Dessaix recaps Caparello loss: “I won the fight and everybody knows that”
REAGAN Dessaix is looking to bounce back immediately after losing a decision last Friday evening to Blake Caparello. The ten round contest saw Dessaix (now 16-2, 11 KOs) act as the aggressor in the contest, and appeared to be firmly in control after losing the opening three rounds. Despite... Read more
Daniel Lewis discusses return: “I was 106 kilograms and blown out”
FOR most amateur boxers, the transition to the professional game can be long and arduous. With that in mind, few have been tabbed for success in the paid ranks like hard-hitting former Olympian Daniel Lewis, who makes his professional debut in Melbourne next month. Since topping his division at... Read more
Blake Caparello: “I can’t lose this fight”
BLAKE Caparello has spent the majority of his career sitting atop the light heavyweight division domestically. His domestic reign has been so long and dominant that the idea of a challenge on these shores appeared to be a novelty. After disposing of long-feuding rival Trent Broadhurst in a singular... Read more
Reagan Dessaix: “I want to prove myself as the best”
IT took Reagan Dessaix just one fight to capture the attention of the boxing public. The 22-year-old will look to continue his asension and climb to the summit of the light heavyweight division domestically, when he faces long-time ruler Blake Caparello in Melbourne on Friday night. As his biggest... Read more
Andrew Moloney prepares for world title eliminator
RISING super flyweight star Andrew Moloney is locked into training as he prepares for his showdown with impressive Chilean Miguel Gonzalez. The winner of the world title eliminator on March 22 will put themselves in line for a crack at WBA super flyweight titleholder Khalid Yafai, securing their place... Read more
The Recap: Tszyu and Tapia shine
THE eyes of the Australian sporting public were firmly fixated on the Hordern Pavilion on Friday night. With a lack of mainstream sports to compete against, boxing took centre stage as Paul Gallen headlined a card stacked with competitive and evenly-matched domestic fights. THE GOOD Tim Tszyu Tabbed as... Read more
Tim Tszyu sees America in near future
THE more that Tim Tszyu develops, the harder it is getting to secure meaningful opponents. Just two years into his professional career, Tszyu (11-0, 9 KOs) has already progressed to the level where championship fights at a respectable level are fast becoming an option. The prodigious talent was originally... Read more
Anthony Mundine announces: “I’m not retiring, I’m coming back”
WE thought Anthony Mundine’s professional career was over. However, the former three-division titleholder made a shock announcement on morning breakfast show Sunrise, confirming his intentions to fight on and pursue a rematch with Jeff Horn. “After reflecting on the last fight, I wanted to sail into the sunset,” Mundine... Read more
Mateo Tapia wants a test: “I don’t need easy fights”
MATEO Tapia has all the tools to compete at the highest level in his division. Signed to one of the leading management firms in the world, MTK Global, Tapia (8-0, 5 KOs) has aligned himself with some major players in the industry. While positive association often equals success, pure... Read more
Mark Lucas on career rebirth: “I’m on my way back”
SIX months ago, Mark Lucas surprised the boxing community with an unlikely retirement. Citing a lack of desire and refuting the politics that flood the sport domestically, Lucas hung up his gloves after an unbeaten campaign in nine professional fights. However, a break away from the punch-for-pay profession gave... Read more
Rocky Jerkic: “I’m happy to be straight in the deep end”
FROM the moment Rocky Jerkic burst onto the scene in 2011, he was touted for big things. A number of hurdles have fallen his way since, but this hasn’t stopped the immensely talented firebrand from working his way back into contention, starting on Friday night. After a four year... Read more
Matt Rose: “We need to stack all of our cards”
DUE to a lack of televised cards, seldom do we see the best domestic fights that could be made. With a relatively small talent pool that struggles for mainstream exposure, promoters are often forced to think outside of the box to create opportunities for our next generation. The progressive... Read more