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Australian Michael Zerafa was knocked out by a Peter Quillin A roundhouse right in the fifth round of their super-middleweight bout on Saturday.... https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/29511847/aussie-boxer-zerafa-knocked-out-in-us/

KO,KO.KO night at Team Ellis's "once upon a time in the West"

held at La'Mour Receptions in St Albans

All Boxing fans watched a thrilling event where all results were KO's or TKO's

The venue was beautifully set up in wedding standard with comfortable tables and chairs.

Fights as they ran:

DIMITRY (Dominic) SHCHUKIN VS SHADY SOUIED  4 x 3 min    RESULT WIN BY SHADY BY TKO round 2

Both fighters gave it their all with Shady savagely attacking Dimitry however holding strong in round one.

At the start of round two a huge right by Dimitry put away his opponent with the ref wisely putting a stop to the fight.

 

CLINT ALDERTON VS PAUL WATSON 6 x 3min       RESULT WIN BY CLINT A. BY KO Round 1

Both fighters came into the ring with a KO win in mind as they displayed a slugfest during the short time they were in the ring. In just 1min 42 sec of the first round a huge left hook by Clint put his opponent down looking in a bad way

Watson's trainer Brian Butler timed well his throwing the towel in ensuring his charge won't get hurt any further.

In the ring, with tears in trainer Brian Butler's eyes, he announced the retirement from boxing of Paul Watson being very close to his family. It must have been a sad day for both trainer and boxer.

 

JUSTIN WHITEHEAD VS CLARENCE TILLMAN 4 x 3 min        RESULT WIN BY  JUSTIN W. BY KO round 3

Heavyweight Justin Whitehead a capable boxer with big scalps already under his belt at 107 kg, but not fought for some time, was matched with Clarence Tillman. Clarence a huge man at 133 kg with destroyer instinct and massive round arm punches, he also attacked with bolo punches mostly landing on the back of Justin's head which was the direction he ducked in to make the punch miss. This went on until 2m 10 sec of the third round when a massive right cross by Justin put Clarence down for the full count of a KO and much more, it looked dangerous as the doctor spent at least 10 minutes allowing Clarence to stand up.

 

MICHAEL SACCO VS JAKE GUTHERCOLE 6 x 3 min        RESULT MICHAEL S. WIN BY TKO round 1

Luckily a count of 8 knockdown was served before a second knockdown that ended the fight 33 seconds of round one by Michael Sacco.

Nothing of the fight is worth describing as it was over very quickly.

 

VICTORIAN SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

ANTHONY BUTTIGIEG VS FREDRICK TUKES 8 x 3 min       RESULT WIN BY ANTHONY B. BY TKO round 7

Anthony Buttigieg came out with lots of fiery attack punches and gave Fredrick no time to settle into the fight.

The first round was all made up by Anthony and as the fight went on Fredrick improved with some scientific improvement regarding defense. Anthony was a long range fighter and Freddy made the mistake of not crowding his opponent and changing to up close fighting, this happened throughout the fight of mainly 6 rounds. In the seventh round Fredrick slowed down and looked tired which signaled his trainer to throw the towel in.

 

Mundine camp fires back at Green
Danny Green was yesterday basking in some welcome Melbourne sun with a swollen right hand but otherwise satisfied that his first fight in 33 months had gone to plan.
However, his comments after Wednesday night’s unanimous points win over rough-and-ready Argentinian Roberto Bolonti have brought a strong response from Anthony Mundine’s camp...https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/29314925/mundine-camp-fires-back-at-green/?cmp=st

Leo Berry passes away

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we let you know that Leo Berry, aged 89, passed away peacefully
yesterday (15/07/15) surrounded by his family.
Leo Berry, was a doyen of Australian Boxing, coming up through the ranks as a boxer, and then training many
boxers to reach their potential over many years. He influenced many lives throughout this journey.
The founder of the famous Richmond Boxing Club some 58 years ago, his life is an integral part of the history &
fabric of the Richmond community. His contribution to boxing and voluntary service to the underprivileged & disadvantaged youth was unquestionable and second to none. His legacy will live on forever.
There will be many things said and written about Leo in the future but those of us who have been fortunate to know him and call him a friend, are truly much richer for the experience.
Our sincere condolences to Leanne, Jason, Brad, Brendan and extended families on the loss of their father. He
will be sadly missed by all that had the privilege to know him.
Rest in Peace Leo. (as written by his son on FB)
Leo Berry's Gym - Richmond Boxing Club

Young Victor remembers Leo Berry very well from the old days at the West Melbourne Stadium boxers change rooms and weigh-in area. Leo played a massive part in taming and improving the young larrikins that ventured the streets in my late 50's and early 60's time, the guys were those that some even carried guns.

A note by YV: I remember straightening one called candles at the Arcadia dance hall in High St. Thornbury in 1959

Browne relinquishes heavyweight title
Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne has given up his Commonwealth heavyweight title.
Browne, who was based in Perth until last year, became the first fighter from Australia to hold the crown in 122 years when he stopped Canada's Eric Bahoeli in April 2014.
But he has now decided to give it up in order to pursue other titles.... https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/28809500/browne-relinquishes-heavyweight-title/

Australian junior welterweight Michael Katsidis, one of boxing's most exciting action stars during his lightweight heyday -- 2007 to 2010 -- plans to fight ..

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

Browne relinquishes heavyweight title
Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne has given up his Commonwealth heavyweight title.
Browne, who was based in Perth until last year, became the first fighter from Australia to hold the crown in 122 years when he stopped Canada's Eric Bahoeli in April 2014.
But he has now decided to give it up in order to pursue other titles.... https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/28809500/browne-relinquishes-heavyweight-title/

Floyd Mayweather has been officially stripped by the World Boxing Organisation of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago during the “fight of the century’’..... http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/floyd-mayweather-stripped-of-wbo-welterweight-belt/story-e6frg7mf-1227432430532

Anthony Mundine challenges Floyd Mayweather to boxing match in bizarre open letter
Anthony Mundine has penned an unusual open letter to Floyd Mayweather, begging the boxing great to be his next opponent.
The Australian fighter pleaded to be considered for his final bout on September 12 in the emoji-filled piece, published on boxa.com.au on Monday.
He introduced himself as "the uncrowned best athlete of all time" before listing his achievements and making his case to Mayweather.
"I think you the best of our era & everybody wanna fight you - but I'm the wonder from down under & the only one that can solve the mayvinchi code!" Mundine wrote.... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-06/mundine-lays-down-challenge-mayweather-in-bizarre-letter/6599094

Maniatis: Aussies should support Danny Green comeback
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Melbourne-based Australian promoter Peter Maniatis talks to Fightnews about the comeback of former WBA light heavyweight/IBO cruiserweight champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KOs), who will clash with former world title challenger Tamas “Tomi Kid” Kovacs (26-1, 15 KOs) of Slovakia at the Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Victoria on August 19. Maniatis mentions he is proud to be working with Danny and his trainer Angelo Hyder and promises there will be a star-studded undercard featuring several up and coming boxers.... http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/maniatis-aussies-should-support-danny-green-comeback-296530

Browne: Wilder ain’t shit; he has no chin whatsoever!
Undefeated Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne responded to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, stating ‘his chin is nothing whatsoever.’
Browne released a video on his personal YouTube account while he was on his way to training – taunting his future adversary – also unbeaten in 34 fights with 33 knockouts.
http://thaboxingvoice.com/browne-wilder-aint-shit-he-has-no-chin-whatsoever/47182?var=no

Dunn defeats Bursak
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the vacant IBO world title 115-111, 115-111, 116-110, on Saturday at Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
Dunn took the eight count in round three from a right hand but gained control of the fight as he outworked Bursak consistently with accurate head and body combinations. Bursak came to fight but the Australian had superior power and ring skills.
Promoter Barry Michael is confident Dunn would also have the skills to defeat the WBO champion Arthur Abraham and is hopeful that a Dunn vs Abraham title bout will be negotiated soon.
In other action, super middleweight Renold Quinlan (8-1, 4 KOs) stopped Ricardo Ramallo (18-8-1, 13 KOs) in round one to capture the IBO International title. The referee called it off at 2:48.
Also, American super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jiminez (18-1, 12 KOs) scored a third round stoppage of Argentinian, Francisco Ramon Benitez (11-2,4KO) to win the UBF All Americas title.
Jayde Mitchell(3-0, 1 KO) scored a clear eight round decision over Mitchell Clark (6-1,2KO) for the Victorian State super middleweight title.
Scores 79-73, 77-75, 80-72.....http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/full-report-dunn-defeats-bursak-296383

Melbourne boxer Zac Dunn claims vacant IBO super-middleweight world title
MELBOURNE boxer Zac Dunn looks to have an exciting future after claiming the vacant IBO super-middleweight world title with a comfortable points victory over Ukrainian hard man Max Bursak.
Promoter Barry Michael was already at work on Sunday, only hours after Dunn took his career record to 18-0, to try to position the aggressive punching machine for a shot at the more recognised and lucrative WBO title, which goes on the line between German veterans Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz next month.
Bursak had made it known he believed he had been more or less guaranteed that opportunity if he beat Dunn at the Exhibition Building on Saturday night, but he lost by a margin of four points on all three judges’ cards.... http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/boxing-mma/melbourne-boxer-zac-dunn-claims-vacant-ibo-super-middleweight-world-title/story-fni2urrv-1227419124182

Sam Soliman denied by Dominic Wade in controversial bout
A CONTROVERSIAL knockdown call by the referee has cost Melbourne boxer Sam Soliman his fight against American Dominic Wade.
Wade, 25, remained unbeaten after 18 fights when two of the judges scored the 10 rounder in his favour and the other one had Soliman in front.... http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/boxing-mma/sam-soliman-denied-by-dominic-wade-in-controversial-bout/story-fni2urrv-1227417735589

Rising Australian middleweight slugger, Zac Dunn, to use opponent as stepping stone
ZAC Dunn never spends any more time in the ring than necessary.
The highly-promising Melbourne boxer has won all his 17 fights, 15 by knockout, with the average length of the contests less than four rounds.
But he is likely to have to work up a bigger sweat when he faces by far the toughest opponent of his career, Ukrainian Max Bursak, for the IBO super-middleweight world title at the Exhibition Building in Carlton on Saturday night.... http://www.news.com.au/sport/boxing/rising-australian-middleweight-slugger-zac-dunn-to-use-opponent-as-stepping-stone/story-fndkzthy-1227413627582

Danny Green announces boxing comeback
DANNY Green will fight Slovakian Tamas Kovacs in Melbourne in August but the four-time world champion says a rematch with Anthony Mundine remains his “end game”.
The 42-year-old announced the fight, his first since 2012, at Crown Casino in Melbourne on Wednesday, with the bout to take place at Hisense Arena on August 19.
Green said that he would have his hands full with the light heavyweight, who has a professional record of 26 wins and one loss, but has maintained his fighting weight since his last bout and still has a burning passion for the sport.
A rematch of his 2006 fight with Mundine, which he lost in a points decision, remains high on Green’s agenda....
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/danny-green-announces-boxing-comeback/story-fnlpdory-1227412794821

"World Title Fight" Zac "dynamo" Dunn vs Max Bursak"

Promoter Barry Michael's "TV Ringside"

On the 27th June a massively interesting fight will be taking place at the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

Zac "dynamo" Dunn holder of the WBO Oriental super middleweight title will be attempting to win the IBO Super Middleweight World Title against Max Bursak, a capable contender having just missed out on gaining the WBA International Middleweight Title but winning his last 2 fights since.

Bursak is from Kiev Ukraine, Dunn from Melbourne.... "tickets can be purchased from this page"..... https://www.facebook.com/ZacDunnBoxing/videos/441545642637079/

Australian boxer Daniel Geale loses to Miguel Cotto in WBC middleweight world title fight
Australia's Daniel Geale has suffered a brutal knockout loss to WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in New York.
Geale was taller, had a longer reach and weighed substantially more than the stocky Cotto when they met in the ring, in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Size did not matter for Cotto, the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world-titles in four different weight classes, knocking Geale down twice in the fourth round.... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-07/daniel-geale-fight/6528034

WBO #10 Caparello defeats Belghecham


By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBO #10 super middleweight Blake Caparello (21-1-1, 6 KOs) clearly outscored Affif Belghecham (21-8-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds at the Melbourne, Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday to capture the vacant PABA and WBO Oriental titles. The Australian 168 pound southpaw controlled most of the rounds as he consistently outworked the shorter Frenchman to win by scores of 99-92, 97-93, 97-93....WITH ALL FIGHTS CARD RESULTS  http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/wbo-10-caparello-defeats-belghecham-293606

Champion trainer Keith Ellis passes away.

YVB: R.I.P. to the Ellis family for the loss of Boxing Dynasty member, Boxing legend trainer and promoter, famously well known figure in our Australian Boxing world passed away this morning.

Former Super Featherweight World Champion Lester Ellis was at his bedside, Keith was his one time trainer and mentor as was Keith Ellis senior, also passed away earlier, father of Lester. (more to be added here soon)

 

 

 

Green and Mundine square off in social media battle
DANNY Green has taught long-time rival Anthony Mundine a lesson in literacy and respect on social media, after the former rugby league star turned super middleweight champion took to Facebook to slam Green’s fans about a possible rematch.
Mundine was in Green’s hometown Perth over the WA long weekend, re-sparking .... http://www.news.com.au/sport/boxing/green-and-mundine-square-off-in-social-media-battle/story-fndkzthy-1227377768988

Mundine on board for a special champion tribute
ONE of the biggest names in Australian boxing over the past decade will head to Toowoomba next month. http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/mundine-on-board-for-a-special-champion-tribute/2654867/

Alex Leapai v Manuel Charr: Aussie heavyweight outpointed over 10 rounds in Moscow bout
ALEX Leapai unloaded plenty of heavy punches in Moscow on Saturday but they weren’t enough to stop German giant Manuel Charr outpointing him over 10 rounds in a sometimes wild slugfest.
Leapai looked dangerous in the first half of the fight and competed on even terms but began to fade after the sixth round when jetlag and a lack of match fitness began to tell.
He had only arrived in Moscow on Wednesday afternoon after a long flight from Brisbane but still managed to push the 192cm strongman hard in the early going.....http://www.foxsports.com.au/more-sports/boxing/alex-leapai-v-manuel-charr-aussie-heavyweight-outpointed-over-10-rounds-in-moscow-bout/story-e6frf5h3-1227366108438

Fight of century becomes fight in court
Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Junior a fraud and want their money back.
At least 32 class action lawsuits allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12 lacklustre rounds that most fans thought didn't live up to the hype..... https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/28106303/fight-of-century-becomes-fight-in-court/

Aussie Josh King gets a go at the US Rogelio Casarez - TV Fights
co-main event, promising WBO #10 lightweight Josh King of Australia will make his US television debut in a regional title fight against Batesville, Arkansas’ Rogelio Casarez (9-3, 4 KOs).
29-year-old Josh King is from Townsville, Queensland, Australia. As a professional, he has already held the Australian Super Lightweight and WBF World Super Lightweight titles and is the current WBO Oriental Lightweight and WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight Champion. As an amateur, King was 50-15 and a five-time Australian and five-time Golden Gloves Champ, among many distinctions.

Leapai again eyes world boxing title
AAPMay 13, 2015, 8:58 am
Australian heavyweight boxer Alex Leapai is aiming for another world title shot after receiving career-saving eye surgery.
Revitalised after having eye cataracts removed, Leapai, 35, believes victory in May 22's bout with Lebanon's Manuel Charr in Moscow will put him back in world title contention following last year's loss to American Malik Scott.
The former Brisbane delivery van driver became the first Australian in more than 100 years to contest the world heavyweight boxing title when he took on champion Wladimir Klitschko last April.... https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/27880303/leapai-again-eyes-world-boxing-title/

How much money did Floyd Mayweather make vs Manny Pacquiao
GOING into last weekend’s “Fight of the Century” against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather was expected to earn more in one bout than any athlete ever had in a whole year.... http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/how-much-money-did-floyd-mayweather-make-vs-manny-pacquiao/story-fnlpdory-1227346641336

Manny Pacquiao has shoulder surgery
Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his injured right shoulder Wednesday following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing's richest fight ever..... http://www.vicnews.com/national/sport/302863951.html

Analysis - Injured Pacquiao faces possible sanctions
By Mark Lamport-Stokes
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fallout from the "Fight of the Century" became murkier on Monday with possible lawsuits in the works and Manny Pacquiao likely to face disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury.
Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to undefeated American.....https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/27627376/analysis-injured-pacquiao-faces-possible-sanctions/

 

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