Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (c) with his mother Ata and father Rocky. Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

There was a time in America when black men trying to turn a buck in professional wrestling might be expected to dress as pimps or to quaff watermelon (...)

George Chuvalo taking on Muhammad Ali in Vancouver in a 1972 rematch. The Canadian pushed Ali the distance for a second time. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

In the build-up to their first fight at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in March, 1966, Muhammad Ali dubbed George Chuvalo “the washerwoman”. An excessiv(...)

Manny Pacquiao’s world title fight with Jeff Horn will be “short and sweet” with a knockout likely, his trainer Freddie Roach  predicted.  Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

In a country blessed with a wealth of sporting options to choose from, boxing features very low on the totem pole in Australia. Manny Pacquiao will (...)