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Topic: Australian Boxing
Huckleberry (6 Posts) on Sat 21-Feb-2009:

Who from Australia get's involved with the forum here in Australia.
I live here in Sydney and attend promotions on a regular basis -


Tickford (2 Posts) on Sun 22-Feb-2009:

Hows things from Sydney and i watch the fights regularly

AussieOpinion (5 Posts) on Tue 24-Feb-2009:

what is wrong with amatuer boxing in australia ??

you have to 2 boxing groups , the ABL and the ABA , the Australian boxing league is a breakaway group run by dennis magnay and eric oconnell and john contrill snr to mention a few names , the other the Australian boxing associastion is run by arthur tunstall and others . ABA fighters fight on the universal point scoring method used at the olympics and commonwealth games etc , where the ABL is scored more like proffesional ranks,  now the problem lies that there are equal number of fighters in the ABL as the aba, most probably more in the ABL, if you are in the ABA u can fight in ABL with  no problem, but it is not so easy to go from ABL to ABA ,   i have seen fighters swap over sop they can aspire to further careers and try and make national teams but i have seen ABL fighters cross over to the aba be overmatched or ripped off badly,  the real problem is when we send our best bxers overseas we are only picking from half that is the big issue ... this needs to be sorted its for the best of australian boxing , i have seen to many young talented amatuers slip through because they arnt offerd the same opportunities..

AussieOpinion (5 Posts) on Tue 24-Feb-2009:

my mistake, eric oconnell and jon cotrill snr arnt involved with abl anymore... but dennis magnay is the secretry

AussieOpinion (5 Posts) on Sat 28-Feb-2009:

the state of anateur boxing in australia is is bad, great promising young fighters are slipping through the amatuer system and going straight to pro or quiting because not all aussie amatue prospects  get the same opportunities becasue of the to league split, this has to change.

Rio (11 Posts) on Tue 5-Apr-2011:

Morby-Cadman II & Williams-Couzens headline Graham Earl's Maythe York Hall show
Graham Earl’s superb ‘Capital Punishment’ event in January was headlined by Paul Morby’s Southern Area Super Middleweight title defense against Daniel ‘The Slick’ Cadman, which was a closely fought affair, so much so that after ten hard fought rounds the Referee raised both protagonists hands aloft and declared the bout a draw.

As such it comes as no surprise that for his May 7th show Graham has Morby-Cadman II co-headlining. It’s also seems apt Graham chose to name the event ‘Redemption Day’, as most ringside on the night, including myself, felt that Cadman had done just enough to wrestle the belt from Morby’s grip. 

The ‘Redemption Day’ title also sits well for co-headliner, which sees Streatham’s Leon ‘Solid’ Williams defend his Southern Area Cruiserweight Crown for the fist time, against Titchfield’s Danny Couzens.

Back in February Williams suffered his first stoppage, in a non-championship battle with Blackpool based Slovakian Richard Turba, and is sure to be looking to redeem himself and keep his 2011 British title aspirations on track.

The main support for the double title header sees the welcome return of former English title challenger Michael Grant, who has just signed a promotional deal with Graham Earl’s promotional business.

Now competing in the Lightweight division Grant will be looking to impress, after his year long sabbatical from the sport, as he has stated his intention to get straight back on the championship trail.

Former American Basketball star Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Oshunrinde will be hoping that his return to York Hall will be more satisfying than his previous outing there.

Oshunrinde was clearly robbed of his first win on British soil by the fight being declared a technical draw following the fight being stopped, in the first round, due to a serious cut over his opponent’s, Jahmaine Smyle, right eye.

The cut to Smyle’s eye, as well as a serious swelling below the right eye,  was caused by the many solid and highly accurate jabs and punches Oshunrinde landed throughout the short encounter, however referee Ken Curtis bought into play the new technical draw rule rather than presenting Oshunrinde with the deserved stoppage victory.

Graham also has his exciting Light Welterweight Terry Holmes out for his third professional bout, against a yet to be named opponent.  Holmes has proved to be nothing short of sensational on his two previous outings and Graham has big expectations for the nineteen year old from Stevenage.

Making their professional debuts at ‘Redemption Day’ are Belfast’s Mark Ginley and former Armed Services boxer Sam Standing will be joining his TKO Boxing Gym team mates Williams, Grant and Oshunrinde on the show.

Tickets for the Graham Earl Promoted ‘Redemption Day’ event at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday  7th May 2011 are now on sale and priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside).

For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at or call in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.


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