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Stirring tribute to kickboxer Grant 'Bomber' Millwood

Kickboxer Grant 'Bomber' Millwood.

Robert Burgin 3:08 PM   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.

It's a crime if Mayweather/Pacquiao fight doesn't happen

Thumbs up: Manny Pacquiao hopes to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

James Corrigan 10:54 AM   Boxing is rarely simple but it will be a sporting crime if this fight between two of the greats does not happen

Boxing giving Gallen a "cool head"

Fighting footballers: Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen on Wednesday.

Roje Adaimy   Paul Gallen says adding boxing sessions to his NRL pre-season regime has helped him keep a "cool head".

SBW and Mundine slug it out in training

Friendly foes: Anthony Mundine and Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter   It is a fight many sports fans would love to see but only a select few were on hand as Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Mundine went toe to toe for nine rounds.

Young boxer Bilal Akkawy happy to have Sonny Bill Williams in his corner

An inspiring story: Sonny Bill Williams and boxer Bilal Akkawy.

Daniel Lane    Sonny Bill Williams described the bond between a father training his son to be a world champion boxer - and person - as one of the most beautiful stories in sport.

Akkawy's father an inspiration to Sonny Bill

An inspiring story: Sonny Bill Williams and boxer Bilal Akkawy

Daniel Lane   Sonny Bill Williams described the bond between a father training his son to be a world champion boxer – and person – as one of the most beautiful stories in sport.

IBF champ Brook announces comeback fight

British world welterweight champion Kell Brook will fight Romanian Jo Jo Dan in March in his first fight since being stabbed in the leg last September.

Cut interchange to stop wrestle, urges Gallen

Boxing clever: Paul Gallen at a boxing training session.

Adrian Proszenko   Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has called for the NRL to reduce interchanges - rather than increasing the number of rules - to rid the game of the wrestle.

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Boxing champ Taylor faces new gun charges

Taylor's booking photo.

International Boxing Federation middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor is facing assault charges in Arkansas after allegedly pulling a gun on a family.

Mayweather promotional tour in holding pattern

In limbo: Floyd Mayweather's promotional tour of Australia is under a cloud.

Phil Lutton   Organisers of a potential Australian visit from Floyd Mayweather will know within 48 hours if the boxing superstar will hit our shores at the end of January.

Muhammad Ali released from hospital

Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for a severe urinary tract infection.

Mayweather may be banned from Australia

Floyd Mayweather.

Phil Lutton   Moves to bring Floyd Mayweather to Australia for a promotional tour in January hinge on the boxing champion being granted an entry visa, with his extensive criminal history a substantial stumbling block for organisers.

Muhammad Ali admitted to hospital again

Muhammad Ali in September 2014.

A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection.

Pacquiao agrees to fight Mayweather: Arum

Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather, Pacquiao 'making progress' on fight

Floyd Mayweather jnr,

Lance Pugmire   The long wait for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao isn't over yet, but words long absent from the anticipated super-fight have been spoken.

Japanese champ Uchiyama retains WBA belt

Japanese champion Takashi Uchiyama, left, proved too strong for Argentine challenger Israel Perez in their WBA super featherweight boxing title bout in Tokyo.

Unbeaten champion Takashi Uchiyama of Japan has fended off a challenge from Israel Perez of Argentina to defend his World Boxing Association super featherweight title for the ninth time.

Heavyweight Welliver confident of victory over Williams

Chauncy Welliver retires in his heavyweight bout against Australia's Lucas Browne in Melbourne last month.

Duncan Johnstone   Vastly experienced American heavyweight boxer Chauncy Welliver has promised to be in shape for his clash with Sonny Bill Williams and is "1000 per cent" sure he will beat the All Blacks star.

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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.