Joseph Parker, left, throws a punch against Britain's Hughie Fury during the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Parker beats Fury on points, retains WBO heavyweight title

Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander's attacking approach in an uneventful fight.

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‘I’ll knock him out’

After months of delays, mind games and trash talking, Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker, has had enough. He is raring and ready to knock someone out. Which is bad news for his opponent tomorrow morning, Hughie Fury, who will be looking to strip the man from Faleula and Tapatapo of the W.B.O title.

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Ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand poses for the media during a press conference at York Hall, London, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

A cup winner in soccer, Rio Ferdinand now eyes boxing belts

When Rio Ferdinand hung up his boots two years ago, a career competing in sports appeared over.

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Deontay Wilder addresses members of the media about his upcoming WBC World Heavyweight Title fight.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder to face Ortiz Nov. 4

Undefeated heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will fight at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 4.

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Joseph Parker, left, and Hughie Fury meet at Old Trafford soccer stadium in Manchester, England, on Thursday Sept. 21, 2017.

Heavyweight champ Parker hits the road to boost profile

Fresh from getting his chest waxed and boasting a slick new haircut, heavyweight champion Joseph Parker arrived in a tailored two-piece suit for a final news conference before the second defense of his WBO belt.

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In this April 20, 2013, file photo, the referee stops the fight between Hughie Fury, left, and Alex Rozman in a heavyweight boxing match at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Fury cousins' doping probe being delayed by tribunal ruling

Britain's anti-doping agency says its dispute with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin, Hughie, is being delayed while a tribunal weighs up an application made by the boxers to exclude certain evidence.

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Swear words fly at Parker’s press conference

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s promoter, Segiali’i David Higgins, had to be restrained by security officials during a commotion between at pre-fight press conference in London.

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Barry McGuigan wishes his son was training the WBO World Champion instead of world renowned Kevin Barry

It’s pretty obvious he’s one of the finest talents in the heavyweight division, if not the finest.

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Joseph Parker in London ahead of his WBO heavyweight boxing title defence. London, UK. 14 September 2017. Copyright Image: Matt Impey / www.photosport.nz

Irish Hall of Famer still believes Parker will be treated fairly

Lupesoloai La'auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker has met Irish boxing legend and Hall of Famer, Barry McGuigan at his South London Boxing gym today.

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Joseph Parker in London ahead of his WBO heavyweight boxing title defense. London, UK. 12 September 2017. Copyright Image: Matt Impey / www.photosport.nz

"I’m enjoying London. I’m going to knock someone out"

Lupesoloai La'auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker has cast a ‘special vote’ ahead of the New Zealand General Election at New Zealand house in London today. The WBO World Boxing champion has also been welcomed by the New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK, Sir Jerry Mateparae.  

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Samoa’s world champ looking lean and mean

Samoa’s world heavyweight boxing champion, Lupesoliai Joseph Parker, is in tip-top shape as he touches in down in London for his second title defence against Hughie Fury in Manchester.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Smiles all around as Mayweather, McGregor savor fight

Conor McGregor was drinking Irish whiskey and acting like he had won. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was reminiscing about his early days as a fighter and looking forward to a different kind of business at his strip club.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

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Bronze medal joy rising Samoan boxer

It wasn’t just rugby that tasted sweet success at the recent Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Boxing also joined the party with Ato Leau-Plodizcki Faoagali bringing home a bronze medal. Competing in 81kgs division, Faoagali is a Samoan residing in Australia.

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In this May 4, 2013 photo Ukranian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, right, and German-Italian Francesco Pianeta fight each other in a WBA-, IBF,- WBO- and IBO heavyweight world championship fight in Mannheim,Germany.  Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir K

Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires

Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday. 

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Joseph Parker lends his support to Samoan hearing health initiative

WBO World Heavyweight Champion, Joseph Parker, (OM) has lent his support to Bay Audiology’s ‘Free to Ear - Samoa’ programme that will help restore hearing to thousands in need in his homeland.

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UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached into a backpack and held out a $100 million check for the crowd of 11,000 fight fans to see.

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines reacts after his loss to Jeff Horn of Australia, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia.

Independent review confirms decision for Horn over Pacquiao

An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao's contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn has confirmed the outcome in favor of the Australian former schoolteacher.

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Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn, left, of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Pacquiao loses contentious WBO title fight to Jeff Horn

It went all the way and ended in a contentiously bitter loss, the opposite of what Manny Pacquiao's handlers predicted for his WBO welterweight world title fight against Jeff Horn.

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WBO World Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury.

Parker v Fury WBO World Title showdown confirmed for 23 September at Manchester Arena

Hennessy Sports and Duco Promotions are delighted to announce that the highly anticipated showdown between British and Irish heavyweight star Hughie Fury and the WBO World Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker will take place on Saturday 23rd September at the Manchester Arena.

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Rugby

SUPER NINE FINALIST: The Chiefs of Aana Aiga i le Tai and Falelatai (in Blue) having beaten Tornadoes will play against the Eels in the Championship final this Saturday.

Chiefs and Eels on Super Nine collision course

The champion of the inaugural Super Nine rugby competition will be decided by the Chiefs and Eels next week. It follows the outcome of the semifinals at Apia Park yesterday.

NFL

Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.

President's criticisms incite more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump's criticism of players who protest during the national anthem incited a mass increase in such activism Sunday, with more than 100 NFL players sitting or kneeling, others raising their fists and whole teams standing with locked arms to display unity.

Football

Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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