Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali is heading to the Commonwealth Games.

Boxing names team for Commonwealth Games

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association has named Team Samoa for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. The Fight for Marist last week was one of the final trials.

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THE WINNER: Tagaloa Snakey Roebeck.

Snakey buries the Undertaker in style

Unasa ‘the Undertaker’ might have won the battle of ring entrance but it was his opponent, Tagaloa ‘Snakey’ Roebeck, who had the last laugh in the main event in the Fight for Marist III last night. A split decision went in favour of Snake, whom at one point, struggled to get off the canvas after his opponent landed a flurry of punches.

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 “Nakey, keep this in mind, you have eight more days to enjoy,” - Tofa Unasa Tauheia Levaai.

“I’ve paid for your grave at Tafa’igata cemetery,” get ready for your funeral

The heavyweights in the upcoming Fight for Marist are ready for more than just a fight. One of them has gone ahead and prepared a grave and a coffin for his opponent, days out from their main event. In a video posted on Facebook, Tofa Unasa Tauheia Levaai has warned his opponent, Tagaloa Rudy Roebeck to enjoy his last “eight days” of being alive.

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Britain's then new world champion Tyson Fury, celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fur

Former world heavyweight champ Fury to regain boxing license

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was cleared Friday to make his long-awaited return to the ring after being told by British boxing authorities that his suspension will be lifted.

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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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Rugby

HELPING HAND: Marist Sydney Old Pupils donate referee jerseys for Anoama’a and Apia West Rugby Unions.

From Marist Sydney to help Samoa

The Marist Sydney Old Pupils Association has stepped in to help local referees develop their talents.

NFL

A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.

Football

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz congratulates Nick Foles (9) during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia.

Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and sideline already were dancing.

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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