By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
Former Australian welterweight champion Tim Hunt (16-3, 6 KOs) stopped Sapapetch Sor Sakaorat (29-12, 19 KOs) in round three of a scheduled eight round main event at the Grand Star Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Hunt dropped the Thai veteran three times in round three and referee Ignatius Missailidis crowned the Australian.
The Thai had lost inside the distance in previous trips to Australia against world rated Chad Bennett, Ranee Ganoy and Samuel Colomban. Hunt’s only losses were to Rivian Cesaire, Jordan Gee Hoy and Jason Crowe.
In the main support light middleweight Dwight Ritchie (7-0, 1 KO) defeated Kiatchai Singwancha (32-10, 21 KOs) over ten rounds by majority decision to capture the WBF Asia title. Scores 98-96, 96-94, 95-95. Singwancha has lost inside the distance in previous trips to Australia against world rated Jarrod Fletcher, Wale Omotoso, Shannan Taylor, Chad Bennett and Lovemore Ndou.
Australian-based Filipino lightweight Robert Oyan (20-37-4, 6 KOs) upset Andrew Wallace (9-3-1, 5 KOs) in scoring a fifth round stoppage. Wallace retired in the corner after suffering a closed eye.
London 2012 Olympian Luke Jackson stopped Baikon Lokromklao in round two of a scheduled four. Referee Tony Maretta crowned Jackson at 1.12 of round two.
Middleweight Steve Kelly scored a four round shutout over Tahaha Pauga by scores of 40-36, 40-36, 40-36.
Light middleweight Anthony Buttigieg dominated Robert Heppell over four by scores of 40-35, 40-35, 40-35.
Heavyweight Craig Vitale outscored Joseph Lloyd over four by scores of 39-37, 39-38, 39-37
Promoter: Adam Willcock