Australian Boxing/SM Memorial thread

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  1. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Daniel Lewis needs an easy profile boosting win. Horn is just the man for that. Can see Horn being used a journeyman "opponent" for upcoming Australian fighters at 154-168 for the next couple of years. Respect to Horn for embracing his true level as a fighter.
     
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    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    * Steven Spark fight Nov 14 will be now be a crossover fight with Top 15 WBC Muay
    Thai fighter Chad Collins who will be making his pro debut. With COVID 19 many
    Muay Thai fighters are turning to boxing to make a buck.
    * Glen Jennings who managed Kosta Tszyu is open to Tim fighting in Newcastle
    where Kosta fought numerous times.
    * Justis Huni announcement Mon on his pro debut.
    * Joe Camilleri vs Wade Ryan for IBO Int 154 lb Title been approved . All is
    needed to get this fight on a program.
     
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    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    Justis Huni's pro debut is on 22 October (I think it's a Thursday). He's fighting defending champ Faiga Opelu 13-1-1(10) for the Australian title. There's nothing I enjoy more than watching a talented young bloke develop his career one fight at a time so I'll be tuning in.

    Jai Opetaia is headlining the show so it looks like a good one. Huni has signed with Dean Lonergan which I also think is a good move. He's got good connections in the Queensland government in terms of arranging big events & co-promoted Joseph Parker through to the WBO title.

    Covid-19 permitting, we might see some ambitious early fights for Huni given the better opposition he faces in his first few pro fights, the better prepared he will be for the Olympics (if it goes ahead). The further he goes in the Olympics, the better it will be for everyone & the sport in this country. If he were to win gold at the Olympics, his professional career would become the most eagerly anticipated of any Australian fighter ever.
     
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    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    Been thinking about who Justis Huni should be matched with between now & the Olympics to give him the best possible chance of claiming gold.

    I like Australian champ Faiga Opelu 13-1-1(10) as his first fight. I reckon he could get in another three (maybe more) before the Olympics (if it goes ahead).

    What about fighting the New Zealand champ, Hemi Ahio 16-0(11) after that? Knocking over two national champs in his first two pro fights would make a big statement. If the Kiwi champ isn't available, guys like Willie Nasio (former Australian champ), Herman Purcell & Christian Tsoye (very tough African who holds a win against Opelu & a draw against Joe Goodall) would also be worthy opponents.

    I'd finish off Justis' Olympics prep with a couple of 9 and 0 guys in Willis Meehan & Ivan Dyschko as the next two after that. They're both tall southpaws who pack a wallop. Dyschko would be a massive risk but getting in 10 rounds against someone like him prior to an Olympics campaign would be the best possible preparation for it (assuming Huni doesn't get pole-axed in the process). Dyschko has won medals at the last two Olympics, is a very tall southpaw & has been largely inactive lately as a pro. He's the same guy who kept the current world #2 amateur Super Heavy off the Kazakh national team for big tournaments.

    Huni needs experience like that against quality opposition if he's to claim the gold in Tokyo. We saw in his fight against Jalolov in the final of the Asia & Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament that there's a gap that needs to be bridged. It's an experience gap, not a talent gap.

    They also need to consider sparring partners. Demsey McKean 18-0(12), Jai Opetaia 19-0(15), Arsene Fosso 3-0(3) & Joe Goodall 6-0-1(5) appear to fit the bill. Fosso & Goodall both medalled at the 2017 World Amateur Championships. McKean & Opetaia are both southpaws. You could also line those guys up as opponents but I reckon they're of more value as sparring partners to work collaboratively with. They are all based in Queensland currently except Fosso & he's now free to travel there from Canberra. If they don't want to take the risk of facing Dyschko in a real fight, they could also consider bringing him in for sparring in the lead-up to the Olympics.
     
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  5. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    QLD has overcome backwards leaders like joh bjelke peterson who held the state back for decades as well as a couple of looneys like pauline hanson and the like who fortunately have minimal support here and throughout australia and the true reason so many people continue to move here in droves from down south and all over the world is the better quality of life queensland has to offer
     
  6. juppity

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    * Oct 31 another big weekend for with Fox expected to show Matchroom Uysk vs
    Chisora and Inoue vs Maloney.
    * Opetia wants to fight for IBF Title in 21 before likely move to HW.
    * Jason Maloney being sparring with Sam Goodman and Luke Boyd before heading
    overseas.
    * Justis Huni if he wins the Aust HW Title wants to have another 4 pro fights before
    Olympic's.
    * Blue Coach Brad Fittler has being talking to Strike Force Raptor and hoping to help
    our adults of tomorrow by reinvogarting every PYC in NSW. With Boxing to be a
    large part of this program. Being a former PYC Gym rat i highly agree with Freddy.
    * Michael Zerafa and Demsey Mckean added to the roster of the NewRound4Round
    boxing video game.
     
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  7. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Is that where the libtards in Australia tend to congregate?
     
  8. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Depends what you mean mate.

    The "Liberals" in Australia are actually the conservative party. Though the 2 main political parties in Australia aren't actually that much different on a lot of issues.

    The "Woke" people in Australia tend to flock to Sydney and Melbourne. More so Melbourne it seems.
     
  9. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Yeah someone told me that the liberal party there is the equivalent of the conservative party - but I take it they are more Center left like a lot of so-called right wing European conservative parties.

    Big cities always tend to be loonie Leftie cesspits so I'm not surprised to heard that about Melbourne and Sydney.
     
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    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    I didn't realise that Seth Efrican Cruiser & Jai Opetaia are the top 2 IBF ranked Cruisers. So the winner of a fight between them would become the IBF mandatory.

    Rather than go fight him in South Africa, they should consider putting that fight on here with Justis Huni matched tough as the main support. Possibly against the New Zealand H/W Champ.

    Foxtel should assess how many tune in to their 22 October show & consider bankrolling an event here next up. That way Opetaia won't get shafted in South Africa.
     
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    * Options for Tim Tszyu are dwindling for a Dec bout. With news Dennis Hogan will be
    fighting in the States next against a former world champion under the PBC banner.
    If successful Hogan will fight a PBC fighter for a world title shot at 154 lbs.
    Annoucement next week i assume either Hurd or Harrison or J Rock ?
    Sam Labruna still chasing a Zerafa bout with Mundine Bendigo Nov and Daniel
    Lewis annoucement of his next fight soon.
    * Sept 19 Warwick Warn passed away. He was a long serving committee member
    of the NSW ABA and held the Registar / Matchmaker position for 9 yrs in 8O 's
    and 90's and also President of the Committee as well as being an active Referee/
    Judge from the early 80 's ( prior to boxing NSW ) and international referee.
    Warwick was tireless worker for boxing in NSW and would travel far and wide to
    support the support he loved.
    RIP Warwick Warn.
     
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    * Andrew Maloney immediate rematch with WBA Champ Joshua Franco is most likely
    to be co feature on Crawford vs Brooks Nov 15 in Las Vegas or Omaha which will
    then be shown on Fox.
    * Kambosos Jr has left Mon for training camp in Miami to prepare for Selby.
    * Zerafa camp has rejected a Tszyu offer of 50 to 100 k. They want stadium money
    200 to 600 k purse. Expect both parties to go back to drawing board.
    * Nov 28 Justin Frost vs Waylon Law rematch for Aust 140 lb Title.
    * Hitman Harding has a written but yet to be published biography.
    * Next fight live will most likely be Mateo Tapia fight which will be streamed live
    early Oct 10 Sat morning .
     
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    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    With Dennis Hogan electing to fight overseas & Daniel Lewis probably not preferred, Michael Zerafa is holding a strong hand.

    He's the right opponent for Junior although the fight probably won't generate the same money as what the Horndog fight did.

    Then again, what else are those Victorians going to do down there between now & Christmas? Watch the AFL Grand Final? In Brisbane??
     
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  14. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Anyone know if UFC fighter "Celtic Kid" Jake Matthew's has gotten any good sparring at the boxing gyms over there?
     
  15. MidniteProwler

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    Good news I have read that Kambosos v Selby is back on October 31st and will be on the under card of Usyk v Chisora. That's a good Sunday morning card for us Aussie fans.