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25 JULY 2014

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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Darchinyan wins world title in third weight class against gutsy Barcelona

Darchinyan wins world title in third weight class against gutsy Barcelona

By Paul Upham: Vic Darchinyan won a world title in his third weight class when he claimed the vacant IBO bantamweight boxing world title with a twelve round unanimous points win over Eric Barcelona on Thursday night May 20 at the Parramatta Leagues Club in New South Wales, Australia. Darchinyan wins world title in third weight class against gutsy Barcelona
Roach to replace Lewis on HBO B.A.D commentary team

Roach to replace Lewis on HBO B.A.D commentary team

By Paul Upham: Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis has been let go as a ringside boxing commentator by HBO Sports in the USA and will be replaced by world champion trainer Freddie Roach. Roach to replace Lewis on HBO B.A.D commentary team
Green blows Siaca away in 3 rounds

Green blows Siaca away in 3 rounds

By Paul Upham: In the opening exchanges Manny Siaca felt the power of Danny Green and quickly realised it is a bad idea to trade at close range with the IBO cruiserweight boxing world champion. Green knocked out Siaca in three rounds on Wednesday night at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. Green blows Siaca away in 3 rounds
Green prepared for Siaca like he was Roy Jones Jr

Green prepared for Siaca like he was Roy Jones Jr

By Paul Upham: Don’t even try suggesting to Danny Green that his fight with Manny Siaca in Perth on Wednesday night will be any sort of let down after his last start knockout win over Roy Jones Jr. The “Green Machine” has trained like he is facing the American boxing great at his best all over again. Green prepared for Siaca like he was Roy Jones Jr
Jeff “Hit Man” Harding Honoured by WBC

Jeff “Hit Man” Harding Honoured by WBC

By Paul Upham in Leichhardt: Two-time WBC light heavyweight boxing world champion Jeff “Hit Man” Harding was honoured on Thursday night April 8 to celebrate his election into the WBC Boxing Hall of Fame at the WBC’s 47th Annual Convention in Seoul in November 2009. Jeff “Hit Man” Harding Honoured by WBC
Tua dominates Ahunanya in Auckland

Tua dominates Ahunanya in Auckland

By Paul Upham: Former world title challenger David Tua continued his return to top level boxing with a unanimous twelve round points decision win over Nigerian Friday Ahunanya on Wednesday night at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. Tua dominates Ahunanya in Auckland
Smith parlays NSW title win into New Zealand battle

Smith parlays NSW title win into New Zealand battle

By Paul Upham: Newly crowned NSW heavyweight boxing champion Brett Smith has received an unexpected call-up at short notice to appear on the David Tua-Friday Ahunanya undercard in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday night. Smith parlays NSW title win into New Zealand battle
Bugner and Frazier, Rivals and Friends

Bugner and Frazier, Rivals and Friends

By Paul Upham: Old heavyweight rivals Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Joe Bugner came face to face once more in Sydney on Thursday 11th March 2010. Former undisputed heavyweight great Frazier flew from the USA to Australia to help the Hungary born Bugner celebrate his 60th birthday. It was their fourth meeting since they fought in 1973. Bugner and Frazier, Rivals and Friends
Darchinyan cruises to points win over Guerrero

Darchinyan cruises to points win over Guerrero

By Paul Upham: WBC/WBA super flyweight world champion Vic Darchinyan cruised to an easy unanimous points decision win over courageous Mexican Rodrigo Guerrero on Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California on Showtime. Darchinyan cruises to points win over Guerrero
Zappavigna snags points decision win over Angulo in tight battle

Zappavigna snags points decision win over Angulo in tight battle

By Paul Upham: Australian Lenny Zappavigna kept his undefeated record intact and won the vacant IBO lightweight boxing world title with a disputed unanimous points decision win over Fernando Angulo on Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California on Showtime. The fight was the main support bout to Vic Darchinyan-Rodrigo Guerrero. Zappavigna snags points decision win over Angulo in tight battle
Darchinyan to Donaire: “Show It Now or Shut Up”

Darchinyan to Donaire: “Show It Now or Shut Up”

By Paul Upham: WBC/WBA super flyweight world champion Vic Darchinyan will give arch rival Nonito Donaire one last chance to accept a rematch with him. The “Raging Bull” defends his world titles against Rodrigo Guerrero on Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California on Showtime. Darchinyan to Donaire: “Show It Now or Shut Up”
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 02/03/2010

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 02/03/2010

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 02/03/2010
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/02/2010

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/02/2010

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/02/2010
Mayweather to Dictate Drug Testing Terms for Mosley Fight

Mayweather to Dictate Drug Testing Terms for Mosley Fight

By Paul Upham: Now that the contracts for the May 1 Floyd Mayweather Jr-Shane Mosley welterweight boxing match have been signed, SecondsOut can reveal a stunning component of their agreement. In signing off on the deal, Mosley has given Mayweather complete control over the drug testing to be implemented, apart from any testing that is required by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Mayweather to Dictate Drug Testing Terms for Mosley Fight
Delayed Visa Renewal Costs Bika Possible Super Six Spot

Delayed Visa Renewal Costs Bika Possible Super Six Spot

By Paul Upham: A delayed renewal of his USA working visa has cost Sakio Bika the chance to fight for a place in the prestigious Super Six super middleweight boxing tournament on the American Showtime television network. Delayed Visa Renewal Costs Bika Possible Super Six Spot
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 19/01/2010

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 19/01/2010

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 19/01/2010
Wood Beats Kariuki on Split Decision to win The Contender Australia Final

Wood Beats Kariuki on Split Decision to win The Contender Australia Final

By Paul Upham at ringside: Garth Wood showed what a truck load of determination and making the most of an unforseen opportunity can do for a stalled boxing career. The former NRL rugby league player defeated Kenyan Kariz Kariuki on points over seven rounds on Monday night to become the first The Contender Australia champion. Wood Beats Kariuki on Split Decision to win The Contender Australia Final
Mundine Wins Easy But Laments Lack of Big Fights

Mundine Wins Easy But Laments Lack of Big Fights

By Paul Upham at ringside: Former WBA super middleweight and IBO middleweight boxing world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine won a relatively easy twelve round points decision over Robert Medley on Monday night at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, even if it was not reflected on the official scorecards. Mundine Wins Easy But Laments Lack of Big Fights
Wood vs. Kariuki in The Contender Australia Finale

Wood vs. Kariuki in The Contender Australia Finale

By Paul Upham: After ten straight weeks of intriguing drama and ring action, the new television boxing tournament series The Contender Australia reaches its conclusion on Monday night with a live final between Garth Wood and Peter Kariuki. The match will be the main support to the Anthony Mundine-Robert Medley clash at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Wood vs. Kariuki in The Contender Australia Finale
The Nest Television Series starring Paul Upham

The Nest Television Series starring Paul Upham

Ever wanted to know what an Australian boxing commentator/journalist gets up to every day? Now you can see for yourself firsthand. Paul Upham, SecondsOut’s Senior Writer and Content Editor, is going to give you an in-depth look at his world. The Nest Television Series starring Paul Upham
Mundine vs. Medley Now At Middleweight

Mundine vs. Medley Now At Middleweight

By Paul Upham: It seems Anthony Mundine won’t be heading down to junior middleweight after all. The International Boxing Organisation has confirmed that they have withdrawn sanction of Mundine’s fight with Robert Medley for the vacant IBO junior middleweight world title on Monday January 11. Mundine vs. Medley Now At Middleweight
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/01/2010

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/01/2010

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/01/2010
SecondsOut Upset of the Year: Juan Carlos Salgado TKO.1 Jorge Linares

SecondsOut Upset of the Year: Juan Carlos Salgado TKO.1 Jorge Linares

By Paul Upham: It is always dangerous to write off any undefeated boxer so quickly. The experts were predicting a win for WBA super featherweight boxing world champion Jorge Linares in Japan on October 10, 2009, but Juan Carlos Salgado had other ideas. Not only did he win by TKO in less than one round, he produced SecondsOut’s Upset of the Year. SecondsOut Upset of the Year: Juan Carlos Salgado TKO.1 Jorge Linares
Green Destroys Jones Jr in 1 Round

Green Destroys Jones Jr in 1 Round

By Paul Upham in Homebush: If Roy Jones Jr’s career as an elite boxer wasn’t over after his consecutive knockout losses to Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson in 2004, it certainly is now after the future Hall of Famer was knocked out in less than one round by Australian Danny “Green Machine” Green, who retained his IBO cruiserweight boxing world title on Wednesday night at Acer Arena in Sydney. Green Destroys Jones Jr in 1 Round
Targeting Roy: How Danny Green Got to Fight a Legend

Targeting Roy: How Danny Green Got to Fight a Legend

By Paul Upham: It was Tuesday morning March 25, 2008 and Danny Green was driving to his retirement press conference in Perth, with his wife Nina and children Chloe and Archie in the car. “Nina was still asking me, ‘are you sure this is what you want to do?’” Green had told SecondsOut. “I switched on the radio and you wouldn’t believe what came on the radio.” It was Green’s signature entrance song, ‘Land Down Under’ by Men At Work, which had accompanied him to the ring on so many occasions Targeting Roy: How Danny Green Got to Fight a Legend
Green vs. Jones Jr: Weigh-In

Green vs. Jones Jr: Weigh-In

By Paul Upham in Pyrmont: Danny Green and Roy Jones Jr fronted a huge crowd indoors at Star City Casino in Sydney on Tuesday afternoon for their official pre-fight weigh-in. The two boxers will battle for the IBO cruiserweight boxing world title on Wednesday night December 2 at Acer Arena in Homebush, Sydney. Green vs. Jones Jr: Weigh-In
Green and Jones Jr Both Show Their Cool

Green and Jones Jr Both Show Their Cool

By Paul Upham: If it was a case of who was trying to best show their cool, Danny Green’s foot thongs below his suit won out over Roy Jones Jr’s ‘Wrecka” work overalls to take apart the “Green Machine”. The boxers fronted the media on Monday morning at Star City Casino to promote their Wednesday night battle at Acer Arena in Homebush, Sydney. Green and Jones Jr Both Show Their Cool
Taylor: “Sherrington Disrespected Me!”

Taylor: “Sherrington Disrespected Me!”

By Paul Upham: Shannan Taylor may not yet have achieved all of his goals in boxing, but he feels what he has produced over a seventeen year career still deserves respect. The “Blaster” claims that Les Sherrington has disrespected him in recent days and will pay for it dearly. Taylor: “Sherrington Disrespected Me!”
Roy Jones Jr Goes Fishing with ET

Roy Jones Jr Goes Fishing with ET

By Paul Upham in Milsons Point: Who says that the lead-up to a world title fight for a boxer has to be boring with a total focus on boxing? One week from his cruiserweight IBO title fight with Danny Green on December 2, Roy Jones Jr spent some time fishing on Sydney Harbour on Wednesday afternoon. Roy Jones Jr Goes Fishing with ET
Jones Jr Works Out in Front of Fans at Star City

Jones Jr Works Out in Front of Fans at Star City

By Paul Upham in Pyrmont: After flying into Sydney on Sunday, a relaxed and accommodating Roy Jones Jr worked out in front of lunch time fans at Star City Casino on Tuesday. The 40 year-old former pound for pound king faces Australian Danny Green on Wednesday December 2. Jones Jr Works Out in Front of Fans at Star City
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/11/2009

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/11/2009

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/11/2009
Darchinyan Targets Rojas, Donaire and Perez

Darchinyan Targets Rojas, Donaire and Perez

By Paul Upham: WBC/WBA super flyweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan flew out of Australia on Friday headed for training camp in Las Vegas. The “Raging Bull” faces WBC No.1 Tomas Rojas on December 12 at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, televised in the USA on Showtime. Darchinyan Targets Rojas, Donaire and Perez
The Contender Australia: Week 2

The Contender Australia: Week 2

By Paul Upham: The new television boxing tournament series The Contender Australia continued with Episode 2 on Monday night November 9 at 8:30pm on the FOX8 channel. The live finale of the tournament will be held on January 11, 2010. The Contender Australia: Week 2
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 12/11/2009

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 12/11/2009

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 12/11/2009
Ndou, Hatton Make Weight for Friday’s IBO World Title Battle

Ndou, Hatton Make Weight for Friday’s IBO World Title Battle

By Paul Upham: IBO welterweight boxing world champion Lovemore Ndou and challenger Matthew Hatton both made weight at Thursday’s official weigh-in. The fight will be held on Friday night November 13 at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke, Staffordshire, presented by Hatton Promotions. Ndou, Hatton Make Weight for Friday’s IBO World Title Battle
Inside Pacquiao vs. Cotto with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet

Inside Pacquiao vs. Cotto with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet

By Paul Upham: It is the biggest boxing match of the year and has the most intensive advertising and marketing plan. As hard as Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto are working in the gym to be ready for their Firepower battle on Saturday night November 14, behind the scenes at HBO a dedicated team has been working day and night with promoter Top Rank to sell the super-fight to the masses. Inside Pacquiao vs. Cotto with HBO Pay-Per-View’s Mark Taffet
Ndou Says He Will Expose Hatton the Donkey

Ndou Says He Will Expose Hatton the Donkey

By Paul Upham: IBO welterweight boxing world champion Lovemore Ndou arrived in London on Saturday and immediately taunted Manchester’s Hatton brothers Matthew and Ricky. Ndou Says He Will Expose Hatton the Donkey
Dawson Defeats Johnson on Points Once Again

Dawson Defeats Johnson on Points Once Again

By Paul Upham: Almost two years after their first fight, light heavyweights Chad Dawson and Glen Johnson battled for a second time with the same result. Once again, Dawson won a unanimous twelve round points decision at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on Saturday night, televised in the USA on HBO World Championship Boxing. The twelve round match was for the WBC Interim / IBO light heavyweight world titles. Dawson Defeats Johnson on Points Once Again
The Contender Australia: Week 1

The Contender Australia: Week 1

By Paul Upham: The new television boxing tournament series The Contender Australia premiered on Monday night November 2 at 8:30pm AEST. The FOX8 channel, Foxtel’s highest rating cable platform, will televise the hourly series over ten weeks, leading to a live finale on January 11, 2010. The Contender Australia: Week 1
Asiku Knocks Out Ruiz to win IBO Featherweight World Title

Asiku Knocks Out Ruiz to win IBO Featherweight World Title

By Paul Upham: Perth based Ugandan boxer Jackson Asiku won the vacant IBO featherweight boxing world title with a brutal 8th round knockout win over Mexican Heriberto Ruiz on Friday November 6 at Parramatta Leagues Club in Sydney, NSW, headlining an Angelo Hyder Fight Night. Asiku Knocks Out Ruiz to win IBO Featherweight World Title
Waters Stops Tagi in Cronulla

Waters Stops Tagi in Cronulla

By Paul Upham in Cronulla: Boxer/promoter Ryan Waters continued his winning run in defending his WBO Oriental junior middleweight boxing title with a 4th round TKO victory over Fijian Opeti Tagi on Friday night November 6 at the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club in Sydney, NSW. Waters Stops Tagi in Cronulla
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/11/2009

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/11/2009

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 04/11/2009
“The Contender Australia” Preview

“The Contender Australia” Preview

By Paul Upham: The new television boxing tournament series The Contender Australia arrives ‘down under’ on Monday night November 2 at 8:30pm AEST. The FOX8 channel, Foxtel’s highest rating cable platform, will televise the hourly series over ten weeks, leading to a live finale on January 11, 2010. “The Contender Australia” Preview
Darchinyan is Back and Ready for Rojas

Darchinyan is Back and Ready for Rojas

By Paul Upham: After his shock loss on July 11, WBC/WBA super flyweight world champion Vic Darchinyan is not wasting any time in attempting to get his career back on track. The two-division world champion defends his titles on December 12 on Showtime against Tomas Rojas at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, USA. Darchinyan is Back and Ready for Rojas
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 27/10/2009

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 27/10/2009

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 27/10/2009
Adamek Rewards Long Suffering Polish Fans

Adamek Rewards Long Suffering Polish Fans

Comment by Paul Upham: It was Groundhog Day all over again for the long suffering Andrew Golota fans. Has a heavyweight boxer ever before promised so much only to deliver so little? Adamek Rewards Long Suffering Polish Fans
Mundine beats ‘Running Man’ Falliga; Geale Defeats Barbosa

Mundine beats ‘Running Man’ Falliga; Geale Defeats Barbosa

By Paul Upham: It was more a track meet than a boxing match. IBO middleweight boxing world champion Anthony Mundine cruised to a unanimous ten round points decision victory in a non-title match against Argentine Alejandro Falliga on Wednesday night at the Silverdome in Prospect, Tasmania, Australia. Mundine beats ‘Running Man’ Falliga; Geale Defeats Barbosa
Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 15/10/2009

Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 15/10/2009

Check up on all of the upcoming professional boxing cards to be held in Australia and Australian boxers competing overseas in the coming days and weeks. Upcoming Australian Boxing Cards – 15/10/2009
Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 09/10/2009

Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 09/10/2009

A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT). Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 09/10/2009
Nissen, Waters Headline 2009 Australian Hall of Fame Inductees

Nissen, Waters Headline 2009 Australian Hall of Fame Inductees

By Paul Upham in Melbourne: The Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame held a press conference at the National Sports Museum on Wednesday October 7 to announce the 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees. Australian and Commonwealth flyweight champion Henry Nissen will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night, along with Troy Waters in the Modern category. Nissen, Waters Headline 2009 Australian Hall of Fame Inductees
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