MARINO GOLES (CROATIA)
World Boxing Foundation cruiserweight Champion
Marino Goles VS Peter Hegyes
Winner: Marino Goles via TKO 2nd Round
17 June 2013
12 March 2013
Toowoomba’s Brayd “The Great White” Smith claimed the vacant WBF Asia Pacific title over Japan’s Shogo Sakai after Sakai’s corner threw in the towel with 23 seconds to go in the 8th and final round.
The action packed bout saw both fighters have their moments, before Smith finally claimed the TKO win in what was described by prominent Toowoomba sports writer Glen McCullough, who was ringside for the fight, as a “two man war between young lions”.
After an even start, Sakai hit the canvas late in the third round.
“I knocked him down at the end of the third with a solid right hand” Said Smith.
“He was badly hurt and probably lucky it was so close to the bell but to his credit he came back.”
Sakai clawed his way back into the bout, which culminated in a 7th round surge by the Japanese fighter before the consistent power punches took their toll on Sakai forcing his trainer to come to his aid late in the 8th round.
“He was a fit, strong, awkward fighter who was definitely here to win and you only have to look at the emotion on his face after it to see how much he wanted that belt,” said Smith.
However the victory came at a price for Smith who was left with two black eyes, and once again a badly swollen right hand.
“I have been carrying this injury for the last five weeks since I hurt it sparring Jack Asis.”
“It is something I have had to deal with mentally, we knew it was going to hurt through this fight and it did”.
“I feel it is a bit of a mental victory though. That’s professional sport sometimes you just have to deal with these injuries and I am very proud we got through and took that belt”.
This win continues Smith’s undefeated run taking him to 6-0 as a professional with 5 knockouts.
As for what’s next, Smith said a fight in the Philippines may be on the horizon.
“We have been looking at fighting in the Philippines so that is definitely a possibility but for now I just need to let my body recover and we will start a training regime which will allow my hand time to fully heal.”
This fight capped off a successful night for Toowoomba professional fighters after they all claimed victory in highly entertaining bouts. Results are as follows:
Guy Rayfield d Gavan Hornery on points
Josh King d Ben Whitaker on points
Mathew Stiptevic d James Katz on points
Allan Nicholson d Sam Williams on points
Brandon Spain d Henry Tolton on points
Steve Spark d Jacob Ng on points.
Josh Webb d Dale Ryan ko round one.
Darren Askew d Mike Reid on Points
Will Young d Dereck Webber tko round three
Kris George d Jay Thompson on points
Braydon Smith d Shogo Sakai tko round eight.
CHARITY BOUT Tressa Lindenberg v Vicky Gilbert a draw
12 January 2013
WBF supervisor Chris Vendola issues Skip Scott intercontinental title Thursday night in Texas on the Lou Savarese card. Scott won via a 10 round unanimous decision. Vendola who handles WBF sanctioning in the United States signed two heavyweight prospects this year who have the potential skills to be future contenders in Europe.
Eugene Hill – International champion
Skip Scott – Intercontinental champion
Vendola also signed Cleotis Pendarvis who is a 2 time WBF champion and has two additional belts. Another young prospect from Louisiana is Blake Franklin who is the WBF jr welterweight champion.
2013 is going to be a very strong year for the WBF!
11 January 2013
Alesia Graf defended her WBF Super Bantamweight title on 15th December 2012, in front of a hometown crowd in Stuttgart, Germany. Alesia Graf won the fight by 6th round TKO against Liliana Martinez from Dominican Republic.
1 January 2013
Marija Pejakovic (Serbia) beat Edita Lesnik (Bosnia And Herzegovina) with a unanimous decision to hold on to her WBF World Super Middleweight crown in Prague on December 29th.
It was a convincing display by Pejakovic who dominated the contest from the opening bell using her longer reach and jab to great effect. Lesnik needed to get in close to have any success against the tactical Pejakovic but she could not find a way through. On the few occassions she did manage to Pejakovic only came back stronger.
In the 5th round Lesnik found a way through with a good left to the chin but was unable to capitalise. Instead Pejakovic came back with a flurry of good shots to the head and stomach which had Lesnik holding on against the ropes. The referee, Jozo Gabric (Croatia), looked almost to step in and end the onsluaght but Lesnik was able to escape and hold out for the bell.
The remaining rounds saw Lesnik moving tirelessly around the ring trying to find a way through with Petrakovic commanding the centre of the ring and picking her off with jabs.
Sadly for Lesnik her best phase came in the last minute of round 10 where she looked for the first time in the 10 round contest to have the upper hand. Finally she managed to get inside and take the fight to Pejakovic with a number of good combinations but it was too little too late and Pejakovic was able to hold on for the final bell and there was little doubt at that time who was the victor.
The judges saw it 97-94 (Marek Oravsry), 99-92 (Ondre Holcbeck) and 100-93 (Jan Matovpek).
Mullins of Europe
27 October 2012
Joey Williams wins via round 7 KO Round against Lucas Mason for the World Boxing Foundation Australasian Jnr Welterweight title at the Civic Centre, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.
Article from Cowra Guardian 31 /10 / 2012
Joe Williams is the new WBF Australasian Junior Welterweight Champion after delivering a seventh round knockout in Cowra on Saturday night.
In control for each of the previous rounds, it was an overhand left that eventually did the damage, flooring Newcastle’s Lucas Mason to claim the title.
Billed as redemption, the feeling was more relief for Williams who was cheered on by a vocal home crowd.
“It’s fantastic obviously but I got a bit emotional when the referee first waved it off,” he said.
“I was more nervous before this fight than any bouts because I put a lot of expectation on myself last year and fell short. This year I left no stone unturned as far as diet and preparation. I did absolutely everything the best I could to be in the best shape. I’ve never done that in my life as footy as far as anything. I have never prepared 100 per cent in case I failed.”
A more mature approach was also evident in the ring as Williams set about accumulating the rounds to win.
“I felt in control,” he said.
“I felt like I could pick the pace up – let’s not forget that I’m still learning in boxing, so I’m still learning how to pick the pace up and how and when to slow things down.
“I knew that if I kept him off me with the jab he wouldn’t get close to me and that’s obviously what I kept doing a lot of the fight.
“I’m just thankful that people like dad, my cousin Jason, my two corner blokes Rob Toomey and Johnny Horford – there’s a world of experience there and they keep me in control when I come back to the corner and you need that.”
As well as thanking his family, friends and supporters, Williams also credited Australian boxing legend Johnny Lewis for setting him on a pugilist’s path.
“He (Lewis) came to me about four years ago and said ’son I think it’s time to give up footy and take up boxing’ and he knows a little bit about boxing.”
Williams was gracious in victory saying he was in the same position as his opponent 12 months ago.
He praised the efforts of Mason saying he was very courageous and landed some good shots on the new Champion.
Mason was grateful for the opportunity, knowing that fighting Williams in front of his home crowd was going to be a tough ask.