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20 NOVEMBER 2018

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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Hopkins ready to prove critics wrong

July 10, 2001 - By Paul Upham: Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins is ready to prove to the world that he has always been the uncrowned undisputed middleweight champion and will prove it on September 15 at Madison Square Hopkins ready to prove critics wrong

Trinidad says Mosley is beneath him

July 10, 2001 – By Paul Upham: If people analyse both of their records, there is no way that WBC welterweight champion Shane Mosley should be above him in the pound-for-pound ratings, says WBA middleweight champion Trinidad says Mosley is beneath him

Taylor and Holland weigh in for grudge match

August 16, 2001 – By Paul Upham: The long-awaited grudge match between WBC No.6 Shannan Taylor and WBA No.11 Julian Holland, Australia’s two finest welterweights, will finally happen on Friday night after both weighed Taylor and Holland weigh in for grudge match

New horizons for Goossen

By Paul Upham: The voice comes down the telephone line with resounding enthusiasm and pride. “Hello, Dan Goossen here, President, CEO and Owner, Ten Goose Sports.” The former President of America Presents is not laying New horizons for Goossen

No decision yet on new Trinidad-Hopkins date

By Paul Upham: Bob Goodman, Vice President Boxing Operations, Don King Productions, addressed a meeting of representatives from all of the boxers on the Bernard Hopkins-Felix Trinidad card, who were still in New York on No decision yet on new Trinidad-Hopkins date

Trinidad v Hopkins announcement expected soon

By Paul Upham: There was still no announcement on a new date for the middleweight unification clash between WBC/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA ruler Felix Trinidad in New York, on the day that the fight was Trinidad v Hopkins announcement expected soon

Parr headlines Southport card

By Paul Upham: Australian middleweight champion Wayne Parr, 8-1 (8), continues his campaign at junior middleweight when he faces hard-punching Abdul Rasheed, 4-1-1, for the Oceania Boxing Association title. They meet Parr headlines Southport card

The scene that reveals the Hopkins-Trinidad outcome

By Paul Upham: It was a scene during the whirlwind Hopkins-Trinidad press conference tour week in early July that took in New York, Philadelphia, Miami and Puerto Rico that told me that Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins The scene that reveals the Hopkins-Trinidad outcome

Hussein brothers record knockout wins

By Paul Upham: Team Fenech’s Hussein brothers Nedal and Hussein both recorded knockout wins on Friday night on promoter Kieran O’Connor’s “Respect 3…The Eliminator” card at the Octagon, Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Hussein brothers record knockout wins

Exactly as Hopkins had predicted

By Paul Upham: Bernard Hopkins is now the undisputed middleweight champion of the world, the holder of the Sugar Ray Robinson trophy and the first man to defeat Felix Trinidad and he may as well be Nostradamus for the Exactly as Hopkins had predicted

Mundine fight will define Waters’ career

By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine, 9-0 (7), maintains his busy schedule when he returns against comebacking former three-time world title challenger Guy Waters, 25-6-1 Mundine fight will define Waters’ career

Mundine secures world title shot against Ottke

By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine enters his fight with Guy Waters, 25-6-1 (11), at the Whitlam Centre in Liverpool, Sydney, under even more pressure than usual after Mundine secures world title shot against Ottke

Big Time McCline to face Goofi Whitaker

By Paul Upham: Jameel “Big Time” McCline, who is coming off a resounding first round knockout of Michael Grant in July, will face his toughest test yet when he battles WBA No.5 Lance “Goofi” Whitaker, 23-1 (19), in a Big Time McCline to face Goofi Whitaker

Glenn Kelly to face Roy Jones February 2

By Paul Upham Australia’s IBF No.1 Glenn Kelly confirmed on Friday night in Sydney that he will finally get his chance at facing undisputed light heavyweight champion Roy Jones on February 2-in the USA. “I’ve signed a Glenn Kelly to face Roy Jones February 2

Parr defends against McLeod

By Paul Upham: Australian middleweight champion Wayne Parr, 9-1 (9), defends his title against Team Fenech’s former PABA middleweight champion Ian McLeod, 15-9-1 (4), this Wednesday night at the Palladium on the Gold Parr defends against McLeod

Tszyu never ducked Judah

By Paul Upham: The excitement continues to build as November 3 nears and boxing draws another day closer to having an undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world, when WBC/WBA champion Kostya Tszyu, 27-1-1 Tszyu never ducked Judah

Green dents Stenton

By Paul Upham: Australia’s 2000 Olympian Danny Green, 5-0 (5), kept his perfect knockout record intact and won the OBA light-heavyweight title with an impressive win over Heath Stenton, 7-15-1 (1), in the second round Green dents Stenton

ratings analysed

By Paul Upham The World Boxing Organization released its September 2001 ratings this week with the following questions arising and changes of note. 1/ If David Izon is not rated anywhere in the heavyweight division, ratings analysed

Tszyu: “No rematch in February”

By Paul Upham: Undisputed junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu returned home to Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday morning where he was greeted by thousands of fans, media and family at Sydney Airport. After destroying Tszyu: “No rematch in February”

Lewis fired up for Rahman

By Paul Upham: Former undisputed champion Lennox Lewis is primed and ready for his rematch with WBC, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman on November 17 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The match will go a long Lewis fired up for Rahman

Ratanachai to face Tim Austin

By Paul Upham: Thailand’s Ratanachai Sor Vorapin, 41-5 (29), will sign a contract tonight for his world title shot against undefeated IBF bantamweight champion Tim Austin, 23-0-1 (21), in the main support bout to Ratanachai to face Tim Austin

Shark’ Toledo circling Medina

By Paul Upham: IBF featherweight champion Frankie ‘The Shark’ Toledo, 40-5-1 (15), makes the first defence of his title against three-time world champion Manuel Medina, 59-11 (27), this Friday night at The Orleans Hotel Shark’ Toledo circling Medina

spanner in Tszyu-Ward works

By Paul Upham: While the prospect of a Kostya Tszyu vs Micky Ward fight for the undisputed junior welterweight title is very appealing, it may not come to fruition due to the demands of mandatory defences put on Tszyu spanner in Tszyu-Ward works

Taylor ready for “The Secret”

By Paul Upham: Australia’s Shannan Taylor, 29-2-1 (19), has been burning up the gymnasium in preparation for his clash with Commonwealth junior middleweight champion Richard “The Secret” Williams, 14-1 (12), at the York Taylor ready for “The Secret”

Jones returns after tragedy

By Paul Upham: Duva Boxing’s rising light-heavyweight star George “Khalid” Jones, 16-0 (12), returns to the ring after being the innocent party in the death of Beethavean Scottland last June. In a tough test, Jones will Jones returns after tragedy

Team Taylor ready for Williams

By Paul Upham: Roy Alexander, the new trainer of Australia’s Shannan Taylor, is very confident that the UK will see the very best of the “Blaster” on Saturday night when he faces Commonwealth light-middleweight champion Team Taylor ready for Williams

keen on IBF champ Pacquaio

By Paul Upham: IBF super-bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao, 33-2-1 (25), is becoming a favorite with HBO management after his gritty foul-filled six-round technical draw with WBO champion Agapito Sanchez in the keen on IBF champ Pacquaio

Real Deal” given raw deal

By Paul Upham: If you are sitting at home still scratching your head and wondering how Ruiz-Holyfield III ended in a draw, you are not alone. Despite all the prophets of doom predicting the end for Evander Holyfield, Real Deal” given raw deal

releases December ratings

By Paul Upham: The World Boxing Council has released its December ratings with the following questions arising and changes of note. 1: At heavyweight, Jameel McCline entered the ratings at No.12 after his win over the releases December ratings

Winky wants De La Hoya and Vargas

By Paul Upham: IBF junior middleweight champion Ronald Winky Wright is looking for unification fights with WBC champion Oscar De La Hoya and WBA champion Fernando Vargas in 2002 to become boxing’s next undisputed world Winky wants De La Hoya and Vargas

Where do our world champions come from?

By Paul Upham: Many people say that the USA is the home of boxing, but looking through the lists of world champions in each division, it is very pleasing to see so many countries represented. In the four major Where do our world champions come from?

Australian news round-up

By Paul Upham: The first Fenech Fight Night of 2002 will be held at the Le Montage Function Centre in Leichhardt. The card will be seen live around Australia on Fox Sports and will feature Nader Hamdan, Nedal Hussein, Australian news round-up

’s 2002 blueprint, Part One: The heavyweights

In the first of a three part series, SecondsOut.com’s Contributing Editor Paul Upham speaks with Kery Davis, HBO Sports Senior Vice-president of Programming about the television network’s plans for boxing in 2002. For a ’s 2002 blueprint, Part One: The heavyweights

Tszyu closely watching Mosley-Forrest

By Paul Upham: With one eye on a possible move to 147lbs for an appealing super-fight further down the track, undisputed junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu will be watching very closely when WBC welterweight king Tszyu closely watching Mosley-Forrest

Is this the end for Tyson?

By Paul Upham: It is quite possible that Mike Tyson’s outpouring of anger at Tuesday’s aborted press conference in New York, intended to announce his long awaited clash with Lennox Lewis on April 6, will be his last Is this the end for Tyson?

Forrest fires boxing fans’ imaginations

By Paul Upham: If you were looking for another reason to love boxing after a hellacious week where there was plenty of negativity and overkill stemming from the Tyson-Lewis incident, Vernon Forrest again showed that, Forrest fires boxing fans’ imaginations

Mundine returns on March 4

By Paul Upham: Australian super-middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine returns to the ring on March 4 at the Townsville Entertainment Centre in Queensland, hoping to get his career back on track after failing in his Mundine returns on March 4

Briggs faces Kenyan Olympian

Paul Upham: Australian light heavyweight champion Paul “Hurricane” Briggs (pictured) defends his belt this Friday night at Southport Sharks in Queensland against Kenyan Olympian Peter Kariuki. “He’s tall and gangly and Briggs faces Kenyan Olympian

says no to Pacquiao-Rakkiatgym

By Paul Upham: The IBF has decided against installing Thailand’s Fahprakob Rakkiatgym as the mandatory challenger to IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao (pictured) and has instead asked that the Thai says no to Pacquiao-Rakkiatgym

Another win for Hussein Hussein

By Paul Upham: Team Fenech’s WBO No.1 flyweight Hussein Hussein logged another impressive win on the February 9 Ricky Hatton undercard at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England with a fifth round knockout of Russian Another win for Hussein Hussein

Mayweather: Another step to greatness

By Paul Upham: WBC junior lightweight champion Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather Junior, 27-0 (20), takes another step towards fulfilling the promise his amazing ability has long suggested when he challenges WBC lightweight Mayweather: Another step to greatness

Echols wants Hopkins Lucas rematches

By Paul Upham: Hard punching super middleweight contender Antwun Echols, 26-4-1 (24), returns to the ring in Chicago on April 9 on ESPN’s Tuesday Night Fights against Egyptian Olympian Kabary Salem, 16-1 (10), in what Echols wants Hopkins Lucas rematches

Stone angry with media criticism of Ruiz

By Paul Upham: Norman Stone is angry. The manager of WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz finds it difficult to comprehend the continuing criticism his fighter receives from the media. People don’t realise that this kid Stone angry with media criticism of Ruiz

Briggs headlines on April 19

By Paul Upham: Newly-crowned OPBF light-heavyweight champion Paul Briggs, 14-1 (11), will headline a show in Melbourne on April 19 when he faces kick-boxing “KO King” Arthur Tsakonis at the Melbourne Convention Centre Briggs headlines on April 19

Tua expects Lewis to avoid Tyson early

By Paul Upham: IBF No.9 David Tua expects WBC/IBF heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, 39-2-1 (30), to adopt a similar strategy he employed successfully against him when he defends his titles against former undisputed Tua expects Lewis to avoid Tyson early

Forbes set for career re-launch

By Paul Upham: IBF super-featherweight champion Steve Forbes, 20-1 (5), is the latest boxer to sign with high profile manager James Prince, hoping that the successful rap producer can bring more activity to his career. Forbes set for career re-launch

Tszyu launches Judah win memorabilia

By Paul Upham: Undisputed junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu will officially launch a new range of memorabilia on April 19 in Sydney to commemorate his unifying of the WBC, WBA and IBF titles against Zab Judah at Tszyu launches Judah win memorabilia

The Flushing Flash returns

By Paul Upham: Former WBC featherweight champion Kevin The Flushing Flash Kelley, 51-5-2 (34), returns to the ring when he faces Mexican Raul Franco, 23-15-2 (18), over 10 rounds at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and The Flushing Flash returns

Oscar De La Hoya: The future

By Paul Upham: As far as Oscar De La Hoya is concerned, there are only three fights in his future that matter to him right now. He has three scores to settle and he will not rest until he has wins over Fernando Vargas, Oscar De La Hoya: The future

Tapia faces Medina first, then Hamed

By Paul Upham: Johnny Tapia, 51-2-2 (28), attempts to win his fifth world title against IBF featherweight champion Manuel Medina, 60-11 (27), this Saturday night in the Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, on Tapia faces Medina first, then Hamed
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