Australian Michael Zerafa was knocked
out by a Peter Quillin A roundhouse right in
the fifth round of their super-middleweight bout on
KO,KO.KO night at Team Ellis's "once
upon a time in the West"
held at La'Mour Receptions in St
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
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
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
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
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
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
However, his comments after Wednesday night’s unanimous
points win over rough-and-ready Argentinian Roberto
Bolonti have brought a strong response from Anthony
Berry passes away
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
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
Rest in Peace Leo. (as written by his son on FB)
Leo Berry's Gym - Richmond Boxing Club
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
note by YV: I remember straightening one called candles at
the Arcadia dance hall in High St. Thornbury in 1959
relinquishes heavyweight title
plans to fight on
Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne has given up his Commonwealth
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
welterweight Michael Katsidis, one of
boxing's most exciting action stars during his
lightweight heyday -- 2007 to 2010 -- plans to
Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO
Browne relinquishes heavyweight title
Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne has given up his Commonwealth
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
But he has now decided to give it up in order to pursue
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’’.....
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
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....
Maniatis: Aussies should support Danny
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....
Browne: Wilder ain’t shit; he has no
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
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
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....
Sam Soliman denied by Dominic Wade in
A CONTROVERSIAL knockdown call by the referee has cost
Melbourne boxer Sam Soliman his fight against American
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....
Rising Australian middleweight
slugger, Zac Dunn, to use opponent as stepping stone
ZAC Dunn never spends any more time in the ring than
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
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
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....
"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
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".....
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
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
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
Champion trainer Keith Ellis passes
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
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
Mundine was in Green’s hometown Perth over the WA long
weekend, re-sparking ....
Mundine on board for a special
ONE of the biggest names in Australian boxing over the
past decade will head to Toowoomba next month.
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
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.....
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
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
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
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....
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
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.....
Analysis - Injured Pacquiao faces
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
Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to
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