Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Brisbane Roar coach proves naysayers wrong

In Mike Mulvey's first game at Suncorp Stadium after a contract extension, a fan's sign demanded

Phil Lutton Mike Mulvey has done the hard yards to sell his football vision to Brisbane Roar supporters, writes Phil Lutton.

Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko would love to fight in Australia

Wladimir Klitschko

Phil Lutton, Essen, Germany Wladimir Klitschko’s endless search for respect must be done on a global scale, says his trainer Johnathon Banks, who has urged the superstar heavyweight to fight in all corners of the globe to...

Wladimir Klitschko destroys Alex Leapai's heavyweight title dream

Phil Lutton in Germany Alex Leapai's dream of becoming world heavyweight champion wasn't so much deflated as destroyed. 

Boxing

Alex Leapai destroyed by Wladimir Klitschko as he lands just 10 punches

Wladimir Klitschko landed 147 punches to Alex Leapai's 10.

Phil Lutton OBERHAUSEN: Alex Leapai's dream of becoming world heavyweight champion wasn't so much deflated as destroyed.

Wladimir Klitschko v Alex Leapai - the fight for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world

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Michael Carayannis, Phil Lutton ringside in Germany Will Alex Leapai succeed in becoming the first Australian to be crowned the heavyweight champion of the world?

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Keys to the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai

Boxing gloves

Phil Lutton The facts that will play a crucial role in the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai.

Boxing

Destiny calls as Leapai thunders towards history

Australian boxer Alex Leapai

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany On the verge of the biggest fight in Australian boxing history, Camp Leapai has been given virtually no chance of shocking the world.

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Boxing

Leapai camp wants ref to stop Wladimir Klitschko wrestling

Man without a plan: Alex Leapai.

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany Alex Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry will urge WBA officials to ensure Wladimir Klitschko doesn't turn the world title fight into a wrestling match when the rival camps convene for a crucial rules...

Boxing

Ice-cold Klitschko wants to 'dominate, terminate' Leapai

Leapai fight

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany Ultra-confident world champion Wladimir Klitschko has vowed to 'dominate and terminate' Alex Leapai in Oberhausen on Saturday as the Australian begins to round off preparations for his historic...

Boxing

Klitschko camp gives Alex Leapai no chance

Australian boxer Alex Leapai.

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany The head trainer of world champion Wladimir Klitschko, former pro Johnathon Banks, says Alex Leapai has no plan as the Australian tries to produce one of the sport's great upsets in Germany on...

Briggs upstages Leapai in pre-fight outburst

Briggs

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai's big moment on the world boxing stage was upstaged in dramatic style when former American heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs invaded the press conference, called Leapai a 'bum' and...

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Leapai sparring with ghosts as shot at glory approaches

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Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany Here is Alex Leapai, dancing with himself at 3am in an empty room in a hotel in Essen, spinning, whirring, jabbing and crossing, all the while taunting an imaginary opponent.

Boxing

Alex Leapai ready to bend the rules in Germany

Ready for a giant: Alex Leapai will take on Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title.

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany The Australian heavyweight contender insists he's always been a clean fighter. That may be about to change.

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Boxing

Alex Leapai hunting a Hollywood ending

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Phil Lutton We've all heard the Rocky story, but can Alex Leapai, a delivery driver from Logan, really become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world?

Boxer Alex Leapai hunts for Hollywood ending against Wladimir Klitschko

Phil Lutton We’ve all seen the Rocky story, writes Phil Lutton. But can Alex Leapai, a delivery driver from Logan, really become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world?

An experiment in power: Leapai's super-punch revealed

Alex Leapai punching experiment

Phil Lutton This is the signature punch, in never-before-seen detail, that Alex Leapai hopes will land him the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.

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Golf

Adam Scott makes room for another jacket

Adam Scott.

Phil Lutton Australian athletes can be dainty souls now and then. Footballers feel so aggrieved after an inconsequential loss they simply couldn't dream of facing an interview.

Boxing

Joe Bugner says Alex Leapai must be a smashing machine against Wladimir Klitschko

Ready for a giant: Alex Leapai will take on Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title.

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai has been given any amount of advice before his historic world title bout with Wladimir Klitschko. Here's the latest: Unleash hell from the bell or go home empty-handed.

Football

Mulvey fires up after Berisha marched again

Berisha

Phil Lutton Berisha Besart left Suncorp Stadium in tears after yet another red card but coach Mike Mulvey says the referee bungled the decision that sparked his side's dramatic 2-1 win over Melbourne Heart.

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Live: Roar v Heart

Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Heart