Story by Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
Former IBF bantamweight champion Susie Ramadan (23-1, 8 KOs) became a two-time world champion when she outscored southpaw, Usanakorn Kokietgym (11-2, 10 KOs) of Thailand over ten rounds to capture the WBC 118 pound title at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday.Ramadan, 33 years, performed a boxing clinic to win by scores 99-91, 99-91, 97-93. Ramadan is trained by Steve Stenborg at North Melbourne Boxing & Fitness and promoted by former IBF 130 pound champion Barry Michael. Kokietgym won the WBC title in 2011 by stopping Dong Xiao Juan in three rounds. Ramadan had previously won the IBF 118 pound title in 2011 by defeating Terri Lynn Cruz and lost the championship to Mexico’s Yazmin Rivas also in 2011.
WBO#15 light welterweight Solomon Egberime (22-3-1, 11 KOs) defeated tough Australian based Filipino Joel Dela Cruz (17-15-2, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the OPBF interim title. Scores 118-110, 117-110, 114-113. Nigerian born Egberime had to work for the points in every round. Dela Cruz is trained by former Manny Pacquiao opponent, Todd Makelim.
Former Miss Universe Entrant and world water ski champion, Lauryn Eagle (3-2-1, 2 KOs) captured the WBF super featherweight title by stopping Kiangsak Sithsaithong (9-1, 4 KOs) of Thailand in round five. Eagle dropped her opponent in round five and referee Chris Anderson crowned her new champion at 0:56. Eagle is a regular guest on Australian television is recently appeared on Australia’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ “I plan to continue my career in boxing and hopefully will receive offers to box in the USA,” said Eagle.
WBO#13 light flyweight Omari “Lion Boy” Kimweri (12-2, 4 KOs) outscored Yodpichai Sithsaithong (7-5, 3 KOs) over six rounds, scores being 60-54, 60-54, 60-54. Kimweri was born in Tanzania but had been based in Australia since 2007.
Promoter Barry Micahel