It was a good evening of boxing in two Australian locations last night as a reigning domestic champion kept his belt and two former world title challengers stayed busy as they kept hopes alive for a return to the top level.
At the RSL Club in Southport on the Gold Coast, Les Sherrington, 17-4 (10), of Broadbeach, retained his Australian Super Middle crown with a ten round unanimous decision over 38 year old transplanted Irishman Sean "KO Clover" Connell, 10-11-2 (4), of Melbourne.
25 year old Sherrington could be headed into a clash with former OPBF titlist Dale Westerman or Nadar Hamdan, who is scheduled to face Mads Larsen next weekend in Germany.
At Club Marconi in Sydney suburb Bossley Park, the accomplished Hussein brothers were in action.
Super featherweight Nedal, 43-4 (27), knocked out Indonesian import Moses Seran, 19-7 (9), in the fifth round and is scheduled for a shot at the vacant OPBF title against Takashi Uchiyama in Tokyo next month.
At flyweight, Nedal's older brother Hussein, 34-3 (24), also knocked out an Indonesian fighter, Anis Ceunfin, 9-5-5 (3), in the third and could be heading into another major world title clash within the year.