It’s that time of year when we look back over the past 12 months and forward to the new year. In my annual review of Aussie boxers, I list the ones to watch by division in 2019. To keep things interesting, I have decided not to nominate the same boxer in my column twice. I have also included a review of the previous year’s nominee to see how close – or far – I was from the mark.
Questions about Jeff Horn’s reckless use of his head have be raised by Anthony Mundine ahead of the pair’s high-profile domestic match-up at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane this Friday night. By Anthony Cocks
The Oz Report: Luke Jackson overcomes late replacement, “Plugger” Nichols claims Aussie crown, Billy Dib gunning for Tevin Farmer in Sydney, TJ Singh wins Kiwi knockout tournament, Kris George to defend Commonwealth title against British hotshot Josh Kelly, George Kambosos Jr set for USA debut this weekend, Alex Leapai returns in Melbourne, Zac Dunn victorious in Mexico
Aussie Wrap-up: Tommy Browne to face Anthony Mundine in January, Bilal Akkawy & Darragh Foley win in Punchbowl, Cherneka Johnson wins first title in Warrnambool, Kurtis Pegoraro wins big in China, Dwight Ritchie & Sylvia Scharper victorious at Melbourne Pavilion, Steve Lovett back with a win in Canberra, Zac Dunn KOs Cedric Spera
Aussie Wrap-up: Big Daddy Browne considering options, Gradovich out of TJ Doheny fight, replacement named, Luke Jackson wants Valdez, Jamie Weetch impresses against Yao Yi Ma, Hosking Promotions back at the ‘Bool By Anthony Cocks