Sakio Bika presents Mark Flanagan with Knockout of the Year belt
  BIG punching cruiserweight Mark Flanagan had his Knockout of the Year belt presented to him last week.   The award, which was sponsored by former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika and his pending documentary was awarded to Flanagan in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Bika’s media... Read more
Lucas Browne made WBA mandatory for Ruslan Chagaev
  AUSTRALIAN powerhouse Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne has been made the mandatory challenger for Ruslan Chagaev’s WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight title.   Hatton Promotions has worked hard to get Browne the correct opportunities at the correct time since signing him in 2012 and the Sydney-native’s rise up the rankings has... Read more
Luke Jackson an unbackable favourite to dethrone Will Young
  THE bookmakers say it’s a one horse race, but that hasn’t bothered Will Young’s camp.   In a television interview in January Luke Jackson was quoted saying, “If I can’t beat WIll Young I may as well retire,”   According to bookmaker’s odds, you can forget about ‘saving... Read more
Sakio Bika talks Adonis Stevenson – “I have to put everything on the line,”
  AUSTRALIA’s Sakio Bika will return to the ring on April 4th to challenge the reigning WBC light heavyweight titleholder and lineal champion Adonis Stevenson in Quebec, Canada.   Stevenson, 37, has not been beaten for the past five years and boasts an impressive record of 25 wins (21 by knockout)... Read more
Sakio Bika vs. Adonis Stevenson set for April 4th in Quebec
  WHEN it comes to delivering big time opportunities, there is no denying the pulling power of Al Haymon.   Although he is loathed by many promoters, matchmakers and television executives alike, the fighters of the notorious boxing advisor love him and you can see why.   Australia’s Sakio... Read more
Kerry Hope signs with Xcite Fight Promotions
  BRISBANE based promotional outfit Xcite Fight Promotions have announced the signing of former European middleweight champion Kerry Hope.   The proud Welshman recently relocated to Brisbane and is now under the tutelage of accomplished trainer Gareth Williams. Sporting a record of 20 wins and 7 defeats, he has... Read more
Rob Powdrill on life after Hooper win, Letizia rematch and more
  REWIND four months back and very few outside of the boxing industry were familiar with kickboxing and Muay Thai veteran Rob Powdrill.   One looping overhand right and tens of thousands of YouTube clicks later, boxing fans are suddenly very familiar with the Perth-based Powdrill.   Powdrill, 30,... Read more
David Letizia on final fight, Rob Powdrill rematch and more
  POPULAR Perth resident David Letizia made his professional debut almost twenty years ago.   Tonight the former West Australian cruiserweight champion will end his seventeen fight career when he steps into the ring for the final time against Rob Powdrill (4-1, 1 KO) at Perth’s famed Italian Club.... Read more
Q&A: One on One with Herman Ene Purcell
  IT has just been over a week since Channel Nine’s ‘Footy Show Fight Night’ which had a spread of some of the most celebrated Rugby League and Union players lacing up the gloves and showcasing what they have in the ring.   One of those men was Kangaroo... Read more
Barry Michael talks Dunn vs. Berrocal, final eliminator for IBO title
  IF all goes to plan for Melbourne-based promoter Barry Michael, his charge Zac Dunn will be in one corner vying for the IBO super middleweight title in June.   Michael has put together a tentative nine-fight card on March 6th, headlined by a twelve-round WBO regional title fight... Read more
Michael Zerafa set for a challenge of a different kind in Charity Run
  TALENTED middleweight prospect Michael Zerafa is used to pushing his body to the limits.   Zerafa, 22, an avid runner and fitness fanatic, is looking to run an approximate 800 kilometre journey from Melbourne to Sydney – all in the name of charity – with all profits raised... Read more
Sonny Bill Williams cruises to shutout Chauncy Welliver over eight
  THE seasonal boxing career of rugby league identity Sonny Bill Williams continued in earnest last night.   Williams, 29, fighting for the first time since his controversial points win over Francois Botha in 2013, effectively did as he pleased with the fleshy Chauncy Welliver, 31, a fighter best... Read more