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Vea to face Azzaoui

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation cruiserweight champion Dominic Vea (12-2, 10 KOs) will clash with former WBO cruiserweight challenger Mohamed Azzaoui (25-5-2, 8 KOs) over twelve rounds for the vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title at the Penrith Rugby League Club, Penrith, NSW, Australia on July 1st. Vea – who is a regular sparring partner of former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green – will start favorite to defeat the Algerian-born and New Zealand-based Azzaoui, who has been defeated in Australia by Jamie Withers and Alex Lepai.

Azzaoui was stopped in a WBO cruiserweight title attempt in 2007 by Enzo Maccarinelli in four rounds but won his last start in Auckland, New Zealand when he was awarded a seventh round disqualification win over Moyoyo Mensah of Ghana in 2009.

On the undercard former Australian middleweight champion Josh Clenshaw (28-17, 13 KOs) will punch it out with hot prospect Leroy Brown (6-1-1, 3 KOs) in a super middleweight eight.

Also in action will be classy Robert Medley (28-3, 18 KOs) – who has only lost to world champions Isaac Hlaytswayo and Anthony Mundine.

Big punching Filipino 140 pounder Ranee Ganoy (30-11-2, 26 KOs) will also be matched to fight on this show, as will 6’5 280lb MMA star Lucas Brown, who will have his second professional outing.

Promoter Bill Teacy. Matchmaker Garrie Francisco. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable Television Network.

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