By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former Australian lightweight champion Brett William Smith (11-1-1, 5 KOs) was awarded a six round technical decision over Robert Whaley (6-3-2, 3 KOs) in a nationally televised promotion at the Cronulla Leagues Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday to capture the PABA 140 pound title. Smith suffered a cut over right eye in round one caused by accidental head clash and in round six the ringside doctor ruled the cut too severe to continue and it went to the scorecards and Smith was ahead on all the cards by 49-46, 49-46, 49-46. (Supervisor Brad Vocale).
Light middleweight Jason Kanofski (15-7-3, 2 KOs) outscored Adrien Campbell (9-9, 3 KOs) over eight action rounds by scores 79-74, 78-74, 80-72. The rangy Campbell connected with solid combinations during the contest but Kanofski kept up constant pressure to outwork his opponent.
Heavyweight David Aloua (3-0, 3 KOs) 199 3/4 pounds stopped Walter Pupu’a (12-13, 8 KOs) 197 pounds at 2:25 of round one. Referee Brian McMahon crowned Aloua after Pupu’a was down twice. Aloua, of New Zealand, had former world middleweight challenger Tony Mundine in his corner who defeated the great Emile Griffith in Paris but lost to Carlos Monzon during the 1970s.
Cruiserweight Daniel Jones(1-0, 1 KO) scored a stoppage in round one over Michael Hynard (0-3) after being dropped by a solid right hand. Referee crowned Jones at 2.59.
Super middleweight Ben Kahunez (0-0-1) boxed a crowd pleasing four round draw with Steve Pasaras Jr (0-3). Scores were 40-37, 39-39, 36-40.
Promoter Left Hook Promotions. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel. Ringside commentators Andy Raymond and Chris Mcullem.