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We’re dwell from the Hordern Pavilion as Nikita Tszyu takes on Jack Brubaker and Liam Wilson fights Carlos Alanis.
Keep tuned for dwell updates, outcomes and highlights.
10:10pm – Wilson drops Alanis! The Queenslander despatched Alanis crumpling to the mat with a pleasant physique shot halfway by way of the seventh spherical. Alanis took each second of the 10-count earlier than regaining his ft and narrowly managed to final till the bell.
10:02pm – 5 rounds in and Wilson is beginning to sit down on his pictures. He’s trying very harmful.
9:55pm – We’re three rounds into Wilson vs Alanis and the Aussie is trying sturdy.
Taller and quicker than his opponent, Wilson had Alanis backing up from the primary spherical with a pleasant jab. The Argentine is hard although, and was beginning to land some pictures within the pocket within the third.
Vousiutu and Leutele steal the present
Kiki Leutele scored a large boilover, upsetting hometown favorite Toese Vousiutu through unanimous choice.
Auckland’s Leutele battled again from a second spherical knockdown to assert a 76-75, 78-73, 76-75 win.
The struggle marked the primary time Vousiutu had been taken out of the second spherical, and is his first skilled defeat in seven fights.
An enormous overhand proper to the highest of the top despatched Leutele to the canvas early within the second, and the writing was seemingly on the wall.
However the Aucklander fought again bravely, regardless of copping some large physique pictures.
One other monstrous proper hand rattled Leutele within the ultimate 10 seconds of the second, however he responded by throwing hearth of his personal and the pair traded till the bell.
After weathering the early storm, Leutele proved sturdy and skillful sufficient to land a couple of pictures by way of the center rounds.
Vousiutu is greater than only a slugger although, and hit Leutele with a pleasant jab.
Leutele – who has gone 10 rounds with Justis Huni and Demsey McKean – confirmed all of his expertise and managed to land loads of his personal pictures because the bout wore on.
The end result was a shock to everybody within the area, even Leutele’s nook, who believed their fighter was about to drop the choice.
Jacko will get his revenge
Two-and-a-half years after their controversial first bout, Luke Jackson has gained vengeance over Tyson Lantry, successful a one-sided unanimous choice.
Jackson earned the win with scores of 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55.
Lantry was awarded a extensively panned majority choice of their first struggle in 2020.
The end result – and a few private points outdoors the ring – despatched Jackson right into a melancholy, and he hasn’t fought since.
“Tyson Lantry’s been on my thoughts since December 2020,” he mentioned afterwards.
“He’s part of my life, he’s at all times going to be a part of my life.”
The 39-year-old former Olympics boxing captain devoted the win to his accomplice Kadee Hollis, and introduced his retirement afterwards.
“That’s it, I’ve been boxing for 22-years, I’ve misplaced for 2 fighters, Carl Frampton and Tyson Lantry.
“I’ve crushed Lantry, however I don’t assume I’d beat Frampton even when me and Tyson had been each in there.”
Koen Mazoudier and Ben Hussain in an all-time traditional
Koen Mazoudier and Ben Hussain simply placed on a contender for struggle of the 12 months.
It was carefully contested all through, with equal components talent and savagery as Hussain scored a majority choice victory with scores of 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.
It was an in-fighting slugfest for the primary two rounds, with Mazoudier working higher at vary.
Hussain focused Mazoudier’s physique by way of rounds three, 4 and 5, with Mazoudier connecting with a couple of stable uppercuts in shut.
The motion barely slowed down by way of the center rounds, with each males punching wildly to the bell each time.
An occasional sparring accomplice of Tim Tszyu, Hussain went viral a couple of years in the past after breaking his jaw in a struggle with Ben Mahoney.
His bone broke so badly he was left with blood streaming down his mouth. Regardless of the grotesque scene, he saved combating for a couple of rounds earlier than the bout was mercifully stopped.
Footage of the incident finally made it to Joe Rogan’s podcast, with the UFC commentator speaking concerning the wild struggle.
7:10pm – Latrell Mitchell is in the home, entering into the ring for the Welcome to Nation earlier than the primary struggle on the PPV portion of the cardboard.
It’s been a busy couple of days for the Rabbitohs fullback and the membership extra typically. Read more about it here.
7pm – It’s pay-per-view time. First struggle up is Koen Mazoudier and Ben Hussain. This one goes to be fireworks.
6:30pm – Ralph Etienne simply put a beating on Amaeze Enyi.
The duo offered the largest fireworks at Tuesday’s weigh-ins and wanted to be separated, and it was all motion from the opening bell on struggle evening.
Enyi got here out swinging, however Etienne smothered him within the second spherical, touchdown a livid mixture of punches towards the ropes earlier than referee Will Soulos was pressured to step in and cease the motion.
It caps off a exceptional fortnight for Etienne. The Bondi Boxing Membership fighter made his skilled debut simply two weeks in the past on the undercard to Issac Hardman’s win over Kazuki Kyohara when he scored an entertaining third spherical stoppage of Riley Powers.
The Haitian-born light-heavyweight will look to remain busy in direction of the tip of the 12 months, though plans on taking extra of a break earlier than his subsequent struggle.
6:20pm – Amber Amelia beats Erini Ramirez by unanimous choice within the first struggle of the evening.
Tszyu vs Brubaker full struggle card:
Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker – Tremendous welterweight Australian title eliminator
Liam Wilson vs. Carlos Alanis – Tremendous featherweight Title
Toese Vousiutu vs. Kiki Toa Leutele – Heavyweight
Luke Jackson vs. Tyson Lantry – Light-weight
Koen Mazoudier vs. Ben Hussain – Tremendous welterweight vacant
Ralph Etienne vs. Amaeze Enyi – Mild heavyweight
Amber Amelia vs. Erini Ramirez – Featherweight
What time is Nikita Tszyu combating?
Count on Tszyu and Brubaker to struggle any time after 9:30pm.
The best way to watch Tszyu vs Brubaker
Catch all the principle card motion on Major Occasion pay per view and Kayo Sports activities from 7pm.
Nikita Tszyu’s wild warning
Nikita Tszyu has left an ominous parting message for Jack Brubaker, promising to finish the ‘Cronulla Cowboy’s’ profession and “inflict ache” on his household.
The build-up to their super-welterweight bout on Wednesday evening had been comparatively cordial till Tuesday’s weigh-ins.
That’s when a swap flicked in Tszyu’s manner, with the 25-year-old labelling himself the grim reaper.
“I used to be telling him, ‘That is going to be your ultimate struggle, that is going to be your retirement, your final time within the sport, so take pleasure in it whereas it lasts’,” Tszyu mentioned of their intense face-off after they each made weight.
“I advised him, ‘I’m your Grim Reaper’.
“I’m channelling that vitality, I simply want my scythe and I’m there.”
Simply two weeks in the past, once they met face-to-face for media commitments, Brubaker was stunned by how good Tszyu was being.
Again then, Tszyu complimented Brubaker’s tattoos and even talked about one thing concerning the color of his eyes.
That sort of vitality had disappeared as they each rehydrated after stepping on the scales, with Tszyu coming in at 68.76 and Brubaker trying match at 69.82
Whereas Brubaker had his child son, Bear, with him on the weigh-ins, Tszyu reduce a threatening trying presence, with a hood and a menace in his eye.
“I intend to place an enormous beating on him,” Tszyu mentioned. “To the purpose the place his spouse doesn’t need him to return into the game. The place he appears to be like again at his child and says ‘I can’t put my son by way of this anymore’.
“That’s the sort of ache I need to inflict on him and his household … to not be too stark.
“That’s what’s channelling by way of my thoughts.
“I couldn’t give a f**okay about his household. Couldn’t give a f**okay about what goes by way of his thoughts.
“That is a person sport, and I need to trigger as a lot harm as doable.”
Tszyu has proven glimpses in earlier fights of his willingness to trash discuss, however this was taking it to a brand new degree.
Requested about his new-found Grim Reaper persona, Tszyu – who walked to the ring for his skilled debut final 12 months to The Undertaker’s music – the 6-0 southpaw mentioned Brubaker had been added to his “fool listing”.
“I’m good to pick individuals,” he mentioned. “To idiots, I’m not good.
“And when you get on that fool listing, I’m an asshole.
“Jack is on that fool listing.
“As quickly as that cowboy hat got here on, he joined the fool listing.”
Brubaker is essentially the most skilled opponent Tszyu has fought, and says he received’t be overawed by the brilliant lights, or by ‘The Butcher’s’ daring statements.
“I’ve been across the block a couple of instances, nothing rattles me,” he mentioned.
“He advised me to benefit from the second, he thinks this might be my final struggle.
“I simply let him know I’ve bought loads of fights left in me. I advised him to soak it up as a result of I’ll be coming in to console him within the change rooms afterwards.”
Queensland’s Liam Wilson comfortably made the tremendous featherweight restrict forward of his comeback struggle towards Argentina’s Carlos Alanis.
Six months on from his controversial world title defeat to Emanuel Navarrete, Wilson is hoping to work his method again to a different championship struggle.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Nikita Tszyu vs Jack Brubaker – tremendous welterweight – 8 rounds
Tszyu: 6-0 (5 KOs)
Brubaker: 17-4-2 (8 KOs)
Liam Wilson vs Carlos Alanis – super-featherweight – 10 rounds
Liam Wilson: 11-2 (7 KOs)
Carlos Alanis: 12-0 (4 KOs)