Evander, Pacquiao inspire Holyfield

Holyfield is the son of all-time cruiserweight and heavyweight great Evander Holyfield, while his brother Elijah is part of the Carolina Panthers practice squad on his rookie season in the NFL.

When they were children, there was briefly a possibility of Elijah following his sibling's career path – naturally with some final pointers from their father and a touch of sparring before entering the Georgia Games - a community multi-sport event in their home state.

Fa returns to headline Cameron’s Fight Night

The headline fight will be the final bout of the evening, on a card full of potentially exciting fights that should have both the hard-core and casual boxing fans circling the date in their calendar. 

“With the calibre of fighters that I have assembled I believe this is the best card I have put together and I believe there will be some stunning knockouts,” says Cameron.

Molina handed two-year ban

The American took an in-competition test after a third-round knockout defeat to Joshua, with positive results for the prohibited substance.

Molina had already been handed a provisional suspension in October, and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has now confirmed that he will be banned for two years, with the sanction backdated to the start of that temporary sentence.

UKAD chief Nicole Sapstead said: "Every athlete is solely responsible for what is in their system and must adhere to the strict liability principle.

Tonga's flagbearer beams with pride at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Having represented New Zealand in Glasgow, the 24-year-old fighter will now be representing her dad, and coach Fili's homeland of Tonga in the women's 69kg class.

Holding the Tongan flag at the opening ceremony has made this Commonwealth Games even more special for Maka.

Before leading the 13-strong Tongan team into Carrara Stadium on the Gold Cast last night, the beaming flagbearer spoke to 1 NEWS' Kimberlee Downs.

"I feel blessed to be walking in with my team and to be leading them.

"It's an honour to be flagbearer for Tonga."

Tongan female boxer aims for gold

Megan Maka won gold for New Zealand at the Melbourne Expo International in 2014 and silver at the Four Nations in Auckland the same year. 

The head of Tonga's Sports Olympic Committee Takitoa Taumoepeau says the 24-year-old will be one of the first women to box for Tonga in the Commonwealth Games.

Team Tonga left for Gold Coast last night.