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Ward defeats Bika

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2004 Olympic Gold medallist Andre “S.O.G” Ward earnt a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision against Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika at the Oracle Arena in Oakland California on Sunday 28th November.

Ward (23–0, 13 KOs) was looking to stay busy after his fight with fellow American Andre Dirrell fell through, due to Direll suffering from neurological problems. Bika(28–5–2, 19 KOs) was granted the opportunity for the fight and the Cameroon born Australian took up the challenge without hesitation. Ward has been the star of the much publicized super middleweight “Super Six” tournament, after remaining undefeated and battering Anthony Mundine conquerer, Mikkel Kessler of Denmark.


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Marquez stops Katsidis in 9th

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Aussie warrior, Michael Katsidis “The Great” (27–3, 22 KOs), was gallant in a losing world title challenge against Mexican champion and future hall of famer, Juan Manuel “Dinimita” Marquez (52–5–1, 38 KOs). The WBA/IBO world title fight was all action from start to go with both fighters engaging in an explosive back and forth war. Marquez was favored by most experts to outbox Katsidis and maybe win a stoppage on cuts with his precision punching. Those favoring Katsidis believed that he might be too strong for the thirty seven year old Marquez. The Mexican did get the stoppage and it was due to a minute of mostly unanswered, repeated blows to the head. Debate is still ongoing whether the referee intervened too early, but Katsidis would be too proud to quit and the referee made a good stoppage.


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Brunker impressive on Grange fight card

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In the main event of the final Grange Old school promotion and Fox Sports show for the year,“Aussie” Joel Brunker earnt an 8th
Round TKO over Filipino born Australian Roberto Lerios (13–11–1, 5 KOs) in a ten round featherweight bout at the Cube in Campbelltown.
27265_1416345290086_1276203941_31225534_1559989_n-1 Brunker started cautiously and stalked Lerios behind a high guard and a tight jab. Lerios was able to land some counters early but Brunker started to work his way into the fight with trademark bodyshots. Brunker landed a good uppercut in the fifth and hurt Lerios with a great left to the body in the sixth. Brunker continued to keep his guard high and select his shots carefully. Lerios was able to land a few good shots in the seventh but Brunker landed the better blows until the stoppage. Lerios claimed that he hurt his shoulder and couldn’t continue.


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Business As Usual – Businessman’s Boxing

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The Ivy – Sydney
24th November 2010
AU5K5226Alex Risby meant business when he put on a charity boxing event at the very swish and popular Sydney hub The Ivy. The inaugural “Businessman’s Bo­xing” fight night consisted mostly of first time white collar boxers, ranging from featherweights, all the way up to heavyweights.

“The whole event is about the fighters getting in there and having an opportunity to fight and share their experience with the people. In essence, it’s for the people to enjoy themselves and at the same time help raise money for Sydney Children’s Hos­pital” said Alex.


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Wale Omotoso

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World rated welterweight Wale Omotoso (17–0, 15 KOs) returns to action on 26th November against Juan Albert Godoy ( 25–12–1, 10 KOs) at the Netball Center in Ferntree Gully, Victoria. The 12 round fight will be for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific welterweight title. Omotoso has been fairly inactive this year, reportedly due to injury. The Nigerian born Aussie has been touted by many experts to be a future world champion.


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Green dominates Flores

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Danny “Green Machine” Green retained his IBO cruiserweight title with a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American, BJ Flores at the Challenge Stadium in Perth on Wednesday night. The West Australian came into the fight at a career high weight of 88.6 kgs but it didn’t affect his performance. Green fought a great tactical fight and a different fight to one most predicted, winning by scores of 117–111, 118–110, 118–111. Cornerman scored the bout 117–111.


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Lopez forces Marquez to retire in his corner: Fight of the year candidate

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Peurto Rican Juan Manuel Lopez scored the most important and impressive win of his career after Mexican rival Rafael Marquez retired in his corner at the end of the ninth round of their scheduled twelve round WBO featherweight title fight at the MGM Gran in Las Vegas. This fight was another instalment in the long running Mexico vs Peurto Rico boxing rivalry and didn’t disappoint.


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State title showdown

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Mick Axisa successfully defended his 69kg NSW State Title belt at Souths Juniors on Tuesday night, in a display of skill and restraint that won him the belt in the first place.
Title holder Kye McKenzie lost his bout to challenger Daniel Lewis in the 64kg division, making Lewis the new NSW State Champion.
In a fight that saw McKenzie hit the mat on many occasions, mostly due to falling into his opponent rather than the fault of any heavy hits, McKenzie did not appear to have his heart, nor his mind for that matter, in the ring.
His first round was strong but as McKenzie was sucked into Lewis’s strategy he tired and dropped his guard.


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IMMORTALITY 3 Steve McKinnon defends his title with class.

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20101106_Immortality_0935Eduardo Majorino (57F-41W-32KO) was no match for current WBC Super cruiserweight champion Steve McKinnon (42F-38W-30KO), who has proved to be way too strong by throwing Brazilian around like a sack of potatoes. It wasn't long before Majorino found himself on the canvas after a left body roundhouse kick. The fight which was scheduled for 5×3min rounds, had stopped in the first round after indecisive ruling of a young and inexperienced referee. Initially the Brazilian wasn’t able to beat the count and referee called the fight off but a booing crowd and pressure of trainers influenced his decision and he let the fighter go on.

Steve McKinnon was putting pressure again on very dazed and confused fighter. At that point everyone in audience could see that Brazilian didn’t want to be there although the referee continued to ask him „Do you want to continue?“ in which he replied „Yes, Yes!“. The audience started to boo again so Steve had to finish the job very quickly by delivering a nasty elbow.

“I felt his power so I didn’t want to keep my chances and finish the fight early” McKinnon said after the fight. He thanked the crowd he announced his next fight in China against a French fighter ……….


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Nitro Fight Night results

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Fox Sports Big Time Boxing staged it’s second last show for the year with another Angelo Hyder Nitro promotion at the Wyong Leagues Club in the Central Coast of NSW.The Nitro theme of shorter and more exciting bouts has been a great success in 2010.


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Briggs and Hussein involved in ‘sham’ fight

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Paul Briggs has been ordered to pay a $75 000 fine after the WA Sports Commission found him to be involved in a ‘sham’ contest when he fought Danny Green in their July 21 IBO Cruiserweight world title fight. Green was cleared of any wrongdoing. The commission found that Briggs knew that he was not fit to fight and had deceived the authorities.
Upon hearing of the commision’s de­cision, Briggs was defiant and vowed to fight the matter in court to clear his name. Brigg’s trainer Billy Hussein has also been implicated in the ‘sham’ with the commission ruling that he also knew that Briggs was not fit to fight. Hussein has also stated that he will take the matter to court.

The commission found that Briggs hadn’t been truthful and hadn’t disclosed medical issues he was dealing with to anyone. Commission chairman Simon Watters said when Briggs stepped into the ring, he knew he wouldn’t be able to properly defend himself. Watters stated "Mr Briggs knew due to his condition with his nervous system and his physical ability to mount a credible defence, he wasn't a worthy and genuine competitor''.
Briggs was visibly angry when he fronted the media and when asked whether he would dispute the ruling he replied "Of course I dispute it, a sham to me is one guy paying another guy to take a dive”. "I think they've just used me as a scapegoat, none of it makes sense, it's a joke. How can I con medical people?

“They passed with me with all their exams”

Briggs has been banned from fighting in WA. The NSW boxing commission did well to avoid this whole mess by not sanctioning the fight in the first place. We will surely hear more of this saga as both fighter and trainer have stated that they will fight the commission’s ru­lings in the courts.

by Elyas Khaliqi


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Judgement Day: The final decision

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1071203286_Fvaf3-XL “The Real Deal” Daniel Geale looked very impressive in stopping Russian Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin with 28 seconds left in the 12th round of their IBF Middleweight title eliminator today at the Olympic Sports Centre in Homebush. On the semi main event of “Judgement Day” Lenny Zappavigna earnt himself a shot at the IBF Lightweight world title after taking out South Korean Ji Hoon Kim in spectacular fashion in the first round.


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