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Taylor topples Seran!

June 7, 2008

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing


Australian 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.

Seran boxed 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.

Taylor holds 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).

Middleweight 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 Nobbs.

Super middleweight 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, 59-56.

Light middleweight 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.

Promoter Jamie Myer. Televised nationally on Foxtel cable network. Commentators Andy Raymond and former two ime WBC light heavyweight challenger Paul Briggs.

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