Capper takes flying leap to fists only
Wes Capper. Pic supplied

WA's crop of rookie pro boxers will get their latest outing tonight.

Luke Sharp, Brandon Ogilvie, Jeremy van Diemen and Wes Capper are on the Eight Count Promotions card at the Italian Club in Northbridge.

Trainer and promoter Hab Heske said middleweight Capper (2-0), who recorded a second-round stoppage win on the Danny Green-Danny Santiago show at Challenge Stadium in July, was looking to add to his recent kick-boxing success in the fists-only code.

"He won the WKBF world kick-boxing title at three days notice," Heske said.

"He does kick-boxing, MMA (mixed martial arts) and boxing and he wants to see how far he can go with the boxing."

Ogilvie and van Diemen, who also made winning starts this year, have been training in Jakarta, a trip which saw Ogilvie spar with Indonesia's long-time featherweight world champion Chris John.

"It was great for them, the icing on the cake," trainer Peter Wilkinson said.

"The food was all fish, chuck and rice - and it was hot as hell - so there'll be no problem with their weight."

Also in the camp was former top Australian amateur Damien Hooper, who is planning to base himself in Perth as he prepares for his professional debut, possibly on the Daniel Geale-Anthony Mundine world title bill in January.

Hooper, who reached the quarterfinals of the world amateur championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, last year, was the country's big medal hope at the London Olympics.

But despite winning his first-round contest at the Games, the Queenslander made worldwide headlines for a different reason after he was censured for wearing a T-shirt sporting the Aboriginal flag on his way to the ring.

Hooper lost to Russia's Egor Mekhontcev in a disappointing conclusion to his Games.

- WA's Kylie Fulmer has been banned for six months for using a stimulant that is now illegal throughout Australia.

Fulmer tested positive for methylhexaneamine on February 3 while competing in the 57kg division at the Australian Boxing Championships in Hobart.

The West Australian

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