By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
World rated light heavyweight contender Tim Bell (18-5-1, 13 KOs) outpointed Togasilimai Letoa (11-4, 6 KOs) of Samoa over ten rounds at the Tribal Punishment Gym, Epping, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. Bell is WBA #7 contender to the 175 pound title held by Bebut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) formerly of Kazakhstan but now based in Las Vegas under the guidance of Kevin Barry who once guided David Tua to a world heavyweight title shot against Lennox Lewis. Bell’s biggest win came in 2008 when he stopped former world super middleweight contender Daniel “Porky” Lovett in eight rounds.
Hot Aussie 130 pound prospect Will Tomlinson (11-0-1, 10 KOs) outscored Flash Villacura (23-27-2, 12 KOs) of the Philippines over eight rounds. The big punching Tomlinson scored the biggest win of his career when he stopped NABA lightweight champion Verquan Kimbrough (21-2-3) of the USA last December. Verquan had held world rated Michael Clarke to a draw in 2008. Tomlinson is trained by BHS gym’s Linclon Hudson. Villacura has boxed several Australian boxers and only world rated Billy Dib has scored a stoppage win over him
Former world amateur silver medalist Dilshod Mahmudov (3-0, 3 KOs) boxing at welterweight poundage defeated Opeti Tagi (14-7) when he stopped the Fijian in round one. Tagi went four rounds with WBO #7 Ryan Waters and also Peter Mitrevski Jr in 2009. Mahmudov is boxing out of the BHS gym in Blacktown and is managed by Fidel Tukel.
Welterweight Jordan Gee Hoy (5-0) outscored Cessaire Riva (3-2, 1 KO) over six rounds. Hoy held Aussie rated Pat Rullo to a draw in six rounds in 2009. Riva of the Cameroon defeated Ben Costello over six in 2009.
Light Heavyweight Joel Casey (8-6-3, 5 KOs) outworked Kane McKay (8-8-2,4KO’s) over six action rounds to score his second victory over the Melbourne boxer. Casey was stopped in four rounds in 2008 by Michael Bolling who holds the Australian 168 pound title. Zdravko Micevic outscored Casey over twelve in an Australian light heavyweight title bout in 2008.
Profit from this event will be donated to Australian boxing trainer Keith Ellis who recently suffered a stroke. Promoters were David Deike and Fidel Tukel.