By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
Australian super featherweight Diana “Dirty Di” Prazak (9-1, 7 KOs) stopped Lindsay “Lethal Lindsay” Garbatt (7-4-1, 3 KOs) of Canada at the conclusion of round nine to capture the WIBA title at the Grand Star Receptions, Altona North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday.Prazak visited the canvas in round one compliments of a solid combination. Garbatt – who came to fight – held the powerful Aussie on even terms in most of the rounds before suffering a eye injury. At the end of round nine the ringside doctor inspected the left eye of Garbatt which had closed and he ruled the injury to severe for the bout to continue.
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Garbatt came to Australia with impressive credentials holding wins over Jelena Mrdjenovich, Maureen Shea and Melissa Hernandez. Prazak looks to have the skills and power to capture a major body world championship.
Welterweight Rivan Cessaire (10-3,3KO’s) captured the IBO Asia Pacific title by outscoring Tim Hunt (12-3,4KO’s) by split ten round decision. The Cameroon born and Australian based Cessaire boxed skillfully in all the rounds but met stiff resistance for the classy Hunt to win by scores 97-96,98-92, 95-98.
WBA #11 light heavyweight Joel Casey (14-8-3, 9KO’s) stopped Moses Ioelu (3-22,1KO) at 1.15 of round three. The New Zealand boxer suffered a injured hand.. Casey scored his best win in 2010 when he outpointed Tim Bell who was highly rated with the WBA.
New York-based Puerto Rican born lightweight Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez (17-2-3, 7 KOs) stopped Christine Tai (4-11) of New Zealand at 0.54 of round four. Tai was deducted a point in round two for holding by referee Chris Anderson. Hernandez lost to Lindsay Garbatt and also held her to a draw in a rematch in USA bouts. Tai had lost to former IBF world champion Susie Ramadan and former Miss Universe Entrant Lauryn Eagle.
Welterweight Mathew Lytwynenko (5-0-2, 2 KOs) scored a KO in round one over Lee Henery Garap (1-2-1) at 2:04 of the round
Promoter Adam Wilcox