Michael Zerafa calls for Tim Tszyu meeting
MICHAEL Zerafa has offered Tim Tszyu an opportunity to fast-track his ascension with a potentially mouth-watering showdown. The well-traveled Commonwealth and WBA Oceania light middleweight titleholder has proposed a March 1st meeting in Melbourne, as part of a high-profile card at a yet-to-be-revealed multi-purpose venue, promoted by SLB Fight... Read more
Bilal Akkawy takes on America
BILAL Akkawy is out to make a name for himself in America. The big-punching super middleweight from Sydney has been plying his trade in recent weeks alongside Mexican middleweight superstar Canelo Alvarez and the talent that the 25-year-old Aussie possesses hasn’t gone unnoticed by Canelo’s team. First hired as... Read more
Andrew Moloney impresses, stops Luis Concepcion in ten
ANDREW Moloney’s dream of a world title shot is now closer than ever. In a ten round bout that featured on ESPN+, Moloney put on a commanding performance against former world champion Luis Concepcion, stopping the Panamanian at 1:58 of the tenth and final round to establish himself as... Read more
Team Moloney: “This is a huge fight with huge implications”
THE implications of a win on Saturday night aren’t lost on Team Moloney. Ahead of the meeting between Andrew Moloney (17-0, 10 KOs) and Luis Concepcion (37-6, 26 KOs) at the revamped Bendigo Stadium, Moloney’s manager Tony Tolj reveals the world will be watching. It was announced earlier in... Read more
Tim Tszyu talks improvements and future opportunities
FOR Tim Tszyu, the burden of expectation isn’t too heavy to carry. The unbeaten prospect will continue his professional journey on Saturday night, when he faces hard-hitting Argentine Marcos Cornejo (19-3, 18 KOs) at the revamped Bendigo Stadium for Hosking Promotions. As the prodigious talent reveals, he’s happy with... Read more
Andrew Moloney: “These are the type of fights I need”
ANDREW Moloney knows that an elusive world title opportunity is right around the corner. The unbeaten pocket dynamo, who is aptly labeled ‘The Monster’, will test the legitimacy of his potential at world level when he faces former two-division world champion Luis Concepcion on Saturday night. As the level... Read more
Team Tszyu: “We’re trying to get the Australian title”
WHEN it comes to the guidance of Tim Tszyu’s career, it’s very much a family affair. Ahead of his looming bout, Tszyu’s manager Glen Jennings admits that keeping business in-house is proving to be the best approach. Tszyu (10-0, 8 KOs) will headline the latest instalment of the highly... Read more
Lucas Browne looks forward: “I don’t have time to muck around”
LUCAS Browne has used his time on the sidelines to plot a return to the heavyweight summit. The hard-hitting Australian lost his unbeaten record on the biggest of stages, falling to WBC Silver titleholder Dillian Whyte at the O2 Arena in spectacular fashion after six one-sided rounds. Browne, 39,... Read more
Andrew Moloney ready for Concepcion, aims for Yafai
THE biggest test of super flyweight sensation Andrew Moloney’s career is fast approaching. The 27-year-old, who holds top ten ratings with all four major sanctioning bodies, will feature in the grand opening of the new Bendigo Stadium in regional Victoria against former world champion Luis Concepcion. “I know people... Read more
Brave Jackson withdrawn in nine at Windsor Park
THERE is nothing more detrimental to a fighter’s future than a brave trainer. Thankfully for Luke Jackson, his trusted mentor and career-long trainer Billy Hussein doesn’t fall into the above category. The Tasmanian was brave beyond measure and looked more than capable of upsetting the odds, but Carl Frampton... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Luke Jackson vs. Carl Frampton
LUKE Jackson will challenge Carl Frampton for his version of a featherweight title at Windsor Park on Sunday morning. The unbeaten former Olympian (16-0, 7 KOs) will need to put in a career-best performance to wrestle gold from Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs), who has held world titles in two... Read more
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