By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Former world title challenger Robert Medley (27-3, 17 KOs) will be in action on Wednesday when he will clash with Sergio Aparicia (13-2, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Wollongong Entertainment Center in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. In Medley’s last start, he spotted weight when he stepped up to the middleweight poundage and extended former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine over twelve rounds in January. “Mundine can’t punch. He did not hurt me in any of the rounds,” said Medley.
Former IBF 147 pound champion Isaac Hlatshwayo is the only other boxer to defeat Medley in which was an IBO world title bout in 2008. Medley has looked impressve in sparring sessions with world middleweight contender Daniel Geale and former WBC and IBF world title challenger Shannan Taylor at the Grange Gym at Smeaton Grange, NSW. “I am very happy with Rob and how he has trained for his bout next week. He is a totally dedicated boxer who will reap the rewards next week against Aparicia,” said Medley’s trainer Graham Shaw.
Also, the star studded show will feature Daniel Geale (22-1, 13 KOs) who will defend the IBF regional title against former world rated Kariz Kariuki (21-8-2, 18 KOs) over twelve rounds. Geale is chasing a shot for the German IBF 160 pound champion Sebastian Sylvester.
IBF #4 featherweight Billy Dib (26-1, 14 KOs) will clash with Thailand’s Wacharakrit Senaharn (17-2-1, 9 KOs) over twelve. Dib is confident he can defeat recently crowned IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido. “I have the style to defeat Salido,” said Dib.
Televised on Main Event pay-per-view television and tickets available in Ticketek 13 28 49.
Promoter: Bill Treacy.