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Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker is the new heavyweight champion of the world after edging Andy Ruiz Jr by majority decision in Auckland.The fight for the WBO belt went down to the most slender of margins on Saturday night, with Parker earning a 115-113 victory from two judges and a 114-114 draw from the third.Parker, 24, started the fight slowly but grew into the contest, dominating the closing rounds as his stocky opponent began to tire.And his superior fitness and punching power told in the end, making him the first Kiwi to be crowned heavyweight world champion.Hes likely to seek a unification fight overseas in 2017 or a bout with former champion Tyson Fury when hes recovered from substance abuse.Both fighters promised an open, offensive battle and didnt disappoint, showing plenty of willingness to throw combinations early on.But as the fight traversed through its opening rounds, Parker found it difficult to break the Mexican-Americans defensive rear-guard with jabs.Ruiz, meanwhile, managed to land several solid blows to Parkers head, including a second-round string of connections in the corner, and frequent left hooks to the body.The fifth round proved more fortuitous for Parker, hitting Ruiz with a left-hand blow to the face and setting himself up for a dominant sixth-round performance.But with half the fight gone, it remained difficult to pick the man with the upper hand.Both boxers landed flurries of punches in the seventh before another positive ninth-round Parker performance - who landed several jabs to the face - set the fight up for a grand finale.And as Ruiz began to tire, Parker found new ways of getting under his defence via uppercuts and several right-hand blows to the face.The final two rounds came and went without Parker landing a knock-out blow, condemning the pair to the mercy of the judges, who chose the Aucklander.What a dream come true, Parker said immediately after the fight.In the undercard fights, Parkers brother John defeated compatriot Ash McConville by unanimous verdict in just his second professional fight.Powerful Kiwi Junior Fa thumped Pablo Magrini with a third-round TKO, felling the diminutive Argentinian with a series of left-hand body blows.Australian Shannon OConnell overcame Argentinian Laura Griffa by unanimous verdict to collect the WBO womens Asia-Pacific super bantamweight title.Ghanaian Isaac Dogboe then claimed the vacant WBO international super bantamweight title with a seventh-round TKO of Argentinian Julian Aristule.In the final undercard fight, Australian welterweight Jeff Horn made relatively easy work of South African Ali Funeka, knocking him out with a sixth-round blow. 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Just as Montreal was settling into the first full working week of a new year, the Impact announced the appointment of their new head coach.PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli has no intention of sitting out the Pirates bid for their first post-season appearance in more than two decades. Grilli remains out indefinitely with a strained tendon in his right (throwing) arm, but said Monday "Im going to be ready before the seasons out, you can mark my word on that." The 36-year-old made the first All-Star team of his career earlier this month and has converted 30 of 31 save opportunities but experienced searing pain in his right forearm while trying to finish off a victory over the Washington Nationals last Monday. Grilli acknowledges hed been dealing with some discomfort in the arm for awhile and wasnt 100 perfect but doesnt see any benefit in wondering if he should have come out sooner. "Im not going to put myself in a position, could I have shut myself down earlier? Thats all in hindsight," he said. "I could have. But Im the type of guy that wants to get the ball every time. Thats the way Ive been my entire career." An MRI revealed no damage to his elbow, something Grilli called "the best possible scenario." Instead of surgery he will rest the arm for another week before being re-examined. Though there is no timetable for hhis return, the usual recovery period for a strained flexor is 1-2 months.dddddddddddd Still, it hasnt exactly been fun for Grilli to play the cheerleader instead of the hammer at the back of one of the best bullpens in the majors. "Its hard to watch baseball going on without you," he said. "But Im here in this clubhouse and not on a surgery table." Mark Melancon, who made the All-Star team as a setup man, is filling in for Grilli and has converted both save chances since moving into the closers role as the Pirates try to chase down St. Louis in the NL Central race. The Cardinals have a 1.5-game lead heading into a five-game set in Pittsburgh that is the biggest series at PNC Park since it opened in 2001. Its a showdown Grilli has been pointing to for weeks. Hell spend it watching rather than playing as the Pirates try to take an important step toward escaping from the cloud of 20 consecutive losing seasons. Its a cloud hes done his best to part. Whenever his right arm tells him its ready to go, he believes there will still be important games to play. The Pirates and the Cardinals meet in St. Louis from Aug. 13-15 and again in Pittsburgh Aug. 30-Sept. 1. "My turn will come again," Grilli said. ' ' '

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