By Brett Bonetti
Former WBO Female Lightweight World Champion Erin McGowan (14-2, 7 KOs) returns to the ring on Saturday night where she will take on former 2 time world title challenger Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth (12-2-2, 5 KOs) at Western Alliance 12 at the Kingsway Indoor Stadium in Perth Australia. McGowan is very excited about fighting in front of her home fans for the first time since 2010. “It sure has been a tough four years fighting overseas and taking a break” McGowan said. “But I am feeling really mentally and physically focused. My opponent has fought for 2 world titles and she is a good test to see where I’m at after a huge break. It is my mission to bring another world title back to Perth, Sky is the limit.”
And in a courageous return, CDL Boxing Promotions promoter Ty Coleman has won his battle against testicular cancer and is working very hard to put on another great boxing event. “I’m bouncing back, extremely happy with my recovery and excited to be back in the promoting game, got some big opportunities for our boxers and look forward to bringing Perth fans our quality events throughout the year,” Coleman said.
Also on the card Renato Oliviera (5-1, 1 KO) battles Jamie Weetch (2-1, 1 KO) for the vacant Western Australian State middleweight title.
Anthony Connolly will be making history on Saturday as the First Irishman to step into the ring as a professional boxer at the minimum weight limit.
Nathaniel May is stepping up once again against the experienced Roberto Lerio. May is considered to be an exciting upcoming prospect.
Clint Hosking and Albert Howell are also in with challenging bouts as they build up to national title fights towards the end of 2014.
And local favourite, David Letizia will also be back in action.
CDL Boxing Promotions presents Western Alliance 12 Saturday March 22, 2014 Kingsway Indoor Stadium, Perth, Western Australia
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