Lucas Browne reveals two-fight deal with Matchroom
FOR Lucas Browne, the rebuild from his lone career defeat to Dillian Whyte has been swift. With his make-or-break clash with likeable Englishman Dave Allen on the horizon, the Perth-based heavyweight admits that he is in a good place, both physically and mentally. “Physically, I’m in great shape, but... Read more
Munguia-Hogan rematch being explored
AN immediate rematch between Jaime Munguia and Dennis Hogan is being explored by all parties. Munguia (now 33-0, 26 KOs) scraped past the Brisbane-based Hogan (now 28-2-1, 7 KOs) in controversial circumstances, retaining his WBO light middleweight championship in highly questionable circumstances. Fighting in front of a partisan home... Read more
Eddie Hearn warns Dave Allen: “This is another level”
DAVE Allen has been granted a plethora of high-profile opportunities by promoter Eddie Hearn. Some have been lost due to a lack of preparation, while others have been due to circumstances out of his hands, including a short-lived rematch against Lenroy Thomas. However, Hearn has warned the likeable Yorkshire-based... Read more
Paul Keegan discusses rise of Dennis Hogan
A dream that started in a boardroom has taken Dennis Hogan all the way to Nuevo León, Mexico. Paul Keegan, a long-time associate of the Brisbane-based Irishman, saw a small window of opportunity, citing Hogan’s inactivity and a potential world title opportunity. With limited resources and a mutual understanding... Read more
Tim Tszyu and Joel Camilleri set for Australian title
TIM Tszyu will achieve a professional dream, headlining his first pay-per-view event on May 15th. The unbeaten prospect will not only headline a televised card after just twelve fights, but will challenge for the national title against reigning titleholder, Joel Camilleri. Tszyu (12-0, 10 KOs) has stormed towards the... Read more
Jason Moloney looks toward second title tilt
JASON Moloney validated his credentials as a major player in the bantamweight division, dismantling Cris Paulino in five rounds. On the back of his most recent win last Saturday, the former world title challenger looks forward to a second run at a world championship. Moloney (now 18-1, 15 KOs)... Read more
Dennis Hogan welcomes underdog status
THE lack of external expectations has made the journey towards a second world title attempt all the more enjoyable for Dennis Hogan. Riding a six fight win-streak, including three consecutive wins over world rated opposition, the Brisbane-based Irishman has enjoyed a confident build-up in his latest world title attempt.... Read more
Tim Tszyu signs with No Limit Boxing
TIM Tszyu has secured his immediate future, signing with Australian promotional firm, No Limit Boxing. After months of high-profile negotiations between No Limit Boxing’s leader Matt Rose and Tszyu’s manager, Glen Jennings, the unbeaten prospect put pen to paper this week. “We’re so excited by Tszyu, he’s a phenomenal... Read more
Jayde Mitchell calls for Melbourne derby with Zac Dunn
IF Jayde Mitchell has his way, he will be in one corner for the biggest all-Melbourne fight in two decades. The world rated super middleweight, who holds a slew of regional title belts, is within arms reach of a potential world title eliminator in a stacked division across both... Read more
Andrew Moloney recaps triumphant world title eliminator
ANDREW Moloney produced a stunning knockout against Miguel Gonzalez to rubber stamp his world title opportunity. Fighting on foreign soil in Gonzalez’ home turf of Santiago, Chile, Moloney (now 19-0, 12 KOs) secured his place atop of the World Boxing Association’s super flyweight world ratings. In a fight that... Read more
Tim Tszyu to announce promotional alliance
PRODIGIOUS talent Tim Tszyu is set to secure his immediate boxing future. The undefeated light middleweight, who has quickly tallied an unbeaten professional ledger after twelve fights, is on the cusp of announcing a move that will decide his short-term prospects. The 24-year-old recently travelled abroad to the US,... Read more
Jason Whateley: “I’ve got my eyes on the Australian title”
AFTER just two professional fights, unbeaten cruiserweight Jason Whateley is already running out of opponents. The well-travelled former Olympian, who represented Australia at the Olympics in Rio, will headline his first professional card on Saturday night, topping the inaugural WILDFIGHTER bill at The Timber Yard. With the business end... Read more
Victor Nagbe eyes success in boxing rebirth
LIKE many before him, Victor Nagbe used combat as a way to escape poverty and earn a living. Born in Liberia, West Africa, he reached the pinnacle of his sport, plying his trade as a kickboxer, including fights across the world against the likes of iconic pair Buakaw Banchamek... Read more
Team Caparello stunned by Dessaix victory claims
IN the days following his decision loss in Melbourne, Reagan Dessaix’s team quickly refute the decision. With the dust settling on the light heavyweight clash, which was won unanimously by Caparello (now 29-3-1, 12 KOs), the long-time trainer of the Melbourne-based southpaw, Sam Labruna, has fired back. “We clearly... Read more
Dessaix recaps Caparello loss: “I won the fight and everybody knows that”
REAGAN Dessaix is looking to bounce back immediately after losing a decision last Friday evening to Blake Caparello. The ten round contest saw Dessaix (now 16-2, 11 KOs) act as the aggressor in the contest, and appeared to be firmly in control after losing the opening three rounds. Despite... Read more
Daniel Lewis discusses return: “I was 106 kilograms and blown out”
FOR most amateur boxers, the transition to the professional game can be long and arduous. With that in mind, few have been tabbed for success in the paid ranks like hard-hitting former Olympian Daniel Lewis, who makes his professional debut in Melbourne next month. Since topping his division at... Read more
Blake Caparello: “I can’t lose this fight”
BLAKE Caparello has spent the majority of his career sitting atop the light heavyweight division domestically. His domestic reign has been so long and dominant that the idea of a challenge on these shores appeared to be a novelty. After disposing of long-feuding rival Trent Broadhurst in a singular... Read more
Reagan Dessaix: “I want to prove myself as the best”
IT took Reagan Dessaix just one fight to capture the attention of the boxing public. The 22-year-old will look to continue his asension and climb to the summit of the light heavyweight division domestically, when he faces long-time ruler Blake Caparello in Melbourne on Friday night. As his biggest... Read more
Andrew Moloney prepares for world title eliminator
RISING super flyweight star Andrew Moloney is locked into training as he prepares for his showdown with impressive Chilean Miguel Gonzalez. The winner of the world title eliminator on March 22 will put themselves in line for a crack at WBA super flyweight titleholder Khalid Yafai, securing their place... Read more
The Recap: Tszyu and Tapia shine
THE eyes of the Australian sporting public were firmly fixated on the Hordern Pavilion on Friday night. With a lack of mainstream sports to compete against, boxing took centre stage as Paul Gallen headlined a card stacked with competitive and evenly-matched domestic fights. THE GOOD Tim Tszyu Tabbed as... Read more
Tim Tszyu sees America in near future
THE more that Tim Tszyu develops, the harder it is getting to secure meaningful opponents. Just two years into his professional career, Tszyu (11-0, 9 KOs) has already progressed to the level where championship fights at a respectable level are fast becoming an option. The prodigious talent was originally... Read more
Anthony Mundine announces: “I’m not retiring, I’m coming back”
WE thought Anthony Mundine’s professional career was over. However, the former three-division titleholder made a shock announcement on morning breakfast show Sunrise, confirming his intentions to fight on and pursue a rematch with Jeff Horn. “After reflecting on the last fight, I wanted to sail into the sunset,” Mundine... Read more
Mateo Tapia wants a test: “I don’t need easy fights”
MATEO Tapia has all the tools to compete at the highest level in his division. Signed to one of the leading management firms in the world, MTK Global, Tapia (8-0, 5 KOs) has aligned himself with some major players in the industry. While positive association often equals success, pure... Read more
Mark Lucas on career rebirth: “I’m on my way back”
SIX months ago, Mark Lucas surprised the boxing community with an unlikely retirement. Citing a lack of desire and refuting the politics that flood the sport domestically, Lucas hung up his gloves after an unbeaten campaign in nine professional fights. However, a break away from the punch-for-pay profession gave... Read more
Rocky Jerkic: “I’m happy to be straight in the deep end”
FROM the moment Rocky Jerkic burst onto the scene in 2011, he was touted for big things. A number of hurdles have fallen his way since, but this hasn’t stopped the immensely talented firebrand from working his way back into contention, starting on Friday night. After a four year... Read more
Matt Rose: “We need to stack all of our cards”
DUE to a lack of televised cards, seldom do we see the best domestic fights that could be made. With a relatively small talent pool that struggles for mainstream exposure, promoters are often forced to think outside of the box to create opportunities for our next generation. The progressive... Read more
Adam Copland outlines ambition for the big stage
IN just one night, Adam Copland has the potential to change his immediate future in the sport. The likeable 23-year-old will test his mettle against one of the most regarded talents in his division, facing fellow unbeaten prospect Mateo Tapia (8-0, 5 KOs) at the Hordern Pavilion on February... Read more
Jason Whateley to headline inaugural WILDFIGHTER card
UNBEATEN cruiserweight Jason Whateley will headline his first event in just his third professional fight. The former Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist has joined forces with former world champion Will Tomlinson and his promotional start-up, WILDFIGHTER. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday March 23rd at new... Read more
Five for 2019: Caparello vs. Dessaix
FOR the best part of seven years, Blake Caparello has sat atop the light heavyweight division. Since making his rise to the top of the division domestically in the form of the national title in 2011, just two Australian-based challengers have stepped forward to offer their services. With the... Read more
Five for 2019: Tszyu vs. Zerafa
SOME fights can be made with little effort, while others take time to marinate. A meeting between former Commonwealth titleholder Michael Zerafa and looming challenger Tim Tszyu is one that has been discussed at nauseam. As speculation continues to grow and with domestic opponents running out for both camps,... Read more