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3 August 2018 10:03 AM Australian champion Dave Toussaint retires from boxing

"If this is as far as I can go, then so be it - 13-0, Australian champion, twice Australasian champion, it isn’t that bad really. I can’t really complain. "I’ve been boxing for 18 years and I’ve had over 80 fights. If this has to be the end, it’s the end. I’m still happy with what I’ve done and what I’ve achieved. "Even the fact I could box full-time 14

26 June 2018 7:43 AM Foster's defence of proper pronunciation says it all

Craig Foster should be commended for coming out on the front foot and defending SBS World Cup host Lucy Zelic, who for some reason had to justify pronouncing people's names correctly. As are the times in which we live, it wasn't anyone of note taking aim at Zelic's efforts to get her tonsils around the challenging smorgasbord of names at the World Cup. Instead 13

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing 23

10 June 2018 10:20 AM Horn insists he has more to give after being schooled by Crawford

Jeff Horn insists he left the ring without his head buzzing but admits to hearing voices at stages during his loss to Terence Crawford. It was that of another Jeff, this time Fenech, urging him to do all the things he couldn't make happen at the MGM Grand. "I really wanted to press forward. I was even thinking in my head 'I can just imagine what Jeff Fenech 15

6 June 2018 6:44 AM Why a supreme Jeff Horn should have you racing to the bookies

"The Pacquiao fight, people thought that was a fluke or I didn’t actually win it. Then they saw me fight [Gary] Corcoran and they think Corcoran wasn’t any good," Horn told Fairfax Media. "Now they have no excuses if I fight one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and beat him. They can’t say it’s a fluke every time, can they? "If I’m able to pull this off and pull this upset 16

14 May 2018 6:09 AM Dave Toussaint on a collision course with Anthony Mundine

"I think if Toussaint was to fight Mundine, it would be one-way traffic and Mundine would get knocked out. Whether Mundine has got the balls to step up to the plate, I don’t know, to be honest. "[Toussaint's promoter] Nick Boutzos has got the capability of putting on a big fight down there and I’d love to see a fight like that happen in Canberra 30

5 May 2018 9:00 PM New Zealand tipped for Boxing Day Test

Thirty-two years since they last played Australia in a Boxing Day Test, the Black Caps are set to return for one of cricket’s iconic fixtures at the MCG at the end of next year. Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket are tight-lipped but it is understood they have locked in the fixture as part of the new Test championship, which was ratified by the International 30

3 May 2018 2:00 PM Splitting hairs: Jeff Horn says he has no choice but to wear 'dangerous' gloves against Crawford

"If anyone lands a clean punch with one of these, it's going to hurt like getting a clear punch to the face [with no gloves on]. It's going to be dangerous in there." "I've never fought with gloves like this before. It's not a massive change but it's more about conditioning your knuckles so it doesn't impact you in the fight." Reporters at Horn's gym on Thursday 23

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Is boxing any longer acceptable as sport? Boxing in Australia probably peaked with Lionel Rose's world title, but that was 50 years ago this week. In the UK this week, light heavyweight Scott Westgarth died after a bout, which he won. Once, boxing was the "sweet science". Increasingly, that looks like sugar-coating. Boxing defended itself this week by saying 60

27 February 2018 3:12 AM 50 years ago today, Lionel Rose made boxing history

Rose was never in difficulty during the 15-round bout and said he had not been hurt at any stage. . "Don't worry," Rose told manager Rennie at the end of the third round, "he can't hit hard enough to hurt me." Rose finished the fight with a bruised knuckle on his right hand, but facially was unmarked. He hurt his right in the 14th round when he made Harada's 35