Liam Paro vs Brock Jarvis round by round reports
Super-lightweight star Liam Paro (22-0, 13KO) defends his WBO Global belt and No.2 world ranking against fellow undefeated Australian Brock Jarvis (20-0, 18KO) on a Matchroom Boxing card at the South Bank Piazza in South Brisbane in the early hours of Saturday morning for UK fight fans on October 15, live on DAZN.
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Liam Paro vs. Brock Jarvis
12×3 WBO Global super-lightweight title
Southpaw Paro was pawing out his jab and looked super sharp in the opner. Looked for a left hook but missed over the top of Brock's fantastic head movement. Challenger Jarvis lands three short right hooks when in a clinch. Jarvis lunges forward with a right hand but misses. Paro hurts Jarvis with a short left hand straight down the pipe, then follows up with another big left to floor Jarvis heavily, who couldn't continue, the fight stopped at 2:25 of round one.
Paro was perfect!
Demsey McKean vs. Patrick Korte
10×3 IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title
The visiting German immediately took the fight to McKean, but rarely landing anything of any real substance.
Queensland southpaw McKean soon had Korte hurt midway through the opener and produced a cut over his right eye along with busting open his nose. Korte tried his damnedest to turn the tide, though far too aggressive as he was admonished for throwing four punches along the ropes after being ordered by the referee to break in the action.
The sloppy slugfest saw McKean draw a warning for pushing Korte to the canvas in round two. It was a rare hiccup in an otherwise lopsided win for the 32-year-old Aussie, who frequently enjoyed success with his left hands.
A pair of left hands forced Korte to crash to the canvas, prompting a stoppage at 2:59 of round three.
Skye Nicolson vs. Krystina Jacobs
10×2 Commonwealth featherweight title
Boxing out of Bromley, Kent, with top trainer Eddie Lamm, Skye put on a masterclass against Jacobs, occasionally landing power punches, making her frustrated opponent miss all fight long.
In the fourth round, the 2020 Olympic quarter-finalist followed a left hand with a compact right hook flush on Jacobs’ chin to drop the 28-year-old Tasmanian with a little more than 30 seconds to go.
In round eight, Nicolson continued to box expertly on the back foot before landing a huge right hook followed by a left hook, both to the head.
'Mousey' Jacobs from Tasmania struggled to cope with Skye's skill and couldn't ever get into a rhythm or increase the workrate to ever really get going.
The Queensland native landed a peach of a right hook early in the final round. Jacobs took a tumble in the last round, but it wasn't a knockdown.
The southpaw sizzled and smiled her way to the crowning of her first ever professional title. The dominant, elusive Nicolson claimed the vacant Commonwealth featherweight title with scores of 100-89, 99-90, 98-91.
Mateo Tapia vs Abdoulaye Sakho
10×3 WBA Oceania super-middleweight title
Strong opening round from both super-middles.
Tapia comes out with a sharp jab in round three, but Sakho lands a lovely counter right. Tapia begind to move his head more after getting caught. Just 30 seconds later, Tapia landed a strong straight right that shook Sakho, whi is the reigning Australian super-middleweight champion. It was quite a one-sided round as 14-0 'El Tijuanero' put together combination punches to head and body.
In the fourth, Tapia was back on his jab, exacting patience, then Sakho dropped his hands, looking for an opening, which the Mexican-born Tapia took full advantage of landing a lovely right hand to put the unbeaten Brisbane boxer in trouble. Sakho held his guard high for the rest of the round not wishing to get caught so cleanly again.
Tapia landed his biggest right hand of the bout just 30 seconds into the sixth stanza. It was a jab to the body to distract him from the right hand over the top. Sakho wobbled but regained his composure somehow.
Strong shot followed by a three-punch combination from Tapi to end the seventh. Earlier in the round, he landed a crunching left hook across the midriff of Sakho but he absorbed it well.
Sakho stormed out the corner in round nine with a single, huge right hand shot, that just grazed Tapia, who stepped out the way in time. Tapia landed three big shots but Sakho shook his head in reply. Another big one-two from Tapia from New South Wales. Clearly down on the scorecards, Sakho was still in the fight.
Sakho worked the body well in the final round and landed a lovely right hand when trapping Tapia in the corner. The Mexican-Australian managed to ride the punch, just. He landed an identical shot in the final minute too. Both successful with body shots. They finished the fight with exciting exchanges that Tapia got the better of. The last round was Sakho's best, who looked far better going forward than boxing on the back foot.
Cesar Mateo retained his WBA Oeania belt and top 15 world ranking with a unanimous decision – 99-91, 97-93, 97-93.
Rocky Ogden vs Ben Cameron Hands
10×3 Australian super-featherweight title
Former Muay Thai star Rockey Ogden improved to 3-0 as a professional with a clinical first-round dismantling of Cameron Hands to become a two-weight Australian champion in just his third bout! That's three fights, three KOs and two titles – some start to his pro career from the man who was a Muay Thai World champion at the age of 17.
The multi-discipline star from the Gold Coast poured the pressure on early and landed a big right hand which closed the show just two minutes into the championship contest.
Jalen Tait vs Rhys Evans
8×3 Australasian Lightweight title
The Wolf continues his winning ways with an impressive victory over a game debutant in Evans.
Tait, 21, dropped Evans with a body shot after a brutal barrage of hooks in the fifth round before opening a cut above his opponent's left eye in the sixth.
On doctor's advice, the referee called a stop to the bout before the start of the seventh round.
Dylan Biggs vs Mirko Pizzi
Australasian super-welterweight title
Biggs maintained his undefeated record with a comfortable and classy victory over the tough Pizzi with scores of 78-74 x3.
The Queenslander looked like he might get a finish but Pizzi was able to hang on to the final bell.