Brad Pitt – “I feel I perform best when there is pressure”
  FOR Brad Pitt, the man who is aptly nicknamed ‘Hollywood’ – the journey thus far as a professional has been filled with frustration and inconsistency. Despite being the best cruiserweight in Australia, something he proved years ago with a highlight-reel knockout over Daniel Ammann in two rounds in... Read more
Geale vs. Macklin set for May 24th on HBO
  AUSTRALIA’s Daniel Geale looks set to make his return to the US, with a May 24th fight with three-time middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin verbally agreed to, with broadcasting giant HBO scheduled to televise.   Geale, 33, is fresh off a one-sided stoppage over fellow Australian Garth Wood... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Mundine vs. Clottey & Pitt vs. Aloua
  ON Wednesday night, Anthony Mundine continues his steady rise through the light-middleweight division, taking on credible challenger and former IBF welterweight titlist Joshua Clottey. The card, which takes place from the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, will feature several promising match-ups, including a fight that could potentially steal the show... Read more
Darchinyan to challenge Walters for WBA title on May 31st
  JUST under six months removed from his gallant effort against Nonito Donaire, Vic Darchinyan will challenge unbeaten Jamaican Nicholas Walters for his version of the WBA featherweight championship, being the ‘regular’ title – on May 31st from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China.   “Darchinyan clearly showed that... Read more
Michael Kirby survives Tai Tuivasa, crowned Last Man Standing
  FOR those that didn’t know what to expect going into last night’s inaugural event for ‘Last Man Standing’, their unfamiliarity was understandable.   But when Perry Cale exhaled and let out ‘sudden victory round’ to a raucous and clearly entertained audience at The Melbourne Pavilion, it became instantly... Read more
Zappavigna outlasts Tsuchiya in brutal slugfest
  WHILE all eyes were on the overwhelmingly successful debut of ‘Last Man Standing’ – make no mistake – Lenny Zappavigna and Shuhei Tsuchiya stole the show in ten pulsating rounds.   Zappavigna, 26, put on a brutal albeit spectacular performance against arguably the most durable and courageous opponent... Read more
Official line-up confirmed for ‘Last Man Standing’
  THE official line-up for Brian Amatruda’s showpiece event – heavyweight knockout competition ‘Last Man Standing’ has been confirmed.   Fight 1: Tafta Misipati vs. Kingsley Enadeghe Fight 2: Nathan Briggs vs. Michael Kirby Fight 3: Royce Sio vs. Willie Nasio Fight 4: Tai Tuivasa vs. Brett Smith  ... Read more
Lenny Zappavigna – “You’re going to see a demolition”
  LENNY Zappavigna has experienced the proverbial highs and lows of being a professional prizefighter. From the ecstasy of campaigning in the US, fighting in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on an international pay-per-view and having his name under the bright lights, to the dark days that followed a... Read more
After 23 years preparation, Sam Soliman gets his world title shot
  AUSTRALIA’S IBF middleweight #1 contender, Sam Soliman, will fight current world champion, Felix Sturm for the IBF Middleweight World Title in Germany on Saturday, May 31.   “Getting a world title bout is like climbing Mt Everest. It’s taken me 23 years. You get to base camp and... Read more
Brian Amatruda – “Fans should expect action from the first round”
  THE Australian heavyweight scene is facing a resurgence. With Alex Leapai fighting for the undisputed heavyweight championship against Wladimir Klitschko next month, alongside Lucas Browne – who attempts to break Australia’s 122 year drought – by gaining the coveted Commonwealth heavyweight title, it’s safe to say Australian boxing... Read more
Sam Soliman vs. Felix Sturm II: Rematch set for May 31st
  CONTRACTUALLY speaking, IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm had until August 8th to make his mandatory defence against Australia’s Sam Soliman.   However, it looks like Soliman, 40, will not have to wait as long as originally expected for his well overdue shot at the middleweight championship, with an... Read more
Photo Gallery: Ultratune Fight Night
  PETER Maniatis Events put together a five-fight card at the Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, headlined by WBA #2 world rated Filipino Randy Petalcorin, who scored a second-round knockout over Samransak Singmanasak in a one-sided rematch of their earlier bout last November, also won by Petalcorin.   Visual... Read more
Delos Reyes upsets odds, stuns Borg with fifth-round knockout
  VALENTINE Borg was the big favourite, but Jobert Delos Reyes stunned the Australian boxing scene last night at Club Punchbowl with a vicious one punch fifth-round knockout to gain the vacant IBO Youth lightweight title.   Delos Reyes, 24, is known for his aggressive style and knockout ability,... Read more
Shannon O’Connell signs with FightCard Promotions
  FIGHTCARD Promotions is excited and proud to announce that ‘Shotgun’ Shannon O’Connell has signed a long term managerial and promotional agreement.   The most recognisable face of female boxing in Australia, Shannon’s career is certainly on a path to the very top of the boxing world.   “My... Read more
Sakio Bika – “This is my division and no-one is going to change this”
  SAKIO Bika has made a career about of being the underdog. He has traveled the world and faced some of the best fighters to ever grace the super-middleweight division. But after thirteen years on the professional circuit, Bika finally has the status he has yearned for – world... Read more
Boxing Bits: Mundine-Clottey, Last Man Standing & Brunker signs with Fightcard
  MUNDINE-CLOTTEY FINDS A NEW DATE   THE highly anticipated Mundine vs. Clottey card finally has an official date, being Wednesday April 9th.   Mundine’s agent Brendan Bourke received confirmation on Friday that Joshua Clottey, 36, a former IBF welterweight titlist, has finally had his visa approved.   “It’s... Read more
Billy Dib – “My days at featherweight are definitely behind me”
  AFTER a brief sabbatical, former IBF featherweight champion Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib is back, revitalized and with renewed vigor as he readies himself to launch a new campaign for world title honours in the super-featherweight division.   “After being a professional for so many years and being so... Read more
VIDEO: Jeff Horn Post-Fight Interview
  SHORTLY after his impressive stoppage win over Rivan Cesaire, recently-crowned WBO Oriental welterweight champion Jeff Horn spoke exclusively with Aus-Boxing’s Ben Lewin about his thoughts on the fight.     For those who missed the final round and it’s bizarre ending, the highlights from the final round are... Read more
‘Left Jab’ Fletcher on the verge of lucrative title tilt
  FIFTEEN months removed from his only professional defeat, Jarrod ‘Left Jab’ Fletcher has proved the doubters wrong, and in the process built a respected resume that now leaves him in the enviable position of being one fight away from an elusive shot at the WBA middleweight title.  ... Read more
Injury defeats Cesaire as Horn impresses in regional title win
  JEFF Horn drew on all his considerable skill and resolve to overcome a determined challenge from Rivan Cesaire, as the crafty Cameroonian was forced to retire injured in the ninth round of a scheduled twelve, as Horn’s unbeaten record stayed safe for another night.   The opening two... Read more
Jeff Horn – “I want that world title”
  HE is quietly spoken and relatively unassuming, but Jeff Horn is on a fast-track to boxing superstardom. He was Australia’s best performed boxer at an Olympic Games in over twenty years and if that wasn’t enough pressure going into his debut year as a professional – the fashion... Read more
Weekend Shortlist: The Winners and Losers
  THE weekend over pugilistic offerings given out over the past three nights, thrilled Australian boxing fans and the community alike with a pallet of emotions displayed like few others seen globally. In the next set of paragraphs, we try to give you the best of the bunch –... Read more
Hogan scrapes past Brown in Australian title victory
  AUSTRALIAN middleweight champion Dennis ‘Hurricane’ Hogan remained undefeated but barely held onto his title on Sunday afternoon with a closer than expected unanimous decision victory against a game ‘Bad Bad’ Leroy Brown at a lively Irish Club in Brisbane.   Brown, 27, came in with a walk-forward style... Read more
Video: Katsidis wins in return, George lays out Craddock
  MICHAEL Katsidis ended two years in the world boxing wilderness with a third-round stoppage of Eddy Comaro in front of a packed house of adoring fans at Rumours International.   The bout was Katsidis’ first home-town fight in eight years as he embarks on a career comeback and... Read more
Katsidis triumphant in return, George flattens Craddock
  MICHAEL Katsidis stepped into the ring at Rumours International on Friday night thinking about nothing but an upset-minded Eddy Comaro. It only took Katsidis three rounds to make his statement, mainly because Comaro rode his bicycle out of harm’s way for most of the fight.   But Katsidis... Read more
Katsidis goes face-to-face with Comaro, fight stream announced
  MICHAEL Katsidis came face to face with the man he will be standing across from come Friday night, Indonesia’s Eddy Comarro. Katsidis spoke at the press conference today thanking his sponsors and trainer Brendon Smith to help him get him on his way to his ring return.  ... Read more
Opponents for Katsidis and Asis confident of upsets
  A smiling and quietly confident Eddy Comaro touched down with his team ahead of his bout and the ring return of Michael Katsidis ‘The Great’.   Comaro made it very clear to all that he wants to go home to Indonesia a superstar by defeating Katsidis this Friday... Read more
Will Tomlinson – “It was a very frustrating night”
  WITH the dust still settling on his US debut, Australia’s own ‘Wild’ Will Tomlinson was candid in his review of his performance against Jerry Belmontes, which took place on the stacked pay-per-view card which was headlined by Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez from the MGM Grand Garden Arena... Read more
Asis vows to never leave a result to the judges
  AS the clock winds down on yet another fight camp, Jack ‘The Assassin’ Asis has spoken out about his heart break after his last fight. Asis, who headed the ‘Smithy brings the big fights 5’ bill, was given a controversial majority draw which meant neither he or opponent... Read more
10,000 reasons to win for Craddock and George
  WITH only five days till fight night, both the camps of ‘The Fighting Fisherman’ Kris George and Ozan ‘Crash’ Craddock are confident ahead of the upcoming bout.   Rumours are spreading that there is a wager from prominent businessmen of ten thousand dollars on each fighter.   Boxing... Read more