Brubaker on Fenech switch: “Jeff will bring out the best in me”
JACK Brubaker believes Jeff Fenech can help revitalise his career. The 27-year-old from Sydney has parted ways with long-time trainer Graham Shaw and has joined forces with the Hall of Famer Fenech after feeling as though something was lacking in his most recent battles. “The past couple of fights... Read more
Will Tomlinson talks building momentum, promotional homecoming
FOR most fighters, having the opportunity to fight at home is often seen as a luxury. For former super featherweight titleholder and fledgling promoter Will Tomlinson, this is something that he looks to offer to his growing stable of professional fighters. Tomlinson’s company, WILDFIGHTER, heads to regional Victorian town... Read more
Bob Arum teases possible Lomachenko-Kambosos clash
OVER the course of his legendary promotional career, Bob Arum has created a myriad of stars. Starting with Muhammad Ali, the Las Vegas-based promoter has played a vital part in creating some of boxing’s biggest names, including the likes of Manny Pacquiao as well as more recently, Terence Crawford... Read more
Jeff Fenech on Horn-Zerafa rematch, Rushton’s future
JEFF Fenech has never been one to mince his words. The former three-time world champion, who now operates as a successful trainer, is regarded by most as the best fighter ever produced on these shores, and is seen as an obvious source of knowledge. The 55-year-old Hall of Famer... Read more
Ben Damon on Brock Jarvis: “He’s got star all over him”
AS the dust settles on the ‘Battle of Bendigo’, a developing storyline that has emerged is the arrival of hard-hitting prospect, Brock Jarvis. The undefeated super bantamweight phenom entered his unified regional title clash with former world title challenger Ernesto Saulong in the midst of an imposing 15-fight knockout... Read more
Tommy Browne calls for best in division
IN terms of staying power, few can match the career longevity of Tommy Browne. Just over seventeen years on from his professional debut, Browne (41-7-2, 17 KOs) remains a relevant figure, particularly in the domestic landscape, facing the best Australia has to offer for more than a decade. Having... Read more
Zerafa not the first boxer to strike it big on the goldfields
Alex McClintock is the author of On the Chin: A Boxing Education, available now from Text Publishing. MICHAEL Zerafa’s knockout of Jeff Horn at Bendigo Stadium may one day be seen as a turning point in Australian boxing history. I’m not talking about the brief gimmick of replacing the... Read more
Glenn Rushton releases official statement
Unfortunately Saturday night was a tough night for us – but I just can’t thank our supporters enough for their kind words. Boxers are a tough bunch – but we’re still human and rest assured, we still hurt. I personally haven’t had a lot of sleep since the fight... Read more
Michael Zerafa shocks Horn in Bendigo masterclass
IT was one-sided, it was dominant and it was prophetic. Michael Zerafa executed a clear and simplistic gameplan to perfection on Saturday night, putting together a near flawless display to ignite his world level ambitions at Bendigo Stadium. In the build-up, the former Commonwealth titleholder told the public ad... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Horn vs. Zerafa
THE spotlight of the mainstream sporting public will be on regional Victoria on Saturday night. Former WBO welterweight ruler Jeff Horn will test the legitimacy of his middleweight credentials, facing former Commonwealth titleholder Michael Zerafa for regional title honours at Bendigo Stadium. We asked our panel of experts for... Read more
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