By Paul Upham: Promoter Angelo Di Carlo returns with another Ace Boxing Promotions event at the Mansfield Tavern in Mansfield, Brisbane on Thursday 14 October 2010. The “No Escape” card will be headlined by former Australian champion Colin Wilson up against South African born Pieter Cronje at heavyweight.
The south-east region of Queensland has been hit with monsoon like rains over the last week and the promoter is hoping that the fans can brave the extreme weather to attend.
“We have had torrential rain here for days,” he said. “We have sold out all our ringside tables and we have only some general admission tickets left. The fans love their boxing here and hopefully they can get in.”
Di Carlo revealed that 27 year-old Pieter Cronje 9-4-1 (5) has a new sponsor which has allowed him to train full time for his match with 38 year-old Wilson 35-26-1 (14).
“Pieter has really dedicated himself to this fight and has been sparring well,” he said.
Queensland boxers Omar Shaick and Les Piper will fight for their state middleweight boxing title. 27 year-old Piper 12-5-3 (3) from Carrara starred in The Contender Australia series on FOX8 and is a former Australian champion.
Rising star 23 year-old Omar Shaick 6-1 (5) from Woodridge was surprisingly upset by Ben McCulloch in his last fight on 10 June and will be looking to get back on top with a win.
Di Carlo has also pointed to the Josh King-Ray Musson match at welterweight over 6 rounds as being a potential fight of the night.
“Both boxers have really good power and they don’t like each other. It should be a war,” he said.
The card will be televised live around Australia on FOX SPORTS 3 from 7:30pm AEDT.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield, Queensland, Australia
Colin Wilson vs. Pieter Cronje - heavyweight, 8rds
Omar Shaick vs. Les Piper - middleweight, 8rds
Paul Fleming vs. Mick Shaw - super featherweight, 6rds
Josh King vs. Ray Musson - welterweight, 6rds
Brett John Smith vs. Steve Wijangco - welterweight, 6rds
Shannon King vs. Jason Schubert - middleweight, 4rds
Trent Broadhurst vs. Kashif Mumtaz - light heavyweight, 4rds