By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Classy Australian featherweight Davey Browne (16-1-1,4KO’s) outscored tough Filipino Reynaldo “Boy of Steel” Belandres (12-1-2,8KO’s) over ten rounds to capture the WBC Youth title at the Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Browne, 5’10, had a four inch height advantage over his opponent but chose to go toe-to-toe with the powerful import. Browne suffered a cut over the right eye in round one and it was inspected by Doctor Lou Lewis at the end of round eight. Both boxers were rocked several times but at the conclusion of ten action packed rounds judges had Browne the winner by scores Will Soulos 97-94, George Pellis 98-92, Kevin Hogan 97-95.
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Browne featured in one of the best Australian fights of 2009 when he extended world rated IBF #10, WBO #11 Billy “The Kid” Dib losing a cut eye decision in eight rounds.
On the undercard hard punching Zac Awad (13-0-1, 6 KOs) edged Daniel Pawsey (9-4, 6 KOs) in crowd pleasing bout over eight rounds for the New South Wales light heavyweight crown. Pawsey had former WBC light heavyweight champion Mike “The Body Snatcher” McCallum in his corner. Pawsey won the early rounds connecting with accurate combinations but Awad came back in the late rounds to edge his opponent. Scores Kevin hogan 77-75, George Pellis 77-75, Gary Dean 79-73.
Former 140 pound world rated Filipino Ranee Ganoy (28-11-2, 24 KOs) scored a fourth round knockout over Guillermo Mosquera (41-9-3, 20 KOs). Ganoy connected with a right hand bomb on Mosquera at 1:41 of round four and the referee Will Soulos counted him out. Mosquera holds wins over current IBO welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou and WBO#14 Lance Gostelow.
Over six rounds jnr welterweight Ryan Langham (10-1,5KO’s) easily outpointed Moses Seran (20-16, 10 KOs). Southpaw Langham used clever footwork and skillful boxing to dominate Seran in all the rounds. Scores 60-54, 60-54, 60-55.
In a welterweight six round bout Anthony Brownlie (3-3) outworked Ryan Stinson (0-3) in most of the rounds to receive decision on all cards. 58-56, 59-57, 58-56.
Light heavyweight Aaron Ross (2-1) was impressive in defeating Mark Pawsey (5-4-1) by scores 39-37, 39-39, 40-36.
Ringside commentators Andy Raymond and Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech. Ring announcer Rick Powell. Televised throughout Australia on Foxel cable television network. Promoter Bill Treacy.