England at Hong Kong Sevens but a victory for Jonathan Brownlee at World Series Triathlon in Auckland. Here's our review ...

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Olympic24: Brownlee ready to rise to hilly challenge

Jonathan Brownlee looks for an improvement in New Zealand, Olympic champion Nicola Adams faces tough home challenge and Simon Amor is excited ab...

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Olympic24: Cavendish in for RideLondon as Lionhearts gear up

Mark Cavendish will compete in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic as three Commonwealth Games medallists are name in the British Lionhearts team for ...

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Olympic24: Murray makes history, Joyce edges closer to Rio

Andy Murray surpasses Tim Henman for most Open-era wins by a British man en route to Indian Wells semi-finals, while Joe Joyce boosts his Olympi...

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Olympic24: Watson bows out but no end in sight for Pavey

Heather Watson couldn't make find enough in the tank to see off Carla Suarez Navarro at Indian Wells while Jo Pavey has set her sights on compet...

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Biography

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Tony ‘Jaffa’ Jeffries became the only British light heavy weight to win an Olympic medal in over 60 years when he won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Since Beijing Jeffries has won BBC North East’s Sports Personality of the Year and has signed a 3-year professional contract with Frank Maloney. Jeffries started boxing when he was 10 years old when his Granddad took him to Lambton Street Boy’s Club, Sunderland. After trying out a few different boxing clubs Jeffries settled at Sunderland Amatuer Boxing Club. Jeffries went on to win two Schoolboy Titles, two National Boys club titles, Junior A.B.A’s and Senior A.B.A’s. He also became the first Englishman to win gold at the European Cadets in 2001. In 2006 Jeffries made the Quarter finals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, losing 17-12 on points to eventual gold medallist Kenny Anderson (SCO). After the Commonwealth Games Jeffries had a hand operation and was out for the rest of 2006.