If you haven’t ordered the Main Event PPV, or planned a trip to your local pub, I suggest you do so now. It will be one of the biggest events in Australian boxing history. I speak obviously of the highly documented main event between boxing legend and future hall of famer ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley, and Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine, for the WBA International Light Middleweight title on Wednesday the 23rd.
Mosley’s 20 year professional career has seen him amass an extraordinary record of 47W (39kos) 8L 1D. Mundine holds a record of 44W (26kos) 5L. For more on the main event check previous article: https://haydenhooper.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/mundine-v-mosley/
This undercard will showcase a wealth of Australia’s boxing talent. Australia’s ‘Hollywood’ Chad Bennett will headline the undercard when he faces Philippine Jimrex Jaca. Bennett holds the WBO Asia Pacific title and Jaca is the WBO Oriental champion. Both belts will be up for grabs in this 12 round Light welterweight showdown. Bennett’s record is 32W (23kos) 4L 3D, Jaca is 38W (21kos) 6L 3D.
Australia will get to witness one of the country’s best young prospects when Australian champion Jake Carr gets his chance to showcase his skill on this big event. Carr is just 22 and in his last fight scored an upset and notable victory over Serge Yannick to claim the Australian Super Middleweight title in just his 5th fight. He will however have his work cut out for him when he faces the experienced Zac Awad, 18W(7kos) 3L 1D.
Another highly touted undefeated fighter will also be on display in Lightweight champion Valentine Borg. Like Carr, Borg claimed the Australian title in his last outing which was also just his 5th professional fight. Borg will face the durable Philippine native who now calls Sydney home, Michael Correa. Correa’s record is 3W (1ko) 6L 3D but has been in and tested some of the most promising young talent around, going the distance with all.
4 months ago Blake Ferguson was playing State of Origin and making a name for himself as one of the best talents in the NRL. Then came an arrest for indecent assault, then the sacking by the Canberra Raiders for a list of disciplinary reasons. Ferguson, who is the cousin to Anthony Mundine and been training with him will now turn his hand to boxing when he makes his professional debut against Luke Turner, also on debut.
Originally from Dublin Ireland, Tony Bates now calls Sydney home. He is undefeated with 8W (6kos) 1D. He will faceJohn Ford, 5W(4kos) 3L.
After suffering the first loss of his career in his last outing, David Aloua looks to get back into the winners circle. Aloua now 8W (5kos) 1L, put up a hard fought battle against Australian champion Daniel Ammann in January, losing on points. Aloua will take on veteran Ghanaian Ayitey Powers 18W(14kos) 22L 1D.
After fighting to a draw in 2010, Lauryn Eagle 7W (3kos) 3L 1D will be having a rematch with Eileen Forrest 0W 2L 1D.
2012 Olympian Luke Jackson will be having his 3rd professional fight against Alexis Bariteau. He is 2W with 1ko.