DDP Sports launch next generation ‘FUTR’ program
AUSTRALIA’s newest promotional firm DDP Sports are not resting on their laurels after their record-breaking show on April 7th. Today the fledgling Brisbane-based company announced their new platform FUTR, designed to help new and emerging professional boxers develop their brand and become household names. “FUTR is a platform specifically... Read more
Moloney Brothers confirm next date, interest in World Boxing Super Series
UNDEFEATED sensations Andrew and Jason Moloney return to the ring for their second outing of 2018. Andrew Moloney defends his WBA Oceania super flyweight bauble for the third time in as many fights against Filipino livewire Richard Claveras (18-3, 15 KOs). The fight will be at Malvern Town Hall... Read more
Jack Brubaker vs. Tyrone Nurse headlines ‘British Beef’
THE next instalment of the wildly successful Johnny Lewis’ Boxing Series has been confirmed and will be held on Thursday May 24 at The Star in Sydney. The stacked seven fight card has been dubbed ‘British Beef’ and will be headlined by a world class welterweight showdown between Sydney’s... Read more
George Kambosos signs multi-year deal with DiBella Entertainment
GEORGE Kambosos is a step closer to fulfilling his world title ambitions after signing an exclusive, multi-year contract with prominent American promoter, DiBella Entertainment. Kambosos will make his US debut on May 5th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut as part of DiBella Entertainment’s signature Broadway Boxing series.... Read more
Lucas Browne to fight on: “This is a learning curve”
LOSING has been a steep learning curve for Lucas Browne but he has no plans of hanging up his gloves just yet. The former WBA heavyweight titleholder had high hopes of his highly anticipated clash with England’s Dillian Whyte revitalising his career but instead it dished out some hard... Read more
Renold Quinlan Ready for War Against Hooper
RENOLD Quinlan isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. The latest big fight for the man from Kempsey sees a foray into the light heavyweight division to take on Queenslander Damien Hooper (13-1, 8 KOs) for his WBO International title on the DDP Sports card at the Brisbane... Read more
Damien Hooper declares: “I’m Australia’s best talent”
DAMIEN Hooper is out to prove he’s the best fighter in Australia. It’s a bold declaration but before he can lay claim to such a lofty assertion, the former Olympian must get past Kempsey’s Renold Quinlan (12-2, 8 KO’s) this Saturday night on DDP Sports’ impressive ‘Revolution’ card at... Read more
Dennis Hogan on Jimmy Kelly, earning title credentials
A second consecutive win over world rated opposition should put Dennis Hogan on the fast-track to an inevitable second world title opportunity. Hogan (26-1-1, 8 KOs) continues to inch closer to a challenge at the WBO light middleweight throne, presently held by American dynamo Sadam Ali. The final obstacle... Read more
Tim Tszyu wants big year: “I’m here to test myself”
IF Tim Tszyu can mirror the development he undertook over the last twelve months, he’ll be well placed amongst the best in his division. The prodigious 23-year-old will begin his 2018 campaign on Saturday night, taking part in the stacked ‘Revolution’ bill presented by ambitious promotional firm DDP Sports,... Read more
Horn vs. Crawford finds new date, rescheduled for June 9th
JEFF Horn’s American debut has found a new home. Reigning WBO welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn will make the second defence of his world championship against former lightweight champion and former undisputed light welterweight kingpin, Terence Crawford. The pair will finally collide on June 9th at the iconic MGM Grand... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne
THE heavyweight division will meet its next legitimate title challenger on Sunday morning. Long feuding rivals Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) and Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) will finally collide for the WBC International heavyweight title along with mandatory status to face WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder at The... Read more
Redemption Awaits for Lucas Browne
THE road to redemption for Lucas Browne begins in London. It was two years ago that Browne defied the odds in Grozny, Chechnya to lift the WBA heavyweight title but purgatory was soon to follow. Now, after what seems like an eternity, the Sydney-based slugger finally has the chance... Read more
Darragh Foley on Steven Wilcox and chasing 50/50 fights
DARRAGH Foley has made a habit out of continually seeking the best fights on paper. His latest date appears to be no different, with the charismatic Irishman topping a stacked St Patrick Day’s bill at The Star in Sydney as part of the second instalment of the Johnny Lewis... Read more
Blake Caparello confirms Chilemba ramifications: “It’s a must win for me”
A moment of self reflection forced Blake Caparello to reevaluate his career trajectory. Riding a four-fight win streak against modest oppositon dating back to 2016, the former world title challenger hit a personal crossroads. Rated by all four sanctioning bodies, but with no worthwhile opportunities on the immediate horizon,... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Blake Caparello vs. Isaac Chilemba
BY the end of this weekend, the immediate world title ambitions of both Blake Caparello and Isaac Chilemba will have been decided. Former sparring partners and professional acquaintances Caparello (26-2-1, 10 KOs) and Chilemba (24-5-2, 10 KOs) will put their friendship on hold when they collide for the vacant... Read more
Steven Wilcox looks to spoil St Patrick’s Day in Sydney
STEVEN Wilcox believes that fighting in front of a boisterous Irish crowd celebrating St Patrick’s Day will work to his advantage. The 27-year-old Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will face Sydney-based Irishman Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) in the main event of the second installment of the Johnny Lewis Fight... Read more
Lucas Browne discusses Fury sparring: “He has all the tricks in the book”
HEAVYWEIGHT contender Lucas Browne is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to defeat Dillian Whyte in their proposed clash later this month. Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) sparred with lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) at Ricky Hatton’s gym, Hatton Health & Fitness in Manchester earlier today.... Read more
Dillian Whyte: “Browne keeps talking rubbish on social media”
IF their fight produces the same intensity as their social media exchanges, we should expect a shoot-out. WBC mandatory heavyweight challenger Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) and undefeated Australian Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) have been trading barbs for months in the hope of forcing an eventual fight. With... Read more
Sam Soliman primed for final year, fourth Mundine fight
FORMER world champion Sam Soliman plans to end his career with a memorable 2018 campaign. Soliman (45-14, 19 KOs) continues his journey to cement his legacy as one of Australia’s best when he takes on crafty cross-combat veteran Wes Capper (19-2, 12 KOs) on Saint Patrick’s Day in Melbourne.... Read more
Damien Hooper vs. Renold Quinlan added to stacked Revolution card
THE stacked ‘Revolution’ card just got better. In what promises to be an explosive clash classy boxer-puncher Damien Hooper (13-1, 8 KOs) will defend his WBO International light heavyweight title against long feuding rival Renold Quinlan (12-2, 8 KOs) on the undercard of the world title eliminator between Dennis... Read more
The team recap a busy night of boxing, with undefeated trio Jason Moloney, Andrew Moloney and Bilal Akkawy scoring signature wins across two states. Read more
Bilal Akkawy admits De Carolis win would be “the biggest to date”
FROM the first day he laced a pair of gloves, Bilal Akkawy’s family have been grooming him for success. The humble and softly spoken 24-year-old will be given the opportunity to fulfill the prophecy of those around him when he tackles Italian veteran and former WBA super middleweight ruler... Read more
Tony Tolj highlights historic title attempt and overseas opportunities
THE Moloney brothers are on the verge accomplishing a unique and historic feat. At the St Kilda City Hall on Saturday night, undefeated twins Andrew and Jason Moloney can become the first ever Australian brothers to simultaneously reign as Commonwealth champions. The lighter of the duo, Andrew Moloney (15-0,... Read more
Paul Nasari on Akkawy vs. De Carolis: “This fight is big for everybody involved”
VETERAN Sydney promoter Paul Nasari knows a big fight when he sees one. The face of leading Sydney promotional firm Neutral Corner Fight Promotions is battling to contain his excitement ahead of the high-stakes super middleweight showdown his company has assembled between undefeated dynamo Bilal Akkawy and former WBA... Read more
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
The team breaks down Anthony Mundine’s future options, while discussing make-or-break fights for Bilal Akkawy as well as Andrew Moloney and Jason Moloney. Read more
Episode 2 — 2017 in Review
The team recaps a landmark 2017, highlighted by the rise of WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and his impact on Aus-Boxing.com’s subsequent pound-for-pound list. Powered by Everlast in association with Aus-Boxing.com 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