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Garlett finally makes title defence
Matt Garlett. Pic: WA News

Matty Garlett will look to edge closer to the top 10 of the World Boxing Council rankings when he makes the first defence of the WBC International super featherweight title he won in upset fashion in May.

The 28-year-old from Northam faces Filipino Ryan Sermona at Metro City in Perth on the undercard of the Chris John-Simpiwe Vetyeka WBA Super world featherweight title on December 6.

Garlett shocked No3-ranked Sipho Taliwe in Melbourne to win the title.

He was scheduled to make his first defence against Allan Tanada in Bunbury on September 7 but the fight fell through after the Filipino first turned up 3kg over the 59kg weight limit and then tested positive to a diuretic.