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Callum Smith beats Nieky Holzken by unanimous decision to reach tournament final against George Groves

Callum Smith comfortably outclassed late-replacement opponent Nieky Holzken to win a unanimous decision and reach the World Boxing Super Series final on Saturday night in Nuremberg. Smith started the fight with a strong consistent jab which helped him greatly as he dictated the early rounds, though Holzken didn’t come to simply lie down. The Dutchman’s counter hooks caused his opponent problems in the third as he gave the Liverpudlian a nose bleed. Over the course of the next three rounds, Holzken began to force the issue more, however Smith’s greater…

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Callum Smith v Nieky Holzken: Liverpool fighter confident of booking George Groves showdown despite late change

Callum Smith will fight live on talkSPORT Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Callum Smith insists a late change of opponent won’t derail his attempts to reach the World Boxing Super Series final. The Liverpool super-middleweight will face little-known Dutchman Nieky Holzken in Nuremberg on Saturday night after Jurgen Braehmer withdrew due to illness. Having prepared for months to face a southpaw in Braehmer, the 27-year-old and trainer Joe Gallagher now have just days to come up with a new game plan. But Smith – bidding to set up an all-British final against WBA…

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George Christensen's vile Facebook post encourages cyberbullies

And who could forget the brutal murder of state environment officer Glen Turner? Evidently Christensen, who thought his post inciting hatred of greenies was a joke. A day later, he was still without remorse. Hanson-Young reposted the gun image on Twitter with just one word: “Idiot.” She followed with a meaningful excoriation of Christensen’s post. “A member of Parliament inciting violence against a group of voters should be a sackable offence. If the leader of the Nationals had any class, he’d sack him.” Hanson-Young already knows Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce…

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Watch the dramatic moment George Groves dislocated his shoulder in final round in win against Chris Eubank Jr

Groves progresses to the World Boxing Super Series final with victory over Eubank Monday, February 19, 2018 Despite comprehensively beating Chris Eubank Jr in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final on Saturday, the night could have been a lot different for George Groves.  REPORT: George Groves outclasses Chris Eubank Jr on points to reach tournament final  The 29-year-old controlled the bout from rounds one to eleven, but he dislocated his shoulder in the final round and his opponent smelled blood.  Groves’ coach Shane McGuigan knew there was a problem instantly as you…

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George Groves outclasses Chris Eubank Jr on points to reach tournament final

WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves comprehensively outboxed British rival Chris Eubank Jr to progress to the World Boxing Super Series final on Saturday night in Manchester. The fight began at a slower pace than many predicted as Groves controlled the opening rounds with his jab and kept his opponent at bay. Eubank Jr, who was expected to start fast, struggled to negotiate Groves’ crafty boxing ability early on and was cut by an accidental head clash in the third. The Brighton man showed plenty of grit and determination by fighting…

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World Boxing Super Series: George Groves retains WBA title after points win over Chris Eubank Jr

George Groves produced a superb performance to retain his WBA world super-middleweight title as an enthralling points win over Chris Eubank Jr took him into the World Boxing Super Series final. The 29-year-old was patient throughout, preventing his rival from boxing up close by mixing good footwork with solid counter-punches. A cut above Eubank Jr’s right eye in the third round hampered the 28-year-old, who enjoyed joy of his own in a riveting 12th round, where noise in the Manchester Arena reached a crescendo with both men looking vulnerable. But…

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Cardinal George Pell's barrister: loud, socially progressive and avowed atheist

Pell was charged in June last year with multiple historical sex offences, allegations he denies. He stepped down from his position at the Vatican and returned to Australia to prepare his defence, which has been characteristically bullish. He has said he will “vigorously defend the charges”, which amounted to little more than “character assassination”. At the same time, Richter, a dab hand at media management, set about getting ahead of the story. In October, he told Melbourne Magistrates’ Court he intends to call 50 witnesses at the committal hearing, which…

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