Monday, 25 August 2014 05:53:09 PM
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.
As seen in: Read more at
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