There are several WBA title fights this weekend and as befits a worldwide sport, the matches circle the globe.
On Friday, June 19, at the Brisbane Convention Centre in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, two title fights are taking place. The first championship bout is between Trent Broadhurst (14-1, 9 KOs), from Slacks Creek, Queensland, Australia, and undefeated Reece Papuni (9-0, 6 KOs), from Christchurch, New Zealand, for the vacant WBA Oceana light heavyweight title. The second title fight at the Brisbane Convention Centre is between Liam Hutchinson (10-2, 5 KOs), hailing from Brisbane, and Wade Ryan (8-3, 1 KO), from Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia, for the vacant WBA Oceania super welterweight title. Both bouts have been approved by the Australian National Boxing Federation Queensland.
On Saturday, June 20, at the Hotel Alba in Caracas, Venezuela, hard hitting Frank “El Gallo” Rojas (11-0, 10 KOs), from Caracas, fights Arvey “El Jaguar” Montes (9-0-1, 9 KOs), from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, by way of Antioquia, Colombia, for the vacant WBA Fedebol middleweight title. The fight has been approved by the Comisión de Boxeo Profesional de Venezuela, and the promoters are William Lopez of William Promotion and Orangel Ramos of Fundacion Deportiva Talento Ac.
That same night at the Ballerup Super Arena in Ballerup, Denmark, WBA International super middleweight champion Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs), from Albertslund, Denmark, defends his title against Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs), aka The Crusader, who hails from the great boxing capital of Accra, Ghana. Dansk Professionelt Bokse-Forbund has sanctioned the bout. The promoter is Nisse Sauerland (SPAG).
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