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Ma Yi Ming ready for the Petalcorin Challenge

Photo: SECA Promotions – With the biggest fight of his career less than a fortnight away, it has been a gruelling training camp for China’s Ma Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs).

The WBA #9, WBO #8, IBF #10 ranked Ming will face Filipino Randy ‘Ultratune’ Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) on April 24 at the 18,000+ capacity Capital Gym in Beijing, China for Petalcorin’s WBA interim light flyweight title.

Training at his gym in Da Lian, China, Ming states this bout is the opportunity “he has been waiting for his whole life” and that he has been training intensely leading up to the bout. Ming’s training camp has involved several mountain running sessions and sparring with a variety of speed oriented boxers to combat the quick moving Petalcorin. Continue reading

Randy Petalcorin to defend WBA interim title on April 24 in China

WBA interim world light flyweight champion Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) will defend his title against China’s Ma Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs) (WBA #9, WBO #8, IBF #10) on April 24 in Beijing, China at the 18,000+ capacity Capital Gym. The bout will feature on the Top Rank – SECA Fist of Power 3 co-promotion and be broadcast live on free to air television in China.

Petalcorin’s Australian based manager Peter Maniatis states “l first saw Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin Fight on the Brian Viloria vs Carlos Tamara world title undercard in January 2010 in Manila when Randy was only 18 years old and I signed a deal with him basically after that fight to co-manage him in General Santos City with Jim Managquil. My plan was to always bring Randy Ultratune to Melbourne so he can train and fight under Mick Hargreaves BoxingFit gym as his trainer.” Continue reading

Austin Trout Talks 2015, Anthony Mundine and More

Fresh off his stoppage victory over Luis Grajeda almost a fortnight ago, former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout (28-2, 15 KOs) is keen to get back in the world title picture in the new year.

Speaking to Australian radio station SEN1116 on Monday, Trout is keen to rematch either or both of the two fighters who delivered his first career losses in 2013, Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. He states “we want to climb and go forward. I’m trying to get to the level I was back in 2013 but except we are going to erase those losses and take wins…We’re trying to get back to (the) world title and we’re trying to get back to the big names.” Continue reading

24 Hours to Showtime: One on One with Anthony “The Man” Mundine

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 12 November 2014 sees Anthony “The Man” Mundine (46-6, 27 KOs) return to the ring to take on the dangerous undefeated Belarussian, Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) for the WBC Silver junior middleweight title at Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Following today’s weigh in, Mundine sat down to chat with ESB about his thoughts on the bout ahead with Rabchenko.

Looking at tomorrow night, you’re back in Melbourne. It’s been six years. How do you feel to be back in Melbourne fighting in a big event? Continue reading

Exciting Times for Randy Petalcorin

New interim WBA light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) of the Philippines is set to use his new titleholder status to further entrench himself amongst the elite at 108 pounds following his victory over Panamanian Walter Tello (20-8, 8 KOs) via seventh round TKO in Shanghai, China on Tuesday night.

Whilst the interim title may not be the full version of the title held by Peruvian Albert Rossel (32-8, 13 KOs), the dominant performance over Tello has indicated his potential to being a legitimate threat to Rossel and the other titleholders at light flyweight. Continue reading

Australian Boxing: Zerafa Outpoints Rea

Michael Zerafa extended his unbeaten record to 15-0, 7 KOs, with a clear cut points decision victory over Joe Read (9-14-1, 4 KOs) at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia on Friday night.

Showing terrific speed and movement, Zerafa looked quite at ease keeping Rea at bay throughout the eight round bout, with the scorecards reading 79-73, 79-73, 80-72. However, at no stage a stoppage victory looked likely with the tough Rea always coming forward to engage in battle, but unable to land continuous attacks on the promising Victorian. Continue reading

Australian Boxing: Michael Zerafa versus Joe Rea this Friday night

Middleweight Michael ‘Pretty Boy’ Zerafa (14-0, 7 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record when he faces battle tested Joe ‘Sugar’ Rea (9-13-1, 4 KOs) over eight rounds this Friday night at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia.

After scoring an impressive victory over unbeaten Luke Sharp in February, Zerafa will look to solidify his position as one of the best prospects in Victorian boxing, with a view to really step up his level of opposition this year. In fighting Rea, he faces a legitimate challenge with a fighter who has taken to the ring against world class middleweights Martin Murray, Patrick Nielsen and Gregorz Proksa. Continue reading

Australian Boxing: Filipino Duo Set to Shine Friday Night

This Friday night sees action return to the Malvern Town Hall, Victoria, Australia for the first time in 2014 in what is set to be an exciting night of action.

The six fight card will see leading Victorian stars, undefeated middleweight Michael Zerafa (14-0, 7 KOs) and light welterweight Terry Tzouramanis (11-1-3, 2 KOs) in action along with the comeback of Manny Vlamis (11-3, 8 KOs), returning after almost two years out of the ring. Continue reading

Australian Boxing: Zac Dunn Stops Marlon Alta in Five

Zac Dunn II Rising super middleweight prospect, Zac Dunn (11-0, 10 KOs), retained his unbeaten record on Friday night with a dominant performance over Filipino Marlon Alta (12-4, 9 KOs) at the Doncaster Shoppingtown Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

Headlining the five fight card hosted by promoter Murray Thomson, the main event between Dunn and Alta possessed two power punchers with strong knockout ratios, which presented the likely scenario of a knockout win to whoever emerged the victor.

Dunn maintained a steady relentless pace throughout the early rounds looking to breakdown the tough Filipino. In round two, Dunn scored a solid knockdown on Alta following a body and head shot combination. Continue reading