Saturday, 20 December 2014 04:10:38 PM
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.
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......
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