Mark “Magic Man” Schliebs returned from a three year hiatus to score a four round points victory over the durable Emanuel Micallef.
Ramesh Habib scored a debut win, beating Matthew Walker, whilst Ray Dimachki scored his second career victory, defeating Ivan Kolar.
Alex Brunetta notched his first career win with a decision over Darcy Boland, Joshua Butler went 2-1 with a decision win over Matthew Smith, whilst Kyle Webb and opponent Kamran Behremand had to make do with sharing a draw in a fight in which the two exchanged knockdowns.
In the semi-main event, Mitch Middleton Clark returned with a KO victory over Steven Kennedy in the third round.
This was a great return for Clark, who was inspired to make a statement after recovering from a knee injury sustained in his close points loss to Clint Alderton in August.
With hopes for a rematch in what will be a contender for 2016 fight of the year in Australia, Clark had to win and win well, which is exactly what he did.
In the main event of the evening, Ryan Breese would clash over a scheduled 10 rounds with Tej Pratap Singh, with the IBF Australasian Super Middleweight title up for grabs.
In a tough scrap between two southpaws, where Singh at times had the strong Breese backed up, which is a sight rarely seen, it was Breese who was able to be cleaner with his shots and land more often.
Breese would marginally edge out Singh on the scorecards, claiming a split decision victory to lift the IBF Australasian Title.
When asked about the toughness of his opponent, Breese spoke of the tactical struggle that played out over the 10 rounds.
“Yeah that fight was extremely tough! Tej made it nearly impossible for me to get any flow, and as most people predicted, it was quite scrappy. Coming into the 9th round, the scores were level in my eyes, and I had to do something different as my straight left wasn’t finding a home, so I changed to leading with the left and right uppercuts which were landing quite a bit. If that hadn’t have changed, it may have been a different result.”
When asked about potential showdowns with either the Australian champion Faris Chevalier, and/or the IBO champion Renold Quinlan, Breese stated
“I’d say both of those fights would be on a lot of people’s radars in the division. If and when (that happens) is something I’d be better at answering once I’ve had a meeting with my management team.”
All articles featured on the Australian Boxing Central website are written by Tai Tuiniua, and all interviews are conducted by Mark Franklin, unless stated otherwise.