Tuesday, 31 January 2017 02:38:07 PM


Australian Fight Series – Friday 18th February
The ‘Australian Fight Series’ is set to commence this Friday at Flemington Racecourse.

A new and innovative fight series will feature eight of the top welterweight boxers in Australia to fight one another, resulting in the Australian Fight Series Champion.
Drawn at random, the 1st Round fights this Friday are :
Alex Ahtong - NSW (# 10) vs Jimmy James - Vic (# 9)
Rivan Cessaire - Vic (# 9) vs Brad Hemming - Qld
Tim Hunt - Vic (# 8) vs Matt Paulley - NSW
Jason Kanofski - Qld (# 6) vs Todd Kidd - Qld (# 7)
(National ranking in brackets)
** Hemming and Paulley don’t feature in current rankings as they have not fought in last 12 months.
These 8 men will challenge each other over four fightcards at six weekly intervals, with bouts
drawn randomly in advance. With two points for a win, one for a knock-out and one point in the event of a draw, the accumulative points score from the first four fights will determine which four boxers progress to the semi finals. The winner from the two separate semi final bouts will fight in the decider, the winner being crowned the “Australian Fight Series Champion”. The champion will then fly to the United States of America, where they have a guaranteed fight on a Roy Englebrecht “Battle in the Ballroom” card.
The first round of the Australian fight Series will be held in Melbourne this Friday at Flemington Racecourse. The following two rounds will be in Sydney (in conjunction with Pete Mitrevski Jnr) and Brisbane (in conjunction with Steve Deller), the fourth round will return to Melbourne. The venue for the semi finals and grand final nights will be determined closer to the dates, dependent on which boxers make those finals.
This Friday’s FightCard will also feature Australia’s #1 Light-middleweight, Glenroy’s Frank LoPorto. Defending his PABA title agaisnt NZ # 1 middleweight, Harry Venka.
Weigh-in will be this Thursday. 7pm at BoxingFit Gym, 4/11 Salmon St, Port Melbourne.
Everybody is welcome to weigh-in.



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