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By Boxing Bob Newman

June 3rd, 2011

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Q&A WBA#14 George Kambosos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Peter McDermont WBA#14 lightweight George Kambosos (11-0, 9 KO’s) talked to Fightnews.com about his win over WBA#12 Brendon Ogilivie on Friday and his recent time in the USA working with Justin Fortune and sparring world rated Sergey Lipinets and Andrey Klimoy and offer to work as a …

December 3rd, 2016


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Q&A: Bilal Akkawy

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Aussie 168 pounder, Bilal Akkawy (14-0, 12 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his stoppage victory over Welshman Kerry Hope, who suffered a broken jaw, in what could be the “Australian Fight of The Year” in 2016.” Also impressive sparring sessions with former WBC 168 pound champion Sakio Bika, …

November 10th, 2016

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Q&A: Promoter Hannah Nasari

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian boxing promoter Hannah Nasari talks to Fightnews about upcoming Sydney promotions that she has scheduled for October, November and December

October 25th, 2016


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Q&A: world championship official Danrex Tapdasan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Globe-trotting world championship referee and judge Danrex Tapdasan talks to Fightnews.com about his career as referee and also his occupation as a lawyer in the Philippines. Danrex also mentions his admiration for three of the best referees in the world in Jack Reiss, Tony Weeks and Kenny Bayliss. …

October 1st, 2016

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Q&A: Kevin Barry, trainer of #1 Joseph Parker

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Kevin Barry who trains IBF #1, WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about his charge who will clash with Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand.

September 30th, 2016

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Q&A: WBO Champion Louisa Hawton

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Team Hawton Newly crowned WBO light-flyweight female champion Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton (7-0, 3 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about her world championship victory over Kei Takenaka in Hyogo, Japan four days ago and how her wish is to meet her idol Manny Pacquiao. Tell me about …

August 25th, 2016

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Q&A: Promoter Hannah Nasari

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian promoter Hannah Nasari talks to Fightnews.com® to advise she began promoting in 2008 and has done over one hundred shows in several venues throughout Sydney with her husband Paul Nasari. She explains what duties she performs as a successful promoter and is looking forward to expanding the …

August 2nd, 2016

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Q&A: WBA #11 Solomon Haumono

By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #11 Solomon Haumono (24-2-2,21KO’s) will clash with IBF #1 Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KOs) on Thursday at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand over twelve rounds with the WBO Oriental and OPBF titles up for grabs. Haumono has been training with Justin Fortune in Los Angeles …

July 18th, 2016

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Q&A: Former WBC 175lb champion Jeff Harding

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Two-time WBC light heavyweight champion Jeff “Hitman” Harding talks to Fightnews.com about his eight world title bouts which include his triology against Dennis Andries, Tom “The Bomb” Collins, Christophe Tiozzo, Nestor Giovannini, David Vedder and Mike “The Body Snatcher” McCallum. Jeff also talks about his twin, eighteen-year-old daughters, …

June 28th, 2016

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Q&A Val Borg, former Aussie champion

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former Aussie lightweight champion Val Borg (12-2, 8 KOs) is a major draw card and talks to Fightnews.com® about wins over IBF #4 Jeff Horn and WBA #13 George Kambosos in the amateur ranks and promises he’ll be back in world ratings soon.

June 6th, 2016

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Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron As previously reported, IBF heavyweight mandatory title challenger Joseph Parker’s next fight will take place at Horncastle Arena, in Christchurch, New Zealand on July 21 against WBA #12 rated Australian Solomon Haumono. Parker and Haumono faced off at the official fight announcement. Solomon Haumono: I’ve …

May 24th, 2016

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Q&A: Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Ray Wheatley Miguel Cotto was asked recently who he regarded was his toughest opponent. Cotto said, ‘I have to go back to 2004 against African fighter Lovemore Ndou.’ What are your thoughts on this massive compliment from one of the best boxers in the world? I feel …

November 21st, 2015

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Q&A: WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his August 14 bout against Gonzalo Basile (66-11, 30 KOs) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia that will be televised throughout Australia on Channel Nine television network. Browne also mentions his WBA championship challenge …

July 18th, 2015

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Q&A: WBO #11 Zac Dunn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin WBO #11, WBC #13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (17-0, 15 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com and says he is confident he will capture the IBO world title when he challenges Max Bursak on June 27. Dunn also mentions he has WBO champion Arthur Abraham on his …

May 15th, 2015

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Q&A Justin Fortune (Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning coach)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Justin Fortune talks to Fightnews to advise that Manny Pacquiao is totally focused on defeating Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd. Justin also mentions that Manny has suffered no injuries and publicity about leg injuries have been incorrect. Justin comments on Mike Tyson, Teddy Atlas …

April 10th, 2015

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Q&A: Egberime manager Father Dave Smith

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Father Dave Smith who manages world class welterweight Solomon Egberime talks to Fightnews about Egberime’s recent victory over Gerardo Cuevas and his future boxing in the USA under Joseph Horn and trainer Luis Tapia.. Father Dave is Anglican Priest whose church in in Sydney and he talks further …

March 30th, 2015

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Video: Q&A with heavyweight contender Lucas Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #4 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) will challenge WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) in a mandatory title bout. The WBA ordered the management of both Chagaev and Browne to negotiate the bout in next 30 days but if they cannot reach a …

March 3rd, 2015

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Q&A Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) will challenge Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) for the WBC light heavyweight championship on April 4 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Bika updated Fightnews.com on his preparations. Have you started your …

February 24th, 2015

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Q&A: Trainer Kevin Barry

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing photosport.co.nz Respected Las Vegas boxing trainer Kevin Barry talks to Fightnews about WBA #10, WBO #11 heavyweight Joseph Parker, who he has trained to world class level. Barry also trained David Tua when he scored his greatest victories and makes a comparison between the two outstanding heavyweights from …

February 3rd, 2015

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Q&A: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Peter McDermont WBO #5, WBC #6, WBA #7 Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews and has promised he will be champion again. Geale also says he would give IBF #3 Felix Sturm a rematch and would also fight IBF #7 Sam Soliman if his Team think it would …

January 11th, 2015

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Q&A: Chauncy Welliver

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron Former WBO-rated American heavyweight Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver (55-10-5, 22 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com about his January 31st showdown against Rugby Union and Rugby League football star Sonny Bill Williams (6-0, 3 KOs) at the All Phones Arena in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Welliver says …

December 26th, 2014

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Q&A: Daniel Geale sparring partner Jake Carr

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian super middleweight Jake Carr (8-0, 3 KOs) is chief sparring partner to former world middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale who will clash with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on July 26 in Madison Square Garden. Carr talks to Fightnews to say he also works with WBC champion Sakio …

July 15th, 2014

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Q&A: Sam Soliman’s manager Dave Stanley

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Dave Stanley manager of Sam Soliman talks to Fightnews to say they have had several offers from USA and Europe for Soliman, but not from the management from Martin Murray as was reported. Stanley says he has talked to Gennady Golovkin’s management and is interested …

June 23rd, 2014

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Q&A Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former two-division world champion Lovemore Ndou discusses Miguel Cotto, Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather and Paul Malignaggi. Ndou also talks about his new career as a lawyer in Sydney, Australia courtrooms.

June 21st, 2014

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Q&A: Sam Soliman Trainer Dave Hedgecock

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Dave Hedgecock, trainer of IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman, spoke to Fightnews to discuss Soliman’s win over Felix Sturm, possible title defenses for Sam, and why he thinks Soliman has the best chance of anybody in the middleweight division to defeat Gennady GGG Golovkin. Sam Soliman scored the …

June 10th, 2014

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Q&A: WBC 168lb world champion Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “Scorpion” Bika talks to Fightnews and says he is interested in fights with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch. He predicts Froch will defeat George Groves in their May 31 showdown and also predicts Daniel Geale will upset Gennady Golovkin …

May 23rd, 2014

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Q&A: WBC super middle champ Sakio Bika training in St. Louis for first world title defense

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC super middleweight world champion Sakio Bika (32-5-2, 21 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his upcoming fight with Anthony Dirrell (26-0, 22 KOs) on December 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be the 34-year-old Bika’s first defense since winning the vacant belt last …

November 29th, 2013

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Q&A: WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Team Bika In a Fightnews.com interview, newly crowned WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika named Carl Froch, Gennady Golovkin and Andre Ward as fighters he’s like to fight. He also discussed his relationship with advisor Al Haymon, and predicted his friend and IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale …

July 19th, 2013

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Q&A: Donny “Golden Boy” Lalonde

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBC Light heavyweight champion Donny “Golden Boy “Lalonde talks to Fightnews abouts fights with Sugar Ray Leonard, Roddy MacDonald, Willie Edwards, Mustafa Hamsho, Eddie Davis and Leslie Stewart. Donny also talks about his trainers Teddy Atlas, Bobby Cassidy, Al Sparks, Tommy Gallagher and Hook McComb. In addition, …

June 4th, 2013

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Q&A: Colonel Bob Sheridan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron Legendary boxing broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews.com about the fights he has called including “The Rumble in the Jungle” and “The Thrilla in Manila” and says the Larry Holmes vs. Ken Norton bout was the best he has seen and Larry Holmes is …

May 25th, 2013

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Q&A: Donovan George

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Ed Mulholland Fightnews spoke to Chicago-based super middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George, who rates his win over Osumanu Adama his best professional victory. George (23-3-1, 20 KOs) also talks about his wins over Cornelius White and Dionsio Miranda and losses to Edwin Rodriguez and Adonis Stevenson, as …

January 29th, 2013

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Q&A: Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Fightnews talks to world rated super middleweight Sakio “Scorpion” Bika, who says he will defeat Nikola Sjekloca on February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the WBC 168 pound interim title. He also said he will defeat Lucian Bute if they have a third fight and …

January 28th, 2013

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Q&A: IBF featherweight champ Billy Dib

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Fightnews spoke to IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib who says he is expecting a tough fight on March 1st at the MGM Casino at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut against Cuban Olympian Luis Franco and is also confident he will defeat WBA champion Mikey Garcia if ever they fight. …

January 25th, 2013

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Q&A: Dave Stanley, manager of Sam Soliman

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Fightnews talks to Sam Soliman’s manager Dave Stanley, who says the February 1 Sturm vs. Soliman fight is a fascinating matchup and that Sam was given an offer he couldn’t refuse to fight Sturm. Stanley also says he has a high opinion of Anthony Mundine, but picks Daniel …

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