Fox Sports Thursday Night Fights: 7th November 2013

carroll v hogan

Queensland, Australia

Fox Sports brings another addition of Thursday Night Fights. The event broadcast Live from the Eatons Hill Hotel will showcase an Australian Middleweight title fight, a Lightweight battle for the WBF title and a highly anticipated rematch.

Australian Middleweight Title               

Australian Middleweight title holder Nathan Carroll looks to make his first title defence as he takes on ‘The Irish Hurricane’ Dennis Hogan.

Carroll is not just fighting to keep his Australian title around his waist, he is fighting for redemption as he looks to avenge the only loss on his record, which came at the hands of Hogan last year.

Carroll who is 10W (4kos) 1L 1D, has changed trainers and won 5 fights in a row since suffering the round 7, TKO loss to Hogan in March of last year.

Hogan, has an undefeated record of 14W (6kos) 1D, and will look to claim another victory over Carroll to take home the Australian title.

WBF Lightweight Title

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs player, Joe Williams will do battle with Brett William Smith for the vacant World Boxing Foundation Lightweight title.

Williams’ record stands at 10W (4kos) 1L 1D. He has generally campaigned in the Welterweight division but has since moved down to compete at Light Welterweight.  This will be his first fight at the Lightweight limit.

Smith is a natural Lightweight and is former state, national and PABA champion in this division. He holds a record of 16W (7kos) 2L 1D.

The Rematch

In August, Queensland Super Featherweight champion Brent Elliot and Waylon Law fought a war that has to be a contender for Australian fight of the year and the 8th and final round being in contention for round of the year.

Elliot came away with the victory and held on to his Queensland title that night, narrowly edging out a split points decision. As soon as the decision was announced it seemed people wanted to see a rematch. That’s exactly what will happen. The pair will once again face off over 8 rounds for Elliot’s Queensland title.

Ps. If you have not seen this action packed thriller, watch here:

Also on the card will be former Australian Super Bantamweight champion Jason Cooper, taking on Yusuke Iju of Japan. Cooper holds a record of 7W (3kos) 1L 1D while Iju is 5W (2kos) 3L 1D.

This broadcast is due to commence at 7pm on Fox Sports 3.


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