Rising Australian Featherweight star Ibrahim Balla (13-1) is schedule to face the toughest test in his career to date headlining Hosking Promotions ‘Westside Rumble’ in Melbourne Australia this coming Sunday March 11.
He is scheduled to face Filipino Jessi Cris Rosales (21-1-1). The fight will be Ibby’s first defense of his WBA Oceania title and with a win will put him into consideration for a top 15 world ranking.
According to promoter Lynden Hosking ‘Ibby has his work cut out for him, though he knows there is plenty on the line with a possible top 15 world rating, and if he wins we will be targeting Aussie featherweight top gun Nathaniel May who is currently ranked 6 with the IBF on our next installment of ‘Punches at the Park in May’.
Sub Main Event sees Ibby’s brother Lightweight Qamil Balla (11-1-1) return to the ring after a 10 month break since losing on points to WBA top 10 ranked George Kambosos.
He is scheduled to face Adam Diu Abdulhamid (11-4). Like Qamil, Abdulhamid himself is coming of a points loss to an undefeated opponent.
Both boxers will be desperate to get back into the winner’s circle, and this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser at both battle it out to get their careers back on track.
The event is supported with some great local talent including a battle between 2 undefeated hot light heavyweight prospects in Matt Sheehan (2-0) who takes on rugged Issac Hardman (1-0).
Super Featherweight George Payne makes his pro debut while the Brown brothers from Tasmania will be appearing on the event.