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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It’s a silver for rising star of Samoan boxing

Samoan boxer Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali has had to settle for a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

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Freddie Roach, left, listens as Manny Pacquiao answers reporter questions during a news conference following Pacquiao's welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trainer Freddie Roach "hurt" after split from Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say their 16-year partnership has ended. Pacquiao disclosed his decision Friday in the final sentence of a news release detailing his plans for his upcoming fight against Lucas Matthysse.

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Samoan boxer one fight away from Commonwealth gold

There is only one fight separating Samoan boxer, Ato Plodzicki Faoagali, from a dream finish at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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GOING FOR GOLD: Samoan boxer Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali.

Team Samoa guaranteed one more medal at the Commonwealth Games

Team Samoa at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, is guaranteed another medal, this time coming from boxing. Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali is through to the semifinal of the boxing lightweight division and is guaranteed a minimum of a bronze medal.

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RISING CRUISERWEIGHT BOXER: Jai Opetaia aims to achieve many personal dreams and goals that includes defending his Australian cruiserweight title and fighting for a title in Samoa.

One more son of Samoa climbing the W.B.O. ranks

A proud Samoan, Jai Opetaia, is continuing his relentless pursuit to be the number one cruiserweight in the world. The Samoan Australian cruiserweight started off 2018 with a bang by defending his Australian cruiserweight title on the Anthony Mundine-Tommy Browne undercard in January. 

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Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department

UFC star McGregor facing criminal charges in New York

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from UFC's biggest card this year.

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Boxing kicks off fourth round

Eleven bouts square off last weekend during the Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring weekly competition at Vaitele. It’s the fourth round of the weekly competition. 

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Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a weigh-in in Las Vegas. Alvarez has withdrawn from his planned middleweight title fight with Golovkin, the latest result from Alvarez testing for a banned substance. The fight on May 5 in Las Vegas w

Canelo-Triple G rematch is off after Alvarez withdraws

The Canelo-Triple G rematch, expected to be the fight of the year, is off. Canelo Alvarez has withdrawn from next month's middleweight title bout with Gennady Golovkin, two months after Alvarez twice tested positive for a banned substance.

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Deontay Wilder poses for photographs after the WBC heavyweight champion defeated Luis Ortiz in New York.

Wilder says he's ready to fight Joshua next in UK

Deontay Wilder says he's ready to fight Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout, and is willing to travel overseas to make it happen. Wilder called off a scheduled media conference call Tuesday, instead issuing a statement saying he's open to fighting Joshua next in the United Kingdom.

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Anthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after victory over Joseph Parker to become the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018.  (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Joshua pressed for time to secure Wilder unification fight

Deep in the bowels of Cardiff's Principality Stadium, Anthony Joshua sat with his four world heavyweight belts in front of him and called on Deontay Wilder to get serious about negotiations for a unification fight.

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Alexander Povetkin, left, knocks down David Price in their WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight and WBO International Heavyweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Povetkin back on cusp of world heavyweight title fight

Alexander Povetkin of Russia is back on the cusp of another heavyweight world title fight after a brutal knockout of David Price on Saturday.

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Britain's Anthony Joshua, centre, celebrates victory over Joseph Parker, left, after their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout in Cardiff, Wales.

Parker: I’ll be back again

Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker says he will bounce back. He made the promise moments after he lost his WBO title following a unanimous points decision in favour of Anthony Joshua in an intense fight at a sell-out Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Parker proved a stern test for the undefeated Brit and remained well in the contest up until the latter rounds.

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Joseph Parker, left, as he lands a punch on Britain's Anthony Joshua during their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout in Cardiff.

Parker survives Joshua but loses his W.B.O belt

Anthony Joshua is one step closer to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. He has just defeated Samoa’s world champion, Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker infront of a sold out Principality Stadium, in Cardiff. The fight went 12 rounds where Parker started off well and tried valiantly throughout but never got any momentum to really threaten Joshua.

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Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Joseph Parker, left, after their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout in Cardiff.

Joshua wins unanimous decision

After just 21 fights, Anthony Joshua is a three-belt world heavyweight boxing champion. He finally knows what it's like to go 12 rounds, too.

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Auimatagi scores knock out in build up to Parker fight

Young Samoan/Kiwi Mose Auimatagi Jr has scored a massive upset win over local boy Morgan Jones in one of the early undercard bouts at the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Auimatagi staged a remarkable last round knockout after falling behind on points to the Welshman. 

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Anthony Joshua, left, and Joseph Parker during the weigh in, at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

Joshua or Parker about to lose '0' in their unbeaten records

Either Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker will be within one belt of becoming undisputed world heavyweight champion after they meet in a unification title fight in front of 78,000 fans at Principality Stadium later Saturday. And someone's '0' has to go.

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Dempsey and Sala Parker on the red carpet at the 54th Halberg Awards in support of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, February 09, 2017. Copyright photo: David Rowland /

He can handle the pressure say Parker’s proud parents

Sala and Dempsey, the parents of heavyweight boxing champ Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker claim their son will deal with the pressure as he gets set to take on Brit Anthony Joshua in front of 80,000 fans at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.

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Union Chief demands better results

The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, is remaining hopeful that the Manu Samoa Sevens can turn their season around, starting this weekend in Singapore. He is also demanding a better performance from the team following their disappointing outing in Hong and the Gold Coast. 


A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.


FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.


Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.

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