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Meehan set for return

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Kali “Checkmate” Meehan (35-4, 29 KOs) will return to the ring on September 2 at the La Montage Reception Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia when he will punch it out over twelve rounds with well credentialed American-based Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (18-4-1, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds with the IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs. Meehan is coming off a points loss to former world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev in Germany in a May WBA eliminator.

Meehan, 6.5″, 240 lbs, has KO power in both hands and holds a knockout over 2007 heavyweight contender Davarryl Williamson. In 2004 Meehan was unlucky in being declared a split points loser after twelve action rounds against Lamont Brewster in WBO title bout.

Quinn was born in Nicaragua but is based in Miami, Florida and at 27 years and 6.3″ will be a solid test for Meehan having given former WBO heavyweight champion Siarhei Liakhovich the fight of his life before being stopped in nine rounds in a May contest.

On the undercard former 2004 Athen Olympian Adam Forsyth (8-0,7KOs) will be in action against American Chris Thomas (17-12-2, 14 KOs) over eight round bout. Thomas has met several world rated boxers including B.J. Flores who he dropped a twelve round decision to in a 2007 WBF super cruiserweight title bout. Televised on Foxtel Cable Television Network throughout Australia. Promoter Bill Treacy

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