By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBF#14, WBC#12,WBO#5 middleweight Daniel Geale (25-11-3, 14 KOs) made short work of Canada’s Ian MacKillop (25-11-3, 14 KOs) when he stopped in the import in round one at The Cube, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. Geale jumped on MacKillop at the bell and scored with accurate combinations that dropped his opponent and referee Gary Dean counted him out at 1.58. MacKillop holds a knockout win over world rated middleweight Shannan Taylor who went the distance against IBF 160 champion arthur Abraham and Anthony Mundine. Geale is scheduled to meet Mundine on May 27.
In the main supporting bout, world class jr welterweight Lenny Zappavigna (18-0, 13 KOs) scored the biggest win of his career when he easily outpointed former IBF 130 pound champion Gairy St Claire (41-9-2, 18 KOs) over twelve to retain the IBF Pan Pacific jr welterweight title. Zappavigna connected with power head and body shots consistently that had the clever St Claire on the backmove. St Claire was hurt from a hard right hand to the head in round six and in round seven both boxers exchanged accurate combinations. In round ten St Claire boxed aggressively but he could not match the power and work rate of Zappa.Judges scores at the conclusion 120-107, 119-109 and 120-108.
Former IBO 130 pound world champion Billy Dib (22-1, 11 KOs) captured the IBF Pan Pacific Youth and WBC interim Youth title when he was awarded eight round technical decision over Davey Browne (15-1-1,4 KOs). Dib controlled rounds one and two but Browne came back in rounds three and four to score well. Browne suffered a cut over the eye in round seven and in round eight Doctor Alex Lewis ruled it too severe to continue. Scores were split. 69-65 and 68-65 for Dib. 67-66 for Browne. (WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley was at ringside to cheer his friend Billy Dib)