Boxing News: Willie Kickett, Chris John vs Enoki, Emanuel Augustus

West Australian whiz kid Cool Willie Kickett will be in action in the main support bout to Wednesday nights Big Bob Mirovic – John Hopoate Australian heavyweight title show down at the Gold Coast Convention Center. Kictett 21, sports an unblemished 12 – zip record with 5 Knockouts and in his most recent two outings has defeated top 15 world ranked opponents.. In June, on the under card to Jeff Fenech – Azumah Nelson 3, he defeated recent world IBF champion, and #14 contender Gary St Clair (40-6) and on August 22 he shut out WBO number 11 Vicente Martin Rodriguez (21-1).

Despite his success in those fights Kickett is yet to be ranked by the IBF or WBO but he sits at number 29 by the WBC. The IBO computerized listings have the Aboriginal star at number 28 but he expects to move up soon.

On Wednesday night he is pitted against Indonesian number 2, fellow 21 year old Zoel Fidal, who has a 16-5-2 record. The Jakatra fighter has faced good opposition in his career and is a southpaw. Kickett is expected to win but the visitor has a better KO rate than the Aussie and in the past decade no Indonesian has disappointed in trips to the Coast.

Wednesday nights under card also sees WBO number 12 Lance Gostelow from Melbourne against capable Argentine Pablo Ernesto Olivetti, Gympie's crowd pleasing Aussie number 3 James Chan up against Hopoate stable mate Kerry Foley in a six round light heavyweight clash predicted to be a draw, Miami's Matt Powel against Turkey's former world amateur champion Sefdat Tasci, Commonwealth Games rep Greg Eadie against Filipino number 5 Rey Olarte and Robina's Nick Savidas faces state junior middleweight champion Chris Stewart in the opening bout.

First bout starts at 6.30 pm.



Chris John will take on unbeaten Japanese Featherweight Hiroyuki Enoki 27 (19) 0 2 on October 24th in Tokyo, Japan.

This announcement will put to rest rumours spreading Indonesia that John had been stripped of his title. This fight will be John’s 10th consecutive defence as well as his 5th Mandatory fight. Chris John’s trainer and manager said today that he would like to thank WBA for their support of Chris John and that Chris is very thankful and grateful for their support and he is very proud to be representing the best governing body in boxing.

Chris John said “I will be representing my country and the WBA to me this is very sacred and god willing I will win and do them proud, I just want win for my people and I would like to thank my manager Craig Christian and my matchmaker Sampson “Picasso” Lewkowicz for looking after me and also the WBA for being who they are, the very best in boxing”


Las Vegas, Nevada (September 6, 2008) "Slick" Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC want to congratulate their fighter current WBO oriental welterweight champion Emanuel Augustus on winning the prestigious ESPN Friday Night Fight awards for Fight of The Decade and Most Memorable Fighter.

Emanuel Augustus along with Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC would like to thank everyone at ESPN and the boxing fans worldwide who voted for Emanuel Augustus. We would also like to thanks the other fighters who were nominated "Irish" Mickey Ward, Omar Sheika, James Toney, Zab Judah, Sam Peter, Vinny Pazienza & Ray Oliveira. To be mentioned in the same sentence as these fighters is truly a incredible honor.

Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC says "The boxing fans worldwide have spoken and their voices have been heard loud and clear. This proves beyond a shadow of any doubt that Emanuel Augustus is one of the most exciting and entertaining television fighters of his era. Emanuel Augustus is currently a promotional free agent. Any promoter who wants to sign a fighter who is ready to win a world title, with a solid fanbase, who sells tickets and gets in the ring and makes exciting and entertaining fights get in touch with Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC."

Emanuel Augustus says "Winning the ESPN Friday Night Fights awards for Fight of The Decade & Most Memorable fighter feels great because I never expected to win such a coveted award."

Nick Sampson and Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC says "By relocating to Las Vegas to train under Roger Mayweather and now winning ESPN's Friday Night Fights, Fight of The Decade and The Most Memorable Fighter awards, Emanuel Augustus is on the right path to achieving boxing greatness. We plan to ride all of this positive momentum to a spectacular world title victory."

Emanuel Augustus says "By winning these ESPN awards I hope to increase my fan base and marketability, to build my mainstream appeal and to secure a big money world title fight opportunity."

To find out the latest news and updates on Emanuel "The Drunken Master" Augustus visit his official headquarters at

Article posted on 08.09.2008

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