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Young kickboxers show their mettle

Views: 36460ADD COMMENT 7 years ago

The event was billed as PNG versus Australia but it was the
young up-and-coming kickboxers that really drew the spotlight at Tim Drury and Rob Murdoch’s
most recent Coastal Clash.

Teenager Makk McNaught (Milthorpe Muay Thai) gave away seven
years and a few kilos to fight the older Josh Tonna from Bulldog Gym Canberra
in the 58kg division.


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Green, Tarver Press Conference Quotes

Views: 18800ADD COMMENT 7 years ago

Danny Green and Antonio Tarver staged their first press conference yesterday at the Sydney Entertainment Center, televised by FOX Sports. Their July 20 IBO Cruiserweight title fight, which has been billed “Judgement Day”, will be at the same venue.Green showed respect for his opponent as did Tarver but both predicted wins, with Tarver claiming that the fight won’t go the full 12 rounds. Both fighters seemed somewhat uncomfortable in the face off.


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Fighters protection foremost at Souths

Views: 30411 COMMENT(S) 7 years ago

The nights might be getting colder but the competition
heated up at Souths Juniors during the week as NSW Amateur Boxing put on its monthly
Tuesday night show.


A line-up of 10 fights, including one exhibition, displayed
the high quality of boxing in the state.

But the primary responsibility of trainers, judges and
officials – particular in the amateur sport – is always to protect their
boxers. There was no better demonstration of this last week than the actions of
Windsor Boxing trainer Dave Delfilno, who threw the towel in the ring when it
was clear that his boxer was outclassed and at risk of knockout or injury.



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R.I.P LIONEL ROSE

Views: 21440ADD COMMENT 7 years ago

 
Sadly, former bantamweight world champion Lionel Rose was
pronounced dead today, after a long battle with illness. Lionel Rose was
Australia’s second, and the first Aboriginal world champion, best known for
travelling to Japan and defeating then champion, Fighting Harada, in front of a
raucous Japanese crowd in 1968.


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Geale dethrones Sylvester!

Views: 18200ADD COMMENT 7 years ago

In what was a close and hard fought fight, Daniel Geale
(25–1, 15 KOs) wrestled the IBF Middleweight world title from now fromer chamion
Sebastian Sylvester (34–4–1, 16 KOs), at 
the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany Saturday night. Geale
becomes the first Australian to win a world title on German soil.  The judges cards read  118–110, 118–112 to Geale, whilst the
third judge had it 118–110 to Sylvester. The two judges who awarded the
decision to Geale were obviously scoring for pressure and amount of punches
thrown, whilst the judge who awarded the bout to Sylvester was scoring on
effective punches thrown.


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Geale vs Sylvester officials

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IBF #1 Middleweight, Daniel Geale(24–1, 15 KOs), will be
boosted by the news that the officials for his world title challenge of IBF
middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester (34–3–1, 16 KOs) will be not be German.  The referee is Randy Neumann from New
Jersey. Judges are Berit Andreasen of Denmark, Steve Epstein from Connecticut
and Marcus McDonell from London, England. 


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Whaley wins first major belt

Views: 59790ADD COMMENT 7 years ago

 Robert Whaley proved that his decision to become a
professional fighter two years ago was the right one last Friday night, taking
out his first Pan Asian Boxing Association light welterweight title in a
tightly fought 12-round match against incumbent Indonesian Stevie Ongen
Ferninandus.

Whaley and Ferninandus looked sharp in the early rounds
matching shots but also nicely avoiding each other’s counter attacks by weaving
and slipping.


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Daniel Geale ready for IBF Champ, Sylvester

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             Daniel Geale is primed to take
hold of the IBF world middleweight title from German champion Sebastian
Sylvester when they clash
this Sunday in
Neubrandenburg, Germany .
             A win against Sylvester will place Geale alongside
ring legends Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr, amongst others, as holder of the
IBF Middleweight  title. Geale
became the mandatory challenger after delivering the best performance of his
career so far, in stopping Roman Karmazin in twelve rounds in their title
eliminator last year.  Karmazin
fought a disputed draw against Sylvester prior to being stopped against Geale.
As far as common opponents go, Geale has definitely outperformed Sylvester.


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