World Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua of Britain, left, and New Zealand's Joseph Parker look at each other after a press conference in London.

Career defining fight sealed

With the deal signed and the trash talking done, Samoa’s world champion Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker has one more thing to do. Prove that he can truly smash the “glass chin” of his more fancied British opponent, Anthony Joshua.

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World Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua of Britain, left, and Joseph Parker hold their belts as they pose for photographers after a media conference in London.

Joshua won't take Parker's drug-cheat bait

If Joseph Parker wants to rile Anthony Joshua it's going to be tough. Not even being branded a drugs cheat ahead of their heavyweight unification fight provoked a mellowed Joshua. "There's so much boring trash-talk that nothing is new anymore," Joshua said after a news conference with Parker on Tuesday to launch their March 31 fight in Cardiff, Wales.

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LOVE OF FISHING: A photo from one of many of Joseph Parker’s fishing trips. This one is New Zealand.

Raw fish floors world champion in Samoa

World champion, Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker, has revealed how eating a raw fish in Samoa left him paralysed and fearing for his fighting future.

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Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

Joshua to fight Parker in heavyweight unification bout

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their titles and reputations on the line when they meet in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31. Their eagerly awaited unification bout takes place at the Principality Stadium, with the big-punching rivals also defending unbeaten records. Joshua is 20-0 and Parker 24-0.

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Deontay Wilder.

WBC heavyweight champ Wilder to face unbeaten Ortiz

WBC heavyweight championship Deontay Wilder is set to meet unbeaten Luis Ortiz on March 3 at Barclays Center.

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Mike Tyson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.

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SAMOA’S GOLDEN BOXERS: Henry Tyrell and Nu’uuli Mose pose with their gold medals.

Boxers make Samoa proud

In the sport of boxing, complete focus and discipline is a must, especially when one uncalculated move could leave you on the floor. And with utmost discipline and focus, Henry Tyrell and Nu’uuli Mose overpowered all opponents put before them at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu and secured another two gold medals for Samoa.

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Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows in a world heavyweight title fight as Fury wins Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.

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Tony Bellew and David Haye look at each other for the media.

Injured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew

David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury.

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Deontay Wilder, left, punches Bermane Stiverne during their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Wilder,  the WBC heavyweight champion, will square off again against Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Wilder is 38-0 with 37

Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight

Deontay Wilder can't wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring. He's just not sure when it's going to happen. "I just want to prove who is the best, that's all I want to do," Wilder said Thursday. "I want people to see a great fight and witness the two best heavyweights compete with each other one night in the ring."

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Tyson Fury, Lupesoliai La’auli Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua. Photos / Photosport

Fury backs Samoan champion Lupesoliai to knock out Joshua

Former heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has backed Lupesoliai La’auli Joseph Parker to knock out Anthony Joshua – if and when they eventually go toe-to-toe. He is so confident he has indicated he will bet £5,000 on the Samoan champion to knock Joshua.

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TRI-NATION BOXING COMPETITION CONCLUDES: The end results provide Upolu Savaii boxers dominate out of 10 fights winning 10,  New Zealand taking 2 and American Samoa winning 1.

Upolu Savai’i Tri-Nation boxing success

The Upolu Savai’i Boxing concluded their two-day Tri-Nations Boxing competition last night against teams from American Samoa and New Zealand.

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Tri-Nation boxing treat for fans this week

The Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring is set to host a Tri-Nation Boxing tournament this week. This was confirmed by the Samoa Amateur Boxing Association.

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A referee pulls Deontay Wilder away from Bermane Stiverne after Wilder knocked out Stiverne during the WBC Heavyweight World Championship fight Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in New York.

Wilder knocks out Stiverne in 1st round

When Deontay Wilder finally took off the gold mask he wore into the ring, he displayed a fierce scowl. That look never disappeared from his face as he knocked out the only man who'd ever gone the distance with him.

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Vailima Corporate fight night hailed a success

The Vailima Corporate Fight Night has been hailed a success with companies, businesses and taxi stands boxing it out for a night of entertainment and fun. 

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Anthony Joshua, right, celebrates victory over Carlos Takam, left, after the IBF World Heavyweight Title, IBO World Heavyweight Title and WBA Super World Heavyweight Title bout at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Joshua roadshow to go global as boxing star resets ambitions

The Anthony Joshua roadshow is about to go global, and it's going to be a wrench for the British boxing superstar.

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Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Cameroon's Carlos Takam fight during the IBF World Heavyweight Title, IBO World Heavyweight Title and WBA Super World Heavyweight Title bout at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

Joshua stops Takam in 10th round, retains heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua was taken to the 10th round before stopping the durable Carlos Takam and retaining his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in front of an estimated 75,000 fans in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Boxers weigh in for Vailima Fight night

Stare down and may the best man win. These were the words of the President of Samoa Amateur Boxing Association, Fesola’i Vaaiga Tu’igamala, during the Weigh In for the last round of the Vailima Corporate Fight Night Boxing tonight.

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Britain's Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, left, and challenger Carlos Takam face-off during the press conference at the National Museum in Cardiff Wales on Thursday Oct. 26, 2017.

Explosive Joshua values entertainment as much as wins

Anthony Joshua's goal in boxing extends beyond the ambitious task of unifying the world heavyweight titles. He wants to put on a show while doing so.

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British boxer Anthony Joshua.

1st Takam, then the world: Joshua has big plans for 2018

Anthony Joshua has big plans for 2018 now that he is the biggest draw in heavyweight boxing. A unification fight against Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker. A first fight in the United States, or maybe Africa or the Middle East.

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England's head coach Eddie Jones smiles during an England rugby union team training session at a school in London.

England keeps Jones as coach until 2021, plans for his exit

England handed Eddie Jones a two-year contract extension as coach on Wednesday while also outlining a strategy for his exit in advance of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Tua Tagovailoa.

Tua Tagovailoa stars in Alabama win

To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.


Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."


Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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