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Tszyu ripper! Nikita storms again from first-round scare to say Australian super-welterweight title




Nikita Tszyu has had the ultimate say and captured the Australian super-welterweight title with a devastating TKO victory over “The Beaudesert Storm” Dylan Biggs.

After a heated, at-times ugly build-up, the much-anticipated showdown lived as much as its billing because the home struggle of the 12 months when Tszyu climbed from the canvas to win in brutal vogue.

A smirking Biggs dropped Tszyu contained in the opening 45 seconds with two heavy rights, however the challenger recovered to pound his rival actually into submission.

Biggs did nicely to outlive a relentless bashing from “The Butcher” within the fourth spherical earlier than the referee stopped the struggle late within the fifth as Biggs’ crew ready to throw within the towel.

The victory prolonged 25-year-old Tszyu’s report to 8-0, with six of his wins coming by way of knockout.

Within the co-main occasion, Issac Hardman restored his popularity as “The headsplitter” with a punishing TKO victory over Troy Coleman to say the vacant WBO Intercontinental middleweight title.

After successful his first 13 skilled fights, Hardman had misplaced two of his previous three to Michael Zerafa and Rohan Murdock earlier than hitting again with a vengeance.

Coleman was saved by the bell after copping a barrage within the fourth spherical earlier than the referee properly stopped the struggle early within the fifth.

Earlier, Brandon “The Bull” Grach delivered the Australian knockout of the 12 months to upset the beforehand undefeated Liam Talivaa in an explosive heavyweight bout.

Grach, a one-time teenage newbie prodigy who solely returned to the ring in September after a 13-year boxing hiatus, ended Talivaa’s evening simply 4 seconds into the second spherical with a thunderous left hook.

There have been considerations for Talivaa as he lay inclined, immobile on the canvas after being knocked out chilly, however he finally got here to.

Talivaa was caught out prematurely celebrating with a throat-slitting gesture after dropping Grach within the first spherical.

However in a significant assertion to heavyweight prime canines Justis Huni and Joe Goodall, Grach responded virtually instantly to ship Talivaa crashing to the ground with a giant proper late within the opening spherical, then once more early within the second.

© AAP



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