Heavyweight contender Malik Scott put himself right back in the mix on Friday with a one-sided victory of former world title challenger Alex Leapai at the Logan Metro Sports Centre in Queesland, Australia.
The 34 year-old had previously lost two of his last three contests to rivals Dereck Chisora and Deontay Wilder via stoppage and needed a win to prove that his career still had course to run at the top level.
Scott proved to be too good for Leapai, 35, as the 100-90, 99-91, 97-92 scorecards suggested as the American added to the home fighter’s woes on the back of Leapai’s fifth round defeat to world champion Wladimir Klitschko back in April.
Elsewhere in Melbourne, ex-IBF featherweight title holder Billy Dib made it two wins from two since losing his belt to Evgeny Gradovich in Macau last November by stopping Ruben Manakane to claim the vacant PABA championship.
Dib, 29, has moved up to super-featherweight to give himself a fresh impetus going forward and was able to get Manakane out of there in eight rounds to move on to some bigger tests in the future.
On the same bill, Billy’s cousin Billel Dib scored a technical knockout triumph over Adha Ansori to push his record to 15-1, 6 KO’s.
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