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Darchinyan not happy with all-time ranking

Sweet success: Vic Darchinyan celebrates his win against Jorge Arce, of Mexico, before the start of the last round of their IBC-WCB-WBA Super Flyweight Title fight in in Anaheim in 2009.

Daniel Lane   Former world boxing champion Vic Darchinyan said he felt disbelief at being named Australia's eighth best fighter in a recent poll, declaring his achievements meant he deserved to be higher up the pecking order.

Mundine chases one more massive fight

Still claiming he is after a massive fight in the US: Anthony Mundine.

Barring a bad loss, 40-year-old Anthony Mundine can see himself boxing for up to three more years and still craves one massive bout.

Katsidis pleads guilty to ice charge

Michael Katsidis was charged after a traffic stop in Surfers Paradise.

Former world champ was found with ice pipe at Surfers Paradise.

Caped crusader taunts Wladimir Klitschko

British heavyweight Tyson Fury poses in a Batman costume during a press conference for the heavyweight title bout against WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight boxer, Wladimir Klitschko on October 24, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

David Sygall   If you're about to step into the ring against a heavyweight boxer who has knocked out 53 challengers and hasn't lost a fight in 11 years, it's probably a good idea to have a bit of a laugh.

Sydney boxer Davey Browne Jnr dies after title fight at Ingleburn RSL

Tragic loss ... A file photo of Davey Browne Jnr and Jack Brubaker (right) sparring at Ryan Waters' gym.

Melanie Kembrey   A 28-year-old Australian boxer has died in a Sydney hospital after being knocked out in an IBF regional title fight.

Mayweather wins his last fight

Floyd Mayweather jnr.

Floyd Mayweather jnr wasn't about to change what he does best in his last fight.

Champion boxer Davey Browne Jnr on life support

Tragic loss ... A file photo of Davey Browne Jnr and Jack Brubaker (right) sparring at Ryan Waters' gym.

Daniel Lane   Potential boxing world title contender Davey Browne Jnr is " in the fight for his life" after being knocked unconscious in a bout.

Netbrawl: Kiwi legend Irene van Dyk wants to box against Laura Geitz

Packing a punch: New Zealand netball legend Irene van Dyk will glove up for Fight For Life.

Adrian Proszenko   Netball legend Irene van Dyk has been involved in countless trans-Tasman battles. Now she wants to engage in another one with Laura Geitz after calling out the Diamonds captain to join her in the ring for her boxing debut.

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Mayweather denies doping before Pacquiao bout

Boxer Floyd Mayweather jnr has denied doping.

The build-up to Saturday's welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather jr and Andre Berto has been rocked by suggestions of a doping violation four months ago, an allegation flatly denied by Mayweather on Thursday.

Australian boxers ready for international test

Aussie Jarrod Fletcher will be fighting to be world champion.

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

The boxer, the bullets and the 'Romeo and Juliet' romance gone wrong

Redemption: Joshua Smart trains at the Elouera-Tony Mundine gym in Redfern following his release from jail.

Rachel Olding   Joshua Smart thought his life was over after a stabbing, a shooting and two stints in jail. But the softy-spoken Sydneysider is finding redemption in the boxing ring.

Alex Chambers prepares to make history in UFC

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

Michael Carayannis   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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