Lucas Browne reacts to Shannon Briggs failed VADA drug test
CONTROVERSIAL heavyweight Shannon Briggs has failed a drug test, putting his heavyweight title hopes in serious doubt. In a bizarre sequence of events, the 45-year-old Briggs, a former two-time heavyweight titleholder, failed a drug test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association as part of the WBA’s Fair Boxing Program. Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs)... Read more
Billy Dib assesses Pacquiao vs. Horn, “I’ve gotta go with the odds makers”
BILLY Dib knows a thing or two about high-profile fights. The former two-division titleholder, who is currently in Oxnard, California training under the astute eye of renowned trainer Robert Garcia, was recently quizzed by American journalist Elie Seckbach about the looming WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and... Read more
Mothers Day: Australian Boxing Reaction
MOTHERS Day is a day of celebration and appreciation towards mothers and motherly figures. Check out the reaction of Australian boxers across the country, paying tribute to the important women in their life below. Happy Mother's Day to my mum and all the mothers out there. Had a great... Read more
Lenny Zappavigna still eyeing world title honours
LENNY Zappavigna isn’t letting his most recent loss get him down. His goal of winning a world title is still well and truly alive. It was last December when Zappavigna (35-3, 25 KOs) was handed an opportunity to secure a title shot when he faced off against dangerous Kazakh,... Read more
Kambosos outpoints lively Balla, steals the show
IT was meant to be the Joseph Parker show on Saturday night at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand, but it was Australian lightweight supremo George Kambosos Jr. who stole the show. With Justin Fortune in his corner, Kambosos faced off against fellow Aussie Qamil Balla... Read more
Our Experts Decide: George Kambosos Jr vs. Qamil Balla
AUSTRALIA’s premier lightweight will be crowned tonight when undefeated pair George Kambosos Jr and Qamil Balla square off. Kambosos (11-0, 6 KOs) and Balla (11-0-1, 5 KOs) will be the co-feature bout at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand, where Joseph Parker will defend his WBO... Read more
George Kambosos Jr unloads on Qamil Balla: “I will take his heart away from him”
GEORGE Kambosos Jr is not one to shy away from making bold statements. The brash Sydney resident, who is widely regarded as Australia’s consensus number one lightweight, has unleashed a tirade of trash talk towards undefeated former national titleholder Qamil Balla ahead of their high stakes collision on Saturday... Read more
Manny Pacquiao hits Brisbane, promoter promises big event
BOXING royalty arrived in Australia today as Manny Pacquiao begins his promotional tour for his fight with Jeff Horn. The eight division titleholder made a brief appearance at Brisbane Airport on Monday afternoon, greeting an enthusiastic media gathering before making a prompt exit. The 38-year-old gave little in terms... Read more
Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn confirmed for July 2nd
THE worst kept secret in world boxing has finally been confirmed. Former schoolteacher and undefeated starlet Jeff Horn has landed a once in a lifetime opportunity to challenge legendary eight division titleholder and reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Sunday July 2nd at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Four... Read more
Jack Brubaker on future plans: “I’m gunning for Jeff Horn”
A marquee twelve month period catapulted Jack Brubaker towards the top of the welterweight division domestically. After just fourteen fights as a professional, the proud Cronulla resident is seen as the consensus number two welterweight behind undefeated starlet Jeff Horn, followed closely by Commonwealth welterweight ruler Kris George. Brubaker... Read more
Darragh Foley reacts to 2016 campaign, Miami training camp
ARTICULATE, charismatic and controversial would all be fitting words to describe the unique nature of Darragh Foley’s personality. The confident and brash Irishman has an impressive track record for producing excitement more often than not when he laces up his gloves. However, this also transfers through to his ability... Read more
Tim Tszyu looks to continue his steady rise
TIM Tszyu was always destined to take part in the family business. At the ripe young age of 22, the eldest son of legendary Hall of Famer and former lineal light welterweight ruler Kostya Tszyu, has ditched the amateur trade in order to pursue a promising career in the... Read more
Ben Savva on building momentum, targeting Jack Brubaker fight
BEN Savva has overcome a rocky start to his professional career to establish himself as a darkhorse in a stacked welterweight division. The relocated Englishman, who now calls Sydney home, will make the first defence of his recently acquired OPBF Silver welterweight strap against Filipino import Joel Dela Cruz... Read more
Lynden Hosking previews Punches at the Park III, calls for Aussie vs. Aussie fights
VICTORIAN promoter Lynden Hosking is looking to secure as many domestic match ups as possible. Hosking’s fledgling promotional company, Hosking Promotions, will host their seventh professional event and the third installment of the aptly titled ‘Punches at the Park’ series on Saturday night at the Melbourne Park Function Centre,... Read more
Ibrahim Balla on learning curves, continuing to improve
IBRAHIM Balla will use the adversity he faced in 2016 as motivation to start his year off in impressive fashion. Just one fight removed from his only blemish as a professional, the former Olympian and two-divison Australian titleholder admits that he learnt a lot about himself during a difficult... Read more
Adam Wilcock highlights importance of Sherrington win over Mitchell
FOR Les Sherrington and his team, winning on Saturday night is all that matters. A confident Team Sherrington, led by the veteran’s manager Adam Wilcock, believe that an upset victory in their WBA affiliated regional title fight in Melbourne will set their fighter up for one last run at... Read more
Les Sherrington discusses past performances, motivation to continue fighting
IF his desire and will to win are anything to go by, Les Sherrington should give Jayde Mitchell a run for his money. The Gold Coast-based Sherrington has faced a murderers row of super middleweights in a credible career that has spanned over fifteen years. But even at 34,... Read more
Jayde Mitchell on Les Sherrington, potential Bilal Akkawy fight
A stacked super middleweight division isn’t going to stop unified regional titleholder Jayde Mitchell from seeking the biggest fights available. The popular Peninusla-based product is in the final stages of his preparation to face durable divisional gatekeeper Les Sherrington on Saturday night as the feature attraction of Hosking Promotions... Read more
Anthony Buttigieg recaps Rocky Jerkic win, lifting Commonwealth title
ANTHONY Buttigieg scored a famous upset on Friday night, derailing the highly touted Rocky Jerkic over twelve heats in Melbourne. The Melburnian, who is aptly nicked named ‘The Boss’, mauled the previously unbeaten Jerkic (now 15-1, 12 KOs) and was quick to assert himself from the opening stanza, smothering... Read more
Anthony Buttigieg on Rocky Jerkic: “I think they look at me like I’m an easy option”
UNDEFEATED light middleweight prospect Anthony Buttigieg can’t help but get the feeling that he’s being overlooked. The stocky Melburnian faces a herculean challenge on Friday night when he attempts to derail the ascension of former Australian light middleweight titleholder Rocky Jerkic. The pair will collide for the prestigious Commonwealth... Read more
Bob Arum: “The Australian deal is not going to happen now”
JEFF Horn’s fairytale world title bid against Manny Pacquiao appears to be on unsteady ground. Pacquiao’s promoter, the iconic Bob Arum of Top Rank, told ESPN earlier today that the eight division titleholder and reigning WBO welterweight titleholder is pursuing a lucrative offer to fight in the United Arab Emirates after... Read more
Josh King talks Michael Katsidis: “I’m going out there to try and stop him”
HE might be fighting in his home state, but nothing about competing at Rumours International will be familiar for Josh King. The popular Townsville resident and formerly world rated lightweight will play the unfamiliar role of visitor within the confines of the Queensland border when he challenges former two-time... Read more
Kerry Foley looks to make statement in February 25th homecoming
REIGNING Australian light heavyweight titleholder Kerry Foley returns to the ring for the first time in 2017, headlining a Sydney Fight League card in his hometown of Dee Why on February 25th. The event will prove to be a homecoming of sorts for the 29-year-old Foley, with the event... Read more
Live Blog: Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green 2
TONIGHT, one of Australian boxing’s most memorable rivalries will come to an end. Former world titleholders and sworn enemies Anthony Mundine and Danny Green will square off for one last time at the Adelaide Oval with bragging rights and the Australian cruiserweight title on the line. Follow our live... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green 2
TEN years on, the biggest fight in Australian boxing history will have its prolonged sequel and presumed final chapter. Anthony Mundine and Danny Green, both highly decorated three-division titleholders, will square off for one last time at the Adelaide Oval with bragging rights and the Australian cruiserweight title on... Read more
DiBella Entertainment strengthens ties with Asia Pacific region
LOU DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment (DBE), has appointed Australian boxing agent Brendan Bourke to represent DBE in the Asia Pacific region in search of new talent. DiBella and Bourke intend to sign quality fighters that will resonate with an American television audience. “Australia, New Zealand and the Asia... Read more
Team Moloney intent on stealing the show at Adelaide Oval
BY the time Friday rolls around, the talk of the boxing town will be firmly affixed on the rematch between Anthony Mundine and Danny Green. But if you look close enough, the future of Australian boxing could potentially be on display in the preliminary bouts at Adelaide Oval when accomplished twin... Read more
Renold Quinlan on Chris Eubank Jr: “I let my fists do the talking”
IN just one fight, Renold Quinlan went from unheralded to universally respected. Although former unified middleweight titleholder Daniel Geale had admittedly seen better days, it was both the quick and brutal nature of Quinlan’s second round knockout at the Silverdome Basketball Stadium that got people talking. Now only days... Read more
Paul Malignaggi discusses Pacquiao-Horn: “I can see why they’re doing it”
PAUL Malignaggi has garnered respect within the boxing industry for his achievements inside the ring and for his knowledge outside of it. So it comes as no surprise that the former two-division titleholder has found a familiar home in the commentary booth, excelling in multiple roles as a colour... Read more
Angelo Hyder on Mundine-Green rematch: “I never thought it would happen”
DANNY Green and Anthony Mundine may be sworn rivals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t respect each other. Green’s long-time trainer Angelo Hyder has heaped praise on the athletic ability of Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) ahead of their highly anticipated rematch at Adelaide Oval next month. In a recent... Read more