Our Experts Decide: Brandon Ogilvie vs. George Kambosos Jr.
AFTER months of anticipation, the biggest fight of the calendar year for Australian boxing is finally here. In a rare clash between world rated prospects, undefeated lightweight George Kambosos Jr. (10-0, 6 KOs) will face battle-tested West Australian Brandon Ogilvie (17-1-1, 9 KOs) for a slew of WBA affiliated... Read more
Damien Hooper on career rebuild: “I’m the young lion and I’m very hungry”
DAMIEN Hooper has always been touted as one to watch. The talented 24-year-old burst onto the scene following a series of impressive performances at the London Olympic Games. Hooper was swiftly signed by Hatton Promotions and made his professional debut shortly after. However, the promising career that he always... Read more
Toowoomba celebrates as Kris George and Brent Rice win big
TOOWOOMBA mauler Kris George has produced another silencing performance. The rugged 27-year-old scored a major upset, outpointing the previously unbeaten Cameron Hammond (now 16-1, 8 KOs) to win the Commonwealth welterweight title. With the win, George (now 12-1, 6 KOs) is now chasing bigger fights and potentially greater riches... Read more
George Kambosos vs. Brandon Ogilvie – A Real Fight
IT feels like forever since Australian boxing has produced a quality domestic matchup. All too often the boxing scene in this country has given the fans an abundance of mismatches, fights that have generally done little more than pad a particular fighters record. Until now that is. We’ve all... Read more
Darragh Foley on past weight issues, potential shoot-out with Czar Amonsot
IT is difficult to confine charismatic Irishman Darragh Foley to one label. His exterior represents a figure of strength accompanied by an abundance of self confidence. However, underneath all that lies an articulate and well-spoken individual who of all things, always provides an entertaining transcript. Our latest offering with... Read more
George Kambosos: “I’m probably the most talked about fighter in Australia already”
THERE is nothing quite like a fight with feeling. When two fighters display an open disdain for one another it’s usually the fans that win and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that George Kambosos Jr. and Brandon Ogilvie really don’t like each other. The war of words has dominated the... Read more
Zac Dunn decisions Liam Cameron to lift Commonwealth title
A determined Zac Dunn powered his way to history, becoming the first Australian to lift the Commonwealth super middleweight title in 26 years with an unanimous points decision over Liam Cameron on Friday night. Dunn (now 23-0, 18 KOs) was more aggressive than usual, as he looked to make... Read more
Zac Dunn on making history and building a solid home base
AUSTRALIAN boxing is littered with examples of fighters who have taken their careers abroad too early, only to return to little or no fanfare. Twelve months ago, undefeated super middleweight Zac Dunn found himself in that very same position. Hot on the heels of a career best win over... Read more
Luke Jackson recaps Silvester Lopez, offers to fight abroad and more
LUKE Jackson was forced to endure a harder than expected battle with Silvester Lopez to capture his third professional title. The popular Tasmanian was pushed the ten round distance for only the third time in his professional career, before unanimously outscoring the durable Filipino over ten heats in front... Read more
Lucas Browne allegedly tests positive for ostarine
FOR the second time this year, undefeated heavyweight Lucas Browne has failed a drug test. Browne, 37, has been training for several weeks with head trainer Rodney Williams in Sydney, with the duo deep into their preparation for a looming WBA heavyweight title fight against Shannon Briggs. However, that... Read more
Adam Wilcock on War on the Wharf, talks potential fight with Joel Brunker
HISTORY has shown that Adam Wilcock deliveries major opportunities for his fighters abroad. Over a five year stretch, the Melbourne-based manager and figurehead of Fightcard Promotions secured world title challenges for Frank Lo Porto, Jarrod Fletcher and Dennis Hogan. The run also included a Commonwealth title tilt for Joel... Read more
Luke Jackson discusses upbringing, life without boxing and more
FOR Luke Jackson, boxing is so much more than a sport. The Tasmanian-born former Olympian has experienced the harsh realities of life first-hand, from substance abuse at an early age to the heartbreak of missing out on the Olympic Games. But in boxing, he has not only found his... Read more
Billy Hussein on latest Luke Jackson camp: “I couldn’t be happier as a trainer”
THE bond shared between boxer and trainer is unlike any other relationship in sport. They bleed together, sweat together and spend countless hours perfecting their craft behind closed doors. For a select few, their investment is met by fame and wealth while others aren’t as lucky. Highly regarded tactician... Read more
Grant Brown talks relationship with Luke Jackson
FOR as long as Luke Jackson has been involved with boxing, somewhere in the background has been Grant Brown. First as a mentor, sporadically as his trainer but always as his friend. Brown, or ‘Tassie’ as he is commonly known, knows Jackson better than most. As he admits in... Read more
Brandon Ogilvie on Kambosos Jr: “George hasn’t fought anybody”
BRANDON Ogilvie continues to throw shade at long-feuding rival George Kambosos Jr. ahead of their salivating showdown on December 2nd. In a press release issued by his management, Ogilvie (17-1-1, 9 KOs) says that there is no substance behind the words of the Sydney-based Kambosos (10-0, 6 KOs). “I... Read more
Kris George to Cameron Hammond: “Your amateur credentials won’t help you”
KRIS George has issued a stern warning to undefeated welterweight starlet Cameron Hammond ahead of their looming Commonwealth title clash. In a press release issued by George’s promoter TGW Smithy’s Promotions, the confidently spoken welterweight has promised to give Hammond a challenge unlike any he has faced thus far.... Read more
Glenn Rushton to train Cameron Hammond for Kris George
THE man who is guiding the career of Australia’s number one welterweight is now in the corner of Cameron Hammond. As if the looming Commonwealth welterweight title fight between the undefeated Hammond and hard-hitting Toowoomba native Kris George didn’t have enough spice, you can add more with confirmation Hammond... Read more
Ogilvie thinks Kambosos will pull out of December meeting
WORLD rated lightweight Brandon Ogilvie believes that George Kambosos won’t be in the other corner come December. The 22-year-old Ogilvie, who currently holds a lofty WBA #11 rating, thinks that the WBA #13 rated Kambosos will pull out of their highly anticipated grudge match on December 2nd in Sydney with a phantom injury.... Read more