Nader Hamdan vs. Jayde Mitchell: The intersection of crossing roads
  THE familiar narrative of proven veteran versus talented prospect will play out once again on Friday night.   Former two-time world title challenger and divisional gatekeeper Nader Hamdan will challenge popular Victorian product Jayde Mitchell for his WBA affliated regional bauble in a fight that lives by the... Read more
Jack Asis heads to Johannesburg for Malcolm Klassen defence
  JACK Asis will travel abroad to make the first defence of his IBO super featherweight title on July 29th.   The 33-year-old Toowoomba resident will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he will meet well-travelled former IBF super featherweight titleholder Malcolm Klassen in an excellent stylistic matchup.  ... Read more
Dean Mikelj discusses shoulder rehabilitation, Dwight Ritchie trilogy
  AN untimely shoulder injury has kept Dean Mikelj out of the ring for longer than expected.   With the rehabilitation process now well and truly behind him, the former Australian middleweight title challenger begins his road back, starting with Brisbane-based prospect Sam Banney at Fortitude Stadium on Saturday... Read more
Sam Banney talks Dean Mikelj, Australian title ambitions
  A relatively late start to boxing hasn’t hindered the development of Sam Banney.   The Brisbane-based prospect, who shares a gym with welterweight starlet Jeff Horn as well as hulking amateur heavyweight Joe Goodall, plans to move one step closer to an Australian title fight on Saturday night.... Read more
Lynden Hosking recaps ‘Battle on the Goldfields 2’ event
  EMERGING Victorian promoter Lynden Hosking experienced the volatile nature of the sport on Saturday night.   Hosking’s fledgling promotional entity, Hosking Promotions, put together their third consecutive offering in regional Victoria in the form of ‘Battle on the Goldfields 2’, featuring eight professional fights.   The event was... Read more
Todd Kidd on Rivan Cesaire: “I’m not looking past this fight”
  TODD Kidd isn’t allowing himself to look past Rivan Cesaire.   The former AIS scholarship holder, who has also represented Australia at both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, will get his second chance at capturing an Australian title as a professional on Saturday night.   Standing in his... Read more
Rivan Cesaire on facing challenges, being the best in Australia
  IN many ways, Rivan Cesaire is an emperor without a throne.   The Cameroon native, who relocated to Melbourne shortly after the 2006 Commonwealth Games has held the Australian welterweight title for the best part of two years. In this time, he has only been challenged once.  ... Read more
Sam Soliman fighting fit for Sergiy Derevyanchenko
  SAM Soliman will take on Sergiy Derevyanchenko on July 21 in an eliminator for the IBF #2 position.   The fight will take place in Connecticut and will be aired on ESPN as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.   “This fight is an opportunity to take... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Ibrahim Balla 58.30 vs. Neil John Tabanao 57.10
  IBRAHIM Balla has failed to make weight ahead of his regional title fight against Neil John Tabanao.   The 25-year-old Werribee product tipped the scales tonight at 58.30, more than a kilogram over the 57.20 kilogram featherweight limit at the official weigh-in for ‘Battle on the Goldfields 2’... Read more
Cherneka Johnson on amateur pedigree, professional transition
  HER youthful exterior might not show it, but Cherneka Johnson knows her way around a boxing ring.   The New Zealand-born and Brisbane-based pugilist has left behind a distinguished amateur career, which included appearances at four world championships representing Australia, to pursue a world title in the paid... Read more
Lim Jeka talks Ibrahim Balla training camp, bridging the gap
  IF anyone could truly understand the potential that Ibrahim Balla possesses, it would be Lim Jeka.   The 43-year-old Albania native, who once reigned as the Australian light middleweight champion, has trained the hard-hitting former Olympian and now undefeated professional since ditching his amateur vest in 2013.  ... Read more
Ibrahim Balla: “I think Australian fighters are scared to have a loss on their record”
  IBRAHIM Balla is planning to make the jump from prospect to contender on Saturday night.   The former Olympian and two-division Australian titleholder will begin his inevitable rise towards world level with a WBO affiliated regional title fight against regarded Filipino prospect Neil John Tabanao in regional Victoria.... Read more