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Omotoso stops Singwancha

Werner Kalin

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Australian based Nigerian welterweight Oywale Omotoso (17-0, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round knockout over former 2008 world WBF junior middleweight champion Kiatchai Singwancha (29-8, 19 KOs) on Friday at the Knox Netball Center, Ferntree Gully in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Singwancha boxed skillfully in round one to avoid the power shots of Omotoso but in round four a right hand bomb dropped the Thai boxer and referee Tony Marretta crowned Omotoso at 0.35.

Omotoso scored the best win of his career when he stopped former world ranked American Emannuel Augustus in nine rounds. Augustus lost to boxing’s best pound for pound boxer Floyd Mayweather also in nine rounds back in 2000. Omotoso also defeated Korean welterweight champion Hwan-Young Park (22-5, 20 KOs) who was knocked out in three rounds in October 2009.

Leading Victorian promoter Murray Thomson said, “Omotoso is ready for world rated welterweights after an excellent showing against Singwancha. I would welcome any offers to fight any of the top ten welterweights in the world.”

Omotoso has been based in Melbourne, Australia for several years.

Australian middleweight champion Johannes “Tito” Mwetupunga (8-2, 4 KOs) formerly from Namibia boxed skillfully to outpoint aggressive William Hadlow (7-18-4, 2 KOs) over ten action rounds to retain the title. Hadlow never took a backward step but was in trouble in round nine when the champion connected a solid combination to the head but he survived to hear the bell. At the conclusion scores were 97-93,97-94 and 99-91.

OPBF female super bantamweight champion Susie Ramadan (14-0, 5 KOs) stopped game Jomyuthying Kiatnorwor (3-4, 1 KO) in round four of a scheduled eight round bout. The Thai was on the canvas from a head shot in round three and referee John McCubbin saved the import from further punishment when he crowned Ramadan at 0.32 of round four.

Classy super middleweight Serge Yannick (7-1, 5 KOs) formerly of the Cameroon displayed power and skill to stop Komgrit Nanakom (16-14, 6 KOs) in round two. The Thai boxer was dropped twice in the second round. Yannick trained and managed by Charlie Liparota.

Lightweight Brent Elliott (2-2-2) and debutant Dylan Senderly turned on the fireworks in action packed four round bout that had fans cheering throughout. At the conclusion Elliott was awarded a decision by 39-37, 39-37 and 39-37.

The promoter was the former Australian amateur welterweight champion: Murray Thomson.

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