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Hornet Horn captures Australian title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Loiu Abigail

London Olympian Jeff “Hornet” Horn (4-0-1, 4KOs) captured the Australian welterweight title when he scored a sensational knockout in round one over Samuel Colomban (21-6, 10KOs) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, on Thursday that was televised throughout Australia. Colomban attacked Horn from the opening bell but the clever Horn evaded his opponents bombs and found the opening for a power right hand shot that landed flush on the jaw that dropped Cameroon born Colomban cold at which point ringside doctor Peter Lewis entered the ring to offer assistance to the unconscious boxer.

Time of stoppage 1.18. Colomban recovered okay after a few minutes. Colomban holds a win over former world champion Philip Holiday but suffered a loss to Denton Vasell in 2011. Horn, 25 years seems destined for international recognition. Horn scored two wins at London Olympics before losing to Denis Berinchik of the Ukraine by 13-21.

Filipino 140 pounder Czar Amonsot (24-3-3, 14KOs) was impressive in stopping Steven Wills (17-2-2, 9KOs) in round three of a scheduled twelve round PBA title bout. Referee Ignatius Missailidis called off the fight at 0.58. World class southpaw Amonsot is remembered for giving Michael Katsidis one of his toughest fights.

Light welterweight Qamil Balla (6-0-1, 3KOs) outscored Jack Brubaker (5-1-1, 2KOs) over ten action rounds to be crowned the Australian champion by scores 96-94,98-92,97-93.

Promoter Barry Michael and Brian Amatruda. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel television network.




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