Combat day has arrived as Tim Tszyu defends his WBO tremendous welterweight world title for the primary time in opposition to Brian Mendoza on the Gold Coast Conference Centre.
Mendoza got here out of the blocks aggressive early, surging ahead however a peaceful and picked up Tszyu was hardly fazed by his rival’s shocking tactic.
“I didn’t anticipate this from him. I didn’t anticipate this dynamic to begin the combat,” Shawn Porter stated in commentary.
“I like this begin from Mendoza. He wants to begin quick.”
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FULL FIGHT CARD
Tim Tszyu vs. Brian Mendoza for the WBO tremendous welterweight title
Sam Goodman def Miguel Flores through UD (118-107, 120-105 x2) 125lbs catchweight
Nathaniel Might def by Jackson Jon England through SD (96-94 x 2, 94-96)
Shanell Dargan def Amber Amelia through UD
Toese Vousiutu def Julius Lloyd Lengthy through TKO in Spherical 4
Hassan Hamdan def Danvers Cuschieri through UD (79-73, 78-74, 77-75)
Sergei Vorobev def by Wade Ryan through UD (91-99, 92-98 x 2)
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WORLD TITLE HOPEFUL GOODMAN MAKES HIS STATEMENT
Sam Goodman (16-0) is one step nearer to a world title shot after taking good care of enterprise in opposition to Miguel Flores in a unanimous choice victory (118-107, 120-105 x2) on Sunday afternoon.
Goodman now appears to be like to be in prime place to face both Naoya Inoue or Marlon Tapales in some unspecified time in the future subsequent yr.
4-division champion Inoue (25-0, 22 knockouts) is seeking to turn into undisputed in a second weight class when he fights unified WBA and IBF title-holder Tapales in December.
Coming off one of the best win of his profession – a call victory over Ra’eese Aleem – the Australian made the assertion he wanted to in opposition to the previous world title challenger.
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“I assumed I had him out of there a number of occasions and I assumed each time momentum bought somewhat bit staggered,” Goodman stated post-fight.
“Nevertheless it was a superb take a look at. I knew he’d be robust and got here in tremendous ready… it was an ideal combat. He’s bought that Mexican spirit and he confirmed it in there.”
“He examined my physique out and different issues out,” Goodman added laughed, hinting on the low blows he copped within the win.
“It was a superb take a look at however truthful play to him. He’s a troublesome competitor.”
It was a threat for Goodman given he was placing his No.1 contender standing with two sanctioning our bodies on the road in Sunday’s combat.
Goodman although, like Tszyu, prefers to stay lively and took on the problem in opposition to Flores,
It was a comparatively uneventful opening to the combat, with Flores making his plan clear early as he persistently used his superior vary to work in direction of the physique.
In reality, by the latter phases of the fourth spherical Flores had 60 physique pictures to only seven for Goodman however the Australian was dominant when it got here to pictures to the pinnacle.
Flores did catch Goodman with a left hook within the third spherical, though on an entire the Australian was doing properly to keep away from getting hit whereas additionally boxing successfully to put on down the boldness of his rival.
That began to vary within the fifth spherical although with all of Flores’ constant work to the physique beginning to inform as Goodman slowed down a bit extra.
“Sam Goodman has modified his stance and he’s working to the physique,” Ben Damon stated.
“The physique pictures have performed a component in Flores altering what’s in entrance of him.”
“This isn’t the place Sam needs to be,” added Shawn Porter.
“You don’t need to stand proper in entrance of Flores and change with him.”
By that time Flores once more had the sting in pictures to the physique (88 to 13) with the Australian outscoring his rival in pictures to the pinnacle (77 to 30).
Goodman had certainly one of his higher moments of the combat within the latter phases of the sixth spherical, touchdown a clear proper hand as Flores was caught to the pinnacle coming in.
That continued within the eighth spherical as Goodman actually began to catch hearth, touchdown just a few brutal punches earlier than sending Flores down after following up an enormous uppercut with a powerful shot to the physique
“He has him rocked,” Damon stated.
“He will get stronger as fights go on, it’s spectacular,” added Porter.
Flores did get a much-needed break although after a 3rd low blow noticed him deducted factors – and given time to get well – by the referee.
“That’s horrible,” Jeff Fenech stated.
It didn’t take lengthy although for Goodman to get proper again to work, pouring within the strain as he examined Flores’ toughness once more with some extra testing pictures to the pinnacle.
Flores was later deducted one other level for a low blow, leaving him properly and actually needing a knockout to be any hope of reversing what in any other case was destined to be a dominant Goodman win.
That didn’t come although, with Goodman using it out to the ultimate bell and making simple work of a troublesome opponent to ship a press release to Inoue and Tapales.
WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER AWAITS AS ENGLAND EDGES OUT FIGHT OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE
Jackson England has edged out Nathaniel Might in an exhilarating contest through cut up choice.
Might and England, who have been each coming off comeback victories after a loss, didn’t decelerate from the opening bell as the boldness flowed.
Though England continuously switched between stances throughout the rounds, Might showcased loads of precision and tagged his rival with thumping physique pictures.
Might’s footwork and head motion additionally had the gang in awe as he turned the ring into his dancefloor and appeared extremely snug on the massive stage.
England, sensing he may need been down on the scorecards, ramped up the depth within the latter rounds and maybe had a slight benefit in his fuel tank given Might wanted extra time to make weight.
It proved to be pivotal as England secured victory in one of many fights of the night time, if not the yr, with two judges scoring it 96-94 in his favour whereas one other scored it 94-96 in Might’s favour.
After the combat, the foundations have been laid for an epic all-Aussie bout between England and world title challenger Liam Wilson.s
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‘IT’S A CANYON: SICKENING CUT IN BLOODY ALL-FEMALE WAR
Shannel Dargan has claimed the primary belt of her profession after defeating a particularly robust Amber Amelia in an eight-round thriller.
Dargan and Amelia slugged it out in a brutal warfare for the vacant Australian ladies’s tremendous bantamweight title.
The ladies appeared to punch in bunches and didn’t take a backwards step, but it surely was Dargan who busted open her rival in staggering style.
Amelia was sporting a vicious lower above her proper eye that required some severe work from her nook to repair as Important Occasion commentator Ben Damon watched on in disbelief.
“It’s like a canyon,” Damon stated of Amelia’s lower.
Regardless of the battle wound, Amelia landed robust punches early within the bout that knocked Dargan’s mouthguard out on two events.
Nevertheless it was Dargan who ramped up the tempo within the later rounds of the combat and wobbled Amelia late within the seventh spherical.
It was a outstanding effort from Dargan, particularly since she claimed she broke her hand earlier within the bout.
7-FOOT FREAK PUMMELLED BY RIVAL
Lengthy, who stood a staggering 216cm tall and held a 229cm attain, appeared somewhat reluctant to interact with Vousiutu.
As a substitute, he was extra with the theatrics as he pranced across the ring and performed as much as the gang in a pair of sneakers that left boxing legend Shawn Porter baffled on commentary.
“It’s a joke,” Porter stated.
In reality, Lengthy had landed simply eight punches in complete after two rounds of motion whereas Vousiutu had 30.
Vousiutu finally secured a knockdown halfway by means of the third as he landed a barrage of punches that left Lengthy on the ground, however he bought to his ft in time to beat the referee’s rely.
Nonetheless there was nothing Lengthy may do within the fourth and closing spherical when Vousiutu landed a thudding left hook that left the American dangling over the ropes.
Though he bought to his ft in time, Lengthy was on wobbly legs and gave the referee no alternative however to wave off the combat as Vousiutu secured the sixth win of his profession.
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FENECH PROTEGE EMERGES VICTORIOUS IN BRUTAL BATTLE
The undercard delivered one more scintillating bout as Hassan Hamdan emerged the victor within the grudge match over Danvers Cuschieri through unanimous choice.
There was loads of dangerous blood going into the combat, but it surely was largely between Jeff Fenech and Ben Savva, the trainers of Hamdan and Cuschieri respectively.
Though Savva anticipated Hamdan to jab and transfer from the get-go, each fighters determined to blow up out of the gates in an entertaining opening spherical.
The electrical tempo continued within the second spherical because the duo loved their moments, but it surely was Hamdan who grew into the combat greater than his bitter rival as Fenech continued to bark orders at his fighter.
Cuschieri was finally busted open simply above his left eye halfway by means of the eight-round warfare.
With Hamdan within the ascendancy, Cuschieri was compelled to push the tempo within the latter rounds but it surely in the end was not sufficient, as the previous received on the scorecards (79-73, 78-74 and 77-75).
The disagreement didn’t finish there although, as Hamdan pointed to Savva and stated: “He’s finished, you’re subsequent.”
RUSSIAN STAR’S TSZYU THREAT BACKFIRES AS UNDERDOG DAZZLES
Wade Ryan has introduced Sergei Vorobev’s hype practice to a grinding halt because of a gritty unanimous choice win.
A lot had been made about Vorobev’s credentials having amassed thousands and thousands of views on social media and even bought the higher of Nikita Tszyu in a sparring session, a lot in order that he declared he “will break” Tszyu in the event that they fought.
Nevertheless it was Ryan who appeared a category above for your complete combat, dodging Vorobev’s large proper hook with ease.
The person from Gunnedah additionally tore into the Russian with a number of stinging uppercuts that snapped his head again and busted him open above the attention in addition to his nostril.
Though Vorobev ramped up the depth within the tenth and closing spherical having been instructed by his coach Tony Del Vecchio he wanted a knockout for a win, Ryan refused to wilt.
As quickly as the ultimate bell rang, Ryan was elated having produced probably the greatest performances of his profession to ship an upset with the judges awarding it 91-99 and 92-98 twice in his favour.
Regardless of the combat evidently in Ryan’s favour, Vorobev briefly appeared baffled on the choice.
Apparently sufficient, Ryan ready for Vorobev by sparring Dylan Biggs, the person who will face the youthful Tszyu on November 22 in Newcastle.
‘WHY NOT?’: TSZYU IN TALKS WITH NRL FOR VEGAS EXTRAVAGANZA AS HIT LIST REVEALED
Australian boxing famous person Tim Tszyu is “100 per cent down” to kick off the NRL’s festivities in Las Vegas with a combat in opposition to one of many greatest names within the sport.
The NRL is headed to Sin Metropolis for the opening spherical of the 2024 season with the Sea Eagles taking up the Rabbitohs and the Roosters dealing with the Broncos at Allegiant Stadium.
However Tszyu could possibly be the proper appetiser in a bumper week for Australian sport stars in Vegas.
Based on Information Corp, Tszyu’s promoters No Restrict are locked in talks with the NRL for ‘The Soul Taker’ to lock horns with a boxing famous person in February.
It comes after Fox Sports activities Nick Walshaw revealed No Restrict are concentrating on both Jermell Charlo, Errol Spence or Terence Crawford as Tszyu’s opponent ought to he get previous Brian Mendoza in his first world title defence.
Apart from being half in what could possibly be one of many greatest weeks in Australian sport, Tszyu is rubbing his arms on the prospect of touchdown his first combat within the “Mecca of boxing.”
“I’m 100 per cent down for that,” Tszyu advised Information Corp.
“My full focus is getting by means of Mendoza first, then everybody can get enthusiastic about what’s on the horizon. There shall be loads of Aussies over there supporting their groups already, so why not? The celebs all the time come out for the massive fights and massive occasions, too, so it is smart. It’s an all-Aussie takeover.
“It’s solely the massive fights from right here on for me now.
“Everybody is aware of the names I need. That’s why I’ve been telling my promoters we’ve bought to go to the Mecca of boxing – Las Vegas.”
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WHEN IS THE TIM TSZYU VS BRIAN MENDOZA FIGHT AND WHAT TIME WILL IT START?
Tim Tszyu vs. Brian Mendoza boxing pay-per-view is on Sunday, October 15 with doorways opening at 9am native time (AEST).
The preliminary fights will start on Fox Sports activities Channel 507 at 9.30am AEST native time in Queensland (10.30am AEDT).
The pay-per-view foremost card is scheduled to begin at 11am AEST (12pm AEDT).
Timing isn’t a precise science in boxing. Whereas the Important Occasion is anticipated to begin 1:15pm AEST/2:15pm AEDT, relying on the size of earlier bouts, we reckon Tszyu and Mendoza will enter the ring within the afternoon anytime from 3pm AEDT.
HOW TO STREAM AND WATCH THE TIM TSZYU VS BRIAN MENDOZA FIGHT
Tszyu vs. Mendoza is a pay-per-view combat, which prices $59.95 to observe on Foxtel’s Important Occasion or stream through Kayo Sports activities.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Report: 23-0 (17 KO’s)
Titles: WBO tremendous welterweight
Report: 22-2 (16 KO’s)
Titles: Interim WBC tremendous welterweight