Action Packed Weekend in WA

Friday

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Northbridge, Western Australia

Looking to make the 19th defence of his WBA Super World Featherweight title is Indonesian born Australian, Chris John (48-0-3, 22KOs). John has held the WBA crown for over a decade and with a victory will tie the all time record for most defences of the WBA featherweight title.

John takes on South African, Simpiwe Vetyeka (25-2, 15KOs) who holds the IBO version of the Featherweight world championship which he will also put on the line.

In another battle of Indonesia vs. South Africa, Chris John’s former challenger and now IBO Lightweight world champion Daud Cino Yordan (31-3, 23KOs) will put his title on the line when he faces Sipho Taliwe (21-3-1, 14KOs).

In May of this year, Perth’s Matt Garlett entered the ring against Sipho Taliwe as a huge underdog. Having only previously fought 4 and 6 round events, Garlett scored an impressive 12 round victory that night and claimed Taliwe’s WBC International title.

Garlett (11-1, 6KOs), now ranked 9 in the world by the WBC takes on Filipino Ryan Sermona (15-4, 8KOs) over 12 rounds.

2012 Olympic representative and current Australian Welterweight champion Jeff Horn (5-0-1, 5KOs) faces the toughest test of his young career when he takes on the experienced and highly regarded Naoufel Ben Rabeh (37-3, 20KOs).

Rabeh who twice challenged for the IBF Light Welterweight title is on a 13 fight win streak and has not lost in 6 years, he has boxed a total of 225 professional rounds. Horn, who only turned professional in March of this year has 10 rounds under his belt. This fight will be contested over 6 rounds.

Also on the card are 6 round contests between Cruiserweights John Squillace (3-0, 3KOs), who takes on Brett Peters (6-1, 5KOs). Light Heavyweights Jeremy Van Diemen (5-0-2, 4KOs) fighting Frank Ciampa (10-20, 7KOs), and Rasmanudin (17-4-2, 9KOs) versus Roberto Lerio (16-17-1, 6KOs).

Saturday

hogan v bryant

Madeley, Western Australia

Just 4 weeks after claiming the Australian Middleweight title, Dennis Hogan (15-0-1, 6KOs) steps back in the ring to defend it against Robbie Bryant (18-2-1, 8KOs).

Hogan won the Australian title last month with a dominant performance over Nathan Carroll but is taking no break, having his 5th fight in 6 months. Bryant, the former PABA champion lost his title to Hogan’s stable mate Jarrod Fletcher late last year, this could serve as incentive to perform against Hogan.

A Cruiserweight matchup between David Letizia (9-4-1, 4KOs) and Grant Horwood (1-2-2, 1KO) will take place over 8 rounds.

Scheduled 6 round bouts will feature between 2012 Olympian Luke Jackson (2-0, 1KO), taking on Thailand’s Yodsaenkeng Kietmangmee (12-6, 8KOs) at Lightweight and Albert Howell (6-0-2, 3KOs) fighting Dean Cambridge (5-6, 2KOs) in the Light Middleweight division.

Rounding out the card will be 4 round clashes involving Super Featherweights Nathaniel May (3-0, 2KOs) and Amnart Pakdee Gym (1-1, 1KO) from Thailand. Tony Senior (2-0, 2KOs) and debutant Hamid Moradi at Middleweight, and Super Featherweight Jono Carroll (1-0) against Alister Lardiner (0-3).

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