Promoter of the Year

For the third time in the last 4 years Peter Maniatis has won this prestigious Boxing award, he must be doing something right.

Peter is a hard working man in the sport and hosts TV channel 31 Boxing show aired twice a week.

He has been doing this for the last 4 years and he is immensely proud of doing of it.

We hope to see more of  Peter "pistol" Maniatis also called Mr. Latte by his peers as he frequents trendy cafes in Melbourne.


Promoters Head to Head

Brian Amatruda - Barry Michael Sports and Peter Maniatis Promotions have been holding exciting Venues in Melbourne Town causing a frenzy in the sport of Boxing for the fans.

Brian and Barry with astonishingly classy setups for white collar fans and Peter with budget priced shows which give the larger section of Melbourne fans a chance to attend our great sport.

Both parties are very successful and well known in this town. We have other successful promoters which need mentioning the likes of Keith Ellis Promotions, Korica Promotions, (newcomers) Iannazzo Promotions and Fighters Factory Boxing, they are all  looking good in Victoria. YV

No1 photographer in Australian Boxing retires from his massive contribution he makes to  our beloved sport.

Werner Kalin asked Young Victor the editor of this website to announce his retirement.

This was following his acceptance of the award of "Best Boxing Camera Man Photographer" of the year 2008. What was mostly embarrassing about Werner's award was that an old leftover 2007 trophy with a removed plaque so un-named was used to honour his unparalleled contributions to Boxing.

A lot of what seemed last minute changes were made to the recipients list quite different to YV's (committee member) list which was compiled at the last meeting which had determined the finalists.

Many in Boxing know that Werner's tireless efforts and assistance to the entire industry will be missed and are hoping that after the new year he reconsiders.......

This website will publish the official list when it is made available.


A well matched long long night of boxing went on with the last fight finishing around 2:00am.

See fight results and Fight video of the whole fightnight This is what makes boxing in Victoria.


"Victorian Boxers & Trainers League Awards"

Usually called the Hank Stanley's VBTL, like last year has kept up the momentum by Keith Ellis with help from promoter Peter Maniatis and Damian Membrey, this was restarted in 2007. The reason is because Hank (John) is a little on the bad side of health and it has just become too big and effort for him and his daughter Christine.

About 14 boxing gurus got together and invited the author that's me Young Victor to participate in the committee and help out with getting the word out there. The meeting took place at Frank's pizza shop in Footscray.

After a lot of debate that resulted in agreement, a list of 30 awards to boxers, trainers, promoters, ring card girls, photographers and media people were collated as recipients.

YV was impressed with the enthusiasm shown by everyone.

The presentation and celebrations will be held on the 14th December from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Celebrity Room at Moonee Valley Racecource in the suburb of Moonee Ponds, just a few minutes out of Melbourne.

De La Hoya - Pacquaio a Mismatch

Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar de la  Hoya

Photo credit: Sumio Yamada

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- It was Manny Pacquiao's well-executed body punches as early in the second round that brought down Oscar De La Hoya and put a grotesque finale of the much-ballyhooed "Dream Match" at the MGM Grand here Saturday (US time). READ MORE

Sakio Bika Who is he?? on our comments seen somewhere*

Elite Cranes Cup Fightnight in Malvern Promoter: Peter Maniatis

Promoter Peter Maniatis Promotions did a great job in matchmaking but this was unfortunately spoilt by the decisions. Most winners in my book were the losers. Read More & SEE ALL FIGHTS VIDEOS

Darchinyan to kick a little Arce

"I can't get enough of Mexican fighters. They bounce real good off the canvas when I hit them," boasted Darchinyan. "Let's see, I've stopped Cristian Mijares, Victor Burgos and Luis Maldonado over the past two years. Unlike Jorge Arce, those three fighters were very tough hombres.. Defeating Arce won't take much training. It won't even be a fight for me --more like pest control. click to see more

Mundine set sights on world champ
25/11/2008 9:11:00 AM
ANTHONY Mundine said he was more than happy to get in the ring with the likes of new world champion, Rockdale's Sakio Bika, provided they fight on his terms.

Mundine, who, in his last fight, easily disposed of Rafael Sosa Pintos, of Uruguay, in a points decision, has set his sights on going to the US to meet Oscar de la Hoya after the ``golden boys'' fight on December 6th.

``We are trying to fight (Daniel) Geale, Bika and these sort of guys,'' Mundine said. read more

Vic Darchinyan to fight Jorge Arce

Vic has recently on Nov. 1st unified the three major world titles in the Super Flyweight   division against Cristian Mijares and is about to get satisfaction by attempting to beat Jorge Arce after so much bad mouthing by the latter in recent times. The showdown is rumored for about March 5th.

Vic has entered a league in boxing enjoyed by Australian great, former triple world title holder  Kostya Tszyu.

We would think that all the noise Arce was making is about to turn to creampuff but this is not so in boxing as the numerous styles of different fighters has a massive bearing on the result.

On the other hand Arce is known for his not just beating but demolishing his opponents.

by young victor

"only hope that Darchinyan won’t run"

Jorge Arce, one of boxing’s most brash talkers, is no longer clamoring for a fight against WBC super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez. Arce has now set his sights on WBC/WBA/IBF super flyweight champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan.
“Vazquez had his shot, but he waited too long to make a decision and quite frankly, I think he was scared of the match up,” Arce said. “I can only hope that Darchinyan won’t run for the hills like Vazquez did.”
Arce, who fights two divisions lower than Vazquez, has been chasing the fellow Mexican-native for quite some time. Most recently, Arce called out Vazquez after his fourth round TKO win over Isidro Garcia just two weeks ago (Saturday, Nov. 1).
“I really wanted the fight against Vazquez,” Arce said. “But this is a business and right now a fight with Darchinyan makes more sense. Let’s see how much guts the so-called ‘Raging Bull’ actually has.”
Arce has a record of 51-4-1, with 39 knockouts. (as seen on SecondsOut)

Super Lightweight World Title Match
Ricky "Hitman" Hatton vs. Paul "Magic Man" Malignaggi
Englishman Ricky "Hitman" Hatton defends his super lightweight world championship title, that he first won from Kostya Tszyu, against leading contender Paul "Magic Man" Malignaggi on Main Event Television LIVE this coming Sunday 23rd November 2008 from 1:00pm AEDT.

Lionel Rose and Muhammad Ali on SBS

On Friday November 28, SBS screened two boxing documentaries.
Lionel Rose will screen at 7:30pm, followed by Becoming Muhammad Ali at 8:30pm.

This is the story of the extraordinary life of Australia's first boxing champion. In 1968 a young aboriginal boxer with a charming smile punched his way to history by defeating the existing world champion, a Japanese boxer called 'Fighting Harada'. Lionel Rose became the new bantamweight champion of the world and Australia's SECOND boxer to hold a world crown. When Rose returned to Australia after his victory, he was celebrated by a crowd of 250,000 people. His success came just months after the passing of an Australian referendum, giving the Government new powers to advance Aboriginal rights. In this climate, Rose was more than a black sporting hero - he was also a symbolic figure in the interracial politics of the time. But four years after winning his crown, Rose lost his title to Ruben Olivares, and things began to go downhill.
As it Happened - The story of Cassius Clay

Bika over Manfredo for IBO super middleweight
International Herald Tribune - France
AP PROVIDENCE, RI: Sakio Bika captured the vacant International Boxing Organization super middleweight title Thursday night, stopping Peter Manfredo, ...

Mundine wins comfortably

THERE was none of the usual glitz and glamour as Anthony Mundine turned in a workmanlike performance against Uruguay's Rafael Sosa Pintos in Liverpool last night he hopes will kick start his middleweight career. Read more...

Young Victor calls out the ANBF and the  Australian Boxing and Combat Board of Control

The result of bad floor management is going to massively take its toll on our sport if something is not done about it very soon.

The spoiling of a good venue called The Nitro Fight Night at Central Coast Leagues Club was carried out by a small amount bad fans that don't know how to behave.

Heavy penalties should be placed on these types by police which should be in attendance.

Police presence should be compulsory with heavy fines to the participants.

Young Victor was under the impression this was compulsory in some states. Australia has been producing a very long list of world ranked boxers unseen for a long time and this is due to vast connections with WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO and other sanctioning bodies like our regional OPBF.

Elomar-Kickett Fight Marred by Ring Riot By Paul Upham in Gosford:

The Nitro Fight Night promotion at the Central Coast Leagues Club in NSW ended in controversy on Friday night when a wild brawl erupted inside and outside the ring after Ahmed Elomar had scored a devastating 1st round knockout win over highly touted prospect Willie Kickett.
The previously unbeaten Kickett had exploded at the opening bell, hurting Elomar with a series of fast straight right hands. 25 year-old Elomar 15-1-2 (8) gritted his teeth in weathering the blows, but appeared hurt and wobbly on his legs. Just as Kickett moved in for what could have been his own knockout win, Elomar launched the punch of his career, a perfect overhand right which landed on Kickett’s chin and knocked him out cold before he even hit the canvas.


By Young Victor: Its a shame it happened as it took all the colour out of an exciting win for Elomar and hopefully a good lesson for Kikkett to never underestimate any fighter regardless of rank, I ko'd a fighter in the first 60 seconds of an unbeaten fighter when usually I would just use the first round as a feeler for the opponents style.
Same thing he attacked to overwhelm me and bingo he was out for 60 seconds.
Our Boxing has been going so well, we should help it along not hinder it. I am positive hye will get to a world title, this has just slowed his pace down
I hope Kickett learns from this, if he does it has done him no harm, everyone needs to know his boundries.


Vic Darchinyan Triple World Champion.

Video on here

Congratulations Vic

Vic Darchinyan becomes first Australian since Kostya Tszyu to ...
The Australian - Sydney, Australia
Darchinyan has become the first Australian since Kostya Tszyu to unify a division with a brutal knockout of Mexican glamour boy Cristian Mijares. ...

Referee Lou Moret counts Cristian Mijares out after the Mexican was knocked down in the ninth round by Australian Vic Darchinyan in Las Vegas.

Referee Lou Moret counts Cristian Mijares out after the Mexican was knocked down in the ninth round by Australian Vic Darchinyan in Las Vegas.
Photo: A


Darchinyan's secret is out
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Referee Lou Moret counts Cristian Mijares out after the Mexican was knocked down in the ninth round by Australian Vic Darchinyan in Las Vegas. ...

November edition of "World of Boxing Journal" is out now at leading newsagents. Read about the great Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame inductees, fighters and celebrities in attendance.

 (order it from this page in the advertisement below in Magazines. read by Young Victor)

Darchinyan says Mexican is scared of him
Vic Darchinyan loves to knock his opponents out in the early rounds but the fiery Australian southpaw has a different plan for Mexican champion Cristian Mijares.
Darchinyan's fight plan for next week's historic super flyweight boxing unification fight in Los Angeles is to punish Mijares until the 12th round and then lay him flat on his back.
"I'll touch him, play with him, destroy him and then knock him out in the 12th round," Darchinyan told AAP on Thursday.
The November 1 bout at LA's Home Depot Centre is historic because the winner will become the first to unify the super flyweight division.
Darchinyan is risking his International Boxing Federation belt while Mijares, rated the No.6 pound-for-pound boxer in the world, is putting his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles on the line.
The champions have traded plenty of verbal blows at press events in the lead-up to the fight and Darchinyan said he will make the Mexican pay for his words.
Mijares, 27, has accused Darchinyan, 32, of being scared, slow and not smart.
"He's trying to give himself confidence and show that he's not scared or afraid," Darchinyan said.
"Well, I think he's scared and afraid of me."
Darchinyan will hold his last sparring session at his base in Las Vegas Friday and on Sunday will fly to LA for the final week of his preparation.

As seen in The Age

Dib suffers first defeat,
October 19, 2008
Billy Dib declared he would come back "a much better boxer" and was unperturbed by his unanimous points loss to WBO featherweight world champion Steven Luevano in their world title bout in New Jersey. READ


Barry Hall thinks inside the box

Oct 19, 2008
AFL star Barry Hall faces the decision of his life as he weighs up a lucrative offer to quit footy to pursue a career as a boxer.
The Sydney Swans spearhead yesterday held talks with former world boxing champion Danny Green about cutting ties with the AFL world and getting in the ring full time.
Green said Hall would move to Perth in coming months to train with him for several weeks, with a lucrative offer on the table to hang up his boots and put on the gloves.

Tonight's Boxing results results

by Damian Membrey.

Murray Thomson Promotion 17th. Ootober 2008
Reggio Calabria Club - Brunswick

Kwanpirom Muanggroi-ed
54.0 v Susie Ramadan 55.40
Winner: S Ramadan TKO 1:58 R1
Referee: Malcolm Bulner
Judges: Aneeka Williams  : Bryan Membrey  : Joe Mahon

Saengsakda Charoenkasem
66.70 v  Oyewale Omotoso 66.60
Winner: O Omotoso TKO 2:18 R2
Referee: Malcolm Bulner
Judges: Aneeka Williams  : Bryan Membrey  : Joe Mahon


Daniel "porky" Lovett will be ready to fight by March 2003

Daniel fought himself to a standstill against Tiger Tin bell for the PABA and OPBF Light Heavyweight titles in what was considered one of the hardest fights for years. READ

His trainer Jimmy Slatter and his brother Brian feel that porky will be back in A1 shape by that time.

Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael the founders of BOX on the DOCKS shows at Docklands have already offered porky to fight on the 21st March 2008 promotion.


Saturday 11 Oct 2008

The Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame annual dinner took place in Melbourne's top AFL football ground's function room where Australian Champions were honoured and more inducted into what is now Australia's listed fighters for all time to come.

A huge amount of known faces from the last 60 years of boxing in Australia were present which made it a memorable evening for all.

(more to come)

Docklands Fights 5th Oct 2008


Huge amount of upsetting decisions took place during another of the best boxing shows promoted by Victoria's elite promoters Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael.

The matchmaking was excellent but the results were very unexpected.

The results were as follows: (by Damian Membrey and YV) Box on the Docks3 5th Oct. 2008 

Tiger Tim Bell amazes by beating Daniel "porky" Lovett and huge odds by winning  OPBF and PABA Light Heavyweight titles last night at Docklands Central Pier

This was a huge thrilling fight and YVB expect it to be listed as the fight of the year.

Right up until the end of the fight Lovett was expected to get on top of Bell and take the titles home but this was not to be.

Daniel kept getting on top of Bell's attacks by countering with fantastically accurate combinations that seemed to bring the fight to its end but Tim just kept coming back in the following rounds.

From the first bell Tim put in place the kind of attacks that kept wearing Lovett away until his trainer most sensibly threw the towel in, porky was furious at this move as he gallantly wanted the fight to continue due to his huge heart.

Jim Slatter's decision was well timed as the loved by fans Daniel Lovett has certainly figured by now.

Keith Ellis dubbed the trainer of the century certainly put his critics back in seats by preparing Tim which looked a treat in fitness despite at times looking like he was fading, he just kept coming back with fantastic recovery, possibly due to his hunger in getting what he wanted.

Tim Bell is a deserving champion and has certainly had his family problems to trouble him in the past so here is one for Timmy:


"About the venue" - BOX on the DOCKS III

All the glitter, crystal glasses, champaign, classy food and drinks and orderly setting

This is about the show  - Fightnights like these have not been seen in Melbourne for years, if ever.
This was a brilliant Boxing show in Boxing's Capital City of Melbourne
Brain and Barry you have to get the oscar for the leading promoters in OZ, the setting was like a logi night, you are certainly putting Professional Boxing in Melbourne in an elite level.
The matches were great despite locals getting beaten, the better men win on the night regardless.
What a fantastic example of a classy fightnight.


"Great Fightnight at Darebin Sports & Leisure Centre"

Elio Doria promoter of ILTORRO FIGHTING BULLS PROMOTIONS put together a good card and left everyone satisfied.

IBF Boxing official Mr Ray Wheatley was at the venue to present all the titles up for grabs giving local boxers world recognition for their future in our great game of boxing.

Action was at its peak in most fights with the exception of the main event where Heath Ellis won every round to collect the IBF Pan Pacific Welterweight Title.

Featherweight 6x3
Mark Quon 56.30kgs Win Points Over Kane Buckley 56.50kgs Score: 59/55, 60/54, 59/55

Victorian State Welterweight Title 8x3
Steve Maxwell 64.20kgs Win Points Over Robert Monitto 63.60kgs Score: 80/72, 79/73, 79/73

IBF Pan Pacific Youth Bantamweight Title 10x3 Daniel Iannazzo 53.50kgs Win Points Over Narongchai Kiapaiboon 53.30kgs
Score: 99/92, 99/91, 99/91

IBF Australasian Light Heavyweight Title 12x3 Jon Walker 78.90kgs Win TKO 4 2:00 Round 4 Over Komgrit Nanakorn 79.20kgs

IBF Pan Pacific Welterweight Title 12x3
Heath Ellis 66.60kgs Win Points Over Kongthawat Sorkitti 63.80kgs Score: 120/107, 120/107, 120/107


Ian Mac Killop challenges Daniel Dawson by email to YVB


Alex (the Bronx bomber) Ramos founder of Retired Boxing Foundation in critical condition.

Nervously calling upon Alex's apartment complex manager, a conscientious check by Jacquie found Ramos unconscious, barely breathing and in near-death condition. Rushed to a nearby hospital and feverishly worked on for over an hour in order to be resuscitated, Ramos spent the day in critical condition with a grim prognosis.
After battling for many hours Alex has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. He is currently on a respirator; his condition has been stabilized, but has not regained consciousness and is in a drug-induced coma, to rest his brain.
Latest word is that Alex's eyes are following the direction of light from his doctor's flashlight and they may plan to take him off the respirator sometime tomorrow.

Alex is a good friend of YV and we hope he gets over this difficult period.

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 25, 2008) Current World Boxing Organization oriental welterweight champion Emanuel "The Drunken Master" Augustus arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada today at 10:15 A.M. pacific time at McCaren Airport from Sydney, Australia to begin training with Roger Mayweather at the Mayweather Boxing Club.  Emanuel Augustus has relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada to prepare for an all out assault on the Jr. welterweight division and the opportunity to fight for a world title. 

Vic Darchinyan Knocks Out Dimitri Kirilov, Wins IBF Title
BoxingScene.com - Rudy,AR,USA
By Mark Vester At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, former IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (30-1-1, 24 KOs) knocked out Dimitri "The ...


Darchinyan Blasts His Way Back To The Top

Media Release Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME


Media Release Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

TACOMA, Washington, USA (Aug. 3, 2008) – “The Raging Bull” Vic Darchinyan promised a highlight reel knockout and delivered one bone-crunching left hand after another. The Armenian-born Australian stopped Russia’s Dimitri Kirilov in the fifth round to earn the IBF junior bantamweight championship, his second career world title, Saturday night on SHOWTIME.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast in the USA originated from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
“I have learned a lot from my last few fights,” said Darchinyan. “I was very focused and ready for this fight. I never under estimate my opponents.”
Kirilov, who had never been stopped in 33 professional fights, could not handle the destructive power that Darchinyan brought to the 115-pound fight.
Darchinyan used a consistent jab as a range finder and mixed in monstrous straight left hands and a few uppercuts. From the outset, he landed one big punch after another.
Early in the fifth, the accumulation of punches took its toll and Kirilov went down for the first time. After regaining his feet, Darchinyan pounced and sent Kirilov down again just seconds later. Referee Earl Brown reached the count of 10 at 1:05 of the fifth.
“I would like to have a rematch with Nonito Donaire,” said Darchinyan, who improves to 30-1-1 with 24 big knockouts. “But who ever they put in front of me, Christian Mijares, Fernando Montiel, it doesn’t matter. I love to fight.”
The game Kirilov (now 29-4-1, 9 KOs) spoke to SHOWTIME reporter Jim Gray immediately after the fight. “I feel okay physically. I am disappointed that I lost the fight. I took the wrong approach. Freddie Roach was telling me to move to my left and throw combinations, but I couldn’t get off. I couldn’t do the work that I normally do.”


Peter Maniatis in Cebu filming a documentary for the ALA gym that is owned by Antonio Alderguer.

The film will cover the boxers training and the gym"s history.

One of Australia's top boxing show TV hosts and former “Promoter of the Year” Peter Maniatis is in Cebu City and has begun shooting a documentary on the famed ALA Gym for his popular TV boxing show in Australia.










Closed Fists, Open Heart

The Danny Green Story Friday 18th July 2008 9:00pm -11:00pm –  boxing documentary on

Fox Sports 1
Replayed the next morning at 9:30am on Fox Sports 2, Saturday 19th July 2008

Lovett outpoints Guy; Sherrington next read about all the fights that took place
Doghouse Boxing - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WBA #15 light heavyweight Daniel ‘Porky’ Lovett, 17-3 (10), put together a dominant ten round performance to outpoint former Australian light heavyweight ...

A great night of boxing at Docklands

Box on the Docks 2 19th. July. 2008

Brian Amatruda, and Barry Michael Sports were the promoters and put together with local fighters Daniel Lovett, Lance Gostello, Frank Loporto, Pat Rullo, Sam Colomban and Heath Ellis and a great fightnight is expected. Interstate fighters, Les Sherington from Broadbeach, Queensland, Robert Toomey from Palm Beach, Queensland and Adrian Campbell from Wollongong, New South Wales.

Watch videos Box on the Docks2  19th Jul. 2008


Kadsidis's next outing!

Australian lightweight boxer Michael Katsidis has won a battle even before stepping into the ring with former world champion Juan Diaz in Houston on September 6. READ

Fight to the end
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Hard living has taken its toll on Lionel Rose, but the much loved boxing legend is not about to quit, writes John Elder. Killer hands . ...

Fenech puts Melbourne Boxing on a High
24th. Jun. 2008

by Young Victor
Azuma Nelson came into the ring first and got a loud ovation by the large crowd in attendance.
Fenech came in to a huge standing ovation, little different to the years back in 1992 when he fought Azuma at the Princes Park Football Ground in Melbourne.

Jeff Fenech put his Aussie critics that were badmouthing this event back in their armchairs.
Little did they expect that these legends can put on a show that satisfied logical thinking people and gave exactly what could be expected from two well past world legendry champions.
Jeff outsmarted the professor by few simple but effective techniques that worked to a tee which after all that’s how fights of world status are fought.
Obviously this could only work between fighters of their level of knowledge.
Jeff crowded Azuma for most of the fight with close encounters which to the inexperienced eye would look like fouling and would have expected the referee to make them break.
This did happen whenever they eventually got tangled.
After getting broken up by Melbourne's very experienced referee Malcolm Bulmer, Azuma would throw and sometimes land his bombs, some landing and looked like creating havoc however Jeff kept to his game plan and ended up in close quarters again where he was best performing.
The fight was reasonably full of action and exciting, quite unexpectedly, little did they pause and when they did this it was just for a very short while.

The 9th. and the 10th. Rounds.
Fenech coasted for the last two rounds and sensibly kept out of Azuma's attempt to put him away.
It was very well expected at this stage that Azuma Nelson would be going for a stoppage to win the fight and it was obvious that Johnny Lewis instructed Jeff to use the ring and that he was well in front on points and that all he needed was to be there in the finish.
The decision was popular despite the wooing at Jeff's lack of action in these last two rounds.
Jeff fought to a plan which was executed to perfection.


25th Jun 08

Out today on major newsagents shelves.

Read about (Mr. Boxing) Ray Wheatley's Order of Australia award amongst good descriptions of what took place in boxing in recent times.

Ray is in Melbourne and was at the Fenech/Nelson venue called "The Last Round" at Vodafone

16 years after their heyday, Fenech beats Nelson on points
MELBOURNE, Australia: Australian Jeff Fenech beat Ghana's Azumah Nelson in a majority points decision in a junior middleweight boxing bout Tuesday, 16 years after their last epic battle for a world title.
Judges scored the 10-round bout 96-94, 96-94 and 95-95 in Fenech's favor......

Kickett downs former world champ
June 24, 2008
WILLIAM Kickett underlined his star potential with a win over former world champ Gairy St Clair in their junior welterweight boxing bout at Vodafone Arena.
The main support before the Jeff Fenech-Azumah Nelson clash, Kickett took control in the middle rounds and then dominated the ninth of 10 rounds, which earned him a unanimous points decision. ......

IBF Pan Pacific Flyweight belt
In the only title bout of the night, Indonesia's Angky Angota won the vacant IBF Pan Pacific Flyweight belt by pipping Omari Kimweri of Tanzania on points after 12 bruising rounds.
The three judges awarded the fight to Angota, but two of them had him winning by just one point and the other had him ahead by two after an even tussle.

Justin Whitehead vs Justin Bailey
Victorian heavyweight Justin Whitehead began his professional career with a convincing win over Justin Bayley by knocking the Queenslander down in the third round.
Cameroon's Sam Columban scored an undisputed points decision over Kofi Manu from Ghana in their welterweight bout.

Shannon McMahon vs Australian Champion Mick Skaw
The welterweight bout between Queensland's Mick Shaw and Victoria's Shannon McMahon also went to the judges, who gave it a majority decision to Shaw.

Rob Sanders vs Ben Costello
In the junior welterweight bout South Australia's Rob Sanders won a majority decision over Victoria's Ben Costello.


24th June 2008 Fenech vs Nelson Is this the date modern boxing history is going to be re-written in Melbourne?.....


Surprise Surprise Mundine/Green touted for January 2009


Vic Darchinyan Today

Vic Darchinyan will hold an open training session TODAY at 12:00pm and then a press conference at 12:30pm for the Media this Friday 20th June 2008 at his “Raging Bull” Gymnasium in Marrickville, Sydney. This will be Darchinyan’s final open Sydney training session before heading to the USA for this next fight.
Two-division boxing world champion and current IBO super flyweight title world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan will next challenge current Russian IBF super flyweight world champion Dimitri Kirilov in the USA on 2nd August 2008.
The Darchinyan-Kirilov world title unification bout will be seen by millions of fans live in the USA on the SHOWTIME network. It will also be televised live into Australia on 3rd August 2008.
Such is Darchinyan’s impressive profile in the USA promoter Don King has included him in his new boxing video game “Don King Presents Prizefighter”, on Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS.

Past and Present Boxers Association Reunion

For those who are interested this is being held next Sunday 22nd Jun. at Turf Hotel 1 Flemington road Melbourne. 3000

!Mario Magriss!! where is YV's newsletter???

YVB have not received a news letter so we apologize for not including the date for you members.

John (Hank) Stanley president of the Vic Boxing League suggested go there and demand it.

YV's opinion is that its not very respectful, YV remembers sparring with Mario Magiss with his right hand tied to his neck in preparation for his last fight, he was one of three fighters doing one minute each, the others were George Beris and Les Dun. They were great characters.

Koori Radio boxing 100th. show on tonight June 16th at 6-800pm. http://www.gadigal.org.au/KooriRadio/KooriRadioLiveMediaPlayer.aspx


Fight to the end
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Hard living has taken its toll on Lionel Rose, but the much loved boxing legend is not about to quit, writes John Elder. Killer hands . ...

Boxing Journal

 Ray Wheatley awarded Order of Australia Medal
World of Boxing publisher Ray Wheatley was named in the Queen's Birthday honours list to receive the prestigious Order of Australia Medal which was approved by the Governor-General in his capacity as Chancellor of the Order of Australia, for 45 years service to boxing.
Wheatley became an amateur boxer in 1963, winning the NSW title in 1964 and Golden Gloves championship in 1967. ....

Long wait for a shot at the title
Chris Vernuccio
AN everlasting desire for a professional boxing title lured Lower Templestowe-trained Micky White out of retirement.
White's return to the ring in April, for his first bout in seven years, ended in defeat.
But, that did little to dampen his confidence, or appetite, for a breakthrough title win....

Ex-champ Holyfield having financial woes with home, child support payments
The "Real Deal" appears real broke.
His $10 million estate in suburban Atlanta is under foreclosure, the mother of one of his children is suing for unpaid child support, and a Utah consulting company has gone to court claiming the boxer failed to pay back more than a half million dollars for landscaping....

Taylor topples Seran! READ MORE

Taylor targets Sturm

New Pan Asia Boxing Association middleweight champion Shannan Taylor has his sights set on challenging Germany's Felix Sturm for the World Boxing Association world title.
Taylor knocked out West Australian-based Indonesian Andreas Seran in the eighth round of a gruelling bout for the vacant PABA belt on the Gold Coast last Friday night.

Peter Maniatis Promotions Show on Phillippines TV
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Fri, 06 Jun 2008
The battle between Jun “The Neutralizer” Paderna and highly-touted Australian lightweight Lincoln Stewart will be featured on the top-rated weekly boxing show “The Main Event” on June 8 at 9:00 p.m. over IBC 13 with a replay on Viva Prime on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. sponsored by Tanduay, the No.1 Rhum and PAGCOR......
One aspect of the Peter Maniatis promotion will surely be the tall, attractive round girls on the show......

Mundine considers Hobart bout
ABC Online - Australia
It comes a week after Mundine beat Sam Soliman in a 12 round bout in Melbourne. The World Boxing Association super middleweight champion says he would like ...

Mundine wins by unanimous decision

Mundine finished the stronger to win on points in a fast action packed fight.

Sam gave a good account of himself in the early rounds but looked like he was tiring when Mundine's stronger punching started to tell from the fifth round onwards until the ninth round when Soliman looked like getting back on top but didn't last and Mundine went on to a victory which meant he kept his WBA Super Middleweight championship title belt.

Scores were 116-112 116-112 117-112

Les still a contender despite a close loss

Pat Mcleod
LES `Lock and Load' Sherrington may have been outpointed in his world boxing title tilt in South Africa at the weekend but his impressive showing has already opened exciting doors.
The Gold Coast super middleweight Australian boxing champion is now a definite starter on the next The Contender reality TV show, which will be filmed in Australia....

Results at Knox Netball Stadium


Huge Night at Malvern Town Hall

Thursday 24th April 08

Action packed BOB ROSE CUP event by Peter Maniatis proved to be up to the hype generated before the event even took place.

Melbourne Boxing fans packed the hall and and devoured the excitement by some of Victoria's best local and imported fighters.

All the fights turned out to be what proved sensational matchmaking.

Results: click here Malvern Town Hall 24th April 2008  SOON - Read about it and watch videos.


Retirement Trilogy

This was seen in an Aussie forum and it portrays many Australian's feelings:

What a sad time in Aussie boxing with 3 warriors of the sport calling it quits. Danny Green, Nader Hamden and now Paul Briggs, pulling the pin on fantastic careers. Each one bought something special to the ring and gave there all and showed us what courage and professialism is all about.
The fighting spirit these blokes showed in both victory and defeat makes me proud to be a Aussie.
The stage is now set for a couple of our young guns to show if they have what it takes to step up and fill the void.

Tszyu eager to fight again, if the price is right
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
"But compared to boxing fitness, it's very, very different." Hatton shocked Tszyu in Manchester, when the Australian refused to get off his stool in the ...

Happy birthday, Jeff . . . we won't be there, Mundine

JEFF Fenech turns 44 today. Happy birthday to one of Australia's best fighters.
He threw a biggish party for 65 guests - "I just wanted to say thank you to a few people" - at a sailing club near his Sydney home on Monday night, but didn't have a drink himself and pulled up stumps by 10pm.
Yesterday it was back to the twin tasks of promoting and training for his one-off comeback fight against old nemesis Azumah Nelson in Melbourne on June 24.
So what else is happening in the fight game?....

Mundine vs Soliman

FORMER world champion Danny Green said it was a "no-brainer" that Anthony Mundine would win his World Boxing Association super-middleweight title fight against Sam Soliman at Vodafone Arena tonight.
Mundine will be defending for the fourth time the title that he first won in March last year by stopping Soliman in the ninth round.
Green declared Mundine an easy winner, saying his former arch-rival's speed, power and agility would be too much for the tenacious Soliman....


WBA World Super Middleweight Boxing Championship on Main Event
Champion Anthony Mundine vs. Challenger Sam Soliman
In another important match for 2008, Main Event Television will televise the WBA world super middleweight boxing championship match between Champion Anthony "The Man" Mundine and challenger Sam "King" Soliman LIVE on Wednesday 28 May 2008 from 7:00pm AEST.

Mundine vs. Soliman 3, Main Event Television - Wed May 28, 2008
WBA World Super Middleweight Boxing Championship
Champion Anthony Mundine vs. Challenger Sam Soliman
In another important match for 2008, Main Event Television will televise the WBA world super middleweight boxing championship match between Champion Anthony "The Man" Mundine and challenger Sam "King" Soliman LIVE on Wednesday 28 May 2008 from 7:00pm AEST.
This boxing match is the third meeting between the two arch rivals. Mundine was given a controversial points decision over Soliman in September 2001. Mundine then won a 9th round knockout in March 2007.
Soliman reestablished his career as a semi-finalist on Sugar Ray Leonard's The Contender reality boxing television series, which was watched by millions in hundreds of countries around the world.
33 year-old Anthony Mundine from Carss Park, NSW has 31 wins, 3 losses and 23 knockout victories.
34 year-old Sam Soliman from Melbourne, Victoria has 35 wins, 10 losses and 13 knockout victories.
The main event and undercard at the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne, Victoria commencing at 7:00pm AEST are available on pay-per-view from MAIN EVENT TELEVISION via FOXTEL, OPTUS and AUSTAR.

ANBHOF Elections for a new President

The elections are going to be held 25th. May 2008. Mr. Frank Maher, Mr. Brett McCormick and Mr. Gus Mercurio are the candidates and hopefully the right result will prevail.

At this stage Young Victor Boxing and associates are of the opinion that Mr. Gus Mercurio still stands as one of Australian Boxing's greatest achievers and should be re-elected to the position.

Gus's endless effort has for years been unparalleled for Australian Boxing. His latest being the establishing an ANBHOF museum for all time to come.

Not only did he achieve the above but also made sure it stands solidly in concrete alongside the Australian Football League's Hall of Fame.

Young Victor thinks this is one of boxing's greatest steps forward in an endless life of Australian fighters.

Young Victor supports Gus in this issue 100%

All members need to send in their proxies to arrive before 25th. May 2008 and sent to:

Mr. Frank Maher

Po Box 273 Preston 3072

Azumah Confirms Comeback Bid
Modern Ghana - Ghana
... over the weekend ended what was becoming a debate among boxing lovers over his decision to stage a comeback against his old foe Australian, Jeff Fenech. ...

Felix Sturm retains title against Jamie Pittman

Per Ake Persson: WBA middle champ Felix Sturm retained the title tonight in Duesseldorf with a seventh round tko win over brave but outclassed Australian challenger Jamie Pittman. The fight was stopped with the challenger, right eye shut and cut, down from a right uppercut, right hand and then a left as Sturm poured it on. Pittman made a good, aggressive start to the fight but couldn´t keep the pace up, nor score effectively..

Azumah-Fenech Again?
Modern Ghana - Ghana
By Daily Graphic Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, is set for a surprise comeback later this year in a famous rematch with long-time Australian foe, ...

HOLLYWOOD, FL, April 4 – In another case of shady dealings sullying the great sport of boxing, Seminole Warriors Boxing, promoters of super middleweight contender Edison Miranda, have discovered that former world champion Mikkel Kessler negotiated in bad faith with Team Miranda and Showtime, agreeing to a May bout while at the same time trying to put together a WBA title fight against a fighter he already defeated, Anthony Mundine. Read more

"Brian Amatruda with Barry Michael promotion a big hit"

This was one of Melbourne's modern age promotion which promises to revive boxing as it should be in Victoria.

If Brian and Barry continue to promote fights in this manner they will develop our state back to its former dominance in the grand way it deserves.

WBO Oriental a Big Hit in Melbourne

The WBO Oriental is indeed making its mark as a regional title to reckon with.

In a long distance phone conversation with Fil-Am WBO Asia Pacific Vice President Leon Panoncillo, who has guided many Asian and Pacific fighters to opportunities, the boxing executive informed that Australia is on its way to producing more WBO Regional champions.
Just recently hot prospect Lance Gostelow of Melbourne, Australia scored a convincing unanimous decision over Indonesian tough as nails Tia Koswara in a 12-round clash for the vacant WBO Oriental Jr. welterweight title.  See Video

Shane Brock vs Omari Kimweri

Omari Kimweri was in too good a condition to beat Shane Brock by ko in the 6th round of an 8 rounder.

The harder punching windmill style fighter Kimweri could not get on target until Brock seemed to get tired in the later rounds.

Brock fought hard all the way and may have won on points if he wasn't so set on putting his opponent away throughout the fight. See Video

Heath Ellis vs Jun Paderna

Heath is very gifted with boxing natural ability but like most fighters he tries to make tricky moves which makes one look more professional, well!! with fighters like Paderna he was way out-experienced and realy needed to dig back into his basic defences of boxing and make sure he does not allow big bombs to land especially on the jaw.
I just hope that the damage done does not effect his confidence as anyone's jaw would have broke with the same blows and to make sure he does not allow more punches like those to land ever again.
The kid is brilliant and to make it worse he has a huge name to live up to, if he understands this he will certainly keep moving up the ladder.
See Video

Rising star Pat Rullo was extended but showed up well by winning on points.

Pat Rullo did well winning against a more experienced Robert Toomey, his better each and well placed punches gave him the edge which got him the pat.

Robert took the fight to Rullo and together made a very good fight of it.

A rematch would go well as the result was in doubt and both boys thought they won. See Video


World of Boxing journal with Ray Wheatley is out and can be found in all major newsagents all over Australia. In it you will find out about Jeff Fenech's comeback fight and Danny Green's reasons for hanging up his gloves.


Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Wrestler 'Big Show'
In another monster match of a different kind in 2008, Main Event Television will televise the WWE's 'WrestleMania 24' event featuring a special attraction match between the world's best boxer pound for pound Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jr and man mountain wrestler Big Show LIVE this coming Monday 31 March 2008 from 10:00am AEDT. Read More

AUSTRALIA'S first family of boxing has ended an 18-year feud to promote the career of a promising young  fighter.

Keith Ellis, 50, and brother Neil, 47, came together before Christmas and will be in the same corner when Neil's teenage son Heath fights tomorrow night at the Box on the Docks at Docklands.

The Barry Michael-Brian Amatruda promotion has been selected by the Ellis family as the second coming for the 19-year-old welterweight, who joined the Keith Ellis Fighting Chance Boxing Club in Sunshine after his father and uncle settled their differences. read more


Weigh in for Friday night's fights is set for Thursday 27th. at The Groverner Hotel in Brighton Road Stkilda at 6.30 pm.

All fights have been confirmed with the exception of Kerey Palmer due to his 28 day clearing time due to his stoppage by Daniel McKinnon fight in New Zealand.


Green set to hang up gloves

AUSTRALIAN light-heavyweight boxer Danny Green is expected to announce his immediate retirement from the sport today.
Green, who won the World Boxing Association title in front of his home fans in December, had been scheduled to make his first defence against mandatory challenger Hugo Garay at Challenge Stadium in Perth on April 27.
Less than two weeks ago, he shelved plans to train in Perth for the fight and flew to Sydney to prepare for a bout that was expected to be another step towards a lucrative rematch against nemesis Anthony Mundine.
Sources close to Green said he had been sharp during a sparring session on Saturday.
But it is believed the 35-year-old stunned his family and management team on Sunday when he revealed his decision following a restless night of soul-searching.
It is believed Green, who had 25 wins (22 by knockout) and only three losses in a seven-year professional career, decided to quit while he was at his peak.
Family considerations are almost certain to have played a pivotal part in Green's thinking.
Beyond the defence against Garay, Green Machine Promotions was lining up a bout against Roy Jones jnr and a money-spinning clash with Mundine.
Green's 2006 fight against the Sydney boxer was one of the most eagerly anticipated in Australian boxing history.
After losing to Mundine, Green won his next three fights by knockout before winning the world title with a unanimous points decision and sending Stipe Drews into retirement.
"I've persevered and pushed through a lot of pain and this is what it's all about," said Green, after winning the WBA belt.
"I've been fighting for 15 years as an amateur and professional and it's just unreal." as seen in The Age


On Friday 28th March 2008 “Peninsula,” entertainment venue will be presenting an international event including Lance Gostelow who will challenge Indonesian boxing champion Tia Kosawara in a 12 x 3 minute rounds for the vacant WBO Oriental Light Welterweight Title. Kosawara is accompanied by trainer “Pino Bahari.’
Koswara comes from the training camp including Daniel Bahari who is flying out in April to contest another world title in Germany. Koswara has the opportunity if he wins this bout of being ranked in the top fifteen in the world. READ MORE


Danny Green may retire

The manager of WBA light heavyweight boxing world champion Danny Green Green is trying to contact his fighter after rumours he will make a shock retirement announcement on Tuesday. see news below.

Why Mundine is fighting Sam Soliman

As explained by Soliman's manager Stuart Duncan to those controversial pundits. Some boxing couch gurus in Australia think that Sam Soliman should not be Anthony Mundine's next opponent, however there are others like the YVB editor that think otherwise..... Read the in-depth explanation


Mundine, Soliman Prepare For Trilogy Bout
BoxingScene.com - Rudy,AR,USA
Mundine holds a decision win over Green, but their fight was one of the most lucrative in Australian boxing history and most predict the rematch will do ...

Champion Manny Pacquiao vs. Champion Juan Manuel Marquez
In another monster boxing match in 2008, Main Event Television will televise the World Super Featherweight boxing championship match between Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Champion Juan Manuel Marquez LIVE this coming weekend on Sunday 16 March 2008 from 12:00pm AEDT....READ MORE

FORMER triple world champion Jeff Fenech is in training to make a shock professional comeback against Thailand boxer Samart Payakarun - more than 20 years after their first fight in Sydney.

Fenech, who turns 44 in May, has already asked long-time mentor and trainer Johnny Lewis to again be in his corner.

And in another stunning development, former world champion Kostya Tszyu told The Daily Telegraph he would be prepared to assist Fenech's return. Fenech will receive more than $1million for the fight and has flown out to Thailand to finalise details of the bout.

The fight is planned for Bangkok in mid-June with Fenech to fight at around 67kg, 6kg heavier than when he retired in 1996. Fenech has lost 7kg and is telling friends: "I've got three months to train and I'll train like never before.''  as seen in Daily Telegraph


Green swipes back at Fenech
DANNY Green would be retired, seriously injured and without a world title belt had he not split from Jeff Fenech.
Green, the reigning WBA light-heavyweight world champion, made the amazing claim last week in the wake of a withering attack on his training methods by boxing legend Fenech.
Green also declared he would never again work under Fenech, despite the continued campaign of criticism from his former mentor.... READ MORE

PPBA reunion will be held Sunday 2nd March 2008 12:30pm

SPOTSWOOD RSL at The Avenue Spotswood. Melbourne Vic.

World of Boxing Journal by Ray Wheatley is at news agents Australia wide now Great boxing reading:and more.


     Results: Date February 27
Location Sydney, Australia
Anthony Mundine w.ud.12 Nader Hamdan
WBA super middleweight title
117-111, 119-109, 120-108

Solomon Haumono w.tko.3 Tommy Connelly
Daniel Baff w.tko.3 Rasef Mumtaz
Peter Mitrevski Jr w.tko.2 Dion McNabney
Kerry Foley w.ko.2 Plaisakda Singwancha
Peter Kazzi w.tko.1 Rakesh Kumar
Zac Awad w.tko.1 Abhay Chand !!see news below!!

Mundine retains title over brave Hamdan

Tough slog... Mundine and Hamdan went the distance in an entertaining affair.


Tough slog... Mundine and Hamdan went the distance in an entertaining affair. (Getty Images: Cameron Spencer)

Anthony Mundine retained his World Boxing Australia (WBA) super middleweight world title for a third time with an unanimous points decision over compatriot Nader Hamdan at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday evening READ MORE



Joel Casamayor: "Katsidis, This is My Time"

LOS ANGELES, CA – In an intriguing clash of styles that will have boxing pundits declaring this bout an early candidate for 2008 Fight of The Year, master boxer Joel Casamayor will put his Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on the line against a fighter many are calling the next Arturo Gatti, unbeaten Australian and WBO Interim Lightweight World Champion Michael Katsidis. The 12 round championship contest, for the WBO Interim and Ring Magazine Lightweight World championships, will take place on Saturday, March 22 at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET / PT..... read more

Klitschko jabs his way to victory!
Cautious, defensive-minded tactical bout doesn't win over MSG crowd.

Sensational Fighter Paul Briggs may retire
"Family first for Team Briggs"

Dad, I never want you to fight again," Isaiah pleaded....

My family is my focus now, my number one focus," he says....

I knew something was wrong with me, but didn't know what," he says.... READ MORE

Joe Louis: America's HeroBetrayed shows the "Brown Bomber" to be more than one of boxing's legendary heavyweights, and that appeals greatly to his son, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.....

Sid Ellis passed away.

Yesterday 18th Feb. Sid Ellis a very well known attendee to the Victorian Past and Present Boxers Association and ANBHOF has passed away.

Sid was a very nice man and quite a character, he was the founder of Sid Ellis Motors, a very large car sales company these days run by his son, YVB offers Sid's family and his partner Emma our condolences for the sad loss of such nice man. YVB will include here his funeral details when they become available. Vale Sid Ellis.


World Heavyweight Title fight.

in another superfight to begin 2008, Main Event Television in Australia will broadcast the World Heavyweight Title Unification boxing match between current IBF/IBO world champion Wladimir Klitschko and current WBO world champion Sultan Ibragimov LIVE on Sunday 24 February from 12:30pm AEDT. Read here

Pavlik beats Taylor in a point decision.

LAS VEGAS (AFP) — Kelly Pavlik used a strong finish to defeat Jermain Taylor for the second time in less than six months, registering a 12-round unanimous decision in a non-title super middleweight fight......


Pavlik seen here landing a powerful right cross on Jermain Taylor. Photo by: Naoki Fukuda

read more


Tony Aquilina, Young Victor's youngest brother breaks collar bone while cycling

Tony, Young Victor's brother was run into by one of his cycling friends during his exercising this morning at the Black Rock area in Beach Road, he was taken to the Austin hospital and is expected to be released later today. read more

World of Boxing Journal

The World of Boxing journal splashes its front page with Nader Hamdan vs Anthony Mundine upcoming world title fight listed for 27th Feb 2008. A very detailed story of Nader and his association with Jeff Fenech and Mundine on the streets is awesome and very well worth reading, it portrays Nader's start in life and its pitfalls along his way to this world championship fight.

The boxing journal can be bought at leading news agents Australia wide.

You can also order it here online Click to order

Fashion Menswear/Boxing Shop for YV.

Young Victor is looking for a shop site to run his new menswear shop in.

He is looking for a site around the 100/120 sq. meters and must be in a prime position.

If you have contacts with real estate agents or own such a property, you may contact Young Victor from the webmaster link above.

The store will carry fashion clothes for young men and include boxing gear.

Young Victor has had plenty of experience in opening successful fashion menswear stores.

"Darchinyan result a draw" both fighters visit the canvas.



Cebu City -- New Zealand referee Lance Revill ruined what could have been a good night of boxing as last night's explosive Gorres-Darchinyan bout at Waterfront Hotel & Casino here totally went out of control. read more

David Oved - Boxer inducted into hall of fame
by Joshua Levi
AN Australian boxer who featured on Australian television in the 1950s and 60s has been inducted into the Maccabi Haifa Boxing Hall of Fame.
David Oved, one of Australia’s most decorated Jewish boxers who has a record of 65 wins and six losses, has been recognised 45 years after his last fight.
“This honour is very important to me because it shows they appreciate me,” Oved, now 72, told The AJN..... read more

St Clair's boxing career at crossroads
January 29, 2008
Australian boxer Gairy St Clair knows his career is at a crossroads.
A win against British youngster Amir Khan in their Commonwealth lightweight title fight at London's ExCel Arena on February 2 promises not only a big payday, but a chance at many more.
Defeat puts St Clair, who turns 33 on the day of the bout, back among the rank and file literally fighting to make a living in Australian boxing. read more

Duilio Loi passes away 20th Jan. 2008

Italy's greatest exponent of the Noble Art, Duilio Loi succumbed to the ravages of Elzheiner disease, and at last the grim reaper managed to score a KO win at the expense of the great warrior.

Read more

Roy Jones Jr. dominates tired Felix Trinidad at Madison Square Garden

Peter Maniatis cuts short his trip to the US.

Peter Maniatis is to return to Melbourne on Monday 21st. he reportedly was treated very well in the Philippines by World class referee Bruce McTavish, Manny Pacquaio, American trainer Rick Steheli and top Australian referee Chris Daley.

Peter is to look into his rearranging of his March 16th. card to a later date to be announced soon after his arrival in Melbourne and has cancelled the rest of his trip to the US.

Boxer Ndou beats Rafael Ortiz in US
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Australian was unable to force Malignaggi into an immediate rematch and on Sunday emphasised he would seek to enforce his rights legally if the American ...


Maniatis in Manila

4th. Jan. 08 Yesterday Peter was seen in an interview with Many Pacquaio in Manila on GMA-7 in Quezon. He was invited to comment on sports and boxing in general.

Pacquiao is the biggest celebrity in Asia at the moment and also released a rap song that sold close to one million Cd's last year.

Peter will appear on TV GMA network Gilberto Duavit JR as a special co-host guest with Pacquiao for a few of the shows that Pacquiao will host starting January 2nd 2008 to January 15th 2008. Pacquaio has a 3 year deal worth millions of dollars with the TV network.

There is a possibility that Peter will be hosting sport shows and entertainment shows in conjunction with Pacquaio whom is already offered a 3 year contract hosting sidcom and other entertainment.

Peter is postponing his March 16th boxing show to some time in April to not conflict with Pacquiao WBC title fight on the same date.

Peter has already visited the Scorpion gym in Thailand, he is now in Cubu Philippines and will be going to Los Angeles to visit the Wild card gym in West Hollywood. by Young Victor


Peter with Pacquiao and his wife and manager Wakee Salud taken at the television station.


By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2008
Whoever wins the battle between Z "The Dream" Gorres and Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan on February 2 in Cebu will most likely end up either becomi  
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Australia’s 2006 “Promoter of the Year” and 2007 “Mr. Boxing” Peter Maniatis picks Z “The Dream” Gorres to completely outbox former IBF./IBO flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan in their IBF super flyweight world title eliminator in Cebu City on February 2....

Happy 60th Birthday Paul Ferreri: Former Commonwealth Champion ...
EastsideBoxing.com - USA
We have not produced a better southpaw since and in 2006 Ferreri was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame (ANBHOF). ...

World of Boxing Journal by Ray Wheatley is at news agents Australia wide now

Great boxing reading: At last Dan's the Man - Geal the real deal - Mundine eyes Soliman - Bika demands parity with The Man and more.

YVB wishes all our champions a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Never does Young Victor remember as sweet a time in boxing from an aspect of having so many champions at the one time as we have now.

I think that in 2008 we could witness one of the biggest time in boxing Australia has ever seen.

Not forgetting all the upcoming fighters that are doing their best to uphold the sport, here is an impressive list that we should be over the moon with.