From left, International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees Ronald Wright, Steve Albert, Vitali Klitschko, Jim Gray, and Erik Morales present their Hall of Fame rings to the crowd gathered in Canastota, New York on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (John Br

Vitali Klitschko honors brother in his Hall of Fame moment

Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).

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Britain's Tyson Fury, left, and Sefer Seferi gesture to one another during their heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, Saturday June 9, 2018. (Nick Potts/ PA via AP)

Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight

Tyson Fury clowned his way through his first fight in more than 2 1/2 years and still outclassed Sefer Seferi who retired after four farcical rounds in Manchester Arena on Saturday.

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DREAMING BIG: The team from Faleseela Club who were in the Youth Oceania boxing.

Boxing project finds momentum

Against The Odds (A.T.O.) project is on the roll. A.T.O is owned by young boxer, Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali. He has partnered with the Marist Boxing and has visited two rural villages in Siumu and Falese’ela/Lefaga in the past month to promote the sport of amateur boxing as part of his A.T.O. mentoring project. 

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A BIG STEP FORWARD: Malcolm Preston Matches (back row in the middle) received a gold medal and will be representing Samoa in the Youth Olympic and the World Championship with other boxers as well as the management of the Samoa Boxing Association.

Samoan boxer heading to Youth Olympics

Eighteen-year-old boxer, Malcolm Preston Matches, is going to represent Samoa in the Youth Olympic and the World Championship. This was confirmed by Head Coach Tialii Lautapaa Wong King.

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Members of the community involved in the project.

‘Against the odds’ changing lives in rural villages

Commonwealth Games boxing sliver medalist Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali is taking boxing back to the grassroots level. In partnership with Marist Boxing, they have visited two rural villages in Siumu and Falese’ela, Lefaga to promote the sport of amateur boxing in those areas.

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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Jo

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.

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WBO World Heavyweight Title Fight Press Conference; Joseph Parker versus Hughie Fury; Tyson Fury says he doesn't bad talk Joseph Parker because he respects him too much

Tyson Fury to start comeback against 39-year-old Seferi

Tyson Fury will launch his comeback against 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi, his promoter Frank Warren announced Sunday.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, of Ukraine, fights Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

Vasiliy Lomachenko had been down on the canvas and was even on the scorecards. The tough test Lomachenko craved, the one he said would force him to finally unleash all his skills, had finally arrived. Moments later, he ended it.

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Britain's Tony Bellew, right, sends a left, to his countryman David Haye during the boxing heavyweight rematch bout between Tony Bellew and David Haye at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Bellew stops Haye in 5th round in all-British grudge rematch

Tony Bellew might have sent David Haye into retirement after stopping the former world heavyweight champion in the fifth round in a rematch in London on Saturday.

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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport's governing body, the IOC said on Thursday.

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The heavyweight rematch between Britain's Tony Bellew and David Haye will take place on Saturday May 5 in London. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

Haye fighting to save career in rematch with Bellew

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is 37, has fought just three times in six years, and has an unfortunate knack of picking up injuries in and out of the ring.

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WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, center, poses with Donnie Allison, left, and Bobby Allison before the GEICO 500 NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer and soon

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he'll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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Jarrell Miller, left, punches Johann Duhaupas, of France, during the fifth round a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, April 28, 2018, in New York. Miller won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Big Baby' Miller remains unbeaten, calls for Joshua shot

Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.

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AN ACCOMPLISHMENT TO CELEBRATE: Samoa Amateur Boxing Association with their Commonwealth Games heroes.

Silver medal celebration at Vaitele

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association celebrated the success of the Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Ato Plodzicki Faoagali, on Friday night. The Australian-based young sensation flew to Samoa this week to celebrate his achievement with his teammates, supporters and members of S.A.B.A.

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Fury’s comeback fight is in Manchester, England, on June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Fury back in boxing to 'inspire others,' win belts back

Overweight, unhappy and in semi-retirement amid a doping ban, Tyson Fury was walking his dog beside a canal near his home when he thought about what fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was saying about him.

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Bringing him the gold: Coach Muaava Ericson Afitu, Manager Letuala Tapusoa Fifita, Secretary Gebauer Falefitu, Doctor Ailao Liu with the members of the Samoa Boxing team.

Samoa brings home the Governor’s Cup

The Samoa Boxing team has brought home the Governor’s Cup after winning the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 Championship Boxing last weekend.

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Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers as they hold the WBA welterweight champion belt during a press conference in Manila.

Pacquiao clarifies his split with trainer Roach is not final

Manny Pacquiao hasn't entirely turned his back on a 16-year working relationship with trainer Freddie Roach.

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Jai Opetaia ready to take on world

Young, brash and talented, Jai Opetaia is the face of the future in boxing. The rising star started off this year with a big bang as he punched his way up the ladder going from #15 to #11 in the World Boxing Organisation ranks in just a few months. Born in Australia Jai was raised on the floors of a boxing gym where he first learnt to crawl then walk around in a playground of boxing bags.

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It’s a silver for rising star of Samoan boxing

Samoan boxer Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali has had to settle for a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

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Rugby

Japan's William Tupou is tackled by New Zealand's Angus Ta'avao their rugby test at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan on $18 per day; England on $32K per test

Japan is playing England this weekend for the first time since the so-called amateur era. And being paid like it. Coach Jamie Joseph says his team of "amateurs" receives less than $18 a day on tour.

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jordan Mailata, of Australia, heads off the field after an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. Mailata has made the cut for the Super Bowl

Too big for rugby, Eagles tackle Mailata is ready for NFL

He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Football

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.

Basketball

Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Basketball tournament kicks off

The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa. 

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