Heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has set adult a showdown with Alex Leapai after derailing Travis “Freight Train” Walker. Picture: Theo Fakos
Source: Herald Sun
AUSTRALIA’S bumbling hulk Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne climbed from a board in Melbourne on Thursday night to derail large American Travis “Freight Train” Walker in 7 rounds and contend his dominant record.
The 120kg Perth-based Browne (now 17-0, 15 KOs) set adult a showdown with Brisbane’s universe No.8 Alex Leapai, climbing from a rug in spin one, to dump Walker in a third, fifth and sixth rounds. Walker’s dilemma late their tired warrior during a finish of a seventh.
On his prior revisit to Australia Walker had knocked out Australia’s maestro universe pretension challenger Kali Meehan.
Leapai is assured he has a energy to stop Browne while Browne believes he has a size, strength and expertise to frustrate a Brisbane bomber.
On a undercard final night, Jake Carr fought brilliantly in usually his fifth pro quarrel to outpoint Australian super-middleweight champ Serge Yannick, whose victims have enclosed a likes of Nader Hamdan, Jamie Pittman and Shannan Taylor.
Carr’s father, Rod Carr, won a same Australian pretension in 1989.
Earlier Australia’s tip light-heavyweight, a lanky and cunning southpaw Blake Caparello outpointed New Zealand’s tip male during 79kg Daniel MacKinnon.
It was an interesting tactical conflict with Caparello prevalent with a infancy decision.
Judge Reg Williamson scored it even during 114-114 – 6 rounds each yet was over-ruled by Malcolm Bulner (118-111) and Andrew Campbell (116-112) who scored it for Caparello.
RECOGNITION FOR FENECH
JEFF Fenech will be towering to ‘Legend’ standing during a Australian Boxing Hall of Fame during Melbourne’s Crown Casino subsequent Friday (August 2).
The endowment is approval of his extensive fighting record that saw him spin a initial Australian to reason 3 universe titles and a usually warrior from anywhere in a universe to do it while undefeated.
But he could have warranted a drum on his training record alone.
He has, during opposite stages, coached each Aussie universe champion of new times including Danny Green, Daniel Geale, Lovemore Ndou, Billy Dib, Vic Darchinyan and Sakio Bika as good as other top-liners Glen and Kevin Kelly,
Shannan Taylor, Nader Hamdan, Garth Wood and Nedal and Hussy Hussein. He also lerned Mike Tyson for his final quarrel in 2005.
REMEMBERING EMILE GRIFFITH
FORMER universe welterweight and middleweight champion Emile Griffith, who died this week in New York aged 75, supposing Australia’s Tony Mundine with a biggest feat of his career.
It came during a Palais des Sport in Paris in 1973. Griffith had usually mislaid a tighten preference to universe middleweight champ Carlos Monzon.
Mundine would remove to a universe titleholder in Argentina a following year.
Griffith, though, is best famous for a heartless 1962 universe pretension quarrel that claimed a life of his arch opposition Benny ‘Kid’ Paret.
The West Indian-born Griffith was bisexual and Paret had used a happy offence opposite him during a weigh-in yet Griffith always confirmed that he had not dictated to henceforth repairs his Cuban foe.
In 1992, Griffith spent 4 months in sanatorium after being bashed by a squad of thugs who pounced on him as he left a happy bar in New York.
MAYWEATHER v ALVAREZ
FEW boxers in a universe are as competent to consider a Sep 14 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez as Australia’s Lovemore Ndou.
The large quarrel during a MGM Grand, Las Vegas, pits a speed and ring-smarts of a 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) opposite a girl and strength of a red-headed Alvarez (42-0, 30 KOs) who during 23 has taken a fighting universe by storm.
They strife for a WBC and WBA light-middleweight titles.
Ndou, Australia’s former two-time universe champ, spent 4 months in Las Vegas as Mayweather’s ring partner and in 2010 gave Alvarez a tough 12-round quarrel in Veracruz, Mexico. (I was advantageous to be in his dilemma for a quarrel alongside Ndou’s trainer, South African fighting good Harold Volbrecht).
Ndou can’t see Alvarez blemishing Mayweather’s ideal record.
“Mayweather is too fast, too skilful,” Ndou told me.
“Canelo has fought a lot of guys smaller than him and his record is inflated.
“I was usually a junior-welterweight when he fought me and he was a lot bigger.
“Even when Canelo kick Austin Trout in his final quarrel (a 12-round preference in April) he didn’t stir me.
“Canelo is a clever child yet he will have difficulty throwing Floyd who is a good healthy contestant and a warrior who works really tough to make a many of his talent.”
SHERRINGTON v SIACA
AT 37 Puerto Rican Manny Siaca is past his best yet he should still infer a plain opponent for a Gold Coast’s Les Sherrington, now ranked a No.10 contender for a WBO middleweight title.
The 185cm Siaca sprang a large dissapoint when he used his tallness and strech advantages to rug and outpoint Anthony Mundine for a WBA super-middleweight pretension in 2004.
He has been stopped by Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler and by a possess Danny Green in a years given yet has won his final 3 fights in a row.
He still has a accessible record of 25-7 (20 KOs). Sherrington is 32-6.
They quarrel during Southport Sharks AFL Club on Sep 20.
MOSELY DOWN UNDER?
MUNDINE, meanwhile, says he is operative tough to move faded fable Shane Mosley to Australia after this year for a junior-middleweight clash.
Mosley, 42 in September, was one of a excellent fighters of his generation, posting wins over Oscar de la Hoya, Fernando Vargas and Antonio Margarito, while pang points defeats to Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel
Cotto, Winky Wright (twice), Vernon Forrest (twice) and Saul Alvarez.
Mundine binds a 44-5 (26 knockouts) record while Mosley is 47-8 (39 KOs).
Mosley final fought in Cancun, Mexico, where he kick Pablo Cesar Cano in May, his initial win in 5 fights.
HILL Jr v KING
CALOUNDRA junior-middleweight Craig Hill Jr fights Shannon “Shaggy” King for a Australian pretension on Aug 29. Both boxers are unbeaten.
Hill is a great-grandson of heading Brisbane tutor Snowy Hill, whose fighters enclosed a world-beater of a 1940s, Elley Bennett.
They quarrel for King’s pretension during a plush Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane’s north.
King won a crown, entrance from behind on points to stop David Galvin of Alice Springs in a ninth round. He had suffered a detonate eardrum early in a bout.
WELL DESERVED NOMINATION
GOOD to see Brisbane’s WBF women’s featherweight champion Shannon O’Connell nominated for a Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal this year.
She told The Courier-Mail’s Mike Bruce that she mislaid her father in a speedway collision when she was usually dual and spent her childhood examination her mom racked by a heroin obsession that finally claimed her life in 2006.
Shannon has overcome her possess battles with drinks, drugs and depression, and had a earnest netball career cruelled by injury.
She has lifted dual children as a solitary parent.
AUSTRALIA’S former universe featherweight champ Billy Dib facilities in an online documentary about his query to recover a IBF climax from Russian Evgeny Gradovich. The latest complement focuses on his new points preference over American Mike Oliver in Hartford, Connecticut.
BRUNKER v OLIVER
DIB’S heading Aussie rival, Joel Brunker, – undefeated in 26 fights and ranked No.4 featherweight contender by a WBO, will be perplexing to measure a some-more considerable win over a sharp Oliver when they quarrel on a Daniel Geale-Darren Barker undercard in Atlantic City on Aug 17.
Brunker’s manager Angelo Di Carlo is charity Australia’s former universe champ Vic Darchinyan “between $60,000 and $100,000 to quarrel anywhere in Australia”.
Darchinyan is eyeing a rematch instead with a initial male to better him, Filipino Nonito Donaire, yet Brunker is watchful if that hitch fails to go through.
“We had Chris John sealed to urge his WBA pretension opposite Joel yet afterwards Chris pulled out,” Di Carlo said.
“Chris is rated as a best featherweight in a universe yet he is in decrease and we wish to get him before he loses a pretension to someone else.
“The offer to quarrel Vic Darchinyan is still there and we’re watchful for Vic to contend ‘yes’.”
HORN v CESAIRE
THE welterweight showdown between Brisbane schoolteacher and London Olympian Jeff Horn and Cameroon-born Rivan Cesaire on Aug 8 during a Southport RSL promises to be a classic.
Cesaire, who fought during a 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne before settling there, has already scored considerable victories opposite Steven Maxwell, Brad Hemming, Jason Kanofski, Olympian Todd Kidd and Tim Hunt.
Horn has been ring Beijing Olympian and universe No.3 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher and former Irish champ Dennis Hogan in preparation.
“This is a really critical quarrel for Jeff,” pronounced his tutor Glenn Rushton.
“A win over Cesaire would place Jeff tighten to a shot during a Australian title, something we set a sights on attaining by a finish of this year.
“It has been tough removing fights for Jeff. We had creatively engaged to quarrel Leti Leti, who pulled out. We afterwards sealed to quarrel former universe IBF champion Gairy St. Clair, usually to have him also lift out.
“When Jeff takes on Rivan, it will be a family affair, as Jeff’s younger hermit Ben will be one of a people assisting me in his corner. Ben is also a earnest pledge warrior and is also lerned by me.
“Also in Jeff’s corner, will be Angel Rushton, my daughter, who, during usually 16, won a Open Women’s State 64kg pretension final year and has her sights resolutely set on a Rio Olympics.”
BEFRIENDING THE DARK DESTROYER
AUSTRALIA’S new WBC super-middleweight champion Sakio Bika has shaped a tighten loyalty with British fighting good Nigel Benn, now a born-again Christian assisting kids during a Blacktown PCYC in Sydney.
Benn, a universe middleweight and super-middleweight champion once famous as The Dark Destroyer, was one of a many feared fighters of a 90s, warring with a likes of Chris Eubank, Steve Collins, Iran Barkley, Henry Wharton and many famously Gerald McClellan, who he stopped in 10 rounds of one of a many heartless fights of all time.
McClellan was left roughly blind, partially deaf and in a wheelchair.
“WE’RE NOT GOING TO TURN THIS INTO SOMETHING”
THERE was good sportsmanship by a formerly dominant American heavyweight Malik Scott after he seemed to be a plant of a discerning count opposite England’s Dereck Chisora during Wembley final week.
Scott was stopped on his feet.
“He strike me with a good shot,” pronounced Scott. “I gave myself an eight, got adult during 9 and everywhere in America a count goes adult to 10.
“Everyone knows we kick a count yet Dereck won a transparent fair, quarrel and we’re not going to spin this into something.”
Last year Scott stopped former Penrith Panthers rugby joining youth Bowie Tupou, a heavyweight who kicked off his pro career with Johnny Lewis.
MOORE INTO QLD HALL OF FAME
THERE were romantic scenes during a Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame awards during Yatala recently when former world-class welterweight Paul Moore assimilated comparison hermit Alan as an inductee.
Moore, who once kick universe champ Rocky Mattioli, removed his fighting career starting during his father Selby’s travelling tent fighting show.
“Everyone who went to a nation shows in a ’60s would remember a fighters lined adult and people peaceful to have a moment during them,” he said.
“My initial pursuit was during 15 banging a drum to stir adult a crowd, and it was always a box that many people would say, ‘I wish to quarrel a small bloke banging a drum’.”
After graduating from tent fights, Moore went on to have 53 veteran bouts, starting during Festival Hall, Brisbane in 1968 and finale during a Palais des Sports in Paris a night that Tony Mundine kick Emile Griffith in 1973.
LOOKING FORWARD TO LOOKING BACK
we AM positively gay to be essay a story of Australian Boxing for a National Library of Australia. It will implement a library’s large collection of chronological photos and is due for recover late subsequent year.
THOMPSON v PULEV
FRESH from dual uninterrupted knockouts of David Price, a 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games super-heavyweight bullion medallist, American southpaw Tony Thompson now hopes to repeat a pretence opposite Bulgarian large male Kubrat Pulev.
BRADLEY v MARQUEZ
TIMOTHY Bradley, best famous for ripping a aura of Manny Pacquiao final year with a tighten decision, will put his universe welterweight pretension on a line opposite Mexican good Juan Manuel Marquez on Oct 12 during a Thomas Mack Centre in Las Vegas.
Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) will be 40 years aged by then. He is entrance off a sixth-round knockout of Pacquiao.
In 2010 Marquez climbed off a rug to stop Toowoomba’s imperishable Michael Katsidis during a MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao’s subsequent hitch will be opposite combative Brandon Rios on Sep 23 in Macau, China.
MURAT v HOPKINS
GERMANY’S Karo Murat will face IBF light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins during Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Oct 19. Hopkins, 48, is a oldest universe champion in fighting history.
Read More →