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25 OCTOBER 2014

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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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Darchinyan Prepares for Mijares in Showtime Blockbuster

Darchinyan Prepares for Mijares in Showtime Blockbuster

By Paul Upham in Marrickville: Getting the fight made was the hard part. For IBF junior bantamweight boxing world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan, beating WBC/WBA world champion Cristian Mijares is a task that he can now take care of himself. He just needed the Mexican’s signature on the contract. Darchinyan Prepares for Mijares in Showtime Blockbuster
Golden Gloves Takes Australian Boxing Free to Air

Golden Gloves Takes Australian Boxing Free to Air

By Paul Upham in Sydney: Golden Gloves Promotions announced on Tuesday a long awaited return for boxing on free to air television in Australia. Golden Gloves Takes Australian Boxing Free to Air
“Hollywood” Bennett Stops De Jesus in Newcastle

“Hollywood” Bennett Stops De Jesus in Newcastle

By Paul Upham at ringside: Newcastle favourite Chad “Hollywood” Bennett defeated Wellington De Jesus from Brazil by 5th round knockout at junior middleweight on Friday night at the Newcastle Panthers Club in Newcastle, Australia headlining a Fenech Fight Night, Grange Old School Boxing promotion. “Hollywood” Bennett Stops De Jesus in Newcastle
Memories of September 11

Memories of September 11

It is seven years since the horrific terrorist attack in New York, USA on September 11, 2001 that changed the world. As we remember the thousands of innocent lives that were lost, SecondsOut’s Content Editor Paul Upham, who was walking along 7th avenue in New York City when both planes hit the World Trade Center, opens his archives to recall one of his filed reports from that sad and tragic time. Memories of September 11
Showtime Makes Mijares vs. Darchinyan Super Fight

Showtime Makes Mijares vs. Darchinyan Super Fight

By Paul Upham: The junior bantamweight division will see a genuine super fight on November 1 when WBC/WBA world champion Cristian Mijares clashes with IBF world champion Vic Darchinyan over twelve rounds. Promoters Lou DiBella and Gary Shaw quickly came to terms for the fight this week when the Showtime television network in the USA allocated the match its own headline date. Showtime Makes Mijares vs. Darchinyan Super Fight
Hopoate Stops Mirovic Late to Win Australian Title

Hopoate Stops Mirovic Late to Win Australian Title

By Paul Upham: Former rugby league football star John “Hoppa” Hopoate won the Australian heavyweight boxing title with a 9th round TKO win over Bob Mirovic on Wednesday night at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, QLD. Hopoate Stops Mirovic Late to Win Australian Title
Diaz Hangs On For Split Decision Win Over Katsidis

Diaz Hangs On For Split Decision Win Over Katsidis

By Paul Upham: It was a fight of two halves and in the end Juan Diaz won a twelve round split points decision over Michael Katsidis on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA on HBO Boxing After Dark. While he looked like a bloody and beaten boxer after six rounds, Katsidis found a way to almost sneak up on Diaz and snatch a win. Diaz Hangs On For Split Decision Win Over Katsidis
McCullen, Briggs Win In Mansfield

McCullen, Briggs Win In Mansfield

By Paul Upham: Chris McCullen defended his Australian junior welterweight title with a ten round unanimous points decision win over John Cotterill Jr on Friday night at the Mansfield Tavern in Mansfield, QLD, Australia headlining an exciting Angelo DiCarlo Ace Boxing promotion. McCullen, Briggs Win In Mansfield
Tszyu Fans Raise Money For Charity At Crewfighter 4

Tszyu Fans Raise Money For Charity At Crewfighter 4

By Paul Upham: Australian based supporters of Kostya Tszyu held their fourth fan sparring day on Saturday August 30 at the former undisputed champion’s gymnasium in Sydney. All of the details of the event, including the matches, catering, prizes, merchandise, filming, after fight dinner and designated charity for proceeds were all organised via the Internet and in the Forum at www.KostyaTszyu.com. Tszyu Fans Raise Money For Charity At Crewfighter 4
Mirovic Promises to beat Hopoate and End the Football Invasion

Mirovic Promises to beat Hopoate and End the Football Invasion

By Paul Upham at Circular Quay: Bob Mirovic feels disrespected. He has been boxing for over twenty one years and holds the Australian heavyweight title. But while he struggles for exposure and every dollar he earns, professional footballers jumping into boxing are receiving more media attention and more money. It has to stop says Mirovic and he is promising to make a point when he faces former NRL star John Hopoate on September 10 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Mirovic Promises to beat Hopoate and End the Football Invasion
Haumono Taken The Distance By Couser

Haumono Taken The Distance By Couser

By Paul Upham: Samoan heavyweight Solomon Haumono retained his undefeated record, but was taken the full distance for the first time in his career in winning a unanimous points decision over American veteran Cliff Couser on Wednesday night at the E.G. Whitlam Centre in Liverpool, NSW, Australia. Haumono Taken The Distance By Couser
“Cool” Willie Kickett Too Fast For Rodriguez

“Cool” Willie Kickett Too Fast For Rodriguez

By Paul Upham at ringside: Aboriginal boxer “Cool” Willie Kickett continued his impressive unbeaten run with a ten round unanimous points decision win over WBO No.11 ranked Argentinean Vicente Rodriguez at junior lightweight on Friday night at the Wyong Leagues Club on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia headlining a card promoted by the Grange Old School Boxing and Angelo Hyder’s “Nitro Boxing”. “Cool” Willie Kickett Too Fast For Rodriguez
“Cool” Willie Kickett Headlines August 22 Wyong Card

“Cool” Willie Kickett Headlines August 22 Wyong Card

By Paul Upham: Exciting undefeated Aboriginal boxer “Cool” Willie Kickett faces WBO No.11 ranked Argentinean Vicente Rodriguez in a ten round bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Youth junior lightweight title and the WBO Latino title on Friday August 22 at the Wyong Leagues Club on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia headlining a card promoted by the Grange Old School Boxing and Angelo Hyder’s “Nitro Boxing”. “Cool” Willie Kickett Headlines August 22 Wyong Card
Darchinyan Wins IBF Title With 5th Round Knockout Of Kirilov

Darchinyan Wins IBF Title With 5th Round Knockout Of Kirilov

By Paul Upham: Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan won his second IBF world title in a new weight class when he knocked out champion Dimitri Kirilov at junior bantamweight on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, televised live in the USA on Showtime Championship Boxing. Darchinyan Wins IBF Title With 5th Round Knockout Of Kirilov
Mundine Hits Canvas, But Still Beats Kim

Mundine Hits Canvas, But Still Beats Kim

By Paul Upham: Former WBA super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine had to get up off the canvas to beat tough Japanese opponent Crazy Kim on points over ten rounds on Wednesday night at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Australia. Mundine Hits Canvas, But Still Beats Kim
Shane Mosley & Kostya Tszyu: Boxing’s Smiling Assassins

Shane Mosley & Kostya Tszyu: Boxing’s Smiling Assassins

By Paul Upham

To be in the presence of one undisputed boxing world champion is special. To be able to sit back and observe two of them interacting together is a privilege that doesn’t come along every day. Such was the case on July 23, when Sugar Shane Mosley accepted an invitation to visit Kostya Tszyu at his home in Sydney, Australia. Shane Mosley & Kostya Tszyu: Boxing’s Smiling Assassins
Zappavigna Stays Unbeaten With Points Win At Club Marconi

Zappavigna Stays Unbeaten With Points Win At Club Marconi

By Paul Upham at ringside: Australian lightweight prospect Lenny Zappavigna kept his undefeated record with a ten round unanimous points decision over Leon Maratas from the Philippines, winning the vacant IBO Asia Pacific title on Friday night at Club Marconi in Bossley Park, NSW, headlining a well promoted card by Billy Hussein and Tommy Mercuri. Zappavigna Stays Unbeaten With Points Win At Club Marconi
Zappavigna Headlines Club Marconi Hussein Promotion Friday Night

Zappavigna Headlines Club Marconi Hussein Promotion Friday Night

By Paul Upham: Exciting Australian prospect Lenny Zappavigna faces Leon Maratas for the vacant IBO Asia Pacific lightweight title on Friday night at Club Marconi in Bossley Park, NSW, promoted by Billy Hussein. Zappavigna Headlines Club Marconi Hussein Promotion Friday Night
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 21/07/2008

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 21/07/2008

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham.

All times Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 21/07/2008
Danny Green Television Documentary Premieres Friday Night

Danny Green Television Documentary Premieres Friday Night

By Paul Upham: A new two-hour documentary on the boxing career of retired WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green will premiere on the Fox Sports network in Australia on Friday night July 18. Danny Green Television Documentary Premieres Friday Night
Klitschko-Thompson Free To Air In Australia

Klitschko-Thompson Free To Air In Australia

By Paul Upham: Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight boxing world title defence against American Tony Thompson at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday will be televised live into Australia on the Channel 10 free to air network. Klitschko-Thompson Free To Air In Australia
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 07/07/2008

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 07/07/2008

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 07/07/2008
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 30/06/2008

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 30/06/2008

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia as compiled by Paul Upham. Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 30/06/2008
IBO Champion Geale Defeats Ajetovic On Points

IBO Champion Geale Defeats Ajetovic On Points

By Paul Upham: Tasmanian Daniel Geale retained the IBO middleweight world title with a unanimous twelve round points decision win over Geard Ajetovic from Serbia on Friday night at the Campbelltown Catholic Club in Sydney, Australia. IBO Champion Geale Defeats Ajetovic On Points
No Blast From The Past, But Fenech-Nelson 3 Still Had Some Punch

No Blast From The Past, But Fenech-Nelson 3 Still Had Some Punch

By Paul Upham at ringside: It wasn’t a classic battle in the mould of their first two fights, but the come-backing Jeff Fenech and Azumah Nelson still put on a pretty decent contest for two boxers who had not fought for over ten years. Fenech received a majority ten round points decision win at junior middleweight on Tuesday night at the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne, Australia. No Blast From The Past, But Fenech-Nelson 3 Still Had Some Punch
St Clair Says Kickett Is Being Pushed Into Fight

St Clair Says Kickett Is Being Pushed Into Fight

By Paul Upham: Rising Western Australian prospect ‘Cool’ Willy Kickett takes a major step up in class when he faces former IBF/IBO junior lightweight world champion Gairy ‘Superman’ St Clair in the main support bout on the Jeff Fenech-Azumah Nelson 3 card on Tuesday night at the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne. St Clair Says Kickett Is Being Pushed Into Fight
How Jeff Fenech Fanned The Flame For A Third Azumah Nelson Fight

How Jeff Fenech Fanned The Flame For A Third Azumah Nelson Fight

By Paul Upham

It started with a simple phone call from a business associate in Thailand to Jeff Fenech in Sydney in February 2008. “Jeff, your old foe Samart Payakarun is telling people over here that he can beat you in a boxing rematch and there is a promoter who is ready to put the fight on.” How Jeff Fenech Fanned The Flame For A Third Azumah Nelson Fight
Sakio Bika Is Back: “Get me The Biggest Fight Out There”

Sakio Bika Is Back: “Get me The Biggest Fight Out There”

By Paul Upham: Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika, the winner of series three of The Contender, is ready to return to the boxing ring after an extended break spent with his family. Bika’s wife Belinda gave birth to their second son, Jordan Thomas Bika, born on June 9 at 5.58pm and weighing 4.07kgs (8.95lbs). Sakio Bika Is Back: “Get me The Biggest Fight Out There”
Darchinyan Heads To LA; Still Wants Donaire Rematch

Darchinyan Heads To LA; Still Wants Donaire Rematch

By Paul Upham in Marrickville: Former IBF/IBO flyweight world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan held his final Sydney sparring session on Friday and will now set up training camp in the USA. Darchinyan Heads To LA; Still Wants Donaire Rematch
Green Says ‘No’ To Comeback Mundine Rematch

Green Says ‘No’ To Comeback Mundine Rematch

By Paul Upham: Retired WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green says suggestions he is on the verge of announcing a comeback to rematch Anthony Mundine, are false. Green, who has just launched a new book on his career titled, “Closed Fists, Open Heart”, reaffirmed to SecondsOut on Thursday June 12 at a Sydney City book signing, that he has fought for the last time. Green Says ‘No’ To Comeback Mundine Rematch
'Money’ Mayweather Retires: Your ‘What Does This Mean’ Checklist

'Money’ Mayweather Retires: Your ‘What Does This Mean’ Checklist

By Paul Upham

The decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr, the pound for pound best boxer in the world, to announce his retirement on June 6, 2008 will send shockwaves through the boxing world. As always, with a decision of this magnitude there will be winners and losers and wide ranging affects on many other boxers and people within the sport. SecondsOut.com now attempts to answers all of the questions created by ‘Money Mayweather’s’ retirement. 'Money’ Mayweather Retires: Your ‘What Does This Mean’ Checklist
Danny Green Book Signing Tour

Danny Green Book Signing Tour

By Paul Upham: Retired WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green has launched a new book on his career titled, “Closed Fists, Open Heart”, written with sporting journalist Daniel Lane. Danny Green Book Signing Tour
Wills Beats Vella On Split Points Decision In Third Meeting

Wills Beats Vella On Split Points Decision In Third Meeting

By Paul Upham in Gosford: The third fight between arch Australian junior welterweight rivals Adams Wills and Charlie Vella was exactly as advertised. A brutal war fought passionately and intensely on both sides, with Wills winning an eight round split points decision on Friday night at the Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford, Australia, headlining a “Nitro Boxing’ card promoted by Angelo Hyder. Wills Beats Vella On Split Points Decision In Third Meeting
Want To See A Real Fight? Wills vs. Vella 3 Ticks All The Boxes

Want To See A Real Fight? Wills vs. Vella 3 Ticks All The Boxes

By Paul Upham: So many times boxing fans are disappointed when the highly promoted super fight turns into a boring snoozer. When the sport’s best boxers are matched, it doesn’t always mean you see the best fights. That won’t be the case on Friday night when Adams Wills and Charlie Vella face each other for the third time at the Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford, Australia televised live on Fox Sports. Want To See A Real Fight? Wills vs. Vella 3 Ticks All The Boxes
Mundine Beats Soliman on Points

Mundine Beats Soliman on Points

By Paul Upham: WBA super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine retained his belt with a twelve round unanimous points decision over Sam “King” Soliman in their third career meeting on Wednesday night at the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Mundine Beats Soliman on Points
‘Raging Bull’ Darchinyan Adds Punch To ‘Prizefighter’ Computer Game

‘Raging Bull’ Darchinyan Adds Punch To ‘Prizefighter’ Computer Game

By Paul Upham in Sydney: When promoter Don King came to selecting boxers to be featured in his new boxing video game he didn’t take long to realise that the exciting, macho and hard hitting flyweight Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan had to be included. ‘Raging Bull’ Darchinyan Adds Punch To ‘Prizefighter’ Computer Game
Wills-Vella 3 Headlines Gosford ‘Nitro’ Card May 30

Wills-Vella 3 Headlines Gosford ‘Nitro’ Card May 30

By Paul Upham: The third fight between arch Australian junior welterweight rivals Adams Wills and Charlie Vella will headline the ‘Nitro Boxing’ card promoted by Angelo Hyder on Friday May 30 at the Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford, NSW, Australia. Wills-Vella 3 Headlines Gosford ‘Nitro’ Card May 30
King Davidson Granted Australian Residency

King Davidson Granted Australian Residency

By Paul Upham: Nigerian junior middleweight King Davidson Emenogu has been granted permanent residency in Australia and will continue his professional boxing career under world champion trainer Johnny Lewis. King Davidson Granted Australian Residency
Kostya Tszyu Open To Fight Offers

Kostya Tszyu Open To Fight Offers

By Paul Upham: Former undisputed super lightweight boxing world champion Kostya Tszyu is open to offers to continue his boxing career. At a press conference in Sydney on Thursday to announce his new working partnership with GNLD wholefood products, Tszyu said he would accept the right fight that contained the right challenge for him. Kostya Tszyu Open To Fight Offers
Pacquiao-Marquez 2: A Closer Look At The Scores

Pacquiao-Marquez 2: A Closer Look At The Scores

By Paul Upham: While everyone will agree that the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez rematch on March 15 was a thoroughly entertaining and high quality match, not everyone can agree on who actually won. Pacquiao was awarded a split points decision on the judges’ official scorecards but there are still many people who believe that Marquez deserved to get the decision. Pacquiao-Marquez 2: A Closer Look At The Scores
WBA World Champion Danny Green Retires

WBA World Champion Danny Green Retires

By Paul Upham: It was an emotional but proud Danny Green who announced his immediate retirement from boxing at a press conference in Perth, Australia on Tuesday morning. The current WBA light heavyweight world champion made a snap decision over the Easter weekend to retire from the sport. WBA World Champion Danny Green Retires
Casamayor Stops Katsidis In 10 Round Thriller

Casamayor Stops Katsidis In 10 Round Thriller

By Paul Upham: The old Cuban isn’t as old as some thought he was. Joel Casamayor not only turned back the challenge of previously undefeated Michael Katsidis, winning by 10th round knockout, he also participated in a thrilling ‘fight of the year’ contender on Saturday night at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, USA on HBO’s ‘Boxing After Dark’. Casamayor Stops Katsidis In 10 Round Thriller
In Floyd’s World, You Are 100% With Him, Or You Are Against Him

In Floyd’s World, You Are 100% With Him, Or You Are Against Him

By Paul Upham: So much of an elite world champion boxer’s make-up is about mental strength. The belief that you are the boxing champion of the world and can beat any man who steps into the ring with you is essential in a sport as brutal as boxing and is as important as fitness and technique. Which is why Floyd Mayweather Jr could not have his trainer and uncle Roger Mayweather training Steve Forbes to beat Oscar De La Hoya under any circumstances. In Floyd’s World, You Are 100% With Him, Or You Are Against Him
Floyd Gives Roger Mayweather An Ultimatum: Drop Steve Forbes Now!

Floyd Gives Roger Mayweather An Ultimatum: Drop Steve Forbes Now!

By Paul Upham: Floyd Mayweather Jr is unhappy that his uncle Roger Mayweather is training Steve Forbes to fight Oscar De La Hoya on May 3. Floyd Jr said on Thursday that if his uncle doesn’t drop Forbes now, he will not have Roger as his trainer ever again. Floyd Gives Roger Mayweather An Ultimatum: Drop Steve Forbes Now!
An Easter Fairy Tail

An Easter Fairy Tail

By Paul Upham: The telephone was slammed down hard in Don King’s Las Vegas home. It was Good Friday and the high-haired promoter was not a very happy individual. Andrew Golota, who King had given an opportunity from nowhere, despite intense criticism, to fight for the IBF title against Chris Byrd the following weekend in New York, had just pulled out injured. A new opponent needed to be found ASAP to ensure that the HBO Pay-Per-View card would still go ahead. An Easter Fairy Tail
Casamayor Testing Time For Katsidis The Great

Casamayor Testing Time For Katsidis The Great

By Paul Upham: It is a long way from the town of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia to big time boxing and facing Cuban great Joel Casamayor with The Ring magazine’s undisputed lightweight champion belt on the line, but to Michael ‘The Great’ Katsidis, this coming Saturday night is all part of the plan. Casamayor Testing Time For Katsidis The Great
Bika Issues Challenge To Mundine In Person

Bika Issues Challenge To Mundine In Person

By Paul Upham: Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika, the winner of series three of ‘The Contender’, issued a challenge in person to WBA super middleweight world champion Anthony Mundine on Friday in Sydney. Both boxers were special guests at a ‘Police & Community Youth Clubs’ charity fundraiser at the Dockside function room at Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour, Australia. Bika Issues Challenge To Mundine In Person
Haye’s Goal Now To Emulate Holyfield Again, While Maccarinelli Searches for Redemption

Haye’s Goal Now To Emulate Holyfield Again, While Maccarinelli Searches for Redemption

By Paul Upham: It has been almost twenty years to the day since a cruiserweight battle had been for so many world titles and held such a prestigious place on the professional boxing calendar. David Haye not only proved himself today as the best cruiserweight boxer in the world by knocking out Enzo Maccarinelli, he also signalled his intention to move up to heavyweight, determined to emulate the feats of Evander Holyfield, who became undisputed champion of the world in two weight classes. Haye’s Goal Now To Emulate Holyfield Again, While Maccarinelli Searches for Redemption
Mitchell Stops Johanneson To Win British Title

Mitchell Stops Johanneson To Win British Title

By Paul Upham: Kevin Mitchell won the British junior lightweight title with a 9th round stoppage win over champion Carl Johanneson on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London England in the main support bout to Haye-Maccarinelli. Mitchell Stops Johanneson To Win British Title
Haye Lands ‘Hayemaker” To Knockout Maccarinelli In 2

Haye Lands ‘Hayemaker” To Knockout Maccarinelli In 2

By Paul Upham: WBC/WBA boxing world champion David Haye added the WBO title to his collection and left no doubt as to his dominance as the one and only cruiserweight champion of the world with a brutal 2nd round knockout of Enzo Maccarinelli in the early hours of Sunday morning at the O2 Arena in London England, televised live on Showtime in the USA and on Setanta Sports in the UK. Haye Lands ‘Hayemaker” To Knockout Maccarinelli In 2
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