By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
Australian light heavyweight Blake Caparello (18-0-1, 6 KOs) outscored Allan Green (32-5, 22 KOs) over twelve rounds to win the vacant IBO 175-pound title at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Thursday in a nationally televised promotion. Caparello hurt Green in round two with a barrage of solid head shots but the American responded in round three with a head and body attack. Round nine had the Australian on the attack that put Green on unsteady legs but he survived to hear the bell. At the conclusion scores were 117-111, 119-109, 118-110. Only Caparello was eligible to win the title after Green weighed in six pounds heavy.
In the main support, Australian based Filipino 140-pounder Czar Amonsot (25-3-3, 15 KOs) dropped Stevi Ongen Ferdinandus (15-6, 8 KOs) from low blow in round two of scheduled twelve round PABA light welterweight title bout. After five minutes rest, the Indonesiian was okay to continue. In round six, Ferdinandus was hurt again from a low blow. Amonsot was in trouble in round eight after Ferdinandus connected with effective head shots. In round ten, Amonsot dropped the visitor with right hand and referee Tony Maretta called it off at 0.44.
In other action, former IBO lightweight champion Lenny Zappavigna (30-2, 20 KOs) suffered a knockdown in round one from a solid right by Australian-based, Cameroon-born welterweight Rivan Cesaire (11-4-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled eight. Zappavigna applied the pressure on Cessaire in all the rounds, consistently connecting with accurate combinations. Cessaire hurt Zappavigna in round five with power right hand shot. Round six had Zappa connecting with effective body shots on Cessaire when he was trapped on the ropes. IBF #11 Zappavigna suffered a cut on right cheekbone in round seven. After eight action rounds scores were 76-75, 76-75, 76-75 all for Zappavigna
Heavyweight Solomon Haumono (21-2-2,18KOs) stopped Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (16-5,14KOs) in round three of scheduled eight. Haumono found the range for an overhand right hand bomb and referee Ignatius Missailidis called it off at 0.56. Haumono is trained by former national Light heavyweight contender Dino Billinghurst. WBO #8 Alex Leapai was in Haumono’s corner.
Promoter Brian Amatruda.