Australian based Nigerian King Davidson (11-0, 6 KOs) clearly outscored Virgil Kaiakoda (25-5-1,16KO’s) of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa over twelve rounds to capture WBA Africa 154 pound title at the University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. The skillful Davidson, 5’10” connected with accurate combinations consistently on his more experienced opponent to edge most of the rounds to win by scores of 119-111, 119-107, 119-107.
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Kaiakoda was Davidson toughest test as a professional. The South African had lost by split decision to William Gare who also defeated former WBA middleweight champion Maselino Masoe and current world rated Les Sherrington. Aussie Jamie Pittman stopped Gare in eight rounds in 2006.
Davidson is expertly managed by former Australian flyweight champion Peter Mitrevski and trained by Johnny Lewis who took Jeff Fenech, Jeff Harding, Kostya Tszyu and Gairy St Claire to world titles.
In the main supporting bout over eight rounds Anthony Brownlie (3-3-1KO) scored a shutout over Ariel Omongos (8-16, 7 KO’s) to win the vacant NSW welterweight crown. Scores 80-73,79-73,79-73.
In a light welterweight six round bout Jordan Gee Hoy (4-0-1) outpointed Robert Whaley (2-1, 2KO) by scores of 59-57,59-56,59-56.
Hot cruiserweight prospect Adam Forsyth (4-0,4KO’s) stopped Shaun Salisbury (2-1) in round one.
Light middleweight Dwight Richie (3-0) won a six round split decision over Tomasz Vysokal (2-1) by scores 60-53, 55-58, 59-55.
Cruiserweight Balazs Varga stopped Terry Rippey at 2.37 of round four.
Promoter Josh King.