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Pacquiao acts to prevent mind games

Staying focused: Manny Pacquaio.

Gareth A Davies 9:38 AM   Manny Pacquiao will hold only one promotional event with Floyd Mayweather before the week of the pair's long-awaited showdown in Las Vegas because the Filipino's advisers do not want his rival to "get into his head".

Edwards wins heavyweight title, inspired by his dad's fight

Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson   Canberra's Ben Edwards is Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion, but he says his father, Ray, is the real fighter.

Edwards has real fight on his hands

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson   Canberra's Ben Edwards says he has a real fight on his hands, unlike footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

Manny Pacquiao hints fight with Floyd Mayweather may be his last

Farewell: Manny Pacquiao (right) said his bout against Floyd Mayweather (left) may be his last.

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao hinted on Monday that his long-awaited fight against American Floyd Mayweather could be his last, saying he would head into the May bout with retirement on his mind.

How a Hollywood waiter served up boxing's richest fight

Bob Arum (L) with Manny Pacquiao .

Lance Pugmire   For one West Hollywood waiter, his grand dream has been realized by the making of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s long-awaited fight with Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather to clash with Pacquiao in mega fight

THAT'S GOLD: Floyd Mayweather Jr will square off against arch rival Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 2.

The long awaited mega bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is set to go ahead.

Walsh breaks UFC mould ahead of fight against Jouban

Ready to rumble: Australian UFC fighter Richard Walsh.

Michael Carayannis   With a private school education on the leafy north shore and a construction degree to boot, Richard Walsh isn't your typical UFC fighter.

Leapai fought world title bout blind sided by cataracts

Eye issue: Alex Leapai during his fight with Wladimir Klitschko.

Phil Lutton   Muhammad Ali always said 'his hands can't hit what his eyes can't see'. As it transpires, Australian heavyweight Alex Leapai could barely see a thing in his world title shot after revealing he was suffering from cataracts so severe they effectively blinded him in one eye.

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Pacquiao fight not a done deal: Mayweather

No deal just yet: Floyd Mayweather.

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather said on Sunday that neither he nor Manny Pacquiao have signed a deal for a May mega-fight, but he still hopes to get into the ring with the Filipino icon.

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao 'agree $US250m fight'

Floyd Mayweather

Gareth A Davies   The richest match-up in boxing history between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has finally been agreed after years of haggling.

Lovett remains undefeated with 72-second KO

Steve Lovett.

Chris Wilson   His opponent was nicknamed "The King", but Canberra boxer Steve Lovett took just 72 seconds to show US fighter James Johnson who was boss.

Mayweather ban leaves a sour taste in my mouth

Timothy Boyle dink

Timothy Boyle   Three weeks ago I saw an advertisement for dinner with Floyd Mayweather, and I did not hesitate to buy a ticket.


Heavyweight contender would fight SBW for free

Ben Edwards will fight Hunter Sam in Canberra on February 27.

Lee Gaskin   Australian heavyweight title contender Ben Edwards would fight Sonny-Bill Williams or Paul Gallen "for free", but isn't holding his breath for the football stars to answer his challenge.

Floyd Mayweather denied visa over family violence convictions

Boxer Floyd Mayweather

Chris Vedelago   World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has been blocked from entering the country over his history of violence towards women, ending plans for a two-day promotional tour due to begin on Thursday.

Gallen not ready for SBW: Mundine

On the way up: Paul Gallen  subdues Randell Ray on Saturday night.

Brad Walter   Anthony Mundine has cast doubt on a fight between Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen at the end of next season by suggesting the NSW Origin captain would not be ready for such a match-up for two years.

SBW scores convincing win against Chauncy Welliver

Sonny Bill Williams throws a left at Chauncy Welliver.

Brad Walter   Sonny Bill Williams put the controversy over his last fight against Frans Botha behind him by easily accounting for Chauncy Welliver in a performance that had the American heavyweight predicting he had a big future in the ring and set the scene for a bout with Paul Gallen.

Paul Gallen wins, sets sights on SBW bout

Paul Gallen throws a right at Randall Rayment.

Brad Walter   NSW and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen doesn't know where his future lays beyond this season but it appears increasingly likely that it will involve a fight with Sonny Bill Williams after he survived his toughest test in the ring yet to win a unanimous points decision in Saturday night's Footy Show Fight Night at Allphones Arena.

Mayweather-Pacquiao bout close

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum reportedly is optimistic a mega-fight deal between the Filipino icon and unbeaten US fighter Floyd Mayweather will be made in the next couple of days.

Baby punching above weight puts Williams back in the ring

Fight time: Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter   She may only be nine weeks old but Sonny Bill Williams daughter is the reason he is returning to the boxing ring on Saturday night and she will be a driving force in his bid to win back-to-back Rugby World Cup later this year.

Stirring tribute to kickboxer Grant 'Bomber' Millwood

Kickboxer Grant 'Bomber' Millwood.

Robert Burgin   Queensland’s fight community will raise black boxing gloves on their left hand as they gather at Friday’s funeral for former national kickboxing champion Grant ‘Bomber’ Millwood.