Murwillumbah Boxing Club trainer Stu Stone.
Murwillumbah Boxing Club trainer Stu Stone.

Chambers' display is a real treat of fistic fury

STUART Stone's Murwillumbah Boxing Club put on another great night of fistic fury at the Condong Bowls on Saturday night.

In the main bout over three by three-minute stanzas, Tweed PCYC (81 kg) Travis “The Treat” Chambers (4 wins - 2 losses) won a majority decision over Ashmore PCYC's Luke Stevens (8-4) at 81 kilos.

The hard-fought battle was named fight of the night with Chambers being judged fighter of the night.

A rematch between the two is set for Jamie Myer's September 4 pro-am at Tweed Coolangatta Golf Club.

In bouts featuring Tweed boxers, Cudgen's Rick Irwin impressed, winning a unanimous verdict over Casino's Nathan Clouten at 60kg; Morgan Preston from Tumbulgum won on points over Mudgeeraba's Jarred Morrison in a crowd-pleasing 75kg slugfest; and Murwillumbah's Darcey Lejuge beat Casino's Aaron Schafer on points in a willing stoush at 64kg.

Ian Konrad from Murwillumbah and Angus Percy from Grafton boxed a spirited 69 kg exhibition to start the night off.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Tweed PCYC middleweight (75 kg) Dwayne “Too” Good on winning his bout at the National Indigenous Tournament in Brisbane on Friday night.

After a patchy start, Dwayne, who represented Queensland, got on top in the third round to take a points decision over the more fancied Jason Morris from the NSW Boxing Academy. Before the bout Dwayne had received some encouraging words from former world champion Robbie Peden.

Also in Brisbane on Friday night, at The Hilton in the city, Commonwealth Games rep Greg Eadie won the vacant Aussie super featherweight strap with a four-round knockout of NSW champ Brendan Batty. Greg's dad Ross was Australian welter champ in the 1970s.

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ON Thursday night's Super Boxer Series at Campsie, Sydney's IBO super middleweight world champion, Sakio Bika, scored a record-padding first round knockout of Nester Casanova in a light heavyweight non-title bout, with the import, a late sub for fellow Argentine Ramon Moyano, looking more like a lover than a fighter.

A right hand over the top finished it. Bika is now 28-3, 19 KOs. Casanova dropped to 24-15, 9 KOs.

In undercard action: Australian super lightweight champ Sol Egberime (20-2, 10 KOs) retained his belt with a unanimous verdict over fellow Sydney-sider Bobby Antonaukis (11-3-1, 3 KOs), while Chinchilla's Shane McConvile was unlucky not to get the nod in his excellent six-rounder with the highly regarded house fighter Zac Awad at light heavyweight.

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IN international results, WBO light welter champ Tim Bradley (25-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a controversial stoppage of Nate Campbell (33-6-1, 25 KOs) in California on Sunday.

The bout was halted after Campbell complained he could not see between rounds three and four.

Bradley was in control with ex-lightweight world champ Campbell being cut by an accidental head clash in the third. Bradley, Ring Magazine's No.1 contender behind champion Manny Pacquaio could now face Britian's Ring No.4 Amir Khan, who claimed the WBA strap three weeks ago.

St Louis' Devon Alexander (19-0, 12 KOs) won the vacant WBC title when ex-champ Junior Whiter (37-3-2, 22 KOs), from England quit after round eight. Alexander was way ahead on all three cards. He entered the bout unranked by The Ring while Whitter was No.3.

On the same card, former Sydney heavyweight, Bowie Tupou (18-1,14 KOs) lost for the first time when stopped by club fighter Demetrius King (15-17, 13 KOs) in round two. Hollywood-based Tupou, a former Penrith League and Union hopeful, was previously trained by the legend Johnny Lewis.

South Africa's Isaac Hlatswayo (29-1, 10 KOs) won the IBF welter strap with a split decision over Delvin Rodriguez (24-3-2, 14 KOs) at Connecticut on Sunday.

Our No.11 top boxer cont.

TONY MUNDINE, after losing to Carlos Monzon for the WBA middleweight crown in 1974, lost his next two bouts before moving up to 79kg/12st7 light heavyweight division. (There was no super middle then).

He won the Australian and Commonwealth titles, KO12 over Sydney's Steve Aczel (14-1, 13 KOs) in October ' 75 but in 1976 was KO'd in round six by Los Angeles' Jesse Burnett, who later challenged for the WBA light heavyweight title.

He then linked with ex-fighter and noted conditioner Charlie Gergan. He won three times - twice by KO, beat OPBF and Australian heavyweight titlist Maile Haumono (Sol's father), KO'd LA's Pete McIntyre - who'd just beaten Mundine's conqueror, Jesse Burnett - and also beat a slew of top-40 journeymen.

In 1979 he contested a four-man elimination series to decide the first ever World Cruiserweight (86kg/ 13st8) champion.

In his semi-final, he dropped 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist and ex-WBC light heavyweight champ Mate Parlov (23-2-1) but lost a disputed 12-round verdict in Italy. Parlov later drew with and lost to American Marvin Camel for the inaugural WBC title.

Tony then stopped ex-Commonwealth titlist Monte Betham Snr (38-9), for the Australasian light heavy belt, and in May 1981 at the Magic Millions in Bundall, he knocked out former Commonwealth heavyweight champion, Brit Bunny Johnson (54-15-1), who had just beaten future WBC light heavyweight champ Dennis Andries.

Next, Tony stopped No.8 WBC rated Steve Aczel (27-4-1) for the third time, defending his national light heavy, cruiser and heavyweight crowns.

Hot and cold as always, Mundine dominated the first two rounds before being knocked out in three by California's four-time world title challenger Yaqui Lopez (53-12) at the Magic Millions in November '81 in what was billed as a world title eliminator.

He then knocked out world top 15 Hocine Tafer (29-1-1) in round two in May '82, and a month later recorded his last big win when he out-scored southpaw Ugandan WBA title challenger Mustafa Wassaja (24-2) in Marseille.

Tony Mundine's final record was 80-15-1, 64 knockouts.

Standing 5 foot 11.5, Mundine was the first man to win Australian titles in four weights. He never lost to an Australian and would be favoured to stop his son Anthony in a “dream fight”.

On his night, Tony was a world beater but 10 knockout defeats, some against second stringers, keep him out of the top-10 on this list.



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