Our Experts Decide: Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn
THE biggest fight in Australian boxing history will take place on Sunday afternoon at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. Unlikely world title challenger and undefeated underdog Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) challenges future Hall of Famer and eight division titleholder Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) for his recently acquired WBO welterweight... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Fight of the Year: Bilal Akkawy vs. Kerry Hope
A well-travelled professional career across Europe earned Kerry Hope a short reign as European middleweight champion. Furthermore, the relocated Welshman (23-9, 2 KOs) established a reputation as a gritty road warrior that would more often than not give prospects their first legitimate test in the paid ranks. Enter Bilal... Read more
Skinny Hussein weighs in on Pacquiao-Horn
NEDAL ‘Skinny’ Hussein knows a thing or two about Manny Pacquiao and when he has something to say about the man, people generally listen. Hussein’s time as a top contender was an exciting one. He faced off with many great fighters during his career but it was his controversial... Read more
Highlighting Jeff Horn’s unpractical rise towards Manny Pacquiao
THERE has been a quiet unpracticality surrounding the ascension of Jeff Horn. No Australian-born fighter has followed the blueprint adopted by the Brisbane-based Horn and his team. The trajectory of his career, which was essentially all systems go from his fourth professional fight onwards, saw him rise to the... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Prospect of the Year: Andrew Moloney
WHEN deciphering the difference between a prospect and contender, it is sometimes difficult to see the blurred line between the two. However, in the case of world rated bantamweight Andrew Moloney, never has there been a clearer outright owner to the above honours, the Action Fitness Centre Prospect of... Read more
George Kambosos Jr. predicts Pacquiao knockout “within six rounds”
GEORGE Kambosos Jr. has given his prediction for the biggest fight in Australian boxing history, and it doesn’t end well for Jeff Horn. After spending the last four weeks in the Philippines as the main sparring partner to eleven-time world champion, Manny Pacquiao, Kambosos has made it clear that... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Upset of the Year: Renold Quinlan
INACTIVITY has plagued the career of Renold Quinlan. Since turning professional in 2008, the hard-hitting Indigenous slugger has fought just thirteen times. So it came as little surprise when Quinlan was tabbed as a heavy underdog against former unified middleweight champion Daniel Geale. Their twelve round title fight, for... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Knockout of the Year: Zac Dunn
ZAC Dunn was expected to handle Rogerio Damasco with relative ease. The well-travelled Brazilian import had been disposed of in a singular round in a scrappy finish by Kiwi mauler Robert Berridge in 2014, meaning a similar fate was most likely on the cards. The finish didn’t take long... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Performance of the Year: George Kambosos Jr
BOTH George Kambosos Jr and Brandon Ogilvie promised fireworks ahead of their mouth-watering collision last December. But for all of his trash talk and bravado, it was the unbeaten and world rated George Kambosos Jr. who validated his claims of being the number one lightweight in Australia with a... Read more
Solomon Haumono admits “it’s all or nothing” against Tomasz Adamek
THE shelf life of a heavyweight is arguably longer than any other division. So it comes as little surprise that 42-year-old Solomon Haumono is preparing for one last roll of the dice against former two-divison titleholder and long-time heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.... Read more
ESPN pick-up US television rights for Pacquiao vs. Horn
AMERICAN cable network giant ESPN has picked up the US rights to televise ‘The Battle of Brisbane’. Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) will make the first defence in his latest reign as WBO welterweight champion against Australian underdog Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) to the biggest American television audience available,... Read more
Kris George’s lucrative Commonwealth title defence cancelled
THE maiden defence of Kris George’s Commonwealth welterweight title has been cancelled. George, 27, was slated to defend his prestigious crown against the England-based Nigerian Larry Ekundayo (12-0, 3 KOs), who is George’s mandatory challenger. Frank Warren, who is one of England’s most established and long-serving promoters, won the... Read more
Sakio Bika returns to face Luke Sharp on July 8th
AFTER an extended hiatus, Sakio Bika is finally pencilled in for a return. The former WBC and IBO super middleweight titleholder will make his first appearance on home soil in eight years, when the well-travelled Cameroon native squares off with super middleweight gatekeeper Luke Sharp (14-5-3, 6 KOs) on... Read more
Shannon O’Connell on world title opportunity: “I know that I’m in for a hard fight”
NOTHING has ever come easy for Shannon O’Connell. A hard upbringing and a far from easy journey as a professional has given the Brisbane-based mother of two a perspective on the sport unlike many others who have competed before her. The road less travelled has now led her to... Read more
A Moment of Great Pride: The Induction of Johnny Lewis into the IBHOF
AUSTRALIA’s boxing community is well aware that a moment of great pride for our nation passed us by this past weekend on the other side of the world.  To let it slip quietly and unheralded into the back pages of sporting history would be a very comfortable fit with the... Read more
Freddie Roach labels Jeff Horn as “nothing special”
FREDDIE Roach has launched a verbal jab towards Jeff Horn. The accomplished trainer, who is a seven-time recipient of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Trainer of the Year award, has made a harsh assessment of the undefeated Australian, who will attempt to wrestle the WBO welterweight championship... Read more
Moloney Brothers, Mitchell post dominant stoppage wins
THE Moloney brothers were given two very different challenges, but the end result proved to be the same. The tenacious twins, both 26, improved their unbeaten professional ledgers to an impressive thirteen wins from as many outings, with both disposing of their willing Mexican challengers inside of the distance.... Read more
Weigh-in Results: Jason Moloney 54.30 vs. Emanuel Armendariz 55.30
UNDEFEATED twins Andrew and Jason Moloney and fellow regional titleholder Jayde Mitchell have all made weight ahead of their title defences tonight. Jason will look to make the fourth defence of his WBA Oceania super bantamweight bauble against lively 21-year-old challenger Emanuel Armendariz at the Melbourne Park Function Centre.... Read more
Angelo Hyder and Tony Tolj discuss Team Moloney training camp transition
IT takes more than good chemistry to form a winning team. In the case of the formidable combination shared by regarded trainer Angelo Hyder and manager Tony Tolj, they have the much needed experience and know-how when it comes to coordinating the finer details of a training camp. An... Read more
Jayde Mitchell expects Bilal Akkawy fight: “All roads lead to September”
PERENNIAL nice guy Jayde Mitchell is adopting a serious approach to his latest set of challenges. The popular Peninsula product returns to the ring on Saturday night in a ten round non-title bout against Hungarian veteran Istvan Zeller (37-15, 11 KOs) at the Melbourne Park Function Centre for Victorian... Read more