WBO World Heavyweight Title Fight Press Conference; Joseph Parker versus Hughie Fury; Tyson Fury says he doesn't bad talk Joseph Parker because he respects him too much

Tyson Fury to start comeback against 39-year-old Seferi

Tyson Fury will launch his comeback against 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi, his promoter Frank Warren announced Sunday.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, of Ukraine, fights Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

Vasiliy Lomachenko had been down on the canvas and was even on the scorecards. The tough test Lomachenko craved, the one he said would force him to finally unleash all his skills, had finally arrived. Moments later, he ended it.

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Britain's Tony Bellew, right, sends a left, to his countryman David Haye during the boxing heavyweight rematch bout between Tony Bellew and David Haye at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Bellew stops Haye in 5th round in all-British grudge rematch

Tony Bellew might have sent David Haye into retirement after stopping the former world heavyweight champion in the fifth round in a rematch in London on Saturday.

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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport's governing body, the IOC said on Thursday.

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The heavyweight rematch between Britain's Tony Bellew and David Haye will take place on Saturday May 5 in London. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

Haye fighting to save career in rematch with Bellew

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is 37, has fought just three times in six years, and has an unfortunate knack of picking up injuries in and out of the ring.

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WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, center, poses with Donnie Allison, left, and Bobby Allison before the GEICO 500 NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer and soon

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he'll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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AN ACCOMPLISHMENT TO CELEBRATE: Samoa Amateur Boxing Association with their Commonwealth Games heroes.

Silver medal celebration at Vaitele

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association celebrated the success of the Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Ato Plodzicki Faoagali, on Friday night. The Australian-based young sensation flew to Samoa this week to celebrate his achievement with his teammates, supporters and members of S.A.B.A.

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Fury’s comeback fight is in Manchester, England, on June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Fury back in boxing to 'inspire others,' win belts back

Overweight, unhappy and in semi-retirement amid a doping ban, Tyson Fury was walking his dog beside a canal near his home when he thought about what fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was saying about him.

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Bringing him the gold: Coach Muaava Ericson Afitu, Manager Letuala Tapusoa Fifita, Secretary Gebauer Falefitu, Doctor Ailao Liu with the members of the Samoa Boxing team.

Samoa brings home the Governor’s Cup

The Samoa Boxing team has brought home the Governor’s Cup after winning the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 Championship Boxing last weekend.

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Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers as they hold the WBA welterweight champion belt during a press conference in Manila.

Pacquiao clarifies his split with trainer Roach is not final

Manny Pacquiao hasn't entirely turned his back on a 16-year working relationship with trainer Freddie Roach.

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Jai Opetaia ready to take on world

Young, brash and talented, Jai Opetaia is the face of the future in boxing. The rising star started off this year with a big bang as he punched his way up the ladder going from #15 to #11 in the World Boxing Organisation ranks in just a few months. Born in Australia Jai was raised on the floors of a boxing gym where he first learnt to crawl then walk around in a playground of boxing bags.

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It’s a silver for rising star of Samoan boxing

Samoan boxer Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali has had to settle for a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

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Freddie Roach, left, listens as Manny Pacquiao answers reporter questions during a news conference following Pacquiao's welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trainer Freddie Roach "hurt" after split from Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say their 16-year partnership has ended. Pacquiao disclosed his decision Friday in the final sentence of a news release detailing his plans for his upcoming fight against Lucas Matthysse.

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Samoan boxer one fight away from Commonwealth gold

There is only one fight separating Samoan boxer, Ato Plodzicki Faoagali, from a dream finish at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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GOING FOR GOLD: Samoan boxer Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali.

Team Samoa guaranteed one more medal at the Commonwealth Games

Team Samoa at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, is guaranteed another medal, this time coming from boxing. Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali is through to the semifinal of the boxing lightweight division and is guaranteed a minimum of a bronze medal.

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RISING CRUISERWEIGHT BOXER: Jai Opetaia aims to achieve many personal dreams and goals that includes defending his Australian cruiserweight title and fighting for a title in Samoa.

One more son of Samoa climbing the W.B.O. ranks

A proud Samoan, Jai Opetaia, is continuing his relentless pursuit to be the number one cruiserweight in the world. The Samoan Australian cruiserweight started off 2018 with a bang by defending his Australian cruiserweight title on the Anthony Mundine-Tommy Browne undercard in January. 

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Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department

UFC star McGregor facing criminal charges in New York

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from UFC's biggest card this year.

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Boxing kicks off fourth round

Eleven bouts square off last weekend during the Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring weekly competition at Vaitele. It’s the fourth round of the weekly competition. 

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Rugby

Glasgow Warriors vs Scarlets Scarlets' John Barclay injured

Scotland captain Barclay has op on ruptured Achilles tendon

Scotland captain John Barclay will not play rugby until at least the end of the year after surgery on a ruptured left Achilles tendon. Barclay was hurt on Friday while playing for Scarlets, just minutes into the Pro14 semifinals.

NFL

UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

Football

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.

Basketball

Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.

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