By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world title challenger Naoufel Ben Rabah (31-3, 16 KOs) returned to ring action on Thursday and stopped Indonesian Ramadan Weiru (14-4-1, 13 KOs) in round one at the Wyong Leagues club, NSW, Australia. Weiru was in trouble early and the referee gave as standing eight count and shortly after called it off when the import was in no condition to continue.
In 2006 Ben Rabah lost a disputed twelve round decision to Juan Urango in IBF 140 pound challenge. In 2007 Lovemore Ndou stopped Ben Rabah in 2007 in an IBF title bout. Ben Rabah is trained by Craig Christian who also guides the career of WBA featherweight champion Chris John.
Light heavyweight Zac Awad (15-1, 6 KOs) won a fifth round technical decision over Tim Kanofski (10-3) of a scheduled six round bout. Kanofski suffered a cut over the left eye in round five and Doctor John ONeil ruled it to severe to continue. Scores 50-47, 48-47, 48-47.
Australian based Samoan Heavyweight Sosaia Funaka (6-0,5KO’) dropped American Clarence Tillman (6-6-1,4KO’s) three times in round two and the referee crowned Funaka. Tillman originally from New Orleans, USA but now based in Auckland New Zealand.
Former amateur star Sam Ah See (2-0,2KO) knocked out Shawn Porter (1-2) in round one of a jr middleweight bout.
Lightweight Clint Hosking (6-0,2KO’s) was awarded a third round technical decision over Filipino Michael Correa (3-3-2,1KO). Hosking suffered a severe cut eye which was ruled too severe to continue and was ahead on all cards.
Jr middleweight Terry Barker (1-0) outscored Jacques Hendrisson (0-2-1) over four rounds.
Promoter Angelo Hyder