Kye MacKenzie to George Kambosos Jr: “Who the f*ck is that guy?”
KYE MacKenzie wants a big fight, and he isn’t afraid of ruffling a few feathers to get his way. The two-division national titleholder, who picked up the vacant Australian light welterweight strap with a fourth round mauling of Dylan Emery earlier this month, has called for a fight with... Read more
Billy Dib talks latest title run and Kye MacKenzie challenge
BILLY Dib has the kind of experience that cannot be bought, sold or traded in. The former IBF featherweight and IBO super featherweight titleholder has a story that is familiar with most. It is one that is littered with hardship, success and an unwavering determination to succeed. Perhaps that... Read more
Andrew Moloney talks impressive 2016, Commonwealth title ambitions
ANDREW Moloney’s Commonwealth Games gold medal proudly sits atop his mantle as his greatest achievement in boxing to date. However, a series of strong performances this year has led many within his team to the belief that the Melburnian could replicate his amateur achievements as a professional, with a... Read more
Dylan Emery on Kye MacKenzie challenge: “I’m ready to make a statement”
DYLAN Emery has gone about his business with minimal fuss or fanfare. This approach has brought the New Zealand born prospect seventeen wins in as many starts, albeit against modest opposition. This will change when Emery (17-0, 10 KOs) takes on the highly regarded Kye MacKenzie (15-1, 13 KOs)... Read more
Jeff Horn talks Ali Funeka test, potential fight with Kris George
JEFF Horn has every reason to gloat about the position he currently finds himself in. After a spectacular two-year campaign fought primarily away from home, the Brisbane-based welterweight is now within reaching distance of a mandatory position by both the IBF and WBO. In spite of all his success,... Read more
Qamil Balla on rebuilding momentum: “I’ll do it on my terms”
NO opponent has threatened to halt the momentum of Qamil Balla’s professional career quite like his recent run of injuries. With his misdiagnosed Thoracic outlet syndrome now behind him, Balla (9-0-1, 3 KOs) will have his second fight in four months in what will be the most active spell... Read more
Michael Zerafa discusses US training camp: “I felt that I proved I belonged there”
MICHAEL Zerafa has come to the realisation that bigger opportunities are awaiting him abroad. After a frustrating year, which has seen the Craigieburn resident compete just twice, Zerafa (20-2, 11 KOs) is beginning to lay the foundations for an eventual move to the US after taking part in a... Read more
Jason Moloney recaps Valero win, looks forward to Bernache test
THEY say that an active fighter is a dangerous fighter. And for that reason alone, Jason Moloney poses a threat to anyone in his division. The world rated Melburnian, who is currently the thirteenth rated contender for Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno’s secondary WBA super bantamweight title, will make the third... Read more
Ibrahim Balla on Tabanao defeat: “That one loss isn’t going to define me”
DEFEAT was a difficult pill to swallow for Ibrahim Balla. Undefeated as a professional for three years and having captured two Australian titles in as many divisions, few expected the former Olympian to face adversity anytime soon. But as fate would have it, Balla would run into the unexpected... Read more
George Kambosos rules Brandon Ogilvie, calls for Billy Dib
BOTH George Kambosos and Brandon Ogilvie talked a very big game going into their high-stakes collision on Friday night. And remarkably, the duo delivered, putting together a thrilling twelve round battle which was ultimately won by the fast-thinking and more dexterous Kambosos – who wrestled Ogilvie of his WBA... Read more
Jon Halabi and Wade Ryan promise fireworks
WHEN a card is legitimately stacked, it’s very easy to get lost in the hype of the main event. That appears to be the case when Jon Halabi (3-1, 2 KOs) and Wade Ryan (11-5, 2 KOs) meet as part of the undercard to the mouth-watering collision between world... Read more