Thursday Night Fights Recap

Last night seen the final edition of Thursday Night Fights on Fox Sports for 2013. The main event would see the Australian Middleweight title change hands as Dennis Hogan out pointed Nathan Carroll.

The champion and taller fighter Carroll was unable to establish his jab and engaged in a fight rather than use his boxing. This played right into the hands of Hogan, who besides losing a round or two mid fight, continued to build a solid lead and land scoring shots against Carroll.

The judges scored the fight 97-93, 98-92 and 99-93, giving Hogan a unanimous decision victory and the Australian Middleweight championship.

This is the second time Hogan has beaten Carroll, he improves his record to 15W (6kos) 0L 1D. He is already set to defend his title on the 7th of December against Robbie Bryant, 18W (8kos) 2L 1D.

The undercard seen Brett William Smith win the WBF Lightweight title with a KO over former South Sydney Rabbitohs player Joe Williams.

This was a scrappy affair with the referee continuously stepping in to give warnings to both competitors for holding and hitting to the back of the head. Round 3 and 5 would see referee Phil Austin deduct a point from Williams for excessive holding. A count was also put on Williams in the 7th after what seemed a clear slip after a tangle of feet.

The 8th would then see Smith deducted a point for hitting to the back of the head. In the 9th round, Smith would land a single right hand that put Williams on the canvas, he was unable to get up.

The rematch between Brent Elliot and Waylon Law seen an upset after the much improved Law scored a 2nd round TKO and snatched the Queensland Super Featherweight title.

The much taller Law came out and used his range and boxing skill, unlike the previous time the men fought. He landed a solid combination in the 2nd round which seen Elliot buckle to the canvas. Elliot would answer the count but after another combination by Law that went unanswered, referee Steve Marshall stopped the fight. It seems a third fight could be a possibility.

Jason Cooper was able to hold off and defeat game Japanese opponent Yusuke Iju within 3 rounds. Iju came out very eager and landed some good shots in the first two rounds. This was not enough as Cooper wore him down and landed the finishing blow to the Japanese visitor in the 3rd round.


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