By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian lightweight Dan Cody (6-9, 3 KOs) successfully defended the Queensland state 135 pound title when he stopped Damon Eales (0-4) in round five at the Sporting Club, Moranbah, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Cody was on the canvas in round one and two, but he then dropped Eales in round three and twice in round four. In round five, referee Steve Marshall crowned Cody, who had captured the title in 2009 by defeating Leigh Lindgren. In a light heavyweight bout, 19-year-old Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (3-0) stopped 37-year-old veteran New Zealander Jason Costa (4-12) in round six.