It was a busy night around the world as fighters battled it out for hometown recognition along with regional titles in hopes of taking that next step into global spotlight. Some winning and accomplishing their goal, others sent back to the drawing board. Without any further delay lets see who came out on top as we take a hop around the map.
Mt Druitt Workers Club, Mt Druitt New South Wales Australia
Dominic “The Dominator” Vea 7-1 (5) defended his OPBF Cruiserweight Title when he faced Daniel “The Doberman” Ammann 13-2-1 (3). The challenger Ammann who entered the ring on an 11 bout win streak was looking for one more minor title win for his collection that already consist of The New South Wales Cruiserweight and Australian belts he had claimed in the past.
Champion Vea was just a bit more determined though wanting to not only make the second defense of his OPBF crown but avenge his only loss, a majority decision when he challenged Ammann in November of 2006 for the Australian Cruiserweight belt. In the end Vea left with not only his belt intact but the score between the two even up as the judges saw it his way via unanimous decision.
On the undercard cruiserweight action ensued as Josh “The Chainsaw” Clenshaw 24-13 (13) won an 8 round points decision over Joel Casey 3-3 (2)
Broncos League Club, Red Hill (Brisbane) Queensland Australia
Matthew Paulley 15-5-5 (7) put his Australian Welterweight Title on the line against veteran Mick Shaw 25-8-3 (8) in what was promising to be an exciting ten-round affair if not for the karma that seems to follow Paulley throughout his career thus far. As each man tried to get the upper hand and action up close started to heat up Paulley fell victim to accidental head butts, once in round four and again in round six. The champion who has had five prior bouts stopped due to accidental head butts was deemed unable to continue before the end of round number six due to the severity of the cuts causing the bout to be declared a draw.
On the undercard in heavyweight action Nathan Briggs 18-5 (15) scored a unanimous decision victory over Michael “Iron Rhino” Kirby 3-2-1 (1) in an eight-round attraction.
Kroonstad Military Base, Kroonstad Free State, South Africa
South Africa was the host of an all championship card as five minor titles were on the line. William “Dynamite” Gare 24-14 (5) defended his WBF Super Middleweight Title for the first time by out pointing Australian Super Middleweight Champion Les Sherrington 19-5 (12) over 12 rounds.
In a bout for the vacant South African Super Middleweight Championship Kgotso Motau 14-1 (12) defeated Tshepang Mohale 5-2 (5) seventh round TKO.
Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo, Toa Baja Puerto Rico
Former WBA Flyweight Champion Eric “Little Hands of Steele” Morel 38-2 (20) continued his comeback to the ring that started in 2008 after a three year absence when he defeated Jose Garcia Bernal 27-12-1 (18) via third round TKO.
In light heavyweight action former WBA Super Middleweight Title holder Manny Siaca 21-6 (18) made the second bout of his return to the ring a successful one by defeating David Whittom 10-7-1 (6) in a ten-round affair.
On the undercard in lightweight bouts Orlando Felix 10-0 (3) defeated Carlos Claudio 8-3-1 (2) by UD in a four-round battle and Marcos Jimenez 13-1 (8) stopped Baudel Cardenas 17-14-2 (6) at 2:59 of the fourth round.