The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington - Light heavyweight contender Blake Caparello 27-3 ( 11 KO’s ) put on a brutal power punching display against fellow Australian Trent Broadhurst 20- 3 ( 12 KO’s ) dropping him three times in a hectic first round.
There was no love lost between the two best light heavyweights in the country with lots of talk in the build up about ending each other’s careers.
Broadhurst came out swinging at the bell and was loading up with big shots. After several heavy exchanges Caparello lands a huge uppercut that floored Broadhurst.
Taking no backward step Broadhurst beat the count and attacked again throwing everything he had at Caparello. Several more exciting exchanges took place before a brutal combination floored Broadhurst again.
Caparello knew he had Broadhurst badly hurt and finished him off with a left to the body and right hook to the head.
Caparello said after the fight: “Credit to Trent for really having a go! He got up twice after being dropped with clean shots but I wasn’t going to let him off the hook.”
Interestingly Caparello stopped Broadhurst quicker that the current WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. When asked if he’s interested in fighting Bivol, Caparello stated: “I’ll fight anybody but I leave that up to my managers Sam Labruna and Brendan Bourke and my promoter Lou DiBella.”
IN OTHER NEWS: Undefeated welterweight prospect, Poindexter Knight, Jr. is looking to make his splash in his Atlantic City debut this Saturday at Boardwalk Hall when he takes on Jean Carlos Sepulveda in a bout scheduled for four-rounds.
Knight weighed in at 148.8 lbs while Sepulveda was 143.4
Knight (3-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia is eager in front of what is expected to be a knowledgeable and star-studded crowd on Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend.
"Training went great. I feel strong, and I am ready to show out," said the 22 year-old former National Golden Gloves champion.
"I really do not know anything about my opponent. He is a last minute replacement."
Knight, who hails just 60 miles from the famous shore town, has been thinking about this moment for a long time.
"Being from Philadelphia, I know all about the tradition of boxing in Atlantic City. This is a dream come true. All of the greats have fought there. I plan on making a statement. It gives me a lot of motivation to be able to perform in front of the legends of boxing. It is everything that I have dreamed about. I am going in there to make a statement.