By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
World rated jr middleweight Ryan Waters (15-2-1, 9 KOs) was extended by former Australian welterweight champion Eddie Delic (15-9-2, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Cronulla Leagues Club, Cronulla, NSW on May 8th. Referee Charlie Lucas was made to work overtime as most of the bout was fought on the inside with both boxers working effectively with short punches to the head and body. At the conclusion the scores were Will Soulos 117-114 and Darren Jones 120-108. Kevin Hogan 115-115.
Waters is rated WBO#14 and was defending the WBO Oriental title. His last defeat was back in 2007 at the hands of Samuel Colomban who stopped him in five rounds. Waters captured the Australian jr middleweight title by stopping big punching Sam Setu in nine rounds in 2007. In 2008 Waters outscored New Zealand slugger Steve heremaia over twelve rounds to win the WBO Oriental title. Delic’s last defeat was back in 2007 when Matthew Paulley defeated him in seven rounds.
In a supporting super middleweight bout, hot prospect Michael Bolling (6-0, 6 KOs) was in trouble in round one against Dinesh Kanth (1-1) but had him on unsteady legs in round three when referee Will Soulos crowned Bolling at 1:56 of the round. Bolling is scheduled to fight Travis Staron (4-1, 2 KOs) on June 13 in Melbourne.
Over four action rounds, cruiserweight Danny Price (4-1-1, 3 KOs) clearly defeated heavyweight Michael Porter (0-1). Scores Charlie Lucas 40-35, Kevin Hogan 39-37, Darren Jones 40-35.