Lucas Browne looks forward: “I don’t have time to muck around”
LUCAS Browne has used his time on the sidelines to plot a return to the heavyweight summit. The hard-hitting Australian lost his unbeaten record on the biggest of stages, falling to WBC Silver titleholder Dillian Whyte at the O2 Arena in spectacular fashion after six one-sided rounds. Browne, 39,... Read more
Andrew Moloney ready for Concepcion, aims for Yafai
THE biggest test of super flyweight sensation Andrew Moloney’s career is fast approaching. The 27-year-old, who holds top ten ratings with all four major sanctioning bodies, will feature in the grand opening of the new Bendigo Stadium in regional Victoria against former world champion Luis Concepcion. “I know people... Read more
Brave Jackson withdrawn in nine at Windsor Park
THERE is nothing more detrimental to a fighter’s future than a brave trainer. Thankfully for Luke Jackson, his trusted mentor and career-long trainer Billy Hussein doesn’t fall into the above category. The Tasmanian was brave beyond measure and looked more than capable of upsetting the odds, but Carl Frampton... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Luke Jackson vs. Carl Frampton
LUKE Jackson will challenge Carl Frampton for his version of a featherweight title at Windsor Park on Sunday morning. The unbeaten former Olympian (16-0, 7 KOs) will need to put in a career-best performance to wrestle gold from Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs), who has held world titles in two... Read more
Adam Wilcock reviews Jackson journey to gold
THE collaborative approach shared by Luke Jackson and his team have allowed the Tasmanian to reach lofty heights. With his maiden world title challenge days away, Jackson’s long-time promoter Adam Wilcock of Fightcard Promotions recaps the unbeaten featherweight’s fast rise to world level honours. “I’ve always maintained it’s important... Read more
Luke Jackson: “I’ll only get one shot at this”
High up on the wall of Billy Hussein’s Bodypunch gym there’s a mural of Muhammad Ali that reads: ‘don’t count the days, make the days count.’ It’s safe to say Tasmania’s Luke Jackson is doing just that. Jackson is set to fight in the biggest bout of his life... Read more
Carl Frampton: “I feel like I’m going to knock him out”
THE enormity of headlining a stadium bill isn’t being understated by Carl Frampton. Now just days away from his highly anticipated fight against unbeaten Australian Luke Jackson, the 31-year-old isn’t taking anything for granted, highlighting the importance of winning at home. Although the general public believe Frampton (25-1, 14... Read more
Billy Dib says farewell to the fight game
Letting go is never easy. Sydney’s Billy Dib had hoped for one final hurrah in the form of another world crown when he faced off with flashy American Tevin Farmer for the IBF super featherweight world title at Redfern’s Technology Park last Friday night, but it wasn’t to be.... Read more
Tevin Farmer: “I believe I’ll stop him in six rounds or less”
THERE is a sense of irony surrounding Tevin Farmer’s world title challenge against Billy Dib. Unlike many of the star-studded names in the stacked super-featherweight division, Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) wasn’t signed on the back of a stellar amateur career. The Philadelphia-born southpaw took the road less traveled, fighting... Read more
Billy Dib determined to defy odds
THE story of Billy Dib is one of remarkable longevity and unrivaled determination. Ten years ago, an undefeated Dib unsuccessfully challenged Steve Luevano for his version of a featherweight world championship at the famed Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins’ signature win over undefeated... Read more