Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Alex Leapai's journey from the cell to centre stage

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai’s fairytale world-title shot at Wladimir Klitschko is a study of perseverance and power, writes Phil Lutton.

Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko has 'glass jaw', says Alex Leapai

Logan boxer Alex Leapai, with trainer Noel Thornberry and Phil Murphy of sponsor Oxmar Properties, at Mt Coot-tha inking the deal for his world title fight.

Phil Lutton Logan heavyweight wastes no time turning up the heat on world heavyweight champion.

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Football

Brisbane Roar claim victory over Central Coast Mariners with late Besart Berisha strike

Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton The A-League’s greatest love affair continues, for this season at least.

Live: Roar v Mariners

Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Mariners

Alex Leapai says Wladimir Klitschko'just another fight'

Logan's Alex Leapai, left, trades blows with Denis Boytsov in Germany in November.

Phil Lutton Australian underdog Alex Leapai says he’s treating his historic shot at world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko as ‘nothing special’, insisting it’s simply another fight on the road towards his...

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Weightlifter Daniel Koum may not be re-registered

Daniel Koum

Phil Lutton Commonwealth Games hopes of controversial weightlifter Daniel Koum rest in governing body's boardroom.

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Quade Cooper needs a boxing name with a ring to it

Two bouts into his pro boxing career, is it time for Quade Cooper to get a ring name?

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper’s ring moniker, much like his fighting career, remains a work in progress.

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Boxing

Anthony Mundine claims points decision win over gallant Gunnar Jackson

Anthony Mundine

Phil Lutton When he's not trying to forge a career in the ring, Gunnar 'The Stunna' Jackson lays drains in his native Tauranga, New Zealand.

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Boxing

Fortress breached: Quade Cooper records TKO win over Warren Tresidder

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper replaced cut-out passes with knockout punches as he won his second professional bout, stopping veteran Newcastle martial artist Warren 'The Fortress' Tresidder with a fourth round TKO at...

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Anthony Mundine to let gloves do talking against Gunnar Jackson

Anthony Mundine.

Phil Lutton To his many critics, the impending silence will be golden. Anthony Mundine has vowed to say less, fight more in 2014 as he tries to work his way towards a shot at the WBA super welterweight belt.

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Quade Cooper declares commitment to boxing ahead of fight with Warren Tresidder

Quade Cooper

Phil Lutton Quade Cooper insists he can find room for rugby and boxing in the future as the Reds and Wallabies star prepares for his second professional bout.

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Football

Brisbane Roar down Wellington Phoenix

Devante Clut

Phil Lutton Since news broke on Wednesday that Besart Berisha was heading to Melbourne Victory, Roar coach Mike Mulvey had been telling anyone who would listen there was life beyond the Albanian striker.

Live: Roar v Phoenix

Brisbane Roar.

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Phoenix

A League

Hunt begins to replace Besart Berisha

Besart Berisha.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Roar coach starts hunt to find replacement for Besart Berisha.

Orange tide may turn against Besart Berisha

Happier times ... Roar fans have embraced Besart Berisha during his time in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Star striker Besart Berisha's move to Melbourne Victory may test the friendship of Brisbane Roar faithful.

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Brisbane Roar to miss unique striker Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton dinkus

Phil Lutton Brisbane had never seen anyone like Besart Berisha. Brilliant, bold, controversial, dramatic, divisive, engaging and enigmatic; he's given the thesaurus a workout during his time at Suncorp Stadium.

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Football

Besart Berisha to leave Roar, join Melbourne Victory

Berisha

Phil Lutton Star striker Besart Berisha will leave the Brisbane Roar at the end of the season.

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Heat can still win Big Bash League: Ben Cutting

Phil Lutton Be afraid, says Ben Cutting. Perhaps not very afraid but highly concerned, at least, if the Brisbane Heat can force their way into the finals of the Big Bash League.

Cricket

Live: Australia v England, second ODI, Brisbane

Alastair Cook

Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Boxing

Alex Leapai statue on line in world title fight

Logan's Alex Leapai, left, trades blows with Denis Boytsov in Germany in November.

Phil Lutton Wally Lewis has one. So do Darren Lockyer and Rod Laver. Now Logan boxer Alex Leapai could be the next Queenslander to have his very own statue if he beats the odds to win the heavyweight...