By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Tim Barry
Former Australian middleweight champion Junior Talipeau (16-1, 5 KOs) outscored Sonni Michael Angelo (16-10-2, 5 KOs) over eight action rounds at the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues club in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Scores were: 79-72, 80-73, 78-73. New Zealand born Talipeau controlled the action in most of the rounds and dropped Michael Angelo in round five. Talipeau is scheduled to clash with former two time world title challenger Shannan Taylor in October over twelve rounds with the IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs on a Grange Gym promotion.
Talipeau recently defeated former world rated Nader Hamdan and suffered his only loss when he dropped a majority decision to Russian KO artist Victor Oganov in 2009.
Congo born, Australian based Michael Angelo dropped a twelve round split decision to former WBA middleweight champion Masilino Masoe in 2008 in one of his best performances.
On the undercard former world rated 168 pounder Kariz Kariuki (22-9-2, 18 KOs) was awarded a six round majority decision over former Australian champion Josh Clenshaw (29-18, 14 KOs). Scores: 60-53, 59-55, 57-57.
Former Turkish amateur lightweight champion Sedat Tasci (5-1-4, 2 KOs) clashed heads with Australian based Filipino Michael Corea (3-2-2, 1 KO) and both suffered cuts that were ruled too severe to continue and the bout was ruled a technical draw at 1:10 of round one.