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Croatian boxer banned for attacking referee

Croatian boxer Vido Loncar (red) closes in on the referee.

8:51 AM   Croatian boxer Vido Loncar has been suspended for life by the national boxing federation after he knocked down a referee at the European youth championship in Zagreb after losing the match.

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Bout with Golovkin bout to go ahead although Rubio fails to make weight

Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio's challenge for Gennady Golovkin's World Boxing Association middleweight world title ended on the scales as he failed to make the weight for Saturday's (Sunday AEDT) sold-out bout in California.

Floyd Mayweather's father says Manny Pacquiao fight will happen

Manny Pacquiao.

The long anticipated fight between unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather and Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao will "definitely" happen, Mayweather's father predicted in an interview.

Sam Soliman loses world IBF middleweight boxing title

Defeated: Sam Soliman.

A courageous Sam Soliman has lost his IBF middleweight world title bout in a unanimous points decision to boxing's former golden boy Jermain Taylor.

Soliman loses world title bout

Sam Soliman

A courageous Sam Soliman has lost his IBF middleweight world title bout in a unanimous points decision against boxing's former golden boy Jermain Taylor.

Sam Soliman to defend world title against Jermain Taylor

Sam Soliman with IBF World Middleweight Belt in May.

Australian Sam Soliman is set to defend his lightly-regarded International Boxing Federation middleweight title against American Jermain Taylor, a former undisputed world champion trying to make a comeback at age 36.

Sarita Devi, the Indian boxer who refused her medal at the Asian Games

Sarita Devi

Tom Decent   An Indian boxer has burst into tears and stormed off the medal dais when presented with a bronze medal believed she was wrongfully awarded. 

Tyson, Mayweather boxing promoter dies

Boxing promoter Dan Goossen pictured in 2010.

Boxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled some of the biggest names in the sport including Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins, has died from liver cancer. He was 64.

Anthony Mundine gets in touch with his inner killer

Anthony Mundine.

Mark Dapin   I'm five minutes late for my lunch with boxer Anthony Mundine at Otto Ristorante on Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo. Mundine arrived early, and already has a plate of food in front of him.

Sam Soliman enjoys finally being the hunted ahead of IBF middleweight title defence

Sam Soliman, right, in beating Felix Sturm

Australia's only remaining globally recognised boxing world champion Sam Soliman says he's enjoying the unfamiliar role of being hunted.

MMA fighter Chris Birch keen to take on Paul Gallen in boxing ring

Paul Gallen

Robert Burgin   Paul Gallen’s fight camp says it will decide in the next 24 hours whether to take on Queensland MMA challenger Chris ‘Bad Boy’ Birch or push for a recognised Origin star like Scott Sattler.

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Floyd Mayweather called before boxing officials

Floyd Mayweather

Tim Dahlberg   Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight on September 13 against Marcos Maidana.

Mark Hunt expects 'a war' in fight against Roy Nelson

Them’s fighting words: Mark Hunt.

Michael Carayannis   Mark Hunt is anticipating an all-out brawl when he tests his UFC heavyweight title credentials in his fight against Roy Nelson in Japan on Saturday.

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Position vacant: Queenslander required to beat up Paul Gallen

Paul Gallen in the ring in February.

Phil Lutton   It should be the easiest job vacancy to fill in the entire state.

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Floyd Mayweather says he isn't evading Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Fresh off his lopsided victory over Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather has denied he is trying to safeguard his undefeated record.

Floyd Mayweather wins rematch over Marcos Maidana

Floyd Mayweather jnr celebrates his unanimous decision victory.

Bill Dwyre   You still can't hit Floyd Mayweather jnr, but it turns out you can apparently bite him and trip him.

Marcos Maidana hoping to make Floyd Mayweather pay for rare rematch

Mayweather, left, and Maidana face off.

Floyd Mayweather Jr rarely hands anyone a rematch and Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana is hoping to make the undefeated welterweight champion regret giving him a second chance when the fighters meet again on Saturday.

Boxer Troy Waters takes on the fight of his life against leukaemia

Hardest fight of his life: Ex-boxer Troy Waters is fighting leukaemia.

Daniel Lane   As a pin-up boy of Australian boxing during the 1980s and '90s Troy Waters fought some of the sport's meanest men but none were as insidious as his current opponent - Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.  

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Mayweather is flawed and flawless in and out of the ring

TBE .. The Best Ever? Floyd Mayweather  during a training session in Las Vegas.

Rick Maese   He's the highest paid athlete in the world and undefeated in the ring, but Floyd Mayweather jnr plays by his own rules.

UFC fighters Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping hot under the collar at mixed martial arts launch

Best of enemies: Luke Rockhold and Michael "The Count" Bisping come face to face.

Lucy Cormack   Tempers bubbled when Ultimate Fighting Champion contenders Luke Rockhold and Michael “The Count” Bisping met to launch the return of the mixed martial arts competition to Sydney.