By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
In a nationally televised promotion in the best domestic heavyweight bout for 2012, Solomon Haumono (19-1-2, 17 KOs) stopped Franklin Egobi (16-5, 11 KOs) in round ten of a action packed heavyweight bout to capture the vacant Australian heavyweight crown at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. English-born Egobi controlled round one with accurate left jabs but in round two Haumono found the range and connected with s barrage of head shots that had Egobi out on his feet. Haumono continued the attack in round three that had Egobi on unsteady until the bell sounded. Round four had Egobi in trouble again as Haumono continued the assault to the head and body. Round six and Haumono had Egobi out on his feet compliments of three right hand bombs but he survived to hear the bell. Haumono dropped Egobi in round ten and referee Malcolm Bulner crowned Haumono at 2:05.
Australian cruiserweight champion Daniel Ammann( 25-5, 16 KOs) defended the title successfully with a ninth round stoppage of South African born Pieter Cronjie (14-6-1, 10 KOs). Cronjie was the aggressor from round one but found the awkward southpaw Ammann dificult to nail with solid punches. Ammann scored consistently with accurate right jabs and solid left crosses that slowly chopped down. Cronjie Cronjie was taking punishment in round nine and his corner signalled to the referee to stop the fight at 1:28.
Cruiserweight Kane Watts dropped Danny Price twice in round one and in round two a left hook dropped him again and referee Malcolm Bulner stopped the fight at 0.29.
Welterweight Oamol Balla stopped Matt Bune in round two… Referee Wayne Ashdown saved Bune from further punishment at 2.25 of the second round
Former amateur star super middleweight Jake Carr.stopped Fabian Sullivan in round one.. Carr trapped Sullivan in the corner and connected with a barrage of heavy blows to head and body and the referee saved Sullivan from further punishment at 1.44 of the round… Carr is the son of former world rated 168 pounder Rod Carr
Promoter Barry Michael and Brian Amatruda. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable Television network.