Jason Whateley looks for ‘eventual’ meeting with Jai Opetaia
JASON Whateley plans to continue fast-tracking his national title claims, as his fourth fight in seven months fast approaches. The in-form cruiserweight, who owns four consecutive knockout wins, heads home for the first time since turning professional, facing well-travelled Argentine Alejandro Emilio Valori on October 12th as part of... Read more
Five potential options for Michael Zerafa
IT was a night that many were not expecting. A dominant display of strength and simple boxing skills saw Michael Zerafa comfortably dispatch of former welterweight titleholder and fellow Aussie, Jeff Horn. Although Horn’s eyes were set on a world title challenge against WBA ‘regular’ champion Ryoto Murata at... Read more
Ben Damon talks Tszyu against ‘excitement machine’ Brubaker
A stand-out year for Tim Tszyu could end with an exclamation mark, after signing to meet fan-friendly slugger Jack Brubaker on December 6th. The regional title fight will see Tszyu (14-0, 10 KOs) defend his pair of WBO and IBF affiliated light middleweight crowns in a third consecutive pay-per-view... Read more
Jeff Horn confirms plans to fight on
LESS than a month removed from his defeat to Michael Zerafa, Jeff Horn has announced his plans to fight on. The former welterweight titleholder fronted the media in Brisbane earlier today, confirming an inevitable decision to resume his decorated punch-for-pay career in the same training environment. Flanked by long-time... Read more
Victor Nagbe welcomes ‘inevitable’ Daniel Lewis clash
IN most cases, a fight between two unbeaten prospects would be a topic of hypothetical discussion. But for unbeaten former kickboxing star and boxing convert Victor Nagbe, a potential fight with former Australian light middleweight titleholder Daniel Lewis in December could be an essential part of his development. Just... Read more
Jayde Mitchell pens long-term promotional pact
JAYDE Mitchell has secured his long-term future, penning a lucrative promotional pact with Hosking Promotions. The world rated super middleweight, who has featured in 11 title fights since turning professional in 2014, is on the cusp of securing an inevitable world title opportunity. After weeks of negotiations, Mitchell (19-1,... Read more
Brubaker on Fenech switch: “Jeff will bring out the best in me”
JACK Brubaker believes Jeff Fenech can help revitalise his career. The 27-year-old from Sydney has parted ways with long-time trainer Graham Shaw and has joined forces with the Hall of Famer Fenech after feeling as though something was lacking in his most recent battles. “The past couple of fights... Read more
Will Tomlinson talks building momentum, promotional homecoming
FOR most fighters, having the opportunity to fight at home is often seen as a luxury. For former super featherweight titleholder and fledgling promoter Will Tomlinson, this is something that he looks to offer to his growing stable of professional fighters. Tomlinson’s company, WILDFIGHTER, heads to regional Victorian town... Read more
Bob Arum teases possible Lomachenko-Kambosos clash
OVER the course of his legendary promotional career, Bob Arum has created a myriad of stars. Starting with Muhammad Ali, the Las Vegas-based promoter has played a vital part in creating some of boxing’s biggest names, including the likes of Manny Pacquiao as well as more recently, Terence Crawford... Read more
Jeff Fenech on Horn-Zerafa rematch, Rushton’s future
JEFF Fenech has never been one to mince his words. The former three-time world champion, who now operates as a successful trainer, is regarded by most as the best fighter ever produced on these shores, and is seen as an obvious source of knowledge. The 55-year-old Hall of Famer... Read more
Ben Damon on Brock Jarvis: “He’s got star all over him”
AS the dust settles on the ‘Battle of Bendigo’, a developing storyline that has emerged is the arrival of hard-hitting prospect, Brock Jarvis. The undefeated super bantamweight phenom entered his unified regional title clash with former world title challenger Ernesto Saulong in the midst of an imposing 15-fight knockout... Read more
Tommy Browne calls for best in division
IN terms of staying power, few can match the career longevity of Tommy Browne. Just over seventeen years on from his professional debut, Browne (41-7-2, 17 KOs) remains a relevant figure, particularly in the domestic landscape, facing the best Australia has to offer for more than a decade. Having... Read more
Zerafa not the first boxer to strike it big on the goldfields
Alex McClintock is the author of On the Chin: A Boxing Education, available now from Text Publishing. MICHAEL Zerafa’s knockout of Jeff Horn at Bendigo Stadium may one day be seen as a turning point in Australian boxing history. I’m not talking about the brief gimmick of replacing the... Read more
Glenn Rushton releases official statement
Unfortunately Saturday night was a tough night for us – but I just can’t thank our supporters enough for their kind words. Boxers are a tough bunch – but we’re still human and rest assured, we still hurt. I personally haven’t had a lot of sleep since the fight... Read more
Michael Zerafa shocks Horn in Bendigo masterclass
IT was one-sided, it was dominant and it was prophetic. Michael Zerafa executed a clear and simplistic gameplan to perfection on Saturday night, putting together a near flawless display to ignite his world level ambitions at Bendigo Stadium. In the build-up, the former Commonwealth titleholder told the public ad... Read more