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McKenzie stays unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 130 pound champion Kye McKenzie (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped Waylon Law (8-6) in round six of a scheduled ten round national title bout to retain the championship at Eatons Hill Hotel in Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia on Wednesday. Referee Derek Millham called it off at 1.28. McKenzie is scheduled to clash with unbeaten Kane Cassells on July 17.

In main support, Australian middleweight champion Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (18-0-1, 7 KOs) stopped David Galvin (6-11-3) in round six of a scheduled eight round non-title bout. Referee Tony Kettlewell crowned Hogan at 0.37. Hogan was born in Kildare Ireland and made his professional debut in Australia in April 2011. He captured the Australian title in 2013 by defeating Nathan Carroll

Melbourne based middleweight Dwight “Fighting Cowboy” Ritchie (9-0, 1 KO) outscored Dean Mikeji (10-1) over eight rounds by majority decision. Scores 77-74, 77-74, 77-77. Ritchie dropped Mikeji in round eight. Ritchie is managed by Mike Altamura.

Also light middleweight Jason Kanofski (19-7-4, 3 KOs) and Mathew Lytwynenko (10-3-6, 5 KOs) boxed to an eight round draw. Scores were 77-76, 76-77, 76-76.

In other action, welterweight Ozan Craddock (7-1, 5 KOs) outscored Australian based Filipino Joel Dela Cruz (17-21-2) over six rounds by scores of 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.

Light heavyweight Josh Webb (6-2-1, 5 KOs) outscored Dean Purdon (0-1) over five rounds by scores of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

Welterweight Will Sands (5-3-3, 2 KOs) outscored Adrian McCann (1-1) over four rounds by scores of 40-37, 40-36, 39-38.

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