Amateurs give it their all at Cronulla

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ama02The highlight of the amateur matches at Cronulla Leagues Club Fight Night early December was probably one of the quickest matches of the night, over before the first round bell had rung.
After rocking Sam Mathieson in the first few seconds Brad Veigel managed to get a good couple of hits on Mathieson which had him swaying on his feet and the doctor called.
The bout was declared Veigels’s by TKO.
In their second match in three weeks Craig Martin managed to beat Matt Wiggins despite having been deducted a point in the first round for hitting his opponent while on the ground.

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Bolling brings title home

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bbt01Out in the Shire the Friday night before Christmas local boy Michael Bolling gave the crowd the best Christmas present ever in the form of the Australian super middleweight title.
In a marathon display of boxing, Bolling fought Serge Yannick, also undefeated, in a 10 round battle than provided plenty of entertainment.
Bolling, a southpaw, spent the first few rounds working his opponent out with some pawing jabs, swift slips and a few right hands that bothered Yannick.

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Fistic Fury

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img_0004The Local Molong crowd was turning up early in drips and drabs to get a good seat at the Festival Hotels beer garden turn Fistic Fury boxing event Jake Kenny from Mob Sport Gym was hosting this event featuring 15 fights and 2 exhibition bouts. On the cards were young up and comers like Timothy Tszyu and the current Australian champion Sam Ah-See as the main event. While the crowd was settling in, the first fight started while the sun was still blaring its December heat. With the event being outdoors, it added a cool inner feeling to this county affair. The infamous Kostya Tszyu was sitting ringside eager to see his son in action.

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Bolling prepares for title with first class sparring partners

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boll01Undefeated super middleweight Michael Bolling is the real deal and has managed to secure himself some serious sparring partners – including the winner of the US Contender Series 3 Sakio Bika – for his upcoming Australian title bout on December 18 with Serge Yarrick.
As well as sparring Bika once a week Bolling is going toe-to-toe with Junior Talipeau, a local contender series contestant, and has watched plenty of Yarrick’s fights in preparation for the fight which will be his tenth.

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2009 Olympic Boxing Australian Titles

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olym022009 National Titles were held on the first weekend of December in AIS Canberra with a strong NSW team fighting for gold.
35 NSW boxers with 4 trainers and manager Rick Anderson battled over 4 days throughout 118 bouts in all divisions.

In what’s been an unsettling fortnight for amateur boxing in NSW with the decision by Boxing Australia to dissolve the current ABA board, it was a major credit to the boxers and coaches involved for their achievement and conduct over the weekend.
10 gold medals and 15 silver medals, best senior team and best overall boxer, goes to prove that point.

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Green proves Jones is not "superhuman"

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green01The referee’s decision to call off the battle between Danny Green and Roy Jones for the IBO cruiserweight title 2 minutes 2 seconds into the first round was the right one according to Australian boxing legend Johnny Lewis.
“The punch Danny got him with had enough on it to disorientate Ray. I think the referee made the right decision,” he says.
If it had continued, Lewis says, Roy could have been seriously injured.
“In a fight if a knockout comes it can happen in the first minute of the first round or the last minute of the last round.”

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Long live the King

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The highlight of the Pro-night at the University of NSW Roundhouse on October 30, 2009 was the light middleweight main event between King Davidson, trained by Johnny Lewis, and Virgil Kalakoda fighting out of Full Body Impact Gym in Sydney. With 30 professional bouts under his belt, and over 15 kickboxing fights, Virgil was more experienced than King who had just 10 fights under his belt but was undefeated.
A consummate professional King didn’t blink as the rowdy crowd, plied with alcohol at the end of a long evening, cheered raucously for his opponent from the first of 12 rounds.

In the early rounds of the fight King was barely touched, keeping Virgil at bay at the end of his jab and slipping anything that came his way.
In the third round he shook Virgil who received an 8 count but was then saved by the bell. The King jab was much more effective than his opponent’s. But 12 rounds of 3 minute is a long time in anyone’s language and as King tired after the middle rounds Virgil seemed to pick up pace, encouraged by the cheers that every punch he scored generated. In the sixth round Virgil landed some clean hooks.

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Price is right for the Title

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Paul Nasari’s Fight Night at Revesby Worker’s Club late November ended a little prematurely, and to the unhappy boos of the crowd, after two of the pro fights finished in technical draws, both caused by head clashes and deep head cuts.4

But a timely reminder from boxing announcer and industry stalwart James White that the boxers’ welfare was of the utmost importance resulted in an apologetic round of applause from the audience.
“I know what you want but isn’t the safety of the fighters that is most important,” he said.
The main event, between local boy Danny Price and Peter Brennan from Southern Cross Boxing Gym for the Cruiserweight State Title ended 1.31m into the second round much to the disappointment of Peter, who received the gash. The result, as it happened before the fifth round, was a technical draw.

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Green vs Jones

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The pre-fight press conference between Danny Green and Roy Jones Junior Monday morning was a fitting warm up for the IBO Cruiserweight bout on
Wednesday night. Jones, who will be fighting out of the US for the first time, and Green were full of constrained respect for each other while their managers Justin Manolikos and McGee Wright continued a tit-for-tat that started last week.

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CFC 11

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cfc11Following the taunts and boos from the crowd, an emotional Hector Lombard grabbed the microphone and lashed out in reply. The crowd wasn’t happy that the fit ended so soon and that Hector’s opponent hardly put up a fight. Hector defeated UFC veteran and TUF 3 recruit Kalib Starnes by verbal submission early in round 1. Hector was holding back tears from sheer anger and disappointment as he was relaying to the crowd that it is not his fault his opponent gave up too quickly. It appears Hector is finding it hard to get decent match ups.

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