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21 NOVEMBER 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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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

Altercation cost Connecticut Tszyu vs Judah

By Paul Upham: Promoter Vlad Warton revealed during a conference call to promote the Kostya Tszyu-Zab Judah undisputed junior welterweight title clash, that an altercation with a boxing commissioner was a major factor Altercation cost Connecticut Tszyu vs Judah

Tszyu ready to fly to USA

By Paul Upham: WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu made his final public appearance in Australia on Thursday night, prior to his departure for Las Vegas on Sunday, where he will meet IBF champion Zab Tszyu ready to fly to USA

Tszyu in confident mood

By Paul Upham: WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu made his final public appearance in Australia on Thursday night, prior to his departure for Las Vegas on Sunday, where he will meet IBF champion Zab Tszyu in confident mood

Hamdan impresses in OPBF title win

By Paul Upham: Nader Hamdan, 26-0 (13), is the new OPBF junior middleweight champion after winning a dominant 12-round points decision over Korean Dae-San Lee, 19-6-1 (12), at Star City Casino in Sydney on Friday night Hamdan impresses in OPBF title win

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

Mundine destroys Waters, ready for Ottke

By Paul Upham: Reigning IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine, 10-0 (8), is on his way to a world title shot in December after destroying Guy Waters 25-7-1 (11) with a devastating second Mundine destroys Waters, ready for Ottke

Kelly confirms Jones date

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 2in the USA. “I’ve signed a Kelly confirms Jones date

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

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

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

Taylor confirms Williams negotiations

By Paul Upham: Former WBC welterweight title challenger Shannan Taylor has confirmed that negotiations are underway for him to face Commonwealth junior-middleweight champion Richard “The Secret” Williams, 13-1 (11), for Taylor confirms Williams negotiations

Aussie promoter promises explosive show

By Paul Upham: Promoter Kieran O’Connor’s “RESPECT 4…. the return!”card will be held on Friday night 26th October at The Nineveh Club in Edensor Park, Sydney and televised live in Australia on Fox Sports commencing at Aussie promoter promises explosive show

Tszyu targets pound-for-pound status

By Paul Upham: For the entire year, WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu and IBF champion Zab Judah have been looking towards facing each other to determine who is the undisputed junior welterweight Tszyu targets pound-for-pound status

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

Mundine: War is not the answer

By Paul Upham: IBF super-middleweight challenger Anthony Mundine appeared live on Australian television on Monday night in Sydney to clarify statements attributed to him earlier in the day, saying he blamed the United Mundine: War is not the answer

McKart wants to be in the mix

Interview by Paul Upham: Former WBO junior middleweight champion and IBF No.3 Bronco McKart, 44-3 (29), has another chance to secure a world title shot this weekend. McKart faces IBF No.6 Alex Bunema for the mandatory McKart wants to be in the mix

McLeod wins Australian 160lbs title

By Paul Upham: Team Fenech’s former PABA middleweight champion Ian McLeod, 16-9-1 (4), won the Australian middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over champion Wayne Parr, 9-2 (9), on Wednesday night on the McLeod wins Australian 160lbs title

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 headlines “Respect 4”

By Paul Upham: Promoter Kieran O’Connor’s “RESPECT 4…. the Young Guns!!!” will feature some of Australia’s better young boxers this Friday night at The Nineveh Club in Edensor Park, Sydney, and will be televised live in Green headlines “Respect 4”

Hatton primed for Pendleton

By Paul Upham: WBU light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, 25-0 (20), faces former IBF lightweight champion Freddie Pendleton, 47-25-5 (35), this Saturday evening over 12 rounds when ShoBox: The New Generation makes Hatton primed for Pendleton

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

Tszyu is just another opponent for Judah

By Paul Upham: IBF junior welterweight champion Zab “Super” Judah faces the toughest test of his career when he meets WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu on November 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to Tszyu is just another opponent for Judah

Is Judah the future of boxing?

By Paul Upham: When IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah faces WBC/WBA champion Kostya Tszyu on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, he will not only be attempting to become the undisputed Is Judah the future of boxing?

Showtime building Bojado to super-stardom

By Paul Upham This Saturday night on Showtime in the main preliminary to the Kostya Tszyu vs Zab Judah showdown at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, 18 year-old Francisco “Panchito” Bojado will face Mauro Lucero 34-8-1 Showtime building Bojado to super-stardom
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