Fighting for three top-10 boxers
THERE’S nothing like the week of a big fight card.
With four boxers on this Friday’s Taylor-Sherrington undercard, we aim to have three in the national top-10 at the end of the night.
The guys finished sparring, with Trevor Jacky, Matt Burns and Rob Coorey getting some good rounds with Les Sherrington last week.
Trevor’s five rounds with Les on Wednesday were impressive.
Casey Hannan finished his sparring two weeks out – something I like to do with him, freshening him up.
Burns takes on Australian No.7 middleweight Chris Stewart from Cooroy over six rounds.
Both are former Queensland champions at light-middleweight.
Hannan had his opponent switched back to Alex Ahtong, who rose to No.8 in the November national welterweight ratings.
Alex , who fights out of the Shannan Taylor stable, has a draw against ex-Filipino champion Rey Anton Olarte, who is now based in Sydney and rated No.5 in Australia.
Meanwhile Aussie No.7 light-heavyweight, the talented Jacky, faces Brisbane’s Brian Matchett in a super middleweight clash, and welterweight Rob Coorey makes his debut against Billy Stewart, brother of Chris.
Rob has been solid in sparring and had a handy 56-bout amateur career.
After leaving the PCYC, we have all stuck together as a team and expect to be in a new gym in the next two weeks.
Anyone looking to join my stable can contact me on 0419 765 124.
I can't predict a winner in this week’s main event.
Both Shannan and Les are good mates of mine, but I go back longer with Les, The Bulli Blaster.
Les has got the skills to beat Shannan, while Shannan has the experience and punch to prevail.
ROY Jones Junior arrived in Sydney on Sunday, 10 days ahead of his IBO cruiserweight title tilt with Danny Green at Acer Arena.
This fight has kind of crept up and the interest is building.
This is Jones’ first fight outside the US since he was robbed of gold at the Seoul Olympics 21 years ago, so this is a massive coup for Green Machine Promotions.
Is Jones, as he has been described, the best import to fight on these shores? No.
Jack Johnson, Sam Langford, Archie Moore, Joe Brown, Jimmy Carter, Fighting Harada and Joe Frazier are a few that immediately come to mind.
But he’s still pretty damn good.
2004 Olympic Gold Medallist Andre Ward (21-0, 11 KOs) defeated WBA super middleweight champ Mikkel Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs) at the Oakland, California on Sunday.
This is considered an upset.
The end came in round 11 due to Kessler being busted up by unintentional head clashes.
Ward won a technical decision by four, six and six points.
Jamie Myer is starting a ring-girl comp over the next 12 months on the Gold Coast .
He hopes to have 40 ladies in each event, with 30 finalists at the end battling for a trip for two to Las Vagas with all the other goodies!
Watch out for more info on this.