Michael Zerafa prepared for career-defining moment
IF confidence is a measure of success, Michael Zerafa has been wrongly labelled as an underdog. Just days away from the biggest night of his career, the former Commonwealth titleholder is enjoying every moment of the build-up ahead of his showdown with Jeff Horn on Saturday night. “The nerves... Read more
Jeff Horn asks Zerafa to put ‘money where his mouth is’
JEFF Horn has middleweight supremacy on his mind. The 31-year-old from Brisbane has accomplished a lot in his professional boxing career but he’s far from finished. The former WBO welterweight champion of the world has his sights set on the big names of the middleweight division and another world... Read more
Luke Jackson signs three-fight promotional deal
IT has been a year of transition for Luke Jackson. The former world title challenger, who now resides out of Sydney, has marked his change of state by signing a three-fight promotional deal with white collar firm, Corporate Fighter. Having worked as a personal trainer out of their Surry... Read more
Terence Crawford backs Pacquiao-Horn result
THOSE in the know believe that Terence Crawford has the highest IQ amongst active titleholders in the sport. For that reason, when the former lineal light welterweight ruler and reigning WBO welterweight titleholder speaks, many if not all listen with attentive ears. The undefeated switch-hitter was a guest on... Read more
Lynden Hosking talks ‘Battle of Bendigo’
THE thought of promoting an event headlined by Jeff Horn never crossed the mind of Lynden Hosking. After less than four years on the scene as a promoter, his company Hosking Promotions has formed one half of the ‘Battle of Bendigo’ showcase on August 31st, where Jeff Horn meets... Read more
Jeff Horn dismisses ‘boy with a man’s name’ Tszyu
ANTICIPATION towards an eventual fight between Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu is beginning to build. With a potential clash between Australia’s two biggest active names brewing in recent months, a fight that was once seen as a novelty, is started to be seriously entertained by both parties. Speaking on... Read more
Team Tszyu recap dominant Ritchie win
ON the eve of his pay-per-view debut in May, Tim Tszyu was an unproven prospect carrying the weight of expectation. Just two fights later, the prodigiously talented 24-year-old has truly arrived, graduating as a bonafide star at Sydney’s ICC Theatre on Wednesday night. Tasked with the challenge of unseating... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Tszyu vs. Ritchie
THE eyes of the wider sporting audience will be transfixed on Sydney’s ICC Exhibition Centre on Wednesday night. Prodigious talent and unbeaten professional Tim Tszyu (13-0, 10 KOs) will test the merit of his fast rise against world rated Victorian Dwight Ritchie (19-1, 2 KOs) for a slew of... Read more
Team Tapia on Quinlan: “It’s a hard fight, but a good fight”
A breakout moment in the career of Mateo Tapia could take place on a marquee night for Australian boxing. With the wider mainstream public tuning in on Wednesday night to see a litmus test for Tim Tszyu on Main Event, the unbeaten Tapia could steal the show in his... Read more
Tim Tszyu unfazed by ‘nervous’ Ritchie
TIM Tszyu’s dream is slowly becoming a reality. Tszyu (13-0, 10 KOs) is headlining his second consecutive pay-per-view card of 2019 when he takes on Victorian Dwight Ritchie (19-1, 2 KOs) on the stacked No Limit Boxing card on August 14th in Sydney. This newfound status as one of... Read more
Ben Damon sees ‘life-changing’ opportunity for Tszyu-Ritchie winner
RARELY in Australian boxing do we see two fighters meet at the pinnacle of their professional careers. But in a matter of days the exception will become the rule as world rated pair Tim Tszyu and Dwight Ritchie collide in an unofficial world title eliminator at Sydney’s ICC Exhibition... Read more
Dwight Ritchie issues Tszyu warning
VICTORY over Tim Tszyu could be career defining for Dwight Ritchie. The Victorian, who is set to tackle Tszyu on the stacked No Limit Boxing pay-per-view card in Sydney on August 14th, is unsurprisingly enthusiastic to be topping such a big event. But just quietly, the former national and... Read more
Jeff Horn hits back: “I’m still pushed to the side”
JEFF Horn knows a thing or two about developing thick skin. The former welterweight titleholder, who reached the summit of his division two years ago, continues to face criticism about his famous victory over eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. As the future Hall of Famer added another chapter to... Read more
Horn-Zerafa clash lands in Bendigo
THE value of a fight is often measured by public interest. If this is truly the case, the looming domestic collision between Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa looks set to capture the attention of the wider sporting public. After making a career out of his fairytale victory over Manny... Read more
Top Three: Potential Opponents for the Moloney twins
THE world stage beckons for Andrew and Jason Moloney. The twin brothers from Victoria have carved a neat path through the professional boxing landscape here in Australia and now have their eyes firmly set on some of the biggest names in the sport. Having gained world rankings in almost... Read more
Jason Whateley pens co-management agreement
CRUISERWEIGHT prospect Jason Whateley has signed a co-management agreement with Matt Clark and Marcos Amado. The former Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medalist looks forward to progressing his career under Amado, who also trains Whateley, and Clark, who guided Lucas Browne to a regular version of the WBA heavyweight... Read more
Tim Tszyu signs for Dwight Ritchie on August 14th
THERE was a collective sense of surprise when Tim Tszyu announced his domestic wish-list in March. Having signed with domestic promotional leader No Limit Boxing, the prodigious talent made his preferred path clear, citing fights with Joel Camilleri, Dwight Ritchie, Michael Zerafa and Jeff Horn. With the national title... Read more
Jason Whateley ready for biggest professional test
JASON Whateley has adopted a strictly business approach to his punch-for-pay career. The former Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist has taken to the professional game with relative ease, quickly ascending towards the top of the cruiserweight division. Whateley’s next challenge awaits on Saturday night, where he faces hard-hitting... Read more
Victor Nagbe plans to emulate Jeff Horn’s path
A background across varying combat sports has allowed Victor Nagbe to build a solid foundation for a career in boxing. The successful kickboxing convert now plans to emulate the path blazed by former welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn in an attempt to pursue the biggest fights available in his latest... Read more
Blake Wells determined to fast-track progress
HAPPY and dangerous are words that no fighter wants to associate with Blake Wells. After a three-year absence from the sport, one of the best-kept secrets in Australian boxing is ready to relaunch his career in a serious way, continuing on June 1st at The Timber Yard in Port... Read more
Tim Tszyu era begins with national title
THE weight of expectation was firmly on the shoulders of Tim Tszyu on Wednesday night. In front of a capacity crowd and with a slew of mainstream sporting personalities watching on, the unbeaten prospect delivered on his promise to strip the national title from Joel Camilleri. It was methodical... Read more
Live Blog: Tszyu vs. Camilleri
AFTER weeks of anticipation, Tim Tszyu and Joel Camilleri will finally collide at The Star. The ten round national national title fight, put together by No Limit Boxing, is expected to start at approximately 9.30pm EST. Please refresh your feed regularly to ensure that the below feed remains live.... Read more
Ben Damon discusses Tszyu pay-per-view platform
THE future of Australian boxing will be showcased on Wednesday night, when Tim Tszyu headlines his first pay-per-view card at The Star. The national title fight, which pits the unbeaten Sydney-resident against Melbourne slugger and reigning titleholder, Joel Camilleri, could usher in the start of a new era for... Read more
Jack Brubaker looks beyond Australia
THE prestigious event space at The Star has been the scene for many significant moments in the career of Jack Brubaker. From his unsuccessful Commonwealth title challenge against Kris George, which ended due to a cut, to the biggest win of his career over former English titleholder Tyrone Nurse.... Read more
Joel Camilleri: “They’re underestimating me”
JOEL Camilleri is under no illusions about the challenge that awaits him on Wednesday night. Although he is the reigning Australian titleholder and holds more experience, the Melbourne-based slugger is a wide underdog in his first title defence against Tim Tszyu at The Star in Sydney. In Tszyu (12-0,... Read more
Billy Dib plots final chapter: “I want to end it on my terms”
RARELY in boxing do fighters exit the sport on their own terms. Since turning professional just under fifteen years ago, former two-division titleholder Billy Dib has dictated the terms of his punch-for-pay career. However, when the 33-year-old was unanimously outpointed by Tevin Farmer for the IBF super featherweight title... Read more
Will Tomlinson on second WILDFIGHTER installment
WILL Tomlinson is eager to build on the momentum gathered from a successful first-time event. His promotional brainchild, WILDFIGHTER, made its first foray into the Melbourne promotional landscape in March, with a favourable outcome that set the platform for his next event. “Given that it was at a brand... Read more
Bruno Vifuavilli eyes Luke Jackson
BRUNO Vifuavilli is eyeing up another big challenge on Australian shores. After successfully outpointing long-time featherweight contender Joel Brunker in March, the 23-year-old Tanzanian has his eyes set on former world title challenger, Luke Jackson. “I want to fight Luke Jackson if that fight was available,” he said. “I... Read more
Allen serves Browne a harsh reality check
THE world level ambitions of Lucas Browne took a serious hit on Sunday morning. On a weekend that promised so much for the Perth-based heavyweight, it was Dave Allen who left London’s famed O2 Arena victorious, after folding the Australian in three rounds. Browne (now 28-2, 24 KOs) entered... Read more
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