Terence Crawford given mandatory status for Jeff Horn’s WBO crown
FORGET Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn has another challenge on his hands providing he gets past Gary Corcoran. Introducing undisputed light welterweight champion, Terence Crawford. The unified WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF and RING Magazine titleholder has signalled his intention to move up in weight, formally vacating his WBO and IBF championships as his... Read more
The Winners & Losers: Ultimate Fight Night
TO say that Sunday’s inaugural Johnny Lewis Ultimate Fight Night was well received would be an understatement. The sleeping giant that is Sydney’s domestic boxing scene has been awoken after the stacked seven-fight showcase, which featured a healthy mix of veterans, prospects and legitimate contenders all in competitive match-ups.... Read more
Jason Moloney lights up Julias Kisarawe, Andrew Moloney makes history
SATURDAY night proved to be another successful night for Team Moloney. World rated pocket dynamo Jason Moloney (now 15-0, 12 KOs) destroyed Julias Kisarawe (now 27-5-1, 14 KOs) in less than a round to claim the vacant WBA Oceania bantamweight title at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on Saturday... Read more
Darragh Foley’s Grand Plan
DARRAGH Foley is a man with a plan. The talented southpaw faces off with Japan’s Ryuji Hatchimitsu Ikeda in the fourth defence of his WBA Oceania super lightweight title at The Star Casino in Sydney tomorrow. If victorious, Foley also stands to collect the WBO Oriental and interim WBC... Read more
Jack Brubaker seeks dual crowns, fight with Jeff Horn
EVERYTHING about Jack Brubaker exudes confidence. From his overwhelmingly brash fight kit, to the assortment of tattoos across his chest, Brubaker (13-1-1, 7 KOs) has the look of a fighter that could potentially cross over. However, for all the talk and bravado, there has to be an undeniable ability... Read more
Free Live Stream: Punches at the Park 6
HOSKING Promotions are bringing boxing back to the people. We are delighted to confirm that Aus-Boxing, in conjunction with Hosking Promotions will live stream the highly anticipated “Punches at the Park 6” card Saturday on night free of charge on our Facebook Page, with a full production show complete... Read more
Kris George declares: “Jack hasn’t fought anyone that punches like me”
IT is difficult to see Kris George’s name without seeing the phrase, ‘Fear My Heart’. While cliches and catch phrases are often associated with fighters, you’ll be hard pressed to find a sentence more fitting to the Toowoomba-based mauler than the one above. With a limited amateur background and... Read more
Sakio Bika admits: “I’m injury free for the first time in two years”
SUNDAY afternoon might be the last time Sakio Bika fights on Australian shores. If this is truly the case, the Cameroon native will go out in style, promoting one of the best cards of the year while featuring in the main event. Bika will face durable Serbian Geard Ajetovic... Read more
Wade Ryan to play familiar role of spoiler against Tim Tszyu
HAS gloves, will travel. Once again, Wade Ryan has lived up to his road warrior mentality. The criminally underestimated Ryan, who has held state and regional titles in his five years as a professional, has been hand picked to test the mettle of highly regarded prospect Tim Tszyu over... Read more
Tim Tszyu looking for first professional belt, Australian title honours
MOST fighters wouldn’t be looking to compete in a ten round fought in just their seventh professional outing. But most fighters aren’t Tim Tszyu. The prodigiously talented Tszyu (6-0, 5 KOs) will move down in weight to face rugged spoiler Wade Ryan (14-5, 3 KOs) for his first professional... Read more
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Gary Corcoran
GARY Corcoran has landed an unlikely shot at WBO world welterweight champion Jeff Horn. This has prompted many critics from around the globe to question just who the aptly titled ‘Hellraiser’ is. The English know Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) well, especially after his thrilling battle against Liam Williams for... Read more
Bob Trigg and Luke Boyd promise explosive shoot-out
A lack of size typically equates to a lack of opportunity for smaller fighters in Australia. This changes on Sunday afternoon, when reigning Australian bantamweight champion Robert “Bob” Trigg faces former Olympian Luke Boyd for the vacant Australian super bantamweight strap at the Star Casino as part of the... Read more
Hogan outguns Nonaka, targets world title in 2018
DENNIS Hogan is all but guaranteed a world title shot after outgunning Yuki Nonaka. Hogan (now 26-1-1, 7 KOs) outworked Nonaka (31-9-3, 10 KOs) for the WBO number two ranking at light middleweight over ten one-sided rounds at the Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre on Saturday night. The 32-year-old... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Dennis Hogan 69.60 vs. Yuki Nonaka 69.70
DENNIS Hogan is a step closer to a second world title shot after making weight last night. Hogan, 32, and Nonaka, 39, both weighed inside the light middleweight limit, with the Brisbane-based Irishman tipping the scales at 69.60 kilograms. Meanwhile, the WBO #7 world rated Nonaka weighed in at... Read more
Dennis Hogan recalls first world title shot, transition to Glenn Rushton
INSELPARKHALLE in Wilhelmsburg, Germany is a place that will be forever etched in the mind of Dennis Hogan. To most, it was the location of Hogan’s lone career blemish, being an unsuccessful world title challenge against interim WBA middleweight titleholder Jack Culcay, who defeated Hogan by unanimous decision in... Read more
Alex Leapai looks to reclaim spot as Australia’s best heavyweight
THERE was a time where Alex Leapai stop atop of the heavyweight division in Australia. Fresh off an upset win over the undefeated Denis Boytsov in Germany, Leapai earned an unlikely shot at long-ruling lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. That highly publicised Cinderella story marked the pinnacle of what... Read more
Rohan Murdock discusses ‘untapped potential’, intention to sign with Duco
NO opponent has hurt Rohan Murdock more than injury and inactivity. Widely touted as the dark horse in a stacked super middleweight division, the formerly world rated Queenslander – who has tasted defeat just once in 20 professional appearances – has been forced to sit on the sidelines and... Read more
Sam Banney laments recent loss, aims to dethrone Chevalier
IF setbacks pave the way for comebacks, Sam Banney is on the verge of something big. The dexterous Banney, a stablemate of WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn at Glenn Rushton’s Stretton Boxing Club, is looking to secure the biggest win of his fledgling professional career when he challenges the... Read more
Ibrahim Balla continues rebuild against unbeaten Tanzanian
NOBODY likes to lose – least of all boxers – so when Ibrahim Balla came up short against Filipino Neil John Tabanao in June last year, he was shattered. The talented 27-year-old from Werribee in Melbourne’s western suburbs, who was undefeated in nine fights at the time, had a... Read more
Alex Leapai wants Lucas Browne in 2018: “It’s a fight that needs to happen”
FORMER world title challenger Alex Leapai is already eying off future opponents ahead of his comeback fight against Thomas Peato at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 13. The Samoan-born heavyweight has undefeated former WBA regular titleholder Lucas Browne in his sights and says that a fight... Read more