Aussie wrap-up for September: Ng continues rankings rise
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A victory for rising lightweight Jacob Ng headlines September's edition of our regular Aussie wrap-up courtesy of Anthony Cocks...
IBF number 15 ranked lightweight Jacob ‘The Flamingo’ Ng 12-0 (9) dominated Pablo Fuego 15-5 (2) before stopping him in the fifth round of their ten-round contest at Southport Sharks on the Gold Coast in Queensland on an Ace Boxing Promotion on 21 September.
The 24-year-old Ng, making the first defence of his IBF International title, had the Spaniard down once in the fourth and twice in the fifth, finishing him off with a right cross at the 2:06 mark.
On the same card Australian heavyweight champion Demsey McKean 16-0 (10) continued his development with a sixth-round stoppage of Patrick Eneanya 10-2 (6) after winning every round.
The 28-year-old southpaw controlled the action throughout the fight and had Eneanya on the canvas twice in the sixth before referee Paul Tapley halted the contest at 0:59.
The victory improves McKean’s knockout streak to seven fights and will likely see the ‘Tower of Terror’ achieve his first world ranking.
“Got the win last night by KO in round six to capture the WBO Pan African regional title,” McKean wrote on social media after the fight. “This looks to help secure me into the top 15 world ranking within the WBO now and also moving to 16-0 (10 KOs).
“Big thanks to my promoters and manager/coach Angelo Di Carlo and Stephen Ng for the constant hard work and endless time and money they put in behind the scenes giving us the platform to perform.
“Also thanks to Danny Leigh for giving me the opportunity with the WBO and to fight for the title and now climb the ranks.”
In other action, former Australian cruiserweight champion Benjamin Kelleher 13-1-2 (4) won a six-round unanimous decision over Quintin Carey 5-7 (1). Carey was down in the fourth before losing 59-54, 58-53 and 57-56.
Super bantamweight Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir 4-1 (3) outpointed Suman Kumari 3-2-1 (1) over six two-minute rounds. Scores were 60-54 twice and 59-55.
Ng, McKean and WBO number two and IBF number three junior welterweight Liam ‘The Prodigy’ Paro 17-0 (11) will return to the ring at Eaton Hill Hotel in Brisbane on 8 November to close out their respective campaigns for 2019.
Former world-rated light heavyweight Reagan ‘The President’ Dessaix 18-2 (13) claimed the OPBF title with a fourth-round knockout of Aaron Lai 12-5 (11) at the Paddo Rugby League Club in Paddington, Sydney on 20 September.
The talented 23-year-old scored his second stoppage since dropping a competitive ten-round decision to the experienced Blake Caparello in February.
Lai was knocked down once in round three and again in round four before referee Kevin Hogan waved off the bout.
"I was happy with my performance and happy to get another stoppage victory against a strong opponent,” said Dessaix, who was leading 29-27 at the time of the stoppage.
“It was nice to pick up another prestigious title and hopefully this opens me up for some more big fights in the latter end of the year or early 2020.
"I want to continue progressing up the world rankings but I firmly believe I am ready for big fights. I proved that against Caparello and I would love that rematch but I don't see it happening.
"I want to win more titles and want those big fights. I'd love to go and box abroad, somewhere like the United States or Europe and challenge myself against the best. I believe that is the natural next step and I believe I have the team to take me there."
Rising middleweight Emmanuel Carlos 11-1 (7) scored the biggest win of his career with a ten-round split decision victory over Wes Capper 20-4-1 (12) for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park, Melbourne on 14 September.
Carlos was leading 96-93 on two cards while the third judge had Capper edging the bout 95-94.
Featherweight Jai Alexander 11-0 (6) won by split decision over Masing Warawara 3-1 (1) by scores of 78-74, 78-74 and 73-79.
WBC number eight super middleweight Jayde Mitchell 19-1 (10) returned to action for the first time in nine months with an easy first-round knockout of journeyman Ibrahim Tamba 23-12-1 (16). Time was 2:40.
At lightweight Hunter Ioane 7-0 (5) halted the unbeaten run of Ben Campbell 3-1 (1) in the fourth frame of a scheduled six-round bout.
Heavyweight Ray Dimachki 7-0-1 (6) went the distance for the first time in his career with a sixth-round unanimous decision over Parminder Singh 1-2 (1). Singh was deducted a point in the final round for spitting out his mouthpiece before Dimachki was awarded the victory by scores of 58-54 twice and 57-55.
Former WBO featherweight world title challenger Luke ‘Action’ Jackson 19-1 (8) stayed busy with an eight-round unanimous decision win over Abdallah Zamba 12-10-1 (9) at The Star in Pyrmont, Sydney on 28 September. Jackson pitched a shutout on all three judges’ scorecards.
WBA number eight super featherweight Billel ‘Babyface’ Dib 24-3 (11) outpointed Carlo Magali 24-13-3 (13) over ten rounds at Seagulls Rugby League Club in Tweed Heads on 14 September. Dib won by scores of 97-92, 96-93 and 98-91.
On the same card lightweight Rachel Loder 5-0 (3) won a split decision over Quinita Hati 1-5-1 over six two-minute rounds. Scores were 58-56 twice and 54-60.
Fijian super featherweight Sanchin Mudaliar 8-1 (1) won an eight-round split decision over Ben Dencio 7-3 (4) at the Hellenic Club in Woden, Canberra on 6 September. Mudaliar is now lined up to face Jai Alexander 11-0 (6) at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park, Melbourne on 7 December.
Welterweight Dylan Emery 22-1 (15) banged out Arun Antil 6-2-1 (5) in three rounds at the Arena Sports Club in Yagoona. The bout was slated for six and the time of the stoppage was 0:32.
Lauryn Eagle 22-4-1 (12) outpointed Kirti 6-3 (2) by scores of 80-71, 79-74 and 78-74 over eight two-minute rounds.
In other results junior middleweight Koen Mazoudier 6-0 (2) won a six-round unanimous decision over Salih Ozdemir 1-3 and Daniel Lewis 4-0 (3) stopped Siliveni Nawai 11-4-1 (8) in two when the Fijian was forced to retire with a shoulder injury.