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Boxing In Australia: Mirovic Loses Title, Kickett, Gostelow Win At Broadbeach

There was a good card last night at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, as the Australian Heavyweight title changed hands and two of the country’s top prospects forged ahead with victories.

Popular heavyweight Bob Mirovic, 29-20-2 (20), lost the domestic crown when his corner threw in the towel at 2:53 of the ninth frame against Sydney based Tongan slugger John Hopoate, 10-2 (10).

Hopoate and Mirvoic had spent the previous eight frames going at it tooth and nail with each enjoying success and also fighting on despite getting hurt numerous times. By the ninth however, Hopoate was
in control and battered the colorful Wyonga based Mirvoic.

A battering combination put Mirvoic on the canvas near round’s end and the 42 year old suffered two broken bones in his forearm during the fall, causing his corner to call off the contest.

21 year old super feather William “Cool Willie” Kickett, 13-0 (5), retained his WBO Asia Pacific and IBF Pan Pacific Youth titles with a dominating ten round unanimous decision win against Indonesian southpaw
Zoel Fidal, 16-6-2 (7).

Light welter Lance Gostelow, 17-1-0 (14) won his seventh contest in a row by crushing Argentine visitor Pablo Ernesto Oliveto, 12-10-1 (4), in the very first round. Oliveto had only been stopped once before, by former IBF titlist Malcolm Klassen, during a rare visit down to super featherweight.

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