Everywhere you look in Australia in March there seems to be a fight on. Whether you are in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland or the Northern Territory, you can catch a live fight card next month with no less than 11 events scheduled to take place.
According to BoxRec.com, that’s eight different promoters with over 90 fights pencilled in. Boxing in Australia hasn’t looked this healthy in a long time.
The two Commonwealth title fights look the goods. All action fighter Anthony Buttigieg 12-0 (3) will clash with the talented Rocky Jerkic 15-0 (12) for the vacant 154 pound strap on 3rd March, while world ranked super middleweight contender Zac Dunn 23-0 (18) will make the maiden defence of his 168 pound Commonwealth bauble against Scotsman David Brophy 18-1-1 (2) on 17th March. Both fights are headlining Brian Amatruda cards at the home of boxing, The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria.
Mark Ericksen of Pacific Promotions is bringing boxing back to Darwin with a five fight all heavyweight card at the Convention Centre on 27th March.
Former world ranked puncher Solomon Haumono 24-3-2 (21) will fight for the interim WBA Oceania title against 7’1” Julius Long 18-20 (14) over 12, while Australian heavyweight champion Willie Nasio 10-2 (9) will defend his crown against Demsey McKean 9-0 (3) over 10.
In Melbourne on 25th March KO artist Mitch Middleton Clark 11-2 (11) will be looking for revenge against Clint Alderton 7-1 (5) when they clash for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific light heavyweight strap over 12.
Their first clash for the Victorian state title at 175 pounds was a barnburner despite “Big Country” injuring his right knee in the 4th and losing a hard-fought split decision. The rematch tops what promises to be another stacked Team Ellis card at The Melbourne Pavilion.
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February 3, 2017