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 tournament... READ

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 of......READ ON

January "World of Boxing magazine" out on shelves now...

!What a great year of boxing we have had !!

A special thanks to all Aussie promoters keeping the game at the forefront as without them boxing just goes on unnoticed.

This is why the YVB website and award exist.

(below you can see the small range of awards made by Young Victor's YVB) for the Year 2009

YVB also bring to you online this years effort by the now very small committee of the old Boxers & Trainer League which seems to be in the doldrums as the main mast for this is the now rather tired John (Hank) Stanley

The following Awards to fighters, trainers and promoters have been recently organized by Keith in place of Hank Stanley but this year YVB and some local boxing men and women filled the gap.

See: Victorian Boxers and Trainers League and YVB Yearly Awards


Pacquiao plans to sue Floyd
Manila: Manny Pacquiao plans to sue Floyd Mayweather, the American’s father and Golden Boy Promotions in the next few days following a row over doping procedures, the Filipino world champion said in a statement on Friday.
“Enough is enough. These people, Mayweather Sr., Jr., and Golden Boy Promotions, think it is a joke and a right to accuse someone wrongly of using steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs,” Pacquiao was quoted as saying. “I have instructed my promoter to help me out in the filing of the case as soon as possible.”


UFC lightweight fighter Joe 'Daddy' Stevenson is pictured seconds after tapping out to the rear naked choke of opponent BJ 'The Prodigy' Penn Picture: Martin McNeil

LIKE an ageing fighter, the sport of boxing is still standing . . . just.


Roy Jones Jr. wants TKO loss to Danny Green overturned
December 23, 2009 | 6:52 am
The promotion company of veteran boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. has asked an Australian boxing commission to "disqualify" Danny Green and overturn the Aussie's surprising first-round TKO victory over Jones earlier this month. Jones' representatives point to alleged excessive use of wrapping tape and bandages on Green's hands....


THE credibility of television boxing show The Contender has been rocked by allegations of "dodgy" decisions and poor judging.
Billed as an opportunity to win $250,000 and a superfight against Anthony Mundine, the Fox 8 program has been put under the microscope after a string of suspicious decisions.
Ousted fighter Junior Talipeau remains furious about being robbed of victory against big-punching Russian Victor Oganov in the fourth fight of the series, a bout numerous boxing experts believe the Australian middleweight champion clearly won, including YVB.



Peter Maniatas Promotion – 20 December 2009
Malvern Town Hall

Frank Ciampa 79.80 v Friday Nwaiwu 79.90
Winner: F Nwaiwu by majority points
Referee: Malcolm Bulner
Judges: Andrew Campbell (58:56) : Aneeka Williams (58:56) : Tony Marretta (57:57)

                                                                        photo by Brock Ellis

Mark Quon 54.00 v Flash Villacura 54:00
Winner: M Quon Technical unanimous points after stoppage 2:47 R3 due to accidental head clash
Referee: Tony Marretta
Judges: Andrew Campbell (20:18) : Malcolm Bulner (20:18) : Allan McColl (20:18)

                                                                        photo by Brock Ellis

Kane McKay 78.60 v Joel Casey 79.30
Winner: J Casey by unanimous points
Referee: Malcolm Bulner
Judges: Tony Marretta (59:55) : Aneeka Williams (58:56) : Allan McColl (58:56)

Heath Ellis 68.70 v Aswin Cabuy 69.70
Winner: H Ellis by unanimous points
Referee: Tony Marretta
Judges: Andrew Campbell (59:55) : Aneeka Williams (59:55) : Allan McColl (60:54)

10x2 WBC Middleweight Title
Wang Ya Nan 70.70 v Charity Mukami 71.30
Winner: Wang Ya Nan by unanimous points
Referee: Malcolm Bulner
Judges: Andrew Campbell (98:92): Aneeka Williams (99:91) : Allan McColl (98:92

Courtesy Damian Membrey

Wang Ya Nan seen here with from Left William Cheung (Grandmaster of Wing Chun Kung fu and doctor of Chinese medicine) Former Lord Mayor of Melbourne John So next to promoter Michael Yang also trainer and manager and Promoter of this event Peter Maniatis.

In a late change decision made by an official belonging to the Chinese team to change from using YVB gloves as planned to Everlast.

Wang suffered an injury to her hand and said she would have preferred to use the initial YVB gloves in place. In hindsight it may have changed changed this outcome but very unlikely.


Above is Joel Casey and Kane McKaye

Below: Pre fight press conference that took place today 11th Dec. at the Shark Fin restaurant in China Town Melbourne.


WBC World Middleweight Champion also WIBA Women's International Boxing Association Middleweight Champion Wang Ya Nan, still unbeaten, seen here with Mr. Michael Yang China's Leading promoter. Mr Yang  is here to make sure his famous charge who will meet Charity Mukami on the 20th. December at the Malvern Town Hall, Peter Maniatis's well known venue.

If Wang Ya Nan (current WBC Middleweight champion) wins this fight she is looking forward to fighting Laila Ali the current Super Middleweight champion. (Daughter of Muhammad Ali, greatest of all time)

MC Howard Leigh did the announcing of the event and other details.

Noel Sharpe executive officer of Professional Boxing was present. READ MORE...

Women's Boxing is here to stay

YVB greet women's boxing as YV has seen what these girls can do and is very impressed with some of the styles and great showmanship they can provide.

Exhibited is clean punching with exceptional classy style and ability some of which has been forgotten by male fighters. Going for the kill is not all that boxing is about.


Keith Ellis on the mend

Its is great to hear Keith Ellis 3 year trainer of the Year

Keith has been transferred to and fro from hospitals to remove blood clots still in some places.

He is now expected to make a reasonable recovery with the exception of some body movements which is expected to allow him to train boxers in future.

Local Boxing fraternity are saying that Keith could be in some need of financial help as he is the only bread winner of his family, YVB expect local boxing gurus to join in this.


Sensational Win for Danny Green over RJJ

Danny "the green machine" Green stopped Roy Jones Junior just a second or two after 2 minutes of their first round at Acer Arena Sydney. Dec. 2nd 2009

Roy Jones Jr. had only a few moments during a few times to  show his super speedy skills as Danny Green was on a non stoppable mission to put his opponent away in as short a time as possible.

Jones was amazed at Danny's ability to keep the pressure needed to accomplish his ambitions to win by stoppage as soon as it was possible.

Danny did not give Roy a chance to settle into the fight on any terms but his own.

RJJ's facial expression at times looked like it portrayed some lack of confidence tinted with a partial smirk, a child's look of seemingly lost. RJJ is done in Boxing and should retire.

The stoppage was inevitable as RRJ was in no state of defending himself and did not quibble about the result.

He went as far as indicating "I guess its retirement after this"

Soon after the TKO stoppage the commentators added Hopkins must be Danny's next fight.

None of this deters from RJJ's legend status as he is years past his prime despite recent wins against capable fighters.

Young Victor


Green would destroy Mundine: Fenech

December 3, 2009 - 6:59PM .
Jeff Fenech says Danny Green's win over Roy Jones Jr was one of the great moments in Australian boxing history and has tipped his former charge to destroy Anthony Mundine if they ever have a rematch....


Danny Green obliterates Roy Jones jnr
WA today - Perth,WA,Australia
"We don't make excuses, we had a great time in Australia. ... More fight night shenanigans... 6.58pm - The fighters are making their final preparations ...

Modern Day Legends Hopkins And Jones In Action On Wednesday, But Will They Both Win?
by James Slater - Fighting this coming Wednesday, many miles apart, are modern day boxing legends Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Junior. Hopkins, 44 going on 45, fights in his hometown of Philadelphia against Mexican Enrique Ornelas, while 40-year-old Jones takes what is arguably the tougher fight of the two, when he goes up against Australian hard man Danny Green "down under." READ MORE....


YVB have noticed that at times previously used gloves are being used by local promotions in Victoria.....


Knox Netball Stadium 27 November 2009 Results .....

Boxing historian plays down Green/Jones hype

YVB run by Young Victor respects all of what Arnold Thomas indicated but we can only promote what is available to us in the world today.

RJJ is a living legend and we are fortunate in having a fighter like Danny Green that can lure a fight of this magnitude to our shores. READ MORE


Champion boxer Robbie Peden stabbed in family fight
Robyn Ironside
November 24, 2009 07:08am
A FORMER world champion and Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxer has been stabbed during a family fight.
Police said Robert Peden, 36, was not seriously injured in the fight with a family member about 10.30pm Monday at Loganlea, south of Brisbane.
He was treated by the Queensland Ambulance Service before being transported to Logan Community Hospital with a stab wound to the arm.
Police are investigating the incident.
Peden won Commonwealth gold for Australia in 1994 and became Queensland's first world boxing champion in 2005, taking the IBF super featherweight crown.
He also represented Australia at the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games.
He recently organised a fundraising night for fellow Olympian Richard Rowles who is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer. News.com.au

Roy Jones Lands in Sydney
... the New South Wales Government have paid him a basic $3m for the fight widely anticipated to break all box office records in Australian boxing history. ...


Keith Ellis recovering from a heart attack or stroke

News of our Trainer of the year broke out last night and surprised all the boxing fraternity.

He is in the Western General hospital and in intensive care so visitors are not allowed and out of the question.

At present Keith is making good ground recovering according to his partner Melanie.

YV spoke to Melanie and she seems in good spirits by saying Keith is a good fighter.

All of us in Boxing wish him a speedy recovery.

Young Victor

Yearly Awards for 2009

YVB Website Yearly Awards 2009

"Promoter of the Year"

Peter Maniatis

Peter Maniatis Events

and channel 31's KO Boxing TV show

Peter Maniatis

"Most Prestigious Promotions"

Brian Amatruda - Barry Michael Sports

"Box on the Docks events at Docklands"


"Most important Promotion of the Year"

David Deicke - Keith Ellis

Prestige Sports Management with channel10's broadcast fight night of "SUPERBOXER"

David Deicke - Keith Ellis

"Fight of the Year"

"Eddie Delic vs Shannon McMahon 20th Nov 2009"

"WBF Intercontinental Light Middleweight title fight"

Eddie Delic    Shannon McMahon


At Malvern Town Hall during the venue for the WBC Women's World Middleweight title clash 20th Dec. 2009




Victor from YVB (left) made the presentation on behalf of his boxing website with assistance from Damian Membrey.

YVB thank Damian seen here (right) for helping with the presentation which made it go on smoothly with seemingly little planning.

Damian has been a staunch boxing person in helping of organizing the now, low key, Victorian Boxers and Trainers League without Hank Stanley at the rudder.

Hank is now taking things easy and enjoying his old age time with less pressure of tasks like this. YVB wish Hank (John) Stanley all their best.


Victor from YVB (left) made the presentation on behalf of his boxing website with assistance from Damian Membrey.

YVB thank Damian seen here (right) for helping with the presentation which made it go on smoothly with seemingly little planning.

Damian has been a staunch boxing person in helping of organizing the now, low key, Victorian Boxers and Trainers League without Hank Stanley at the rudder.

Hank is now taking things easy and enjoying his old age time with less pressure of tasks like this. YVB wish Hank (John) Stanley all their best.





Peter Maniatis winner of "YVB Promoter of the Year 2009"

Peter Maniatis was awarded this trophy because of his tireless work promoting boxing in and out of Australia.

Apart from promotions Peter Still runs channel 31's Ko Boxing show seen on local free to air television where he frequently invites local trainers and fighters to be seen by Aussie fight fans

 Peter also equaled all other promoters with his total of events to 5 during the year.


Peter Maniatis winner of "YVB Promoter of the Year 2009"

Peter Maniatis was awarded this trophy because of his tireless work promoting boxing in and out of Australia.

Apart from promotions Peter Still runs channel 31's Ko Boxing show seen on local free to air television where he frequently invites local trainers and fighters to be seen by Aussie fight fans

 Peter also equaled all other promoters with his total of events to 5 during the year.




Bernie Balmer receiving award on behalf of Brian Amatruda/Barry Michael Promotions for "Most Prestigious Promotion of the Year 2009" for their fabulous "BOX on the DOCKS" promotions in standards never seen previously in Melbourne.



David Deicke receiving the YVB Most Important Promotion of the Year 2009 trophy.

David received it also, on behalf of his partner Keith Ellis for Prestige Sports Management.

Their SUPERBOXER channel 10's ONE HD was an absolutely great show and it is shameful for channel 10 not to continue these free to air series as they went so well.



 Photo: Brock EllisELITE CRANES CUP pre fightnight


Championship fights at Malvern Town Hall

An eventful action packed night took place at the hall with which satisfied all the fight fans in attendance.

It was named ELITE CRANES CUP after the main sponsors

There were three championship fights, 12 rounds being an interim IBF Pan Pacific Welterweight title, 10 rounds for the WBF Intercontinental Light Middleweight title and 8 rounds for the Victorian Cruiserweight title.

Young Victor


photo by Brock Ellis

IBF Pan Pacific Welterweight and interim WBC Asian Boxing Council titles

Heath Ellis takes Jakkirt Suwunnalirt to school

Ellis displayed a masterful and stylish win over Suwunnalirt and again displayed signs that he is ready to tackle the bigger guns in the game.

After a stylish first round Ellis tried a few potential ko punches in the second but fell short of target.

In the third a sharp left hook, part of a speedy combination dropped Suwunnalirt for an eight count.

In the ninth round Ellis missed an opportunity as he had his opponent shaken but missed following it up or didn't want to take the risk in case of it being a luring act.

All in all I gave Ellis every round of the fight.

Suwunnalirt is no pussy in boxing and has gone 12 rounds distance with Current IBO champ Lovemore N'dou and stopped by Michael Katsidis holder of the WBO lightweight title.

Young Victor

photo by Brock Ellis

WBF Intercontinental Light Middleweight title.

Eddie Delic gets the pat over Shannon McMahon in what seems a potential YVB fight of the year award winner.



Pacquiao beats up Miguel Cotto

Manny Pacquiao put on yet another dominating performance, knocking down Miguel Cotto twice and turning his face into a bloody mess before finally stopping him 55 seconds into the 12th round.
Pacquiao used his blazing speed and power from both hands to win his seventh title in seven weight classes and cement his stature as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Cotto took such a beating that his face was a river of red from the fury of Pacquiao's punches.

Ndou holds IBO title, seeks Aussie fight
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
... who attracted attention in Australia last May when he was verbally abused by an Anthony Mundine supporter during that fighter's clash with Daniel Geale, ...

Dianever fighting for a national belt
News Review Messenger
HIGH HOPES: Parafield Gardens boxer Dianever Orcales will fight for the Australian Super Featherweight Championship on Friday. ...

Celebrating 17 years of publication

Ray Wheatley's World of Boxing journal Nov. edition is now on leading newsagents shelves. Danny Green stands in the way of Roy Jones Junior and Bernard Hopkins.

World of Boxing journal is known to place state by state details of fight shows that took place during the recent month.



by Young Victor. (a re-run)

The now famous and cherished trophy "Promoter of the year" race is gaining momentum and will soon be an argued issue on the (VBTL) Victorian Boxers and Trainers League's round table.

Young Victor is a committee member of the VBTL and is going to make an effort with the help of other members to make sure it runs at  the end of the year and come up with a result.

Geale looks for action
Tasmania Mercury - Hobar,Tasmania,Australia
TASMANIAN boxer Daniel Geale has bigger fish to fry than just Anthony Mundine, his manager Bill Treacy said yesterday. While the Geale camp is still hoping ...

Anthony Mundine and Daniel Geale set up the rematch

ANTHONY Mundine hardly worked up a sweat against an opponent who was simply fighting out of his class last night in Launceston.....

Weight change furore Mundine pulls `old pro trick' - promoter Garrie Francisco....

ANBHOF Gala Dinner

Night of nights of Aussie Boxing was the best place to be on this Saturday 10th. Oct.

The main attractions were the loved former Commonwealth champion Henry Nissen and Troy Waters winner of the WBB title and having fought for the WBC AND IBF World Light Middleweight title.




Henry was a TV Ringside idol back in the golden years of Boxing in Melbourne town.

Henry Nissen is one deserving fighter that gave Melbourne boxing fans so much during his career and is still doing what he does best which is charity work for homeless and other people needing help with life.

Henry is one of the nicest guys on the planet, a thorough champion in much more than can ever be expected of him.



Troy fought Felix Trinidad a Hall of Famer who went on in turn to fight Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jnr, Bernard Hopkins and Ronald Wright.

His birthplace was in London, England but began his fighting career in NSW Australia before his Madison Square Gardens and MGM showings.

 READ MORE with some photos and now details as seen on ESBB



photo by Brian Amatruda from Ray Wheatley

Sam Soliman after winning the IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight title and WBF Middleweight interim title seen here with respected trainer Dave Hedgecock

Sunday 4th Oct. Soliman stops Piper
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing World middleweight contender Sam Soliman (37-11, 15 KOs) was impressive in stopping Australian super middleweight champion ...

NEW GLOVES FOR MAIN EVENTS where cuts are prevalent ...

YVB have noticed that at times previously used gloves are being used by local promotions in Victoria.....

The Ararat kid, Brian Membrey is a former fighter from the early 1950's who had 150 Amateur fights and a pro career with a record of 16-4 including 2 fights with the great George Bracken.  READ here and listen to on radio


Tua ko's Cameron

Former world heavyweight challenger David Tua (50-3-1, 43 KOs) stopped WBO #7 , IBF #14 Shane Cameron (23-2, 20 KOs) in two rounds at Hamilton.

See News below...

Wilson ko's Hopoate

Former NRL bad boy John Hopoate's professional boxing career was sat firmly on its backside when he was knocked out by 37-year-old Australian journeyman Colin Wilson in the main undercard bout at the Tua-Cameron fight last night.

See News below...

Green pictures KO victory
IBO cruiserweight world champion Danny Green says his upcoming title defence against boxing immortal Roy Jones Jr has already played out repeatedly in his ...



Ray Wheatley

Australian Boxing's staunchest supporter.

At news agents now.

Read about it Fenech named Aussie best
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

This is a special 1st issue of "The Greatest" a book in magazine form.
Jeff Fenech has been named as Australia’s greatest ever boxer, just ahead of Kostya Tszyu and Lionel Rose. A new glossy magazine entitled “The Greatest” hits Australian news stands this week naming the top 50 Australian fighters of all time going back to 19th century greats such as Peter Jackson and Young Griffo....


Some more reference to Jeff Fenech by YVB



YVB congratulate WBC for their new website it does look great.

Katsidis cleared of broken jaw
Newly crowned WBO interim lightweight boxing World Champion Michael Katsidis has been cleared of a broken jaw, but local fight fans will have to wait a little longer to see him back in an Australian ring.
Queenslander Katsidis initially feared he had suffered a broken jaw during his split points win over American Vicente Escobedo in Las Vegas last weekend...... READ

Michael Kadsidis wins.

Mayweather wins by a mile



Peter Maniatis KO Boxing show on Channel 31 next Tuesday interviews Manny Pacquiao and other champion fighters in the Philippines see here part of the show. SEE VIDEO

Geale/Edouard on Mundine Undercard…FireWorks!
Former IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21-1-0 KOs 13) will step into the ring against aggressive former USBA and current WBA Fedecentro middleweight champion Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard (22-2-2 KOs 13) on October 21 in Australia..




Tues 15th 2009

Today Alex Aquilina a younger brother of Young Victor and also an older one of  Tony Aquilina (a TV Ringside fighter) is recovering from a 7 bypass operation at St. Vincent's hospital in Melbourne.

Alex is one popular horse trainer residing in Albury and was the man behind the popular Aunty Mary when she had the Doncaster Handicap race snatched from her by less than a length, the horse was Pharaoh.

Tomorrow he will be surrounded by all his family all happy that he is recovering.

YVB wish him all the very best of wishes.


Q&A Troy Waters

Ray Wheatley writes a great Aussie story made up of Q&A on fightnews.com YV could not help but repeat it on YVB.




Maniatis from the Philippines

Peter Maniatis let us know what he is getting up to amonst champions like Many Pacquiao and Brian Viloria. READ ON


Amateur Champions turn Pro at the WAREHOUSE

Brad "Hollywood" Pitt and Gerard O'Mahoney

Young Victor 2nd Sep 09

Olympian Brad Pitt, Australian and once Commonwealth Champion is to turn professional and is touted to make his debut on the Deicke/Ellis fightnight 25th. September at the WAREHOUSE advertised on this page.

Pitt is lined up for his debut with Jamie Middleton the rest yet to be made known.

Because of his famous namesake, Pitt was nicknamed "Hollywood". He quit his job as a painter in order to train for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. However, he did not qualify. He returned to painting but again quit, this time to focus on the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
On March 6, 2006, Pitt won the Heavyweight (199 lbs.) gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, after he beat Danny Price in the first round, James Wasao, Awusone Yekeni and Harpreet Singh in the final. On August 6, Pitt lost at the Nationals in Darwin to 2004 Olympian Adam Forsyth 35:45.
At the 2008 World Amateur Boxing Championships Pitt lost his to Yushan Nijiati. In 2008 Pitt qualified for the Olympics at the Oceanian Championships, beating Adam Forsyth. There Pitt was later beat by Mohamed Arjaoui.

Gerard Mahoney twice Gold Medalist at the Commonwealth Games will debut 23rd Oct.

Tim Bell will head the bill in a title fight to be held at the WAREHOUSE in Port Melbourne.

Jed will have his debut on the night which will be another promotion by Prestige Sports Management.

A little bit of sugar in Melbourne

The dinner in aid of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre Appeal and in aid of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.


Sugar Ray Leonard here with Lester Ellis    (right) Sugar Ray with Sue and Barry Michael as seen in Zimbio.com READ MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT NIGHT see the women behind the men that put on great fightnights in Melbourne


27TH August.

Superfight between Roy Jones Jr. and our new IBO World champion explained in detail by Ray Wheatley a must read and not worth missing.....

Mundine ready for Geale rematch

Patrick Caruana
August 26, 2009 - 6:59PM .
Anthony Mundine has promised a rematch with Daniel Geale, saying the Tasmanian fighter has already knocked back lucrative offers.....

Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria.
Welterweight Oyewale Omotoso 13(11)-0(0)-0 Won Emanuel Augustus 38(20)-30(3)-6 TKO 9th 10 rounds
Featherweight Susie Ramadan 9(4)-0(0)-0 Won Christina Tai 3(1)-5(1)-0 UD points 8 rounds
Light heavyweight Dennis Okcal 2(1)-0(0)-0 Lost Joe D'Angelo 1(0)-2(1)-0 TD 4th of 8 rounds
Vacant Australia Victoria State light heavyweight title
Super middleweight Manny Vlamis 5(2)-1(0)-0 Won Joshua Tai debut RTD 3rd of 6 rounds
time: 3:00 ~
Lightweight Manu Emery 1(0)-2(0)-0 Won Bhaskar Sinha 2(1)-0(0)-0 UD points 4 rounds

Peter Maniatis filming for channel 31 in Cebu

Young Victor 19th. Aug.
On Tuesday night the 19th of August Peter Maniatis will be arriving in Cebu to film a documentary about the ALA gym that is owned by Antonio Aldeguer for Australia's TV C31 Boxing show.

This will cover how the boxers train, also schooling and housing of ALA boxers and the history of the gym.
Peter will be covering the live boxing promotions in Manila for his Channel 31 Boxing show which recently celebrated its 300th broadcast.
"Antonio Aldeguer has been very helpful and welcoming to the ALA gym and I would like to thank everyone at the ALA gym for the opportunity," said Peter Maniatis
The ALA gym help boxers in their sport and later in life with their careers after boxing which he thinks is very important.
Maniatis is planning to record two boxing shows which he will have shown on his KO Boxing Show.

Results of Fightnight Docklands Shed 14




Young Victor 10th Aug.

The decision for the WBO Interim Asia Pacific featherweight title held on 9th. July this year was reversed to NO CONTEST as both fighters engaged in boxing's unlawful activities.

The fighters were Billy Dib vs Kenichi Yamaguchi they fought at Luna Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on the first of channel 10"s 1HD free to air broadcast. Details of the final decision went as follows:

The officials were: Referee: Les Fear Judge: Garry Dean
Judge: Des Bloyd Judge: George Plellis
The outcome was:
The Boxing Authority of NSW at its meeting on Tuesday 4th August 2009 reviewed the contest, received reports from Authority members present on the night, and viewed the video of the contest.
TKO decision favouring Dib was ruled NO CONTEST 2:59 Round 1
The Authority's decision was by reason of what was determined to be deliberate and illegal activity by both contestants during the round.

YVB congratulates the officials that took this task as it serves as a good example for our local upcoming boxers, their trainers and promoters.


2nd Jul 09

One of the best fight cards is about to take place at Melbourne's golden venue Shed 14 under all the glitter of strobe lights and all that goes with a fantastic setup of dining tables fit for kings..


The future of Channel 10's 1HD SUPERBOXER

Channel ten need some convincing that all us boxing followers were impressed and that everybody agrees with me, and that it was overall a success and that you all want to see more of it in future.

The last 4 episode were to measure followers interest.

They need convincing that we would get behind it by tuning in and want to see more of it.

!! If you agree you need to have a  show of hands where the results of interest will be sent to Channel 10's officials for viewing... to participate send your short comments here Contact the editor

Bika destroys Casanova!
Fight News
Bika connected with a solid right hands to drop the import twice and the referee Gary Dean crowned the Australian based Cameroon boxer. ...


Ray Wheatley's World of Boxing is now on leading newsagents shelves.

World of Boxing journal is known to place state by state details of fight shows that took place during the recent month.

The main story on page one is "Lovemore vows to whip Mundine"....




224th Jul 2009                                    Below Peter Maniatis

Fight fans were in awe at Peter Maniatis upgrading of his standards of shows.
Peter has always had a good trouble less following of boxing fans to his fightnights but this time he treated everybody with the availability of a three course meal on a nice layout of tables, he also included the officials at ringside.
Tables all tidy and covered with tablecloths, utensils, serviettes and good waiter service.
Peter stepped his standards upward closer to Brian Amatruda at Docklands and Dave Deicke/Ellis at Melbourne Town Hall, these promoters are now providing Melbourne fans with venue standards likened to Las Vegas.

YVB unofficial results:

6 3 min rounds Nick Lantouris beat Stephen Gillingham points 57-56 57-57 58-56

4 3 min rounds Kerey Palmer beat Martin Gillick KO st. round

Exhibition fight Sam Soliman and Luke Moloney

6 3 min rounds Manny Vlamos beat Komgrit Nanakorn points 59-55 58-55 59-54

6 3 min rounds Pradeep Singh beat Dechapon Suwannalert points 60-54 60-54 60-54

More to come on this fightnight.....

Geale set for Mundine card
Tasmania Mercury - Hobar,Tasmania,Australia
DANIEL Geale and Anthony Mundine may be on the same boxing card in Tasmania as early as October. Tasmanian Geale's Sydney-based manager Bill Treacy said he ...

Medley stops Cabuy!
Ringside commentators: Andy Raymond and world rated middleweight Daniel Geale. In attendance at ringside was newly crowned IBO 147 champion Lovemore Ndou ...

Hopoate defeats Mirovic!
Fight News - USA
Australian boxing legend and former WBC light heavyweight challenger Paul Briggs was in Omahony's corner. Promoter Fidel Tukel. Matcmaker Lincoln Hudson. ...

Danny Green On Jones-Lacy Undercard
The Sweet Science - USA
The “Hook City” pay-per-view show, headlined by two of the best left-hook punchers in boxing, 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, ...

Hopoate taunts rival prior to Canberra fight
The Canberra Times - Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,Australia
Mirovic blamed the injury on Hopoate's dirty tactics and the Australian National Boxing Federation ordered a rematch much to the delight of fight fans. ...


TV channel 10's 1HD

Melbourne Town Hall a boomer

16th. Jul. 2009

Prestige Sports Management's David Deicke seen on the right and Keith Ellis continue their successful march up the ladder of promoters ranks and leave little doubt that they have made it in a tough game that does leave a trail of disappointed men wondering why they didn't succeed.

Anyone that has tried it before and had no success should not feel disappointed as there is a lot that is out of one's control and can go wrong when organizing a fightnight. Sometimes luck has to be on your side.

David's theory is to give the fans the best of classy atmospheric feeling which in turn gives them a memorable buzz that can be remembered. READ MORE  COMMENTS ON THE NIGHT BY YOU

Ndou calls out Mundine

Newly crowned IBO welterweight champion Lovemore “Black Panther” Ndou is issuing a formal challenge to Anthony Mundine to defend his IBO Middleweight crown against him despite he is two divisions below.

Ndou is prepared to gain weight and spot the difference for what he expects to be a super fight.


Billy Dib Offers Kenichi Yamaguchi a Rematch
BoxingScene.com - Rudy,AR,USA
Billy Dib and Team BTK wish to respond to the media, supporters, boxing fans and the Australian public following his victory over Kenichi 'MachineGun' ...

GATTI FOUND DEAD in hotel room

Former boxing champion Arturo Gatti, whose epic trilogy with Micky Ward branded him one of the most exciting fighters of his generation, was found dead in a hotel room in the posh seaside resort of Porto de Galihnas early Saturday.

"Channel 31 KO Boxing's Peter Maniatis hits back with another promo in the Eastern Side"

Peter has been a true pillar in the Victorian scene of boxing for years and has hosted his KO Boxing 300th show with a continuous successful viewing rating.

On the 24th. July Peter is back to the Malvern Town Hall with a fight-card which undoubtedly satisfy his staunch followers in that side of town..

More info will be added as night gets closer and you can bet YVB will keep you well posted.

On the right hand side of this page you can see the card and ensure you have your tickets secured right now.



The protest has been denied - the panel of 3 judges scored the fight almost identically to the fight on the night however it's a split points to Geale (the 114-113 came down in his favour). The President scored the fight 114-114 a draw. The other points were noted but it was found to have no case. HOWEVER Geale on the weight of his performance and under our championship rules has been made mandatory challenger that Mundine must face by February.





SUPERBOXER on channel 10's 1HD First of the series!!! from Sydney!! ended up in quite an unexpected manner.

After what was going as a successful fightnight the Japanese import Kenichi Yamaguchi began the first round with unexpected tactics which created a confusion by rushing like a madman towards our newest boxing star and attempting to throw a massive right hand which really was no threat to Dib other than showing what sort of a sportsman he was.

The audience saw Dib trying to gain composure for some time unsuccessfully as the the Japanese fighter kept his unusual  tactics which only ended up in placing both boxers off balance to the point where they were falling over one another.

This had nothing to do with channel ten's 1HD organization of the show nor the Sydney promoter of the event.

These were a select group which are hindering Australian Boxing in NSW time and time again.

We at YVB look forward to seeing the next of the series in Melbourne Thursday 16th July.

Furthermore rethinking where these events should be taking place will be an important issue for channel 10 1HD.

The commentating by professional boxing standard needed improvement.




Its all about SUPERBOXER from now on until 16th. July 2009

Melbourne boxing fans are in for a treat not seen since 1976, that is 33 years since free to air boxing on channel 7 on TV RINGSIDE

YVB recommend you book your tickets now as you will be part of modern history in our great game of boxing.

TV Ringside was the key that made us four world champions in Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon, Lester Ellis and Barry Michael.

In this modern age SUPERBOXER is expected to at least repeat if not better that golden era.


Tickets can be purchased right from the right hand side of this page, yes from YVB.

Dib's KO victory sparks all-in-brawl between camps
AGAIN, boxing has found disgrace. In what was supposed to be a revolutionary move for the sport by going free-to-air last night, we saw shameful scenes as the supporters of Billy Dib and Japanese challenger Kenichi Yamaguchi stormed the ring to brawl after Dib's first-round knockout win.

Billy Dib wins WBO Asia Pacific interim featherweight title amid ...
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
In what was hailed as the greatest thing to happen to Australian boxing, Channel 10's Superboxer series on One HD is now under threat - after just one ...

Billy Dib leads free-to-air TV boxing crusade
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
In what will be a welcome change from an Anthony Mundine stoush or Khoder Nasser promotion, Dib and the Superboxer series on Ten's One HD is expected to be ...

SUNDAY 12th July.

Darchinyan tipped to win power war
Brisbane Times - Brisbane,Queensland,Australia
Australia's Vic Darchinyan is being widely tipped to knock out Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko in a brutal battle between two of boxing's biggest punchers in ...


Green offers to take Hall under his wing
Danny Green has offered to usher Barry Hall into a new boxing career, earmarking the fallen AFL star for a professional debut on the undercard of his proposed November matchup with American superstar Roy Jones Jnr.
Green will invite Hall to his cruiserweight boxing world title bout in Mississippi next month in the hope he gets a taste for the sport - and then go on to take it up himself.......

Bendigo duo KO rivals
6/07/2009 4:00:00 AM Bendigo Advertiser

KANGAROO Flat’s Justin Whitehead, and Eaglehawk’s Ben Costello achieved technical knockouts at Saturday night’s professional boxing event at Flora Hill Stadium.
It was the first time that both had fought in a pro bout in their hometown, and the hundreds of fans were rapt about the victories.
Trained by Barry Quinlan at Justice Boxing in Echuca, Whitehead and Costello were the main events on the card organised by Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael.

More will be added when made available

Tyson is still hanging to come to Australia

Former World heavyweight champion Mike Tyson would still like to visit Australia and YVB can't see the reason why he isn't allowed now that he has reconciled.

Subject to unknown reasons may be the case.

Mike has mellowed over the years and has a new life remarrying and resorting his life.

Jeff Fenech also a former World champion is a close friend of Tyson's and is still pushing to have his visitation  accepted.

Q&A: Fidel Tukel!

 (left) Ray Wheatly
Your first promotion features former IBO world champion Billy Dib (22-1,11 .... the networks get a bit fiery when I keep getting this wrong, its ONE HD. ...

World of Boxing - Ray Wheatley's journal out on newsagents shelves today.

29th June

Kickett stopped in Los Angeles

Lightweight Adrian Broner (10-0, 7 KOs) stopped William Kickett (15-2, 5 KOs) in the sixth round of a scheduled eight round bout. Kickett had his moments early in the fight, but Broner controlled most of the exchanges. Broner dropped Kickett at the end of the fourth with a left hook to the head and ended matters with another left hook to the head in the sixth. Referee Jose Cobian counted Kickett out at 2:58 of the round.

source FightNews

 Bikies go down for the Ten count in boxing's latest free-for-all...

 Amatruda, Barry Michael fightnight at Moonee Valley racecourse Reception Room

19th Jun 2009







The night's promoter Brian Amatruda with rival promoter Peter Maniatis. (left)

This night kept up Melbourne's interest in boxing with the venue filled with spectators.


  In the ringside seats spotted by YVB was an old-timer 60's handy and busy fighter Sam Lambozitta (right) Sam beat handy Archie Bryant twice towards the end of his career and stopped by a very advanced in European scene Angelo Brisci in Brisci's last outing which was a comeback effort.

Dale Westerman (left) former OPBF light heavyweight champion, Commonwealth super middleweight champion was shadow judging at ringside with the aim to become a judge. Its great to see such a staunch boxer remain involved in the game.

Details of this fightnight will be shown here as soon as video and official results are made available.



Danny Green and Roy Jones Jnr host a live stream exclusive press ...
Fox Sports - Surry Hills,NSW,Australia
Australian boxing champion Danny Green will be joined by one of the sports' all-time greats, Roy Jones Jnr, for an announcement regarding a 'super bout', ...



Danny Green vs Roy Jones Junior will be a cracker if held in Australia

This will have to rate as the biggest fight in Australia for decades and will surely have to be on PPV in AU and the US. Young Victor

"Press release" Channel Ten's 1HD launches new SUPERBOXER series...READ

Mundine vs Bika

THE American mastermind behind the international hit reality boxing show The Contender will decide whether Australian fight fans finally get to see a bout they've demanded for years - Anthony Mundine against IBO super-middleweight champion Sakio Bika......READ

IBF Pan Pacific champion Heath Ellis out due to injury

It has been reported that Heath injured  his arm while training, this has jeopardized his chances of fighting for the  IBO World International Youth Welterweight title already lined up against Denkamol Kiatchanachai for the 24th. July 2009.

More will be added here as it unfolds.

Werner goes on a well deserved holiday

Werner Kalin boxing's best known photographer is off to Switzerland for a four month holiday.

He will be leaving Saturday 27th June.

Werner has put a great deal into boxing with his tireless work taking great pics to conserve fight memories.

Werner had experienced a heart attack some time ago.

It is still unknown if he ever returns to the boxing scene.

Young Victor

Lester Ellis one of Australia's best remembered and loved World Champions

Lester Ellis World Super featherweight champion on the night 26th April 1985

"what a glorious night"

A nine year old David Deicke now a full blown promoter seen just left of his brother Lester celebrating his brother's victory.

Lester and Victor are expected to comment on the fighters during the very first Melbourne night. SUPERBOXER boxing show which will be broadcast on Channel Ten's One HD 16th July 2009.

Gairy St Clair retires from the fight game

St Clair has lost four of his last five bouts and declared in a Fightnews web site story that he has “officially retired as a boxer”.

The 34-year-old was stopped for the first time in his career when the world-rated Jackson Asiku defeated him on a ninth-round technical knockout in late April.

“I had a very good career, boxed several world champions and was world champion in 2006 after beating Cassius Baloyi in South Africa,” said St Clair, who terminates his career with a record of 41 wins (18 knockouts) against 10 losses and two draws.


Sonny Bill makes a statement and is congratulated by YVB

Sonny Bill Williams has hit back at critics of his decision to box on the undercard to Anthony Mundine's world title fight earlier this month and revealed he may even take up the sport more seriously in the future.

Sonny's NO TO DRUGS is one issue the editor of this website agrees with because Young Victor knows what they do to children and if he had the power he would have every dealer placed behind bars and forgotten about.


Daniel Geale's manager lodges official protest against judge

By Bernie Pramberg
June 02, 2009Pre-fight protests against Queensland judge Derek Milham at last week's Anthony Mundine-Daniel Geale IBO super-middleweight clash fell on deaf ears.
Geale's manager Bill Treacy, who will this week lodge an official protest to the International Boxing Organisation on a number of issues, has revealed he had complained about Milham's appointment before the bout.
"I complained, but the promoters insisted he stay," said Treacy. "In the past Derek Milham has been involved with Mundine and the World Boxing Association in certain boxing matters. I was told that the IBO and WBA would sort out our concerns about having him as a judge last week. But nothing happened."
Milham, who resigned as an Australian National Boxing Federation official two years ago but continued to work for the WBA, scored the fight 116-113 to Mundine. It is alleged Milham has assisted the Mundine camp to negotiate past bouts within the WBA organisation.
English judge Marcus McDonnell went 114-113 for Mundine while American Richard Green favoured Geale 115-112.
Treacy's written complaint to the IBO will also include alleged verbal intimidation of McDonnell during the fight by a pro-Mundine spectator and why referee Garry Dean had to interrupt the fight on five occasions when tapes on Mundine's gloves came loose.
"It's okay for the judge to say he wasn't intimidated, but it leads to a state of mind when someone is screaming over your shoulder," said Treacy. "It should not be allowed.
"We will also examine the videotape to see if a wet towel was applied to Mundine's gloves so the tape would not stick."


Pacquiao Postpones Australian Trip, New York Next
By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Manny Pacquiao's planned family vacation in Australia with with wife Jinkee and their children has been postponed. ...

Somebody agrees with YVB.....

Amazing decisions; when two judges form the numbers...


Mundine the new IBO world  middleweight champion

Anthony Mundine has won his third world title after claiming Daniel Geale's IBO middleweight crown in Brisbane.

Mundine almost had an early win when he scored a knockdown in the second round of their 12 rounder.

Geale quickly recovered and took the fight to Mundine most of the time to end up with both fighters exchanging very fast coordinated combinations which kept the fight very exciting and keeping the result very much in doubt.

The rounds were interrupted by tape unusually coming loose and dangling from Mundine's gloves which hindered Geale on several occasions.
Geale the Sydney-based Tasmanian kept up his attacks to hold his own against "The Man" and go the distance, only to lose by a split decision.

Mundine now has 39 fights for 36 wins 3 losses
It was Geale's first ever loss in his 22-fight professional career, now 22 fights for 21 wins 1 loss.

YV thought that Geale fared better in the points department.


First Melbourne SUPERBOXER Channel ten 1HD Boxing show will take place at (changed venue to) Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday 16th July. 21st May 2009

The main event will be fought by No8 WBA and PABA Light Heavyweight Champion "Tiger" Tim Bell, 22 fights 16 wins 13 by KO 1 draw.

Bell will face Walter Pupu'a from Tonga of 14 pro fights 11 wins, 8 via KO, 3 losses on points.




WBO Oriental Welterweight Title 17th May 2009

Guillermo Mosquera  an unusual styled fighter of 52 fights entertained by continual jungle style body movements along with several low blows which did not deter local Victorian Samuel Colomban from maintaining his persistent forward attacks and winning every one of the twelve rounds for the WBO Oriental Welterweight Title.

This was the second of two promotions during the same weekend in Melbourne both of which were filled to capacity.

WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Bantamweight Title

.The undercard fight went the full distance of ten rounds and was won by Victorian Daniel Ianazzo also in a very assuring manner. FIGHT RESULTS  Box on the Docks5 17th May. 2009   "SEE VIDEO"




Left: Boxing promoters David Deicke of Prestige Sports Management, Dave Hedgecock in the centre and Fidel Tukel Sydney promoter of (BHS) Blacktown Hit Squad with Right: Keith Ellis the matchmaker for Melbourne.

Sydney's will be Lincoln Hudson.


Deike, Tukel, Ellis and Hudson will all be involved in channel 10's HD TV RINGSIDE broadcasts.

Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael will be also involed in following bradcasts.


Full House, great fights with star studded attendance filled the Sunshine Roller Skating Centre.
The main event between "Tiger" Tim Bell and Kane McKay had people breathless while watching these two warriors taking it in turns to score a potential KO.
Tim Bell winning by TKO 2:49 minutes into the 9th round stopped by referee Chris Anderson to evade further punishment following an 8 count knockdown.

Tim now ranked No8 in the World Boxing Association (WBA) stayed on one ruthless mission to put Kane away round after round and didn't stop until he succeeded.
Kane McKay made a very impressive showing throughout with good defense and answered all attacks by Bell landing a lot of his own punches but just didn't have the strength needed to get on top of his opponent.
This was definitely one of the contenders for fight of the year.

Tim Bell is expected to fight for the WBA Light Heavyweight world title sometime this year.


A packed house was entertained to the hilt.
In attendance were some of boxing's cream celebrities like former and today's champion boxers, Lester Ellis, Barry Michael, Sam Soliman, Paul Briggs, Henry Nissan and others.
Major promoters Brian Amatruda, Fidel Tukel and Peter Maniatis highlighted ringside.
Brad Vocale was at ringside representing "World of Boxing" journal.

More to come on this

Results Sunshine Roller Skating Centre 15th May 2009 "SEE VIDEO"


Viewers getting another Ringside seat
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
CHANNEL 10's sporting arm ONE HD is to revise a version of TV Ringside from July. In a live show to be known as Empire Fight Night and broadcast out of a ...

TV RINGSIDE making a "comeback " in MELBOURNE VICTORIA

5:30 pm May 11 2009: first on YVB

Channel Ten have already set dates for the first four broadcasts  READ


Hungarian boxer Andras Nagy died on Thursday after a training session in Melbourne, Australia ahead of a light-heavyweight bout he was to fight later this month.
Nagy, 23, had two emergency operations.
Sandor Csotonyia, president of the Hungarian boxing federation, said: "This young man smacked against the head of his opponent during training on May 1, causing a brain haemorrhage."
The young fighter, who won his first three professional bouts, arrived in Australia in January to earn money and study English. His first fight there was scheduled for May 22. - AFP



Read about the plan that will give Australian boxing its best push for decades.


Pacquiao Postpones Australian Trip, New York Next


Undisputed P4P World Champion Manny Pacquiao to holiday in Australia

24th May 2009

Multiple divisions World champion Manny Pacquiao will arrive in Sydney accompanied by his manager Wakee Salud 1st June to spend some 6 days of quiet rest after his demolition of Ricky Hatton at MGM Grand Las Vegas Nevada US for the IBO light welterweight Title.

The pacman has risen and held world titles starting from Flyweight, Super bantamweight, featherweight, Super featherweight, and Lightweight titles before his Hatton fight.

It has been said that the Pacman has been to Australia before privately as he loves our country.

YVB have also been informed that he will be visiting Melbourne for a private dinner with local boxing promoter Peter Maniatis.

Peter seen with Manny,(right) has been a good friend of the pacman for some years and its no surprise that they will be meeting up.

Manny will also visit Darwin before arriving in Melb.

by Young Victor

Young Victor Boxing have been selected to publish all movements by this great champion Manny Pacquiao while in Australia.





Pacquiao knocks out Hatton in second round SEE VIDEO


Darchinyan "WHOIS"

Vic Darchinyan walks around our streets unnoticed when he is treated like royalty in his birth place Armenia and now the US.

He is one step away from entry into the world boxing hall of fame.

Vic is one of three of Australia's biggest achievers on the boxing world scene. ...READ

KID YOUNG passes away

Leo White's boxing name was Kid Young.

Kid Young as known in boxing had a gym in Geelong. During the period he took George Bracken to his Lightweight championship reign.

He was a good manager  because George was the biggest draw-card of his time in Melbourne, he packed West Melbourne Stadium as it was known before renamed Festival Hall about September 1959.

Geelong boxing great Leo White laid to rest
JUST like in his fighting days, champion boxer, larrikin and gentleman Leo White drew a large crowd for his final show yesterday.
The former Australian featherweight champion passed away aged 88 last Thursday....

Mundine's new blast for Green....

World of Boxing Journal is out on leading news agents shelves now. Read about  "My plan to slam the Man"


Former WBA light-heavyweight champion Danny Green (25-3, 23KO’s) made an impressive ring return on Sunday in Perth, Western Australia after stopping experienced South African Anthony Van Niekirk (21-7-2, 13 KO’s) at 2.42 of the second round....READ ON

Green returns to ring with early KO

Danny Green has made a successful comeback (file photo). (AAP: Tony McDonough)

Australia's Danny Green has made a successful comeback to boxing by knocking out his South African opponent in their light heavyweight bout in Perth.

The 35-year-old Green knocked out Anthony van Niekerk in the second round.

Green is expected to fight fellow Australian Anthony Mundine for the second time early next year.

Mundine won the first fight in an unanimous points decision in 2006.


Some interest should be taken to help in resurrecting Victorian Professional Boxing Ratings.

YVB have taken it upon themselves to follow up and maintain one and its concept can be seen on this page with the use of a BLOG.

This is going to be maintained by a formed  committee and members who wish to participate.

Communications will be made from  BLOG

an open book style item to keep it all very impersonal.

We are hoping to attract boxing promoters trainers and managers to participate using  their vast experience.

This knowledge will help matchmaking so needed in our sport of professional boxing.


Julian Holland  (Fighting Farrier) with a major fight on his hands.

Former Commonwealth Champion Julian Holland is in hospital fighting cancer.

Everybody knows Jules as one of the nicest people in Boxing and YVB pray that he overcomes his horrible state and comes back to health.

Julian a true fighter has all the ingredients to make it.

Good luck Jules from all boxing fans Australiawide. Leave a message to Jules on BLOG

Ring Announcer Chris Korner to Hang Up the Microphone

Popular Perth boxing ring announcer, Chris Korner is hanging up his microphone but not without one last hurrah. Chris’s last Perth gig will be the WBC Muay Thai International Titles on Saturday May 9th at the WA Italian Club in North Perth. Continued..



and how YV remembers a little part of the era ....


! In need of help from Anthony Mundine and Danny Green !!

This is about Damien Farrell and what he is doing for our aboriginal kids that are so unfortunately deprived from the luxuries we are accustomed to in the big cities like Melbourne and Sydney.
This is what Damien sent YVB to show his present and past boxing involvements including what he is doing for the aboriginal community in Queensland. READ: EXACTLY AS SENT TO YVB.


LOCAL FIGHTERS WINNER TAKES ALL CHALLENGE $50.000.00 ready to go! 15th June 2009

Called lester Ellis Cup see card at top of this page in:


"PRESTIGE SPORTS MANAGEMENT" another class addition to Melbourne's growing Boxing Promotion World. They promise they are set to fire up  with their second promo called Lester Ellis Cup with $50k up for grabs.

Young Victor Boxing welcomes Prestige Sports Management entry into the Victorian Boxing legacy of promoters now made official by the Victorian Boxing and Combat Sports board of control.

Keith Ellis and David Deicke are brothers sharing the same blood and belong to the famous Ellis family of Australian Boxers and are expected to form a strong force in Melbourne Boxing..

Keith Ellis is no newcomer to fight promotions and matchmaking, so a good card is expected.

This Ellis team will be holding their  second show at Sunshine Skating Centre after their first successful show at Dallas Brooks Hall 6th March.YVB wish them well and expect it will be another successful night of boxing.

Results Malvern Town Hall Bob Rose Cup - Peter Maniatis Promotion

Read about it and see videos of all fights

See some of the fighters, refs, trainers and guests at the Malvern Town Hall venue....

Foley's top of US hit lists

Rising star … Kerry Foley, right, has attracted interest from the US.


Final Fight for Jack Johnson...

THE fight for a pardon of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, is being taken to Barack Obama, the first black US president. READ MORE


Boxing-Undercard May Steal Limelight from Mundine
The undercard may yet steal the limelight from Anthony Mundine when the controversial star makes what could be his Australian boxing farewell.



Tiger Tim gets Busy

Mar 17 09 - 1:33pm

Tim Bell's manager Keith Ellis and his brother David Diecke of Prestige Sports Management are well into a trilogy setup for Tim over the next few months.

David informs YVB:

After Prestige Sports Management's successful promo at the Dallas Brooks Hall in Melbourne with Tim Bell's shutout points win over Sonnie Michael Angelo Tim will first fight Kane McKay on May 15th. at Sunshine Roller Centre and will be ready to take on Danny Green during the following month.

Keith/David said they are deep into negotiations with Danny Green's manager Justin Manolikos in preparation for a Tim Bell/Danny Green fight which will take place in June 2009.

Young Victor

Results from Dallas Brooks Hall with video   Watch program

Prestige Sports Promotions succeeded in having their first fightnight which turned out to be very good.

The fights at this promo were very well matched and all very entertaining you must see the video above.


Geale, Wilson, Haumono, Dib, Zampavigna, St Clair at Campbelltown .....

Sakio Bika calls out Hopkins in a media statement Current IBO Super Middleweight Champ & Contender Gold Medalist Sakio Bika spoke out this week about his frustration at the lack of challengers. Speaking from his home in Sydney Australia Bika had this to say....

Mosley Praises Aussie Boxing!
WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley has been in Sydney, Australia this week and gave his opinion of Australian Boxing on Fox Sports News. He stated, “Boxing in Australia is in great shape and I saw with my own eyes this week some of the talent that exists over here. In Anthony Mundine, Vic Darchinyan and Michael Katsidis you have some real world class fighters and just underneath that level you have some excellent prospects. The sport over here is in great shape and I am sure will be exciting in the years to come. When you look at the boxing styles of....  READ MORE


Geale, Dib, Zappavigna win!

IBF#14, WBC#12,WBO#5 middleweight Daniel Geale (25-11-3, 14 KOs) made short work of Canada’s Ian MacKillop (25-11-3, 14 KOs) when he stopped in the import in round one at The Cube, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. Geale jumped on MacKillop at the bell and scored with accurate combinations that dropped his opponent and referee Gary Dean counted him out at 1.58. MacKillop holds a knockout win over world rated middleweight Shannan Taylor who went the distance against IBF 160 champion arthur Abraham and Anthony Mundine. Geale is scheduled to meet Mundine on May 27....READ MORE


Impressive Geale KO’s MacKillop in 1, Sends a Message to Mundine
Wed 11-Mar-2009 22:51

By Paul Upham: At Monday’s press conference, Canadian Ian MacKillop told the media that while he was a good young fighter, IBO middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale didn’t have any real power. On Wednesday night, Geale showed Australia the special talent he possesses with a stunning 1st round knockout win at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney. In doing so, Geale sent a message to his next opponent, Anthony “The Man” Mundine.

As seen on http://www.secondsout.com/World/news.cfm?ccs=225&cs=65260


Green announces comeback!
Former WBA light-heavyweight and WBC interim super-middleweight champion Danny Green (25-3, 22 KO’s) announced today that he will return to the ring in his hometown of Perth... READ MORE


Elomar brothers get panelized for riot involvement

BOXING brothers Ahmed and Mohamed Elomar have branded the sport's officialdom "racist bastards" after they were sensationally banned for six months yesterday.
The pair cannot fight again until September for throwing chairs during an appalling fight-night riot in Gosford last year. Both are now threatening to quit boxing altogether. READ MORE

Former heavyweight boxer Vince Cervi shot dead in Preston
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
Cervi, 41, who once held the Australian heavyweight title belt, died from a wound to the abdomen at Preston, after the alleged confrontation. ...

Boxing champion shot dead

Boxing champion shot dead in Melbourne March 10, 2009 - 4:54PM
A former Australian heavyweight champion known during his short-lived boxing career as Voodoo Man has been shot dead.
Vince Cervi, 41, who won the national heavyweight title in 1995, was found lying on the front lawn of a house in Melbourne's north at 8pm (AEDT) with a shotgun wound on Monday.
Police tried to revive the former boxing champ before paramedics arrived but Mr Cervi died at the scene.
David Curran, 45, was arrested at the house in Dalgety Street, Preston, and later charged with murder. READ MORE


Shot boxing champion dies on lawn

Reko Rennie
March 10, 2009 - 2:29PM
Former Australian heavyweight champion Vince Cervi was gunned down in the driveway of his Preston house last night.
The champion boxer, 41, known as the 'Voodoo Man', was killed by a gun shot wound to his stomach.
Police have charged a 45-year-old man with the shotgun murder at a home in Melbourne's north last night.
As investigations continued at the scene of the shooting this morning, police charged a man they arrested at the Preston house.... READ MORE

Haumono fights for scraps

AT the height of his fame 10 years ago, Solomon Haumono was among the most destructive forwards in rugby league, earning $400,000 a season....


Healed Darchinyan eying off new horizons
Australia’s undisputed super flyweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan has had the stitches removed from an eye injury and negotiations are underway for his world title challenge at bantamweight.

Geelong boxer Kane McKay eyes bout in Japan

GEELONG fighter Kane McKay is eyeing a trip to Japan as he looks to get to back in the ring following his recent loss to Nader Hamdan.
McKay lost on points to Hamdan in an eight-round bout on the undercard of the Anthony Mundine-Shannon Taylor middleweight title fight in Wollongong earlier this month and said he was keen to get back into the ring as soon as possible.

Read more in news section below..

Boxing: Pavlik:

I expected harder fight Setanta
There's Anthony Mundine. Arthur Abraham and Felix Sturm. Whichever fight will be the best situation. Rubio said he never felt right on the night and did not feel capable of putting together the combinations to disrupt Pavlik's rhythm. ...

Kelly Pavlik vs Marco Antonio Rubio -  Without looking quite at his best, Pavlik bounced back from his convincing points defeat to Bernard Hopkins and beat Rubio who refused to come out for the tenth round. Photo by  Sumio Yamada

Green calls Bulli Blaster to fight

"YV's money is on Pacquiao"

Manny Pacquiao is a smart thinker and has a kit far wider than Ricky Hatton. Like Floyd Mayweather the pacman will outpace his opponent land cleaner punches which will take their toll by the mid rounds, after that the pacman will punish the Englishman.

Undoubtedly the result will be determined by Hatton's condition to last and maintain his savage attacks in the hope of roughing up and softening the pacman's speedy style.

Bad mouthing Danny Green and other fighters

News.com writes on:

YOU had to feel sorry for Shannan Taylor. There he was, finally having his moment in the sun, and Danny Green rained all over it..... READ YVB think this is a bit un-Australian, there is nothing wrong with our champions creating publicity. Both Danny Green and Shannon Taylor did us proud at their peak.


Mundine casts Taylor aside

February 11, 2009 - 11:59PM
Anthony Mundine won a unanimous points decision over veteran Shannan Taylor in their WBA middleweight fight in Wollongong on Wednesday night.
In Mundine's first bout at the lower weight, the two-time former super middleweight world champion showed he had lost none of his speed, winning every round to likely send 36-year-old Taylor into retirement.
In a scrappy encounter that never reached any great heights, Mundine landed far more punches and dictated terms without inflicting too much damage on the Bulli Blaster.
Taylor was lucky not to be disqualified after using elbows, head clashes and low blows to try to pull off an unlikely victory and he was clearly outboxed.
Already the No.1-ranked WBA middleweight contender, Mundine is perfectly placed for a world title fight against Felix Sturm in his native Germany later this year, although a re-match with Perth's Danny Green also appears a strong possibility.
Mundine improved his record to 35-3, while Taylor dropped to 48-7, with three draws. as seen in SMH

GREEN MUNDINE - The re-match: Cashed-up coincidence or brilliant marketing ploy?
Sunday Times.au - Perth,WA,Australia
But there was one way to make Australian boxing's biggest re-match even bigger. The May 2006 bout between Danny "The Green Machine" Green and Anthony "The ...

Michael Katsidis’s return on hold :

Rumours yesterday suggested Katsidis would fight former world champion Jesus Chavez as part of a lightweight tournament in Houston on April 4.

Darchinyan Stops Arce


Above photo by Naoki Fukuda


After 11 Rounds to Retain Super Flyweight Belts
Posted by Raymundo Dioses on 02.08.2009

Ringside Report: Armenia's Vic Darchinyan proves to much for Jorge Arce, stopping him before the final round to keep a firm hold of his WBC, WBA and IBF titles

Photos by Tom Casino / Showtime

ANAHEIM, CA - This time, media members picked
Vic Darchinyan to win, and this time, they were right.

The "Raging Bull" successfully defended his WBA, WBC and IBF titles with a TKO stoppage over challenger Jorge Arce after eleven rounds in front of a raucous crowd of 5,450 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Darchinyan wasn't as the stalker he was in his last fight, which also ended in a stoppage by knockout over Christian Mijares , but Darchinyan slowly got into an offensive rhythm to which Arce, (51-5, 39KO's) could not answer to.

Darchniyan's momentum began in the second round, as he began to land his left hand with force, with Arce returning fire, yet not as effectively as the reigning super flyweight champion.

Arce landed his first major punch midway through the third round as the two proceeded to exchange in attempts to gain the momentum factor. Arce also had a productive fourth round, in which he landed a solid left hook to begin the round, and was able to land three to four punches in succession.

In the sixth, seventh and eighth rounds, Arce succumbed to the constant left hands from Darchinyan. Arce waiting to find openings in Darchinyan's offense, and there proved to be little. Darchinyan was able to apply more offense in these rounds, and won them simply due to more punching output with an advantage in punching power.

In the tenth, Arce was able to land an occasional right hand, but failed to either follow up on his punches or seriously hurt Darchinyan, who walked through Arce's punches with ease. Darchinyan was able to land solid, effective punches in the 30th minutes of the fight, which left the right side of Arce's face swelled.

The eleventh and decisive round was all Darchinyan, as Arce fell prey to big shots that left Arce's already swelling eye in a worse condition. He was battered against the ropes several times, and nearly stopped before the bell rang, ending the round.

After the round, ring side physician Paul Wallace suggested to referee, Dr. Lou Moret, to stop the fight based on Arce's badly cut and swelled right eye, and the fight was ended, with Darchinyan first winning over his journalistic critics, who predicted he would lose to the then favored Mijares in November of last year, then proving them right with their predictions of this fight and in the process retaining his championship titles.

Heading into the final round, Darchinyan, (32-1-1, 26KO's) was massively ahead on all three judges' scorecards, 109-100.


Vic Darchinyan Punishes Jorge Arce for 11 Rounds
Doghouse Boxing - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Vic Darchinyan improved his record to 32- 1- 1, 26 KO’s while delivering a beating to the charismatic but a bit overmatched Jorge Arce (51-5-1, ...

British Boxing Star Joe Calzaghe retires:

Joe Calzaghe has retired holding WBC WBA and WBO world super middleweight titles after a somewhat questioned by some career.

Joe never really ventured outside of the UK to fight until recently so he was seen to be selective of opponents and not taking any risks.

YVB selects Joe Calzaghe as a great champion and has proven to be one of Britain's best. (summary)

YV's money on Mundine:

On Main Event, Wednesday 11th February 09 at 7:00pm AEST

Shannon Taylor has been a great ambassador for Australian Boxing this fight has come a little late hour.

Many would like to see Mundine eat humble pie but results from fights don't just come by any wishes regardless who does the wishing.

If this fight took place some 4-5 years ago the result may be quite different. Mundine, Taylor Trade Verbal Blows at Press Conference

Darchinyan vs. Arce On Main Event, Sunday February 8th 09 at 1:00pm AEST

: Media Central
WBC/WBA/IBF super flyweight boxing world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan from Australia faces Mexican three division world champion Jorge Arce this weekend on 7th February in Los Angeles, USA.
The massive fight for Darchinyan’s undisputed super flyweight world title will be televised live into Australia on Main Event Pay-Per-View and Fox Sports Pub & Club Vision from 1:00pm AEDT on Sunday 8th February 2009.

Katsidis targets Casamayor!
Fight News - USA
If the Casamayor fight was to be inked it would be an excellent spectacle for Australian boxing fans after Katsidis was actually ahead on the scorecards ...


February 2009  edition of "World of Boxing Journal" - Out now at leading newsagents.

Young Brock Ellis takes over Fighter-Online website in the view of keeping an old name in boxing going.

The new address for the site is: http://www.fighter-online.com:80/index2.php

Fighter-Online was run my Mike Ryan a very well known boxing man, he was the publisher of the well known and well remembered magazine from the 70s and 80s.

Fight magazine was a great magazine which followed the "Australian Ring" a magazine which was regarded the bible of boxing through from the 30s into the late 60s.

Nice to see young blokes take the steps in helping to maintain Boxing's never ending struggle for greatness. (Young Victor)

Nathan Briggs heads for the US in 2009

Nasty Boy Nathan Briggs has his hopes pinned on heading to the USA and fighting twice there in 2009. Excited about what the future holds Briggs speaks candidly about what is in store this year. READ MORE

Hopoate faces dilemma as 'HIV-tainted' fighter throws down gauntlet
January 4, 2009
AUSTRALIA'S foremost boxing doctor has vowed to protect John Hopoate - or any other local heavyweight - from the potential risk of being exposed to the HIV virus should a proposed bout featuring former world champion Tommy Morrison take place in Melbourne later this year....READ MORE

Boxing in hibernation in Vic.

While the festivities take place the boxing game will be quiet for some time.

The Victorian Boxers and Trainers awards seem to indicate the end of a great year that was full of good promotions and left fight fans satisfied.

The next listed fight night in Melbourne will be held on Friday 27th February at Knox Netball stadium followed by a Peter Maniatis Promotions show on the 3rd April at Malvern Town Hall.

Maniatis also has in motion a fundraiser for Tommy Morrison KO AIDS. This will be held on Friday 17  April 2009 at the Powerhouse Reception Centre, Albert Park, Vic tickets: 0419154340

If you want to see some of Melbourne's 2008's fightnights you can view the main ones on YV's YouTube list http://au.youtube.com/user/youngvictor an extension to YVB's in-house videos.

THE secretariat of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) has been transferred from Australia to the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC), with the changeover effective from January 1, 2009.

Incoming President of the OPBF is the widely-respected and experienced administrator Mr. Tsuyoshi Yasukochi, Executive Secretary of the JBC. correspondence about all OPBF matters will be directed to Mr Yasukochi. A Sevsek






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