Adam Wilcock reviews Jackson journey to gold
THE collaborative approach shared by Luke Jackson and his team have allowed the Tasmanian to reach lofty heights. With his maiden world title challenge days away, Jackson’s long-time promoter Adam Wilcock of Fightcard Promotions recaps the unbeaten featherweight’s fast rise to world level honours. “I’ve always maintained it’s important... Read more
Luke Jackson: “I’ll only get one shot at this”
High up on the wall of Billy Hussein’s Bodypunch gym there’s a mural of Muhammad Ali that reads: ‘don’t count the days, make the days count.’ It’s safe to say Tasmania’s Luke Jackson is doing just that. Jackson is set to fight in the biggest bout of his life... Read more
Carl Frampton: “I feel like I’m going to knock him out”
THE enormity of headlining a stadium bill isn’t being understated by Carl Frampton. Now just days away from his highly anticipated fight against unbeaten Australian Luke Jackson, the 31-year-old isn’t taking anything for granted, highlighting the importance of winning at home. Although the general public believe Frampton (25-1, 14... Read more
Billy Dib says farewell to the fight game
Letting go is never easy. Sydney’s Billy Dib had hoped for one final hurrah in the form of another world crown when he faced off with flashy American Tevin Farmer for the IBF super featherweight world title at Redfern’s Technology Park last Friday night, but it wasn’t to be.... Read more
Tevin Farmer: “I believe I’ll stop him in six rounds or less”
THERE is a sense of irony surrounding Tevin Farmer’s world title challenge against Billy Dib. Unlike many of the star-studded names in the stacked super-featherweight division, Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) wasn’t signed on the back of a stellar amateur career. The Philadelphia-born southpaw took the road less traveled, fighting... Read more
Billy Dib determined to defy odds
THE story of Billy Dib is one of remarkable longevity and unrivaled determination. Ten years ago, an undefeated Dib unsuccessfully challenged Steve Luevano for his version of a featherweight world championship at the famed Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins’ signature win over undefeated... Read more
Andrew Moloney signs for high-risk Luis Concepcion
SUPER flyweight sensation Andrew Moloney can validate his world title credentials with another marquee win. The unbeaten pocket dynamo will defending his WBA Oceania strap against former two-time world champion Luis Concepcion in a fight that seems destined to produce fireworks. The championship fight will be the tentpole event,... Read more
Kambosos makes light work of Magboo
THERE was a sense of routine inside the walls of the Axiata Arena on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after Manny Pacquiao underlined his worth as a marquee attraction in Kuala Lumpur, disposing of WBA welterweight ruler Lucas Matthysse with surprising ease, a confident George Kambosos strutted his way to centre... Read more
George Kambosos recaps successful Pacquiao camp
IF success is a product of its environment, George Kambosos is well-placed for future glory. The unbeaten lightweight has spent a second training camp in succession alongside legendary future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines, helping the Filipino icon and eight-division titleholder prepare for his looming date... Read more
Mark Lucas announces retirement: “It was one hell of a ride”
FOR any fighter, knowing when the time is right to hang up the gloves is the hardest of all questions. For me it has been no less difficult. If I’m completely honest I chose not to listen to my inner voice over twelve months ago. As I walked by... Read more
Jason Moloney confirmed for WBSS, gets Emmanuel Rodriquez
JASON Moloney has been given a career-best opportunity to shock the world after his confirmed entry into the World Boxing Super Series. Moloney will challenge recently crowned IBF bantamweight ruler Emmanuel Rodriguez in one of the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series after the Australian has entered the... Read more
Luke Jackson vs. Carl Frampton official, August 18 in Belfast
LUKE Jackson couldn’t have picked a bigger platform for his maiden world title challenge. It was confirmed on Monday night in front of an enthusiastic media gathering that the well-travelled Tasmanian will meet former two-division world champion and 2016 RING Magazine Fighter of the Year Carl Frampton for his... Read more
Kris George surrenders Commonwealth title to Josh Kelly
KRIS George was brave and willing, but ultimately came undone. The brave Australian entered the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England on the back of Lewis Ritson’s one round demolition of Paul Hyland Jr, looking to complete a replica performance. However, after seven competitive rounds, George (now 14-2, 8... Read more
Kris George: “It’s not all about flash and boxing ability”
AN unlikely meeting between determination and chance has led Kris George to another marquee opportunity. The criminally underappreciated Queenslander will make the second defence of his Commonwealth welterweight crown against arguably the most regarded talent in world boxing in the early hours of Sunday morning from the Metro Radio... Read more
Live Blog: Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford
THE long anticipated welterweight showdown between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford is here. Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will be looking to make the second successful defence of his WBO welterweight crown against former undisputed light welterweight ruler Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford
THE biggest fight in Australian boxing for this calendar year is finally here. Unbeaten WBO welterweight ruler Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will take on the consensus best boxer in the sport and former undisputed light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) in a salivating fight at the... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Blake Caparello vs. Trent Broadhurst
All eyes will be on Melbourne when Blake Caparello and Trent Broadhurst finally meet. After months of heavy debate and mental warfare, Caparello (26-3-1, 10 KOs) and Broadhurst (20-2, 12 KOs) will collide over ten heats to ultimately decide who is Australia’s consensus number one at light heavyweight. We... Read more
Trent Broadhurst declares: “This isn’t going to a decision”
IF confidence is an indicator of execution, Trent Broadhurst could be primed for a career-best performance. Six months removed from an unsuccessful challenge at lauded WBA light heavyweight ruler Dmitry Bivol in Monte Carlo last November, Broadhurst (20-2, 12 KOs) looks back at the experience as a major learning... Read more
Blake Caparello in last chance saloon for Broadhurst
THE last chance saloon is a place seldom occupied by Blake Caparello. But on the back of a disappointing performance against former world title challenger Isaac Chilemba in March, where Caparello (26-3-1, 10 KOs) was unanimously outscored over twelve heats for the WBC International light heavyweight bauble, the Melburnian... Read more
Jack Brubaker controversially edges Tyrone Nurse
THE terms controversial and Australian boxing almost seem to go hand-in-hand. On a night that should’ve been a celebration of the sports depth domestically, the vast majority of the sporting public have been left lamenting the disappointing officiating from the Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales. As expected,... Read more
Jack Brubaker relishes underdog tag: “There’s no pressure on me”
IF there was an award for taking the hardest route to the top, Jack Brubaker would be rewarded in spades. The confident and popular Sydney-based welterweight has opted to face the most difficult challenge available, signing to face former two-time British light welterweight ruler Tyrone Nurse (35-3-2, 7 KOs)... Read more
Tim Tszyu outlines plan to be Australia’s busiest boxer
TIM Tszyu wants to be the busiest boxer in Australia. The undefeated prospect has revealed a list of names being targeted as future opponents as he looks to accelerate his progression to the sport’s biggest stages. The 23-year-old Tszyu turned professional just over 500 days ago but has already... Read more
Tyrone Nurse on Jack Brubaker: “I haven’t seen him at all“
CLASSY Englishman Tyrone Nurse has touched down in Sydney ahead of his fight with Australian Jack Brubaker at The Star on Thursday night. Nurse (35-3-2, 7 KOs) and Brubaker (13-2-1, 7 KOs) will take part in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth welterweight title – presently held by Australian... Read more
Jason Moloney primed for Kohei Kono statement
A series of impressive results has placed Jason Moloney on the fast-track to a world title opportunity. The 27-year-old pocket dynamo, who is rated as high as fourth by the WBA, will defend his affiliated bantamweight regional title for the second time in what many insiders are labelling as... Read more
Rohan Murdock signs three-year deal with DDP Sports
PROMOTIONAL outfit DDP Sports have announced the signing of Rohan Murdock. The fast-rising Brisbane-based company have signed the WBO #8 rated Murdock to a promotional deal that will see the Gold Coast-based boxer fight at least three times a year for the next three years. “This deal is huge... Read more
Potential Kambosos vs. MacKenzie fight heats up
LONG feuding rivals George Kambosos and Kye MacKenzie appear to be on an inevitable course to meet. On the back of an impressive US debut last weekend, news has emerged that Kambosos – previously fifth rated at lightweight by the WBA – was stripped of his WBA Oceania bauble... Read more
Kyron Dryden out to prove legitimacy of boxing credentials
KYRON Dryden has plans to put the Australian boxing scene on notice. The hard-hitting Novocastrian, known primarily for his antics as a social media entertainer, will look to legitimise his boxing credentials on May 24th, where he faces OPBF welterweight titleholder Ben Savva. The fight will take place at... Read more
Kambosos blitzes Forero, calls for best in division
IT was short-lived and it was entertaining, just as George Kambosos Jr. promised it would be. The confident Sydney-resident strutted into the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket boasting an unbeaten professional ledger along with two regional baubles to boot. Despite not offering either of his belts in a non-title fight... Read more
George Kambosos primed for statement in American debut
GEORGE Kambosos Jr. attempts to break into the lucrative American market with his highly anticipated US debut now within reach. The 24-year-old Sydney native faces hard-hitting albeit limited Panamanian Jose Forero (13-6-1, 11 KOs) as part of Lou DiBella’s signature ‘Broadway Boxing’ series at the Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut.... Read more
Kris George agrees to Josh Kelly test in Commonwealth title defence
UNFAVOURABLE odds continue to follow the Commonwealth title reign of Kris George. The criminally underestimated Queenslander will defend his Commonwealth welterweight title on June 16, signing to face unbeaten former Olympian and blue-chip prospect Josh Kelly (6-0, 4 KOs), in front of an expected sell-out crowd at the Metro... Read more