By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian-based Nigerian King Davidson (9-0, 5 KOs) clearly outscored Robert Toomey (7-7, 2 KOs) to capture the vacant Australian 154 pound title over ten rounds at the Sutherland Entertainment Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia Friday. Toomey came to fight but the skillfull Davidson controlled the action in all the rounds. At the conclusion judges’ scores were Ray Reed 99-91, Trevor Christian 100-90 and John Gauchi 100-93.
Davidson holds the IBF Pan Pacific Youth title and is trained by Australian Hall of Famer Johnny Lewis who also trained world champs Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech, Jeff Harding and Gairy St Clair. Davidson is managed by former Australian flyweight champion Peter Mitrevski Sr.
On the same show Australian middleweight champion Junior Talipeau (14-0, 5 KOs) defended the title successfully against Ben Crampton (22-2-2, 10 KOs) scoring a split decision win over ten rounds. Scores were Ray Reed 96-94, Trevor Christian 97-93 and Will Soulos 95-96.
Former Australian champion Gary Comer outscored Kiwi David Wiremu over six rounds in a jr middleweight bout. Scores 58-56, 57-54, 58-56.
Welterweight Anthony Brownlie scored a points win in a six over Robert Sanders, 58-56, 58-55, 58-56.
Heavyweight Masakata Takehara, 239 pounds, of Japan edged Brian Fitzgerald , 254 pounds, over four rounds by scores 38-37, 39-37 and 38-37.
Lightweight Jerry Spandis defeated Tom Lambert by majority decision over four rounds 39-37, 39-37, 38-38.
Promoter former NSW middleweight champion Roy Alexander