Two drawn contests in the final couple of bouts failed to take the shine off a top show last night as boxing made a thundering return to Metro City for the first time in a decade.
Luke Sharp and Jeremy Allen, in his final fight before retiring, again couldn't be split in their rematch for the State middleweight title.
And threshing machine Jeremy van Diemen's four-round brawl with MMA star Xavier Lucas also ended in a majority draw, although the 'X-Man' may feel a little unlucky not to have got the nod.
But fans who packed out the four-level Northbridge nightclub weren't complaining as Angelo Hyder's 'Thunderdome' card went down a storm.
The show was based on the Fight Night Club evenings put on in America by Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, with standing-only around the ring on a dance floor and DJs playing in between the rounds. Throw in a couple of pole dancers, a massive screen showing classic clips of Ali, Hagler and Hearns, and an overload of AC/DC, then how could it fail?Of course, none of this would count for much if the fights were duds but thankfully that wasn't the case, with Brandon Ogilvie the class act on show as he moved to 4-0 after a six-round shut-out of Filipino Nuengsiam Kiatsongsong.
Sam Hogan moved to 3-0 with a unanimous points win against durable debutant Jamie Weetch, while the first fight of the night saw WA light-heavy Andrew Green take care of Kashif Mumtaz, the highlight a peach of a left hook in the second which floored the tongue-pulling Kiwi pest.The only disappointment was the falling through of Matty Garlett's clash with Weng Haya, who failed a medical after weighing in.
Welterweight (6): Sahlan Coral def Mike Reid 60-53, 59-54, 60-53Light-heavyweight (4): Andrew Green def Kashif Mumtaz 40-35, 40-35, 40-34
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