Mayweather cements legacy with
By Steve Keating
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr cemented his
place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving
to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on
Saturday in a fight that lived up to its immense hype
and price tag.https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/27565388/mayweather-cements-legacy-with-pacquiao-win/
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision win against Manny
Pacquiao in today’s “Fight of the Century” was a fair
result — but the fight failed to deliver the decisive
outcome this rivalry deserves.
The judges scored the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112
in Mayweather’s favour and he was clearly the superior
But he also never hurt Pacquiao at any stage in a fight
that featured no knockdowns.
Former champ Oscar De La Hoya, who has fought both men,
apologised on behalf of the boxing world for the lack of
Mayweather fought the perfect fight in tune with his
ability and did not take any chances which may have
worked against him. People watching the fight all
thought the Pacman won on points but this was far from
it. The Pacman certainly did most of the work but this
does not mean he should get the pat. Without using a
card I saw Mayweather outboxing Pac for the first 2
rounds, Pacquiao did well to win the mid rounds and
thats because Mayweather saved his energy when realizing
the Pacman was spending his condition. In the later
rounds when the Pacman slowed down it was his turn to
perform to ensure he gets and stays in front. It was a
wonderful fight and I loved the way the fighters showed
massive respect for one another. A great show for the
game of boxing. I was amazed at the guys from Melton
calling me sir, goes to show that if you live a good
life and treat people well it pays off well eventually,
I had a great a time. by YV
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Dib to ponder boxing future after loss
Billy Dib will ponder his boxing future after he was
stopped in three rounds by Japan's WBC super
featherweight champion Takashi Miura in Tokyo on Friday
Klitschko defends heavyweight boxing
Wladimir Klitschko has easily outpointed a
game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion's
return to the United States, defending his heavyweight
titles with a unanimous decision.
Klitschko was in control from the outset in New York in
his 18th straight successful defence.
His jab and straight right hands kept Jennings from
getting inside, and the unbeaten American had little
chance of winning from distance.
The overwhelmingly pro-Klitschko crowd of 17,056 roared
loudly with every thundering punch by the champ.
They chanted Ukrainian slogans when he entered the arena
and when the decision was announced: 116-111 on two
cards, 118-109 on another....
Randy Petalcorin of the Philippines
successfully defended hi interim WBA World light
flyweight title in China April 24, 2015. -
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Bayless chosen to referee
Pacquiao-Mayweather fight + tickets issues
Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his licence to fight Manny
Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse.
Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s
richest fight ever....
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
Daniel Geale v Miguel Cotto: Aussie to
fight Puerto Rican middleweight star in New York
AUSTRALIAN boxer Daniel Geale is expected to announce
one of the biggest fights of his career this week, a
big-money match-up against Puerto Rican star Miguel
Cotto in New York in June.
WBC middleweight champion Cotto will defend his belt for
the first time against the 34-year-old Tasmanian at the
Barclays Center in Brooklyn - the home of the NBA’s
Brooklyn Nets - in a fight televised on HBO in the
Asis stops McKenzie; Bennett halts
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian based Filipino, Jack Asis (33-18-5, 18 KOs)
stopped Kye McKenzie (14-1, 12 KOs) in round eight of a
scheduled twelve round IBO 130 pound world title bout at
Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Referee Gary Dean
saved McKenzie from further punishment at 1-28 of round
eight when the Australian could not defend himself. The
fight had been contested on even terms but in round
eight Asis gained control and had McKenzie in trouble.
WBO #9 140 pounder Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (36-4-3, 28
KOs) stopped Pablo Martin Barboza (23-5, 9 KOs) in round
five of scheduled ten round bout. Bennett was the
aggressor from opening bell and at :22 of round five
referee John Gauchi crowned the Australian after the
Argentinian was counted out after being dropped by a
body shot. The 41-year-old Bennett failed to make the
135 pound weight limit so the vacant IBO title was not
up for grabs as originally was scheduled.....http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/asis-stops-mckenzie-bennett-halts-barboza-286103
Chad Bennett and Kye Mackenzie
challenge for IBO world titles
Boxing action this weekend brings fight fans to
Newcastle, as two fighters at very different points in
their careers challenge for IBO world titles....
Chagaev v Browne talks underway,
challenger wants home advantage
Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne is planning on becoming a
history maker and he wants to do it on home soil.
Australia has never had a world champion at heavyweight,
but Browne will get the opportunity to change that when
he meets WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev.
Browne was made the well-respected Uzbek's mandatory
challenger last month and negotiations are currently
underway, with the Sydney-native crossing his fingers
for a fight Down Under.....
Boxing can seriously damage your brain
but its a small price paid by a small percentage of
that are harmed
It gets you to become a respectful person in yourself
and gain respect by others.
It rises your health close to, if not the fittest
achievement of all sports.
Teaches self-discipline and respect other disciplined
It steers you away from smoking cigarettes, drugs and
alcohol as they are a dangerous combination to
mix with the sport.
One most important issue is that ex boxers are people
that know the power of their acquired deadly
punch by their own ability or or other boxers and steer
away from participation in fights out of the
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PETALCORIN ADDS AUSTRALIAN AWARD TO
HIS ‘BOXER OF THE YEAR’ ACCOLADE AT THE ‘FLASH’ ELORDE
ANNUAL BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS
WBA light flyweight Interim champion Randy “Razor”
Petalcorin has won an award from the Australian National
Boxing Federation for winning the title last year in
Shanghai, China with a rousing 7th round TKO over
Panama’s Walter Tello.
Petalcorin’s award was accepted on his behalf by his
co-manager and multi-titled Australian promoter Peter
Maniatis who thanked Ultratune CEO Sean Buckley and the
Sanman Gym of the Manangquil brothers of General Santos
Lucas Browne waiting for world title
The undefeated Lucas Browne is hoping for a major title
shot this year. At the same time, Browne would have the
chance to become the first Australian to be named a
heavyweight champion of the world....
Pacquiao starts well in pre-Mayweather
Los Angeles (AFP) - Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao
enjoyed a strong first day of sparring Tuesday in
preparation for his May 2 showdown with unbeaten US
rival Floyd Mayweather.....
A final message of love for her
champion Braydon Smith
BOXER Braydon Smith’s “big heart” has been donated to
save another person’s life.
The young Toowoomba fighter, 23, died in hospital on
Monday after collapsing following a title fight in the
Darling Downs city on Saturday night.
His father and trainer Brendon told Facebook followers
of the family’s Smithy’s Gym that his late son had
become an organ donor.
“Yes! my son’s heart was big enough to give to the world
and he did just that at 3am this morning,” Mr Smith
posted on Tuesday.
“Helping people to the very end. We love you Brayd!!!!”
Friends expressed their admiration for the gesture in
tributes on the Smithy’s Gym Facebook page.
“Whoever has his heart will be blessed with the heart of
a champion for many, many years mate,” wrote Shannon
“Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, RIP
Braydon, a true gentleman, a credit to himself, boxing,
family and friends.”....
Qld champion boxer Brayd Smith dies
from fight injury
Australian boxing has been rocked with the news young
Queensland fighter Brayd Smith died today following a
bout in Toowoomba on Saturday night.
The 23-year-old featherweight collapsed an hour or so
after losing a tough 10-round points decision to Filipno
John Moralde at Toowoomba’s Rumours International.
He was taken to hospital in Toowoomba, before being
transferred to Brisbane where he was placed on a life
support machine, but never regained consciousness....
RIP Brayd Smith
Condolences from YoungVictorBoxing to
his whole family with hope that they will recover from
this horrific event
MORALDE’S AUSSIE OPPONENT FIGHTING FOR
In a battle of undefeated fighters in which 20 year old
Filipino John Vincent Moralde stunned favored 23 year
old Australian Brayd Smith to win the WBC Asia Boxing
Council Continental featherweight title in Smith’s
hometown of Toowoomba, Queensland on Saturday, Smith was
flown to a hospital in Brisbane after he collapsed while
talking to some friends 30 minutes after the fight.
Multi-titled Australian promoter Peter Maniatis informed
the New Standard/Viva Sports that Smith had “undergone
two operations today (Sunday) and is now on a life
Maniatis said Smith who is a lawyer, complained of a
headache and collapsed and was rushed to Brisbane on a
Maniatis said Smith had a blood clot in his brain.
Moralde and his team didn’t know about the tragic
situation of Smith whose manager/agent Brendon Smith is
also the trainer of Michael Katsidis, as they were en
route back to the Philippines.
It was Moralde’s first fight abroad but the promising
youngster who is handled by youthful Jim Claude
Manangquil showed no signs of nerves as he out-boxed
Smith who was a noted puncher but couldn’t land a big
shot while Moralde nailed the more experienced Aussie
with some excellent combinations.
Moralde received the nod of all three judges by wide
margins of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
Aussie boxer Tomlinson loses to Vargas
Will Tomlinson's hopes of securing a super featherweight
boxing title shot have hit an impassable Mexican
The Australian was stopped in eight rounds by unbeaten
Francisco Vargas in San Antonio, Texas on Friday
Vargas, the No.1 ranked contender in the WBC and WBO and
rated No.4 by the IBF, retained his WBO International
and NABF titles with an impressive performance.
The 30-year-old champion pummelled the brave challenger
with plenty of power shots before finally knocking him
down halfway through the eighth round.
Australia’s Will Tomlinson faces
ferocious Francisco Vargas in Texas
AUSSIE slugger Will Tomlinson has taken a rocky track to
the top of world boxing and will be doing everything he
can to stop Mexican Francisco Vargas derailing his
ambitions in Texas on Thursday (Australian time).
“El Bandido” Vargas, a Mexican Olympian and the No. 1
ranked junior-lightweight contender for the WBC and WBO
world titles, is undefeated in 22 fights and has
promised to throw everything at the powerful Melbourne
Zou defeated, but China and Tso go on
Macau (Macau) (AFP) - Double Olympic champion Zou
Shiming's failure to win the IBF flyweight world title
on Saturday does not mean China's dream of having a
professional world champion is over, says veteran
promoter Bob Arum.https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/26556973/zou-defeated-but-china-and-tso-go-on/
Perth boxer Dawson beaten in three
Daniel Dawson's hopes of securing a second crack at the
WBO light-middleweight title were snuffed out in three
rounds in Macau on Saturday night.
The 36-year-old Perth fighter was looking to put himself
in the frame for another world title tilt by defeating
highly-rated American Glen Tapia.
But Tapia, 25, was too good as he became only the second
fighter to halt Dawson in 46 fights.
WBO #12 Dunn smashes WBC #14 Berrocal
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
WBO #12 Zac Dunn (17-0, 15 KOs) stopped WBC #14 Beibi
Berrocal (14-3, 14 KOs) in round two of a scheduled
twelve round WBO Oriental super middleweight title bout
at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria,
Australia on Friday. Dunn and Berrocal were exchanging
solid punches when the Colombian was visibly hurt and
was in no condition to defend himself when the referee
saved Berrocal from further punishment. Time 2:41. “Dunn
will challenge for the IBO world title in 2015 and we
will target WBO champion Arthur Abraham for the
championship after he wins IBO title,” said promoter
Barry Michael afterward. “Respected American boxing
agent, Don Majeski is working with us to help Zac
receive a world title opportunity.”....
Lucas Browne About To Make History
Again.. “Big Daddy” Browne named mandatory for Ruslan
It has been a long, painful and sometimes frustrating
road for Browne, however now his faith in his own
ability and destiny has been repaid after WBA chairman
Gilberto Mendoza mandated on Wednesday that Chagaev’s
representatives have 30 days to negotiate the fight with
Although Lucas is a very approachable and pleasant man
outside the ring he looks like he’d eat your Granny in
Jeff Fenech confident Lucas ‘Big
Daddy’ Browne can overcome Ruslan Chagaev
TRAINER Jeff Fenech says the power of his fighter Lucas
“Big Daddy” Browne will be enough to overcome the
experience of World Boxing Association heavyweight champ
Ruslan Chagaev when they clash later this year.
The WBA Championships Committee has ordered Chagaev to
defend against the hulking Aussie and to begin
negotiations immediately for their mandatory fight.....
AUSTRALIAN STANDOUT AND TITLE CHALLENGER WILL TOMLINSON
LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORK-OUT QUOTES
lightweight title challenger "Wild" Will Tomlinson
hosted a Los Angeles media work-out at Westside Boxing
Club on Tuesday, Feb. 24 before his championship bout
against Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas in San Antonio,
Texas on March 12. The title fight will also be
televised live on HBO Latino® Boxing.
Pacquiao says Mayweather bout 'like
any other fight'
General Santos (Philippines) (AFP) - Philippine boxing
hero Manny Pacquiao may be facing the biggest fight of
his career in undefeated rival Floyd Mayweather but he
said on Sunday he is taking it all in his stride.
"This is just like any other fight I had before," he
told reporters as he went through his regular training
regimen in his home town of General Santos in the
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao
boxing fight to finally go ahead in May after five-year
Floyd Mayweather Jr celebrates his win over Canel
Alvarez in their WBC/WBA title fight in 2013.
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr will take on Manny Pacquiao
in Las Vegas in one of the biggest boxing fights in
The long-awaited mega bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr.
and Manny Pacquiao, which has been more than five years
in the making, will take place in Las Vegas on May 3
(Australian time), Mayweather announced on Saturday.
A duel between the defence-minded Mayweather and the
aggressive Pacquiao, the biggest drawcards of their
generation, has been savoured by boxing fans, if only to
decide the mythical title of the world's best
Sakio Bika to fight Canada's Stevenson
for WBC Light Heavyweight title
Australian boxer Sakio Bika is set to take on Canada's
Adonis Stevenson, who is defending his World Boxing
Council light-heavyweight champion title.
Cameroon-born Australian Sakio Bika will challenge World
Boxing Council light-heavyweight champion Adonis
Stevenson on April 4 at Quebec City....
Egberime-Cuevas added to Arizona card
Welterweight Solomon Egberime (22-4, 11 KOs), a 2000
Olympian from Nigeria and former Australian super
lightweight and welterweight beltholder, will be
fighting Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (17-12, 15 KOs) in
an eight-rounder on the March 13 card at the We Ko Pa
Resort in Fort McDowell, Scottsdale, Arizona....
FLOYD MAYWEATHER ONE STEP CLOSER TO
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao said a much-anticipated
fight with unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather was "near"
after he agreed to a key demand to undergo drug testing.
The eight-division world champion said negotiations were
nearly complete after he dropped his opposition to drugs
screening - and even suggested a $5 million fine if he
Floyd Mayweather Jr Denied Visa for
Floyd Mayweather Jr’s proposed two-day trip to
Australia has been put on hold after the boxing champion
was denied a visa.
The 37-year-old was due to arrive in the country later
this week for a series of exclusive events and
promotional activities. However, it has now been
revealed that Mayweather will not be granted a visa
because of his previous criminal offences for domestic
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
agree to start talks over £200m mega-fight after meeting
at NBA game in Miami
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather met at Miami vs
They sat across the court from each other during the
The pair had a short conversation at half-time and
Mayweather is expected to announce his next fight for
May 2 this week.
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Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen
both win boxing bouts on Footy Show Fight Night
Beautiful Family Story:
No chance of pairing boxing's father
and son, Kali and Willis Meehan, in ultimate family bout
(Please note that Kali fought Lamond Brewster and seemed
robbed for the WBO World Heavyweight Title and not his
Kali and Willis Meehan created history of sorts by
becoming a father-and-son combination ranked in
Australia's top 12 heavyweight fighters, but promoters,
be warned, you'll be wasting time trying to tempt the
pair to engage in what would be billed boxing's ultimate
Kali, 44, was ranked in the Australian National Boxing
Federation's December ratings as the nation's third best
heavyweight while 19-year-old Willis, who is playing
league for the Sydney Roosters, was 11th.
Willis, who many believe was robbed of the WBO
heavyweight champion's crown when he fought Lamond
Brewster for Don King in 2004, shook his head at the
notion of ever punching-on against his "little" boy.....
Boxing champ Mayweather coming to
The world’s best pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather
could use his first Australian visit next week, to let
the world know if he will finally agree to a long
awaited and much anticipated fight with fellow superstar
Fight toughest yet for SBW
Win against seasoned Chauncy Welliver offers dual-code
star respect in boxing arena
Sonny Bill Williams trains with Tony Mundine for the
January 31 bout. Williams says he'll be leaning on his
athleticism to get him through. Picture / Nick Reed
Sonny Bill Williams trains with Tony Mundine for the
January 31 bout. Williams says he'll be leaning on his
athleticism to get him through. Picture / Nick Reed
Sonny Bill Williams is readying himself for the toughest
fight of his boxing career and looking to earn respect
when he steps into the ring to take on experienced
American southpaw Chauncy Welliver this month....
Boxing champ Mayweather coming to Oz
Adrian Warren January 20, 2015, 3:35 pm
The world's best pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather
could use his first Australian visit next week, to let
the world know if he will finally agree to a long
awaited and much anticipated fight with fellow superstar
Mayweather, who presently holds welterweight and super
welterweight world titles, will make dinner and
nightclub appearances in Sydney and Melbourne on January
29 and January 30 respectively.
The 37-year-old American is unquestioningly the dominant
boxer of the modern era, having won a stack of world
titles across five weight divisions from super
featherweight to super welterweight .....
WBA Oceania junior welter weight champion Kris
George will make his first title defence against New
Zealand's Anthony 'TNT' Taylor.
Taylor is the
current New Zealand Welter weight Champion. His only
loss in eleven fights as a pro was a majority points
decision against highly rated Australian Brandon
Ogilvie. Since the loss to Ogilvie Taylor has been on a
roll - winning six straight,three by knock out and three
by unanimous decision. In those bouts that went the
distance - on the official judges score cards the Kiwi
was only adjudged to have lost three rounds out of a
total of 18.....
Floyd Mayweather promotional tour
stuck in holding pattern
Organisers of a potential Australian visit from boxer
Floyd Mayweather will know within 48 hours if the boxing
superstar will hit our shores at the end of January.
It had been reported that the unbeaten Mayweather,
widely regarded as the premier pound-for-pound boxer in
the world, had been confirmed for a three-city, east
coast promotional tour later this month but a number of
details remain to be ironed out between the parties....http://www.smh.com.au/sport/boxing/floyd-mayweather-promotional-tour-stuck-in-holding-pattern-20150119-12tj1j.html
Wilder dethrones Stiverne in
Las Vegas (AFP) - Deontay Wilder claimed the World
Boxing Council heavyweight title with a dominating
12-round decision over Bermane Stiverne, becoming the
first American to hold a major heavyweight crown since
Wilder won easily on all three judges scorecards
Saturday in a fight that many were surprised went the
distance instead of ending with the knockout finish that
both fighters had predicted.
(YVB: opinion: This may be the fighter to dethrone
Vladimir Klitchco in the WBC Super heavyweight title).....
Muhammad Ali back in hospital
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is back in the hospital
following treatment for a severe urinary tract
infection, his second stint in the hospital in the past
Floyd Mayweather may be banned from
promotional tour of Australia
Moves to bring Floyd Mayweather to Australia for a
promotional tour in January hinge on the boxing champion
being granted an entry visa, with his extensive criminal
history a substantial stumbling block for organisers.....
Pacquiao agrees to fight Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday,
preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss
Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems
entirely up to Floyd Mayweather.
Promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao has agreed to all terms
for what would be boxing's richest fight ever, a bout
with Mayweather that fans have been demanding for five
The question now is whether the long-reluctant
Mayweather will finally sign on the dotted line for what
could be an astonishing $US120 million ($A130 million)
payday for the fighter.
Young Victor thinks that the fight is 5 years too late
and that Mayweather will benefit by the time difference......
John Ryder ready to impress when he
faces Australian on bumper London bill
John Ryder hopes to make a statement to his middleweight
rivals when he faces Les Sherrington on a big-name
The 26-year-old Islington man has responded with four
wins after his unbeaten record was ended by a narrow
points defeat against Billy Joe Saunders in 2013....
Tributes paid to Rochdale boxer Johnny
Butterworth following his death aged 82
The lightweight fought across the UK, France, Australia
and California in a nine-year, 55 fight professional
"See more below by Young Victor"
Luke Jackson fight for Australian
Featherweight title confirmed
TASMANIAN professional boxer Luke Jackson will travel to
Queensland and fight for the Australian Featherweight
title in March....
Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalised
Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed
location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team
of doctors and remains in stable condition, spokesman
Bob Gunnell said.
Quade Cooper and Sonny Bill tee up
December 19, 2014
Quade Cooper and Sonny Bill Williams address the press,
Sydney, December 19, 2014
Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper are going to be
back in the boxing ring © Getty Images
Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper will be back in the
boxing ring on January 31 for a 'fight night' in Sydney.
Boxing legend Johnny Butterworth
passed away overnight
18th Dec. 2014
The message to Young Victor was:
Just received this message from the UK:
Rochdale boxing Legend Johnny Butterworth passed away last night.
Go easy on them up there Johnny and god bless you.
SEE VIDEO BRACKEN VS BUTTERWORTH
I remember we had an exhibition fight at the Frankston
Hotel in 1960.
Johnny was retired as he
had been banned from boxing in the UK and came over to
Australia to do pretty well beating the Australian
Champion George Bracken and fighting Aldo Pravisani,
David Oved, Alfie O'Sullivan, Steve Nitties, Auburn
Copeland. Gary Cowburn and others. he finished his
career in OZ and is recommended as an inductee to the ANBHOF by the writer Young Victor having been a sparring
partner of over 500 rounds and having improved from
fighting 3 rounders to a main event level and promised a
Vic title shot if he had won his fight with Pasquale
RIP - Condolences to
Johnny's family in the UK by YV and the ANBHOF and all
boxing fans in Australia having produced some of the
great fights at Festival Hall. Johnny's record.....
Aussie 2014 Review
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Review of Australian activity during 2014 of Australia’s
world rated boxers also prospects and leading promoters
Amputee boxer Jesse Vosseler turns
Despite losing his leg to cancer at 16, Brisbane boxer
Jesse Vosseler rolled with the punches and has now
joined the ranks of Australia's professional boxing
Vosseler turned professional after defeating competitor
Jesse Saavedra at Ipswich's Big Fight Night competition
at the Grand Hotel in Yamanto on November 19.
Becoming professional has proven a long road, after
having his leg amputated from the knee down as a result
of a cancerous tumour.......
Young Victor's brief opinion: This is a crazy move as
allowing an amputee to fight in a ring with a
professional boxer will place him in a dangerous state
as the addition of a solid leg replacement to his body
will more than likely cause unexpected harm.
Boxing star Pacquiao says Mayweather
has 'nowhere to run'
Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao vowed to
chase Floyd Mayweather into ring submission after his US
rival offered to fight him next year in a blockbuster
world title face-off.
"He (Mayweather) has reached a dead end. He has nowhere
to run but to fight me," Pacquiao told AFP late
Saturday, hours after the undefeated Mayweather issued
the May 2 challenge on US television.
The two were long-time rivals as the "best
pound-for-pound" boxers of their generation, but the
dream fight has never materialised to the disappointment
of the boxing world...
Mayweather says he wants Pacman on May 2
Los Angeles (AFP) - US boxer Floyd Mayweather says he
is willing to fight Manny Pacquiao next May in a
blockbuster world title fight but only if he receives a
much bigger share of the purse.
Speaking to Showtime Sports on Friday night, Mayweather
said he wants his next fight to be against Filipino star
Pacquiao, who is coming off an impressive win over Chris
Algieri last month in Macau, China.
The 37-year-old Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) said his is
ready to reach out to Pacquiao's people with the hope
that the expected richest fight in boxing history can be
held on May 2nd.....
Aussie boxer knocked out in Russia
Aussie fighter Ben McCulloch has been knocked out in the
second round by Russian boxer Fedor Chudinov in Moscow.....
“Wild” Will Tomlinson is on the path
Carving his name into the American boxing scene,
Tomlinson made a stellar live television debut on
Thursday night, downing experienced Mexican, Miguel
Zamudio, with a final round knockout.
It was in important end-of-year victory for one
Bairnsdale’s biggest sporting exports, needing the
victory to ensure his promoter, Golden Boy, would remain
“Wild” Will now remains a chance to fight for a world
title from one of the major governing bodies.....
Jeff Fenech to be honoured by WBC as
its greatest featherweight boxer of the past 30 years
AUSTRALIA’S most successful boxer Jeff Fenech will be
honoured by the World Boxing Council in Las Vegas this
weekend as its greatest featherweight of the last 30
Fenech will join other boxing greats including Mike
Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran,
Marvin Hagler and Oscar De La Hoya at the annual WBC
convention at the Mirage Hotel and Casino where the
Australian fought his epic and controversial 12-round
draw with Azumah Nelson in 1991.....
Lucas Browne v Joseph Parker the 'Bledisloe
NEW ZEALAND’S undefeated world No. 10 heavyweight Joseph
Parker sent out a chilling warning to Australia’s top
heavyweight Lucas ``Big Daddy’’ Browne last week but the
big Aussie says he’s not exactly shaking in his boots.....
Win No.22 for 'Big Daddy' Browne
Unbeaten heavyweight Lucas Browne stayed on track for a
future shot at the world heavyweight title with a
stoppage of NZ-based journeyman Chauncy Welliver in
Former Northbridge bouncer Browne, now trained by Jeff
Fenech in Sydney, banged home a series of right hands to
close the left eye of the oversized Welliver, forcing
the referee and ringside doctor to intervene at the end
of the fifth round.
"Big Daddy" Browne, who defended his WBC Eurasian
Pacific and WBA Intercontinental titles, took his
perfect record to 22-0, with 19 of those wins coming
Aussie boxing climbing off the canvas
Wins to Billy Dib and Jeff Horn have continued the
late-year revival of Australian boxing following a mid-year
run of defeats in big fights.
A string of strong recent performances has Australian boxing
looking distinctly chipper heading into Christmas after a
disastrous mid-year run of losses.
Former featherweight world champion Billy Dib and
world-ranked Australian welterweight Jeff Horn - probably
the hottest Australian prospect of the last two decades -
both won on Saturday night.
Their convincing stoppage wins over Brazilian opponents
continued an encouraging end to a year which loomed as
Australian boxing's annus horribilis......
Anthony Mundine shows fighting spirit to win split decision over Sergey Rabchenko
ANTHONY Mundine showed a huge fighting heart to score one of the most important wins of his career against World No.2 light-middleweight Sergey Rabchenko at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena...... http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/boxing-mma/anthony-mundine-shows-fighting-spirit-to-win-split-decision-over-sergey-rabchenko/story-fni2urrv-1227121336779
AUSTRALIA’S newest world boxing champion
Randy Petalcorin outboxed and outsmarted his opponent by
a mile and did Australia proud.
Aussie world champ Randy Petalcorin looks
for Manny Pacquiao chance
He is hoping to make the first defence of
his WBA Interim world light-flyweight title on the
undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s next superfight.
Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight crown against
slick, undefeated Chris Algieri in Macau and
Petalcorin’s promoter Peter Maniatis is working to get
his Melbourne-based fighter a start on the same show.
Pacquiao was ringside to congratulate Petalcorin after
the 22-year-old Filipino stopped Panama’s Walter Tello
in the seventh round in Shanghai, China last week.
VIDEO: Randy Petalcorin wins WBA Interim world
Petalcorin, a hard-hitting southpaw, has been living at
Maniatis’s house in Yarraville for the last 14 months
and is now seeking permanent residency in Australia.
His two fights before winning the world title were held
He has an outstanding record with 22 wins (17 by KOs)
and a draw in 24 pro fights stretching back to 2009 and
fought for the world title as a registered boxer with
Victoria’s Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board.
Pacquiao and Petalcorin are both from General Santos
City in the Philippines,
``Manny Pacquiao was very impressed with Randy in
Shanghai,’’ Maniatis said. ``He was ringside along with
his trainer Freddie Roach and his promoter Bob Arum.
``Everyone agreed that in Randy a new star has been
Petalcorin is a pocket rocket at 155cm and 49kg.
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Former Australian champion now wanted on terrorism
By David Finger
The tragedy that is the Civil War in Syria and Iraq has an
unfortunate connection to the sport of boxing, as one of the most
notorious terrorists to emerge in the horrific conflict is radical
Islamic jihadist Mohammed Elomar. Elomar, a citizen of Australia,
has quickly emerged as one of the most recognizable faces in the
conflict, prompting Australian Attorney-General George Brandis to
describe Elomar, and other Australians like him the “biggest threat
to Australian national security.”.....
PETALCORIN FIGHTS TELLO FOR WBA
INTERIM LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE
Hard-hitting Filipino southpaw Randy “Razor”
Petalcorin (L) will fight Panama’s Walter Tello (R) for
the WBA light flyweight Interim title at the new
Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on August 26.
The 22 year old Petalcorin who has a record of 21-1-1
with 16 knockouts is ranked No. 2 by the WBA while the
27 year old Tello who is ranked No. 6 has a record of
20-7 with 8 knockouts is an experienced fighter who has
fought three times for world titles, his last attempt
being against Peru’s Alberto Rossel against whom he
dropped a close twelve round unanimous decision on March
Gennady Golovkin inflicts brutal TKO
on Daniel Geale in third round of middleweight world
Geale ran head long into the Mike Tyson of the
middleweight division at Madison Square Garden, going
down in a brutal third-round knockout.
Blake Caparello the next IBO Light
By Young Victor
Australian and IBO International Champion Blake
Caparello will be fighting the WBO world light
heavyweight title holder Sergey Kovalev 2nd August at
Revel Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Both fighters are unbeaten and although Kovalev's
team think they have picked an easy target by choosing
Blake as thier next opponent, they may be in for a big
Young Victor expects our fighter to win on points and
expects Blake Caparello to be our next World champion.
Blake has had a very well prepared upward path the
ladder helped along by his manager/trainer Sam Labruna
and is now ready for the big time fights in the World
Blake has a unique style of fighting which opponents
find hard to work out, it has brought him this far, he
is now at the fringe of his destination and he needs his
skill to work against the elite professionals.
His most difficult time is now and his future success
will be proven by his upcoming fights.
Blake Caparello said "Sergey Kovalev has power but I
don't fear him. I wanted to fight Kovalev because he is
the best in the division and he is the man I want to
Ricky Hatton gives his Australian
charges advice on boxing – and life
Ricky Hatton says a boxer must train hard and bond
with fans. "I’m always humble," he says. "No airs 'n'
Billy Dib outpoints Mexican Alberto
Garza in Connecticut
AUSTRALIA’S Billy Dib has started on the long road back
towards another world title, outpointing Mexican Alberto
Garza in Connecticut today.
Dib won a 10-round unanimous decision with the three
judges scoring 98-91 and 96-93 (twice) against a rugged
It was Dib’s first fight since the former IBF world
featherweight champion was stopped in a rematch with
Russian slugger Evgeny Gradovich in Macau in November.
Gradovich had taken his world title in a big upset
earlier in the year.
Dib now has 37 wins in 40 fights (21 wins by KO).
RUNDOWN OF AUSSIES IN WORLD TITLE FIGHTS
MALVERN TOWN HALL RESULTS
Promoter Peter Maniatis 27th Jun 2014
ZERAFA COASTS TO A WIN
By Young Victor
Michael Zerafa (15-0, 7 KOs)
outpointed Joe (sugar) Rea (9-14-1, 4 KOs) easily but did at
times take risks.
The first round started slow with Zerafa throwing accurate
straight lefts and rights feeling into the fight, a small
exchange of punches did take place.
The second round a hard telling straight left by the local
started a good exchange by both.
Rea started the round with good combinations and Zerafa
looked a little open to this but he immediately took to good
boxing and finished the round in front.
Good pace was maintained throughout the 4th. with Zerafa
keeping his lead.
Rea put more pace into the 5th. and caught Michael with a
couple of telling punches causing him to make signs of not
Round 6 the pace slowed down both having a rest but suddenly
Zerafa landed two beautiful right hands which put Rea into a
back off mode for the rest of the round.
In round 7 Rea showed some experienced tactics not usually
seen locally but Zerafa handled them well which kept him
very well ahead on points.
The last round showed Zerafa using great footwork and
staying at a distance but landing very speedy straight lefts
While this was on Rea knew he had to land a knockout punch
to save the fight and hard he tried but to no avail.
Scores Tony Marretta 79-73, Andrew
Campbell 79-73, Mark Cook 80-72.
Talking to Joe Rea after the fight, said he is desperately
looking for a job if he is to stay in Australia.
In the main supporting
contest, light heavyweight Manny Vlamis (13-3, 9 KOs)
outscored John Roll (3-4-1, 1 KO) over eight rounds. Scores
79-73, 78-74, 79-74. Vlamis only losses were to Togassilmo
Letoa in 2012 and to Johaness Mwetupunga in 2009 also Kashif
Mumtaz in 2008.
Pierre Karam (19-4-4, 6 KOs) outpointed Komgrit Nanakorn
(17-22, 7 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores 80-73, 79-73,
Martin Toma (1-1-0) outpointed Yodmingkol Singmanasak
(12-14-1, 7 KOs) over four rounds. Scores 40-36, 40-36,
Alex Don (5-0, 2 KOs) stopped Terry DeHaan (3-6-0) in round
three of a scheduled four. DeHaan retired at the end of
Steve Attard (4-0-2, 1 KO) outpointed Ben Harvie (1-3) over
four rounds. Scores 40-37, 40-36, 40-36.
Billy Dib to re build his career
Former featherweight world boxing champion Billy Dib has
learnt from his mistakes and is eager to prove himself
as a super featherweight in the US this week. Read more:
FLETCHER LANDS WORLD TITLE FIGHT
Australian boxer Jarrod Fletcher knows it
may seem like he's fighting the whole of Brooklyn when
he seeks his first world title in New York.
The 2008 Olympian meets American Daniel Jacobs for the
vacant WBA middleweight championship at Brooklyn's
Barclays Center on August 9.
Brooklyn born and based, Jacobs has racked up five
knockout wins since returning from a 19-month layoff to
"I know that the hometown crowd will be in Jacob's
corner, but that's fine," said Fletcher, who is on a
six-fight winning streak of his own.
"I intend on having my hand raised."
Fletcher's 18-1 record includes 10 knockouts, compared
to Jacobs' 27-1 with 24 knockouts.
"This whole comeback has been a dream so far, and what
better way to keep it going than with a world title
fight?" Jacobs said.
"This is the fight I've been waiting for and no one will
keep me from that belt."
Caparello lands world title fight
Melbourne's Blake Caparello is the
latest Australian boxer to land a huge international
The unbeaten 27-year-old will face World
Boxing Organisation light-heavyweight champion Sergey
Kovalev (24 wins, one draw) in Atlantic City on August 2
(August 3 WA time).
It's a massive jump for Caparello (19 wins, one draw) to
go in against the big-punching Russian but his manager
Brendan Bourke says he is undaunted.
"He's a slick boxer and will ask him a lot of
questions," Bourke said. "He's not going to allow
Kovalev to come straight forward."
Caparello's world title shot follows on from Sam Soliman
defeating IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm in
Germany, while also at 160lb Daniel Geale challenges
Gennady Golovkin for the WBA 'super' title and Jarrod
Fletcher faces Danny Jacobs for the WBA 'regular' belt,
both in New York.
WBC super-middleweight Sakio Bika is ready to announce
his next defence in the next few weeks, while Perth
light-middleweight Daniel Dawson is also set for a
massive contest in America.
He is near naming the date of his clash against former
WBA champion Austin Trout, believed to be in early
as seen on
IBF announce Joel Brunker for
World featherweight title eliminator
Rated inside the top 15 of all
four major sanctioning bodies, and #3 with the
IBF, the immediate future of Joel Brunker became
much clearer with Friday's official announcement
from the New Jersey offices of the IBF.
Daniel Geale earns another
shot at a world title after securing bout with
Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden
THE unsung hero of Australian
boxing, Daniel Geale, has earned another shot at
a legitimate world title with the former
middleweight champion set to meet WBA and IBO
belt-holder Gennady Golovkin at New York’s
Madison Square Garden on July 26.
Regarded as one of world sport’s most brilliant
theatres, Geale has earned an opportunity to
reassert himself as one of the best middleweight
boxers of his generation against the dangerous
Golovkin on a stage made famous by many of
boxing biggest names. READ MORE
Jarrod Fletcher is closer to
his entitlement of a world title fight
WBA International Middleweight
champion Jarrod Fletcher has been lined up to
fight Daniel Jacobs for the World Middleweight
Title with the date yet to be announced.
Jarrod with a record of 18 wins 1
loss is qualified for this fight as seen
in an open letter by his manager and Melbourne
promoter of FightCard Promotions Adam Wilcock.
Sam Soliman beats Felix Sturm
to become new IBF Middleweight champion
Sam Soliman’s lifetime dream came through in
Germany this morning when he beat local hero
Felix Sturm to win the IBF middleweight
championship of the world.
from YVB and all Aussie followers
RIP Coz Brizzi
Brizzi a very respected man in our great game of
boxing seen here with brother Ben another highly
respected man passed away. Condolences from us
FRIDAY NIGHT'S FIGHTS
Middleweight Michael ‘Pretty Boy’ Zerafa (14-0, 7 KOs) will
look to extend his unbeaten record when he faces battle
tested Joe ‘Sugar’ Rea (9-13-1, 4 KOs) over eight rounds
this Friday night at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne,
After scoring an impressive victory over unbeaten Luke Sharp
in February, Zerafa will look to solidify his position as
one of the best prospects in Victorian boxing, with a view
to really step up his level of opposition this year. In
fighting Rea, he faces a legitimate challenge with a fighter
who has taken to the ring against world class middleweights
Martin Murray, Patrick Nielsen and Gregorz Proksa.
The bout between Zerafa and Rea headlines a seven bout card
hosted by Peter Maniatis Promotions. Zerafa and Rea will
compete for the Bob Rose Cup, one of Victorian boxing’s most
recognised trophies, with Zerafa having won it twice,
including last year over Sydneysider Rey Anton Olarte.
The card also sees former WBA top 10 rated light heavyweight
Manny Vlamis (12-3, 9 KOs) continue his comeback against
Kiwi John Roil (3-3-1, 1 KO) and former Detroit Kronk Gym
trainer fighter Pierre Karam (18-4-1, 6 KOs) returns to the
ring after three and a half years out of action against Thai
Komgrit Nanakorn (17-21, 7 KOs).
Other fighters competing on the card include Joel Camilleri,
David Galvin, Yodmongkol Singmanasak and Alex Don.
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Talks under way again to stage
rematch between Anthony Mundine and Danny Green
TALKS are under way again to stage possibly the biggest
grudge match in Australian boxing history — a rematch
between bitter old rivals Anthony Mundine and Danny
Main event between Randy Petalcorin Ophat
Niamprem for the PABA light flyweight title
Randy Petalcorin made a quick job of beating capable Ophat
Niamprem 1min 12 sec into the second round after a flurry of
punches which overpowered Niamprem won Randy the PABA title.
Randy managed by the promoter Peter Maniatis is now ready
for a shot at a world title.
"Congratulations" Blake Caparello will
be a Light Heavyweight World Champion
As YVB has predicted Blake is still heading up to the
elite area of world champions.
Blake happens to be the cousin of my best friend at 17
y/o Noel Rowlands, his brother Max Rowlands in our West
and North Melbourne gallivanting days. He is a nice boy
and deserves all he gets as long as he keeps his mind on
the right track.
Blake's family are his best fans and support him all the
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