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Australian boxers ready for international test

Aussie Jarrod Fletcher will be fighting to be world champion.

9:02 PM   Boxing Australia head coach Kevin Smith is fairly confident Australia will unearth a potential star of the future some time in the next week.

Alex Chambers prepares to make history in UFC

Fighting chance: NSW fighter Alex Chambers will fight in UFC 191 this weekend.

Michael Carayannis 11:38 AM   Alex Chambers will make history when she becomes the first Australian female fighter to be part of a main UFC card.

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather eyes the silver screen

Famous friends: Floyd Mayweather poses with <em>Orange Is the New Black</em> star Ruby Rose in July.

Richard Shute   Worried that Floyd Mayweather will retreat from the public eye after his 'final bout' next month? You needn't be.

English qualifies for world champs with Oceania walkover

Sport: Men's Oceania Boxing Championships at the AIS in Canberra. Gold medal winner Joshua English. 30th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth   Shattered at having his Commonwealth Games dream ripped away from him, Gosford boxer Josh English debated giving the sport away. 

Retirement is appealing for Floyd Mayweather but ...

Floyd Mayweather

Lance Pugmire   Floyd Mayweather has told those closest to him that he finds the idea of a restful retirement appealing. But anyone who knows the unbeaten Mayweather's thirst for money and competition realizes that opposing forces will be at play soon after his expected Sept. 12 victory over massive underdog Andre Berto.

I floated like a moth and stung like a flea against 'Bangbang Lulu'

She might only be 46 kilograms but Bangbang Lulu really packs a punch.

Brendan Foster   The next time a boofy bloke sprouts that insult "you punch like a girl" I'm going to suggest to him to jump in the boxing ring with Louisa "Bang bang LuLu" Hawton.

Floyd Mayweather's new $6.7m 'hyper-car'

Floyd Mayweather jnr poses during his weigh-in in Las Vegas on Friday.

The controversial boxer's latest eyebrow-raising addition is so valuable that even he is afraid to drive it.

Perth heavyweight boxer Mark de Mori splits with boxing promoter Don King

Mark de Mori and Don King.

Simon White   Perth heavyweight boxer Mark de Mori has split with famed US promoter Don King and will go his own way as he continues to chase a shot at a world title.

Perth boxer Danny Green: Anthony Mundine needs me more than I need him

Anthony Mundine emerged triumphant when he and Danny Green squared off in Sydney in 2006.

Danny Green says he has plenty of fight options and his long-time rival Anthony Mundine needs him more than he needs Mundine.

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Perth boxer Danny Green wins over Bolonti, coy on Anthony Mundine

Danny Green v Roberto Bolonti

Simon White   Perth boxing champ Danny Green has emerged victorious from his first fight in almost three years against Argentina's Roberto Bolonti.

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Danny Green says Anthony Mundine fight still on cards

Boxing  Anthony Mundine v Danny Green Super-Middle Weight Eliminator at Aussie Stadium    17th May 2006  FAIRFAX  SMH SPORTPictures STEVE CHRISTO

Danny Green says old foe Anthony Mundine won't have anywhere left to hide, claiming a long-awaited rematch with the West Australian will soon be his only option for a high-profile fight.

Danny Green bout in disarray after Tamas Kovacs withdraws from next week's fight

Change of opponent: Australian boxer Danny Green won't be fighting  Slovakian Tamas Kovacs.

Melissa Woods   Danny Green's preparation for his comeback fight is in disarray with his Slovakian opponent Tamas Kovacs forced to withdraw from next week's bout due to a neck injury.

Remembering Dave Sands, boxing legend and gentle soul

Dave Sands at Lamings Gym, 1952.

Tony Stephens   Dave Sands might have turned in his grave, except that Dave was such a gentle soul that he barely knew the emotion of anger.

Green desperate to ensure comeback doesn't fall flat

Return bout: Australian boxer Danny Green poses for a photo with a poster of Slovakian Tamas Kovacs.

Daniel Lane   Four-time world champion Danny Green says he has trained harder than ever for his return bout to avoid joining a litany of boxing greats whose returns from a long lay-off ended disastrously.

Mayweather returns to ring in September against Berto

Floyd Mayweather Jr after the unanimous decision in early May.

Larry Fine   Floyd "Money" Mayweather (48-0) will put his unbeaten record on the line when he steps into the ring to face Andre Berto in Las Vegas on Sept. 12 in what could be the final fight of his career, it was announced on Tuesday.

Aussie boxer didn't dive, says Kiwi conquerer

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 01: Joseph Parker of New Zealand and Bowie Tupou of Tonga exchange punches during the heavyweight bout on August 1, 2015 in Invercargill, New Zealand.  (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images) Parker and Bowie

Logan Savory   New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has hosed down suggestions Australian fighter Bowie Tupou took a dive in their heavyweight bout in Invercargill on Saturday night, saying he knew he'd hit his opponent well when the punch landed.

NSW boxer accused of sexual assault

Leroy Fisher has been denied bail after he was charged by police over the alleged assault.

Angela Thompson   NSW boxer Leroy Fisher has been arrested and charged over the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a woman at his Wollongong home.

Rousey mocks Mayweather at Espy Awards

Ronda Rousey on the red carpet.

Sam Wilson   UFC champion Ronda Rousey couldn't resist a below the belt shot at boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr after pipping him to the prestigious ESPY award for 'Best Fighter' at a swanky ceremony in Los Angeles.

Mayweather stripped of title he won in Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr after the unanimous decision in early May.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday.

Green back but maintains the rage

Danny Green

Daniel Lane   As he prepares for his bout against Slovakia's Tamas Kovacs in Melbourne on August 19, Danny Green has made it clear there's a huge difference between being a highly trained professional fighter and the cowardly street thugs he has campaigned against.