Johnny Lewis Fight Night
22 Oct 2017 12:30 AEST
In support of this next wave of talent in Australia, Hall of Fame coach and boxing icon Johnny Lewis is bringing top flight boxing back to the entertainment capital of Sydney. The Star Boxing Series will host six top flight events each year showcasing the best talent in professional and amateur boxing at the best venue in town.
Johnny Lewis’ Fight Night at The Star will be the first event in the series to be held at The Star Casino and the fight card boasts a line up of mouth watering matches.
The main event features former WBC World Champion Sakio Bika contesting the WBC International Silver Title against Geard Ajetovic. Bika is on a crusade to reclaim his WBC Super Middleweight World title but must overcome the indestructible Serbian who is the current WBC CISBB Champion, a veteran of 47 professional fights and has never been stopped. Styles make fights and neither fighter will be taking a backward step. This will be a war and that is what the fans want to see.
The co-main event sees Australia’s #2 and #3 in the Welterweight division clash for the coveted Commonwealth strap. Sydney’s Jack Brubaker laid down the challenge to current Champion Kris George who accepted in August. This is as good as it gets and the winner will cement their claim as a legitimate contender to Jeff Horn’s World title belt.
The fight card also sees Tim Tszyu’s return to the ring contesting his first WBC title fight. Stepping up, Tim is taking on current WBC Asia Continental Middleweight Champion Wade Ryan. The tough Southpaw from Country NSW won the belt stopping an undefeated Chinese prospect in 2016 and has since defended the title with a TKO victory in Sydney late last year.
Australian based Irish boxing sensation Darragh Foley will look to unify the WBA, WBC and WBO regional titles against Ryuji Ikeda of Japan. The world rated Foley is looking to take over the region in the Super Lighweight division before contesting a world title in 2018.
If that wasn’t enough, the event will also feature a cracking Australian bout and competitive regional title bout including undefeated former Beijing Olympian Luke Boyd’s clash with the current Australian Bantamweight Champion Bob Trigg and hot prospect Ben Savva taking on the tall and rangy Thai Natthawut Arunsuk.
Now that is a Fight Card! ‘Johnny Lewis’ Fight Night’ will be held at The Star Casino on Sunday 22nd October 2017, starting at midday.
(Subject to change)
Sakio Bika vs Geard Ajetovic
WBC International Silver Title
Former World Champion vs Current WBC CISBB Champion
Kris George vs Jack Brubaker
Current Commonwealth Champion against current OPBF Champion
Tim Tszyu vs Wade Ryan
WBC Asia Continental Title
Tim Tszyu’s first title against current WBC Asia Continental Middleweight Champion
Darragh Foley vs Ryuji Ikeda
WBA Oceania and WBO Oriental Titles
WBC OPBF & WBA Champion, World Ranked by WBA at #13 looking to add the WBO Oriental belt to his collection
Luke Boyd vs Bob Trigg
Former Olympian vs Current Australian Bantamweight Champion
Ben Savva vs Natthawaut Arunsuk
WBC Asia Continental Title
Hot prospect against regional opponent
Troy O’Meley vs Aphichat Koedchatturat
4 Round Opening Bout