Weighing up the options for Jeff Horn
Weigh-In Results: Bilal Akkawy 76.00 vs. Kerry Hope 76.20
BOTH Bilal Akkawy and Kerry Hope weighed inside the super middleweight limit ahead of their regional title fight on Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old Akkawy, who is twelve years Hope’s junior, looked confident, tipping the scales at a trim 76.00 kilograms even. Meanwhile, the 35-year-old Hope weighed in slightly heavier,... Read more
Kerry Hope on Bilal Akkawy: “This will be his reality check”
THE narrative behind the career of Kerry Hope is one that has been told many times before. The familiar hard-luck story of a fighter who has travelled the world, fighting as the opponent and more often than not, getting the short end of the stick. After a successful career... Read more
Mundine vs. Green II: The Final Act
A decade on, two of Australia’s most celebrated prize fighters will act out the final chapter of their storied rivalry on February 3rd. It was announced on Tuesday by Adelaide Sport and Tourism Minister Leon Bignel that the City of Churches would be the unlikely host for the second instalment of... Read more
Bilal Akkawy: “I believe that if I hit anybody clean, I will hurt them”
SUPER middleweight prospect Bilal Akkawy is out to prove he is more than a one-trick pony. The humble and unassuming Akkawy (13-0-1, 11 KOs) faces what is without question the toughest test of his fledgling professional career when he defends his WBA Oceania super middleweight bauble against former European middleweight... Read more
Jeff Horn on facing adversity, world title offers and more
FOR the best part of fourteen professional fights, Jeff Horn had hardly looked challenged. The undefeated former Olympian cruised to national honours in just five fights and he was world rated after just eight. Like every fighter before him, the dexterous Horn (14-0-1, 9 KOs) was always going to face... Read more
Team Soliman wins case against Germany Boxing Commission
SAM Soliman has won a longstanding battle for justice against Germany’s Boxing Commission (BDB). Today the German District Court in Kiel has pronounced a judgement that the decision made by the German Boxing Commission to ban Soliman from competing for nine months and to disqualify Soliman from the contest he won against... Read more
Ogilvie destroys Suriyo in six, warns Kambosos of similar fate
Jayde Mitchell on Matsumoto test: “It’s a chance of a lifetime”
Quinlan upsets Geale, calls for divisions best
RENOLD Quinlan told anyone who would listen that he would make a statement in Launceston. Those who were unfamiliar with his intentions are very much aware now after the hard-hitting Indigenous prospect scored an upset that will perhaps go unrivalled for some time, knocking out former unified middleweight champion... Read more
Daniel Geale: “I know I still have a lot left in me”
DANIEL Geale is yet to write the final chapter of his storied professional career. The former unified middleweight champion is heading back to where it all started when he faces talented Indigenous prospect Renold Quinlan for the vacant IBO super middleweight strap at Launceston’s Silverdome Basketball Stadium on Friday... Read more
Renold Quinlan’s Quest for Glory
Weigh-In Results: Andrew Moloney 53.20 vs. Jether Oliva 53.65
UNDEFEATED twins Andrew and Jason Moloney have both made weight ahead of their title defences tonight.   Moloney (9-0, 5 KOs) will look to make the first defence of his WBA Oceania bantamweight bauble against former dangerous two-time world title challenger Jether Oliva (24-6-2, 11 KOs) at the Melbourne... Read more
Lynden Hosking talks ‘The Ones’, signing the Moloney twins
THE promotional tenure of Lynden Hosking has been short, but not without its highlights.   The regional-based promoter continues his foray into Melbourne with a second offering at the Melbourne Park Function Centre in three months with Andrew and Jason Moloney headlining the aptly titled event ‘The Ones’.  ... Read more
Brian Butler on Moloney Twins: “They aren’t little boys anymore, they are men”
MOST trainers would consider themselves lucky to mentor one fighter with genuine world title ambitions.   But in the case of Brian Butler, he has two fighters with the potential to do great things.   Then again, Butler isn’t most trainers and the Croydon-based East End Boxing isn’t just... Read more
Andrew Moloney talks recent form, facing Jether Oliva and more
FOR talented Melburnian Andrew Moloney, it seems the better the opponent, the better the performance.   It took the undefeated bantamweight just two professional fights to capture state honours, and just five to secure a national title. Moloney is covering distance quickly and is eager to secure another marquee... Read more
Jason Moloney on staying active, earning his world rating and more
IT only takes one look at Jason Moloney’s fledgling record to know that he means business.   In just nine appearances, the Croydon-based pocket dynamo has risen to the top of super bantamweight division, earning a regional strap – and an impressive world rating – all while he continues... Read more
Team Jackson discuss relinquishing of WBA Oceania title
LUKE Jackson’s ascension up the featherweight ratings has met a speed bump.   The hard-working former Olympian and perennial workhorse was scheduled to make the first defence of his WBA Oceania featherweight title on October 15th against a soon-to-be-named opponent at the Hobart City Hall.   However, a series... Read more
Cameron Hammond vs. Kris George confirmed for November 25th
KRIS George will fight Cameron Hammond for the Commonwealth welterweight title.   Hammond, 27, an undefeated former Olympian was originally scheduled to face OPBF welterweight ruler Jack Brubaker on October 29th. However, Brubaker suffered an ill-timed hand injury and in has stepped Kris George.   “Friday November 25th at... Read more
George Kambosos vs. Brandon Ogilvie called off
THE mouth watering matchup between world rated lightweights Brandon Ogilvie and George Kambosos Jr. is off.   While the particulars are yet to be released, it appears as if a contract dispute and a lack of funding from initial event promoter Whack Promotions has caused the tentatively scheduled December... Read more
A Japanese perspective of Dwight Ritchie vs. Koki Tyson
JAPANESE puncher Koki Tyson will challenge OPBF titleholder Dwight Ritchie on November 23rd in Osaka.   Ahead of the bout at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center, it seems to make sense to learn more about Koki Tyson.   Born in Osaka City, the 23-year-old was born as Koki Maebara, before... Read more
Remembering Will Tomlinson and Jack Asis
THEY have graced boxing rings all over the world, experienced the thrill of victory and suffered the agony of defeat.   But for two of Australia’s best, the time has finally come to hang them up.   Will Tomlinson and Jack Asis have left an indelible mark on the... Read more
Trent Broadhurst on Shawn Miller and injury rehabilitation
TRENT Broadhurst is at the stage of his career where every fight is essentially make-or-break.   That trend will continue tonight when the hard-hitting Slacks Creek resident faces the unperturbed and overweight New Yorker Shawn Miller at Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane for an IBF affiliated regional title.  ... Read more
Garth Wood on battle with depression: “I was always seeing everything as a negative”
Boxing is about as tough and lonely a sport as you can find.   But for Garth Wood it was his battles outside of the ring that proved to be his toughest.   Wood is best know for his series of fairytale victories during the reality television show, ‘The... Read more