Wood wins Aussie Contender
By Michael Wood:
In The Australian Contender
Final at the Sydney Entertainment Centre big
underdog Garth Wood (7-1, 3 KO’s) outpointed
Kenyan Kariz Kariuki, (21-8-1, 18 KO’s) in
an absorbing contest and won the first prize
of $25,000 but perhaps more importantly
secured a future match up with former two
time WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony
Mundine – with it a guaranteed purse of
$250,000. He won by split decision over
seven rounds on the scorecards by 68-66 and
68-65 with the third judge amazingly scoring
the fight 66-68 to Kariuki at the 168 pound
super-middleweight limit for the
Wheatley "WOB" writes Change: WBO Light
Middleweight to WBA Middleweight
Former world title challenger
Robert Medley is confident of defeating
Anthony Mundine next Monday at the
Entertainment Center in Sydney, NSW,
Australia. Medley’s trainer Graham Shaw
said, “Rob has looked great in the gym in
sensational sparring sessions against WBO
rated 168 pounder Peter Kariuki and also his
world middleweight contender Daniel Geale.
He is physically and mentally 100% ready to
defeat Mundine. We have the advantage
AUSTRALIA'S WORLD CHAMPIONS
as at December 2007
Lets hope we handle this opportunity with good sense, we are
in a position of becoming a place where our fighters can get
somewhere big in boxing from Australia.
Mundine, Green lead the way in boxing
The Age - Melbourne, Victoria,
Mundine was the regular WBA super middleweight title holder
behind Super champion Joe Calzaghe, super flyweight Vic
Darchinyan and middleweight Daniel Geale ...
DALLAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. met with Dallas
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this week to discuss competing
in mixed martial arts.
"We're definitely going to work together," Cuban told The
Associated Press after the Mavericks' game Friday night.
"It's just a question of in what capacity. You just don't
jump from being a boxer to an MMA fighter overnight. He's
got to test the waters."
The story was first reported by ESPN.com.
The 30-year-old Mayweather is considered the best
pound-for-pound fighter in the world and boxing's No. 1
drawing card. His fights this year with Ricky Hatton and
Oscar De La Hoya generated 3.25 million pay-per-view buys,
more than $200 million in revenue and earned him about $50
Hamdan gets his car and
career back on track with a shot at Mundine's world title
NADER HAMDAN received some
strange glances as he changed a flat tyre yesterday afternoon.
"My smile is so wide, people
probably think I'm on drugs, grinning like this changing my tyre,"
Hamdan had just received a phone
call - the one he'd been waiting for ever since he pulled on
gloves and threw the first of a million punches.
The 33-year-old boxer will
finally fight for a world title. And he doesn't have to worry
about whether Australia will be paying attention, because his
opponent, charismatic world champion Anthony Mundine, brings the
eyes with him.
An official announcement of the bout will be held
this morning at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and the venue
should live up to its name if both men are in their usual high
spirits and firing oral uppercuts.....
2007 VICTORIAN PROFESSIONAL BOXING
Sunday 16th December in Sunshine Melbourne.
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Danny Green wins WBA Light heavyweight CROWN
Green won almost every
round with ease against what seemed a frightened opponent
in Stipe Drews. Drews looked like he was waiting for some
game plan of his to take place but this never eventuated. More will be
included here as the story unfolds.
Comments by some in Australian forums
Green seen here difficultly
landing a right cross due to height difference against
Daniel Geale: IBO
Middleweight Boxing World Champion! (Smeaton Grange,
Sydney: 15th December 2007) GRANGE OLD SCHOOL
Australian boxing fans have a new world champion after
won the vacant IBO Middleweight Boxing World Title with a
unanimous twelve round points decision over Daniel Dawson
on Friday night 14th December 2007 at the at Wests
Campbelltown Club in Leumeah, NSW.
26 year-old Daniel Geale, originally from Launceston,
Tasmania and now residing in Mt Annan, NSW won a thrilling
‘fight of the year’ contender on points with judge’s
scores of 120-110, 120-110 and 119-109.
Both Geale and 30 year-old Daniel Dawson from Perth, were
undefeated going into the fight.
A Gold medallist at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth
Games, Daniel Geale’s professional boxing record is now 18
wins, 0 losses and 12 wins by knockout.
The Geale vs. Dawson IBO middleweight world title fight at
72.57kg or 160lbs was promoted by Grange Old School Boxing
and was televised live around Australia on FOX SPORTS 3
Maniatis ending 2007 and has plans for 2008:
On December 22nd Peter
Maniatis travels to Thailand to visit Sonchai Ratanasuban
Gym as his guest in Bangkok and attend a boxing promotion
as a VIP guest of Sonchai.
Maniatis will then fly on to Manila Philippines and meet
up with world class referee Bruce McTavish and also work
to set up a Philippines vs Australia national boxing cup
in Melbourne on March 14.
Maniatis will also meet up with Philippines biggest
manager Wakee Salud and Superstar Manny Pacquiao to
discuss a visit to Australia while he is in Manila.
Peter will then travel to Los angeles to visit Freddie
roach at the wild card gym and also spend some time at the
pound for pound gym with Justin fortune, he also plans to
visit the main boxing gyms in Las Vegas.
The whole trip will take 5 weeks and Maniatis will have a
camera with him to take rare inside gym footage and
interviews for the C31 KO boxing show.
YVB loves KOBOXING on
Hamdan may get shot at Mundine
Jamie Pandaram December 15,
LUCK might finally be smiling on the career of Nader
Hamdan, with world champion Anthony Mundine considering a
defence of his crown against the hardened veteran....
Boxing: Hopkins vows 'white boy'
Calzaghe will fall in showdown
5 days ago
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, (AFP) — Bernard Hopkins, vowing never
to lose to a "white boy", and unbeaten Welshman Joe
Calzaghe traded verbal jabs Friday in their first
face-to-face meeting ahead of a US-British showdown next
Dawson/Geal weighin today
PROFESSIONAL boxers will be
required to have blood tests every six months under a new
law introduced in State Parliament yesterday.
Fighters taking part in combat sports such
as boxing, muay thai (or kickboxing) and some mixed
martial arts contests such as full-contact karate will be
regularly screened for blood-borne infectious diseases
such as HIV and hepatitis B and C.
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Mundine wins easily an
Briggs swings in behind an all out attack from Green
The Age -
LIGHT-heavyweight Paul Briggs has come out swinging in
favour of Danny Green, claiming the West Australian will
win the World Boxing Association title on ...
Mundine fight draws impressive crowd
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December 10, 2007 - 9:49PM
Anthony Mundine's world title defence against Jose Alberto
Clavero in Sydney was billed as a hopeless mis-match, but
The Man still drew an impressive crowd, including
disgraced former AFL star Ben Cousins....
flattens Hatton to keep welterweight boxing crown
5 hours ago
Check out the fake photo***
The crowd are facing at Mayweather not Hatton.
Can Hatton bounce back from loss to Mayweather? -
ESPN - USA
By Brian Doogan They returned home to Manchester, London
and all points north and south by the planeload, via
Chicago, Dallas, Boston and New York, ...
- Ricky Hatton's legion of
fans proved they'll back him through the good times and the
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) —
Floyd Mayweather stopped England's Ricky Hatton in the 10th
round to win a brawling showdown of unbeaten fighters here
Saturday, keeping the World Boxing Council welterweight crown.
Mayweather knocked Hatton
down with a damaging left to the chin as the British fighter was
swinging a punch of his own. Hatton rose but the American star
followed with a hammering left hook and a dazed Hatton fell
"I threw a hook and he
walked right into it. He never saw it coming," Mayweather said.
"I wanted to show the fans I could punch with power."
Floyd Mayweather ends
Ricky Hatton's dream
As seen in
Ricky Hatton made a brave stand in his challenge for the
World Boxing Council (WBC) and Ring magazine welterweight
championships this morning at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
but the disparity in class was always apparent and the
supreme ring intelligence of Floyd Mayweather, simply and
brutally, was too much for him to overcome.
In the 10th round, after Hatton had been subjected to a
frustrating and painful beating, Mayweather landed a left
hook which knocked Hatton to the floor. He rose, groggily,
but Mayweather’s follow-up salvo forced referee Joe Cortez
to intervene 35 seconds into the round, just as Hatton
fell to the canvas again.
It was a sad end to an electrifying, energising week in
which an estimated 20,000-plus travelling support from
Britain took over the famous Las Vegas trip, convinced
that their man could triumph over the 30-year-old Las
Vegas resident, regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer
in the world.
But conquering Mayweather was far beyond the Mancunian,
who allowed the highly charged atmosphere to get the
better of him. His tactics were flawed and played into the
American’s capable hands. Hatton was picked off by precise
and damaging punches from early in the fight and his
aggression and smothering effort was largely ineffective.
By the time of the stoppage, Mayweather was ahead on the
judges’ scorecards by margins of 89-81 twice and 88-82,
reflective of the champion’s superiority.
“I feel all right and I felt really big and strong but I
left myself open,” Hatton said. “He’s better and more
clever on the inside than I thought he was, with the
elbows, forearms and the shoulders he used. I felt all
right till he got me with the cut [in the third round]. I
thought I was doing well and was in the fight. I didn’t
stick to my game-plan. I don’t think he’s the hardest
puncher but he was more clever. I’ll be back, don’t worry.
Hatton had nothing to apologise for, he simply encountered
a better man. David Beckham and Tom Jones, who sang the
national anthem, led a host of stars at ringside,
including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Tiger Woods,
Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard and Will Farrell but the
real star of the show was Mayweather. From the moment he
caught Hatton with a left hook as he came in early in the
opening round, it was clear that he had Hatton’s measure.
Predictably, Hatton gave it his all, constantly moving
forward and trying to bore in to a position up close where
he thought that he could unload on the champion's head and
torso. But Mayweather was too fast and, ultimately, too
A big right hand stopped Hatton in his tracks in the
second round and, despite landing with a right and left
hook inside in the third, the Mancunian was struck over
his right eye by a slashing right hand which opened a cut
just over the eyelid. Cutsman Mick Williamson, his cuts
man, staunched the flow of blood into Hatton’s eye between
In the fourth and fifth rounds Hatton managed to close the
distance and Mayweather did not inflict any major damage
but, controversially, in the sixth the referee deducted a
point from Hatton, apparently for aiming a rabbit punch at
the back of Mayweather’s head. But the right hand which
Hatton threw after Mayweather had turned his back actually
connected with the top rope and Hatton was disgusted by
the referee’s actions, showing his backside to Mayweather
ayweather raised his performance in the eight round,
opening up on Hatton with impunity, causing the
challenger’s legs to buckle with a big right cross to the
chin. He sickened Hatton further with hard and fast jabs
in the ninth and in the 10th he threw his left hook they
way that Sugar Ray Robinson used to do. It caught Hatton
on the point of the jaw and he went down. He got up
unsteadily but the referee allowed him to continue after
he issued a mandatory eight-count. Mayweather moved in for
the finish, landing two left hooks and a right hand to the
chin and missing with a left as the referee waved it over,
Hatton teetering over and landing flat on his back from
the delayed effects of Mayweather’s final onslaught.
“He’s definitely the toughest competitor I’ve ever faced,”
said the winner, graciously. But Mayweather was tough,
too, and just too good.
Young Victor's Gaff:
This was a classic fight by
a brilliant boxer with an average punch wearing down his
opponent that only had one option and single way of
winning this fight.
Naturally when some of the steam in Hatton wore down Floyd
got on top and achieved in an expertly way a ko.
I expected Mayweather to win on points if the fight went
the distance, now we know it was inevitable.
I would have been just as impressed with this fight if
Hatton succeeded in scoring a ko as he is a natural
fighter and that was what he wanted.
This was a classic example for any one of you young
fighters out there that anyone can get knocked out by ANY
boxer if hit in the right place at the right time, it
happens at all skill levels of boxing.
Just like it is every boxer's intention to get a fighter
to the stage where he can hit him with a perfect punch or
last the distance and win on points.
I reckon this was the FIGHT OF THE YEAR
by Young Victor
Hatton's dream brings British theme
on eve of boxing showdown
16 hours ago
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) — Singing supporters of Ricky
Hatton helped build the excitement here Friday on the eve
of an epic welterweight title showdown between the
Englishman and fellow unbeaten Floyd Mayweather.
US veteran Mayweather, 38-0 with 24 knockouts, will defend
his World Boxing Council crown against Hatton, 43-0 with
31 knockouts, in a showcase event that has already seen
click above to read more.
to see the Hatton/Matweather Superfight
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Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr vs.
Challenger Ricky Hatton
superfight, Main Event Television in Australia will
broadcast "UNDEFEATED" - the World Boxing Council (WBC)
welterweight championship match between World Champion and
Pound for Pound the best boxer today Floyd Mayweather Jr
and British star Ricky Hatton LIVE on Sunday 9 December
from 1:00pm AEDT.
Both men are undefeated pound for pound world class boxers
with impressive knockout records.
30 year-old Floyd Mayweather Jr from Grand Rapids, USA has
won six world titles in five weight divisions and has had
38 wins, 0 losses and 24 knockout victories.
29 year-old Ricky Hatton from Manchester, England is the
current junior welterweight world champion and his record
stands at 43 wins, 0 losses and 31 knockout victories.
The main event and undercard at the world famous MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA are available on
MAIN EVENT TELEVISION via FOXTEL, OPTUS
and AUSTAR. Replays will be screened on the same day at
6:30pm and 10:30pm AEDT.
Please make note of this major boxing match for your
by Paul Upham
DISAPPOINTING TACTICS BY
WBF REFEREE ON FOX.
7th Dec 07.
On Fox television called
Angelo Hyder's promotion a serious event repeated itself
against a gentleman boxer from Japan
referee in what has become a circus once again lets
Sonni Michael Angelo
get away with non conforming to the Marquis of Queensberry
rules which have been regulating boxing for many years.
This savage style fighter should not be allowed to fight
again in Australia as he does not fight in the same manner
we all have had to contend with to be fair to what was
known to be a gentleman's sport.
Commentator (former World
champion) Jeff Fenech made comments during the event that
he should be praised for and definitely taken notice of or
boxing will not last on television very much longer.
We want to see fights
fought in a fair manner not fighters being held in a
position where they get hit in the back of the head and
head butting that open up huge gashes that force fights to
be stopped by technical draws. This fight should have been
awarded a win to the Yoshinori Nishizawa and Angelo
Hoya Picks Hatton Over Mayweather
29.11.07 - Matthew Hurley: As the World Boxing Council
welterweight showdown between Ricky Hatton and Floyd
Mayweather fast approaches an interested observer, Oscar
De La Hoya, has been whispering in the challenger’s ear.
De La Hoya...
Young Victor Boxing wins
on eBay 60's Fights at Sydney Stadium (The Old Tin
Shed at Rushcutters Bay)
What was known to be a
golden period in Boxing is now stored by Young Victor in a
safe place to be worked on and restored to today's
technology for future generations in our great sport of
This is going to be a
somewhat long project as YV is going to make sure he does
not bungle this up as too many people are interested in
what is contained in this package.
YV himself fought in
a 12 rounder in Sydney Stadium in 1961 which turned out
wrongly due to ladies fingernail polish spread over his
eyes which prompted legend referee Vic Patrick to stop the
fight unnecessarily but Vic hardly thinks his fight was in
one of the untitled 16mm footage that has a number of
unlisted fights in it.
click here to see the
World of Boxing Journal
(December edition) is now on newsagents shelves
This is Australia's informative
monthly journal which covers fights in all states.
In this edition there is a story of
my friend Bryan Membrey with his son Damian.
The publisher Ray wheatley called
them appropriately a "WINNING TEAM"
Fireworks by KORICA
Leisure Centre, Thomastown, Vic
Sunday 25th November 2007
by Damian Membrey
Louie Korica and Charlie Liparota moved their Promotional
Team to the Thomastown Recreation Centre, Thomastown,
where over 800 fight fans witnessed some great action in
the 6 fight Promotion
Jnr Middleweight 6x3
Pat Rullo 67.9kgs Win TKO 1:19 Round 6 Over Matt Williams
making his Pro debut turned up the heat and excited the
crowd in the opening 6 round contest against durable Matt
Williams. Rullo is trained by former local Champion Glenn
Walsh and also had former IBF World Champion Barry Michael
in the corner providing him with the winning instructions.
Williams had Rullo on the back move in the first round,
but the well schooled Rullo came home strong and punched
too hard and too often to win the contest by stoppage in
Matt Shaw 72.4kgs Win Split Points Over Chris Collard
Scores: 78/75, 78/77, 75/77
Matt Shaw had too much skill for local boy Chris Collard.
Shaw’s footwork and accurate jabbing made it easy for the
Judges to award him the 8x3 fight. Collard has the heart
of a lion and kept bustling his taller opponent but just
could get the big shots to land – mainly due to Shaw’s
Serge Yannick 75.6kgs Win TKO 2:55 Round 5 Over Niusila
After coming off
a win earlier this year against current OPBF Champion
Wayne Parker Jnr, Serge Yannick had too much power for his
game opponent Niusila Seiuli and the fight was halted
nearing the end of the 5th by Seiuli’s corner. Yannick
displayed poise and power far beyond a fighter in only his
2nd Pro fight and will make an interesting opponent for
anyone in the Super Middle division.
WBF Asia Pacific Super Welterweight Title 10x2
Nigel Snart 68.4kgs Win Unanimous Points Over Dion
Scores: 98/95, 97/94, 96/94
Local Boy Nigel
Snart, on the comeback trail boxed brilliantly to easily
outpoint Dion McNabney over 10x2.
Heath Stenton 79.6kgs Win Majority Points Over Charles
Scores: 76/76, 77/75, 80/72
Fight of the
night has to go to Heath Stenton and Charles Njock over
8x3. Stenton was a late substitution for stable mate Kane
McKay, who had to withdraw due to illness. Stenton’s
aggressive approach in this fight kept Njock unsettled and
despite wearing some heavy blows was able to convince the
Juges that he won the fight.
Zdravko Micevic 83.0kgs Win Split Points Over James Chan
Scores; 57/56, 58/55, 57/58
Headlining the Promotion
was Zdravco Micevic who took on the durable James Chan
over 6 rounds. Chan’s relentless style was always going to
test Micevic in only his 3rd Pro outing. At the end of the
6 rounds Micivic’s work rate and mobility had all 3 Judges
award him the contest, but this was no easy fight and
Promoters Korica and Liparota should be congratulated in
wanting to test their charge.
Peter Maniatis Fights 16
Nov. at Malvern Town Hall
a great success
What eventuated into a
great fight-night took place at the Hall last night 16th
Nov 07 and satisfied all comers thirst for good
performances by all fighters.
The fights were all well
matched and Peter once again proves to be a good force for
Victorian and Australian Boxing.
Jon Walker caught up
with Anont Donpradith in the 9th round to win by TKO
when Chris Anderson had to intervene with Donpradith very
wobbly by Jon's savage attacks.
Donpradith made a very good
account of himself right up to the end of this fight and
did prove a very worthy opponent.
Shannon McMahon drew
with Jakkirt Suwunnalirt in what seemed a close win to
Shannon, he in fact said he coasted the last round as he
thought he had it in the bag, however the judges saw it
differently and awarded a draw. Most people thought that
Shannon got home.
Suwunnalirt has shown that
his experiences have certainly had a positive toll on his
skills as he is certainly an improved fighter/boxer.
We must add that some
experienced officials but not participating saw
Suwunnalirt a clear winner.
Paz fights with broken toe
Paz Viejo made a
terrific effort in upsetting the polished boxer Luke
Moloney but Luke's more accurate punching got him
there on the judges scorecards. This was also a very
entertaining fight and Paz is certainly having a good go
in trying to improve his performances.
Visiting the change rooms
after this fight it was seen that Paz had fought with a
broken and with a huge tissue ripped off his right toe and
was bleeding profusely, he said he had it attended to
before the fight at some hospital and was an inpatient for
some 3-4 days. Full credit must go to this man for
gallantly taking the fight on at all.
Lincoln Stewart makes a
successful return to boxing
With 100% body condition Lincoln was having his first
fight coming back from his last fight in July 2002 and
destroyed his opponent in the first round. The referee
Chris Anderson had no option but to stop the fight as Linc
was performing like a thrashing machine seemingly
unstoppable. Lincoln is now 28 years of age.
This fighter has shown that
his skills are still intact and hopefully he can prove to
sustain longer fights when the time comes.
A few of VIP's at ringside were Gus Mercurio, Neil and his
son Heath Ellis, Brian Amatruda, Vanessa Amarosi, Paul
Ferreri, Aussie actor Ken James and more.
by Young Victor
Rising superstar "pretty boy" George did an
exhibition on the pads - and watch out any 10 year olds
out there George means business..
There was also an am exhibition featuring the son of "Hot
Rod" Carr and Arron Bundy. Looks like his dad has schooled
him well... Congratulations should go to Promoter
Peter Maniatis who again put on a great night of Boxing &
entertainment and great to see Pop sensation Vanessa
Amorosi at ringside....
by Damian Membrey
Daniel "Porky" Lovett in
winning mode at the recent Dandenong venue by Barry
Michael / Bryan Amatruda 20 Oct in Victoria.
Dandenong Basketball Centre 20th Oct
Read about it and watch videos.
Porky surrounded by the
Slatter team with prettyboy George as mascot.
1960's Fights at Sydney
click here to see
A huge bank of 16mm film
rolls are being auctioned on EBay and should end up in our
(ANBHOF) the Australian National Boxing Hall Of Fame.
A savior is required here
to buy this and donate it to its rightful place.
Young Victor will be
bidding for this to ensure its safety followed by sensible
protection and distribution.
Bika Wins Contender
Title in Thriller
Sakio Bika TKO'd Jaidon Codrington in round eight to
capture The Contender: Season Three title in the most
entertaining fight in Contender history. In round one,
Bika dropped Codrington, then Codrington came right back
and knocked down Bika. From beginning to end, both
fighters were looking for a KO with almost every punch.
Combine that with an almost complete lack of effective
defense from either fighter and you've got the formula for
a crowd-pleasing slugfest.
Both men were rocked on numerous occasions and it appeared
the fight could end at any moment. In round eight, Bika's
non-stop attack was finally too much for Codrington and
referee Dick Flaherty jumped in to stop the action at the
2:18 mark with Codrington still on his fight but reeling
around the ring and absorbing lots of punishment. As
Contender champ, Bika takes home the $750,000 first prize.
A rematch is definitely in order. If you missed the fight,
check your local listings and try to catch a replay -- you
won't be disappointed.
Calzaghe unifies super-middleweight boxing title
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Undefeated Joe Calzaghe added Mikkel Kessler's World
Boxing Assn. and World Boxing Council
super-middleweight titles to his own World Boxing
Australian National Boxing
Hall of Fame GALA DINNER
13 October 2007
showing a video of this glorious evening on this website now
that it has been edited and produced.
This was without a doubt the best of all
gala dinners to date and was held in the heart of Melbourne's
main sports stadium "Melbourne Cricket Ground" also known as the
MCG where the grand final of the AFL took place.
President Gus Mercurio, Brett Mc'Cormick and Frank Marr
the Vice President and secretary (in that order) were the main
organizers of this unforgettable evening.
Australia's cream of Boxing's legends gathered all in one
place and were happy to sign autographs for everyone that
by Young Victor
may add here that this is no professionally made video and not
easy on the eyes and furthermore YV does not have the luxury of
help with identifying all attendees, only the ones he knows
himself. YV is sure that despite the video is not of good
quality it is better than nothing done.
Damian Membrey's comment:
Great night for Australian Boxing
was had on Saturday night at the 6th Australian National Boxing
Hall of Fame induction dinner held in the prestigious members
dining room at the “home” of Australian Sport, the MCG.......
Jeff's just jealous, says Man
Anthony Mundine, who has been sidelined from the ring
since August, limbers up before a training run in Sydney's
south on Friday.
October 21, 2007
ANTHONY MUNDINE is fed up with the constant barbs from
boxing great Jeff Fenech and has decided to hit
WBO World Heavyweight Boxing
Champion Sultan Ibragimov vs. Challenger Evander Holyfield
When it comes to heavyweight boxing, there has been few
bigger names over the last 20 years than Evander "Real
Deal" Holyfield . The former undisputed world champion and
boxing legend makes one final charge at regaining his
title crown when he challenges unbeaten WBO world
heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov this weekend. Main
Event Television will broadcast in Australia this special
championship match LIVE from Moscow, Russia this coming
Sunday 14 October 2007 from 3:00am AEST.by
Kali Meehan moves closer to WBA
WBA #15 heavyweight Kali "Checkmate" Meehan (33-3, 27 KOs) broke open a
competitive fight with a sixth round TKO of WBA #4 DaVarryl "Touch Of
Sleep" Williamson (24-5, 20 KOs). Meehan floored Williamson with a
crushing right at the end of the sixth. Williamson beat the count, but
was ruled unfit to continue by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Barry Jordan of
the New York State Athletic Commission. "I was never going to lost this
fight," said Meehan. "I felt better tonight than I did the night I
almost stopped Lamon Brewster [for the WBO heavyweight championship]."
David Martin Warr Photographer
Don King Productions (conditions apply)
David Martin Warr Photographer
Don King Productions (conditions apply)
Pacquiao pummels Barrera in super featherweight boxing
LAS VEGAS (AFP) — Filipino boxing hero Manny
Pacquiao continued his mastery over veteran Marc Antonio
Barrera Saturday with unanimous 12-round decision in
SEAN CONNELL RETIRES FROM BOXING
Great person and
always putting in a good effort made his last appearance
as he retired from his fight with Tim Bell and boxing.
I will have the fight on YVB tomorrow to be seen by all
A happy Tiger Tim Bell showed his respect to Sean
immediately after the fight ended with Sean unable to
continue in during the rest after round 8
GOOD LUCK SEAN hope we see more of you after boxing. by Young Victor
THANKYOU for providing the Australian Boxing Industry with
your your efforts over the years. Regardless of titles you
are a CHAMPION inside and outside of the ring.
I wish you all the best in your future and hope you stay
involved with Boxing in some way.MEDIA RELEASE:
MAINEVENT - "WILL TO WIN!" -
Filipino vs. Mexican Boxing Grudge Match
GRANGE OLD SCHOOL BOXING
Hlatshwayo vs. Medley + Dawson vs. Geale
12 October 2007
(Smeaton Grange, Sydney: 3rd October 2007) - GRANGE OLD SCHOOL BOXING
will promote an incredible boxing card containing two world title fights
on Friday evening 12th October 2007 in the outdoor pavilion at the
Panthers Leagues Club in Penrith, NSW, Australia.
PAVLIK DETHRONES TAYLOR
Pavlik's win kicks off exciting fights this fall
ESPN - USA
Second, the event marked the return of big-time boxing
to the beach. Once the site of bouts such as Mike Tyson
against Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks ...
Video shown here has been
CATUBAY WARNS DARCHINYAN NOT TO RUN:
Tough-as-nails former RP flyweight
champ Federico Catubay yesterday sent a warning to former
IBF/IBO flyweight boss Vic Darchinyan, asking the latter
to avoid riding on his bicycle when they trade leathers on
October 20 for the vacant IBO superflyweight title.
Friends fly to help
TWO of Australia's Beijing Olympic hopefuls have been
called in to help former world champ Vic Darchinyan for
his comeback bout next month.
Dual Olympian Bradley Hore and Commonwealth Games rep
Nathan di Carlo will hit Sydney this week to help
Darchinyan round out his preparation for his return to
boxing against Filipino Federico Catubay at the Auburn RSL
on October 20.
Darchinyan lost his IBF and IBO flyweight crowns, as well
as his unbeaten record, with a shock KO to another
Filipino, Nonito Donaire, in July and is not taking
The Aussie's trainer, Billy Hussein, says Catubay is being
treated as a very hungry contender determined to make a
name for himself at Darchinyan's expense.
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YOUNG GUN HEATH ELLIS
STEPS UP TO STIFF OPPOSITION
IN UNDERCARD FIGHT 12th Oct. 2007
Heath Ellis a brilliant unbeaten
Victorian Champion and is following the route of his uncle former
world champion Lester
Young Victor believes that with the
care he is getting in slowly moving up the ladder towards
the grail of boxing, Heath will one day arrive at his
This may be too early to predict as
in boxing so many unforeseeable things can go wrong.
Heath is only 19 years of age and
already holds the Jr. Welterweight Title of Victoria and
is rated No8 in the Australian ratings.
Heath will be fighting James Swan
over 8 rounds and will be setting his targeted ambitions
in order if he wins.
Swan is a seasoned fighter of
16 fights and although his win/lose record is not by any
means brilliant he has held Gairy St Clair to a draw over
10 rounds in 2003 and a points loss over 12 rounds with
Michael Kadsidis along with two fights with Naoufel Ben
A lot is hanging on this result as
Heath knows very well its his first big step in the national rankings.
by Young Victor
The KO punch as it happens: Heath Ellis throwing the left hook
that ended proceedings against
Brian Fogarty while fighting for the
vacant Victorian Jnr. Welterweight Title in July 2007
(photos by Werner Kalin) see venue
The Contender: Episode 4
September 25, 2007 By Matt Richardson
Super middleweight Wayne Johnsen bucked the trend and
scored a win for the blue team when he won a five-round
unanimous decision over Miguel Hernandez in Tuesday
night's episode of "The Contender" on ESPN....
AUDLEY SURVIVES SERIOUS CAR
Out of next week's bout! (UK news)
Audley Harrison was involved in a head on collision while
driving home after training yesterday.
Tarver Will Give Green His Chance
By EDDIE DANIELS The Tampa Tribune
Published: Sep 21, 2007
TAMPA - According to Tampa light heavyweight Antonio Tarver,
Australian boxer Danny Green is getting the opportunity of a
Arce KOs Rojas
Former light flyweight and
flyweight boxing champion Jorge Arce (47-4-1, 36 KOs) ,
fighting for the first time at bantamweight, looked
positively dreadful as he rallied to defeat unheralded
Tomas Rojas (26-11 18 KOs) in a sixth round TKO on Sunday
night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas,
The West Australian government is
under mounting pressure to outlaw next month's planned cage
fighting tournament in Perth.
Mayweather and Hatton
Sumio Yamada see
Floyd Mayweather in Dancing with the
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September 18, 2007
Sam Soliman kept the gold team's unbeaten record intact when he
won a unanimous five-round decision over Max Alexander on
Tuesday night's episode of "The Contender." Alexander went down
in the fourth after taking a right. Judges scorecards read
50-44, 49-45 and 48-46 all for Soliman.
Alexander seemed to hold his own in the first as he ducked many
of Soliman's wild, wide shots. Soliman, however, devised a
tactic with his teammates to have them cheer for him at the
30-second mark of each round, allowing him to rally and steal
An accidental head butt in the second left both men with minor
cuts over their left eyes. Alexander spit out his mouthpiece in
the third after taking two hard uppercuts. He recuperated well
though, badly rocking Soliman with an uppercut and two hard
rights at the conclusion of the round.
Alexander protested the quick knockdown in the fourth when his
glove hit the floor but he was too defensive in the final round
as Soliman continued to back up his taller opponent.
Soliman now moves on in the tournament while Alexander heads
In other news, Jaidon Codrington was ranked number one in the
power rankings after his second round knockout over Brian Vera
in the previous week's episode. According to "Sugar" Ray Leonard
the only way Codrington won't end up fighting in the semi-finals
is if the other four fights end in knockouts faster than
Results of the first round of fights to date are as follows:
1. Jaidon Codrington TKO 2 Brian Vera
2. Sam Soliman W U 5 Max Alexander
As seen on
Decision Reversed yet
again: 17th. Sep. Shannon
Taylor's win decision over Sonny Michael Angelo has been
reversed back to the original one made which was a
technical draw by accidental head butt. Details yet to
Taylor wins by DQ!
September 15, 2007
By Ray Wheatley -- "World of Boxing"
Former world middleweight challenger Shannan Taylor (46-6-2, 31
KOs) captured the WBF 160 pound title when he defeated Sonni
Michael Angelo (14-6-0, 5 KOs) by disqualification in round one
at the Cronulla Leagues club, Cronulla, NSW, Australia on
Daniel "porky" Lovett's
highly anticipated fight with Les Sherrington set for 20th October has been
called off under instructions from his doctor.
Promoter Barry Michael informed YVB
that a replacement is being negotiated and we will keep
you informed of any substituted fight that may be
Contender series on Fox starring
Sakio and Sammy
FOX8 today announced it has
secured the exclusive Australian television rights for the
third season of hit US reality series The Contender from
Mark Burnett Productions, ESPN and DreamWorks Television.
Featuring two champion Australian boxers, the exciting new
season will launch October 1, premiering Mondays at
9.30pm, on FOX8.....
Boxing Hall of Fame GALA DINNER
13 October 2007
dinner will be held at Melbourne's premier Stadium
ballroom the MCG
Emile Griffith will be in attendance.
Michael O'Brien is bringing to
Australia this true legend and to the ANBHOF Gala Dinner.
Emile Griffith became World welterweight champion in
April 1961 beating Benny "kid" Paret but lost it back to
Paret 5 months later. He continued to win it back from
Ralph Dupas in July 1962 he went on to win the WBA
welterweight title and WBC welterweight title and again
World Welterweight Title. He lost them in 1967 to win them
back in the same year, after which he had a further 49
fights but although he fought back for his titles he never
managed to win them back. He was a true fighter everyone
should be proud of meeting.
People wanting to attend need to
contact Mr Frank Maher tel. 9478 3578 fax 9470 4402.
Get your photo taken with your
favorite boxing champion or boxing legend "Click to see"
Past and Present Boxers
Reunion was another success:
Yesterday 9th. September another
reunion organized by the usual suspects Mario Magris and
Bobby Liddle along with their committee took place at the
Amongst the veterans was Sam Soliman
with his lovely wife Maria, Sam has returned to Australia
whilst waiting for the next move by the Contender Fight
Reality Elimination Tournament in which he is included.
Many old time fighters like Jimmy
Hill were there and a great time was experienced by
everyone as shown on the video right here on
YVB.......Click to see
Victor had a good chat with friend
he didn't know he had in Gerry Ward along with Len Ermil
and Manny Benson. Barry Michael with his lovely wife Sue
was also there but left before the video was taken.
Bonanza of boxing mags
hit the streets in OZ:
WORLD OF BOXING Journal
Today arrived in YV's
letterbox and is full of boxing news about our Aussie
champions, state by state and important fights abroad,
read about the progress of the boxing game.
Today YV received his copy
and suggests you get it.
The new September issue of the FIST
magazine in now out on news agent's shelves with the usual
detailed, Aussie and international boxing event stories,
state by state.
The “Great” Katsidis wants Pacquiao
Australian boxing people to wake up
and take a stand
over brutal mismatches featuring Filipino boxers in
Australia raised by Sydney-based Filipinos and exposed by
Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today has seen leading
Australian boxing people to wake up and take a stand.
read....... more from link
Controversy on Zdravco
Mirevic previous experience on our Aussie Forum.
26th August 2007: Over last
nights stoppage win over Kiwi Colin Hunia has caused some rightly
squabble on the mentioning of his acquittal at the courts
of his accidental ending of the life of famous cricketer
Mirevic is still a youth at the ripe age
of 25 and was only 21 when it happened, as we all know that is a period of discovery, an
age when a boxer is still discovering how dangerous it is
to hit anyone outside the ring with bare knuckles.
Does anyone reading this seriously
think that any normal youth especially a sportsman would
hit somebody deliberately with intention to kill? give me
a break, and leave this man alone he still has a life to
live, his life is carrying something not easy to live
with. These things happen in the ring, accidents do happen
Mirevic's task is hard enough to
live with. and sportswriters have to place it as they see
it. by Young Victor
Lovemore Ndou is about to embark on a part-time job as Floyd
Mayweather's main sparring partner but it's his current gym mate
that's occupying most of his focus.
Ndou is presently sparring Rob Medley (18-0, 12 KOs) ahead of
the lanky coal miner's IBO welterweight title fight with South
African Isaac Hlatshwayo (26-1, 9 KOs) on October 12 at Panthers
Leagues Club at Penrith, west of Sydney.
Hlatshwayo is pictured beating
Zdravko Micevic, the former bouncer
acquitted over the death of cricket great David Hookes, wasted
no time winning his second pro fight last night.
The 25-year-old stopped Kiwi Colin Hunia in two rounds at
Springer's Leisure Centre, in Keysborough, Melbourne.
The fight ended at 1min 56sec of the round and followed
Micevic’s six-round decision over Queenslander Wes Ryder on
debut in April.
The 42-year-old Hunia is now 11-10 (2 KOs). He boasts a win over
fellow veteran, the well performed Sean Sullivan in 2005, and is
a former New Zealand cruiserweight champ.
On the same card, middleweight Chris Collard stopped Fili
Mailata in round three on the three-knockdown rule.
Junior-middle Nigel Snart outpointed Dion McNabney for a
majority decision over six and featherweights Emmanuel Micallef
and Leigh Lindgren drew over six.... by Ray Wheatley on
promoters involvement in Young Victor Boxing
Peter Maniatis is a good
example of a diligent, helpful promoter and deserves all
the publicity he gets on YVB. of course he isn't the only
one that is helpful, there are others, but there is a need
He keeps YVB informed of
all his shows and reserves a location at ringside so YVB
can do their job of informing boxing fans of all upcoming
boxing venues and other news necessary to help the game
and give all the boxing youngsters having a go some fame
for their efforts.
Peter informs Victor and
his assistants of weigh-ins, sends a copy of fight-cards
and likes to promote all the fighters he has under his
All promoters have this
facility open to them and all they have to do is contact
YVB and the rest just looks after itself.
Typical of some people,
think that Young Victor is gaining by running this website
"well" let me tell you this website costs more to run than
they think and YV considers it as his contribution to
boxing in return for what he got out of it.
Nothing else. Read more
by Young Victor
Jeff Fenech ON KO BOXING Channel 31
Tuesday night at 10pm. Melbourne
time an interview with triple World Champion Jeff
Fenech will be taking place. This will include his life story and his boxing
The show is hosted by Peter
by Young Victor
2000 Olympic Games and
2001 AFL Grand Final national anthem singer to be singing
at the Malvern Town Hall
Pop singer Vanessa Amarosi
will be singing the Australian National Anthem at the next
boxing venue being held at the Malvern Town Hall on
November 16th. Amarosi is a great boxing fan. Although the
fight-card is not yet available fighters Shannon McMahon,
Luke Maloney, Paz Viego, Matt Powell and Kerey Palmer and
more will be scrapping on the night.
by Young Victor
"Talk of fight between Manny
Pacquiao and Michael kadsidis does not make sense"
Talk of a fight between
these fighters by some media does not make sense as they
are in different divisions, why would the pacman risk
fighting a heavier opponent like Michael when he has much
bigger drawcards to fight in his own division.
Michael Kadsidis has more
to gain by cleaning up his own back yard first if he is to
build his name further in the World class scene. by Young
Two of Australia’s leading
sportswriters have backed Vic Darchinyan’s choice of modestly
performed Filipino Federico Catubay as his comeback opponent
following the shock loss to Nonito Donaire (pictured).
Southpaw slugger Darchinyan (28-1, 22 KOs) returns to the ring
on October 20 against the former Filipino flyweight champ
Catubay (20-13-3, 11 KOs) in Sydney for the vacant IBO
Darchinyan lost his IBF and IBO flyweight titles to Donaire in
Connecticut last month in what was his first loss since dropping
a decision to Bulat Jumadilov of Kazakhstan in a quarter-final
at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.... with Ray Wheatley
considers tighter boxing regulation
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South
He said the Australian Medical Association had also
put boxing safety in the spotlight when it
criticised Anthony Mundine for fighting an opponent who it
Larsen cruises past Hamdan
Bell wins Australian title from
Tim Bell is the new Australian light-heavyweight champion
after winning a unanimous 10-round decision over veteran
Marc Bargero at Melbourne’s Dallas Brooks Hall.
On the same card Costa Chondros
stopped James Ellis in six for the Australian
Wwelterweight Matthew Paulley outpointed Shannon McMahon
over six and Jonny Walker stopped Bruce Glozier in
three..... with Ray Wheatley
Billy Dib v Jorge Linares WBC title
fight November 10
Aussie sensation Billy Dib will fight Jorge Linares for
the WBC featherweight title at New York’s Madison Square
Garden on November 10....
Jeff Harding’s amazing comeback - By
By Johnny Lewis,
trainer of five world champions
I’m anticipating this Friday night to be one of the proudest moments of
my 50 years in boxing.
We have a very special guest at a fundraising night at the Woolloomooloo
After many years of struggling with his own personal demons, a fighter
who means so much to me will be the very special guest speaker on what
shapes as one of the great nights of my career.
Jeff Harding, the two-time light-heavyweight champion of the world and
the man my old cornerman Grantlee Kieza christened The Hitman, will be
our special guest to tell us about his great moments in the fight game
and his biggest fight to get his life on track again.
Mundine out of hospital
Anthony Mundine has left hospital vowing to return to the boxing ring
and beat his serious eye infection.
Pinoy pugs mauled in Australia
FILIPINO boxers fighting
out of Sydney, Australia continue to get massacred in
horrendous mismatches, prompting Filipinos residing in
Australia to appeal to to this writer to inform the Games
and Amusements Board about what is going on and to ask
chairman Eric Buhain to take action.
World of Boxing Journal
Naming someone a Champion is no insult especially when
done as a guesture
by Young Victor:
In the recent World of Boxing
journal this blocked photo appeared and has possibly
turned up a few noses going by some of the feelings I am
getting from some forum armchair comment makers.
I have felt I needed to comment on
it on my own website to get the records straight.
This was done by my very nice and
respected friend Ray Wheatley (editor of World of Boxing
Journal) whom I recognize as one of the most knowledgeable men in
Ray has done this as a gift in
return for my advertising his paper on my website for some
years now of my own accord.
When Ray asked me what I wanted on
it I decided to leave it up to him to put something that
would advertise my YoungVictorBoxing website.
He did this and good or bad I like
it, I am prepared to back up anything Ray says and also
prove him right.
You can see Ray's advert for his
journal just here to the left, click on his link and make
sure you place an order for his paper which comes out once
a month and is full of AUSSIE BOXING he even takes orders
by email on line right from here on Young Victor Boxing
and sent anywhere.
Thanks Ray with your 50 years in
boxing and responsibilities, in my eyes you are the
ANTHONY Mundine has turned to Allah
in preparation for the distinct possibility that his
boxing career is finished because of a serious eye
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
August 10, 2007
â€“ Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Jose Sulaiman:
The winner of the purse offer for WBC light heavyweight
world champion Chad Dawson mandatory title defense against
Adrian Diaconu was Don King Productions with a bid of
The other promoters who bid were: Gary Shaw Promotions
with $1,300,000, Gankor Promotions with $1,100,000, and
Interbox with $454,000.
Katsidis to cheer Filipinos at World
with Ray Wheatley
Seen on Aussie forum copy of interview with Michael Kadsidis
around the traps
Lionel Rose MBE Recovering From
07.08.07 – By Tony Nobbs: Former world bantamweight champion Lionel
Edmund Rose MBE left a Melbourne hospital today and is home in Warrugal,
country Victoria, recovering from a stroke he suffered last week.
Friends support Lionel Rose after he
recovering from a stroke he suffered before he was admitted to a Warragul Hospital in West Gippsland after
complaining of not feeling well.
Mundine's boxing future in doubt
The West Australian
- Perth,Western Australia,Australia
The career of champion Australian boxer Anthony Mundine is
in doubt because of a serious eye infection. The WBA super
middleweight champion and former rugby ...
Diaz Decisions Morales! "I'm Not Going To Fight Anymore."
Lester's hurt still hangs
by Young Victor
& Bika Make the Cut for "The Contender" series
04.08.07 - By Tony Nobbs: World title challengers Sam
Soliman and Sakio Bika are the two Australian boxing
fighters who made the final cut for the third ...
Holyfield to get 5th
world title shot
After the sudden withdrawal of WBA Heavyweight Champion
Ruslan Chagaev from his October 13th unification bout with
WBO Heavyweight Champion Sultan Ibragimov due to
undisclosed medical reasons, Seminole Warriors Boxing,
Golden Boy Promotions, Main Events and Golden Grain
Promotions, in association with Sampson Lewkowicz and Yuri
Federov's Sports Lab, have announced that stepping up to
the plate in an attempt to win the heavyweight
championship of the world for a fifth time is Evander "The
Real Deal" Holyfield.
Ibragimov-Holyfield sponsored by Nafta Moskva, will take
place on the original date of Ibragimov-Chagaev, Saturday,
October 13, at the state of the art Khodynka Arena in
Moscow, Russia. Broadcast plans for the bout will be
announced once they are secured.
Amonsot finally released from hospital
Filipino boxing star, Czar Amonsot who lost by unanimous
decision in a hard-fought war last Saturday, July 21st
against Australian Michael Katsidis for the WBO Interim
Lightweight Title, has been released from Valley Medical
Center in Las Vegas, it was announced today by Golden Boy
"Czar (Amonsot) has been released from the hospital and
will arrive back in Manila on Saturday morning," said
Michael Aldaguer, Amonsot's manager.
"All of us at Golden Boy are really happy that he has been
released from the hospital without serious injury," said
Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "We would
like to thank all of the boxing fans who have supported
Czar and his family with their thoughts and prayers over
the past few days.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER vs. RICKY HATTON
SET FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Live on Pay-Per-View
Danny Green v Roy Jones Jr
Australia's leading third man and Fox
Sports boxing analyst Brad Vocale believes Danny Green’s
management should target a fight against fading US legend Roy
(Green, left, is pictured
beating Otis Griffin in his last fight)
With Ray Wheatley
Eastside Talks To Brendan Smith,
Trainer - Manager Of Mick Katsidis
01.08.07 - BY TONY PRITCHARD - NOBBS: On July 22 on the
under card of Hopkins-Wright, fight fans around the globe
witnessed the show casing of one of the fight games most
exciting young talents Mick Katsidis, who with Czar
Amonsot, waged what has been labeled an epic battle and a
"show stealer" by many of the world's press, who
previously, were unaware of the WBO interim lightweight
champion from Toowoomba, Queensland. With Mick still in
the US, we spoke to his trainer-manager Brendan Smith a
week after the fight.
Lester Ellis: Fighting the Demons
With Ray Wheatley
Lewis slams Tszyu comeback
Boxing: Joe tells Hopkins, 'get in
JOE Calzaghe has told Bernard Hopkins to “get in line” if
he wants to fight the Welshman – and not to expect any
showdown automatically to be in the US.
‘The Executioner’ called out Newbridge’s long-reigning WBO
super-middleweight champion after outpointing Ronald
‘Winky’ Wright in Las Vegas at the weekend, suggesting New
York’s famous Yankee Stadium in the spring....(read more
by clicking headline)
Amonsot hospitalized after fight
LAS VEGAS -- Lightweight
boxer Czar Amonsot suffered a bleed on his brain Saturday
following his 12-round loss to Michael Katsidis for the
WBO interim lightweight title.
Ringside physician Jeff Davidson was concerned by the head
blows Amonsot took from Katsidis in the rousing affair and
ordered him sent to the hospital for a neurological
Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic
Commission, said doctors discovered a small subdural
hematoma. He said it was not expected to be life
threatening, but said Amonsot's career is probably over.
Amonsot, 21, who was knocked down once in the second and
again in the 10th, is 18-3-1.
Hopkins too strong for Winky Wright
Boxing] Hopkins defeats Wright
Katsidis overcomes facial cuts to retain title
Katsidis primed to crush Filipino
with Ray Wheatley
Mundine questions Calzaghe's cojones
WORLD champion Anthony
Mundine says he will fight Welshman Joe Calzaghe any time
- but only if he ever finds his......
Gomez finishes Gatti.
Porky Lovett's fight is
Promoter Barry Michael just
informed YVB that popular Australian fighter Daniel
"porky" Lovett has injured his shoulder and will not
continue with preparation for his upcoming fight scheduled
for 18th August at the Dandenong Basketball Stadium.
More details will be added
as soon as available.
News and Rumours:
GREEN CALLS FOR WORLD TITLE FIGHT
with Ray Wheatley
Green shatters Griffin with KO in
with Ray Wheatley
Australia’s Danny Green
earned a shot at IBO world light-heavyweight champ Antonio
Tarver tonight, blasting out Sacramento’s Otis Griffin in
Green decked the awkward American three times in the third
round to force the stoppage with a punishing performance.
The 34-year-old Green, a former WBC super-middleweight
Interim champion, improved to 24-3 (22 KOs).
Griffin fell to 18-2-2.... read more
Green wins title
Australian light heavyweight boxer, Danny
Green has defeated American Otis Griffin at Challenge
Stadium in Perth.
Green, who has never lost a fight in front of his home
fans, never looked in trouble and after landing a left
hook on Griffin seconds into the third, floored the former
prison guard twice more to secure his 24th professional
Immediately after the win Green challenged current IBO
champion Antonio Tarver to come to Australia and put his
title on the line.
The battle on July 21 between reigning WBA lightweight
interim titlist Michael Katsidis and challenger Czar
Amonsot will see two protagonists with vastly differing
purposes for their native countries.
TONIGHT Danny Green to fight Interim
World Title on MAINEVENT
WA boxer Danny Green meets Otis Griffin
The Age, Australia -
16 hours ago
For Danny Green it is a lot more
serious. The Perth light-heavyweight be putting his
career on the line, again, on Wednesday against the
confident American ...
Barry Boy Michael Interview
Jul 15, 2007
Just the same I picked Lester, I picked
Michael Katsidis from his second professional
fight, Paul Briggs the night he beat Adrian Bellin in
Briggs regains his hunger
by Ray Wheatley
to see videos and more in
In a huge upset, Nonito Donaire (18-1, 11 KOs) won the IBF
and IBO flyweight championships with a fifth round
knockout of the previously unbeaten Aussie Vic Darchinyan
(28-1, 22 KOs) at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Vic got beat fairly
Its going to take some time before
Vic is ready to fight again without taking the same risk
If he does not improve his defense the result will be the
same, he is wide open to a hard puncher especially with
guys from heavier divisions.
Its obvious that he forgot the basics, probably because of
the continuous success he had for so long.
He should think twice about a rematch too soon with
I am sure we will see Vic back with titles.
In a huge upset, Nonito Donaire (18-1, 11 KOs) won the IBF
and IBO flyweight championships with a fifth round
knockout of the previously unbeaten Aussie Vic Darchinyan
(28-1, 22 KOs) at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
On a day of massive upsets, Donaire outboxed the heavily
favoured Darchinyan from the opening bell.
A huge left hook put Darchinyan down for several minutes.
Time was :38. Donaire gained revenge for the loss of his
brother, Glenn, who had his jaw broken by Darchinyan last
On the same card, Joachim Alcine (29-0, 18 KOs) upset
hometown favourite Travis Simms (25-1, 19 KOs) to claim
the WBA super-welterweight championship. Both fighters
lost points for holding and Alcine was credited with a
knockdown in round nine when Simms’ glove touched the
Scores were 114-111, 115-110, 116-109.
Former IBF super-fly titleholder Luis Perez (25-1, 16 KOs)
won the vacant IBF bantamweight title with a seventh round
knockout of Genaro Garcia (35-6, 20 KOs).
Perez dropped Garcia in round two and finished him with a
left hook at :39 of the seventh. 8 Jul 2007 by Ray Wheatley
Danny Green can stop Clinton Woods
from Ray Wheatley by Howard
Photo: M.A. Sayer
Photo: M.A. Sayer
Heavyweights Aldo Colliander and Olympic gold medalist
Odlanier Solis share a moment of levity at today's
weigh-in, however it will be all business when they
collide tomorrow night on "FightNight III" in the
Arena Gym. Twelve heavyweights are on the card.
Aldo is an up and coming
heavyweight, he had offered YVB to come to Australia and
fight here, YV had contacted Peter maniatis but at that
stage heavyweights were scarce.
Aldo has now worked his way
up and Yv wishes him all the best for his
fight today 8th Jul. 07
Vic Darchinyan and Nonito Donaire
at the weighin - The Darchinyan v Donaire fight will be
televised live into Australia exclusively on Sky Channel
from 10am, Sunday July 8 - photo. Tom
Mundine retained his WBA super-middleweight title against rookie Pablo
Daniel Zamora Nievas of Argentina at the Convention Centre in Broadbeach
on Australia’s Gold Coast last night.
Mundine won easily, but after impressive victories over Danny Green and
Sam Soliman, showed little too worry the division’s top names Joe
Calzaghe and Mikkel Kessler.
The Australian (75.5kg) was far too sharp and experienced for Nievas
(75.9kg) who had never gone beyond six rounds in a brief career.
little-known opponent for tomorrow night's world title
fight literally grew into a far more dangerous proposition
than first thought as soon as he walked into a media
conference yesterday, surprising boxing writers and the
Australian champion himself with his size.
Barry Hall offered Hopoate Fight
by Ray Wheatley
Kill or be Killed
Briggs can stop Drews
by Ray Wheatley
(Sydney: 13th June 2007) Undefeated
IBF/IBO flyweight world boxing champion Vic “Raging Bull”
Darchinyan will hold a press conference this coming Friday
15th June 2007 at his new “Raging Bull” Gymnasium to
announce his next world title fight.
Boxing Champion & Great Mickey Tollis
This morning I received an
email with news of Mickey Tollis having passed away quietly in his sleep
last evening (23rd May 07) Mickey Tollis was a great fighter between the
years of 1944/51 gained the Australian lightweight title Oct 1948 and
never lost it, he won the welterweight title in Sep 1049 and again in
1950. He fought Tommy Burns, Jack Hassen, Len Ditmar, Vic Patrick and
Andre famechon. He had 65 fights for just 8 losses with 10 draws.
Details of his funeral will
be published on this website as it becomes available.
against Benny Evans USA at Rushcutters Bay Stadium July
19th 1948 points win.
They fought on two occasions with the other ending
in a draw.
Burns lands a right to the head against Tommy Burns at Sydney Stadium
Oct. 18th 1948
Mickey Tollis KO's Al Wilburn in the
tenth round at West Melbourne Stadium 17th Nov 1950
Young Victor offers his condolences to his family.
Read also Bryans kind words
Bryan Membrey's Farewell
A good account of Tollis
was found on an internet site which seemed very informative.
Tollis - Death of a Legend
MICKEY Tollis started out his sporting life as a promising rugby league
player around Newcastle and died this week as a revered boxing icon in
Between 1944 and 1951 he was one of Australian boxing's brightest stars,
slugging away with Vic Patrick, Tommy
Burns, Jack Hassen, Kevin Delaney, Ken Bailey, Len Dittmar and Roy
Treasure. He drew with Patrick for the Australian lightweight title in
1948 and stopped Delaney for the welterweight crown in 1949.
He was born on May 26, 1927 and died three days short of his 80th
His mum Rita, who had been at the funeral of Les Darcy in 1917, managed
him throughout his career and also sewed the baggy boxing trunks he made
Tollis spent most of his career based in Melbourne under trainer Ambrose
Palmer and in retirement was a popular tally clerk on the Melbourne
docks before retiring to Melton.
His funeral will be held at Nelson Brothers in Footscray on Wednesday at
Standing 5ft 7in he had his first pro fight at just 16.
In the first 26 months of his career he fought 23 times for a record of
16-3-4 and then left
Newcastle to train with the great light-heavy Ambrose Palmer in
Tollis was a model for determination.
When he fought Les Fuller at the old Melbourne Stadium on May 12, 1947,
he dropped Fuller 11 times only to see the Sydney fighter beat the count
resume the battle.
There had been no cries from the crowd for the referee to stop the fight
because every time Fuller got back onto his feet the stronger he looked.
A lesser man would have given up. But not Tollis. He kept on going until
upended Fuller for the 12th time in the eighth round and ended the bout.
The story was much the same with national titles.
In 1948 he boxed a 12-round draw with stylish Ken Bailey and in perhaps
greatest moment, climbed off the floor to box a 15-round draw with Vic
for the Australian lightweight title.
``Vic was a lovely man but a tremendous puncher, Tollis told the writer
``When Vic dropped me I hit the canvas so hard that I bounced three
times. But I got back up and got back into it to fight a draw with one
of the all-time greats.''
Tollis scored two wins and a draw in three consecutive fights with Benny
Evans and then closed out 1948 with a 12-round draw with Tommy Burns and
then a 15-round decision loss to Burns for the Australian welterweight
He won that title the following year against Kevin Delaney and beat him
three more times, also getting the best of the French tag team of Andre
Famechon and Jean Mougin.
In 1951 he was the No.8 ranked welterweight in the world and he helped
finish the career of a declining Jack Hassen with a pair of stoppage
wins but after stopping Ken Bailey suffered back to back defeats against
Len Dittmar and Tommy Burns.
Tollis worked on the Melbourne waterfront as a tally clerk and at one
was a trainer for the Carlton Football Club.
He finished with a record of 47 wins, eight losses and 10 draws, 24 wins
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Farewell Champ! Diego
Corrales buried in Las Vegas
- By Mike Indri - Retired Boxers Foundation - Boxing
buried one of its most beloved champions Tuesday
afternoon, as former two-division world titleholder
Diego Corrales was peacefully laid to rest following
last week's tragic motorcycle accident that claimed
the life of the legendary fighter.
Known for his lethal punching power and warrior's
heart, Corrales will also be remembered for being a
caring and special person, who lived life to the
fullest and, unfortunately, treated each day as if it
was his last.
As seen in
Victorian Jay Simms for the
Australian Jumior Middleweight Title 4th May 2007 in
Jay Simms is fighting Ryan Waters at
the Cronulla Leagues Club in Sydney, Simms is managed and
promoted by Peter Maniatis
Manny Pacquiao stopped
Jorge Solis in round eight.
News as avail.
brings Manny Pacquiao to Australia
Breaking News: At Crown
Casino in May 2007 Peter Maniatis is holding a black
tie dinner with his main guest being Manny Pacquiao
along with most of our world champions present.
Tichet prices will be
$150 per person.
It is expected that
guests can have photos and get autographs. Highlights
of Manny's fights will be shown on the big screen
while its all taking place.
The event will be
detailed on KO Boxing show on channel 31 Feb. 13th.
received belt from WBA.
The event, held at the Sheraton
hotel, was crowded and had WBA world champions from
Panama Celestino "Pelenchín" Caballero and Roberto "La
Araña" Vasquez among the attendees.
READ MORE as seen in WBA
Mick "pony" Shaw has offspring
14th Apr 07
Former Lightweight champion Mick (pony) Shaw and his
wife Jenny have had a baby boy named Mannie, both are in
good health and YVB congratulate them for their feat.
Sports Stadium, Traralgon, Vic Fight
Saturday 24th March 2007
Daniel Iannazzo 52.50kgs Win Unanimous Points Over
Pornchai Sithpajuk 51.60kgs (Thai)
Scores: 40/35, 40/35, 40/35
Heath Ellis 63.30kgs Win Unanimous Points Over Dennapa
Bigshotcamp 65.20 (Thai)
Scores: 60/54, 60/54, 60/54
Super Middleweight 8x3
Pradeep Singh 73.70kgs Win Unanimous Points Over Somchai
Chimlum 73.60kgs (Thai)
Scores: 80/72, 79/72, 79/73
Fatai Onikeke 63.80kgs Win KO 1:55 Round 4 Over Mike
Wanprasert 63.80kgs (Thai)
WBF Asia Pacific Light Heavyweight Title 10x2
Clinton Johnson 78.20kgs Split Draw With James Chan
Scores: 96/95, 93/97, 95/95
Burgos injured - please say a prayer
Darchinyan stops Burgos
Australia’s IBF/IBO flyweight world champion Vic
“Raging Bull” Darchinyan retained his world titles with a 12th round TKO
stoppage win over Mexico’s Victor Burgos on Saturday night at The Home
Depot Center in Carson, California, USA
He took a lot of punishment. Darchinyan looks like
he feels really bad about this. Burgos' corner should not have kept him in
that ring when he was clearly losing every round.
The doctor says that Burgos was slipping in and out
of consciousness, but his vitals were normal and he was on his way to a
READ ABOUT IT
Promoter eyes Aussie bout for Darchinyan
Leroy Brown impressive on debut
Narooma News - Narooma,New South
"Angelo Hyder (arguably the most influential person in Australian boxing)
said, 'He looked like he had been fighting pro for years.'" ...
BOXA passes away ...
23 Feb 2007 An incredibly liked young man
will be sadly sadly missed by those who knew him. he died in his sleep
today as his mother explains in an Aussie Forum
click here to see he was immensely liked
by the boxing fraternity that visit this forum.
Aussie Boxing Forum
in Big Time Boxing
Australia's Michael Katsidis won the World
Boxing Organisation (WBO) interim lightweight title after forcing Graham
Earl to retire at the end of the fifth round at Wembley Arena in London.
Earl down twice in the first round; both boxers down in round two. Referee
Mickey Vann ignored a towel thrown from Earl's corner. Now "The Warrior"
We are in for some real "Lets Rumble" from
KATSIDIS: A star is born
SEE VIDEO OF THIS FIGHT
Read more on Michael
HOPKINS vs WRIGHT ON JULY 21st?
by Jim Amato
Rumor has it that it is almost a done deal. Bernard Hopkins vs Winky
Wright at a catch weight of 170 lbs. Granted these are two of the best
pound for pound boxers in the world but style wise...I forsee a very
The bout is to be held July 21st. It appears that it will take place in
either New York or Las Vegas. It will be an HBO / PPV event.
Make me an offer: Kostya Tszyu
January 30, 2007 FORMER world
champion Kostya Tszyu is secretly planning to tread back into the ring as
he awaits an offer for a fairytale title shot.
LEATHER AND CANVAS Boxing videos have just become available.
Jimmy Cole is no Fighter but he is one hell
of a nice guy
Jimmy is photographed here during his specially
handled job at Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Jimmy has a special way of handling his job of
greeting people, he gives everybody the absolute best welcoming that can
Young Victor asked Jimmy while receiving the usual
handshake accompanied by welcoming joyful words only he can put together
seamlessly, why he looked worried, he is apparently being moved elsewhere.
We will be losing Jimmy to the Crown Towers hotel
soon he tells me with a sad look on his face.
"Nice things come and go in life and usually
forgotten about but Jimmy will be remembered".
CALL ME TWO-TIME
Although Mundine looks so much like a bad PR man
he has managed to repeat Muhamad Ali's method (by Australian scale) of
putting bums on seats where it reflects in his bank account.
Whether fans go to see him get beaten or so many
that believe he is our "greatest" it don't matter.
Its obvious now what Mundine's game plan was and
like he predicted carried it out, he took his time to wait until he
was ready to carry it out and it worked to his expectation.
We have to give it to Anthony (da man) he is
turning out to be an Aussie legend, you don't have to look very far,
he is an all-round sportsman and a worthy champion at that.
By no doubt he is the biggest money earner of
all time in Australian Boxing and will more than likely surpass
all our past champions in all sports.
I salute Mundine for putting his fists where his
mouth is as he has a long way to go despite his age he is just getting
out of his puppy stage in Boxing as he was late in age at starting his
by Young Victor
Mundine v Soliman
The trash talk is over and all is now ready for
tonight's world title fight between Anthony Mundine and Sam Soliman.
Mundine is a firm favourite but Soliman is out for revenge.
In 2001 Mundine defeated Soliman in a controversial split decision
many believed should have gone the other way.
Vic Darchinyan's American promoter
is planning a superfight in Australia for the powerful world flyweight
Pic credit to Joe Miranda at Showtime
Vic Darchinyan.com Media Release
26th. Feb 07
Vic Darchinyan.com Media Release
2nd Mar 07
Dual world flyweight champion Vic
Darchinyan believes his dream fight with Mexican
Jorge Arce will happen this year as he targets a rise through the
divisions to set up a clash with Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.
The Sydney-based Darchinyan will defend his IBF and IBO world titles
against Mexican Victor Burgos in Los Angeles on March 3.
Having flagged it would be his final fight as a flyweight, Darchinyan is
set to jump between one and three divisions in pursuit of more
"This fight is going to happen because we are rated in the top 10 most
exciting fighters in the world and promoters, fans, everyone in boxing is
waiting for this fight," Darchinyan said.
The bout will be the main support to the clash between WBC super
bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez, both of whom are also potential
targets for ambitious Darchinyan.
The hard hitting 31-year-old southpaw said if he couldn't fight Arce next,
he wanted to climb three divisions and challenge the winner of the
Darchinyan, who has an imposing record of 27-0 (21 KOs) said he was
looking for a quick KO of Burgos, whose record is 39-14-3 (23 KOs).
The Australian News
Prahdeep Singh leaves Australia to attend to his
sick dad in India, it is not known for how long or if he has any
intentions of returning but its fairly sure that he will not be at his
upcoming fight scheduled at Knox Netball Stadium on 16th Feb.
Green/Murdoch fight quickly
developed to be one sided towards the Green machine and I compliment
Paul's father Bob for stopping it when he did as I honestly nearly had
tears in my eyes fearing a very bad outcome for such a nice person as
Although the stoppage to some may have been an early surprise as even
Chris Anderson was only going to give him a standing count, I respect a
father's well timed instinct to save his son from what could be
Paul has been a great fighter as honest as they can come with a huge heart
and I wish him a very nice life after boxing which he deserves.
Thanks Paul for your great courage shown in our Victorian Boxing Ring.
Huge fight in March Sam Soliman vs Anthony
Action shots of Sam Soliman vs Enrique Ornelas
photos of the Sam Soliman vs Enrique Ornelas by Paul Gallegos
prices on SPORTSBET
"Rocky Balboa the movie hits Melbourne"
Thirty years ago he was a man with no
future, working for a small time loan shark on the South Side of
Philadelphia. When blind luck landed him the chance to enter the
ring against reigning champ Apollo Creed, it was the million-to-one-shot
of a lifetime. And all he wanted was to go the distance. His
courage and perseverance, both in life and in the ring, gave hope to
- IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 22ND
(changed from 1ST) - Cast
Stallone, Burt Young, Pedro Lovell, Geraldine Hughes, Milo Ventimiglia,
& Promotions Executive of Twentieth Century Fox
have invited YV of Young Victor Boxing to view a screening in their
private theatrette and were happy to be seen on his boxing website.
Young Victor Boxing has become Australia's number
one site in Boxing News and Media and very proud in bringing news of this
boxing movie that has been such a huge factor in the revival of the sweet
science in previous times. More will be shown here for you boxing fans as
it becomes available.
NEWS & MEDIA