FIGHT BY FIGHT PREVIEW BELOW:
6.10PM GAV HORNERY vs KYLE TEER 3×3
Odds Hornery 1.90 Teer 2.30
Interesting fight – Hornery is from good blood lines and has had a solid apprenticeship in the amateurs while Kyle Teer is as honest and willing as they come. This is a fair test for Hornery on debut, Teer has twice fought for Queensland titles and been involved in some exciting bouts. He won’t take a backward step and will be trying to use all his ring experience to unsettle the debutante who from all reports is a stylish boxer.
PUNCHLINE: Experience vs Youth, boxer vs brawler. Hornery will do his best to make it a fight from the outside while Teer will want it to be a phone booth style battle.
6.30PM BRENT MOORE vs MAKS CHYLEWSKI 4×3
Odds Moore 1.90 Chylewski 1.90
Another very interesting and competitive fight, Chylewski is coming off an impressive stoppage win over Gareth Prior while Moore has been well travelled but on the wrong end of the scorecard. Moore has more experience in the pro’s but Chylewski is a quiet achiever and has to be respected.
PUNCHLINE: Chylewski is a pressure fighter and expect him to force the tempo, Moore has shown to be a great counter boxer so if styles makes fights this one should be a beauty. As the odds suggest it’s a real 50/50 showdown
6.55PM CHRIS BRACKIN vs CHRIS OLIVER 3×3
Odds Brackin 1.85, Oliver 1.95
Two debutants so anything could happen here! Both boys have well credentialed blood lines in the fight game. Brackin was a well performed amateur and now steps up to the paid for punch ranks, Oliver has had far less amateur experience than his counterpart but has shown plenty of promise.
PUNCHLINE: He who handles the occasion best will go a long way towards getting the victory. Brackin has a slight edge on this one based on his multiple State and National titles in the amateurs.
7.30PM STEVEN SPARK vs ALESSIO CASSARA 6×3
Odds Spark 1.10 Cassara 8.00
This one isn’t as clear cut as the prices suggest. Cassara is well travelled and well performed in K1 and MMA in Italy and since linking with Tony Del Vecchio at the famous Bondi Boxing Gym he has two boxing bouts for two controversial losses – He’s a far better fighter than his record suggests. In saying that he’s going to need to be facing Spark who is the current Queensland Light Welterweight Champion with a 4-1 record with all 4 coming by way of knock out. This bout is about Spark adding another stepping stone to fulfilling his self proclaimed legacy of being Toowoomba’s next champion fighter.
PUNCHLINE: Can Cassara withstand the constant pressure of Spark, will he carry the power to command his respect – if he can’t it could be a long night for the Italian.
8.00PM HERMAN ENE-PURCELL vs RANDALL RAYMENT 6×3
Odds Ene-Purcell 1.85 Rayment 1.90
A really good fight between two fighters ranked in the ANBF top 10. Ene-Purcell is no.4 and Rayment no.6.
Ene-Purcell is coming off the back of a really good performance in Japan against OPBF champion Kyotara Fujimoto while Rayment has built a handy winning streak. Expect fireworks, both will throw a lot of punches.
PUNCHLINE: Rayment has declared he will test Ene-Purcell’s balls and his chin, he’s made no secret he’s coming after the Herminator and wants to stand toe to toe with him so this one could very well be decided by ‘he who lands first’ wins.
8.30PM TIM TSZYU vs CHRIS KHAN 5×3
Odds Tszyu 1.35 Khan 4.20
Based on pre fight talk – this one will bring the house down, Tszyu has the pedigree to be a champion and Khan has shown little regard for Tszyu and has openly said this bout is about making a name for himself in Australian boxing.
PUNCHLINE: Be careful what you wish for! Khan will have no doubt fired up the Tszyu camp. Tszyu’s record is there for all to see – it’s been well publicised. Khan on the other hand is a darkhouse and whispers out of the North is that he’s in the best condition of his career and a few good judges are tipping him to spring an upset here.
9.45PM JAMIE HILT vs RIVAN CESAIRE 10×3 Australian Title
ODDS Hilt 5.75 Cesaire 1.14
On paper this looks pretty straight forward but you know what – you don’t win fights on paper and Hilt is more than a punchers chance in this one. Cesaire has held the belt for over three years, he’s been in the ring with the likes of Jeff Horn so it’s only fair he’s a hot favourite to retain his belt. Jamie Hilt is another ‘quiet achiever’ he’s built a solid career and picked up a Queensland title on the way. He’s rock solid in defence and a solid puncher – we have no doubt he will get Rivan’s attention.
PUNCHLINE: Nothing to lose everything to gain – that’s the case for Jamie Hilt. There is also no doubt he’s hungry for this title. He chased this fight now he has his wish. Cesaire is a slick mover, can Hilt slow down his momentum, will experience tell? will Hilt’s want and desire win out? This fight has may questions – we’ll get our answers on Saturday night.
11.00PM THE VAULT ON RUTHVEN, 368 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba – Official after fight party