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Katsidis vs Lozada: The Full Fight Card is Announced

Katsidis The Great in association with Smithy’s Gym is proud to announce the official fight card for “The Great Returns” at the Gold coast convention and exhibition centre on August 13. Not only is it a star studded card featuring the former two time world lightweight champion Michael Katsidis, a former WBC Bantamweight world title challenger, two current Australian champions, a Commonwealth games gold medalist and Australian Olympic boxing team captain, a former Australian super middle weight champion, an Australian Golden gloves champion and a former Australian global amateur boxing champion but all fights are very evenly matched and some of Australia’s leading boxing experts are having difficulty tipping a winner for each of the 8 exciting bouts.

FIGHT ONE
Super middle weight
Israel Kani(10W 4L 2D) VS Chris Fox (1W 5L 2D)
4 x 3 minute rounds

Former Australian Super middle weight champion and one of the stars of the hit TV show “the Contender”, Israel Kanilooks to follow up on his impressive victory over KashifMumtazagainst the tough Chris Fox. Chris Fox whose last fight was a narrow loss to Tim Kanofskiwill be looking to bounce back with a win over Kani. Both fighters will be hungry for the win in this fight which will make for an exciting opening to the card.

FIGHT TWO
Knox Mohenoa(pro debut) VS Brett Peters (pro debut)
Heavyweight
4 x 3 minute rounds

Knox Mohenoaboasts and undefeated amateur record in 3 fights and will be giving his absolute best to ensure he does not get his first taste of defeat against the former Australian Global amateur boxing champion, Brett Peters. These two fighters are very exciting heavyweight prospects and the winner of this fight will take a big leap forward in their professional career.

FIGHT THREE
Ron Bradford (0W 2L) VS James Chan (5W 9L)
Catch weight 85kg
4 x 3 minute rounds

Ron Bradford yet to get a taste of victory in the professional boxing ring will be out to change that against the more experienced James Chan who has won four out of his five victories by knock out. Both of these fighters are exciting fighters and this will be another explosive four round fight.

FIGHT FOUR
BraydSmith (pro debut) VS David Smith (2W 6L)
Featherweight
4 x 3 minute rounds

The former Australian Golden Gloves champion will be looking to break into the professional ranks with a good win over his more seasoned and experienced opponent David Smith. David has been in with some of Australia’s best and will be gunning to let his experience shine over his younger opponent.

FIGHT FIVE
Mick Shaw (27W 14L 3D) VS Brett Smith (9W 1L)
Lightweight
6 x 3 minute rounds

The veteran Mick Shaw will take on the Australian Lightweight champion Brett Smith in what will be one of the most action packed six round fights around. With the two having been scheduled to fight twice before, both fighters will be eager to finally get in the ring. Mick Shaw will be looking to add to his legacy in Australia and another win over an Australian champion will be the perfect way to do it however with Brett Smith hungry for another big name on his resume, it will be no easy task for Shaw. This will be an explosive fight!

FIGHT SIX
Nestor Rocha (23W 2L) VS Jack Asis(23W 18L 4D)
Featherweight
8 x 3 minute rounds

Nestor Rocha, a former WBC world bantam weight title challenger and currently ranked number 1 in the USA, originally over here as a sparring partner for Michael Katsidis, has decided to take on Australia’s best and in doing so has found the Australian Junior Welterweight champion Jack Asis. Asisis coming off two knockout wins over Australian champions Brett Smith and Josh King and will return to his more natural weight to take on Rocha. This is a great fight with international appeal and will open big doors on the world stage for the winner of this fight.

FIGHT SEVEN
Jarrod Fletcher (8W 0L) VS Arnel Tinampay(14W 13L 1D)
Middleweight
8 x 3 minute rounds

The undefeated Jarrod Fletcher is one of Australia’s most exciting prospects on the rise. The former commonwealth games gold medalist and Australian Olympic team captain will be looking for a big win on the undercard of MicahelKatsidisagainst his opponent from the Philippines who has never been stopped and just recently suffered a narrow points loss to Daniel Dawson. This is another step up for Jarrod and will be a brilliant match up.

FIGHT EIGHT
Michael Katsidis (27W 4L) Vs Michael Lozada (38W 8L)
Junior Welterweight
10 x 3 minute rounds

He’s back! After spending 4 years in the USA, fighting the best in the world, two time World Champion Michael Katsidis “The Great” will once again fight on Australian shores.
“The Great” has competed in 8 world title fights, five fight of the year bouts, and fought against the likes of; Juan Manuel Marquez, Jesus Chavez, Joel Casamayor, Juan Diaz and Robert Guerrero, a mixture of future hall of famers and multiple division world title winners. Katsidiswill once again please crowds by taking on big punching Mexican Michael Lozada.

Lozada has 30 KO’s out of 38 wins against some of the best in the world and combine this with Katsidis’ all action style and it makes for a crowd pleasing fight not to be missed!

Tickets can be purchased through ticketek-www.ticketek.com.au

For further information about the event and ticketing, visit www.gccec.com.au

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 08-01-2011

seriously, katsidis should be able to put this guy away before the 5th.

Comment by Evil Abed on 08-01-2011

If he wins he needs to stay away for Miguel Vazquez. He should target Urbano Antillon. That's a fun fight. Loser retires.

Comment by bigcursedawg on 08-01-2011

The man deserves a gimme fight after his last two fights. He needs time to recover and build some confidence, you cant keep fight in wars back to back.

Comment by BoxerDood on 08-01-2011

This is such a mismatch lol if Kataidis doesn't blow this guy out in three rounds, it's time to retire. Well at least he can get back in the winner's circle.

Comment by mshap on 08-01-2011

Katsidis looked SO BAD against Guerrero that he needs a win badly over someone real to maintain credibility as a legit contender for anything

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