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19 SEPTEMBER 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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Hussein keeps busy

August 1, 2001 – By Paul Upham: WBO No.2 Hussein Hussein headlines a Fenech Fight Night promotion in Sydney on Friday night at the Bankstown Bellevue Convention Centre when he meets Rodel “Kid” Orais from the Hussein keeps busy

Flyweight Hussein meets lightweight boxer

August 2, 2001 – By Paul Upham: WBO No.2 flyweight Hussein Hussein showed plenty of self-confidence for his Friday night headline bout when he agreed to face a lightweight boxer after his original opponent, Rodel “The Flyweight Hussein meets lightweight boxer

Kelly cruises to victory and IBF title shot

August 4, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Australia’s IBF No.1 light heavyweight Glenn Kelly maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous eight round points decision over Adelaide’s Jamie Wallace in the main support bout to Kelly cruises to victory and IBF title shot

Hussein wins bloody brawl

August 4, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Team Fenech’s WBO No.2 flyweight Hussein Hussein won a bloody two round brawl against the Philippine’s Silvio Glinago in Sydney at the Bankstown Bellevue Function Centre in the headline Hussein wins bloody brawl

Peden ready for dream clash with “Kid Vegas”

August 5, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Australia’s best amateur boxer of recent times is finally on the verge of fighting for a world title after living in the USA for the last five years. IBF No.4 Robbie Peden will face IBF Peden ready for dream clash with “Kid Vegas”

Mundine wants revenge against Monzon's son

August 7, 2001 - By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific champion Anthony "The Man" Mundine is planning sweet revenge against the son of the great Carlos Monzon in Australia on September 3. Mundine's father Tony was knocked Mundine wants revenge against Monzon's son

Taylor-Holland headlines O'Connor sports card

August 8, 2001 - By Paul Upham: Promoter Kieran O'Connor officially announced his second star-studded promotion at a press conference in Sydney. Former WBC title challenger Shannan Taylor, 29-1-1 (19), will face Taylor-Holland headlines O'Connor sports card

Chris Byrd ready to outbox Tua

August 10, 2001 – By Paul Upham: IBF No.2 Chris Byrd (left) is expecting a tough battle when he faces IBF No.1 David Tua over 12 rounds at the Thomas & Mack Centre in Las Vegas on August 18. The card will be televised Chris Byrd ready to outbox Tua

Rejuvenated IBF receives praise for box-offs

August 11, 2001 – Paul Upham looks at the incredible change that has taken place in the IBF over the last year with the previously maligned sanctioning body now pushing toward new levels of credibility. By Paul Upham: Rejuvenated IBF receives praise for box-offs

Kelly takes first run at Roy Jones

August 13, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Australia’s IBF No.1 Glenn Kelly began training for his IBF light-heavyweight title fight with Roy Jones in October with a 14 kilometre run on Sunday morning. It wasn’t any usual run Kelly takes first run at Roy Jones

Nader Hamdan – On the way to the top

August 14, 2001 – By Paul Upham: IBF No.5 Nader Hamdan, 24-0 (13), makes the third defence of his IBF Pan Pacific junior middleweight title against Indonesia’s Haris Pujono over 12 rounds in the main support bout to Nader Hamdan – On the way to the top

Wayne Parr: From Muay Thai to middleweight ranks

August 13, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Anyone who ever saw the 1989 movie “Kickboxer” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and thought all of the training was a little over the top, should spend some time with new Australian Wayne Parr: From Muay Thai to middleweight ranks

Peden predicts fight of fury with Sanchez

August 14, 2001 – By Paul Upham: IBF No.4 featherweight Robbie Peden is extremely confident going into his clash with IBF No.3 Augie Sanchez in the main support bout to David Tua-Chris Byrd at the Cox Pavilion in Las Peden predicts fight of fury with Sanchez

Brock returns in top condition

August 16, 2001 - By Paul Upham: Sydney 2000 Olympian Calvin Brock returns to the ring against Rocky Gannon at the new Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on Saturday, on the undercard of the David Tua vs Chris Byrd IBF Brock returns in top condition

Spinks Jinx returns on Friday night

August 15, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Cory “Return of the Spinks Jinx” Spinks faces IBF No.11 Larry Marks this Friday night on ESPN2 with the vacant USBA welterweight title and the IBF No.1 ranking on the line at the DePaul Spinks Jinx returns on Friday night

David is the “Tuaman” for the job

August 15, 2001 – By Paul Upham: David Tua is ready to show the world that he is a changed man. The “Tuaman” says he has taken his training to new levels in preparation for his IBF heavyweight title eliminator with IBF David is the “Tuaman” for the job

Hamdan to face Australian champion Parr

August 16, 2001 – By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific champion Nader Hamdan’s scheduled opponent Indonesian Haris Pujono was ruled medically unfit with Hepatitis B early on Thursday morning and he will now meet Australian Hamdan to face Australian champion Parr

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

Holland stuns Taylor for upset win

August 17, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Julian Holland is the new Commonwealth and WBO Asia Pacific champion after defeating Shannan Taylor by seventh round TKO in a stunning upset at the Octagon, Randwick Racecourse in Sydney Holland stuns Taylor for upset win

Adams vs Ayala: the real main event

July 31, 2001 - By Paul Upham: Wladimir Klitschko's defence of his WBO heavyweight title against Charles Shufford is listed as the main event of Top Rank's "Summer Storm" card at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Events Adams vs Ayala: the real main event

Jones to decide on Kelly’s shot

July 29, 2001 – By Paul Upham: IBF No.1 light heavyweight Glenn Kelly is ready to face up to the daunting task of trying to beat WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO light-heavyweight world champion Roy Jones. The multiple light Jones to decide on Kelly’s shot

Winky plans to use title to get to Oscar

July 28, 2001 – Exclusive interview by Paul Upham: Ronald Wright, the IBF’s No.1 contender, gets another chance at the IBF junior middleweight title on September 28. “Winky” (pictured right) faces IBF No.2 Robert Winky plans to use title to get to Oscar

Hamdan defeats Parr in tough battle

August 17, 2001 – By Paul Upham: IBF No.5 Nader Hamdan, 25-0 (13), retained his unbeaten record and IBF Pan Pacific title with a unanimous points decision in an entertaining 12 round bout with Australian middleweight Hamdan defeats Parr in tough battle

Meehan headlines O’Connor card on September 28

August 23, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Promoter Kieran O’Connor’s third event at the Octagon, Randwick Racecourse in Sydney will be held on September 28 featuring Kali Meehan against Justin Fortune in the main event. After Meehan headlines O’Connor card on September 28

Roy Jones commences negotiations for Kelly

August 23, 2001 – By Paul Upham: Three-time world champion Jeff Fenech, trainer and manager of IBF No.1 light-heavyweight Glenn Kelly, confirmed today that negotiations had begun with representatives of WBC, WBA, IBF Roy Jones commences negotiations for Kelly

Tszyu opens camp for Judah super-fight

By Paul Upham: WBC and WBA super-lightweight champion Kostya Tszyu, 27-1-1 (22), opens his training camp in Australia’s capital of Canberra on Monday in what will be an intense 10 week preparation for his long-awaited Tszyu opens camp for Judah super-fight

Wehbee to headline Sydney card

By Paul Upham: Former OPBF featherweight champion Tony Wehbee attempts to get his career back on track against Mondesino Sebua from the Philippines, by headlining a seven bout card at the Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club in Wehbee to headline Sydney card

Hussein made to wait for Montiel

By Paul Upham: Team Fenech’s WBO No.2 flyweight Hussein Hussein will have to wait a little longer for his chance at Mexican WBO champion Fernando Montiel, 22-0-1 (17), as promoter Frank Warren has both fighters in his Hussein made to wait for Montiel

Jirov looking to make a statement in Reno

By Paul Upham: IBF cruiserweight champion Vassiliy Jirov is relishing the opportunity of appearing on HBO on September 8 when he faces power-punching crowd favourite Julian “Mr KO” Letterlough, 17-1-1 (16), at the Reno Jirov looking to make a statement in Reno

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

Juarez bringing heart and determination

By Paul Upham: This Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing, USA Olympic silver medallist Rocky Juarez, 4-0 (3), will take on Juan Rafael Gutierrez, 5-1-2 (3), in a six-round featherweight contest in El Paso, Juarez bringing heart and determination

Juan Diaz – the latest Mexican sensation

By Paul Upham: Juan Diaz has just started college at the University of Houston, but unlike any other 17-year-old who joins him in class, he may go on to become one of the best Mexican fighters for many years. Juan Diaz – the latest Mexican sensation

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s the “Hispanic Causin’ Panic”

and IBA lightweight champion Juan Lazcano, 27-2-1 (20), bids for his 14th consecutive victory when he defends his titles against Julio Alvarez, 24-7-1 (18), this Saturday night on Showtime at the Don Haskins Center in Fasten your seatbelts, it’s the “Hispanic Causin’ Panic”

Soliman ready to prove Mundine is mundane

By Paul Upham: Former Commonwealth middleweight champion Sam Soliman, 12-6 (4), arrived in Sydney from the UK on Wednesday morning in preparation for his clash with fellow Australian, Anthony “The Man” Mundine, 8-0 (7), Soliman ready to prove Mundine is mundane

Tszyu primed for Judah

Interview by Paul Upham: WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu (right) faces the toughest test of his career when he faces undefeated IBF champion Zab Judah on November 3. The rewards will be substantial Tszyu primed for Judah

Latest WBO rankings analyzed

By Paul Upham: The World Boxing Organization released its July 2001 ratings this week with the following changes of note: Heavyweight: No changes in the top eight with No.1 Kirk Johnson and No.2 Vitali Klitschko Latest WBO rankings analyzed

Latest IBF ratings analysed

By Paul Upham: The International Boxing Federation issued its August rating’s this week with the following changes of note: Heavyweight: Former WBO champion Chris Byrd (pictured) is the new No.1 after his eliminator Latest IBF ratings analysed

Mundine promises to dethrone “King” Soliman

Preview by Paul Upham: The IBF Pan Pacific super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (pictured) is promising to put on a boxing clinic when he faces former Commonwealth middleweight champion Sam “King” Mundine promises to dethrone “King” Soliman

Mundine wins unpopular verdict

By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine, 9-0 (7), retained his title and undefeated record with an unimpressive split points decision over Sam “King” Soliman, 12-7 (4), on Mundine wins unpopular verdict

Healy fuming over Mundine win

By Paul Upham: Patrick Healy, the manager of former Commonwealth middleweight champion Sam Soliman, returns home to the UK on Wednesday, furious with the points decision awarded to Anthony “The Man” Mundine. Mundine, Healy fuming over Mundine win

Boxing is truly a worldwide sport

By Paul Upham: The US has been the home of boxing for many years when it comes to the money available for fighters, cards held and number of registered boxers and it will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Boxing is truly a worldwide sport

Hopkins and DiBella unhappy with treatment

By Paul Upham: Lou DiBella, the matchmaker and advisor to WBC/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins, is unhappy with the lack of respect given to his client by promoter Don King in the lead up to the middleweight unification Hopkins and DiBella unhappy with treatment

Bernard Hopkins is many things

By Paul Upham: Bernard Hopkins, 39-2-1 (28) 1 NC, is the WBC and IBF middleweight world champion and only one win away from equalling Carlos Monzon’s record of 14 successful middleweight title defences. Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins is many things

Flores and Vargas: Friends and foes

By Paul Upham: In a strange twist, two former friends and training partners will battle it out for a world title in Las Vegas on September 22. WBA No.1 Jose “Shibata” Flores, 42-8 (24) from Navajoa, Mexico, faces No.2 Flores and Vargas: Friends and foes

Hurricane Briggs ready to storm USA

By Paul Upham: Paul “Hurricane” Briggs, 11-1 (10), is a rising star on the Australian boxing scene having made a tremendous impact in the year 2000. The former New Zealander will be making his US debut on ESPN2’s Friday Hurricane Briggs ready to storm USA

Briggs storms to victory

By Paul Upham: Australian light heavyweight champion Paul “Hurricane” Briggs 12-1 (10) won a unanimous 10 round points decision over former kick-boxing rival Gurkan Ozkan 2-1 (0) on Saturday night at Movie World on the Briggs storms to victory

Jirov destroys “Mr KO’d”

By Mike Nosky: Finding the jump from light-heavyweight too much, Julian “Mr KO” Letterlough was beaten up and then stopped by champion Vassiliy Jirov (pictured right in a previous bout) in a one-sided IBF cruiserweight Jirov destroys “Mr KO’d”

Holland returns home with three belts

August 20, 2001 - By Paul Upham: Australia's new premier welterweight Julian Holland, 26-2-1 (16), returned home to Melbourne on Sunday afternoon with three belts after his stunning seventh round defeat of WBC No.6 Holland returns home with three belts

New Hopkins on a fast track to the world title

August 22, 2001 – Interview by Paul Upham: Demetrius Hopkins, 8-0 (3), may be the 20-year-old nephew of WBC/IBF middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins (left), but he is on a fast-track to a world title of his own. “We New Hopkins on a fast track to the world title

New Hopkins on a fast track to the world title

August 22, 2001 – Interview by Paul Upham: Demetrius Hopkins, 8-0 (3), may be the 20-year-old nephew of WBC/IBF middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins (left), but he is on a fast-track to a world title of his own. “We New Hopkins on a fast track to the world title
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