"The Brawl for it all"

Friday 24th February 2006
Knox Netball Centre
Dempster St Ferntree Gully (mel ref 73 J4)

Australian Super Lightweight Title Fight


Australian Super lightweight champion travels down from Toowoomba, Queensland to defend his National title against local boy and 2 times Australian champion Steven Marks.

Mick Shaw is a very worthy National champion with a total of 29 bouts in which he has won 21 of with only 7 losses and a draw.

His record is impressive with wins over Australian lightweight champion Alan Luxford, Wade Clout and David Wiramu. He has fought notable fighters like Nedal Hussien and Renee Ganoy.

Mick Shaw is making the first defence of his title that he won from Brad Hemming on the 22 nd of July last year.

Steven Marks in the other corner is a former 2 time National champion; both times he has won the title at "Fort Knox". First time being on the 10 th of September 1999 against Dindo Canoy, with a win via stoppage in the 5 th . The second time, on the 31 st August 2001 in a win over Mathew Paully and that time winning via 9 th round TKO.

Marks is a warrior that always comes to fight and on-lookers will never leave feeling they didn't get there moneys worth.

With both camps confident of victory this is a fight with two equally deserving opponents which on paper could be a candidate for fight of the year.

As always there will be very good supporting bouts.

In the main support P.A.B.A Middleweight champion Pradeep Singh defends his title against Radek Hrabak from the Czech republic.

Pradeep Singh, the 19 year old kid formerly from India is making his 2 nd defence of the title. Singh is now 7 wins out of 7 with 5 ko's and wants to obviously continue his winning ways and go all the way to a World title. He has hunger and desire and lots of talent and is determined to just keep defending this title and slowly move up in the World rankings.

Hrabak from the Czech republic is an experienced campaigner having had 29 bouts. He is the number one contender for the title and wants to use this fight as a spring board to some major fights in Europe.

Get behind Pradeep Singh, he is a fighter that will be in some major fights in years to come.

Justin Nolan   is back, unbeaten in 9 starts with 8 wins and a draw, Nolan will square off aganst rugged Queenslander Cameron Russel.

Luke Moloney who is 2 and 0 will step up and take on Matt Te Paa of New Zealand. Moloney is another Victorian boy to watch and will go all the way.

Clinton Johnson with 2 wins out of 3 will take on another New Zealander in Jason Costa.

Mark Quon of the Glenroy boxing gym makes his pro-debut when he steps in with Matt Merideth of Queensland.

As a special feature we have 2 ladies fighting. Beth Davis of Blackburn takes on Nicky Piehler of Queensland. Both girls are making there professional debut. Piehler is bringing down a huge amount of support from Brisbane and they will both be trying hard to impress with Beth fighting in front of her home crowd and this will be a very entertaining bout.

This will prove to be a highly entertaining night of professional boxing with some of Victoria's and Australia's best showcasing there talent.

Like all of the "Fighters Factory" promotions, the night is fully licensed and it's always a great night at "Fort Knox".

The doors will open at 6:30pm and the action will start a 7:30pm.

Remember the date, 24 th of February 2006 and make sure you keep it free for the fights.

See ya at the fights

Murray Thomson.         

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