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Australia's best known boxing writer today, Paul Upham is the Content Editor of SecondsOut.com and has written for this website continuously since 2000. The Editor of the Australian Boxing Almanac, he has also written pieces for The Australian newspaper, Fox Sports, Main Event Television, KO and The Ring. 36 year-old Upham has appeared live on air as a boxing analyst for Main Event Pay-Per-View, Sky Channel, Fox Sports, Sky News Australia, SBS television, Radio 2UE Sydney, Radio SEN Melbourne and writes monthly for The Fist magazine. He is a member of The Ring magazine's world ratings panel. Paul Upham called the Ricky Hatton-Kostya Tszyu fight live from Manchester, England for a world wide viewing audience in the multi millions in more than 60 countries. In 2006 and 2007 he Emceed the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame Annual Induction Dinner in Melbourne and for the last few years has hosted the successful Kostya Tszyu live stage show. His new book on Kostya Tszyu - "Something Worth Fighting For" - was published in October 2007 by ABC Books.



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SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana

SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana

By Paul Upham: Among a grouping of high quality battles, Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana has been selected as SecondsOut’s Fight of the Year for 2010. The rugged twelve round match for the WBA super lightweight boxing world title was held on December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, USA. SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana
Book Review: “BOX – The Face of Boxing” by Holger Keifel & Thomas Hauser

Book Review: “BOX – The Face of Boxing” by Holger Keifel & Thomas Hauser

By Paul Upham: If you are looking for something a little different in a boxing book “BOX – The Face of Boxing” by Holger Keifel and Thomas Hauser may well be exactly what you are looking for. The 198 page hardcover books serves as an amazing tour of the faces of big time boxing from around the world. Book Review: “BOX – The Face of Boxing” by Holger Keifel & Thomas Hauser
Aussie Buzz: Darchinyan, Sonny Bill, Fox Sports live shows & more

Aussie Buzz: Darchinyan, Sonny Bill, Fox Sports live shows & more

By Paul Upham: Former undisputed super flyweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan will get the chance to move forward from his controversial points loss to Abner Mares, when he faces former world champion Yonnhy Perez in 2011 in stage 2 of Showtime’s bantamweight tournament. Aussie Buzz: Darchinyan, Sonny Bill, Fox Sports live shows & more
Book Review: “Where Warriors Rest” written by Arnold Thomas

Book Review: “Where Warriors Rest” written by Arnold Thomas

By Paul Upham: One of the worlds’ leading boxing historians, Arnold Thomas is the curator of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame exhibition at the National Sports Museum in the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His second book “Where Warriors Rest” is evidence of the thousands of hours of research Thomas has spent locating the finer details about thousands of boxers worldwide. Book Review: “Where Warriors Rest” written by Arnold Thomas
Book Review: “The Bengu Years” written by Dave Wellings

Book Review: “The Bengu Years” written by Dave Wellings

By Paul Upham: If you like some travelling adventure in your boxing books, then “The Bengu Years” written by British born Dave Wellings and published by Book Pal is certainly one for you. Book Review: “The Bengu Years” written by Dave Wellings
Gus Mercurio – “Boxing has always been my thing”

Gus Mercurio – “Boxing has always been my thing”

By Paul Upham: Australian boxing lost one of its most loyal servants when Gus Mercurio passed away on 7 December 2010. The popular actor, boxing referee & ringside judge died in Epworth Hospital in Brighton, Victoria, during surgery for a heart aneurism, aged 82. He was laid to rest at Diamond Creek in Melbourne on 20 December 2010. Gus Mercurio – “Boxing has always been my thing”
Wood stuns Mundine and Australia with 5th round knockout win

Wood stuns Mundine and Australia with 5th round knockout win

By Paul Upham: The Contender Australia champion Garth Wood stunned former boxing world champion Anthony Mundine and most of Australia with a 5th round knockout win over “The Man” on Wednesday night December 8 at ACER Arena in Homebush, Sydney. Wood stuns Mundine and Australia with 5th round knockout win
Brett Smith-Michael Kirby feud brewing in NSW

Brett Smith-Michael Kirby feud brewing in NSW

By Paul Upham: After a year away from the boxing ring, Parramatta heavyweight “Iron Rhino” Michael Kirby returned with a 2nd round stoppage win over Alipate Liava’a on November 19. The 35 year-old then got into a post-fight feud with NSW heavyweight champion Brett Smith. Brett Smith-Michael Kirby feud brewing in NSW
Sherrington vs. Hamdan headlines Jamie Myer promotion on December 4

Sherrington vs. Hamdan headlines Jamie Myer promotion on December 4

By Paul Upham: Talented Queensland boxer Les Sherrington defends his PABA super middleweight boxing title against former world title challenger Nader Hamdan on Saturday 4 December 2010 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, QLD, headlining a Jamie Myer promotion. Sherrington vs. Hamdan headlines Jamie Myer promotion on December 4
Brunker retains WBO Youth title in Campbelltown

Brunker retains WBO Youth title in Campbelltown

By Paul Upham: Australian Joel Brunker retained his WBO Youth featherweight boxing title with an eighth round TKO stoppage win over late replacement Roberto Lerio, originally from the Philippines, on Thursday night 25 November at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney, headlining a Grange Old School Boxing promotion. Brunker retains WBO Youth title in Campbelltown
Brunker faces Torres in Campbelltown on Thursday

Brunker faces Torres in Campbelltown on Thursday

By Paul Upham: Australian Joel Brunker defends his WBO Youth featherweight boxing title over ten rounds against Argentine Ramon Torres on Thursday night 25 November 2010, headlining a Grange Old School Boxing promotion at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney. Brunker faces Torres in Campbelltown on Thursday
Maniatis promotes “Lethal Combination” on Friday 19 November in Melbourne

Maniatis promotes “Lethal Combination” on Friday 19 November in Melbourne

By Paul Upham: Victorian boxing promoter of the year Peter Maniatis presents a “Lethal Combination” card tonight, Friday 19 November 2010 at Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria. In the main event, 22 year-old Health Ellis will face veteran Benny Horra for the vacant Victorian middleweight title. Maniatis promotes “Lethal Combination” on Friday 19 November in Melbourne
Green controls Flores in winning over 12 rounds

Green controls Flores in winning over 12 rounds

By Paul Upham: It was a close fight, but in the final tally, IBO cruiserweight boxing world champion Danny Green simply won more rounds, defeating BJ Flores by unanimous points decision on Wednesday 17 November 2010 at the Challenger Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. Green controls Flores in winning over 12 rounds
Cameron defeats McCracken on points in Perth

Cameron defeats McCracken on points in Perth

By Paul Upham: Former New Zealander heavyweight Shane “Mountain Warrior” Cameron won his second consecutive fight at cruiserweight with a twelve round unanimous points decision boxing win over Anthony McCracken at the Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia on the Danny-BJ Flores undercard. Cameron defeats McCracken on points in Perth
Green looks to chop down undefeated Flores

Green looks to chop down undefeated Flores

By Paul Upham: Danny Green’s IBO boxing world title defence against BJ Flores tonight, Wednesday 17 November in Perth, Western Australia poses some interesting questions to be answered inside the ring. Green looks to chop down undefeated Flores
Green weighs in heavier than Flores

Green weighs in heavier than Flores

By Paul Upham: Australian Danny Green surprisingly weighed in marginally heavier than American BJ Flores on Tuesday 16 November at the official pre-fight weigh-in for their twelve round boxing match at the Challenge Stadium in Perth. Green weighs in heavier than Flores
Inside the marketing of Pacquiao vs. Margarito with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet

Inside the marketing of Pacquiao vs. Margarito with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet

By Paul Upham: On Saturday night Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito will step into a boxing ring in Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas in front of a live audience of over 60,000 people and televised to millions of people on HBO Pay-Per-View in the US and to many more around the world. It will be boxing’s biggest and most prestigious fight of the year. Inside the marketing of Pacquiao vs. Margarito with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet
Remembering Australian great Vic Patrick

Remembering Australian great Vic Patrick

By Paul Upham: Boxing in Australia flourished in the 1930s and 1940s. A number of stars thrilled local crowds and experts of the day suggested that two of them could have become world champions if they had not become victims of unfortunate circumstances. Remembering Australian great Vic Patrick
Awad, Ben Rabah score comfortable wins

Awad, Ben Rabah score comfortable wins

By Paul Upham: Zac “Shaker” Awad won a six round technical points decision over late replacement Tim Kanofski at light heavyweight on Thursday 4 November 2010, headlining a Angelo Hyder “Nitro Boxing” promotion at the Wyong Rugby League Club in Kanwal, NSW. Awad, Ben Rabah score comfortable wins
Green cleared, Briggs fined, Hussein criticised after fight controversy investigation

Green cleared, Briggs fined, Hussein criticised after fight controversy investigation

By Paul Upham: The Western Australian Professional Combat Sports Commission announced on Wednesday 3 November 2010 that former WBC light heavyweight boxing world title challenger Paul Briggs would be fined $75,000 of his $200,000 purse after his controversial 29 second loss to Danny Green in Perth on 21 July. Green cleared, Briggs fined, Hussein criticised after fight controversy investigation
Ben Rabah, Awad headline Hyder Nitro Boxing promotion

Ben Rabah, Awad headline Hyder Nitro Boxing promotion

By Paul Upham: Former IBF super lightweight world title contender Naoufel “Chocolata” Ben Rabah and super middleweight Zac Awad prospect headline an Angelo Hyder “Nitro Boxing” promotion on Thursday 4 November 2010 at the Wyong Rugby League Club in Kanwal, NSW. Ben Rabah, Awad headline Hyder Nitro Boxing promotion
Talipeau-Taylor is an old fashioned grudge match with modern day trash talk

Talipeau-Taylor is an old fashioned grudge match with modern day trash talk

By Paul Upham in Darling Harbour: Junior Talipeau and Shannan Taylor will engage in an old fashioned grudge match over eight rounds at super middleweight on Sunday 31 October 2010 at the State Sports Centre in Homebush, Sydney. But when the media asked the exact origin of their feud, the battle took on a more current format. Allegedly, it all began on Facebook. Talipeau-Taylor is an old fashioned grudge match with modern day trash talk
Geale and Karmazin show respect before IBF eliminator

Geale and Karmazin show respect before IBF eliminator

By Paul Upham in Darling Harbour: Their attitudes and demeanour were like a mirror image, even though both boxers are from other sides of the planet. There was not an inkling of trash talk to be found when Daniel Geale and Roman Karmazin came face to face at their “Judgement Day” press conference on Wednesday 27 October 2010 in Sydney. Geale and Karmazin show respect before IBF eliminator
Maniatis promotes Philippines card on 13 November

Maniatis promotes Philippines card on 13 November

By Paul Upham: Australian promoter Peter Maniatis is expanding internationally by co-promoting a boxing card with Zander Kahn’s ZK International Promotions at the Almendras Gym in Davao City, Philippines on Saturday 13 November 2010. Maniatis promotes Philippines card on 13 November
Marquez-Katsidis to proceed on 27 November

Marquez-Katsidis to proceed on 27 November

By Paul Upham: The WBA/WBO lightweight boxing world title battle between champion Juan Manuel Marquez and challenger Michael Katsidis will proceed on Saturday 27 November 2010 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA. Marquez-Katsidis to proceed on 27 November
Lionel Rose elevated to Hall of Fame Legend Status

Lionel Rose elevated to Hall of Fame Legend Status

By Paul Upham: The room stood and applauded as one. Four hundred people in unison signalled their appreciation for the Australian boxing great Lionel Rose - now recognised as a true legend after his elevation to the highest status possible in the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame. Lionel Rose elevated to Hall of Fame Legend Status
Wilson-Cronje & Piper-Shaick on Thursday night in Brisbane

Wilson-Cronje & Piper-Shaick on Thursday night in Brisbane

By Paul Upham: Promoter Angelo Di Carlo returns with another Ace Boxing Promotions event at the Mansfield Tavern in Mansfield, Brisbane on Thursday 14 October 2010. The “No Escape” card will be headlined by former Australian champion Colin Wilson up against South African born Pieter Cronje at heavyweight. Wilson-Cronje & Piper-Shaick on Thursday night in Brisbane
Sydney based Lomalito Moala represents Tonga at Commonwealth Games

Sydney based Lomalito Moala represents Tonga at Commonwealth Games

By Paul Upham: Born to a Tongan family, Lomalito Moala grew up in New Zealand and moved to Australia to live in 2005 at the age of 15. While he resides in Cabramatta, NSW he is representing Tonga at the Commonwealth Games in India. Sydney based Lomalito Moala represents Tonga at Commonwealth Games
Australian Commonwealth Games Update: Friday & Saturday

Australian Commonwealth Games Update: Friday & Saturday

By Paul Upham: The last two days of action at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India have seen some disappointing defeats for the Australian boxing team at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium. Australian Commonwealth Games Update: Friday & Saturday
Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in Melbourne on Saturday night

Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in Melbourne on Saturday night

By Paul Upham: The Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony dinner on Saturday 9 October 2010 in the prestigious Members Dining Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in Melbourne on Saturday night
Commonwealth Games boxing starts Tuesday 5 October 2010

Commonwealth Games boxing starts Tuesday 5 October 2010

By Paul Upham: The boxing competition at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India will commence on Tuesday 5 October 2010. The tournament will be televised into Australia on NETWORK TEN, ONE HD and FOXTEL. Commonwealth Games boxing starts Tuesday 5 October 2010
Yuriorkis Gamboa on Fox Sports

Yuriorkis Gamboa on Fox Sports

By Paul Upham: Undefeated Cuban WBA/IBF featherweight boxing world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will be featured on FOX SPORTS in Australia on Thursday 7 October 2010. Yuriorkis Gamboa on Fox Sports
Maniatis promotes “Lethal Combination” on 19 November in Melbourne

Maniatis promotes “Lethal Combination” on 19 November in Melbourne

By Paul Upham: Victorian boxing promoter of the year Peter Maniatis presents a “Lethal Combination” card on Friday 19 November 2010 at Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria. In the main event, 22 year-old Health Ellis will face veteran Benny Horra for the vacant Victorian middleweight title. Maniatis promotes “Lethal Combination” on 19 November in Melbourne
2010 Commonwealth Games Boxing Tournament

2010 Commonwealth Games Boxing Tournament

By Paul Upham: The boxing competition at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India will commence on Tuesday 5 October 2010. The tournament will be held over ten weight classes at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium. 2010 Commonwealth Games Boxing Tournament
Sam “King” Soliman still punching

Sam “King” Soliman still punching

By Paul Upham: After Australian boxer Sam “King” Soliman lost a third fight with Anthony Mundine in May 2008 for the WBA super middleweight world title, some may have though, at the age of 34, that his career at the top level was over. Sam “King” Soliman still punching
Mundine stops Waters in 10

Mundine stops Waters in 10

By Paul Upham: Former super middleweight and middleweight world title holder Anthony Mundine moved closer to a world title fight in his third boxing weight class with a 10th round TKO win at junior middleweight over fellow Australian Ryan Waters on Wednesday night 15 September 2010 at Wollongong Entertainment Centre in New South Wales. Mundine stops Waters in 10
“Workouts From Boxing’s Greatest Champs II”: Book Review

“Workouts From Boxing’s Greatest Champs II”: Book Review

By Paul Upham: When sorting through the thousands of boxing books that have been published over the years, you have to see a lot of covers to find something a little different. In the sequel to his original best seller, author Gary Todd has delivered another winner with “Workouts From Boxing’s Greatest Champs II” “Workouts From Boxing’s Greatest Champs II”: Book Review
Green stops broken Briggs in seconds

Green stops broken Briggs in seconds

By Paul Upham: It was an angry Danny Green who knocked out Paul Briggs in a matter of seconds in round 1 on Wednesday night 21 July at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia. The crowd was left booing as a relatively innocuous boxing jab saw Briggs counted out. Green stops broken Briggs in seconds
Financial advantage for Pacquiao-Margarito in Mexico

Financial advantage for Pacquiao-Margarito in Mexico

By Paul Upham: If a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr is now dead, boxing promoter Bob Arum revealed on Friday night that there is a financial advantage for Manny Pacquiao to face Antonio Margarito next in Mexico. Financial advantage for Pacquiao-Margarito in Mexico
Mayweather Jr misses Top Rank deadline for Pacquiao fight

Mayweather Jr misses Top Rank deadline for Pacquiao fight

By Paul Upham: Floyd Mayweather Jr has failed to respond to a Manny Pacquiao boxing match offer prior to a Friday night 16 July 2010 deadline set by Pacquiao’s promoter Top Rank. Mayweather Jr misses Top Rank deadline for Pacquiao fight
David Tua - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

David Tua - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Paul Upham: Boxing fans may see a familiar face from years past this coming weekend when David Tua competes at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. He may be a little bit older at 37, but the knockout punch remains the same. David Tua - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Green fight moved to Perth after Briggs licence refusal

Green fight moved to Perth after Briggs licence refusal

By Paul Upham in Pyrmont: IBO cruiserweight boxing world champion Danny Green’s 21 July defence against come-backing fellow Australian Paul “Hurricane” Briggs has been moved to Perth after the NSW Combat Sports Authority declined to licence Briggs to fight. Green fight moved to Perth after Briggs licence refusal
Les Darcy Statue Unveiling Ceremony Video

Les Darcy Statue Unveiling Ceremony Video

A large crowd attended a ceremony to commemorate the restoration of the Les Darcy Family Vault at King Edward Park in north-eastern NSW on Saturday 26 June 2010. Maitland City Council organised and hosted the event. SecondsOut’s Paul Upham and video cameras were there in East Maitland. Les Darcy Statue Unveiling Ceremony Video
Mundine defeats Jerez on points at junior middleweight

Mundine defeats Jerez on points at junior middleweight

By Paul Upham: Former WBA super middleweight and IBO middleweight boxing world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine made a successful move down to junior middleweight with a twelve round points win over Argentine Carlos Jerez on Wednesday night 30 June 2010 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. Mundine defeats Jerez on points at junior middleweight
Restored Les Darcy Tribute Unveiled in East Maitland

Restored Les Darcy Tribute Unveiled in East Maitland

By Paul Upham in East Maitland: Over two hundred people attended a ceremony to commemorate the restoration of the Les Darcy Family Vault at King Edward Park in north-eastern NSW on Saturday 26 June 2010. Maitland City Council organised and hosted the event, which paid tribute to one of the greats of the early years of Australian boxing prior to his premature death in 1917. Restored Les Darcy Tribute Unveiled in East Maitland
Les Darcy Tribute Unveiled on Saturday in East Maitland

Les Darcy Tribute Unveiled on Saturday in East Maitland

By Paul Upham: Maitland City Council will officially commemorate the restored Les Darcy Family Vault on Saturday 26 June 2010 in East Maitland, north-eastern NSW. Darcy was one of the greats of the early years of Australian boxing prior to his premature death in 1917. Les Darcy Tribute Unveiled on Saturday in East Maitland
John “Vulcan” Seru – a really big boxing fan

John “Vulcan” Seru – a really big boxing fan

By Paul Upham: While there are lots of celebrities around the world who would classify as big boxing fans, not many of them make such an imposing physical impact as John “Vulcan” Seru. Standing 191cm tall and weighing around 120kg, the former “Gladiator” television series star can be seen regularly at boxing matches, training sessions and press conferences, soaking up the atmosphere and hanging out with what he sees as the best elite athletes on the planet. John “Vulcan” Seru – a really big boxing fan
Lionel Rose tribute statue unveiled in Warragul

Lionel Rose tribute statue unveiled in Warragul

By Paul Upham: A 3.6 metre tall tribute statue of former WBC/WBA bantamweight boxing world champion Lionel Rose was unveiled in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday 2 June 2010. The monument in Queens Park, Warragul, the hometown of the Australian boxing great, stands as a reminder of the respect he achieved for both himself and the Aboriginal people. Lionel Rose tribute statue unveiled in Warragul
Sharp “Real Deal” Geale stops Kariuki in 11 rounds

Sharp “Real Deal” Geale stops Kariuki in 11 rounds

By Paul Upham: Former IBO middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale looked sharp in stopping Kariz Kariuki in eleven rounds on Wednesday night 2 June, headlining “The New Breed” at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre in Sydney, NSW, promoted by Grange Old School Boxing. Sharp “Real Deal” Geale stops Kariuki in 11 rounds
Klitschko knocks out Sosnowski in 10

Klitschko knocks out Sosnowski in 10

By Paul Upham: WBC heavyweight boxing world champion Vitali Klitschko continued his title reign with a 10th round knockout win over Albert Sosnowski on Saturday night 29th May at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A gallant Sosnowski lasted longer than many had expected, until Klitschko ended it with a looping right hand to the head. Klitschko knocks out Sosnowski in 10
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