Five for 2017: Bilal Akkawy vs. Jayde Mitchell
A matrix of regional title implications have placed super middleweight duo Bilal Akkawy and Jayde Mitchell on an inevitable path to meet. Since turning professional in 2011, hype has followed the pure punching power of Akkawy, 24, who has accumulated an impressive highlight reel of one punch finishes. But... Read more
Five for 2017: Luke Jackson vs. Joel Brunker
FOR the best part of twelve months, the camps of world rated featherweights and former Olympians Luke Jackson and Joel Brunker have been in negotiations for a fight. In fourteen fights, Jackson (14-0, 6 KOs) has captured national and regional title honours, while establishing himself as a legitimate contender... Read more
Five for 2017: Czar Amonsot vs. Darragh Foley
THE first half of 2017 has produced some memorable moments. But with a plethora of potential big domestic fights still to be made; we look at the best five matchups that could be locked in before the year is over, starting with a shootout between world rated light welterweights... Read more
Renold Quinlan warns Damien Hooper: “I’ll make you retire from boxing”
RENOLD Quinlan will say just about anything to get a piece of Damien Hooper. Quinlan launched a remarkable tirade at fellow Indigenous prospect Hooper on his Instagram account yesterday after it came to light that the team of the highly regarded light heavyweight had been seeking a fight with... Read more
Blake Caparello confirms change of opponent, move back to light heavyweight
WHEN it comes to preparation, few are better equipped in this country than Blake Caparello. The Greenvale-based southpaw continues to his ascension towards a second world title challenge in his home state tonight against late replacement Jordan Tai for WBA affiliated regional title honours. Caparello (24-2-1, 8 KOs) will... Read more
Independent review by WBO confirms Horn decision win
THERE has been a cloud of controversy surrounding Jeff Horn’s maiden world title win. Since being crowned as the WBO welterweight champion, Horn has faced a wave of unwarranted criticism after all three judges Waleska Roldan, Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan favoured the Australian by scores of 117-111 and... Read more
Damien Hooper recaps Umar Salamov upset: “Now I’m ready for anything”
AS the old adage aptly prompts, a dangerous man is one who has nothing to lose. In the case of Damien Hooper, this expression couldn’t be more fitting. Having parted ways with his career-long promotional team at Hatton Promotions and management, the former Olympian entered his unified regional title... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Sakio Bika 75.20 vs. Luke Sharp 80.50
SAKIO Bika makes his highly anticipated return tonight. After an extended period away, the former WBC super middleweight champion faces domestic divisional gatekeeper Luke Sharp for a WBC affiliated regional bauble at the Fraternity Club in Wollongong, New South Wales. The card, promoted by Paul Nasari’s Neutral Corner Promotions,... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Fighter of the Year: Jeff Horn
JEFF Horn has picked up Fighter of the Year honours for the second consecutive year. The 29-year-old schoolteacher had a signature twelve months in 2016, winning all of his three appearances for the year, with all three of those impressive wins coming inside the distance. Under the guidance of... Read more
Jeff Horn dethrones Manny Pacquiao in memorable upset
JEFF Horn has entered Australian sporting folklore after scoring a famous upset win over Manny Pacquiao. We will be hard-pressed to find a more thrilling and seesawing twelve rounds than those that were witnessed by a record 51,052 spectators at Suncorp Stadium on a picturesque Brisbane afternoon. Even the... Read more
Live Blog: Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn
AFTER months of anticipation, the biggest fight in Australian boxing history is here. Undefeated challenger and Australian underdog Jeff Horn will attempt to score one of the biggest upsets in boxing when he faces eight-division titleholder Manny Pacquiao for his WBO welterweight crown in front of a record crowd... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Manny Pacquiao 146 lbs vs. Jeff Horn 147 lbs
MANNY Pacquiao and Jeff Horn have made weight ahead of their WBO welterweight title collision on Sunday afternoon. Both Pacquiao and Horn weighed inside the welterweight limit, with the challenger tipping the scales right on the welterweight limit. Meanwhile, the 38-year-old Pacquiao was a pound under the 147 lbs... Read more