Weekend Forecast, Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, November

Thursday

Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia

This weekend’s action kicks off with a fight card broadcast on Fox Sports around Australia. Check previous article for details: https://haydenhooper.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/fox-sports-thursday-night-fights-7th-november-2013/

Friday

Malvern, Victoria, Australia

PABA Light Flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin of the Philippines will put his title on the line against Thailand’s Samransak Singmanasak. Perlacorin is ranked number 2 by the WBA and has lost just once in his 21 fight career. Singmanasak is very experienced with a record of 35W (27kos) 20L 1D.

The undercard will see a scheduled 10 round bout between Oscar Ledlin and Ben Capps for the vacant WBC Asia Council Continental light middleweight title. Ledlin has won the Victorian state title at Welterweight and Light Middleweight and has an unbeaten record of 7W (1ko). Capps’ record shows 7W (2kos) 1L 1D.

Undefeated Michael Zerafa, 11W (5kos) will look to continue his unbeaten run when he takes on Manopnoi Singmanasak of Thailand, 10W (6kos) 16L. this bout is scheduled for 8 rounds in the Middleweight division.

Victorian Light Welterweight champion, Terry Tzouramanis will put his title on the line in a rematch with the rugged Alex Ah Tong. Tzouramanis was able to snatch a majority decision victory in a close 6 round fight when the pair met in June. That night his title was not up for grabs, this time it will be and Ah Tong looks to steal it away.

Also on the card is Joel Camillieri, 3W (2kos) 2L, in against veteran Thai fighter Dennapa Bigshotcamp, 12W (4kos) 28L.

Saturday

Gauteng, South Africa

South Africa’s undefeated, Super Middleweight world champion Thomas Oosthuizen puts his IBO championship on the line against Argentinian, Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna.

Oothuizen claimed the IBO title back in 2011 and has since made 7 successful defences of this belt.  His unbeaten record reads 21W (13kos) 2D. Maderna’s record is similar, it shows 20W (13kos) 1L.

Another South African world champion, Hekkie Budler clashes with Hugo Hernan Verchelli from Argentina in a 12 round, dual title fight.

Budler is a former Light Flyweight world champion but has since moved down to claim the IBO world title at Minimumweight, which he puts on the line. Also up for grabs is the interim WBA title.

Budler, who has a record of 23W (6kos) 1L, has made three defences of his IBO belt and looks to pick up another version of the world title. Verchelli, 11W (6kos) 1L, is fighting his first major title fight and for the first time outside of Argentina.

A Light Welterweight matchup will also feature with Adam de Moor taking on Takalane Dangala. De Moor holds 8 victories with 6 via KO and just 1 loss. Dangala is a journeyman with 8W (4kos) 11L 2D.

Texas, USA

Former WBO Featherweight world champion Mickey Garcia looks to claim a world title in his second division as he steps up to take on WBO Super Featherweight world champion, Roman ‘ Rocky’ Martinez.

Martinez, is a two time WBO champion at Super Featherweight and holds a record of 27W (16kos) 1L 2D. Garcia, undefeated with 32W (27kos), claimed the Featherweight championship in January of this year. His first title defence would come in June, but Garcia was unable to make the weight limit and consequently lost his title. He will now get the chance to claim a world title at the Super Featherweight limit.

The vacant WBO Light Middleweight title will be claimed and somebody will lose their undefeated record when Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade do battle.

Martirosyan, originally from Armenia, now resides in California and holds an impressive undefeated record of 33W (21kos). Late last year he was given an opportunity in a WBC title eliminator, but due to an accidental head clash resulting in a cut, the bout was called a technical draw. Martirosyan now gets his chance at a title. Andrade is a former US Olympic representative and is also undefeated with 19W (13kos). This will by far be the toughest test of his career to date.

WBA Featherweight world champion Nicholas Waters of Jamaica will look to make the first defence of his title when he fights Mexican, Alberto Garza.

Waters nicknamed the ‘Axe Man’, has an imposing record of 22W (18kos). He is looking to make the first defence of his title after capturing it almost 12 months ago and not fighting since. Garza’s record stands at 25W (20kos) 5L 1D but he has also been inactive of late.

He was born in Armenia, but is one of Australia’s greatest adopted sons, Vic Darchinyan. He is a former unified world champion, having won eight titles in three weight divisions, his record is 39W (28kos) 5L 1D. He will fight another former three division world champion, Nonito Donaire, 31W (20kos) 2L.

The pair fought in 2007 with Donaire taking Darchinyan’s titles by scoring a 5th round TKO. Darchinyan has said he is using this as inspiration and motivation as he looks to even the scores. Donaire, coming off just the second loss of his career is also very motivated to get back into the winners circle. A victory should see the winner gain another shot at a title.

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