Billy Dib vs. Isaias Sampaio confirmed for December 6th in Sydney
  IN the midst of a busy five month spell, former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib is hoping to end the year on a high when he faces Brazilian livewire Isaias Santos Sampaio on December 6th.   Looking to make a swift rise up the super featherweight world ratings,... Read more
Erin McGowan – “Winning the WIBA title means everything to me”
  LAST week, Erin McGowan solidified her place as one of the best Australian female fighters of her generation, earning a second legitimate world title with a clear cut decision over Arlene Blencowe at the Italian Club in Perth.   McGowan, 33, earned the title in unique circumstances by... Read more
Brad Pitt wins Super 8, Meehan and McCracken upset locals
  AUCKLAND placed host to a memorable night of boxing, where one career ended, another became rejuvenated and a third became stuck in limbo.   In all, the results – albeit unforgiving – were ultimately memorable.   Once-beaten cruiserweight talent Brad Pitt endured an admirable challenge from unbeaten crowd... Read more
Daniel Geale on Fletcher test, Golovkin loss and middleweight division
  DANIEL Geale is well aware his December 3rd date at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion with fellow Aussie star Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (18-2, 10 KOs) could very much be make or break for his decorated career.   He talks exclusively to Aus-Boxing about his thoughts on his upcoming fight... Read more
Brad Pitt on Super 8 favouritism, changing camps and more
  BRAD Pitt will look to turn a career lifeline into a career best payday when the talented cruiserweight takes part in the second edition of the Super 8 in New Zealand tonight.   With talent to burn and a stack of unfulfilled potential, Pitt (15-1, 12 KOs) will... Read more
Jeff Horn talks amateur pedigree, Mundine challenge and more
  BEING labelled as potentially Australia’s best ever can be a curse as we have seen with others in the past.   But reading the headline to this story, it will soon dawn upon you that Jeffrey Horn (8-0, 6 KOs) has a world championship mentality as well as... Read more
Arlene Blencowe – “I’ll box smart and leave everything I have in the ring”
  ON paper, Arlene Blencowe doesn’t sport the most truthful of resumes.   To the outsider looking in, her record reads as a modest 2-3, but in reality, Blencowe is a former WIBA light welterweight world title holder and signed on the books of arguably the second biggest mixed... Read more
Paul Fleming talks return, boxing politics, re-signing with Top Rank
  UNDEFEATED former Olympian and talented super featherweight Paul Fleming took time away from boxing.   In that time, Fleming returned home to Queensland, where he started a family and focused on being a father. After a prolonged absence, he returns tomorrow night in Perth against former world title... Read more
Ricky Hatton – “Credit to Mundine, but judges cost Sergey victory”
  RICKY HATTON has paid tribute to Anthony Mundine, but he still feels his fighter, Sergey Rabchenko, beat the Aussie veteran.   Mundine picked up the WBC Silver light-middleweight crown with a contentious split decision verdict over the Belarusian in Melbourne on Wednesday night.   It was a display... Read more
Anthony Mundine turns back the clock, upsets Sergey Rabchenko
  IN a near fifteen-year professional career, Anthony Mundine had held a version of the world championship three times in two divisions and had beaten a level of competition that was overall far superior to that of unbeaten Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko.   In spite of this, there were many... Read more
Dennis Hogan – “This is the longest preparation I’ve had for a fight”
  UNBEATEN Brisbane-based Irishman Dennis Hogan is currently in New York, where the world-rated light middleweight will make his US debut against Jose Rodriguez Berrio. Hogan took time out his busy schedule to talk exclusively with Aus-Boxing’s Dan Smart about his preparation, background and general thoughts about his career.... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Mundine 69.7, Rabchenko 69.2
  All ten of the main card fighters made weight for tonight’s stacked pay-per-view card presented by Big Time Boxing in conjunction with Hatton Promotions and Boxa, live on Main Event.   Defending WBC Silver light middleweight titleholder Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) and Australian challenger Anthony Mundine (46-6,... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Anthony Mundine vs. Sergey Rabchenko
  ANTHONY Mundine will take what many assume to be the last roll of the dice in a significant fight, when the former three-time world champion challenges undefeated Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) for the WBC Silver light middleweight strap from Hisense Arena tonight.   “I didn’t turn... Read more
Diana Prazak – “I believe I am fighting a bigger version of myself”
  DIANA Prazak has made a career out of being the underdog.   It is ironic that the Australian trailblazer, whose story wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood film script, made her name shortly after basing herself full-time in Los Angeles.   At 35, Prazak is considered... Read more
Local Derby on tap when Buttigieg and Camilleri collide
  REMEMBER where you heard it first, because after tomorrow night, you may be hearing a lot more about talented Victorian duo Anthony ‘The Boss’ Buttigieg and Joel ‘Cama KO’ Camilleri.   While their fight is slated to open the stacked pay-per-view card from Hisense Arena tomorrow night, there’s... Read more
Lenny Zappavigna talks Misael Castillo, training camp and title goal
  LENNY Zappavigna has evolved from talented prospect, to world title challenger to seasoned veteran.   Having travelled the world in the hope of gaining a life-changing world title, along the way Lenny Zappavigna (33-2, 22 KOs) has found maturity, stability in his life and a reignited dream of... Read more
Rohan Murdock shows No Mercy, retires Manny Siaca in six
  MANNY Siaca returned to Australia in the hope of finding a much-needed career lifeline.   Instead, the former WBA super middleweight champion may have found a one-way ticket to retirement as he found himself on the receiving end of a one-sided drubbing, with Rohan ‘No Mercy’ Murdock showing... Read more
Corey McConnell challenges Billy Dib, Dib responds
  FRESH off the biggest win of his professional career, reigning WBC International champion and world-rated super featherweight Corey McConnell is chasing another marquee win.   With a credible WBC #27 world rating in hand, McConnell (14-1-1, 1 KO) is looking to strengthen his credentials by releasing a statement,... Read more
Brian Amatruda talks Mundine vs. Rabchenko, plans for ‘The Bashes’
  WITH less than a week to go before the high-stakes clash with title implications between former two-division titlist Anthony Mundine and undefeated Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko, event promoter Brian Amatruda of Big Time Boxing speaks with excitement before what is without a doubt his biggest card yet.   Having... Read more
Damien Hooper – “I’m just itching to go overseas and fight”
  DAMIEN Hooper and his team are used to struggling to find willing opponents.   However, in recent times, this has changed. Former world-rated light heavyweight Joel Casey was the first local fighter in recent times to publicly state his desire to fight Hooper – although he didn’t last... Read more
Manny Siaca – “I believe my experience will win me this fight”
  FORMER WBA super-middleweight world champion Manny Siaca (25-7, 20 KOs) has returned to Australian shores with only one thing in mind, victory.   The Puerto Rican returns to take on heavy handed and fast rising Queenslander, Rohan Murdock (15-1, 12 KOs) for the WBO Asia Pacific title this... Read more
Andrew Moloney – “If I could fight every week, I’d fight every week”
  IT was fitting that on the weekend leading to the prestigious Melbourne Cup, that Australia’s latest golden boy Andrew Moloney made his professional debut.   Only months after capturing gold as a flyweight at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Moloney made a near flawless entry into the paid... Read more
Paddy Murphy – “The time has come for me to step up and test myself”
  PADDY Murphy moved to Brisbane from his hometown of Newry in Northern Ireland with boxing as nothing more than a distant memory.   However, this weekend, Murphy will mark a remarkable transformation when he steps through the ropes at the Sleeman Sports Complex to challenge Rivan Cesaire for... Read more
The Enemy Within – The Joey Williams Story
  NEVER in my years of writing about the sport of boxing have I come across a man so raw, open, honest, and courageous. A man who has been to hell and back and lived to tell the tale for the greater good of others. A depressive, a former... Read more
Billy Dib continues rise, dismantles Ruben Manakane in eight
  IT may have taken just over a decade to occur, but Billy Dib’s debut in Melbourne was nothing short of impressive.   On a drip and in hospital less than twenty-four hours earlier, Dib entered The Melbourne Pavilion and put on a boxing clinic, before ending proceedings with... Read more
Malik Scott schools Alex Leapai, wins by wide decision in Logan
  AN injury to Alex Leapai’s calf may have postponed his non-title fight with enigmatic American Malik Scott by just over a week, but the outcome was inevitable, with Scott handing Leapai a ten-round boxing masterclass.   Scott, 34, was vocal about his belief that he was in a... Read more
Sam Soliman looking for another title tilt, Taylor rematch
  FORMER IBF middleweight champion, Sam Soliman, is on the comeback trail after winning the respect of millions of boxing fans around the world by raising the bar on courage and determination by fighting with a knee injury that would have caused most if not all fighters to quit.... Read more