ANSWER THE QUESTION Chris Carman:Fight promoter,
matchmaker ... potential saviour - 6th August 2015
Foley at Manly Fight Gym in preparation to defend
his Australian Light Heavyweight title. Picture: Braden
got a big fight night on at North Sydney Leagues Club
tonight, its been a long time since thats
Foley is defending his Australian light-heavyweight
title against Joel Casey, and Tej Pratap Singh is
fighting Faris Chevalier for the vacant Australian
super-middleweight title. Jake Carr is also pursuing
the Commonwealth title.
sounds like an old-fashioned fight card, with Australian
and Commonwealth titles being spoken about.
idea behind it is to really push the Australian titles
over the regional titles. Were going to put
on a lot of fights over the next year.
the focus on the traditional way?
has been eroded and we want to fix that. You can buy
a regional title for four grand and fight an Indonesian
who has lost his last six fights. Here, we have the
National Boxing Federation which has ratings and we
wont be putting on mismatches.
that fix boxing?
UK is currently experiencing a renaissance in boxing
and thats because they put an emphasis back
on British titles and the road to Commonwealth and
European titles, rather than going down the route
of the WBA, IBF and WBC regional titles.
does that work?
can focus on being the best. Not one of the best.