Green-Wlodarczyk Open Training Session
Wlodarczyk and team were the first to arrive as “Diablo” took the
time to have a photo in the boxing ring with several “Miss
Universe” Australia contestants. Then after warming up in the
back room, Wlodarczyk came back out in his training gear, ...
Australian Boxing: Sam Soliman Advances in IBF Title Eliminator
By Srithar Visuasam:
Sam Soliman (40-11, 17 KOs) was impressive in
outpointing Eromesele Albert (24-6-1, 12 KOs) last night at the
Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Australia. Fighting as part
of a four man box-off tournament to see who faces IBF ...
FIGHTS FROM MALVERN TOWN HALL ON TV
Fights at Malvern Town Hall from 11th. Nov. venue
will be shown on Foxtel TV ch. 183 Sat. 26th. 7:30pm & Sun. 27th.
11:30 am and 5:30 pm & Mon. 28th. Nov 10:00pm.
Malvern Town Hall Delivers
11th Nov 2011
By Young Victor
Promoter and TV host of ch31's KO Boxing Peter
Maniatis provided an exciting night at Malvern that kept the fans on
their feet with great fights and the appearance of legend Joe Bugner
whom fought with Muhammad Ali three times and Joe Frazier.
The well known around the boxing game Brian
Young that sang the National Anthem in an exceptional way the fans
MC Howard Leigh announced the passing away of
Joe Frazier and former Commonwealth champion Graeme Brooke's father
also once a fighter Graeme Douglas.
Timer Damian Membrey rang the bell 10 count in
Manny Vlamis wins PABA Light
heavyweight title by tko in 10th.
PABA Light heavyweight champion Joel Casey gets
stopped by an upcoming blaster puncher Manny Vlamis now entitled
to a World rating.
The fight was started in a very low pace
throughout the 1st round with the exception of Vlamis throwing Casey
down to the canvas in wrestling manner and was reprimanded by the
referee Malcolm Bulmer.
The 2nd round got paced up with Casey scoring
In the 3rd Vlamis made a huge effort to ko his
opponent with a large quantity of left and right hooks loaded with
power but Casey's defense was impeccable still scoring the better of
The 4th showed a faster pace with Vlamis making
the fight but Casey a southpaw with nice rights and lefts and huge
body punches. The 5th round was fairly similar.
In the next two rounds Vlamis started fighting
better and within range and closer fighting started taking place
which suited him better.
The 8th. stanza found Casey returning to
keeping his opponent at a distance and scored better again without
Well into the 9th Vlamis found Casey allowing
close fighting where Casey came second best and was showing the wear
this was having on him as Vlamis kept handing out the punishment which sent
Casey unsteady to his corner.
The 10th started and went on quite savagely until
an explosive left and right hooks put Casey down for a count, he remained
Vlamis kept hammering.
Dr Lewis was already up on the ring apron when
Malcolm Bulner made the decision to stop the fight, 2min 20 sec into
Malcolm is Australia's most experienced referee
and he is best equipped with the closest view of the fight.
Michael Zerafa takes Victorian Light Middleweight
Good boxing skills by Michael Zerafa helped him
outpoint Faisal Fayad and got him the Victorian title.
Fayad which had difficulty getting into close
quarters where he could have succeed in upsetting the new champion.
Fayad with less reach maintained his attacks to
the upper region when he would have had better results going for the
body as he lacked the reach he needed for the rangier Zerafa.
The 2nd round was an exciting round and Fayad
In the 3rd round Fayad was remanded for a low
blow as Zerafa was indicating and given a couple of minutes rest to
recover. This was very difficult to see as it happened very quickly
and seemed doubtful.
Zerafa changed to distance fighting and danced
around while outboxing Fayad.
Round 6 saw both fighters battling in close
Round 7 was a great round as both fighters
The 8th was disappointing as Zerafa well in
front on points just boxed at a great distance and ensured he stayed
out of trouble by the harder punching Fayad.
Michael Zerafa showed he is a very promising
boxer with a lot of talent and seems set for much higher places in
Faisal Fayad fought an honest fight and he too
showed he has a good career ahead, he does need to switch to body
lead attacks when fighting taller opponents especially when leads to
the upper region fall short.
Frank LoPorto loses World Title
Frank LoPorto has suffered a technical knockout
loss in his super welterweight world-title fight in Texas against
American champion Austin Trout.
LoPorto, a 33-year-old wharfie from Melbourne, went into the bout at
El Paso's outdoor Cohen Stadium a long-shot against the undefeated
LoPorto was knocked down in the first round and suffered plenty of
punishment until referee Rafael Ramos stepped in late in the sixth
round and ended the fight.
Trout, 26, retains his World Boxing Association belt and is in line
to battle the winner of next month's fight between two of the
division's elite fighters, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.
Trout moves to a 24 win (14KOs) professional record while LoPorto
slips to a 15 win (seven KOs), five loss and two draw record.
Dib promises KO in
"I guarantee the Australian public it's going to be lights
out. At yesterday's press conference, Dib told Servidei his world
title dream would come crashing down. "Bring a pillow, because you
are going to sleep," Dib said. Servidei, who hasn't fought ...
boxer Andrerzej Fonfara denies spying on Danny Green
The Daily Telegraph
Virtually anonymous outside his native Warsaw, Fonfara has become
the hottest topic in Australian boxing this past fortnight
following claims he's spying for countryman and WBC cruiserweight
champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk _ who Green fights on November 30 ...
Susie 'Q' Ramadan: She's a knockout
Melbounre Times Weekly
BY DANIEL PAPROTH JEFF Fenech is recognised as Australia's
first International Boxing Federation bantamweight world
champion, a title he won in 1985. But few people realise
Australia had an IBF bantamweight world champion for most of
this year. ...
Green hails fight card as greatest
Photo: Brendan Esposito Former world champion Danny Green hopes the
fight card he has assembled for his November 30 showdown with
Poland's Krzysztof Wlodarczyk will be remembered as the greatest in
Australian boxing history. On a night when Green will ...
Graeme Brooke senior father of former Lightweight Commonwealth
champion passes on.
A young Graeme Brooke with father Graeme Brooke
Graham snr. fought under the name of Graham Douglas and also had fights
1968/69 at Festival Hall.
Graeme's father passed away 6th Nov. 2011
YVB and all boxing fraternity will be saddened by this and send
their condolences to Graeme and his family.
by Young Victor
Fitting tribute in Vermont South
for boxing legend Held Sep 7th.
8 Sep 11 @ 02:41pm
Mark Quan gets a Commonwealth title
Mark got his chance to fight for the vacant
title by replacing Kiko Martinez who was to fight Carl Frampton.
Mark puts in his 100% into all his fights and
YVB wish him all the best towards a win.
Read more about it here
Quon is a tough opponent who shares the same dream as Carl, and
he will be trying to take this opportunity with both hands. ...
World of Boxing journal out now on
newsagent's shelves or order online
from Ray Wheatley seen at right side of this page.
YVB's Green vs Tarver
World Cruiserweight title fight
by Young Victor
Antonio Tarver dominated Danny Green in all but
the 7th. round due to his being outreached by a rangier opponent.
Tarver fought in a relaxed manner which allowed
him to snap power punches perfectly right on the moment his punches
He was also allowed by Green to fight from the distance which suited
him to a tee as he had a huge 6 cm advantage in reach.
Despite Green choosing to be the counter puncher, the American
waited for Danny to take the lead and at the very moment Green was
in the position of attacking he got outpaced with a very long left
hook which reached Danny to the head and being a southpaw this was
Tarver's power punch, this had a huge toll on Greens condition.
Danny Green in his usual powerful stance rather a disadvantage as it
accordingly slows his blows, kept using this tactic until mid rounds
when advised to close in on Tarver which produced a great result for
at least one round.
Danny Green chose the wrong way to fight Antonio Tarver, he
outfought Tarver at close quarters and should have done it
throughout the fight.
Antonio Tarver a true great in boxing is a perfectly balanced
fighter and uses his amazing skills in punch throwing from all
ANBHOF ANNUAL INDUCTION DINNER
The 2011 Induction dinner is on - come dine with the
champions and celebrate the inductees class of 2011.
Saturday 10th September 2011
Country Club Tasmania, Launceston
Invited guests include Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech,
Jeff Harding, Barry Michael and Daniel Geale.
Kostya will be in attendance to accept his 2010 induction.
Tickets $185 ($165 for members). $1650 for table of 10.
Special accommodation packages available.
To book your tickets, contact the Country Club direct on
(03) 6335 5777. Ask for In House reservations and tell them you're
with the Hall of Fame for special room rates.
For more info, contact
This year's inductees are:
Moderns: Steve Aczel
Veterans: Jeff White
Old Timers: Fred Kay
Pioneers: Dan Creedon
Non Participants: Jim Sharman
Honorary Internationals: Clarence Reeves "The Alabama Kid"
World title eliminator at The Melbourne Pavilion
Leonardo Zappavigna a huge world
title contender will meet
Zappavigna is coming off a world title attempt which he
experienced his first loss to Miguel Vasquez over 12 rounds.
This fight is for the OPBF lightweight title and if won will place
Zappa for another world title shot.
Melbourne stars cruiserweight Brad Pitt and light heavyweight Blake
Caparello will also be fighting with the latter matched with
HUGE UPSETS AT MALVERN
BOB ROSE CUP at Malvern Town Hall 8th. July 2011
Victorian Light Middleweight Title
By Young Victor.
The main event was amazingly entertaining with its outstanding out
of the norm fight.
A very capable Kashif Mumtaz took to teasing his
tough opponent Manny Vlamis turning the fight into a quarrel with
the referee included.
Vlamis a very hard punching fighter attempted
to take the fight to his opponent but made the mistake of pushing
Mumtaz away into the ropes when closely tangled sometimes falling
over one another.
This played heavily on Mumtaz's temper and had
no effect on settling the fighters to the rules of boxing.
Mumtaz down 3rd round with a bolo punch and
complains about it delivered in the back of head, and so it was.
In the first minute of the 4th. round
both fighters repeatedly tangled, pushed, held and delivered punches
wherever the opportunity was.
Just after the first minute of this round
Vlamis had Mumtaz bent over the ropes and delivered punches from all
Vlamis with unethical punching caused Mumtaz to
lose all interest in the fight and caused both fighters to get to
lose a point each due to this unusual style of fighting, holding and
blows in the back of the head.
At this time Mumtaz got hit heavily and
deliberately went down on both knees with his left arm behind his
back, he stayed down and waved the ref that he didn't want to
continue which brought the fight to an end.
Despite all this the crowd loudly applauded the
match as they loved the entertainment.
Amazingly the ring got filled up with bodies
and officials which were asking to allow the fight to continue, of
course this would have been illegal, they were calmed and turned to
rock and roll music by Stan Thorpe the cousin of the famous singer,
Australia's Billy Thorpe.
This entitled Manny Vlamis to acquire the
Victorian Light Middleweight Title.
Pradeep Singh vs Amir Ranjdar 8
Pradeep Singh a former PABA and OPBF champion
out-boxed Randjar overall but Randjar from Iran showed he has the
goods but not the experience needed to beat Singh, however the
standard was clean with good boxing displayed.
The third round found Ranjar weakening and
Pradeep well on top, the fight was stopped 52 seconds from start of
this round and both fighters were applauded.
Callan Orchard vs Dinesh Kanth 4 rounds
Callan a favourite amongst Melbourne fight fans
with huge expectations experienced his first time and unexpected KO
Callan learned how important defense is when
climbing the ladder that takes him to professional
In the first round Callan got knocked down for
a count after he had Dinesh also down for a count and looking very
Callan from then on himself looked wobbly and
in a very dangerous state as Dinesh didn't waste any time to attack
and KO'd his opponent within 1 minute 44 sec into the first round.
Terry Tzouramanis vs Chad Roy Naidu
Terry "pretty boy" outpointed Chad in an
interesting fight but Terry's harder punching gave him the advantage
and he won 4 out of the six rounds to get the pat.
Chad did a good job but was a step behind and
needed to pace up further to get a better result.
Paul Bourke vs Joe D'Angelo 6 rouds
Joe D'Angelo looked huge in by comparison to
Paul Bourke and overpowered him by size and strength which made it
seem like a huge mismatch and so it turned out to be.
In the first round D'Angelo knocked Paul down
for a count of 8 but got up to fight again but again was sent to the
canvas and got up very wiggly and the ref Wayne Ashdown seemed very
late in stopping the fight.
Jean Claude vs Michael Zerafa 4
Michael Zerafa came out like a tornado, Jean
Claude only "looked" overpowered when the fight was prematurely
stopped by the ref Matt Ropis 45 seconds into the first round.
There was no technical reason for the fight to
be stopped other then Zerafa's shower of punches which Claude only
"seemed" to be having difficulty coping with, he was not hurt and
would easily have gone on with the fight if the ref didn't stop it
when he did.
Speaking with a very upset Claude afterwards in
the change rooms indicated that he was giving up the game because of
what took place in the ring.
Hopefully he will change his mind and continue
in the game as he is a very handy scrapper.
Robert Monitto vs Drew Mackey 4 rounds.
Monitto came out for the first round like an
overpowered windmill and quickly disposed of his clean looking
Monitto has fought for the Victorian title
Mackey was having his first pro fight and
looked like a nice clean boxer and wasn't given the chance to get
started in the normal manner all debut fighters deserve.
by Young Victor.
World of Boxing journal out now on
newsagent's shelves or order online
from Ray Wheatley seen at right side of this page.
Lionel Rose Boxing's Darling passes on
1st April 2011
Lionel Rose passed away today and will be remembered by all of
Australia's boxing fraternity and without a doubt all Australians.
YVB's Young Victor and his wife Lynette offer their condolences to
his wife Jenny and hope she copes well with life after.
Lionel we loved you.
More will be added here about his funeral.
Lionel seen here at unveling of statue
Lionel appears in this 60's Sydney Stadium Fight Clips No3
See in this page!
Australian Fight Series
GRAND STAR RECEPTIONS
By Adam Wilcok:
The first round of fights saw four action
packed bouts, all finishing inside the distance. In this second
round, two tough queenslanders Jason Kanofski and Brad Hemming face
off, Victorian Faisal Fayad faces South Australian Mark Dalby, the
excitement machines Todd Kidd faces tough Alex Ahtong. The Tim Hunt
vs Rivan Cessaire encounter has had people talking since the draw.
Both technically very good boxers and on the way up, with similar
styles, should be a cracker.
Australian Title Fight
Brooklyn’s Diana Prazak takes on Malin Morgan
from Queensland for the Australian Super-lightweight title.
Contrasting in styles, this should make for a classic fight as the
small and powerful “Dirty Di” looks to fing a way past the taller
and bigger Morgan.
Popular Victorians Mark Quon, Matt Lytwnenko and Ashley McDermott
are all in action.
Eight very even bouts where the most prepared boxer wins.
Ringside table seats (inc 2 course meal and drinks) - $140 p/p
Reserved Seating - $70
General admission - $40
Fights at Malvern Town Hall
1st April 2011
Blake Caparello has in his last fight defeated
a very talented Michael Bolling and is a fast rising star and one of
the best prospects in Australian boxing, he has also defeated a
shining upcoming star Shane McConville.
Blake will meet Toagasilimai Letoa Samoan
Lightheavyweight champion and a good fight is expected.
The semi main event between former Australian champion Eddie Delic
and Harry Venka a PABA title eliminator should be a good fight,
Delic likes to brawl and Venka is a skilful boxer which should even
Also contender star Pradeep Singh on the card along with Heath Ellis
who is fighting former Indonesian champion Jonathon Sinamora.
There are big wraps on undefeated light heavyweight Callan Orchard
another Victorian rising star who is only 20 years old takes on
Dickey Pereira a former New Zealand amateur star.
Peter Maniatis is the promoter and he rates this a top card of
boxing with well matched fights.
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Hank (John) Stanley passes away
11/1/2011 by Young Victor
Hank Stanley passed away this morning and will
be missed by his lovely daughter Christine and a barrage of
Australian boxing followers.
Hank was a human encyclopedia of memorable
stories about boxing and a staunch supporter of the PPBA and League.
Promoter wants judge banned after Darchinyan defeat
"It was one of the worst decisions I've ever witnessed in all my
years in boxing," Shaw told The Australian. "It was
just plain bad. ...