Rocky Jerkic and Shannon King show the value of an Australian title
  FOR those watching, Saturday night was a reminder as to why they fell in love with the sport.   An intelligent but unproven prospect battled adversity before rising to lift the coveted national title against an equally determined but ultimately outgunned veteran. It was a grudge match to... Read more
Rob Powdrill: “I think the fans can expect to be entertained”
  HIS boxing pursuit may only be in its infancy, but Rob Powdrill is beginning to make a career out of scoring upsets.   The 31-year-old combat sports veteran, who has developed a name as a well-rounded Muay Thai threat, will look to earn a hat-trick of regional title... Read more
Trent Broadhurst on Rob Powdrill: “I underestimate no one”
  TRENT Broadhurst knows a thing or two about underestimating his opposition.   Once upon a time, Broadhurst took a willing Robert Berridge lightly and paid the ultimate price. Ahead of the biggest fight of his career on free-to-air television tonight, Broadhurst insists that it’ll never happen again.  ... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Shannon King vs. Rocky Jerkic
  REIGNING Australian light middleweight champion Shannon King will defend his title against highly touted prospect Rocky Jerkic in a tantalising grudge match tomorrow night.   Jerkic, 27, is widely regarded as one of the best talents in Australia, but is yet to face opposition in his eleven professional... Read more
Daniel Geale and Sakio Bika to share ring for Davey Browne Tribute
  FORMER world champions Daniel Geale and Sakio Bika will share a ring in the name of charity.   On Sunday December 6th, the Australian boxing community will come together to celebrate the life of Davey Browne. The biggest boxing event of the year will raise funds for Davey’s... Read more
Jason Moloney recaps Philippines camp, regional title honours
  THIS year has been a big one for classy Victorian and ex-amateur standout, Jason Moloney.   The 24-year-old has fought twice this year, and will glove up once again on the rescheduled undercard of Danny Green vs. Konni Konrad at the Malvern Town Hall on December 18th.  ... Read more
Disappointment continues for O’Connell at ‘Battle on the Goldfields’
  On Saturday evening in the central Victorian city of Bendigo, saw the debut of Hosking Promotions.   In what was a highly entertaining and well attended event which presented an exciting fight card including the two co main events for the evening, the first of which saw disappointment... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Shannon O’Connell 55.5 vs. Dayana Cordero 55.65
  SHANNON O’Connell and Colombian live-wire Dayana Cordero both made weight at last night’s official weigh-in.   Both O’Connell, 32, and Cordero, 20, weighed inside the super bantamweight limit ahead of their WBC Silver title clash at the Bendigo Stadium in regional Victoria.   After making weight the pair... Read more
Justin Whitehead: “I would love to be Australian champion again”
  AT an age where most fighters are enjoying the fruits of a well-earned retirement, Justin Whitehead is preparing to climb the proverbial mountain one more time.   Whitehead, 44, will lace up for only the second time in five years when he faces tricky American journeyman Julius Long... Read more
Shannon O’Connell on Dayana Cordero: “She will be a real challenge”
  THE next 48 hours will be crucial for the future plans of popular Queenslander Shannon O’Connell.   O’Connell, 32, will face Colombian Dayana Cordero for the WBC Silver super bantamweight title at Bendigo Stadium in regional Victoria with her hopes of challenging for a second WBC world title... Read more
Darragh Foley aims to dethrone Miles Zalewski
  NOVEMBER 28th can’t come soon enough for highly rated lightweight Darragh Foley, who features in one of the three title fights on the stacked Channel 9 ‘Footy Fight Night’ in Brisbane.   “Boxing is my life, I live, breathe and sleep boxing. It is not just a sport... Read more
Josh King targets domestic dust-up with Will Tomlinson
  ONLY weeks removed from going down in the biggest fight of his life, Josh King hasn’t wasted anytime in signalling his future intentions. A fight with fellow Aussie, Will Tomlinson.   The 30-year-old Townsville native arrived back in Australia last Tuesday after a gallant effort against Scotland’s Burns,... Read more
Bilal Akkawy: “My punching power is in my genes”
  RISING Sydneysider Bilal Akkawy is being touted by those in his inner circle as one of the hardest punchers in Australian boxing.   The 22-year-old, who has made a super impressive start to his professional career, has ended ten of those eleven wins inside the distance with some... Read more
Blake Caparello handles Luke Sharp, calls for Daniel Geale
  FRESH off facing his first Australian opponent in four years, former world title challenger Blake Caparello has called for another domestic clash, this time in the shape of former middleweight titleholder Daniel Geale.   Caparello, 29, returned to the ring for the second time this year on Wednesday... Read more
Will Tomlinson and Billy Dib rivalry on display at Mundine-Hatley
  THE long running feud between Will Tomlinson and Billy Dib added another chapter on Wednesnday night.   They were both at the Melbourne Convention Centre with no intentions of crossing paths – but when they did – things got heated and they were contained from exchanging blows on... Read more
Charles Hatley tolls bell on Anthony Mundine’s world title ambitions
  IT was poetic that a fighter dubbed ‘The Future’ put an emphatic halt on Anthony Mundine’s world title ambitions.   Little known Texan Charles Hatley rolled into the Melbourne Convention Centre on a hoverboard segway and left with Anthony Mundine’s WBC Silver light middleweight strap firmly affixed to... Read more
Blake Caparello on Sharp camp: “Our team never takes any shortcuts”
  FORMER world title challenger Blake Caparello will face an Australian opponent for the first time in four years.   After cleaning out the light heavyweight division, Caparello has exclusively fought imports, with no Australian fighter will to step to the plate. The trend continued even after the Greenvale... Read more
Anthony Buttigieg recaps 2015 progress, fighting Sam Colomban
  FAST rising prospect Anthony Buttigieg continues his development tonight when he faces durable veteran Samuel Colomban at the Melbourne Convention Centre.   Buttigieg, 27, has had an impressive year with clear cut victories over Ben Capps and a one-sided stoppage over US veteran Fred Tukes. Buttigieg’s opposition doesn’t... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Anthony Mundine 69.55 vs. Charles Hatley 69.75
  ANTHONY Mundine and Charles Hatley are two talkative, charismatic and equally talented competitors.   But at tonight’s official weigh-in both combatants were respectful and cordial with their words as both weighed inside the light middleweight limit ahead of their WBC Silver title clash at the Melbourne Convention Centre.... Read more
Anthony Mundine: “I’ll do what I have to do to get the victory”
  AT this stage of Anthony Mundine’s storied career, every fight he signs for is a must-win.   His latest assignment against the dexterous Charles Hatley on Wednesday night in Melbourne is no exception.   Mundine, 40, will need to put a strenuous year of postponements, failed negotiations and... Read more
King and Sherrington losses extend dismal Australian run abroad
  THEY were brave. They showed heart. They ultimately folded.   Commendable Queensland pair Josh King and Les Sherrington entered their respective regional title fights in both the United Kingdom and United States as considerable underdogs, there’s no denying that.   In both Ricky Burns and Antoine Douglas, the... Read more
Cameron Hammond ready for Sahlan Coral on Mundine undercard
  WORLD rated welterweight Cameron Hammond says he’ll be more than happy if he has to box his way to victory over Sahlan Coral in Melbourne on November 11.   The former Olympian has shown an increase in power in his recent outings, with his last four opponents failing... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Ricky Burns vs. Josh King
  WORLD rated lightweight Josh King has successfully made weight ahead of the biggest fight of his career tomorrow morning.   King, 30, will challenge former two-division world champion Ricky Burns (38-5-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.   Burns,... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Les Sherrington 159.6 vs. Antoine Douglas 159.8 ‪
  HIGHLY touted prospect Antoine Douglas and his Australian counterpart Les Sherrington successfully made weight ahead of their unified regional title fight in Las Vegas tomorrow.   The ten round WBA and WBO affiliated title fight will be the headline attraction as part of a quadrupleheader event on noted... Read more
Josh King: “My style is all wrong for Ricky Burns”
  WORLD RATED lightweight Josh King says he will derail Ricky Burns’ world title ambitions when they clash at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.   King (20-3, 9 KOs) and Burns (38-5-1, 12 KOs) collide for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title with Burns hunting down his old world crown,... Read more