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Kani defeats Mumtaz

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Werner Kalin

Former Australian super middleweight champion Israel Kani (10-4-2, 4 KOs) scored a six round decision over Kashif Mumtaz (7-23-1, 5 KOs) at the Caloundra RSL club in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Scores were: Adam Height 60-54, Alan Moore, 59-56, Adrian Cairns 59-55. In his last bout, Kani lost in two rounds to WBA #9 rated middleweight Garth Wood in 2009. In a previous bout, Mumtaz was stopped in four rounds by former WBA middleweight champion Masilino Masoe in 2011. Mumtaz is originally from Pakistan but is now based in New Zealand.

In the main supporting bout welterweight Brett John Smith (4-2-1, 1 KO) stopped Rex Regalado (0-3-1) in four rounds. Middleweight Craig Hill (1-0) defeated Will Parsons (2-1, 2 KOs) over four rounds via majority decision. 38-38, 38-37, 38-37.

Female welterweight Malin Morgan (3-2) outscored Hannah Upton (0-1) over three rounds. 30-27,30-27,30-27. Morgan, 23 years, was born in Boras Sweden but now based in Brisbane Queensland.

Promoter: Jamie Myer.

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