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Gallen v Huni: Wednesday, June 16



Gallen v Huni LIVE from Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney

Wednesday, June 16; Live from 7.00pm AEST on MAIN EVENT

Former NRL star Paul Gallen will go head-to-head against Australian champion Justis Huni in a huge heavyweight boxing clash on Wednesday, June 16 at Aware Super Theatre at the ICC Exhibition Centre in Sydney.

Boxing fans will have better access to all of the action than ever before, with MAIN EVENT showcasing the fight on Foxtel and Kayo.

After a successful win against UFC superstar Mark Hunt and most recently a KO in the first round against former world champion Lucas Browne, Gallen (11-0-1) makes his return to the ring taking on 22-year-old Huni.

His opponent, Australian heavyweight championship Justis Huni is one of the country’s most exciting prospects and will be looking to seal a win in this bout to create a name for himself on the world stage as he heads into the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Boxing and UFC mania this week Live on MAIN EVENT


  • Wednesday, JULY 7 from 7pm AEST


  • Sunday, JULY 11 from 12pm AEST

Fight mania will fire up this week on MAIN EVENT with two unmissable events, Tszyu v Spark on Wednesday, July 7 and UFC 264 on Sunday, July 11.

Fans will have better access to all of the action than ever before with MAIN EVENT being the only place to watch both events Live on FOXTEL and Kayo.

In a major coup for boxing and UFC fans, both events plus all future Main Event fights will now be available to stream via pay-per-view on Kayo at, in addition to purchasing through Foxtel.

The action begins on Wednesday night when the biggest name in Australian boxing and Australia’s number one boxer Tim Tszyu will take on contender and rising boxer Stevie Spark.

Tim Tszyu holds an impressive current undefeated record of 18-0, including 14 wins by knockout and is now ranked inside the top 10 with all major sanctioning bodies. Tszyu became the hero of Newcastle in March this year when he defeated world-ranked opponent Dennis Hogan and now makes his return to the dubbed ‘Tszyucastle’ Entertainment Centre looking to take down Spark as he edges his way closer to a world title fight.

His opponent Stevie Spark is already winning praise after stepping in on seven days’ notice with original opponent Michael Zerafa pulling out of the fight. The 24-year-old boxer from Toowoomba has been rising up the ranks in Australia with a pro-record of 12 wins, including 11 by knockout and 1 loss. His most recent win was over Jack Brubaker, an opponent he shares with Tszyu, via unanimous decision in April. The July 7 bout with Tszyu will see Spark jump up a division to super welterweight.

On Sunday, July 11, two of the top UFC lightweights go head-to-head once again in UFC 264 when the infamous Conor “The Notorious” McGregor faces the No.1 Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier in an explosive trilogy bout.

McGregor and Poirier will finally settle their rivalry when they clash in their Lightweight trilogy bout on UFC 264. The pair first fought in a Featherweight bout at UFC 178 back in September 2014 where McGregor made quick work of Poirier scoring a TKO win in less than two minutes. McGregor went on to become a two-division champion as Poirier matured into one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history. The pair squared off in a Lightweight rematch in January at UFC 257, where Poirier prevailed via a second-round knockout. This week at UFC 264, one man will have their hand raised and claim superiority in the rivalry, seven years after it began.

Also on the card, Australian UFC fighter ‘Bam Bam’ Tai Tuivasa steps into the Octagon to face Greg Hardy in the Heavyweight bout. Tuivasa is looking for his third consecutive win after previously knocking out Stefan Struve and Harry Hunsucker taking his record to 12-3.

WWE and The Foxtel Group extend partnership with multi-year programming agreement in Australia

WWE (NYSE: WWE) and the Foxtel Group today announced a major new multi-year agreement to deliver WWE’s weekly flagship programming Raw®, SmackDown® and NXT® , as well as WWE’s monthly pay-per-views, live to Australia fans via Main Event on the Foxtel Group’s platforms.

Raw, SmackDown and NXT will continue to air live on Foxtel’s FOX8 and Fox Sports each week, with one-hour versions of each show airing the next day and on-demand. In addition, the Foxtel Group’s SVOD services, Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now, will continue carrying all weekly WWE programming.

Rebecca McCloy, Foxtel Group Commercial Director - Sports, said: “We are excited to extend our long-term partnership with WWE, bringing all the amazing WWE action, personalities and theatre to the Foxtel Group’s 2.4 million sports subscribers.

“We know our Foxtel customers love WWE. Our new sports streaming service Kayo now has over one million subscribers, which is seeing a whole new audience of Australian sports fans entertained by WWE’s universe of superstars including Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair.”

“For more than 20 years, Foxtel has shared our passion for engaging and entertaining fans throughout Australia,” said Jay Li, WWE Vice President, International. “We are pleased to renew our partnership and look forward to continuing to provide WWE’s unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment.”

Fans can order WWE’s pay-per-view events on Foxtel’s Main Event pay-per-view channel and streaming live on Kayo, including WrestleMania®, next month’s massive SummerSlam® event, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. WWE weekly highlight shows, Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, will be available to stream on Kayo and Foxtel Now.

UFC 265 Lewis v Gane

  • LIVE from Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

  • MAIN EVENT this Sunday, August 8 from 12pm AEST

UFC travels to Houston, Texas for UFC 265 headlined by double-header title fights. The best female fighter of all time Amanda Nunes will go up against Julianna Pena in the Women’s Bantamweight title bout before Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane go head-to-head for the interim Heavyweight title.

Local Texan and former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis is currently riding a four-win streak and will have his second shot for the Heavyweight belt, after losing his first against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. He is one of the toughest opponents in his division having already defeated the likes of Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov and Travis Browne, he also holds the record for the greatest number of knockouts in UFC Heavyweight history with 12.

His opponent, undefeated Ciryl Gane’s rise in the heavyweight division has been quick and impressive. Having been a professional fighter for less than three years, he has already defeated some of the biggest names in the UFC including Alexander Volkov and Junior Dos Santos.

In the co-main event, two-division champion Amanda Nunes makes her sixth defence of her Bantamweight title, this time against Julianna Pena. Nunes is considered one of the greatest female fighters with records in women’s MMA for the most UFC wins, most knockouts and longest win streak. To date, she has defeated every woman to have ever had the title currently on a 12-fight winning streak.

Pena, hoping to secure her first title, will have a tough fight ahead of her.

Other bouts to feature on the card, a bantamweight bout between former three-time featherweight champion Jose Aldo against Pedro Munhoz , and Michael Chiesa meets Vicente Luque in a welterweight bout.

Main Card from 12pm (AEST) LIVE on MAIN EVENT

Main Event: Derrick Lewis (USA) (25-7) v Ciryl Gane (France) (9-0) Heavyweight Interim Title Bout

Co-Main Event: Amanda Nunes (Brazil) (21-4) v Julianna Pena (USA) (11-4) Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout

Jose Aldo (Brazil) (29-7) v Pedro Munhoz (Brazil) (19-5) Bantamweight Bout

Michael Chiesa (USA) (18-4) v Vicente Luque (Brazil) (20-7) Welterweight Bout

Song Yadong (China) (14-4) v Casey Kenney (USA) (16-3) Bantamweight Bout




It’s set to be an explosive Sunday on MAIN EVENT and double the action for fans with an international boxing world title fight showdown as well as the biggest event of the summer in the WWE calendar on Foxtel on Kayo.

Beginning at 10.00am AEST with WWE SummerSlam on Fox Sports More 507 becoming a secondary Main Event channel, Pacquiao v Ugas from 11.00am AEST on the Main Event channel and with both events also available on Kayo, fans can get their double-fix and won’t miss a moment of the action.

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring after two years to take on WBA Welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas for the title and belt.

Manny Pacquiao has the opportunity to regain the welterweight world championship. The legendary ‘Pac Man’ is stepping into the ring for the first time since 2019, when he beat Keith Thurman to win the WBA’s ‘Super’ title. During that hiatus, the WBA recognised his upcoming opponent Ugas as champion. Pacquiao has won titles in a record eight weight divisions and on Sunday will seek to become a champion once more.

His opponent Yordenis Ugas enters into this fight on late notice with original opponent Errol Spence Jr having to step down due to an eye injury. The 35-year-old boxer from Cuba beat Abel Ramos for that vacant WBA regular welterweight title in September before being elevated to WBA super champion, and now makes his first title defence against the fighter who originally held it.

Ahead of Pacquiao v Ugas, fans can get immersed into the ‘Pac Man’ spirit with classic Manny Pacquiao fights available to stream on Kayo Freebies throughout the week. They include Pacquiao’s bouts against Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather, Keith Thurman and Aussie Jeff Horn as well as the best fights and knockouts throughout his career.

The biggest party of the Summer in WWE will take place in Las Vegas with the 34th edition of one of its signature events, 2021 WWE SummerSlam, and it’s set to be headlined by a pair of world title matches featuring returning legends.

The legendary John Cena returns to WWE to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal championship. With history in his sights, if he wins at SummerSlam Cena will become a 17-time world champion and surpass Ric Flair in WWE’s record books for the most world title reigns in history.

Also in the line-up and fresh off successfully cashing in her Money in the Bank contract, Nikki A.S.H will defend her Raw women’s championship against former champions Charlotte Flair and Aussie Rhea Ripley .

UFC 266 Volkanovski v Ortega

LIVE from T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

MAIN EVENT this Sunday, September 26 from 12pm AEST


UFC returns to Las Vegas for UFC 266 headlined by double-header title fights. Australia’s own and current champion Alexander Volkanovski will go head-to-head against former title challenger Brian Ortega for the Featherweight title bout. Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her reign against Lauren Murphy in the Women’s Flyweight title bout.

Our Aussie, Alex Volkanovski, defends his Featherweight championship belt against Ortega. The two have gone head-to-head all season out of the octagon as opposing coaches on the latest season of “The Return of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Volkanovski v Team Ortega”, and with the pair’s previously scheduled fight in March cancelled due to Volkanovski contracting Covid, we will now be able to see who the real champion is.

Volkanovski is a powerhouse in the Featherweight division, claiming the belt in December 2019 from Max Holloway. In winning the title, he has become Australia’s greatest current fighter, ranked #4 in the UFC pound for pound world rankings. He enters this fight aiming for his 20th consecutive win.

Ortega has been a mainstay in the UFC world for years, however, was sidelined for a while after losing to Max Holloway in December 2018. Ortega returned in October with an impressive win over Chan Sung Jung, setting up the title shot to face Volkanovski.

In the co-main event, Women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko comes into this fight with five successful title defences and will defend yet again against Lauren Murphy. Murphy will get her first ever title shot inside the UFC after climbing up the division on a five fight winning streak.

Also on the card, fan favourite and former WEC and Strikeforce Welterweight champion Nick Diaz is back in the Octagon for the first time since 2015, facing another popular face, former UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a Welterweight bout.

Main Card from 12pm (AEST) LIVE on MAIN EVENT

Main Event: Alex Volkanovski (Australia) (22-1) v Brian Ortega (USA) (15-1) Featherweight Title Bout

  • Co-Main Event: Valentina Shevchenko (Russia) (21-3) v Lauren Murphy (USA) (15-4) Women’s Flyweight Title Bout

  • Nick Diaz (USA) (26-9) v Robbie Lawler (USA) (28-15) Welterweight Bout

  • Curtis Blaydes (USA) (14-3) v Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-2) Heavyweight Bout

  • Jessica Andrade (Brazil) (21-6) v Cynthia Calvillo (USA) (9-2) Women’s Flyweight Bout

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UFC 267: Blachowicz v Teixeira

LIVE from Etihad Arena, Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

MAIN EVENT this Sunday, October 31 from 5am AEDT


UFC returns to the Middle East on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates for UFC 267 headlined by the light heavyweight title bout between current champion Jan Blachowicz and former title challenger Glover Teixeira, as well as an interim bantamweight title bout between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen.

Blachowicz will look to make his second title defence after a successful one against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. Taking on no.1 contender Teixeira at 41 years of age earning his right to challenge for the title after five back-to-back wins, his latest coming off a submission win over Thiago Santos in November 2020.

In the co-main event Yan and Sandhagen will fight for the interim bantamweight title. The fight was originally set to be a title rematch between Yan and Aljamain Sterling, however Sterling withdrew from the contest due to injury.

Also on the card, a high-voltage lightweight bout between Islam Makhachev against “anytime, anywhere, any place” New Zealander Dan Hooker. Makhachev was originally set to face Rafael dos Anjos who also stepped out due to injury.

Main Card from 5am (AEDT) LIVE on MAIN EVENT

Main Event: Jan Blachowicz (Poland) (28-8) v Glover Teixeira (Brazil) (32-7) Light Heavyweight Title Bout

Co-Main Event: Petr Yan (Russia) (15-2) v Cory Sandhagen (USA) (14-3) Bantamweight Interim Title Bout

Islam Makhachev (Russia) (20-1) v Dan Hooker (NZ) (21-10) Lightweight Bout

Alexander Volkov (Russia) (33-9) v Marcin Tybura (Poland) (22-6) Heavyweight Bout

Li Jingliang (China) (18-6) v Khamzat Chimaev (Russia) (9-0) Welterweight Bout

Magomed Ankalaev (Russia) (15-1) v Volkan Oezdemir (Sui) (17-5) Light Heavyweight Bout

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Tim Tszyu and Takeshi Inoue prepare for blockbuster showdown









The biggest name in Australian boxing and Australia’s number one boxer Tim Tszyu came face-to-face for the first time with upcoming contender Takeshi Inoue for a media event at Carriageworks ahead of their blockbuster bout on November 17.

The two fighters feature in the Fox Sports original production boxing special “All Access: Tszyu v Inoue premiering tonight – Thursday, November 11 – at 7.30pm AEDT on Fox Sports 505 and Main Event on Foxtel and also available to watch for free on Kayo Freebies.

This All Access boxing documentary takes viewers and fans behind closed doors with never-before-seen access to Tszyu’s camp as he prepares for his anticipated bout against Inoue.

Tim Tszyu holds an impressive current undefeated record of 19-0, including 15 wins by knockout, and is now ranked number one in the world in his division and current mandatory challenger for Argentine Brian Castano’s WBO title. Tszyu returns to the ring in his hometown of Sydney in his quest for world domination facing his toughest challenge yet taking on the Japanese warrior.

Takeshi Inoue is ranked #7 in the world super-welterweight division by the WBO with his lone defeat coming by decision in a world title fight with then-champion Jamie Munguia in 2019. The 31-year-old comes into this fight on a four-fight winning streak and victory over Tszyu could deliver his own world title bout in 2022.

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Main Event will show the boxing encounter between Paul Gallen and Sea Eagles prop Josh Aloiai from Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Friday, December 10. Olympic bronze medallist Harry Garside will also make his professional debut on the card on the night.

The Gallen-Aloiai bout is the second leg of a unique doubleheader held over consecutive nights in Newcastle. Former world champion Andrew Moloney will headline the first night of action on Thursday December 9 against Filipino Froilan Saludar (live on Fox Sports).

UPDATE 24/11: the entire doubleheader was cancelled today, after Josh Aloiai tested positive to COVID.

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UFC 269: Oliveira v Poirier

LIVE from T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA

MAIN EVENT this Sunday, December 12 from 2pm AEDT


UFC returns to Las Vegas for double-header title fights with Charles Oliveira defending his Lightweight title for the first time against former interim champion Dustin Poirier. The co-main will see the return of dual champion Amanda Nunes who will put up her Bantamweight title against Julianna Pena.

After back-to-back stoppage wins over Conor McGregor, Poirier – the No.1 ranked – will get his second opportunity at the undisputed Lightweight title challenging Oliveira who secured the title with his second-round TKO win over Michael Chandler.

Nunes returns to the Octagon to defend her women’s Bantamweight title for the first time in near two years against Julianna Pena. Nunes has won 12 consecutive fights, including wins over every champion in history of the bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

The main card also includes a Flyweight debut of former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt as he takes on New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France , while Sean O’Malley and Raulian Paiva face off in a Bantamweight bout.

The event’s preliminary card starting from 12.00pm AEDT on ESPN will feature Australia’s own and Tai Tuivasa go head-to-head against top-10 ranked contender Augusto Sakai in a Heavyweight bout.

Main Card from 2pm (AEDT) LIVE on MAIN EVENT

Main Event: Charles Oliveira (Brazil) (31-8) v Dustin Poirier (USA) (28-6) Lightweight Title Bout

Co-Main Event: Amanda Nunes (Brazil) (21-4) v Julianna Pena (USA) (11-4) Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout

Geoff Neal (USA) (13-4) v Santiago Ponzinibbio (Argentina) (29-4) Welterweight Bout

Kai Kara-France (NZ) (22-9) v Cody Garbrandt (USA) (12-4) Flyweight Bout

Raulian Paiva (Brazil) (21-3) v Sean O’Malley (USA) (14-1) Bantamweight Bout

X-Mas Footy Fight Night

Featuring Gallen vs Lussick
Wednesday, December 22

UFC 270 Ngannou v Gane

LIVE from Honda Center, Anaheim, USA

MAIN EVENT this Sunday, January 23 from 2pm AEDT


2022 gets underway for UFC 270 travelling to California for its first event of the year. Headlining the card, current champion Francis Ngannou will make his first title defence when he takes on unbeaten interim belt holder Cyril Gane for the UFC Heavyweight Championship title unification bout. In the Co-main event, Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno welcomes Deiveson Figueiredo for the third chapter of their exciting rivalry in a Flyweight title bout.

Ngannou is currently riding a five-win streak, “The Predator” claimed the title by knockout in the second round against former champion Stipe Miocic last March. Undefeated Gane lifted the interim belt last August when he defeated Derrick Lewis by TKO in Round 3. The pair will now square off in a five-round test to determine who the unified Heavyweight champion is.

Moreno will defend his flyweight title for a third time against former champion and 125-pound king Figueiredo. The pairing first met at UFC 256 in December 2020 going a full five-round distance ending in a majority draw with then champion Figueiredo retaining the belt. Moreno then captured the title taking the win by submission in the third round in the rematch at UFC 263 last June.

Main Card from 2pm (AEDT) LIVE on MAIN EVENT

Main Event: Francis Ngannou (Cameroon) (16-3) v Ciryl Gane (France) (10-0) Heavyweight Title Bout

Co-Main Event: Brandon Moreno (Mexico) (19-5) v Deiveson Figueiredo (20-2) Flyweight Title Bout

Michel Pereira Lima (Brazil) (26-11) v Andre Fialho (USA) (14-3) Welterweight Bout

Cody Stamann (USA) (19-4) v Said Nurmagomedov (Russia) (14-2) Bantamweight Bout

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UFC 271 Adesanya v Whittaker

LIVE from Toyota Center, Houston, USA
MAIN EVENT Sunday, February 13 from 2pm AEDT

Fans down under are in for a massive treat for UFC’s second PPV of the year. Headlining the event will be an explosive Middleweight title rematch between current champ and New Zealand’s Israel Adesanya against Australia’s Robert Whittaker. The action doesn’t stop there with another Australian Tai ‘Bam Bam’ Tuivasa taking on local Texan Derrick Lewis in a huge Heavyweight bout for the Co-main event.

UFC will deliver the best that its Middleweight division has to offer with Adesanya and Whittaker meeting for a second time. Adesanya “The Last Stylebender” enters his title defence with a 10-0 record defeating the likes of Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero, Kelvin Gastelum, Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva and of course the man he rolled over the win the UFC Middleweight crown.

Whittaker “The Reaper” appeared poised to build himself as UFC’s second greatest Middleweight champion behind the legendary Silva, until Adesanya delivered him a knockout blow in front of his own home crowd in at UFC 243 in Melbourne in 2019. Since then, the former champion has been defending his No.1 contender position with consecutive wins over Gastelum, Jared Cannonier and Darren Till.

This marquee showdown has a lot on the line for both fighters. For Adesanya a chance to further cement his place as this generation’s greatest Middleweight fighter, and for Whittaker a moment to reclaim the belt from the man who stripped him of it.

In the co-main event, fellow Aussie Tai Tuivasa has been on a roll since returning to action in October 2020 with four straight wins, all by knockout, however he will take on his toughest test of his UFC career when he steps into the Octagon against Derrick Lewis who holds the all-time record for the most knockouts in UFC history.

Also on the card a Middleweight showdown between top-ranked contenders Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier, which could earn the winner a crack at the title.

Main Card from 2pm (AEDT) LIVE on MAIN EVENT
Main Event: Israel Adesanya (NZ) (21-1) v Robert Whittaker (Australia) (24-5) Middleweight Title Bout
Co-Main Event: Derrick Lewis (USA) (26-8) v Tai Tuivasa (Australia) (14-3) Heavyweight Bout
Jared Cannonier (USA) (14-5) v Derek Brunson (USA) (23-7) Middleweight Bout
Kyler Phillips (USA) (9-2) v Marcelo Rojo (Argentina) (16-8) Bantamweight Bout
Bobby Green (USA) (28-12) v Nasrat Haqparast (Germany) (13-4) Lightweight Bout

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Tszyu v Gausha

LIVE from The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
MAIN EVENT Sunday, March 27 at 12pm AEDT

On March 27, Australian Tim Tszyu will face his toughest challenger to date when he goes up against US Olympian Terrell Gausha in Minnesota. Originally scheduled in the co-main event of the Brian Castano-Jermell Chalo card on March 20, Tszyu will now headline his own event.

Tszyu won’t be fighting for the world title shot that he’s earned, but the status of number one contender instead. Tszyu currently holds a 20-0 record including 15 knockouts. This impressive record clearly won’t make him an easy opponent for Gausha who has a record of 22-2-1. The boxers will compete in a 10-round bout that will sure provide plenty of entertainment for fans.

Current line-up
Main Card
Tim Tszyu vs. Terrell Gausha, 12 rounds, super welterweight
Michel Rivera vs. Joseph Adorno, 10 rounds, lightweight
Elvis Rodriguez vs. Juan Jose Velasco, 10 rounds, super lightweight

Joey Spencer vs. Ravshan Hudaynazarov, 8 rounds, middleweight

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Eddie McGuire hosted the press conference for George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney on the Marvel Stadium turf today. It seemed a bit awkward and too quiet with Haney via video link and no crowd. Delay was quite jarring between Melbourne and LA.

The Victorian Government is a sponsor of the bout, to be held at Marvel Stadium on June 5 and shown here on Main Event.

UPDATE 3/4: according to The Sunday Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield, Eddie McGuire will host the telecast, alongside Jeff Fenech, Barry Michael and Paul Kent from The Daily Telegraph.

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According to The Australian, the Kambosos-Haney bout is just one of boxing fights Foxtel has secured for this year, as it battles competition from Stan Sport. Main Event will also show world title fights featuring Australian boxers Tim Tszyu and Jai Opetaia.

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The card for today’s Kambosos-Haney bout at Marvel Stadium. It began at 9am.

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Bruh. Why so early? Who do they think will turn up?

When is the main event?

The main event is planned to take place at around 1pm AEST.

It’s been the tradition that there are undercards before the main boxing bout (just like curtain raisers at an NRL or AFL match) to keep the crowd entertained. The above schedule shows there will also be two undercards after the main event.

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Yeah I’m aware of that but I just don’t get the early start.