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Green’s match with Tarver one to watch

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          Danny Green’s annou­ncement that he will fight Antonio Tarver on July 20 wasn’t necessarily a surprise but it is drawing some animated commentary from the boxing fraternity.
Johnny Lewis – trainer to former champions Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Harding and Billy Dib – says it’s an interesting match.
“It’s a bit of a trial I’d say instead of a fight,” he says.
But he also believes it may be less one-sided than some of the title fights of late.


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PCYC State Titles prove attractive for young boxers

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The 2011 PCYC Amateur Boxing State Titles were held last weekend at St George PCYC, Sydney. The titles were opened to all NSW amateur boxers, including those not training at a PCYC club, and they were a drawcard for the state’s younger fighters.

Almost half of the boxers competing in the Sunday finals were in junior or youth divisions, and boxers under 14-years were able to participate in public sparring bouts on Sunday morning.


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White Collar Fight Club 4 rumbles the roundhouse

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            White Collar Boxing inc. put on another fine show at the UNSW Roundhouse on Saturday night, with 20 fighters from all walks of life trying it out in the ring for the first time.
Billing the night as White Collar Fight Club 4 – or WCFC 4 – the event attracted over 500 attendees, many of whom had never been to a boxing show before.

It is events like these, and the efforts of promoters like Josh King,
Adam Partridge, Duncan Meldrum and head trainer Rob Whaley, that are
bringing boxing to a much wider audience. The night also raised over ten thousand dollars for the Queensland flood relief effort.

            WCFC 4 fighters had only had 12 weeks training before they got in the
ring but the experience was as close as possible to a professional
fighter's as you can get. Along with flashing lights on entrance,
embroidered hoodies, and bona fide ring girls, the boxers discovered
what a gruelling place the ring can be. 


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Pawsey defends Asia Pacific title on Sydney’s North Shore.

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Daniel Pawsey has a history of either winning his fights by KO, or losing them the same way. During the first round of defending his WBO Asia Pacific Super-Middleweight title at North Sydney Leagues Club on Friday night, he initially appeared an easy target by allowing his opponent Les Piper to score continuously over the top of his lead hand.

Piper started well and proved he can use his stance to maintain both a tight defence and explosive rotational power. He pressured Pawsey with solid shots and close range lateral moving combinations until the start of the fifth round when fatigue was obviously sinking in. Piper still maintained pressure, but Pawsey took control over his weary opponent by spoiling Piper’s solid boxing skills. Pawsey continued this into the seventh round when the fight was stopped by TKO because Piper was clearly taking too many hits, and was too fatigued to even throw back.


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City workers swap suits for gloves

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         Sydney haunt The Ivy provided the backdrop to another fine night of white collar boxing in the city as financial advisers, recruitment consultants and investment bankers shed their suits to discover if they had what it takes to make it in the ring.
         Boxing legend and trainer to Ryan Waters, Dave Birchell even made an appearance, stepping in to fill the shoes of a fighter that pulled out at the last minute. In an exhibition bout against Nick “The Irish Clam” Gorman he showed just what a champion he still is, although pushing 40 and away from the circuit for 10 years.
           Even before the night started boxers had raised over $35000 for the Humpty Dumpty foundation by having people sponsor them. Nick Gorman alone raised $17000 with thousands more raised on the night from a charity auction. 


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Mundine wins Wood rematch in close contest

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             Anthony Mundine fought an all out brawl
against Garth Wood on Wednesday night in a 10-round bout, which had plenty of
grappling, holding and verbal abuse. Mundine managed to beat Wood at his own
game and win a unanimous points decision but up until the ninth round it could
have been either fighter’s fight.

              Mundine showed that he could be a very
different fighter in the second, but probably not the last, battle between
these two boxers – one a world champion and the other a winner of The Contender. Mundine was desperate to avoid a repeat of his previous loss to Wood when he was KOed in the fifth round. He knew that every time Wood had him on the ropes – which were
a lot tighter this time than in their first bout – he was in a potential danger
spot and he covered up nicely. When he wasn’t being defensive with a tight
guard he was tieing up Wood who complained bitterly a number of times.


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Muay Thai Fight Club

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         On Saturday 9th April 2011, Bulldog Balmain held their 7th Muay Thai Fight Club Promotion at Petersham RSL.
The new venue was packed to the rafters with diehard fans. The night opened a couple of very entertaining bouts follwed with the 4 man eliminator between Jong Vs Abraam Serge and Rio Leasa Vs Damien Lakin .
The winners, Jong and Damien Lakin will face off in a final eliminator at Nth Sydney Leagues Club on the 17th April. Be sure to mark this date in your diary cos this will be an all out war!


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Amateur boxing puts on a strong show at South Sydney Junior's

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           Tuesday night boxing at South Sydney Junior’s in April saw a jam-packed card of 12 fights which boxing stalwart Arthur Tunstall billed as better than the Mundine v Wood rematch.

In the fourth fight of the evening Wayne Ngation from Sutherland PCYC faced Tom Rowe from Ulladulla Boxing Gym in the 69kg division. Wayne seemed more composed and in control in the early part of the first round but Tom came back in the second with a flurry of hits, which he continued into the third round.Tom won the fight on a points decision.


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The Man ready for Wood showdown

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            After last year’s shock middleweight defeat
of  Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine by Garth Wood, hype surrounding their rematch has
been building.

The pair are set to shape up against each
other on April 13 in Brisbane, which will be the true test of the mettle of both
of them.

Anthony Mundine spoke to Cornerman six
weeks into his preparation for the fight.

“I had to give myself 10 weeks [to prepare]
because I had a lot of time off [after the December fight]. I had to get my
body back into good shape,” he said.

“I’m not worried about anything but
applying everything on the night.”


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Green eyes settle on Tarver for comeback

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Danny Green has announced his next opponent, after a severe bout of appendicitis which resulted in removal of his appendix and a large abscess, will be American Antonio Tarver in July in Sydney for a defence of the IBO title.

At a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday, with Tarver linking up by satellite, Green said he was looking forward to the fight which he is saying will be harder than his Jones fight was.Tarver is 42 to Green’s 38 and has a record of 28–6 to Greens 31–3. He won a controversial decision against Nagy Aguilera at heavyweight in October last year but hadn’t fought prior to that since May 2009.

Many say the match is a good fight for both of them at the respective stages of their career but may not test either of them. For Green it is a good match to gage how well he has recovered from his illness. And although Tarver had hoped for a heavyweight title, he would not be disappointed with the IBO belt.  

For a video of the full press conference click on the link below.

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