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21 SEPTEMBER 2018

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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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Tszyu training like a madman

An exclusive look inside camp Tszyu by Paul Upham: WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu 27-1-1 (22) has commenced training at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra for what will be an Tszyu training like a madman

Trinidad is the greatest, says Tszyu

By Paul Upham: WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu - in training for his own unification clash against Zab Judah - feels Felix Trinidad (right) has earned the right to be called the best Trinidad is the greatest, says Tszyu

New York tragedy latest

By Paul Upham in New York: The shocking tragedy here in New York has pushed any thoughts of Saturday’s Bernard Hopkins vs Felix Trinidad (left) middleweight unification clash out of everyone’s minds, as the city tries New York tragedy latest

Thoughts from New York

By Paul Upham: The Morning After…. It was eerily quiet in the streets of New York on Wednesday morning the day after the terrorist attack. I went for a jog around the streets of New York as I had done 24 hours earlier. Thoughts from New York

The right decision

By Paul Upham: On Wednesday afternoon here in New York, the undisputed middleweight world title clash between WBC/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA title-holder Felix Trinidad, scheduled for Saturday night at Madison The right decision

Don King Productions remain in New York

By Paul Upham: The Don King Productions team headed by Bob Goodman, Vice President Boxing Operations, and Alan Hopper, Director of Public Relations, are remaining in New York while a decision on the re-scheduling of the Don King Productions remain in New York

Kushner shocked at New York destruction

By Paul Upham: New York-based promoter Cedric Kushner watched Tuesday’s horrific tragedies at the World Trade Center unfold on television from his uptown office and was shocked at the destruction and loss of innocent Kushner shocked at New York destruction

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

Vorapin saddened by New York tragedy

By Paul Upham: Thailand’s Ratanachai Vorapin (left) is a long way from home amidst the tragedy of the World Trade Centre in New York. Vorapin, scheduled to face former IBF flyweight and junior bantamweight champion Vorapin saddened by New York tragedy

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

Italy’s Piccirillo wants old foe Forrest

By Paul Upham: Italy’s Michele Piccirillo (pictured left after beating former champ Frankie Randall) was out jogging in New York on Tuesday morning in preparation for his IBF welterweight eliminator with Rafael Pineda Italy’s Piccirillo wants old foe Forrest

Sakkreerin dreams of Lopez clash

By Paul Upham: Former IBF minimumweight champion Fahlan Sakkreerin is hoping that a win over WBO junior flyweight champion Nelson Dieppa from Puerto Rico will lead to a dream unification match with IBF junior flyweight Sakkreerin dreams of Lopez clash

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

Mundine heading for deeper Waters

By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine maintains his busy schedule when he returns to the ring against vastly experienced former world title challenger Guy Waters on Mundine heading for deeper Waters

Husseins gain respect

Team Fenech’s Hussein brothers, Nedal and Hussein, will headline promoter Kieran O’Connor’s “Respect 3…The Eliminator” card at the Octagon, Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Friday 28 September. The talented brothers Husseins gain respect

Parr climbs off the canvas to win

By Paul Upham: Australian middleweight champion “John” Wayne Parr, 9-1 (9), got off the canvas to win the Oceania Boxing Association junior middleweight title with a fifth round TKO over NSW middleweight champion Abdul Parr climbs off the canvas to win

The world changes, but Hopkins remains the same

By Paul Upham: It has been said that the world was changed forever after last week’s terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. For those people who were in New York during the attack, the feeling of terror and The world changes, but Hopkins remains the same

Connor unhappy with Waters

By Paul Upham: Australian promoter Kieran O’Connor is extremely unhappy with Guy Waters’ decision to take a fight with Anthony Mundine, after previously agreeing to face Australian cruiserweight champion Daniel Rowsell Connor unhappy with Waters

Hall of Fame flags at half-mast for Saddler

By Paul Upham: The flags at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York are flying at half-mast in memory of former world featherweight champion Sandy Saddler, who passed away last Tuesday at the age of Hall of Fame flags at half-mast for Saddler

releases September ratings

The World Boxing Council issued their September ratings last week with the following changes of note. SecondOut contributing editor Paul Upham takes a look at the movers and shakers in the 17 weight divisions. releases September ratings

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 looking to win - and win well

By Paul Upham: At this stage in his career, just winning is not good enough for WBU super-bantamweight champion Nedal “Skinny” Hussein, 22-1 (12). He wants to win, but, more importantly, win well. Nedal (left) and older Hussein looking to win - and win well

Bronx Bull tips Trinidad

By Paul Upham: Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta (left) is tipping Felix “Tito” Trinidad to defeat Bernard Hopkins in this Saturday night’s middleweight unification bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. LaMotta spoke Bronx Bull tips Trinidad

Fullmer admires Trinidad dedication

By Paul Upham: Hosting a media conference call this week of great middleweight champions, HBO’s boxing analyst Larry Merchant described former two-time world middleweight champion Gene Fullmer, 55-6-3 (24), as “a Fullmer admires Trinidad dedication

Trinidad-Hopkins: By the numbers

By Paul Upham: This Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will face WBA middleweight king Felix “Tito” Trinidad to determine the first Trinidad-Hopkins: By the numbers

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

great time to be a boxing fan

By Paul Upham: Boxing fans have suffered through some really bad times over the last two decades. During the many mismatches, lousy decisions and champions refusing to unify, the bite fight, IBF trial, fan man and great time to be a boxing fan

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

Jones wants to finish business with Hopkins

By Paul Upham: In Sydney, Australia, to film the sequel to “The Matrix” with Keanu Reeves, undisputed light-heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr watched the Hopkins-Trinidad clash at the Sky Channel studios and was not Jones wants to finish business with Hopkins

Rowsell looks towards Hill

By Paul Upham: Australian cruiserweight champion Daniel Rowsell, 16-1-2 (6), took another step towards a Top 10 world ranking by winning the PABA cruiserweight title on Friday night on promoter Kieran O’Connor’s Rowsell looks towards Hill

Kushner on boxing – Part One

By Paul Upham: In this first of a two part series, SecondsOut.com talks with promoter Cedric Kushner who has fully experienced the sports dizzying highs and sickening lows over the last two years. Interviewed in his Kushner on boxing – Part One

Rowsell can’t wait for Hatton clash

By Paul Upham: Australian Justin “The Cowboy” Rowsell is almost jumping out of his skin in anticipation of his title clash with WBU light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton (pictured left) on October 27 in Manchester. Rowsell can’t wait for Hatton clash

Kushner on boxing – Part Two

By Paul Upham: In this second instalment of a two part series, SecondsOut.com talks with promoter Cedric Kushner. Interviewed in his Uptown New York office, Kushner spoke about losing heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman Kushner on boxing – Part Two

ratings update

By Paul Upham: The International Boxing Federation has issued its September ratings with the following changes of note: Heavyweight: No changes in the top four with No.1 Chris Byrd and No.2 vacant behind champion Hasim ratings update

Taylor returns at junior middle

By Paul Upham: It hasn’t been a good year for Australia’s Shannan Taylor (right) stopped in five rounds by WBC welterweight champion Sugar Shane Mosley in March in Las Vegas and then unexpectedly beaten by Julian Taylor returns at junior middle

Where now for Trinidad?

By Paul Upham: What a difference 12-rounds can make. Felix “Tito” Trinidad entered the ring last Saturday night undefeated in 40 fights, having held five world title belts in three different weight divisions. He was Where now for Trinidad?

Meehan returns to form

By Paul Upham: After a sickening first round knockout loss to Danny Williams in June, Australian heavyweight Kali “Checkmate” Meehan got his career back on track on September 28 in Sydney when he stopped former Lennox Meehan returns to form

Champions come and go, but Roy Jones remains

Interview by Paul Upham: For the best part of the last 10 years, Roy Jones has been the best boxer in the world. Forget about the one disqualification loss on his record. Jones has never been beaten in the ring and has Champions come and go, but Roy Jones remains

Holland looking for December fight

By Paul Upham: Commonwealth welterweight champion Julian Holland is back in training and is looking for a December fight. His badly cut right eye has now healed after his impressive August win over Shannan Taylor in Holland looking for December fight

Hurricane Briggs hits US on November 10

By Paul Upham: Australian light-heavyweight champion Paul “Hurricane” Briggs, 12-1 (10), leaves for America on Wednesday where he will train in Los Angeles under Freddie Roach in preparation for his US debut on the Hurricane Briggs hits US on November 10

Soliman moves on

By Paul Upham: Australia’s Sam “King” Soliman is back in England training hard for his next fight and is moving on from his controversial loss to IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine in Soliman moves on

Roy Jones’ 2002 schedule discussed tomorrow

By Paul Upham: Brad Jacobs, the adviser and representative to Roy Jones Junior, will be in New York on Thursday morning for meetings with HBO to determine the light-heavyweight champion’s schedule for 2002. “From those Roy Jones’ 2002 schedule discussed tomorrow

Bojado and Lacy set to shine on ShoBox

By Paul Upham: Undefeated WBC No. 29 lightweight contender Francisco "Panchito" Bojado, 7-0 (7), and unbeaten super-middleweight contender Jeff Lacy headline this Saturday’s "ShoBox: The New Generation" on Showtime at Bojado and Lacy set to shine on ShoBox

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

Hamdan headlines at Star City Casino

By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific junior middleweight champion Nader Hamdan will challenge for the vacant OPBF title against Korean Daesan Lee this Friday (Oct 19) at the Star City Casino on a Jeff Fenech Fight Night Hamdan headlines at Star City Casino

Hall of Fame remembers Eddie Futch

By Paul Upham: The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York has lowered its flags to half-mast in memory of legendary boxing trainer Eddie Futch, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 90. “Eddie Hall of Fame remembers Eddie Futch

Beiro and the art of the MC

By Paul Upham: Mark Beiro is one of the more recognisable ring announcers in boxing today and, just as he appears to be enjoying himself in the ring, he is a very funny guy to talk to in person. He could do stand-up Beiro and the art of the MC

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

Mundine sees no stormy Waters

Interview by Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine sparred six rounds on Wednesday in preparation for his 10-round bout with Guy Waters at the Whitlam Centre in Liverpool, Mundine sees no stormy Waters
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