Told he risked blindness if he continued to fight, Aussie-Samoan boxer Alex Leapai, who fought Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title in 2014, has announced his retirement. Leapai’s rise is a rags-to-riches story where he ended up the first Australian to fight for the heavyweight title in over a century. Where does Leapai rank among the great boxers of Pacific heritage? Read more.

Source: stuff.co.nz