Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse speaks as Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15,

Pacquiao predicts action-filled fight against Matthysse

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he is prepared for an action-packed fight against aggressive Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in Sunday's world title bout that could put his illustrious career at stake.

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From left, International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees Ronald Wright, Steve Albert, Vitali Klitschko, Jim Gray, and Erik Morales present their Hall of Fame rings to the crowd gathered in Canastota, New York on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (John Br

Vitali Klitschko honors brother in his Hall of Fame moment

Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).

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Britain's Tyson Fury, left, and Sefer Seferi gesture to one another during their heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday June 9, 2018. (Nick Potts/ PA via AP)

Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight

Tyson Fury clowned his way through his first fight in more than 2 1/2 years and still outclassed Sefer Seferi who retired after four farcical rounds in Manchester Arena on Saturday.

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DREAMING BIG: The team from Faleseela Club who were in the Youth Oceania boxing.

Boxing project finds momentum

Against The Odds (A.T.O.) project is on the roll. A.T.O is owned by young boxer, Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali. He has partnered with the Marist Boxing and has visited two rural villages in Siumu and Falese’ela/Lefaga in the past month to promote the sport of amateur boxing as part of his A.T.O. mentoring project. 

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A BIG STEP FORWARD: Malcolm Preston Matches (back row in the middle) received a gold medal and will be representing Samoa in the Youth Olympic and the World Championship with other boxers as well as the management of the Samoa Boxing Association.

Samoan boxer heading to Youth Olympics

Eighteen-year-old boxer, Malcolm Preston Matches, is going to represent Samoa in the Youth Olympic and the World Championship. This was confirmed by Head Coach Tialii Lautapaa Wong King.

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Members of the community involved in the project.

‘Against the odds’ changing lives in rural villages

Commonwealth Games boxing sliver medalist Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali is taking boxing back to the grassroots level. In partnership with Marist Boxing, they have visited two rural villages in Siumu and Falese’ela, Lefaga to promote the sport of amateur boxing in those areas.

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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Jo

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.

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WBO World Heavyweight Title Fight Press Conference; Joseph Parker versus Hughie Fury; Tyson Fury says he doesn't bad talk Joseph Parker because he respects him too much

Tyson Fury to start comeback against 39-year-old Seferi

Tyson Fury will launch his comeback against 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi, his promoter Frank Warren announced Sunday.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, of Ukraine, fights Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

Vasiliy Lomachenko had been down on the canvas and was even on the scorecards. The tough test Lomachenko craved, the one he said would force him to finally unleash all his skills, had finally arrived. Moments later, he ended it.

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Britain's Tony Bellew, right, sends a left, to his countryman David Haye during the boxing heavyweight rematch bout between Tony Bellew and David Haye at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Bellew stops Haye in 5th round in all-British grudge rematch

Tony Bellew might have sent David Haye into retirement after stopping the former world heavyweight champion in the fifth round in a rematch in London on Saturday.

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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport's governing body, the IOC said on Thursday.

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The heavyweight rematch between Britain's Tony Bellew and David Haye will take place on Saturday May 5 in London. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

Haye fighting to save career in rematch with Bellew

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is 37, has fought just three times in six years, and has an unfortunate knack of picking up injuries in and out of the ring.

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WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, center, poses with Donnie Allison, left, and Bobby Allison before the GEICO 500 NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer and soon

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he'll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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AN ACCOMPLISHMENT TO CELEBRATE: Samoa Amateur Boxing Association with their Commonwealth Games heroes.

Silver medal celebration at Vaitele

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association celebrated the success of the Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Ato Plodzicki Faoagali, on Friday night. The Australian-based young sensation flew to Samoa this week to celebrate his achievement with his teammates, supporters and members of S.A.B.A.

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Fury’s comeback fight is in Manchester, England, on June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Fury back in boxing to 'inspire others,' win belts back

Overweight, unhappy and in semi-retirement amid a doping ban, Tyson Fury was walking his dog beside a canal near his home when he thought about what fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was saying about him.

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Bringing him the gold: Coach Muaava Ericson Afitu, Manager Letuala Tapusoa Fifita, Secretary Gebauer Falefitu, Doctor Ailao Liu with the members of the Samoa Boxing team.

Samoa brings home the Governor’s Cup

The Samoa Boxing team has brought home the Governor’s Cup after winning the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 Championship Boxing last weekend.

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Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers as they hold the WBA welterweight champion belt during a press conference in Manila.

Pacquiao clarifies his split with trainer Roach is not final

Manny Pacquiao hasn't entirely turned his back on a 16-year working relationship with trainer Freddie Roach.

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Jai Opetaia ready to take on world

Young, brash and talented, Jai Opetaia is the face of the future in boxing. The rising star started off this year with a big bang as he punched his way up the ladder going from #15 to #11 in the World Boxing Organisation ranks in just a few months. Born in Australia Jai was raised on the floors of a boxing gym where he first learnt to crawl then walk around in a playground of boxing bags.

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Rugby

Chiefs midfielder Johnny Fa'auli suspended for 6 weeks

Chiefs midfielder Johnny Fa'auli will miss the Super Rugby playoffs after being suspended for a dangerous tackle in a match Saturday against the Wellington-based Hurricanes in the last round of the regular season.

NFL

UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

Football

The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France's World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscr

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

Basketball

The Philippines' Jason William, centre, jumps to hit Australia's Daniel Kickert centre left as others rush to break the brawl during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Philippine Arena in suburban Bocaue township, Bulacan province n

Wild brawl mars Australia-Philippines basketball game

Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.

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