There wasn't a lot of action Down Under last night, but there were two important bouts, one each in New South Wales and Victoria.
Cruiserweight Lawrence Tauasa retained his IBF Australasian belt, needing only two rounds to bring the challenge of opponent Eduardo Jesus Oscar Rojas to a halt at the RSL Club in the Sydney suburb of Rooty Hill.
The 5 foot 9 inch tall Samoan Tauasa outweighted the Argentine import by nearly 4.5 kg and went through his journeyman challenger without much difficulty before producing a stoppage at 1:05 of the second frame.
Tauasa improves to 29-5-1 (16) and the former Australian Cruiser Champ has now won three bouts in a row at 91 kg following his three year stint as a heavyweight.
Rojas, 12-13-7 (6), had turned pro as a welterweight and the well-traveled 30 year old Buenos Aires man has faced such luminaries as Frederic Klose, Walter Dario Matthysse and Daniel Bruwer during his nine year career.
At the Roller Skating Centre in North Sunshine, 19 year old Daniel Iannazzo, 7-0 (1), annexed the vacant Australian Super Bantam crown by posting a wide ten round points decision over winless Redfern novice Kartu Arang, 0-6-3 (0).
Former kickboxer Arang had lost six round split decision to Iannazzo this past December.