Taylor topples Seran!
June 7, 2008
By Ray Wheatley --
World of Boxing
middleweight Shannan Taylor (46-6-3, 32 KOs) survived a furious
onslaught from Indonesian Andreas Seran (8-6-1, 6 KOs) before scoring a
knockout in round eight at the Convention Centre in Broadbeach,
Queensland, Australia on Friday.
aggressively and consistently scored with solid head and body punches on
Taylor in rounds one, two and three. A former two time world challenger,
Taylor staggered Seran in round four as he connected with accurate head
shots as the bell sounded. Taylor's father, Steve, who worked the
corner, urged his son to use his vaunted left jab. Seran continued a
steady attack in rounds five, six and seven but it was Taylor who scored
with the quality punches.
Taylor was in
trouble during round eight on the ropes but stepped up a gear towards
the end of the round and dropped the import for the full ten count after
connecting with a series of hooks and uppercuts.
stoppage wins over five former world champions and has been reportedly
offered AUD$100,000 to fight WBA super middleweight champion Anthony
Mundine. Taylor lost world title challenges to Shane Mosley in a WBC
welterweight shot in 2001 by TKO6 and Arthur Abraham in an IBF
middleweight challenge by twelve round decision in 2006.
World rated 140
pounder Lance Gostelow (15-1, 12 KOs) dropped Payachai Sithparadom (0-7)
of Thailand in round one with a right hand bomb to the jaw. The referee
wisley stopped the fight when the Thai was deposited again in round
three from another right hand bomb. Gostelow is trained by Ray Giles and
managed by Brian Amatruda.
In a jr
welterweight bout, Matt Powell (11-4-2, 3 KOs) was awarded a six round
points win over Lowen Hardy (2-2-, 1 KO).
prospect Robert Toomey (7-2, 2 KOs) dominated George Liviaditis (5-4-2)
and in round four of their scheduled six round bout - the referee saved
Liviaditis from further punishment. Toomey is expertly trained by Tony
Les Piper (7-2-2, 2 KOs) outworked William Hadlow (5-11-4, 1 KO) in a
crowd pleasing contest over six rounds to win by scores 60-54, 58-57,
Chris Stewart (3-1, 1 KO) and James Gilthrow (3-1, 2 KOs) knocked chips
off each other for six rounds of a scheduled eight. Gilthrow suffered a
severe cut over the right eye caused by accidental head clash in round
five and the referee called a halt in round six. The bout went to the
score cards and Stewart won by split decision of 48-47, 50-47, 46-49.
Stewart captured the Queensland light middleweight title.
Myer. Televised nationally on Foxtel cable network. Commentators Andy
Raymond and former two ime WBC light heavyweight challenger Paul Briggs.
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