The lowdown on Israel Adesanya
Nigerian-born Kiwi Israel Adesanya is a world champ in one of the world’s toughest sports - but will the recoil over bloodsports stop his path to a Halberg?
Hughie’s Gypsy style has potential to cause Parker problems
Hughie Fury is a different beast from any that Joseph Parker has faced at this point in his career.
Benny won’t let coronavirus crisis floor her
Having made boxing history once, Tasmyn Benny wants to repeat it in the Olympic ring - and she won’t let a deviation in her journey catch her off-guard.
Where the beauty of boxing lies
“To me, boxing is art. It is beautiful. It is brutal. It is violent. It is challenging. It is pure.”
Soprano heavyweight hitting high notes in the ring
“Classy Claire” Hafner has found a way to meld her two professional passions - as a heavyweight boxer and an opera singer.
The hairdresser who won’t pull her punches
Boxers Ariane Nicholson and Michelle Nuku are used to sideways glances when people find out what they do with their evenings. Their own sights are set on fighting at the next Commonwealth Games.
Silly death threats fail to sell lame title defence
Don’t worry If you blinked and missed the weekend’s WBC heavyweight world title fight over the weekend. You weren’t alone.
A tale of two Israels
Brash, bold, striking to behold - with fighting skills straight out of an X-Box - Adesanya had superstar stencilled all over him from the moment he wandered into a Rotorua gym.
Mixing it with the boys ahead of world title tilt
Geovana Peres is more than happy sparring with male boxers in the final countdown to her WBO world title fight in Auckland.