George Kambosos secures Tony Luis in unofficial title eliminator
GEORGE Kambosos isn’t wasting any time as he works his way into world title contention. The 24-year-old has signed to faced WBA #11 rated lightweight Tony Luis in a high-stakes regional title unification that has the potential to cause movement within the stacked lightweight division. Kambosos (13-0, 8 KOs)... Read more
ANBF seeks rating recommendations with WBC and IBF
THE Australian title has been held in low regard for the best part of a decade. Despite the allure and prestige that surrounds with being called a national champion, most fighters are quick to win and the vacate the Australian championship, irrespective of division, due to the archaic regulations... Read more
The Winners & Losers: Star of the Ring 2
WE’VE learned to expect the unexpected when it comes to Anthony Mundine. Often revered for his polarizing personality and occasional left-of-center opinions, few athletes, if any, garner such differing views from the Australian sporting public. The ultimate heel, Mundine is more than happy to play the ‘bad guy’, with... Read more
Jai Opetaia recaps swift professional rise, signature 2017 campaign
WE knew that Jai Opetaia was good. He might be better than we thought. To be undefeated after just three years as a professional is fairly common in Australia. However, to be both unbeaten and simultaneously considered as the consensus second best fighter in your division is seldom seen.... Read more
Kye MacKenzie on recent activity, motivation to compete
KYE MacKenzie is living proof that an active fighter is indeed a happy fighter. Three fights in four months have left the reinvigorated 25-year-old with not only an impressive recent run of form, but a WBO #15 world rating at lightweight – only two places behind domestic divisional leader... Read more
Anthony Mundine: “I’m the Bernard Hopkins of this country”
AGE is nothing but a number to Anthony Mundine. The 42-year-old who faces fellow Sydney-sider Tommy Browne in his 56th professional fight on January 17th at The Star in Sydney isn’t concerned with critics who say his best days are behind him. Instead, Mundine, a man who is one... Read more
Dennis Hogan continues title march against former title challenger
WORLD rated light middleweight Dennis Hogan continues his march towards a second world title opportunity. The 32-year-old Hogan, who holds a WBO #4 rating at light middleweight, will take on the WBO #5 Jimmy Kilrain Kelly (23-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental crown on April 7th at... Read more
Darragh Foley opponent confirmed for St. Patrick’s Day showcase
DARRAGH Foley will have the opportunity to lead the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a victory at The Star in Sydney. The well-received series of Sydney-based events named after Johnny Lewis will host it’s second installment at The Star on St Patrick’s Day, being Saturday 17th March, with enigmatic... Read more
Champion vs. Champion: Moloney signs for Dacquel
UNBEATEN super flyweight sensation Andrew Moloney returns for the biggest test of his professional career on February 24th. Moloney (15-0, 10 KOs) puts his WBA Oceania title on the line when he challenges hard-nosed veteran and IBF #5/WBC #11/WBO #12 rated Rene Dacquel for his OPBF championship at the... Read more
Tommy Browne Fighting On
THERE is still a lot of fight left in Tommy Browne. The boxer from Sydney’s southwest has experienced dizzying highs and disheartening lows during his near 16-year ring career but nothing could have prepared him for the death of his brother Davey. Despite such tragedy, Browne (35-6-2, 13 KOs)... Read more
2017 Report Card: Pound for Pound List
WITH the New Year now upon us, it’s time to assess the performances of Australia’s best in 2017. We grade the year for each of our Pound for Pound top ten, assessing their overall campaign, while picking their best point, and biggest area for improvement. 1. Jeff Horn (18-0-1,... Read more
Johnny Nelson welcomes Whyte vs. Browne: “It’s got to be an entertaining fight”
INTEREST in a heavyweight collision between Lucas Browne and Dillian Whyte continues to grow. Sky Sports boxing commentator and former WBO cruiserweight ruler Johnny Nelson is the latest industry expert to endorse a fight between long-feuding rivals Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) and Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs), who holds mandatory... Read more
Lucas Browne: “I just hope Whyte doesn’t deny the fans this fight”
LUCAS Browne admits that the ball is firmly in Dillian Whyte’s court as to whether their proposed clash will go ahead. Browne, 38, and Whyte, 29, have been slated to meet on March 24th for Whyte’s mandatory status with the WBC as well as for his affiliated regional title... Read more
Jason Moloney given mandatory status for Commonwealth title
AUSTRALIA could boast it’s fifth Commonwealth champion in the space of eighteen months. Undefeated bantamweight pocket rocket Jason Moloney has just been announced as the mandatory challenger for the Commonwealth bantamweight title, recently vacated by undefeated Ghanian Duke Micah, who is now pursuing opportunities in the US after signing... Read more
Christmas Day in Australian Boxing
THE holiday season has arrived and the Australian boxing community has celebrated in style. Check out the below to see how some of your favourite fighters celebrated their Christmas: Starting My Day Right ?? Just Want To Wish Everyone Around The World A Merry Xmas, Have A Great Day... Read more
Lucas Browne vs. Dillian Whyte looms for March 24th
A tirade of trash talk has culminated in the signing of a can’t-miss thriller between Lucas Browne and Dillian Whyte. Whyte, 29, and Browne, 38, have traded barbs on social media for months, with the only apparent speed bump being WBO heavyweight ruler Joseph Parker initially considering Browne as... Read more
Paulie Malignaggi: “I don’t think Crawford is a guaranteed win against Horn”
THE vast majority of the boxing world see Jeff Horn as the weak link amongst the reigning titleholders at welterweight. The division currently boasts an abundance of world class operators, including undefeated American dynamo Keith Thurman, who holds the WBC and WBA crowns, alongside the long touted star-in-the-making Errol... Read more
The Winners & Losers: Battle of Brisbane 2
ALL eyes were on Brisbane for the beginning of Jeff Horn’s reign as WBO welterweight champion. A plethora of stars and influencers crowded the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to witness Horn’s eleven round dismantling of Gary Corcoran, which was complimented by a six-fight undercard featuring a handful of... Read more
Weigh-In Results: Jeff Horn 66.52 vs. Gary Corcoran 66.47
THERE was a noticeable shift in mood between both Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran at their official weigh-in. After months of polite exchanges, Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) and Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) were all business after tipping the scales in Brisbane earlier this afternoon. The 29-year-old Horn, who will... Read more
Darragh Foley headlines second Johnny Lewis card
THE second instalment of the Johnny Lewis boxing series promises to be as good as it’s predecessor. The inaugural event at The Star in October proved to be a tremendous success with Sakio Bika, Darragh Foley and Tim Tszyu starring in an afternoon of evenly matched fights at a... Read more
Adam Wilcock underlines bold plan for world title in Tasmania
WHEN FightCard Promotions made it’s first foray into professional boxing in Tasmania, there was a distinct lack of active combatants. Two years on and the sport is thriving locally, with over a dozen active professional participants. And for promotional figurehead Adam Wilcock, it doesn’t stop there with the wheels... Read more
Lucas Browne admits: “I don’t know what the f*ck is going on”
LUCAS Browne currently cuts a figure of extreme frustration. In a comical sequence of events, WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has continued to publicly chase a unification bout against IBF/WBA/IBO heavyweight ruler and divisional cash cow Anthony Joshua while a line of likely back-up opponents wait in earnest for... Read more
Team Crawford on Horn fight location: “We really don’t care”
TERENCE Crawford and his team are licking their lips at the prospect of facing Jeff Horn. While all roads lead to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 13th, where Horn makes the first defence of his WBO welterweight crown against Gary Corcoran, it would be remiss to... Read more
Joseph Parker receives contract for Lucas Browne defence
THE biggest heavyweight fight in Oceanian boxing history is now only one signature away. Undefeated former WBA regular heavyweight titleholder Lucas Browne has confirmed that he has signed for a mouth-watering heavyweight title challenge against unbeaten WBO heavyweight ruler and Kiwi kingpin Joseph Parker at a yet-to-be-determined location next... Read more
Trent Broadhurst: “I need someone like this guy to put the fear into me”
IT would be a fitting case of better late than never if Trent Broadhurst lifts the WBA light heavyweight title. Long touted as the future of Australian boxing, the Slacks Creek resident now has the opportunity to usher in a golden era for Australian boxing overnight in Monaco when... Read more
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