Results: Tim “The Soul Taker” Tszyu Stops Stevie “The Viking” Spark!
By Ken Hissner: At the New Castle Entertainment Centre, in New South Wales, Australia, Wednesday over ESPN+ Matt and George Rose (No Limit Boxing Promotions) presented in the Main Event No 3 ranked WBC and IBF Tim “The Soul Taker Tszyu stopped Steve Spark for the vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) and WBO Global Super Welter titles scoring a pair of knockdowns scoring his nineteenth straight win.
In the co-feature, Super Feather Liam Nelson was stopped by WBO Asia Pacific champion Joe “Jaw Breaker” Noynay.
In the Main Event, Tim “The Soul Taker” Tszyu, 19-0 (15), #152 ¾, of Rockdale, South Wales, AUST, stopped late sub Stevie “The Viking” Spark, 12-2 (11), #153 ½, of Toowoomba, Queensland, AUST, at 2:22 of the third of a 10.
At the end of the first round, an overhand right from Tszyu on the head rocked Spark. In the second round, both fighters had marks under their right eyes.
In the third round, near the final minute, a left from Tszyu to the body dropped Spark for an 8-count. Sparks got up and fought back well until another left body shot dropped him again, causing referee Brad Vocale to wave it off.
“He had power, but I thought I could wear him down,” said Tszyu. Asked what’s next, Tszyu said, “I think Liam “Beefy” Smith. I’d also love to have a fight in Russia due to my heritage. I feel I’m living the dream. I’ll be back in the gym on Monday,” said Tszyu.
In the co-feature Liam Wilson, 9-1 (6), #130, of Caboolture, Queensland, AUST, was stopped by WBO Asia Pacific champ southpaw Joe “Jaw Breaker” Noynay, 19-2-2 (8), #129 ¾, of Bobo, Cebu, PH, at 2:40 of the fifth in a 10.
In the fourth round, Wilson was driven into the ropes and down by a Noynay left on the chin.
In the fifth round, Noynay had Wilson’s nose bleeding near the end of the round. Wilson landed a right on the chin with Noynay coming back with a pair of left’s to the body (the second low), then landing a left on the chin knocking Wilson to the canvas, causing referee Phil Austin to call a halt.
In a rematch, IBO Int’l Super Welter champ southpaw Wade “Mayo” Ryan, 19-9 (7), #152 ¾, of Gunnedah, New South Wales, AUST, stopped Troy O’Meley, 11-2 (2), #153 ¾, of Newcastle, New South Wales, AUST, at the conclusion of the sixth round of a 10.
In the fifth round, Ryan landed a left opening a cut between the eyes on the forehead, dropping O’Meley for an 8-count. In the sixth round, Ryan continued outworking the tough O’Meley, and the latter’s corner wouldn’t allow him to continue at the end of the round.
Returning after six years Welterweight southpaw Sam Ah See, 14-0-1 (7), #145 ½, of Orange, New South Wales, AUST, stopped southpaw Czar “Czar of Bohol” Amonsot, 35-6-3 (22), #143 ½, of Bogo, Cebu, PH, at 2:47 of the first of an 8.
In the first round, Ah See rocked Amonsot with a left uppercut on the chin, following up with a flurry dropped him for an 8-count. Upon rising, Amonsot was jumped on by Ah See, causing referee Will Soulos to call a halt.
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