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
Manny Pacquiao hits Brisbane, promoter promises big event
BOXING royalty arrived in Australia today as Manny Pacquiao begins his promotional tour for his fight with Jeff Horn. The eight division titleholder made a brief appearance at Brisbane Airport on Monday afternoon, greeting an enthusiastic media gathering before making a prompt exit. The 38-year-old gave little in terms... 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
Tomlinson edged by Belmontes, Lovett shines in US debut
  WILL Tomlinson has lost his perfect professional record in tough circumstances, losing a unanimous points decision to the durable yet equally tricky Jerry Belmontes earlier today in a hard-fought contest on the untelevised portion of the Canelo-Angulo undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  ... Read more
Prazak Dominates O’Connell in Five Round Thriller
  DIANA Prazak retained her WBC Women’s Super Featherweight title with a fifth round TKO victory over Shannon O’Connell on Saturday night at the Melbourne Pavilion.   O’Connell who stepped up two weight classes for the fight, came up off the canvas twice in round two and put in... Read more
‘Big Daddy’ Browne boxing towards heavyweight heights
  “I love the fact I can knock people out but instead of getting in trouble, I get cheers and paid for it.”   In a division of trash-talkers and big units, heavyweight Lucas Browne stands out. And it’s not just because of his size.   Sure, he stands... Read more