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Jai Opetaia is facing a dangerous African by the last name of Kalenga in his next fight
March 21st in Sydney and it will be televised by Kayo.

Brock Jarvis is on that card too. Saw him live at in Bendigo on the Horn-Zerafa undercard. Really exciting prospect.
 
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Dazn is expanding to Australia by May, apparently. Olympic qualifiers are on at the moment. The Aussie rep at 75kg Kirra is a good talent. I used to spar against him in Perth, handled myself well enough but he was only around 19 at the time, he was fucking strong then so I imagine he would be a monster now.
 
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Dazn is expanding to Australia by May, apparently. Olympic qualifiers are on at the moment. The Aussie rep at 75kg Kirra is a good talent. I used to spar against him in Perth, handled myself well enough but he was only around 19 at the time, he was fucking strong then so I imagine he would be a monster now.
I’d be up for DAZN.
For a $100 or so a year or whatever it is they are charging and all the cards you’d it’s a bargain .

Could easily throw more $ away heading down the local getting a snitto and a few schooies
 
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Seeing that he was mentioned here as a good prospect I looked for a recent fight of Brock Jarvis on YouTube. Nothing. Like a lot of others I don't have a chance of seeing fights live so how can boxing develop if potential fans are made to be out of the loop?
 
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Claressa Shields raves about Australian boxer Skye Nicolson


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Skye Nicolson has won over a huge new fan, with two-time Olympic Games gold medalist Claressa Shields raving about the Australian Olympic hopeful.

Nicolson secured her spot on Australia's Olympic team with a dominant win in her quarter-final match at the qualifiers in Amman on Monday night.

Needing to make the semi-finals of the Asia & Oceania qualification event to ensure a ticket to Tokyo, Nicolson was all class in a win over Mongolia's Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag.

It was Nicolson's second win in the featherweight bracket, and she'll take on the second seed Lin Yu-ting from Taiwan in the final four.


Nicolson, the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, caught the eye of 2012 and 2016 middleweight gold medalist and three-weight world champion Shields.

The American star took to social media during Nicolson's fight to express how impressive the Aussie is.

"Wow currently watching the live boxing on @Olympicchannel and Skye Nicolson is the most skilled female fighter that I've seen in the Asian/Oceania qualifiers!" Shields wrote.

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Shields reiterated her praise in a post-fight wrap on the Olympic Channel.

"I've seen some good matches, honestly," she said.

"Skye Nicolson is the best performance that I've seen out the males or females.

"A sharp fighter, with clean punches."

A slick southpaw, Nicolson will follow in the footsteps of her older brother Jamie, who represented Australia at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and won a Commonwealth bronze medal in 1990.

Jamie was tragically killed alongside younger brother, Gavin, in a car accident on the way to training in 1994 - a year before Skye was born.

Skye said she felt her brother's spirit with her during her qualification match in Amman on Monday.

"I know he's here today, I know he was in the corner with me," she said in a video posted to the Olympic Channel YouTube page.

"He was fighting with me in that fight and I know he's looking down he's so proud of me.

"I feel so blessed to be on this journey in memory of him."

Nicolson was ranked third going into the qualifying, and the further she progresses in the tournament, the higher she'll be seeded in Tokyo.

"Today I felt really comfortable in there," she said.

"I felt like all the hard work was done way before I got in there today and I got to have some fun in there and I really enjoyed the bout.

"I love boxing, it's my whole life - I live it and breathe it. Every single time, when boxing comes first, it's for this moment.


"It's not a sacrifice to me. This is everything to me and I'm the happiest person in the world right now."


https://www.sportingnews.com/au/boxing/news/claressa-shields-australian-boxer-skye-nicolson-olympics-qualifiers/dzclncy49po81vcvbwlc8l11z
 
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Horn vs Tszyu: Townsville's Queensland Country Bank Stadium set to host Horn-Tszyu blockbuster

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/boxing/news/horn-vs-tszyu-townsvilles-queensland-country-bank-stadium-set-to-host-horn-tszyu-blockbuster/lbrauyp91zmb188694ws3qyj6



Townsville........ for fuck sake!
Indeed FFS, the talk is that Townsville is not into boxing but you never know I suppose. You can bet that there were big 'incentives' offered to get the fight there.
 
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Indeed FFS, the talk is that Townsville is not into boxing but you never know I suppose. You can bet that there were big 'incentives' offered to get the fight there.
It's on a wednesday as well.

I'm sure as shit not travelling to Townsville mid week for the fight. I'd say there is a fair few others who'd say the same.

For sure there is some 'incentives' behind it. Can't imagine Townsville having the pull on it's own to host it. Especially over, Brissy, Sydney and Melbourne
 

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It's on a wednesday as well.

I'm sure as shit not travelling to Townsville mid week for the fight. I'd say there is a fair few others who'd say the same.

For sure there is some 'incentives' behind it. Can't imagine Townsville having the pull on it's own to host it. Especially over, Brissy, Sydney and Melbourne
yeah i'm surprised as well.

tho they can sure use the money.

i lived in townsville 4 years ago and employment prospects are grim.

anyway i am picking tszyu.

i reckon he will finish jeff horn.

latest odds

tszyu 1.53
horn 2.50
 
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Any of you other Aussie mob been fucked over by this corona shit?

I’ve gotta work from home now. Which is fucked.

Plus they’ve got that 14 day isolation for overseas people. Fuck knows how they will enforce that though
 
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Would you believe that the Qld premier has OK'd a football match in politically marginal Townsville? Here may not be the place for it but risking lives to promote one league over all other sports including boxing is beyond cynical politicking.
 
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Would you believe that the Qld premier has OK'd a football match in politically marginal Townsville? Here may not be the place for it but risking lives to promote one league over all other sports including boxing is beyond cynical politicking.
Common sense isn’t actually as common as the name would lead you to believe mate.
 
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Sydney and Brisbane in the running to host Fury-Wilder 3

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Promoter Dean Lonergan has pitched an ambitious plan to host a third heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in Australia on Boxing Day this year.

After a controversial draw in 2018, Fury knocked Wilder out in the rematch in February in Las Vegas, and rumours are circulating that a third bout between the pair is on the cards.

COVID-19 has caused shutdowns and disruptions to sport around the world, but the NRL is back up and running and the stage could be set for Australia to host the third installment of the heavyweight clash.

Lonergan, who also promotes Jeff Horn, wants the bout to commemorate the first black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, who beat Tommy Burns for the title in Sydney on Boxing Day, 1908.


"What I've suggested is getting that fight in Australia on Boxing Day to celebrate Jack Johnson's win over Tommy Burns," Lonergan told Sporting News on Sunday.

"It would be 112 years to the day since that historic fight and this would be a massive event.

"We've pencilled in Bankwest Stadium and Suncorp Stadium, and it could be a huge celebration of one of the guys in sporting folklore who has been under-appreciated and under-celebrated.

"Jack Johnson was one of the biggest trail-blazers in sport, and there'd be a lot of media attention on what he managed to achieve."

Lonergan has put the plan to legendary promoter Bob Arum, who he teamed up with to bring Manny Pacquiao to Brisbane to fight Horn in 2017.

Arum's Top Rank promotions is staging fights this month - including Jason and Andrew Moloney's bouts - in empty venues in Las Vegas.


The first two Fury-Wilder fights generated record pay per view numbers and gate takings, but America is still grappling with the coronavirus lockdowns, and fans returning to sporting events still looks to be a long way off.

"Australia will be one of the first countries back with crowds, and America won't because they're still battling with COVID," Lonergan said.

"You'd get incredible support from the Irish and English in Australia - some of the biggest expat communities here.

"You could fill out Bankwest Stadium because these are two of the best self-promoters of the last 50 years.

"It would go back to America in prime time on Christmas Day, which is one of the biggest days in front of the TV. That's a big argument.

"This fight will be broadcast into 175 countries around the world, and what better way to say you're open for business than to host a world class event to the world.

"It'll have millions and millions of viewers. You'd integrate the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House - lots of tourism vignettes. It would be quite stunning."

Lonergan and Arum have discussed details of the plan, with the American asking about fan attendance and potential venues.


Boxing commentator and host Ben Damon, says the bout would be a huge boost for boxing in Australia.

"There is quite simply no bigger sporting event in the world than a heavyweight world title fight, and when you add to the fact that you have two enormous personalities in Fury and Wilder, this could be one of the biggest events of any sort ever held in Australia," he told Sporting News.

"When you first hear it, the proposal sounds almost preposterous, but 2020 has already shown us that anything is possible - good and bad - and this would be very, very good for boxing in Australia.

"Dean Lonergan has done it before with Pacquiao v Horn and the fact that Bob Arum is speaking openly about the proposal has to be a positive sign.

"Fingers crossed it happens."


The news comes just two days after it was revealed a limited number of spectators will be admitted to NRL matches as soon as next week, while there are hopes larger crowds could be in attendance by the NRL and AFL Grand Finals later in the year.


https://www.sportingnews.com/au/boxing/news/boxing-tyson-fury-deontay-wilder-dean-lonergan-sydney-brisbane-jack-johnson/1kzoksg371yt111tduqd7n2m82


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Great if it happens. Must say I am still skeptical
 

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Any of you other Aussie mob been fucked over by this corona shit?

I’ve gotta work from home now. Which is fucked.

Plus they’ve got that 14 day isolation for overseas people. Fuck knows how they will enforce that though
In Melbourne we are in Stage 4 lockdown now and you not only have to justify your reason for continuing to work you need to carry a Vic Govt approved permit to travel outside of 5 kilometers from your home. There is also a must be at home by 8pm curfew in place and there are fines measured in the thousands of dollars for any breaches of the new rules.