Results: Minto Beats Holmes; Dominic Vea defeats Mailata
Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Brian Minto (34-2, 21 KO’s) defeated Ivanhoe, North Carolina’s Donnell Holmes (31-1-2, 27 KO’s) via a four round technical decision after a ruled accidental headbutt cause a cut the ringside physician deemed serious enough to stop the fight. The fight was broadcast worldwide as a PPV on www.NESportsTV.com and is still available to view on demand. After opening up clearly winning the first three rounds, Minto began bleeding from over his left eye in round four and had blood streaming down his face. The 4th round was clearly Holmes best round as he regularly connected his left jab to Minto’s face..
Article posted on 14.08.2009
Minto told the ringside doctor that his vision was blurry after the fourth frame due to the gash and the fight went to the scorecards. Minto won via scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-37. 8countnews.com scored the fight in favor of Minto 39-37.
Afterwards, Holmes camp complained about the outcome to officials. A review has been tentatively scheduled for next week to review video of the fight. If it is determined by the commission after seeing the tape that an accidental headbutt did not occur to cause the injury, the outcome may be changed to a no contest.
Something to look for: Watch the video and around 1:09 – 1:10 and you may be able to see the accidental clash of heads that caused the injury to Minto’s eye.
The Heavyweight fight between Butler native Brian Minto and Ivanhoe, North Carolina’s Donnell Holmes from Friday night
at historic Pullman Park is available as an on demand PPV currently on www.NESportsTV.com and www.Mintofight.com. If you already purchased the fight and watch live, you can go back and watch the bout as often as you with your password.
Dominic Vea wins interim WBO Oriental belt with 2nd round win
Dominic ‘The Dominator’ Vea won the Interim WBO Oriental Cruiserweight Title against Seiaute Mailata last night in the headline bout at Blacktown RSL. Mailata (22-12-9-1, 9KO) weighed in heavier than Vea and showed early glimpses of promise, but quickly succumbed to Vea’s expert body shots.
Vea, (13-12-1, 10KO) unable to train strongly in the week leading up to the bout due to a slightly injured leg, satisfied a sell-out crowd with a convincing win over his Kiwi opponent. Vea knocked down Mailata twice in the second round before the referee stepped in and awarded the fight to Vea.
With this win, Vea secured the interim WBO Oriental cruiserweight belt, retained his OPBF Crusierweight title, and picked up Mailata’s South Pacific Cruiserweight title. Securing the interim WBO Oriental Cruiserweight belt ensures that further high profile matches await. Vea’s team is currently in negotiations with the Commonwealth champion and are seeking other international opponents.
Victorian boxer Jonny Walker must face Dominic or relinquish his title, thus allowing Dominic the opportunity to claim the title outright.
“This is a very pleasing result for Dom. He didn’t train intensely in the week leading up to the fight, but his core fitness and strength were on show tonight, It is clear that he is Australia’s number 1 cruiserweight,” said Dylan Nye, Core Strength Gym’s Head Trainer.
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