This year Fox Sports Thursday Night Fights have showcased some of the best talent Australian boxing has to offer and produced some top domestic fights. This week’s broadcast which comes Live from The Melbourne Pavilion features local and international matchups and shapes to be one of the best shows yet.
If all goes to plan for Victorian Blake Caparello in the main event, Australia could have another world champion. Caparello who is undefeated with 17W (6kos) 1D, will face American Allan Green for the vacant IBO Light Heavyweight title.
Caparello has dominated the light heavyweight division in Australia but will face his toughest test to date when he goes against Green. The American was part of the Super 6 tournament and has competed against the likes of world champions Mikkell Kessler, Andre Ward and Glen Johnson. He has compiled a record of 32W (22kos) 4L.
Philippine fighter who now calls Australia home, Czar Amonsot, will be the co main event on this fight card. Amonsot will put his PABA Light Welterweight title on the line against former champion, Indonesia’s Stevi Ferdinandus.
Amonsot won this title impressively last month with a 3rd round knockout over highly regarded, former world title challenger Steven Wills. After that victory, his professional record reads 24W (14kos) 3L 3D, while his challenger is 15W (8kos) 5L.
Some of Australia’s finest talents will be showcased on this undercard when Leonardo Zappavigna collides with Rivan Cesaire. Two years ago Leonardo Zappavigna was challenging for the IBF Lightweight world title in Las Vegas as the main support bout to Miguel Cotto. Zappa has recently been campaigning in the welterweight division and will now collide with the Australian based, Cameroon fighter, Cesaire.
Cesaire is on a notable nine fight streak, winning eight and having an unfortunate technical draw in his last outing against Australian champion Jeff Horn. His record stands at 11W (3kos) 3L 1D, while Zappavigna holds an impressive record of 29W (20kos) 2L.
A heavyweight blockbuster that guarantees fireworks will also take place. Former top grade Rugby League player and Australia’s most recent Heavyweight champion Soloman Houmono will slug it out with Brazilian Marcelo Nascimento.
Houmono holds 20 victories, 18 by knockout. Nascimento has 16 victories to his name, with 14 by knockout. This fight is scheduled for eight rounds, but will it go that long??
A rematch at Light Welterweight will be fought between Matthew Lytwyneko and Tom Ford. After fighting in April to a 6 round draw, Lytwyneko 9W (5kos)2L 4D and Ford 7W (7kos) 2L 1D will clash again over a scheduled 6 rounds. Hopefully there can be a winner this time.
This broadcast is due to commence Live at 7pm on Fox Sports 3.