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Muhammad Ali's condition 'vastly improved'

Muhammad Ali.

The condition of Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia and doctors hope to discharge the boxing legend soon, a spokesman says.

Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

Hospitalised: Boxing great Muhammad Ali is expected make a full recovery.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for three decades, was in a stable condition after being hospitalised with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Perth boxer Mark de Mori poised for Don King Las Vegas fight in January

Perth heavyweight boxer Mark de Mori.

Simon White   Perth heavyweight boxer Mark de Mori has the bright lights of Las Vegas in his sights, as he waits on a work visa that would allow him to take up a big-fight offer in the USA in January.

SBW v Gallen fight on the cards

SBW

Chris Barrett   Sonny Bill Willams says a fight against his former NRL and rugby league international rival Paul Gallen is on the cards 

Amputee boxer Jesse Vosseler turns professional

Vosseler had aimed for the Olympics in his youth.

Claudia Jambor   Despite losing his leg to cancer at 16, Brisbane boxer Jesse Vosseler rolled with the punches and has now joined the ranks of Australia’s professional boxing elite.

Mayweather witnesses brutal murder-suicide

Floyd Mayweather

Ronny Lerner   Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has reportedly witnessed a horrific murder-suicide involving an associate of his on FaceTime.

Perth heavyweight Mark de Mori wins again, eyes world title shot

Mark de Mori has notched another win in his quest to earn a major world title shot.

Simon White   Perth heavyweight boxing product Mark de Mori has continued his progress towards a potential world title fight in 2015, with an easy win over Zeljko Bojica in Split, Croatia on the weekend.

Willie Mason rejects his boxing win

Ben Tameifuna fights Willie Mason during the Fight for Life.

Rugby league prop Willie Mason was embarrassed and apologetic after he scored a contentious split points win over giant Chiefs rugby prop Ben Tameifuna, in a charity heavyweight boxing bout in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Saturday.

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Lovett aims to go from rocks to diamonds

Steve Lovett.

Chris Wilson   It's 5am, the sun hasn't even bothered to show up, but boxer Steve Lovett has had 30 minutes sleep in a garage, a cup of strong coffeee and is fiddling with a combination lock by the light of his mobile phone trying to get into Fyshwick's Winnungra Gym.

Bowe, Mancini in boxing Hall of Fame

Referee Joe Cortez signals heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe the winner over Evander Holyfield at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in November 1994.

Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Riddick Bowe and ex-lightweight champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini among eight men elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Gallen's next fight will be one for credibility

"I want to have one more fight before the [NRL] season starts": Paul Gallen.

Adrian Proszenko   Paul Gallen plans to re-enter the ring before the start of the footy season, but the biggest battle will be to establish his credibility in the sport.

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Daniel Geale dedicates victory to his sick mother

No holding back: Daniel Geale connects with a right uppercut.

Adrian Proszenko   Daniel Geale has dedicated his win against Jarrod Fletcher to his mother, who is engaged in her brave own fight against cancer.

Gallen the winner but boxing the biggest loser

Paul Gallen

Adrian Proszenko   Anthony Watts was granted every Queenslander’s dream, the chance to punch Paul Gallen in the head, Repeatedly. Unfortunately, his shoulder popped out before he had the chance.

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Geale defeats Fletcher in unanimous points decision win

Driving force: Daniel Geale's win will return him to the world stage.

Adrian Proszenko   The mark of a champion, a former WBA and IBF middleweight one no less, is how they bounce back from adversity. Daniel Geale did just that at the Hordern Pavilion.

Why deaths like Phillip Hughes and Les Darcy rock all of us

Peter FitzSimons dinkus

Peter FitzSimons   The death of young athletes can have a world wide impact.

Opetaia decision cruels Olympic gold hope

Turning professional: Australian boxer Jai Opetaia (blue) competes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Daniel Lane   Australia's hope of winning its first Olympic gold medal for boxing took a terrible body blow on Wednesday when Jai Opetaia announced he would turn professional in the new year.

Cronulla captain Gallen expects to finish NRL career as a prop star

Face-to-face: Anthony Watts (left) and Paul Gallen get up close and personal at Tuesday's weigh-in.

Adrian Proszenko   Cronulla captain Paul Gallen is resigned to finishing off his NRL career as a front rower.

Danny Green signs up for Sydney to Hobart challenge

Danny Green during his preparation for the 2009 Sydney to Hobart.

Daniel Lane   Former world boxing champion Danny Green signed-on to conquer a beast that pummeled him, humbled him, left him on his knees and at it's mercy while he prayed to be put out of his misery.