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
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
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
Tim Tszyu signs with No Limit Boxing
TIM Tszyu has secured his immediate future, signing with Australian promotional firm, No Limit Boxing. After months of high-profile negotiations between No Limit Boxing’s leader Matt Rose and Tszyu’s manager, Glen Jennings, the unbeaten prospect put pen to paper this week. “We’re so excited by Tszyu, he’s a phenomenal... Read more
Andrew Moloney recaps triumphant world title eliminator
ANDREW Moloney produced a stunning knockout against Miguel Gonzalez to rubber stamp his world title opportunity. Fighting on foreign soil in Gonzalez’ home turf of Santiago, Chile, Moloney (now 19-0, 12 KOs) secured his place atop of the World Boxing Association’s super flyweight world ratings. In a fight that... Read more
Victor Nagbe eyes success in boxing rebirth
LIKE many before him, Victor Nagbe used combat as a way to escape poverty and earn a living. Born in Liberia, West Africa, he reached the pinnacle of his sport, plying his trade as a kickboxer, including fights across the world against the likes of iconic pair Buakaw Banchamek... Read more
Matt Rose: “We need to stack all of our cards”
DUE to a lack of televised cards, seldom do we see the best domestic fights that could be made. With a relatively small talent pool that struggles for mainstream exposure, promoters are often forced to think outside of the box to create opportunities for our next generation. The progressive... 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
Tim Tszyu outlines plan to be Australia’s busiest boxer
TIM Tszyu wants to be the busiest boxer in Australia. The undefeated prospect has revealed a list of names being targeted as future opponents as he looks to accelerate his progression to the sport’s biggest stages. The 23-year-old Tszyu turned professional just over 500 days ago but has already... 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
The Winners & Losers: Battle of Brisbane 2
ALL eyes were on Brisbane for the beginning of Jeff Horn’s reign as WBO welterweight champion. A plethora of stars and influencers crowded the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to witness Horn’s eleven round dismantling of Gary Corcoran, which was complimented by a six-fight undercard featuring a handful of... Read more
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Gary Corcoran
GARY Corcoran has landed an unlikely shot at WBO world welterweight champion Jeff Horn. This has prompted many critics from around the globe to question just who the aptly titled ‘Hellraiser’ is. The English know Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) well, especially after his thrilling battle against Liam Williams for... Read more
Trent Broadhurst gets Dmitry Bivol for world title challenge in Monaco
FEW fighters have been earmarked for world championship fights in this country like Trent Broadhurst. A prodigious talent since bursting onto the amateur scene as a teenager, Broadhurst, now 29, has been gifted the opportunity of a lifetime on November 4th, when the Queenslander challenges highly touted Russian firebrand... Read more
The world stage looms for Luke Jackson
LUKE Jackson is ready to take on the world’s best. The Hobart native is considered by many to be one of Australia’s best prospects and after a successful and lengthy amateur career, he has his eyes firmly fixed on fighting for a world title.  Before undertaking such a task though,... Read more
Sakio Bika confirms opponent, Ultimate Fight Night new date
SAKIO Bika has confirmed his latest assignment ahead of his headline slot on the highly anticipated Ultimate Fight Night. Bika (33-7-3, 22 KOs) will make his second appearance in four months against well-travelled veteran Geard Ajetović (30-16-1, 15 KOs) at Sydney’s famed Star City Casino on October 22nd as... Read more
Jason Moloney admits desire to face the best: “We never take any shortcuts”
IF quality is measured by opposition, unbeaten prospect Jason Moloney may have one of the best resumes in the country. The world rated super bantamweight is quickly compiling a list of victims that is surpassing divisional torchbearers from a previous era, the lauded Hussein brothers, Nedal and Hussein. Much... Read more
Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao inch closer to rematch
A high-profile rematch appears imminent for Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. After breaking the bank to secure their first meeting, Brisbane is the front-runner to land a potential November rematch for Horn’s recently acquired WBO welterweight championship, which he took from eight-division titleholder Pacquiao in front of more than... Read more
Five for 2017: Luke Jackson vs. Joel Brunker
FOR the best part of twelve months, the camps of world rated featherweights and former Olympians Luke Jackson and Joel Brunker have been in negotiations for a fight. In fourteen fights, Jackson (14-0, 6 KOs) has captured national and regional title honours, while establishing himself as a legitimate contender... Read more
Damien Hooper recaps Umar Salamov upset: “Now I’m ready for anything”
AS the old adage aptly prompts, a dangerous man is one who has nothing to lose. In the case of Damien Hooper, this expression couldn’t be more fitting. Having parted ways with his career-long promotional team at Hatton Promotions and management, the former Olympian entered his unified regional title... Read more
Highlighting Jeff Horn’s unpractical rise towards Manny Pacquiao
THERE has been a quiet unpracticality surrounding the ascension of Jeff Horn. No Australian-born fighter has followed the blueprint adopted by the Brisbane-based Horn and his team. The trajectory of his career, which was essentially all systems go from his fourth professional fight onwards, saw him rise to the... Read more
George Kambosos Jr. predicts Pacquiao knockout “within six rounds”
GEORGE Kambosos Jr. has given his prediction for the biggest fight in Australian boxing history, and it doesn’t end well for Jeff Horn. After spending the last four weeks in the Philippines as the main sparring partner to eleven-time world champion, Manny Pacquiao, Kambosos has made it clear that... Read more
Aus-Boxing Awards 2016 – Performance of the Year: George Kambosos Jr
BOTH George Kambosos Jr and Brandon Ogilvie promised fireworks ahead of their mouth-watering collision last December. But for all of his trash talk and bravado, it was the unbeaten and world rated George Kambosos Jr. who validated his claims of being the number one lightweight in Australia with a... Read more
A Moment of Great Pride: The Induction of Johnny Lewis into the IBHOF
AUSTRALIA’s boxing community is well aware that a moment of great pride for our nation passed us by this past weekend on the other side of the world.  To let it slip quietly and unheralded into the back pages of sporting history would be a very comfortable fit with the... Read more
Freddie Roach labels Jeff Horn as “nothing special”
FREDDIE Roach has launched a verbal jab towards Jeff Horn. The accomplished trainer, who is a seven-time recipient of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Trainer of the Year award, has made a harsh assessment of the undefeated Australian, who will attempt to wrestle the WBO welterweight championship... Read more
Moloney Brothers, Mitchell post dominant stoppage wins
THE Moloney brothers were given two very different challenges, but the end result proved to be the same. The tenacious twins, both 26, improved their unbeaten professional ledgers to an impressive thirteen wins from as many outings, with both disposing of their willing Mexican challengers inside of the distance.... Read more
Jason Moloney on change of camp: “I feel we are making big improvements”
IN most cases, if something isn’t broken, it generally doesn’t need to be fixed. However, in the case of the unbeaten Jason Moloney, a wholesale change has been made as the super bantamweight prospect attempts to reach greater heights in his professional career. Moloney, 26, and his equally accomplished... Read more
Lucas Browne reacts to Shannon Briggs failed VADA drug test
CONTROVERSIAL heavyweight Shannon Briggs has failed a drug test, putting his heavyweight title hopes in serious doubt. In a bizarre sequence of events, the 45-year-old Briggs, a former two-time heavyweight titleholder, failed a drug test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association as part of the WBA’s Fair Boxing Program. Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs)... Read more
Lenny Zappavigna still eyeing world title honours
LENNY Zappavigna isn’t letting his most recent loss get him down. His goal of winning a world title is still well and truly alive. It was last December when Zappavigna (35-3, 25 KOs) was handed an opportunity to secure a title shot when he faced off against dangerous Kazakh,... Read more
Kambosos outpoints lively Balla, steals the show
IT was meant to be the Joseph Parker show on Saturday night at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand, but it was Australian lightweight supremo George Kambosos Jr. who stole the show. With Justin Fortune in his corner, Kambosos faced off against fellow Aussie Qamil Balla... Read more
George Kambosos Jr unloads on Qamil Balla: “I will take his heart away from him”
GEORGE Kambosos Jr is not one to shy away from making bold statements. The brash Sydney resident, who is widely regarded as Australia’s consensus number one lightweight, has unleashed a tirade of trash talk towards undefeated former national titleholder Qamil Balla ahead of their high stakes collision on Saturday... Read more