Boxing NZ says nine Olympic hopefuls in limbo in Thailand after coronavirus outbreak

Chairman Keith Walker told 1 NEWS the situation is "a stressful" and "costly".


Kiwi boxer forced to pick up the tools in bid to fund Olympic dreams

Jerome Pampellone and trainer Isaac Peach are getting their hands dirty to try and reach the Tokyo Olympics.

Joseph Parker rises up WBO rankings to boost title chances

The Kiwi's now ranked above former world champion, Andy Ruiz Jr.

Joseph Parker throws verbal jabs at Andy Ruiz for being out of shape against Anthony Joshua

Ruiz said the "three months of partying" didn't help his build-up.

Anthony Joshua wins back world heavyweight titles in Andy Ruiz rematch

The judges awarded the Brit victory after a 12-round slugfest in Saudi Arabia.

Kevin Barry analyses heavyweight title rematch between Joshua, Ruiz

Joseph Parker's trainer expects smart fighting from Joshua may not be enough.

Paul Gallen leaves radio host with suspected broken rib as prank goes wrong

Nova's Matt de Groot tried to survive 30 seconds in the ring with Gallen. He failed.

Andy Ruiz shows off impressive weight loss ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch

The rematch between the two heavyweights is scheduled for December 7 in Saudi Arabia.

Joseph Parker pulls out of Dereck Chisora fight due to illness

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that the Kiwi's October 26 bout is now off.

'We haven't had a fair crack' - Kevin Barry calls for improved refereeing in Parker-Chisora bout

Parker's trainer has lamented poor refereeing calls against his fighter.


West Auckland boxing prodigy has sights set on spot in NZ team for Tokyo Olympics

Jerome Mandela Pampellone's biggest challenge has been getting his mum on board with his chosen sport.

Upset win sees Kiwi boxer Jerome Pompellone into quarterfinals at AIBA World Champs

Meanwhile fellow New Zealander David Nyika didn't fare so well.

Joseph Parker unfazed by Dereck Chisora's threats to pull out of fight

Chisora threatened to pull the plug because he and Parker weren't the main event at next month's event in London.

Joseph Parker's next fight under threat after Dereck Chisora threatens to pull out

Chisora is demanding their bout become the headline event despite a world title fight currently leading.

Andy Ruiz Jr's trainer says he's 'not in great shape' ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch

The revelations come days after fellow boxer Tyson Fury said Ruiz hasn't trained in two months.

Joseph Parker's brother John detained at US airport after physical altercation

Joseph Parker said the incident is "an extremely difficult and upsetting situation for our family".

Joseph Parker's new boss Eddie Hearn impressed with TKO win, eyeing Dereck Chisora bout

Hearn said Parker facing off with Chisora makes "perfect sense".

Watch Joseph Parker's trio of combos to the head that ended his bout with Alex Leapai

Parker claimed the TKO win after the ref stepped in and stopped Leapai from taking any more blows.

Joseph Parker made to work for win in USA, earns 10th round victory against 39-year-old Alex Leapai

The referee was forced to stop the fight, giving Parker the win in Providence.

Joseph Parker to fight fellow Samoan heavyweight Alex Leapai

The Kiwi has weighed in at 109kg, six kilograms lighter than his opponent, but has a height advantage of 10cm.

'I'm very impressed with the talent' - David Tua returns to his roots, trains young Samoan fighters

Tua is passing on his knowledge to the next generation of Samoan boxers.

No more Mr Nice Guy: Joseph Parker eager to become world champion again, looking to put on a show against Alex Leapai

Parker's trainer Kevin Barry has been trying to harness Parker’s aggressive side for his bout with fellow Samoan Alex Leapai this Sunday in Rhode Island.


David Tua backs Anthony Joshua to return to the top, says Joseph Parker is 'in the mix as well'

The great Samoan-Kiwi heavyweight says the heavyweight division right now is "exciting."


'It's the only world title that matters' - David Tua on receiving Samoan tatau, friendship with Shane Cameron

Tua said former foe Cameron visited him during his eight days of getting his traditional Samoan tattoo.

Andy Ruiz Jr eager to take on Joseph Parker after Anthony Joshua rematch

Ruiz Jr wants revenge after Parker defeated him in 2016 to claim the WBO title.

Sylvester Stallone praises Tyson Fury for Rocky IV tribute during bout entrance

The creator of the Rocky franchise, Stallone thanked the British heavyweight for his tribute to movie character Apollo Creed.

'No symptoms, no nothing' - Manu Vatuvei's boxing career ended by brain cyst

The former Warriors winger was aiming to become a fighter after his rugby league career ended.

Joseph Parker to face 'Samoan Andy Ruiz' in US debut

The Kiwi will take on Alex Leapai in Providence, Rhode Island at the end of this month.

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