Just how good are Rio gold medal winning rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray?

Since teaming up seven years ago the New Zealanders have never lost a race, not one. Source: Seven Sharp


Kiwi MMA star Mark Hunt set to fight in final UFC bout in Adelaide

Kiwi mixed martial arts veteran Mark Hunt is reportedly set to fight what will be his last UFC fight against US fighter Justin Willis, at UFC Fight Night in Adelaide on December 2.

ESPN reports that the 44-year-old is set to fight Willis who has a record of six wins and one loss in MMA.

Hunt has one remaining fight on his contract with the UFC and is expected to part ways with the company after his final bout.

The 'Super Samoan' has an MMA record of 13 wins, 13 losses, one draw and one no contest.

In his last fight earlier this month in Moscow he lost via submission in the first round against Russian fighter Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Fight Night 136.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  (L-R) Mark Hunt of New Zealand punches Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Olimpiysky Arena on September 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Mark Hunt of New Zealand punches Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Olimpiysky Arena in Moscow, Russia. Source: Getty



Video: MLB pitcher saves himself after making freakish 175km/h comeback catch

A Major League Baseball pitcher couldn't believe his luck when he made a miraculous catch after New York Yankees hitter Aaron Judge drilled the ball right back at him at 175km/h.

During today's MLB match between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Yankees, Rays pitcher Jake Faria avoided serious injury when a 175km/h screamer when flying straight for his head.

Faria instinctively managed to put his glove up in front of the ball and made an unbelievable catch.

After making the play, it appeared to take awhile for the 25-year-old pitcher to realise he had in fact caught the ball in his glove.

Tamapa Bay Rays' pitcher Jake Faria avoided serious injury after Yankees hitter drilled the ball towards him. Source: MLB



Dillian Whyte looming as next opponent for Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua's next opponent appears to be all but confirmed, with a rematch against compatriot Dillian Whyte to go ahead despite declaring he's targeting American champion Deontay Wilder, according to the Times.

Having defeated Alexander Povetkin with a seventh round knockout last weekend, Joshua is still wanting a bout with WBC title holder Wilder, as victory would see him crowned heavyweight boxing's unified, undisputed champion.

However, with Wilder to fight Brit Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on December 1, Joshua's options have thinned, meaning a possible rematch with Whyte firming as the most lucrative for the undefeated 28-year old.

Joshua defeated Whyte in 2015, handing him his only career loss to date, while both fighters have defeated New Zealand's Joseph Parker in 2018.

Whyte meanwhile, appears likely to face longtime rival Dereck Chisora in December, although his status as the WBO's leading challenger could see him be given another fight against Joshua as a mandatory challenger. 

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that Joshua's next bout will be on April 13 after Sunday's victory.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Dillian Whyte knocks Joseph Parker down during the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker at The O2 Arena on July 28, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
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Kiwi weightlifting champion David Liti breaks 16-year national record

New Zealand's weightlifting golden boy David Liti is showing no signs of slowing down, toppling a national record today in Auckland which has stood for 16 years.

The 22-year-old surpassed Kiwi great Nigel Avery with a record 176kg snatch.

Liti said he was chuffed with his record lift.

"Over the moon really, I've wanted those records since I started weightlifting," said Liti.

His coach Tina Bell says his form is coming just right before the November world championships.

"We are just well and truly on our way to a great preparation for the world's," said Bell.

Liti won gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games men's 105kg+ division in April and was awarded a special sportsmanship award during the closing ceremony.

Liti lifted a record 176kg snatch to surpass former record holder Nigel Avery. Source: 1 NEWS