By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBF #8, WBA #15 super middleweight Les “Lock N’ Load” Sherrington (26-5, 17 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of Rubin “Hollywood” Williams (29-9-1, 16 KOs) from the USA at the Broadbeach Reception Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on Thursday. Sherington took charge in round one as he connected with solid combinations. The Australian continued to dominate in rounds two and three. Williams was content to work off the ropes and counter. Round four had Williams hurt by a barrage. He suffered a cut over his right eye from a punch in this round and the ringside doctor ruled it too severe to continue. Referee Cyril Cairns crowned Sherrington the winner at 2:57.
“I am trying to improve with every fight,” Sherrington stated. “Williams is one of the best boxers to visit Australia. I want to challenge Anthony Mundine…. I will fight him for nothing.”
Sherrington retained the WBF and PABA 168 pound titles. Williams had been in the ring with the cream of the super middleweights including Andre Ward, Chris Henry and Jeff Lacy. Williams boxed a draw with Antwun Echols in 2007.
Formerly world rated heavyweight Alex Leapai (18-3-3, 13KOs) dropped Bob Mirovic (29-21-2,2 0 KOs) twice in round one from power shots and referee Brad Vocale crowned Leapai.Time 2.55.. Mirovic had been the distance with several world rated heavyweights including former WBA champion Nikolay Valuev.. Leapai.said, “I thank Bob for the fight. I would like to challenge Danny Green – it would take me one round.” Former world heavyweight contender Joe Bugner who battled Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier congratulated Leapai in center ring.
Heavyweight John Szgeti (6-1, 3 KOs) dropped Raymond Lucas (4-2, 2 KOs) in round one and also in round two from right hand shots at which point referee Adrian Cairns crowned Szigeti at 1.42..Szigeti is a former basketball star and stands 6.6″ and weighs 104kg..Lucas 6.0″ weight 96kg.
In a six round light heavyweight bout Mark Pawsey (5-5-1, 2 KOs) and Matt Burns (7-6) slugged it out in all the rounds and at the conclusion scores were split in favour of Burns…Cyril Cairns. 58-56 Steve Marshall 55-59 Adrian Cairns 58-56. Burns is trained at the Stingray Gym by Tony Nobbs…
In four round lightweight bout, former amateur star Ryan Langham (11-1, 5 KOs) outscored clever Rey Anton Olarte (10-13-3, 1 KO) of the Philippines in battle of southpaws. Langham was the aggressor but Olarte came to fight and the fans were rewarded with action fight Scores Brad Vocale.40-36 Adrian Cairns 39-37 Cyril Cairns 39-37… Langham’s only professional loss was to IBF#11 Lenny Zappavigna…
Welterweight Alex Ahtong (4-6-2, 3 KOs) boxing from southpaw stance was upset by Josh King (6-2, 3 KOs) over four rounds. Ahtong at 5.11″ held advantage in height and reach and connected with right jab consistently but was outworked by the aggressive King Judges scores Brad Vocale. 40-37 Adrian Cairns 40-36 ,Cyril Cairns 40-36
Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel cable television network. Promoter Jamie Myer.