Renold Quinlan Ready for War Against Hooper
RENOLD Quinlan isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. The latest big fight for the man from Kempsey sees a foray into the light heavyweight division to take on Queenslander Damien Hooper (13-1, 8 KOs) for his WBO International title on the DDP Sports card at the Brisbane... Read more
Damien Hooper declares: “I’m Australia’s best talent”
DAMIEN Hooper is out to prove he’s the best fighter in Australia. It’s a bold declaration but before he can lay claim to such a lofty assertion, the former Olympian must get past Kempsey’s Renold Quinlan (12-2, 8 KO’s) this Saturday night on DDP Sports’ impressive ‘Revolution’ card at... Read more
Dennis Hogan on Jimmy Kelly, earning title credentials
A second consecutive win over world rated opposition should put Dennis Hogan on the fast-track to an inevitable second world title opportunity. Hogan (26-1-1, 8 KOs) continues to inch closer to a challenge at the WBO light middleweight throne, presently held by American dynamo Sadam Ali. The final obstacle... Read more
Tim Tszyu wants big year: “I’m here to test myself”
IF Tim Tszyu can mirror the development he undertook over the last twelve months, he’ll be well placed amongst the best in his division. The prodigious 23-year-old will begin his 2018 campaign on Saturday night, taking part in the stacked ‘Revolution’ bill presented by ambitious promotional firm DDP Sports,... Read more
Horn vs. Crawford finds new date, rescheduled for June 9th
JEFF Horn’s American debut has found a new home. Reigning WBO welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn will make the second defence of his world championship against former lightweight champion and former undisputed light welterweight kingpin, Terence Crawford. The pair will finally collide on June 9th at the iconic MGM Grand... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne
THE heavyweight division will meet its next legitimate title challenger on Sunday morning. Long feuding rivals Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) and Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) will finally collide for the WBC International heavyweight title along with mandatory status to face WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder at The... Read more
Redemption Awaits for Lucas Browne
THE road to redemption for Lucas Browne begins in London. It was two years ago that Browne defied the odds in Grozny, Chechnya to lift the WBA heavyweight title but purgatory was soon to follow. Now, after what seems like an eternity, the Sydney-based slugger finally has the chance... Read more
Darragh Foley on Steven Wilcox and chasing 50/50 fights
DARRAGH Foley has made a habit out of continually seeking the best fights on paper. His latest date appears to be no different, with the charismatic Irishman topping a stacked St Patrick Day’s bill at The Star in Sydney as part of the second instalment of the Johnny Lewis... Read more
Blake Caparello confirms Chilemba ramifications: “It’s a must win for me”
A moment of self reflection forced Blake Caparello to reevaluate his career trajectory. Riding a four-fight win streak against modest oppositon dating back to 2016, the former world title challenger hit a personal crossroads. Rated by all four sanctioning bodies, but with no worthwhile opportunities on the immediate horizon,... Read more
Our Experts Decide: Blake Caparello vs. Isaac Chilemba
BY the end of this weekend, the immediate world title ambitions of both Blake Caparello and Isaac Chilemba will have been decided. Former sparring partners and professional acquaintances Caparello (26-2-1, 10 KOs) and Chilemba (24-5-2, 10 KOs) will put their friendship on hold when they collide for the vacant... Read more
Steven Wilcox looks to spoil St Patrick’s Day in Sydney
STEVEN Wilcox believes that fighting in front of a boisterous Irish crowd celebrating St Patrick’s Day will work to his advantage. The 27-year-old Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will face Sydney-based Irishman Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) in the main event of the second installment of the Johnny Lewis Fight... Read more
Lucas Browne discusses Fury sparring: “He has all the tricks in the book”
HEAVYWEIGHT contender Lucas Browne is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to defeat Dillian Whyte in their proposed clash later this month. Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) sparred with lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) at Ricky Hatton’s gym, Hatton Health & Fitness in Manchester earlier today.... Read more
Dillian Whyte: “Browne keeps talking rubbish on social media”
IF their fight produces the same intensity as their social media exchanges, we should expect a shoot-out. WBC mandatory heavyweight challenger Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) and undefeated Australian Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) have been trading barbs for months in the hope of forcing an eventual fight. With... Read more
Sam Soliman primed for final year, fourth Mundine fight
FORMER world champion Sam Soliman plans to end his career with a memorable 2018 campaign. Soliman (45-14, 19 KOs) continues his journey to cement his legacy as one of Australia’s best when he takes on crafty cross-combat veteran Wes Capper (19-2, 12 KOs) on Saint Patrick’s Day in Melbourne.... Read more
Damien Hooper vs. Renold Quinlan added to stacked Revolution card
THE stacked ‘Revolution’ card just got better. In what promises to be an explosive clash classy boxer-puncher Damien Hooper (13-1, 8 KOs) will defend his WBO International light heavyweight title against long feuding rival Renold Quinlan (12-2, 8 KOs) on the undercard of the world title eliminator between Dennis... Read more
Bilal Akkawy admits De Carolis win would be “the biggest to date”
FROM the first day he laced a pair of gloves, Bilal Akkawy’s family have been grooming him for success. The humble and softly spoken 24-year-old will be given the opportunity to fulfill the prophecy of those around him when he tackles Italian veteran and former WBA super middleweight ruler... Read more
Tony Tolj highlights historic title attempt and overseas opportunities
THE Moloney brothers are on the verge accomplishing a unique and historic feat. At the St Kilda City Hall on Saturday night, undefeated twins Andrew and Jason Moloney can become the first ever Australian brothers to simultaneously reign as Commonwealth champions. The lighter of the duo, Andrew Moloney (15-0,... Read more
Paul Nasari on Akkawy vs. De Carolis: “This fight is big for everybody involved”
VETERAN Sydney promoter Paul Nasari knows a big fight when he sees one. The face of leading Sydney promotional firm Neutral Corner Fight Promotions is battling to contain his excitement ahead of the high-stakes super middleweight showdown his company has assembled between undefeated dynamo Bilal Akkawy and former WBA... Read more
George Kambosos secures Tony Luis in unofficial title eliminator
GEORGE Kambosos isn’t wasting any time as he works his way into world title contention. The 24-year-old has signed to faced WBA #11 rated lightweight Tony Luis in a high-stakes regional title unification that has the potential to cause movement within the stacked lightweight division. Kambosos (13-0, 8 KOs)... Read more
ANBF seeks rating recommendations with WBC and IBF
THE Australian title has been held in low regard for the best part of a decade. Despite the allure and prestige that surrounds with being called a national champion, most fighters are quick to win and the vacate the Australian championship, irrespective of division, due to the archaic regulations... Read more
The Winners & Losers: Star of the Ring 2
WE’VE learned to expect the unexpected when it comes to Anthony Mundine. Often revered for his polarizing personality and occasional left-of-center opinions, few athletes, if any, garner such differing views from the Australian sporting public. The ultimate heel, Mundine is more than happy to play the ‘bad guy’, with... Read more
Jai Opetaia recaps swift professional rise, signature 2017 campaign
WE knew that Jai Opetaia was good. He might be better than we thought. To be undefeated after just three years as a professional is fairly common in Australia. However, to be both unbeaten and simultaneously considered as the consensus second best fighter in your division is seldom seen.... Read more
Kye MacKenzie on recent activity, motivation to compete
KYE MacKenzie is living proof that an active fighter is indeed a happy fighter. Three fights in four months have left the reinvigorated 25-year-old with not only an impressive recent run of form, but a WBO #15 world rating at lightweight – only two places behind domestic divisional leader... Read more
Anthony Mundine: “I’m the Bernard Hopkins of this country”
AGE is nothing but a number to Anthony Mundine. The 42-year-old who faces fellow Sydney-sider Tommy Browne in his 56th professional fight on January 17th at The Star in Sydney isn’t concerned with critics who say his best days are behind him. Instead, Mundine, a man who is one... Read more
Dennis Hogan continues title march against former title challenger
WORLD rated light middleweight Dennis Hogan continues his march towards a second world title opportunity. The 32-year-old Hogan, who holds a WBO #4 rating at light middleweight, will take on the WBO #5 Jimmy Kilrain Kelly (23-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental crown on April 7th at... Read more
Darragh Foley opponent confirmed for St. Patrick’s Day showcase
DARRAGH Foley will have the opportunity to lead the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a victory at The Star in Sydney. The well-received series of Sydney-based events named after Johnny Lewis will host it’s second installment at The Star on St Patrick’s Day, being Saturday 17th March, with enigmatic... Read more
Champion vs. Champion: Moloney signs for Dacquel
UNBEATEN super flyweight sensation Andrew Moloney returns for the biggest test of his professional career on February 24th. Moloney (15-0, 10 KOs) puts his WBA Oceania title on the line when he challenges hard-nosed veteran and IBF #5/WBC #11/WBO #12 rated Rene Dacquel for his OPBF championship at the... Read more
Tommy Browne Fighting On
THERE is still a lot of fight left in Tommy Browne. The boxer from Sydney’s southwest has experienced dizzying highs and disheartening lows during his near 16-year ring career but nothing could have prepared him for the death of his brother Davey. Despite such tragedy, Browne (35-6-2, 13 KOs)... Read more
2017 Report Card: Pound for Pound List
WITH the New Year now upon us, it’s time to assess the performances of Australia’s best in 2017. We grade the year for each of our Pound for Pound top ten, assessing their overall campaign, while picking their best point, and biggest area for improvement. 1. Jeff Horn (18-0-1,... Read more
Johnny Nelson welcomes Whyte vs. Browne: “It’s got to be an entertaining fight”
INTEREST in a heavyweight collision between Lucas Browne and Dillian Whyte continues to grow. Sky Sports boxing commentator and former WBO cruiserweight ruler Johnny Nelson is the latest industry expert to endorse a fight between long-feuding rivals Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) and Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs), who holds mandatory... Read more