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01 AUGUST 2014

Where am I? Home Columns Paul Upham
 

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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The Sweet Science National Boxing Program 149

The Sweet Science National Boxing Program 149

By Paul Upham: The Sweet Science National Boxing Program on Monday June 1, 2009 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm AEST is episode 149. This week’s Sweet Science is broadcast from Koori Radio in Redfern, Sydney and features the following: The Sweet Science National Boxing Program 149
Great Fight, Close Fight, Mundine-Geale Rematch Please

Great Fight, Close Fight, Mundine-Geale Rematch Please

Comment by Paul Upham: First and foremost, Anthony Mundine’s twelve round IBO middleweight title battle with Daniel Geale on May 27 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia was a world class and highly entertaining match. The subsequent controversy over Mundine’s split decision points win is regrettable, but also understandable. It was a very close fight and Geale should be granted a rematch. Great Fight, Close Fight, Mundine-Geale Rematch Please
Mundine Edges Geale on Points in Thriller

Mundine Edges Geale on Points in Thriller

By Paul Upham at ringside: In one of the best elite class boxing matches seen in Australia for many years, Anthony Mundine won the IBO middleweight world title via a twelve round split points decision over Daniel Geale on Wednesday night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall, Queensland. It was a thrilling fight where both boxers displayed skills and courage at the highest level. Mundine Edges Geale on Points in Thriller
Mundine Out-Points Geale

Mundine Out-Points Geale

By Paul Upham: Anthony Mundine scored a 12 round split decision win over Daniel Geale at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane Australia on Thursday night. Mundine Out-Points Geale
Mundine’s Respect is Evidence of Geale’s Talent

Mundine’s Respect is Evidence of Geale’s Talent

By Paul Upham in Boondall: The best evidence of the type of challenge that Daniel Geale will present Anthony Mundine on Wednesday night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia came from “The Man’s” own mouth. “I respect him as a fighter,” said Mundine. “In his career, he probably hasn’t lost many rounds, let alone fights.” Mundine’s Respect is Evidence of Geale’s Talent
Mundine Betting Favourite Over Geale

Mundine Betting Favourite Over Geale

By Paul Upham: Anthony “The Man” Mundine is a clear betting favourite with TAB Sportsbet to defeat IBO middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale on Wednesday night May 27 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia. Mundine Betting Favourite Over Geale
Kickett Return Stays Positive on Nitro Boxing Card

Kickett Return Stays Positive on Nitro Boxing Card

By Paul Upham in Wyong: The winning return of Aboriginal star “Cool” Willie Kickett continued on Friday night with a unanimous four round points win over Roel Mangan at the Wyong Rugby League Club in NSW, Australia. The match headlined a ten fight “Nitro Boxing” card promoted by Angelo Hyder. Kickett Return Stays Positive on Nitro Boxing Card
Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 21/05/2009

Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 21/05/2009

By Paul Upham: Check up on all of the upcoming professional boxing cards to be held in Australia in the coming days and weeks. Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 21/05/2009
Sonny Bill Williams Makes Pro Debut on Mundine-Geale Undercard

Sonny Bill Williams Makes Pro Debut on Mundine-Geale Undercard

By Paul Upham: Former Bulldogs rugby league player Sonny Bill Williams arrived back in Australia on Thursday morning. Now playing rugby union in France, Williams will make his professional boxing debut on the Anthony Mundine-Daniel Geale IBO middleweight world title undercard on Wednesday May 27 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Queensland. Sonny Bill Williams Makes Pro Debut on Mundine-Geale Undercard
From Brookvale Oval to Big Time Boxing in Las Vegas, Hollywood “Hoppa” Means Business

From Brookvale Oval to Big Time Boxing in Las Vegas, Hollywood “Hoppa” Means Business

By Paul Upham: It is a long three-hour drive from Canberra to Sydney at the best of times. Even longer when you are a boxer who has lost by 1st round knockout. It was just after midnight on April 14, 2007 and John “Hoppa” Hopoate was giving serious thought to his future as a boxer. After a crushing loss in 89 seconds, was this the end of a fledgling boxing career for the former rugby league star? From Brookvale Oval to Big Time Boxing in Las Vegas, Hollywood “Hoppa” Means Business
Clenshaw Gives Davidson Tough Battle; Crowe Wins Australian Title; Haumono Dropped, But Wins

Clenshaw Gives Davidson Tough Battle; Crowe Wins Australian Title; Haumono Dropped, But Wins

By Paul Upham in Blacktown: Finding opponents for junior middleweight boxing prospect King Davidson has not been easy of late, but popular gladiator Josh Clenshaw stepped up and gave the Nigerian ten tough rounds in losing a points decision on Saturday night at the Blacktown RSL Club in Sydney, Australia. Clenshaw Gives Davidson Tough Battle; Crowe Wins Australian Title; Haumono Dropped, But Wins
Hopoate Sharp in Los Angeles Sparring

Hopoate Sharp in Los Angeles Sparring

By Paul Upham: Former rugby league star John “Hoppa” Hopoate has set up training camp in Los Angeles as he makes final preparations for his international boxing debut on Friday 22nd May 2009, in Las Vegas, USA when he faces former WBC heavyweight world champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall. Hopoate Sharp in Los Angeles Sparring
Clenshaw Faces King Davidson in Final Fight

Clenshaw Faces King Davidson in Final Fight

By Paul Upham: Manager Peter Mitrevski Sr has been having plenty of problems getting Nigerian junior middleweight boxing prospect King Davidson a fight, but popular gladiator Josh Clenshaw has stepped up to take the challenge in his final fight on Saturday night at the Blacktown RSL Club in Sydney, Australia. Clenshaw Faces King Davidson in Final Fight
Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 14/05/2009

Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 14/05/2009

By Paul Upham: Check up on all of the upcoming professional boxing cards to be held in Australia in the coming days and weeks. Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 14/05/2009
Daniel Geale ready to Upset Mundine on May 27

Daniel Geale ready to Upset Mundine on May 27

By Paul Upham: In Australia, facing Anthony Mundine is usually the biggest fight of any boxers’ career. But for Daniel Geale, who will put his IBO middleweight boxing world title on the line against “The Man” on Wednesday May 27 in Brisbane, he claims it is just going to be another match. Daniel Geale ready to Upset Mundine on May 27
Meehan on Chagaev-Valuev undercard

Meehan on Chagaev-Valuev undercard

By Paul Upham: WBA No.1 heavyweight contender Kali "Check Mate" Meehan from Australia will appear on the Ruslan Chagaev-Nicolay Valuev WBA world title boxing undercard at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on May 30. Meehan on Chagaev-Valuev undercard
Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards - 07/05/2009

Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards - 07/05/2009

By Paul Upham: Check up on all of the upcoming professional boxing cards to be held in Australia in the coming days and weeks. Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards - 07/05/2009
Hopoate Steps Up against McCall on May 22

Hopoate Steps Up against McCall on May 22

By Paul Upham: Former rugby league star and current Australian heavyweight boxing champion John “Hoppa” Hopoate will make his international boxing debut on 22nd May 2009, in Las Vegas, USA when he faces former heavyweight world champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall. The match was announced at a packed press conference at the City of Sydney PCYC. Hopoate Steps Up against McCall on May 22
Boxing Hall of Fame Names Grand Marshals

Boxing Hall of Fame Names Grand Marshals

By Paul Upham: The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, USA has announced that actors Burt Young and Federico Castelluccio have been named Grand Marshals of the 20th Annual Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions scheduled for Sunday June 14 at 1pm. Boxing Hall of Fame Names Grand Marshals
Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7 on Fox Sports

Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7 on Fox Sports

By Paul Upham: Episode 4 of the award winning series "Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7" will be screened exclusively in Australia on Fox Sports 3 on Saturday 2nd May 2009 at 5:30pm Eastern. Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7 on Fox Sports
Come-backing Green Stops Van Niekerk in 2

Come-backing Green Stops Van Niekerk in 2

By Paul Upham in Perth: Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny “Green Machine” Green made a successful comeback to competitive boxing on Sunday night with a 2nd round knockout win over South African Anthony Van Niekerk at the Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia, presented by Green Machine Promotions. Come-backing Green Stops Van Niekerk in 2
Green-Van Niekerk Clash on Sunday in Perth

Green-Van Niekerk Clash on Sunday in Perth

By Paul Upham: Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green makes a comeback to the ring on Sunday night April 26 at the Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. The 36 year-old will face South African Anthony Van Niekerk. Green-Van Niekerk Clash on Sunday in Perth
Paulley outpoints Kanofski in Canberra Thriller

Paulley outpoints Kanofski in Canberra Thriller

By Paul Upham in Canberra: In a see-sawing battle which thrilled the crowd, a cut and bloody Matthew Paulley won a unanimous ten round points decision over Jason Kanofski for the IBO Asia Pacific welterweight title on Friday night at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, Australia. The exciting battle headlined a Fox Sports’ Fenech Fight Night promoted by Grange Old School Boxing. Paulley outpoints Kanofski in Canberra Thriller
Middleweight Names Feature on Canberra Promotion Friday Night

Middleweight Names Feature on Canberra Promotion Friday Night

By Paul Upham: A number of super middleweight and middleweight names will feature on the Grange Old School Boxing promotion on Friday night April 24 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, Australia. Middleweight Names Feature on Canberra Promotion Friday Night
Mitrevski Jr Wants Australian Title

Mitrevski Jr Wants Australian Title

By Paul Upham: The punches were crisp and the combinations sharp as Peter Mitrevski Jr worked out with trainer Johnny Lewis at the Sydney University gymnasium. At 29 years of age and after almost twelve years as a professional, “Baby” Mitrevski feels like he is finally ready to reach his potential, starting with an Australian title belt around his waist. Mitrevski Jr Wants Australian Title
Is There Anyone Out There Willing To Fight Sakio Bika?

Is There Anyone Out There Willing To Fight Sakio Bika?

By Paul Upham: Step up. Step up. Is anyone out there willing to fight The Contender 2007 winner and IBO super middleweight boxing world champion Sakio Bika? Right now it seems there is no boxer out there to accept the “Scorpion’s” challenge. Is There Anyone Out There Willing To Fight Sakio Bika?
Valero Destroys Pitalua in 2

Valero Destroys Pitalua in 2

By Paul Upham: Not only did Edwin Valero win the vacant WBC lightweight boxing world title, but he made a stunning and dramatic entry into big time boxing in the USA with a brutal 2nd round knockout win over Antonio Pitalua, headlining the “Lightweight Lightning” promotion on Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, USA. Valero Destroys Pitalua in 2
Katsidis Stops Chavez in 7; “Lightweight Lightning” Undercard Results

Katsidis Stops Chavez in 7; “Lightweight Lightning” Undercard Results

By Paul Upham: The relentless pressure of Michael "The Great" Katsidis finally wore down former two-division boxing world champion Jesus Chavez, stopping him at the end of round 7 on Saturday night on the “Lightweight Lightning” promotion at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, USA. Katsidis Stops Chavez in 7; “Lightweight Lightning” Undercard Results
The Green Machine Returns

The Green Machine Returns

By Paul Upham: “I’m back,” said Danny Green, greeting a handful of visitors to his training session in Sydney on Friday. The former WBA light heavyweight world champion is returning to boxing after a one year retirement. Green makes his comeback against South African Anthony Van Niekerk at the Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia on Sunday April 26. The Green Machine Returns
Mundine Challenges Geale for IBO Belt May 27

Mundine Challenges Geale for IBO Belt May 27

By Paul Upham: Former WBA super middleweight boxing world champion Anthony "The Man" Mundine will continue his run at middleweight on Wednesday May 27 when he challenges undefeated IBO world title holder and fellow Australian Daniel Geale. The two will clash over twelve rounds at the Brisbane Convention Centre. Mundine Challenges Geale for IBO Belt May 27
Roy Jones Jr - September 2001: Hopkins, Trinidad, Ya’ll Must Have Forgot

Roy Jones Jr - September 2001: Hopkins, Trinidad, Ya’ll Must Have Forgot

In September 2001, Roy Jones Jr was the undisputed light heavyweight boxing champion of the world, holding the WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO world titles. SecondsOut’s Paul Upham sat down and spoke to Jones about Bernard Hopkins’ then recent win over Felix Trinidad to become the undisputed middleweight champion of the world and the chances of Jones Jr and Hopkins meeting in a rematch. Roy Jones Jr - September 2001: Hopkins, Trinidad, Ya’ll Must Have Forgot
Shane Mosley wants Cotto, Pacquiao or Hatton Next

Shane Mosley wants Cotto, Pacquiao or Hatton Next

By Paul Upham in Sydney: After his sensational January 24 knockout win over Antonio Margarito, don’t expect to see Sugar Shane Mosley getting back into the ring too quickly. The WBA welterweight boxing world champion wants only to fight the best opposition out there, even if that means waiting until near the end of 2009. Shane Mosley wants Cotto, Pacquiao or Hatton Next
Impressive Geale KO’s MacKillop in 1, Sends a Message to Mundine

Impressive Geale KO’s MacKillop in 1, Sends a Message to Mundine

By Paul Upham: At Monday’s press conference, Canadian Ian MacKillop told the media that while he was a good young fighter, IBO middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale didn’t have any real power. On Wednesday night, Geale showed Australia the special talent he possesses with a stunning 1st round knockout win at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney. In doing so, Geale sent a message to his next opponent, Anthony “The Man” Mundine. Impressive Geale KO’s MacKillop in 1, Sends a Message to Mundine
Geale-MacKillop & Zappavigna-St.Clair Headline “Bad Blood” Wednesday Night

Geale-MacKillop & Zappavigna-St.Clair Headline “Bad Blood” Wednesday Night

By Paul Upham: IBO middleweight boxing world champion Daniel Geale will face Canadian Ian MacKillop over ten rounds on Wednesday night at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney. Geale-MacKillop & Zappavigna-St.Clair Headline “Bad Blood” Wednesday Night
Hamdan Ready for Green Comeback

Hamdan Ready for Green Comeback

By Paul Upham: If former WBA light heavyweight boxing world champion Danny Green is serious about making a comeback, Sydney warrior Nader “Lionheart” Hamdan is ready to give him the fight he needs and the battle the fans want to see. Hamdan Ready for Green Comeback
Marquez Stops Diaz in 9 Round Thriller

Marquez Stops Diaz in 9 Round Thriller

By Paul Upham: Juan Manuel Marquez overcame a furious initial onslaught from Juan Diaz to knockout the younger challenger in round 9 of their lightweight boxing world title battle on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, televised in the USA on HBO World Championship Boxing. Marquez Stops Diaz in 9 Round Thriller
John and Juarez Draw over Twelve Exciting Rounds

John and Juarez Draw over Twelve Exciting Rounds

By Paul Upham: WBA featherweight boxing world champion Chris John and challenger Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez fought an exciting twelve round draw on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, televised in the USA on HBO World Championship Boxing. John and Juarez Draw over Twelve Exciting Rounds
Hussein Comeback Cancelled After Ronald Ruled Medically Unfit

Hussein Comeback Cancelled After Ronald Ruled Medically Unfit

By Paul Upham at ringside: Australian veteran Hussein Hussein will have to wait a little longer to return to the ring. The 33 year-old’s match with Dedy Ronald was cancelled late on Friday afternoon after the Boxing Authority of NSW ruled the Indonesian was medically unfit to compete. Hussein Comeback Cancelled After Ronald Ruled Medically Unfit
For Hussein Hussein This is Make or Break

For Hussein Hussein This is Make or Break

By Paul Upham: Australian veteran Hussein Hussein is giving himself one more chance to win a world title. The long time flyweight contender, well known for his Las Vegas thriller with Jorge Arce in March 2005, returns to the ring after a seven month absence on Friday night when he faces Dedy Ronald from Indonesia at the Orion Function Centre in Campsie, NSW. For Hussein Hussein This is Make or Break
Leveni Takes the Fight to Medley in Newcastle

Leveni Takes the Fight to Medley in Newcastle

By Paul Upham at ringside: “Deadly” Robert Medley won the vacant IBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title but he was forced to win it over the twelve round distance by local prospect Tui Leveni, who enhanced his reputation with a spirited performance at the Newcastle Panthers Club in Newcastle, NSW on Friday night. Leveni Takes the Fight to Medley in Newcastle
Medley Headlines Newcastle Show Friday Night

Medley Headlines Newcastle Show Friday Night

By Paul Upham: Popular Camden fighter “Deadly” Robert Medley headlines a Fenech Fight Night promotion on Friday evening at the Newcastle Panthers Club in Newcastle, NSW. The 27 year-old hard hitting Australian boxer faces local prospect Tui Leveni for the vacant IBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title over twelve rounds. Medley Headlines Newcastle Show Friday Night
Froch vs. Taylor: Green Light for April

Froch vs. Taylor: Green Light for April

By Paul Upham: WBC super middleweight boxing world champion Carl Froch looks set to make the first defence of his title against former undisputed middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor. Froch vs. Taylor: Green Light for April
SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Arum in Margarito-Cotto Sandwich, No Boobs in Boxing, Douglas-Tyson, McCullough, Mancini & More

SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Arum in Margarito-Cotto Sandwich, No Boobs in Boxing, Douglas-Tyson, McCullough, Mancini & More

By Paul Upham: Promoter Bob Arum has found himself in a difficult position whilst trying to support his boxer Antonio Margarito, whose boxing licence was revoked after an inquiry into his hand wraps prior to his match with Shane Mosley in January. The Top Rank supremo’s stance has placed him offside with one of his other boxers Miguel Cotto, who he promotes against Michael Jennings this weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York. SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Arum in Margarito-Cotto Sandwich, No Boobs in Boxing, Douglas-Tyson, McCullough, Mancini & More
Mundine outpoints Taylor in Rugged Battle

Mundine outpoints Taylor in Rugged Battle

By Paul Upham: Shannan Taylor promised to give Anthony Mundine a real fight and while he didn’t get the win, he was good to his word. “The Man” won a unanimous twelve round points decision on Wednesday night in Wollongong, Australia, but he had to work hard every single round in a rugged battle. Mundine outpoints Taylor in Rugged Battle
Danny Green Returns to Fight Mundine

Danny Green Returns to Fight Mundine

By Paul Upham: The “Green Machine” simply couldn’t stay away from the sport he loved. The former WBA light heavyweight boxing world champion announced on Tuesday that he was making a comeback, with his singled minded focus being on winning a rematch with arch-rival Anthony Mundine. Danny Green Returns to Fight Mundine
Darchinyan Arrives Home, Heads to Bantamweight

Darchinyan Arrives Home, Heads to Bantamweight

By Paul Upham in Sydney: It may be a short stay at super flyweight for WBC/WBA/IBF boxing champion Vic Darchinyan. The “Raging Bull” arrived home in Australia on Tuesday morning and was mobbed by a massive media contingent. He promptly told them he was ready to move up in weight again to win more world titles. Darchinyan Arrives Home, Heads to Bantamweight
Danny Green Comeback on Tuesday?

Danny Green Comeback on Tuesday?

By Paul Upham: Former WBA light heavyweight boxing world champion Danny Green will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning February 10 at 9:00am outdoors at the Subiaco Oval in Perth. The “Green Machine” retired as WBA champion unexpectedly in April 2008 and will reportedly make a major career announcement to the media. Danny Green Comeback on Tuesday?
Darchinyan Stops Arce by TKO in Brutal 11 Round War

Darchinyan Stops Arce by TKO in Brutal 11 Round War

By Paul Upham

It was a war as advertised, WBC/WBA/IBF super flyweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan defending his titles with an 11th round TKO win over Jorge Arce on Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, televised in the USA in Showtime Championship Boxing. Darchinyan Stops Arce by TKO in Brutal 11 Round War
Waters Knocks Out Alfons in 1; Calls Out Talipeau

Waters Knocks Out Alfons in 1; Calls Out Talipeau

By Paul Upham in Sutherland: Cronulla junior middleweight Ryan Waters made short work of Ade Alfons on Saturday night with a 1st round TKO win, headlining his own Left Hook Promotions card at the Sutherland United Services Club in Sydney. Waters Knocks Out Alfons in 1; Calls Out Talipeau
Ryan Waters: One Wedding and A Boxing Promotion

Ryan Waters: One Wedding and A Boxing Promotion

By Paul Upham: Australian boxer and promoter Ryan Waters has a lot more than usual to work through this week. Of course, fight week is always hectic when you are a self promoted boxer, Waters competes this Saturday night. But the following weekend, Waters has a more important match-up planned, when he marries his fiancée Cherie Moran. Ryan Waters: One Wedding and A Boxing Promotion
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