Regaining Australian promoter of the year Peter
Maniatis will be jetting into the Philippines with undefeated super
middleweight Australian prospect Kerey "the prince" Palmer 4-0 on
Wedsday 17Th of January 07 and will stay 2 Weeks in the Philippines
looking to sign a star boxer to bring back to Australia....
Green moves step closer to world title
The West Australian - Perth,Western
Green's corner men wore t-shirts emblazoned with the name "Marshy"‘ in
tribute to boxing journalist with The West Australian, David Marsh, who
died last ...
Dave Sands gets a new memorial upgrade
Unveiled by former immensely popular
Australian lightweight champion
Click to see
At a public ceremony at the corner of Broadway and
Glebe Point Road in Glebe yesterday, an upgraded memorial plaque to
Aboriginal boxing hero Dave Sands (Ritchie) was unveiled. The event was
attended by over 120 ex boxers, fans, colleagues, Aboriginal identities
and community leaders. (by
Patrick Skene Event
Manager and Producer
Sweet Science Radio Show
Melbourne Superfighter has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the
promoter Steven Duval's control.
As in all promotions in boxing the unexpected can
always happen and this is just what went wrong with the SUPERFIGHTER
tournament that was expected to take place in Melbourne on 2nd December.
When fighters are bound by the sanctioning bodies
like the IBF not to fight again after a stoppage for a min. period of 28
Kalvin Brock was stopped Nov 4th by Wladimir
Similarly when is bound by the WBC to have another
fight due to a decision that ends in a circumstance also binding the
fighter to fight again in a given period then it is also an
unforeseeable situation that just has to be accepted.
After winning by a split decision and controversial
media and spectator comments Samuel Peter against James Toney was
ordered to fight a rematch and not have any other fights until he has.
There was also some visa/entry issues that further
hindered the program.
Bad luck that has to be accepted.
It speaks volumes for the promoter and his team and
associates like Lennox Lewis that put so much effort to call it off, to
say the least for the expenses that were already incurred.
It is a shame that something that was going to be so
good for the local Melbourne boxing fans had to come to this.
It is very galant of the promoters not to get money
greedy and go ahead with a lame program that may have us all
disappointed. "All ticket sales will be refunded at point of sale".
SUPERFIGHTER has been a success overseas and the
same was to follow here in Melbourne.
keep you informed of new future arrangements of SUPERFIGHTER.
Who was at the fights???
One of the
judges in boxing and friend former Victorian boxer
Shannon McMahon was stripped of his
Australian Welterweight title soon after he won it in Oct 2005 due
to his injured right hand.
been treated and resting his right hand for quite some time and he
told us that things are looking quite well and that he will be
returning to boxing in the new year.
ploughed through the TV Ringside days in Melbourne and won the
Australian Lightweight title in late 1974.
remembered as an aggressive fighter and made every opponent earn
defended it successfully twice and lost it to Lawrence Austin in Sep
Johnny Wheeler passes away RIP
Johnny Wheeler passed away last night 10 Nov 06
at the Alfred hospital after 9 days of waiting in palliative care.
John was an everybody's friend and very nice to get on with. John
showed me a beautiful scrap book he kept with all the people he met
throughout his boxing career which continued after his ring retirement
in 1957 as a boxing judge and referee. Johnny hailed from Fremantle, WA
and survived life after being in a boys home. He started boxing after
arriving in Melbourne and was trained by Ambrose Palmer. An achievement
John was very proud of as he had told me was how he parked his "pink mg"
in the city attracting all the girls. He was always proud of having
fought George Bracken and Sergio Milan. He had fought Norm Foster, Bluey
Wilkins, Russell Sands etc.
For some reason he told me quite a few times he had fought Jim
Sullivan, it may be because Jim was trained by Snowy Sullivan also my
We had visited John in hospital but we could only say a few words which
hopefully consoled him. There will be more on Johnny in this site.
Young Victor and Lynette offer their condolences to his family and
other close friends.
Johnny Wheeler's funeral will be held at
St Peter & Paul - Catholic Church at 375 Dorcas St South Melbourne wed.
15th at 10 am followed by a gathering at the Rising Sun Hotel cnr of
Swan and Burnley Strs Richmond.
Eddie Delic is billed to fight for the WBF welterweight
title at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibit Center
in Singapore on November 25. He is fighting Dondon Sultan Pan Asia
Boxing Association welterweight champion.
Melbourne can expect Celebrity Boxing in January 2007
Peter Maniatis is preparing to introduce "Celebrity KO Boxing" likely to
be held at the Docklands Stadium, a building nearing completion soon.
Stars being invited to participate are Hollywood's Costa's Mandylor,
footballer Dermot Brereton, Chopper Reid, Mark (Jacko) Jackson and award
winning actor Garry Sweet.
Channel Seven has shown interest in being involved. More will be shown on
YVB as developments progress.
TV CHANNEL 31 - 200th. SHOW
The channel 31 KO boxing show has been on
air since 2002, and is one of the highest rating shows on channel
31, on air Tuesday nights and Friday morning
and Saturday at noon.... The show will be celebrating
its 200Th show on the 24th of October 06....
On Saturday 14th October 2006 Kevin Hargraves opened a state of the art
boxing gym at Hoppers Crossing where nobody will be sitting waiting
around for a punchbag or speedball as there are plenty as shown in the
photos below. A big crowd was present and you can see the video of this
Safety in the ring is paramount,
therefore it is always important that referees have had Fighting
experience and can recognize when a fighter is showing the signals of
being in a dangerous condition. At this point a knockout is almost
The other day I mentioned something about the ref at
Blacktown which in my opinion certainly had trouble in making a stoppage
decision which like I said could have landed by having a seriously hurt
One of the major signs in a fighter being hurt is a smile during or before
liquorice legs and that fighter was doing just that a few times before
the doc jumped in the ring forcing the ref to stop it.
Although probably unnoticed the fight game came to a standstill just
before, during or after 1963, Stadiums gave up, 3 fighters died within
the space of a week (a couple in Australia).
There is plenty of reason why we should not allow things like that to
happen. Boxing can once again die..
This can happen to a fighter anytime but mostly when its allowed to.
The ref has the added responsibility of ensuring
the safety of a fighter in distress.
A referee should always be a person that has experienced being in there
himself to have the ability to notice these situations, the judges
outside the ring are a different story their job is watching for scoring
The eyes tell it all, my term for this was smelling
blood and thats when you go for the kill, its common amongst fighters.
HEADLINE NEWS: Johnny Wheeler in Need of Prayers
News of former Australian boxer Johnny Wheeler was passed to Young Victor
by former ABF President Bryan Membrey that he is presently in the Alfred
Johnny's fights were during 1948/57, he
had 66 fights. He never fought for any titles but as Mario Magriss
stated he had been awarded a vacant Victorian Title at some stage. He
has been a referee, and judge for many years here and overseas.
YV visits Johnny Wheeler Tues. 31st Oct 2006
Early this afternoon I visited Johnny with my wife Lynette as she was
with me the last time I visited John after his car accident earlier this
I am sorry to say that John is basically in palliative care as I was
advised by the medical staff.
They also told me that he has stopped being fed and is on morphine for
I am sorry to have to report this to his boxing friends but such is
life. I conveyed to John that the boxing fraternity in Melbourne and
Australia wide wish him all their very best.
All I could put together in words to him was that we loved him and
sincerely hoped he is coping as good as possible with his difficult
We did take a getwell card and a packet of lollies with me but the
lollies had to come back out with me.
There are a lot of photos of Johnny Wheeler on this website especially
in the Past and Present Boxers Association section.
Lennox hails slugfest as Superbowl of
fights Peter Kogoy October 18, 2006 FORMER undisputed heavyweight champion
Lennox Lewis said in Melbourne yesterday that the Superfighter concept -
where eight of the world's best are pitted against each other on the one
card - was the sport's equivalent of one-day cricket....
Boxing Gym called
having its opening in Hoppers Crossing 14th Oct 2006
This boxing gym is one of the first and biggest BOXING FOR FITNESS GYM AT
75 Elm Park Drive, Hoppers Crossing. click above to see the great
opening offers and contender challenge prizes offered. This opening will
be shown of KO BOXING program on channel 31 hosted by promoter
Peter Maniatis, one of our leading boxing promoters in Victoria.
By Craig Waller 14-08-2006
Australian boxing has lost one of it's most treasured and resected
fighters in the form of The great Vic Patrick on Friday 11th August
The former Australian Lightweight and Welterweight Champion fort some of
Australia's best during his boxing career. Some of the greats that come
to mind is Freddy Dawson, Tommy Burns, Tommy Johns and Rush Milling to
name a few. Vic also became the countries most respected Referee after
his colourful fighting career.
Vic's service is to be held at Rookwood Cemetery on Wednesday 16th August
On behalf of all Australian boxing fans and participants I send heart felt
condolences to the Patrick family in this sad time of grieving.
Young Victor offers his condolences to a great Aussie Legend
Vic Patrick was
one of the greatest champions of all times and fought the likes of
Freddy Dawson and other greats. (more will be shown here about Vic)
Pride of fighting
under the jurisdiction of this great man overcame my feelings of my loss
to Kevin Bell in unusual circumstances.
In the legendry
Sydney Stadium, the old "tin shed", at Rushcutters Bay listed for 12
rounds where the fight took place, Vic Patrick gave the pat to Bell
without applying a count during the sixth round, much to the amazement
of the usually local one-eyed Sydney fans. They responded by a huge
booing to their local fighter and referee as I had floored Bell three
times twice for counts and once with the bell coming to his rescue.
Thanks to the innovations of Wireless Events Network
- WENPPV (www.wenppv.com)
and the insightful vision of Mike Powers, President of Powers Boxing (www.powersboxing.com)
we now have another way that we can witness our sport - and this truly
For you boxing fans – stay tuned to for upcoming
fightnights to YoungVictorBoxing for future announcements from
Wireless Events Network fights – cost to watch is only $10 and is not to
BBQ at Murray's "Fighters
Factory" On the 1st. July a barbeque was held at Murray's
gym and I figure it all went according to plan. All the boxers,
professional and amateur and learners got the chance to spar and
show off all their hard work. A small charge of $10 per adult, $7.50
for concessions and $5 for kids. Everyone was welcome to go and take
friends and family. This was a great idea as it gives all the young
gym boys a chance to box amongst the professionals publicly.
I was a bit slow in finding out as Murray is the
nicest of blokes and asks for nothing. I would have liked to have told
the readers on this website, however, I am sure it was a success.
Former Australian Champion Julian (the farrier) Holland informed YVB:
that his first trainer former and Vic champ and TV ringside fighter
Hillary Connolly is
very sick and in a very bad way. Hillary is known for going 10 rounds
twice with Hector Thompson in 1972 whom went on to win the British
Empire Title. YVB and all the boxing fraternity wish him a recovery if
at all possible.
Young Victor and his entire family appreciate and
thank all those who sent their comforting expressions of sympathy during
our sad bereavement.
Responding to the hundreds of emails is some
task, I apologise to those that I may miss in thanking as I lost 2 days
of mail during this period. I did read them and intended to respond on
completion of my duties to my mother.
"Fists of Fury" Live broadcast makes boxing HISTORY!
It's Official "WENPPV" and Powers Boxing made boxing history as they
became the first network and promoter to broadcast a live boxing event
via Internet browsers, smart phones, over 40 mobile hand held devices
and video phones. The broadcast was seen all over the world and
throughout the USA! We took a local boxing show and made it a global
event. Viewers seem to be happy, said ring announcer Sam "The Fight Man"
Posted below is a link to all mobile devices that were able to view our
live broadcast of "Fists of Fury"
We will be announcing our next "Pay Per View" event Monday morning.
Ronald (Winky) Wright and Jermain Taylor in Draw
Result - Young Victor Boxing - June 18, 2006
YV watched this fight at the
Stamford hotel on SKY in Rowville over a mixed grill, It was a good
fight with a reasonable amount of action but never changed its theme as
the fighters just boxed seemingly with just going the distance in mind.
During round 11,I told Lyn that the next round is going to be with
Taylor going for a ko in the next as I expected Wright to be in the
lead, he seemed to ease his efforts in this round. The following final
round started with Winky Wright seemingly thinking he only had to
see the round out to get the pat, well surprise surprise the result was
a draw. YV expected Wright to get the decision as his defence was almost
impregnable most of the time making a lot of Taylors punches non
scorers. by YV
VICTORIAN BOXING RATINGS by YVB
"Boxers & Officials: Join me in
getting Victorian Boxing
on the move"
"Join me in getting Victorian Boxing "RATINGS" on
Victorian Ratings (rankings) are going
to be placed here and will be chosen by a consortium of
respectable boxing members, official only on
This is intended to be followed on by the Australian Boxing
YV has already been instructed
by the ABF to assist Gerrard Stuart whom is now the Chairman of
Victorian Ratings Committee and getting Victorian Ratings up and
going. This sites champions will coincide and be the same as ABF.
Young Boxers need recognition and
need to know where they rate while climbing the ladder. This will
encourage them to continue and maintain their enthusiasm.
Furthermore this will help accidental
mismatching which can become rampant if ever neglected and not good for
the greatly required safety standard in Australian Boxing.
HELP NEEDED BY BOXERS TO GET THIS
Registered Victorian boxers
(Fights in last 12 months) to send contact details to Young Victor.
YV is of the opinion that all Victorian boxers
should be rated and he will help choose the top eight (8) in each
division. This will create competitive interest amongst active local
You don't have to be the greatest to be
loved and admired Floyd - youngest ever to win the World Heavyweight
Crown and first to ever regain it.