MARCH 1, 2024 - One of the year’s most highly-anticipated boxing events in Australia has been officially announced. The Gathering, featuring an incredible lineup of world-class boxers and former AFL superstars, will unfold in Adelaide on April 3 - a not to be missed Pay-Per-View, live & exclusive on Stan. ​

Presented by promoters Sam LaBruna and the Pelligra Group, The Gathering Pay-Per-View will be available to order and watch only on Stan. ​

The all-star lineup came together at a press conference yesterday afternoon in Adelaide to offer up a preview of the action to come, with veteran boxing MC Andy Raymond running proceedings.


The Gathering will feature an all-star lineup of fighters headlined by Perth's Jackson England (15-3) taking on former WBO Junior Lightweight champion Jamel Herring (24-4) for the WBO Global Super Featherweight title.

Fans may remember England for his stunning performance in a fight of the year candidate against Australian boxing great Paul Fleming on Stan’s Turf War Pay-Per-View in 2022, while Herring is a bona fide American title contender who holds a knockout victory over Irish star Carl Frampton. Both fighters boast an impressive list of knockouts on their resume, ensuring a thrilling main event.

Kane Cornes (L) stares down his opponent Nathan Brown (R)
Kane Cornes (L) stares down his opponent Nathan Brown (R)

Adding enormous excitement is a who's who of former AFL stars headlined by Channel 9 media personalities, Kane Cornes against his Sunday Footy Show colleague Nathan Brown, while 2011 Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan will face off against Dale "Daisy" Thomas in a battle of Collingwood teammates turned foes.

AFL legends Anthony Rocca and Corey McKernan will also step into the ring as well as ex-Brisbane Lion Mitch Robinson and Kayne Pettifer.

The Gathering will also feature some rugby league flavour with former Sydney Roosters and recent Gold Coast Titans signing Alex Leapai Jnr, who will make his long-awaited pro boxing debut. His father Alex Leapai senior famously fought Wladimir Klitschko for the World Heavyweight title in 2014 in Germany. "The Lionheart" fell short that night and now his 125kg, 193cm 18-year-old son has foregone a lucrative NRL career to "Finish the job his father started".

Jackson England throws a bomb at Paul Fleming during their 'Turf War' bout in 2022
Jackson England throws a bomb at Paul Fleming during their 'Turf War' bout in 2022

Stan Director of Sport Ben Kimber said:
“We're thrilled to be delivering another epic Pay-Per-View event on Stan. The Gathering features one of the best cards of the year combining both AFL royalty and serious boxing talent, headlined by a title fight not to be missed.”

Promoter Sam LaBruna said:
“This will be a fantastic event and it seems to have captured everyone's imagination. It has a world class boxing line-up and having some of the biggest AFL names going toe to toe makes the occasion extra special. It's adding to an already huge sporting week in Adelaide and the SLB is proud to bring it to you."

To order and watch The Gathering Pay-Per-View customers will need an active Stan subscription. Stan subscribers can order the Pay-Per-View for $50. New customers can sign up for a 30 day free trial and then order the Pay-Per-View. ​

Order The Gathering Pay-Per-View here.

The Gathering Pay-Per-View will be available for pubs and clubs to purchase through Stan Sport Venues.

Key Contacts for media enquiries:

The Gathering Media
Sean Lawson
0402 454 357 ​

Hamish Birt
0448 928 187

Jason Evans
0431 120 966

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