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
Kye MacKenzie to George Kambosos Jr: “Who the f*ck is that guy?”
KYE MacKenzie wants a big fight, and he isn’t afraid of ruffling a few feathers to get his way. The two-division national titleholder, who picked up the vacant Australian light welterweight strap with a fourth round mauling of Dylan Emery earlier this month, has called for a fight with... Read more
Billy Dib talks latest title run and Kye MacKenzie challenge
BILLY Dib has the kind of experience that cannot be bought, sold or traded in. The former IBF featherweight and IBO super featherweight titleholder has a story that is familiar with most. It is one that is littered with hardship, success and an unwavering determination to succeed. Perhaps that... Read more
Andrew Moloney talks impressive 2016, Commonwealth title ambitions
ANDREW Moloney’s Commonwealth Games gold medal proudly sits atop his mantle as his greatest achievement in boxing to date. However, a series of strong performances this year has led many within his team to the belief that the Melburnian could replicate his amateur achievements as a professional, with a... Read more
Dylan Emery on Kye MacKenzie challenge: “I’m ready to make a statement”
DYLAN Emery has gone about his business with minimal fuss or fanfare. This approach has brought the New Zealand born prospect seventeen wins in as many starts, albeit against modest opposition. This will change when Emery (17-0, 10 KOs) takes on the highly regarded Kye MacKenzie (15-1, 13 KOs)... Read more
Jeff Horn talks Ali Funeka test, potential fight with Kris George
JEFF Horn has every reason to gloat about the position he currently finds himself in. After a spectacular two-year campaign fought primarily away from home, the Brisbane-based welterweight is now within reaching distance of a mandatory position by both the IBF and WBO. In spite of all his success,... Read more
Qamil Balla on rebuilding momentum: “I’ll do it on my terms”
NO opponent has threatened to halt the momentum of Qamil Balla’s professional career quite like his recent run of injuries. With his misdiagnosed Thoracic outlet syndrome now behind him, Balla (9-0-1, 3 KOs) will have his second fight in four months in what will be the most active spell... Read more
Michael Zerafa discusses US training camp: “I felt that I proved I belonged there”
MICHAEL Zerafa has come to the realisation that bigger opportunities are awaiting him abroad. After a frustrating year, which has seen the Craigieburn resident compete just twice, Zerafa (20-2, 11 KOs) is beginning to lay the foundations for an eventual move to the US after taking part in a... Read more
Jason Moloney recaps Valero win, looks forward to Bernache test
THEY say that an active fighter is a dangerous fighter. And for that reason alone, Jason Moloney poses a threat to anyone in his division. The world rated Melburnian, who is currently the thirteenth rated contender for Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno’s secondary WBA super bantamweight title, will make the third... Read more
Ibrahim Balla on Tabanao defeat: “That one loss isn’t going to define me”
DEFEAT was a difficult pill to swallow for Ibrahim Balla. Undefeated as a professional for three years and having captured two Australian titles in as many divisions, few expected the former Olympian to face adversity anytime soon. But as fate would have it, Balla would run into the unexpected... Read more
George Kambosos rules Brandon Ogilvie, calls for Billy Dib
BOTH George Kambosos and Brandon Ogilvie talked a very big game going into their high-stakes collision on Friday night. And remarkably, the duo delivered, putting together a thrilling twelve round battle which was ultimately won by the fast-thinking and more dexterous Kambosos – who wrestled Ogilvie of his WBA... Read more