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28 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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Mundine, Taylor Trade Verbal Blows at Press Conference

Mundine, Taylor Trade Verbal Blows at Press Conference

By Paul Upham: If the fight is as entertaining as their press conference, Anthony Mundine and Shannan Taylor will be giving the fans great value for money in their Australian pay-per-view boxing match on February 11 at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre in Australia. Mundine, Taylor Trade Verbal Blows at Press Conference
Katsidis Gets Comfortable Points Win Over Ramirez

Katsidis Gets Comfortable Points Win Over Ramirez

By Paul Upham: Australian lightweight contender Michael “The Great” Katsidis won a comfortable ten round boxing points decision over Argentine Angel Ramirez on Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City, Philippines. Rarely troubled throughout, Katsidis picked up the vacant WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title. Katsidis Gets Comfortable Points Win Over Ramirez
Katsidis vs. Ramirez: Weigh-In

Katsidis vs. Ramirez: Weigh-In

By Paul Upham: Exciting Australian slugger Michael Katsidis faces Argentine Angel Ramirez on Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City, Philippines. Both boxers made weight at Friday’s official weigh-in, with the fight being held over twelve rounds for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title. Katsidis vs. Ramirez: Weigh-In
100 year Jack Johnson-Tommy Burns Ceremony Held at Rushcutters Bay

100 year Jack Johnson-Tommy Burns Ceremony Held at Rushcutters Bay

By Paul Upham: An enthusiastic crowd was in attendance at a ceremony to mark the 100 year anniversary of Jack Johnson’s historic world heavyweight boxing title win over Tommy Burns, which took place on Boxing Day, Sunday December 26, 1908. 100 year Jack Johnson-Tommy Burns Ceremony Held at Rushcutters Bay
Will Anyone Accept King Davidson’s Challenge?

Will Anyone Accept King Davidson’s Challenge?

By Paul Upham: Nigerian born junior middleweight “King” Davidson Emenogu has an open offer to fight any Australian based boxers at 154lbs. But according to his manager Peter Mitrevski Sr, no one is prepared to come forward and fight the 2002 Commonwealth Games boxing bronze medallist. Will Anyone Accept King Davidson’s Challenge?
Jose Torres Passes Away

Jose Torres Passes Away

By Paul Upham: The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight champion Jose Torres. He passed away on Monday morning in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He was 72. Jose Torres Passes Away
Tua And Cameron Share Million Dollar Payday

Tua And Cameron Share Million Dollar Payday

By Paul Upham: Former world heavyweight title challenger David Tua and fellow New Zealander Shane Cameron are set to share in a million dollar payday. Tua And Cameron Share Million Dollar Payday
Darchinyan Heads to Las Vegas to Fine Tune for Arce

Darchinyan Heads to Las Vegas to Fine Tune for Arce

By Paul Upham in Marrickville: WBC/WBA/IBF junior bantamweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan held his final training session and press conference in Australia on Tuesday. Darchinyan Heads to Las Vegas to Fine Tune for Arce
Sakio Bika Looking for a Challenge

Sakio Bika Looking for a Challenge

By Paul Upham: Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika is looking for a challenge in the boxing ring. The only problem is that less and less boxers are interested in taking a chance in facing the tank like Contender 2007 winner and new IBO super middleweight champion. Sakio Bika Looking for a Challenge
Taylor Tunes Up For Mundine with Waters Sparring

Taylor Tunes Up For Mundine with Waters Sparring

By Paul Upham: 36 year-old Shannan Taylor continued his preparation for a challenge against Anthony Mundine with a sparring session against Ryan Waters on Friday at Waters’ Southside Boxing Gymnasium in Caringbah, Sydney. Taylor Tunes Up For Mundine with Waters Sparring
Darchinyan Tells Fernando Beltran to Butt Out

Darchinyan Tells Fernando Beltran to Butt Out

By Paul Upham: WBC/WBA/IBF junior bantamweight boxing world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan is unhappy with comments from Mexican Fernando Beltran, who promotes his next opponent Jorge Arce on February 7. Darchinyan Tells Fernando Beltran to Butt Out
Darchinyan, Bika Workout in Sydney Heatwave

Darchinyan, Bika Workout in Sydney Heatwave

By Paul Upham in Marrickville: There were two reasons WBC/WBA/IBF 115lbs boxing world title holder Vic Darchinyan could have missed his Wednesday gym workout. First, it was 40 degrees Celsius in the searing summer heat. The second, January 7, 2009 was his 33rd birthday. But neither excuse was acceptable to the “Raging Bull”, who pushed himself through a two-hour workout alongside IBO super middleweight champion Sakio Bika. Darchinyan, Bika Workout in Sydney Heatwave
Darchinyan Check weigh-in

Darchinyan Check weigh-in

By Paul Upham: Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan weighed in at 123.6 pounds for his World Boxing Council-mandated 30-day weigh-in, well below the maximum limit of 127 pounds. Darchinyan Check weigh-in
Maintaining the Rage - Darchinyan Promises To Punish Arce

Maintaining the Rage - Darchinyan Promises To Punish Arce

By Paul Upham: Don’t think just yet that Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan’s vicious knockout win over Cristian Mijares in November will be the highpoint of his career. The WBC/WBA/IBF junior bantamweight boxing world title holder is promising to maintain the rage in 2009. First up is Mexican Jorge Arce on February 7 on Showtime Championship Boxing. Maintaining the Rage - Darchinyan Promises To Punish Arce
SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Pacquiao-Hatton Deal, Baby Girl for Pacquiao, De La Hoya-Valero Feud, Don King’s Turkeys and More

SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Pacquiao-Hatton Deal, Baby Girl for Pacquiao, De La Hoya-Valero Feud, Don King’s Turkeys and More

By Paul Upham: There have been a number of reports over the last twenty four hours that a Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton boxing super fight for May 2 in Las Vegas, USA has been finalised. Team Hatton are urging the many passionate fans of Ricky Hatton to wait until an official announcement of the fight, before booking accommodation and flights to the USA. SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Pacquiao-Hatton Deal, Baby Girl for Pacquiao, De La Hoya-Valero Feud, Don King’s Turkeys and More
SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Vazquez vs. Marquez III

SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Vazquez vs. Marquez III

By Paul Upham: After two thrillers in 2007, WBC junior featherweight boxing world champion Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez repeated the dose with another exceptional high quality battle over twelve rounds on March 1, 2008 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, USA. Vazquez was awarded a twelve round split points decision, which was hotly disputed by Marquez. The overall winners were the fans who witnessed the Fight of the Year. SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Vazquez vs. Marquez III
2009: The Mayweather Effect

2009: The Mayweather Effect

Comment by Paul Upham: As boxing fans look forward to a new year and search far and wide amongst the weight classes for the best fights to follow in 2009, a familiar name is poised to return. 2009: The Mayweather Effect
Aggressive Klitschko Knocks Rahman Out in 7

Aggressive Klitschko Knocks Rahman Out in 7

By Paul Upham: IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko retained his titles with an aggressive 7th round knockout of former champion Hasim Rahman on Saturday night at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. Klitschko won every round and put on a much needed entertaining performance. Aggressive Klitschko Knocks Rahman Out in 7
Old, Slow ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe Wins Comeback in Germany

Old, Slow ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe Wins Comeback in Germany

By Paul Upham: Sixteen years after he first won the heavyweight boxing world title against Evander Holyfield in 1992, Riddick Bowe returned to the ring on Saturday night at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany on the Wladimir Klitschko-Hasim Rahman card. Bowe won an eight round points decision, but it was a sad sight for anyone who remembered “Big Daddy” at his best. Old, Slow ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe Wins Comeback in Germany
Pacquiao Turns De La Hoya’s Dream Fight into a Nightmare

Pacquiao Turns De La Hoya’s Dream Fight into a Nightmare

Comment by Paul Upham

Experts and fans alike labelled it a mismatch as soon as the fight was made. Some boxing fans were so angered they vowed not to subscribe to the pay-per-view, labelling it a circus and a farce. Indeed the fight was one sided. It wasn’t even close. But Many Pacquiao was the one who was left standing with his arms raised in triumph. For Oscar De La Hoya, the long time Golden Boy of the sport, the Dream Match turned into a nightmare. Pacquiao Turns De La Hoya’s Dream Fight into a Nightmare
Zappavigna Stops Browne in 6

Zappavigna Stops Browne in 6

By Paul Upham: Exciting undefeated prospect Lenny Zappavigna kept his world title aspirations burning with an impressive 6th round stoppage of Tommy Browne on Friday night at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney, headlining a card promoted by Grange Old School Boxing. Zappavigna Stops Browne in 6
Gulyekevich Retain European Crown in Halle

Gulyekevich Retain European Crown in Halle

European super-featherweight champion Sergey Gulyekevich successfully defended his title against previously undefeated German Vitaly Tajbert, his official challenger, in Halle, Germany on Friday night. Gulyekevich Retain European Crown in Halle
Zappavigna Faces Dangerous Browne on Friday night

Zappavigna Faces Dangerous Browne on Friday night

By Paul Upham: Exciting undefeated prospect Lenny Zappavigna takes another important step in his boxing career when he faces two-time world title challenger Tommy Browne on Friday night at The Cube in Campbelltown, Sydney, headlining a card promoted by Grange Old School Boxing. Zappavigna Faces Dangerous Browne on Friday night
SecondsOut Debate: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao

SecondsOut Debate: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao

As we count down the hours to this weekend’s superfight between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, televised in the USA on HBO Pay-Per-View, SecondsOut’s Editor-In-Chief Clive Bernath and Content Editor Paul Upham debate the many interesting aspects of this unusual match. SecondsOut Debate: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/12/2008

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/12/2008

By Paul Upham: A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled. All times Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/12/2008
Inside De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet

Inside De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet

By Paul Upham

This coming Saturday night the boxing world stops for the event of the year when its biggest star Oscar De La Hoya faces the best fighter in the world Manny Pacquiao. While the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas is sold out, the fight will be televised live in the USA on HBO Pay-Per-View and millions more will watch around the world. Behind the scenes at HBO, great work has gone into packaging and delivering the Dream Match to both old and new boxing fans. Inside De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet
New Hall of Fame Inductees Announced December 9

New Hall of Fame Inductees Announced December 9

By Paul Upham: The International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced that a news conference will be held at the Hall of Fame Events Pavilion on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at 1:00pm to announce the newest Hall of Fame Inductees. New Hall of Fame Inductees Announced December 9
Darchinyan Ready To Kick Some Arce

Darchinyan Ready To Kick Some Arce

By Paul Upham: World super flyweight champion and Fighter of the Year candidate Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan is ready to defend his crown by kicking a little Arce. Darchinyan Ready To Kick Some Arce
Waters Beats Singh by 7th Round Disqualification

Waters Beats Singh by 7th Round Disqualification

By Paul Upham in Cronulla: WBO Oriental junior middleweight champion Ryan Waters retained his title by 7th round disqualification against Pradeep Singh on Friday night at the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club in Sydney , NSW on a card by Left Hook Promotions. Waters Beats Singh by 7th Round Disqualification
Waters Promises to Give Singh His First Defeat

Waters Promises to Give Singh His First Defeat

By Paul Upham in Gymea: WBO Oriental junior middleweight boxing champion Ryan Waters faces the undefeated Pradeep Singh on Friday night at the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club in Cronulla, NSW. Waters Promises to Give Singh His First Defeat
The Hitman Plays His Critics: Ricky Fatton Salutes You!

The Hitman Plays His Critics: Ricky Fatton Salutes You!

Comment by Paul Upham: It seems those critics writing off Ricky Hatton at the age of 30 were a little premature, as evidenced by his dominant boxing victory over Paul Malignaggi on Saturday night in Las Vegas. If Malignaggi was the best opposition for Hatton at junior welterweight, and the New Yorker was considered to be the leading contender, then the Hitman in this form will reign supreme for as long as he cares to. The Hitman Plays His Critics: Ricky Fatton Salutes You!
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 21/11/2008

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 21/11/2008

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 21/11/2008
What is Oscar De La Hoya’s Best Career Win?

What is Oscar De La Hoya’s Best Career Win?

By Paul Upham: While no one doubts the classy star power and money generating ability of Oscar De La Hoya and his world titles in six weight classes are evidence of his boxing ability, one question amongst boxing fans and insiders usually results in some extended debate. What is Oscar De La Hoya’s best career win? What is Oscar De La Hoya’s Best Career Win?
De La Hoya Already Weighs 145lbs

De La Hoya Already Weighs 145lbs

By Paul Upham: As he enters the final three weeks of training for his Dream Match boxing super fight with Manny Pacquiao on December 6, the “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya is feeling comfortable already weighing below the welterweight limit of 147lbs. De La Hoya Already Weighs 145lbs
Taylor Returns to Form with Points Win Over Lacy

Taylor Returns to Form with Points Win Over Lacy

By Paul Upham: It wasn’t a world title fight win but for Jermain Taylor, but at this stage of his boxing career, it may have been more important than that. A unanimous twelve round points win over his former Olympic team mate and former world champion Jeff Lacy has got Taylor’s career back on track, after back to back losses to Kelly Pavlik. Taylor Returns to Form with Points Win Over Lacy
Cintron Repels Ndou Challenge

Cintron Repels Ndou Challenge

By Paul Upham: It wasn’t the return to knockout form that Kermit Cintron would have been hoping for, but it was an important twelve round points win over fellow former world champion Lovemore Ndou on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, USA in the main support to Jermain Taylor-Jeff Lacy. Cintron Repels Ndou Challenge
Gairy St Clair Starved and Disrespected in South Africa

Gairy St Clair Starved and Disrespected in South Africa

By Paul Upham: Gairy “Superman” St Clair says he has never been treated so badly. The former IBF/IBO junior lightweight boxing world champion is scheduled to challenge Mlungisi Dlamini in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Friday night, but the fight is in jeopardy because of claims that the Guyana born Australian based boxer has been refused food after Thursday’s weigh-in. Gairy St Clair Starved and Disrespected in South Africa
Mundine Beats Pintos on Points at Middleweight

Mundine Beats Pintos on Points at Middleweight

By Paul Upham: Former two-time WBA super middleweight world champion Anthony Mundine moved down to middleweight and won a unanimous ten round points decision over Uruguay’s Rafael Pintos on Wednesday night at the E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre in Liverpool, NSW, Australia. Mundine Beats Pintos on Points at Middleweight
Lovemore Ndou ready for Cintron Challenge

Lovemore Ndou ready for Cintron Challenge

By Paul Upham: After fifteen years facing the best at lightweight and junior welterweight, there are not many names around his weight that Lovemore “Black Panther” Ndou hasn’t fought in his 57 fight career. This Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, the 37 year-old faces his toughest test when he moves up to welterweight to face knockout artist Kermit Cintron in an IBF world title eliminator on the Jermain Taylor-Jeff Lacy card. Lovemore Ndou ready for Cintron Challenge
Elomar-Kickett Fight Marred by Ring Riot

Elomar-Kickett Fight Marred by Ring Riot

By Paul Upham in Gosford: The Nitro Fight Night promotion at the Central Coast Leagues Club in NSW ended in controversy on Friday night when a wild brawl erupted inside and outside the ring after Ahmed Elomar had scored a devastating 1st round knockout win over highly touted prospect Willie Kickett. Elomar-Kickett Fight Marred by Ring Riot
Kickett vs. Elomar Headlines Friday Gosford Fight Night

Kickett vs. Elomar Headlines Friday Gosford Fight Night

By Paul Upham: Rising Aboriginal star “Cool” Willie Kickett faces the always tough Ahmed Elomar on Friday night at the Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford, NSW, Australia. The ten round junior lightweight match headlines a six fight card promoted by Angelo Hyder, televised live around Australia on Fox Sports 3. Kickett vs. Elomar Headlines Friday Gosford Fight Night
Darchinyan Arrives Home; Wants More World Titles

Darchinyan Arrives Home; Wants More World Titles

By Paul Upham in Sydney: Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan returned home to Australia on Wednesday morning after his history making win over Cristian Mijares on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The 32 year-old, who now holds the WBC, WBA and IBF belts at 115lbs, promptly declared that he wants to win even more boxing world titles. Darchinyan Arrives Home; Wants More World Titles
The Critics Only Remembered 10 Seconds of Darchinyan’s Career

The Critics Only Remembered 10 Seconds of Darchinyan’s Career

By Paul Upham: Going into last Saturday’s junior bantamweight world title unification match between Cristian Mijares and Vic Darchinyan in Carson, California on Showtime, many boxing writers had the Mexican a huge favourite to win. The Critics Only Remembered 10 Seconds of Darchinyan’s Career
Fan Gets Face to Face with Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan

Fan Gets Face to Face with Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan

By Paul Upham: When power punching Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan battles Cristian Mijares on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, USA one of his supporters watching back in Australia will have a better understanding of what the Mexican WBC/WBA world champion is up against. Fan Gets Face to Face with Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan
Chris John Faces Enoki Friday night; Rocky Juarez Next?

Chris John Faces Enoki Friday night; Rocky Juarez Next?

By Paul Upham: WBA featherweight boxing world champion Chris John defends his title against Japanese contender Hiroyuki Enoki on Friday night October 24 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. After sweeping aside the Japanese challenger, John has big fight plans ahead of him in the USA. Chris John Faces Enoki Friday night; Rocky Juarez Next?
Davey Browne Beats Tor Silachai in Campbelltown

Davey Browne Beats Tor Silachai in Campbelltown

By Paul Upham: Davey Browne won the vacant IBF Pan Pacific youth and interim WBC world youth featherweight titles with a ten round unanimous points decision over Thai Tor Silachai on Friday night at The Cube in Campbelltown, Australia headlining a Fenech Fight Night promoted by Grange Old School Boxing. Davey Browne Beats Tor Silachai in Campbelltown
John Mugabi Presented with new WBC Title Belt

John Mugabi Presented with new WBC Title Belt

By Paul Upham in Melbourne: It would be a stretch to believe that John “The Beast” Mugabi could have been any more happy the first time he was presented with his WBC junior middleweight world title belt after defeating Rene Jacquot in France in July 1989. The second time around, it was sheer ecstasy. John Mugabi Presented with new WBC Title Belt
Australian Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2008

Australian Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2008

By Paul Upham in Melbourne: The 2008 Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Saturday October 11 in the Members private dining room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Nearly 500 people attended the dinner and ceremony, enjoying the majestic view out onto the floodlit MCG playing field. Australian Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2008
Vic Darchinyan: “I Will Knock Cristian Mijares Out!”

Vic Darchinyan: “I Will Knock Cristian Mijares Out!”

By Paul Upham in Marrickville: Seven years ago at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Vic Darchinyan sat close to the corner of fellow Australian Kostya Tszyu as the junior welterweight great knocked out Zab Judah to become undisputed boxing champion of the world. Seeing Tszyu with the IBF, WBC and WBA world title belts draped over him, Darchinyan immediately knew what he wanted to achieve in his own career. Vic Darchinyan: “I Will Knock Cristian Mijares Out!”
SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Manny Pacquiao Mania and News From Around the World

SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Manny Pacquiao Mania and News From Around the World

By Paul Upham: There has been outrage from Manny Pacquiao fans around the world who feel their hero is being disrespected in the lead-up to his super fight with Oscar De La Hoya on December 6. Filipino boxing websites and chat rooms almost when into meltdown over the last two weeks when it was suggested by some American commentators that the Pacman will be knocked senseless by the much bigger Golden Boy. Don’t expect Pacquiao fans to take this sort of talk lightly. SecondsOut Boxing Bytes: Manny Pacquiao Mania and News From Around the World
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