Hooper added to Perth boxing show
Damien Hooper. Pic: Getty Images

Australian Olympian Damien Hooper is set to have his first professional fight in Perth after the unbeaten light-heavyweight revealed he had been added to the Dragon Fire card at Metro City on June 20.

Hooper, a world amateur quarter-finalist, has yet to secure an opponent but said on Facebook that he would be on the show.

He wrote: "Tickets are available to dragon fires fight night at metro city night club on the 20th here in Perth city come watch me compete and come support a brother.. I'm getting a range of tickets and I'll be able to meet and greet you guys before my fight."

The Ricky Hatton-signed 22-year-old from Queensland, who is training at Dave Hassan's gym in Gosnells, has won all seven of his professional fights, including six early.

Perth middleweight Wes Capper, fresh from a win in Las Vegas, has a new opponent.

Originally down to face fellow rookie Steven Ma, Capper told thewest.com.au that he is now going in against experienced Arnel Tinampay.

"He's fought Daniel Dawson and Robbie Bryant. He’s a pretty tough Filipino and in my honest opinion I thought he was pretty unlucky not to get the decision against Robbie Bryant," Capper said.

"He had a (majority) decision loss against Daniel Dawson. He’s never been dropped, never been knocked out, but there’s always a first time."

The 12-fight show also features Brandon Ogilvie, John Squillace and Luke Sharp, plus a State light-welterweight clash between Darragh Foley and John Ford.

- Lucas Browne's assault on the world rankings continues at pace with the International Boxing Federation placing the unbeaten Commonwealth heavyweight champion in their top 10.

Browne, whose was based in Perth until relocating back to Sydney earlier this year, is ranked nine by the IBF, nine by the World Boxing Council and 13 by the World Boxing Association.

Browne (20-0) expects to announce his next fight later this week.

The West Australian

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