Photo and story by Ray Wheatley/World of boxing
In a nationally televised title bout, Australian light middleweight champion Tyrone “The Cyclone” Tongia (17-2,9KOs) stopped James “The Goondiwindi Gun” Giltrow (12-3,7KOs) on Friday at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane, Queesnland, Australia. Tongia was impressive as he connected consistently with effective head and body punches and controlled the action in all of the rounds. In round eight Tongia dropped Giltrow with two body shots and the referee crowned Tongia the winner at 2:07 of the round. Tongia captured the national 154 pound title in 2010 by outpointing Andrew Godsen in a closely contested bout and stopped Pat Rullo in eight rounds of a title bout in 2011.
In the main supporting bout for the vacant Australian super middleweight title Omar Shaick (9-2,6KOs) outscored Josh Clenshaw (24-20,14KOs) over ten rounds. Shaick visibly hurt Clenshaw in round five as he connected with effective combinations from the southpaw stance. Round eight had Clenshaw staggered by hard head shots from Shaick but he survived to hear the bell. Round nine and ten had the aggressive Clenshaw stepping up a gear and getting back into the fight but the Brisbane was declared the winner 100-90,100-91, 100-91.
Clenshaw who had met the best 154 pounders in Australia during his fourteen year career including former world title challengers Kevin Kelly, Daniel Dawson and Nader Hamdan – announced his retirement.
In a crowd pleasing bout that had the fans applauding – over six rounds, Light heavyweight Callan Orchard (6-2, 2KOs) boxed on the back move against the hard hitting Tyrone “Red Dog” Jones(5-1) but connected often with punches to the head of his opponent to be awarded the split decision by scores of 58-56 56-58 59-56
Also in action light heavyweight Aaron “Junkyard Dog” Russel (4-1) outpointed Lyndon Edney (3-2) over six rounds. Russell was the more skillful but Edney made him work for every point.. . Edney was staggered in the final round by head shots..Scores at the conclusion 59-55, 59-56, 60-54.
Light Welterweight Mark Ramirez(1-1-1) outscored Kyle Teer(1-3) over four action packed rounds. Teer was aggressive in all the rounds but Ramirez connected with accurate punches consistently to win by scores 40-36, 40-37, 39-37. Televised on Foxtel Cable Television Network. The promoter was Angelo DiCarlo.