By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos by Damo Nguyen
Clint Hosking 134.9 vs Roy Tua Manihuruk 133.2
(WBC EPBC lightweight title)
Robbie Bryant 159.6 vs Dean Mikelj 159.2
Riccardo Monteleone 175.3 vs Robert Powdrill 175.1
(WBF international light heavyweight title)
Erin McGowan 131.6 vs Keanpetch Superchamps 129.9
Jamie Weetch 153.4 vs David Galvin 154.3
Albert Howell 156.1 vs TalaeleiPauga 158.5
Jacob McBride 131.2 vs Baikon Lokromklao 130.0
Venue: WA Italian Club, Perth, Western Australia
Promoter: Ty Coleman and David Letizia from CDL Boxing Promotions
Undefeated Clint “The Hammer” Hosking (9-0, 2 KO’s) will take on Roy Tua Manihuruk (15-10-2, 11 KO’s) for the WBC EPBC Lightweight regional title in the main event of Western Alliance 13 tonight at the WA Italian Club in Perth Australia. Hosking is also out to gain a Top 15 ranking with the WBC with a win over the durable Tua Manihuruk, who has previously stepped in the square ring and been the distance with Australia’s Willie Kickett, Ranee Ganoy, Naoufel Ben Rabeh and been crowned a former 4 time Indonesian light welterweight champion.
Hosking is coming off a dominant shut-out victory over Thailand’s Thongthai Rajanond in March.
“I’ve been working towards an opportunity like this since turning pro in 2009. I owe everything to CDL Boxing Promotions, since working for only a short time together I have never had as many opportunities as the team I’m working with now” Hosking said
“This doesn’t just mean the world to me, It means a whole lot to my family who has watched me put myself through torture on a daily basis to get myself to this point. It also means a lot to Willsy (Adam Wills), my coach and true friend. We’re in this together” Hosking said
Former WBO Female Lightweight World Champion Erin McGowan (15-2, 8 KOs) is facing Keanpetch Superchamps (6-8-1) who only 6 weeks ago fought for the WBA Female Super Featherweight World Title in South Korea against the current WBA champion Hyun-Mi Choi.
McGowan made a successful return to the ring in March where she dominated former two time world title challenger Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth. McGowan is very happy to be fighting again in Perth and contunie her quest to win another world title.
Robbie “Bad Boy” Bryant (18-3-1, 8 KO’s) will fight “Deadly” Dean Mikelj (10-1, 8 KO’s) a stable mate of both Jarrod Fletcher and Dennis Hogan who are the only two boxers to have defeated Bryant in the past 7 years.
Riccardo Monteleone 11-3-1, 5 KO’s) has accepted a last minute replacement opponent of veteran Muay Thai fighter of 69 fights, Rob “Power” Powdrill in a battle of the young vs the experienced in a bout many Perth locals are interested to see the outcome. Monteleone and Powdrill will be battling for the vacant WBF International Light heavyweight title over ten rounds.
Also on the CDL Boxing Promotions card is Alberto “Go Loco” Howell who will be testing his slipperyness with awkward southpaw Talalelei Pauga, Jamie Weetch is facing David Galvin, and Jacob McBride will be making his return to the ring after 2 years out from dislocating his knee in his debut fight in 2012.
CDL Boxing Promotions promoter Ty Coleman said he and David Letizia have been working very hard to put on another great boxing event.
“There are some big opportunities for our boxers on Friday night and we look forward to bringing boxing fans another quality event.” Coleman said
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