TAPIA SET FOR TOP 10 RANKING AFTER TITLE WIN
Who? Super Middleweight contender Cesar Mateo Tapia
What? The 24-year-old successfully defended his WBA Oceania title in Brisbane on Saturday night, stopping Wenceslao Mansilla early in round eight. Tapia also floored his opponent in rounds two and seven.
What next? Tapia, who was born in Mexico but fights out of Australia, is expected to be promoted into the WBA’s top 10 at 168lbs, following his victory.
Ahead of his fight, in the main event at A Night to Remember VII Tapia was talking up the possibility of fighting eliminator contests with Rocky Fielding, Padraig McCrory and Edgar Berlanga.
“These are winnable fights in the near future – I am very keen on getting these fights,” the unbeaten Tapia said.
Tapia is also looking at holding his next training camps in the United States as he goes in search of high-quality sparring as he edges towards title contention.
UNBEATEN STREAKS EXTENDED
Who? Jack Bowen and Jason Mallia
What? The Australian prospects both featured on the undercard in Brisbane and both scored impressive wins.
Super Middleweight Bowen extended his 100% KO ratio, with a second round KO of Les Sherrington while Mallia, a welterweight, picked up the first stoppage win of his pro career, needing less than two minutes to halt debutant Alfred Samuel.
What next? The pair are part of Probellum’s contingent of Australian fighters and as the company has a co-Promotional deal with Team Ellis Boxing, the plan will be to keep them both as active as possible.
Who? Tsotne Rogava
What? The Ukrainian heavyweight stopped Britain’s Michael Bassett in the third round in Cologne on Saturday night, to move to 2-0 as a professional.
Tsotne was fighting on the Co-promotion between Probellum and Wasserman Boxing.
What next? Activity is key for Rogava who was fighting for the first time in over a year. The Olympian is part of a crop of emerging heavyweights under the Probellum banner.