By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former IBO 130 pound champion and IBF#11 Billy Dib (23-1, 12 KOs) captured the interim WBO Asia Pacific 126 pound title when he stopped Kenichi Yamaguchi (15-2-2, 4 KOs) in round one at Luna Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Dib was down early in the fight but at 2:59 of the round referee Les Fear crowned Dib when the Japanese boxer was on unsteady legs after being on the canvas.
In a cruiserweight contest Dominic Vea (11-1,9KO’s) stopped game Anthony McCracken (10-3,3KO’s) in round seven of an action packed encounter. Vea dominated in rounds one and two but McCracken came back well in following rounds, however at 2.39 of round seven referee Gary Dean crowned Vea after McCracken had been down three times.
Australian cruiserweight champion Daniel Ammann (15-2-2) suffered a cut over the right eye early in round one of his bout against Jamie Withers (11-0-1) in a bout that was ruled a tech draw. Cut was caused by accidental elbow.
Super middleweight prospect Michael Bolling (7-0,6KO’s) outscored Samoan light heavyweight champion Togasimai Letoa (10-2) over six action rounds Scores 59-54, 58-55, 59-54.
Former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green was interviewed and he said. “I will be fighting for the IBO cruiserweight title in the USA soon and Roy Jones will be in the ring against Jeff Lacy. Then we will be fighting in Australia after that in what will be one of this country’s biggest fights. Roy Jones being one of the top five pound for pound fighters of all time.”
WBA#1 heavyweight Kali Meehan was also interviewed and said he had agreed to fight Nikolai Valuev in Helsinki recently on one day’s notice but they cancelled the show rather than have to fight him. It was not Valuev but his promoter that made that decision.”
Ring announcer James White. Promotion was televised nationally on channel Ten One HD. Commentators Johnny Lewis, Paul Kent, Mathew Brook and Greg Rust. Promoter Fidel Tukel.