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Danny Green and Anthony Mundine square off...on Facebook

Danny Green and Anthony Mundine after their bout in 2006.

Simon White   If Danny Green and Anthony Mundine do end up fighting each other again it will have to be a decent bout to be more entertaining than their social media interaction over the WA Day long weekend.

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With one foot on the ground, boxer Brad is a true Hardman

No giving up: Brad Hardman.

Daniel Lane   Brad Hardman is the boxer who, when life kicked him in the guts 19 years ago, eventually refused to stay down for the 10-count.

Danny Green's long-awaited grudge re-match with Mundine a step closer

BOXING  Pixs taken at Aussie Stadium during the fight between Anthony Mundine and Danny Green.  Pic shows..MUNDINE WINS  Pic by ...CRAIG GOLDING  Date...17th May 2006  Fairfax

Brendan Foster   The long-awaited rematch between bitter rivals Anthony Mundine and Danny Green looks closer than ever.

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Newcastle boxer Chad Bennett facing domestic violence allegations

Bennett, left, in the boxing ring fighting Pablo Martin "Bad Boy" Barboza last month.

Dan Proudman   Newcastle boxer Chad "Hollywood" Bennett has sought psychiatric help to quell anger and anxiety issues after being charged over a drunken dispute with his partner, which ended with him allegedly grabbing her around the throat.

'Fight of the century' becomes fight in court

Manny Pacquiao, left, trades blows with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Kimberly Pierceall   Boxing fans across the United States and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Junior a fraud and want their money back.

Fenech determined to help Opetaia to world title

Packs a punch: Jai Opetaia (blue) has incredible potential says Jeff Fenech.

Daniel Lane   Jeff Fenech got goosebumps when he first saw him spar. So how far can 19-year-old Jai Opetaia go in the sport of boxing?

'Last man standing' - The brutal team sport far more violent than UFC

Brutal blows: the rules are similar to UFC but there is more punching and kicking.

Tom Decent   If you thought UFC was dangerous, familiarise yourself with the brutal mixed martial arts sport sweeping through Europe which promotes coward punches and group attacks on helpless individuals in a bid to be the 'Last Man Standing'. 

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Leapai eyes world title re-run, hopes to evade rising Kiwi star

Heavyweight hitter: Alex Leapai.

Phil Lutton   Alex Leapai sees clearly now as he eyes road back to world title fight, hopefully evading Kiwi comrade Joseph Parker

Whittaker shrugs off baby birth to concentrate on UFC fight

Fired up: Robert Whittaker takes on Brad Tavares  in Adelaide on Sunday.

Michael Carayannis   The last time Rob Whittaker stepped into the octagon he delayed his honeymoon. Now he does so knowing his wife Sofia is due to give birth to the couple's first child at any moment. Whittaker is preparing for his next bout – as the co main-event – against Brad Tavares at the UFC Fight Night 65 in Adelaide on Sunday.

Geale won't be going toe-to-toe with Cotto

Fighting against recent history: Daniel Geale.

Daniel Lane   Oscar Hammerstein II was the New York songwriter whose offerings for Broadway included Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening and Climb Ev'ry Mountain, but Australian boxer Daniel Geale is grateful that, based on the lyrics for Stan' Up an' Fight, Hammerstein wasn't preparing the fight plan for his bout with hard-punching Miguel Cotto.

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Mayweather's about-face on Pacquiao re-match

Floyd Mayweather jnr now says he won't fight Manny Pacquiao again.

Two days after saying he would be open to a re-match with Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather jnr reversed course on Thursday while describing the Filipino as "a sore loser".

Class-action lawsuit filed against Pacquiao

Set for surgery: Manny Pacquiao.

Lance Pugmire   Pacquiao's promoter could not answer why the injury question was checked 'no' on the pre-fight medical form signed under penalty of perjury.

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Pacquiao in strife over non-disclosure

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather shows ESPN the money

Keeping his head: Floyd Mayweather addresses the reporters.

The undefeated welterweight champion said "I don't wanna put it on camera" before pulling a piece of paper from his pocket, and showing the pair of anchors.

Boxing Australia hopes 'Fight of the Century' has Fenech effect

Counting down to 'The Fight of The Century: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio.

David Polkinghorne   Boxing Australia development coach Don Abnett says Jeff Fenech's three world titles  brought a "massive increase" in boxers and he expected the "Fight of the Century" to have a similar flow-on effect.

Geale to fight weight of history against Cotto

Fighting against recent history: Daniel Geale.

Daniel Lane    Boxer Daniel Geale will challenge more than hard-punching Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto when he fights for the middleweight crown next month with Australia's recent record in the world title ring suggesting the tide is against him.

Mundine postpones Trout fight due to 'severe ear condition'

Anthony Mundine.

Anthony Mundine has been forced to postpone his fight against American Austin Trout because of a "severe ear condition".

HBO interviewer Max Kellerman slammed over Manny Pacquiao interview

Controversial interview: Max Kellerman interviews Manny Pacquiao.

Emma Partridge   It was what happened after the bout following one the most anticipated fights for years that got fans aching to throw a punch.

National anthem

Jamie Foxx panned for Mayweather v Pacquiao singing performance

Jamie Foxx singing the American national anthem before the welterweight unification championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao.

Jamie Foxx has been slammed for his rendition of the American national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao world title boxing match.

Beaten Pacquiao 'hampered by shoulder injury'

Down and out: Manny Pacquiao answers questions during the post-fight news conference.

Filipino Manny Pacquiao said a shoulder injury hampered his bid to hand Floyd Mayweather a first ever defeat as a professional on Saturday as the American improved his record to 48-0 with a unanimous decision.