Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
In a nationally televised promotion, Australian based American Fred Tukes (12-1-1, 6KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Samuel Colomban (20-5, 10KOs) to capture the Australian welterweight title at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Thursday. Colomban continually pressured the 40 year old Tukes throughout there ten round bout but the clever American, boxing from the southpaw stance, proved to be a dificult target to nail as he used the ring and scored consistently with solid shots. Round six had both gloveman swapping heavy head and body shots throughout the round. (Tukes removed his boxing boots at the interval because of the slippery ring canvas). The action see sawed in round eight as both Colomban and Tukes maintained a solid work rate. (Colomban removed his boots at the conclusion of this round) Round ten had Colomban forcing the action but the skilful Tukes held his own in the final stanza to claim victory. Score for Tukes at the conclusion 97-94, 96-95, 94-96.
Australian based Filipino Czar Amonsot (23-3-3, 13KOs) stopped Addisu Tebebu (5-3-3, 6KOs) to win the Australian light welterweight title. Amonsot showed good skills to evade most of the bombs by Tebebu and connect with solid combinations that hurt his opponent. Round three had both boxers connecting with hard shots to the head that seen them on unsteady legs. Amonsot delivered accurate combo to the head of Tebebu in round four that dropped him for the eight count. At the conclusion of round six Tebebu retired in the corner with a suspected fractured hand Amonsot is best known for giving former WBO world champion Michael Katsidis one of his toughest fights. He is trained by former Manny Pacquiao opponent – Todd Makelim. Tebebu is from Ethiopia but has been based in Australia for several years. He is trained by another former Manny Pacquiao opponent – Arnel Barotillio.
WBC Asia Intercontinental champion Michael Zerafa (9-0,4KOs) outworked veteran Adrien Campbell (11-12-1, 4KOs) in most of the rounds to retain the WBC regional title in a ten round contest Campbell was aggressive continually but the clever footwork of Zerafa had his opponent missing with punches as the champion connected with his own power shots Scores 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.
Super middleweight prospect Jake Carr (3-0,2KOs) connected with power head shots to Jeremy Allan (8-12-3, 3KOs) that him out on his feet in round one but the tough Perth 168 pounder came back to survived the six round distance to lose by scores 60-54, 59-53, 60-54. Carr is a former amateur star trained by former IBF world 130 pound champion Barry Michael.
Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable Television Network
Promoter Barry Michael