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Heavyweights

Wladimir Klitschko drops Francesco Pianeta in sixth to defend heavyweight titles

The Ukrainian was never troubled by Pianeta, finishing off the previously unbeaten Italian southpaw with a right-left combination.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 12:02pm

Cain Velasquez reclaims UFC heavyweight title from Junior Dos Santos

Velasquez reclaimed the UFC heavyweight title Saturday night, thoroughly battering Dos Santos on the way to a lopsided unanimous decision in UFC 155.

30 Dec 2012 - 5:22pm

Ex-boxer Mike Tyson on way to HK

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will make his first appearance in Hong Kong next month to talk about his legendary life.

The 46-year-old American has been invited by a brokerage and investment company to discuss his life before, during and after boxing.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:24am

First among Sequals

For most travellers to the region, Sequals sits somewhere between the outer limits of one destination and those of another, the tiny town's mixture of modern and ancient architecture a common enough sight after three or so hours on the road out of Venice, across the rolling fields of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Socking it to you with some TLC

With career highlights that include spending time with Sylvester Stallone on the reality television show The Contender, training with Mike Tyson, and coaching Australia's first winner of The Biggest Loser, Lawrence Tauasa's career seems more fitting of a celebrity trainer than a professional boxer.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

I'm still smokin' mad about 1971

I'm not a particularly foul-mouthed type but there are times in a man's life when he needs to swear because anger courses through you in a way that only a good cursing will do. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to properly swear in this space, damn it! Smokin' Joe Frazier passed away this week and the lack of respect accorded that man was obvious to me even at a young age.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The uncaptioned photograph published on C8, the Joe Frazier obituary page, in yesterday's Sports section was of George Foreman. We regret the error.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1962

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Rossy swaps NFL dream for a career in the ring

As roommates during their American football-playing years at Boston College, Derric Rossy and Dan Koppen would have done what roommates have always done - they would have shared their dreams. And as their college careers came to a close, you can bet those dreams were filled with thoughts of turning pro, of a career in the NFL.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Body blow for Mercer as youth shows up ravages of Father Time

Age catches up with all of us, eventually. And former world champion Ray Mercer proved that point at the Venetian Arena last night.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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