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The Australian in Pacquiao's corner

Big show: Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Daniel Lane    Australian Justin Fortune will be in Manny Pacquiao's corner for the so-called Greatest Fight in History but even he's questioning if that title is deserved.

Japan's Yamanaka defends WBA title

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Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka successfully defended his World Boxing Council bantamweight title for the eighth time on Thursday with a ferocious seventh-round knockout of Argentine Diego Santillan.

Manny Pacquiao gets boxing bag featuring Floyd Mayweather's face

Mayweather punching bag

Manny Pacquiao has a secret piece of boxing equipment as he prepares with his superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Boxing: Mayweather says Pacquiao too 'reckless' to win megafight

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (right) from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US.

Greg Heakes   Floyd Mayweather says it will be two hall-of-famers in their prime when he and Manny Pacquiao clash in the richest fight in boxing history on May 2 at the MGM Hotel.

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Manny Pacquiao's ballad unlikely to be on Floyd Mayweather's playlist

Manny Pacquiao in a still from the official YouTube clip for 'Lalaban Ako Para Sa Filipino' (I Will fight for Filipinos').

Peter Vincent   As if to underline the difference between himself and his flashy, rap-loving American opponent, boxer Manny Pacquiao has released I am Going to Fight For Filipinos song.

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Geale set for another US superfight

Respected: Daniel Geale.

Phil Lutton   Australia's Daniel Geale has secured another major fight, with the former world champion set to meet WBC middlewight title holder Miguel Cotto in New York on June 6.

Floyd Mayweather puts his money where his mouth is

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (R) from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US pose during a press conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, to launch the countdown to their May 2, 2015 super-fight in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN

Danielle Rendina   Currently undefeated professional and five-division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather is literally putting his money where his mouth is.

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Mayweather to shatter earnings record

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao at a news conference in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather's blockbuster May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao will help make the American fighter's 2015 earnings shatter the record for a sportsman's annual pay, Forbes.com calculated on Thursday.

Bika predicts KO victory in Canada

Cameroon-born Bika has never been knocked out in 41 professional fights.

Australia's Sakio Bika and Canadian Adonis Stevenson agree their world-title fight this weekend will end in a knockout.

Have gloves, will travel: Boxer Mark de Mori back in Perth briefly but home is where career takes him

Mark de Mori works out in Rockingham during his visit back to Perth.

Simon White   He's the seventh-ranked heavyweight in the world by the WBA. But Perth's Mark de Mori doesn't mind going unrecognised in his home town as he chases a lucrative crack at a world title.

Sugar Ray Leonard - Interview

Gareth A.Davies   To the critics who say Floyd Mayweather's super-fight with Manny Pacquiao has come five years too late, Sugar Ray Leonard simply has this to say: Caesars Palace, April 6, 1987.

Mayweather-Pacquiao gate soaring

Drawcard: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

The revenue generated by the blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2 could easily surpass $US400 million ($510 million), according to ESPN.com.

Muhammad Ali tells Prince Charles he is 'the greatest'

Muhammad Ali.

Tom Decent   Muhammad Ali, the man who told reporters before winning his first world heavyweight crown in 1964 he was "the greatest", has penned a letter to an unsuspecting member of the royal family describing him as "the greatest" instead. 

Putin 'could set off a third World War': Klitschko

"I think that the European community is sleeping. Putin is doing what he wants to": boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko.

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has lashed out at Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying that his actions in eastern Ukraine could set off a third World War.

Doctors urge boxing ban after Toowoomba boxer Braydon Smith's death

Toowoomba boxer Braydon Smith's family hopes to bring a neurosurgeon to the city to help prevent deaths in the future.

The death of a young boxer in Queensland has sparked renewed calls for the sport to be banned in Australia.

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Toowoomba boxer Braydon Smith has died

Toowoomba boxer Braydon Smith.

Toowoomba boxer Braydon Smith has died in a Brisbane hospital, family spokesman James O'Shea has confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Money talks loudest in MMA debate

 Up-and-coming local fighter Jake "The Celtic Kid" Matthews in the ring at Derrimut Gym with one of his trainers and former Olympian Ali Abdo.

Konrad Marshall   The violence of 'cage fighting' might shock some, but the slickly run organisations behind it have their sights on the Melbourne market

Mayweather, Pacquiao start long build-up

Standing on a red carpet almost as long as what's rolled out at the Oscars, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were expected to add hype to their mega fight.

Pacquiao acts to prevent mind games

Staying focused: Manny Pacquaio.

Gareth A Davies   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.