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Wale Omotoso vs Curtis Stevens at 154 pounds - August 3 at Barclays

Curtis Stevens has announced that he will move down in weight to 154 pounds, as he eyes up a world title in the Super Welterweight division.
 
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Interesting.

There were a couple of things Charlie failed to mention.

He says the cricketers weren't pissed yet Hookes' BAC was 0.14%

He fails to mention that whilst the cricketers claimed Micevic said "skol the drink, bitch", Micevic's evidence was Hookes told him to fuck off twice after they were told as is normally the case to finish up.

Charlie says that Hookes and co were leaving the venue and there was no need for them to be followed out, yet there was evidence there was a scuffle inside the venue between Micevic and Hookes. During the scuffle women who were with Hookes jumped all over Micevic, slapping and scratching him and ripping off his security tag.

Charlie says that the residents who saw it were the most reliable witnesses yet didn't say that one of them was a gloryhound who was shopping his story to the media and was trying to get himself on The Block or one of those shows. The other was a pissed cricket fan who claimed to have cut himself off from all media as soon as it happened so he wouldn't be influenced. Ridiculous.

He made out as if only Micevic and Hookes were arguing/scuffling on the road yet there were to and fros between most of the cricketing group and bouncers.

I'll have another listen later to see if there's anything else I missed cos I was a bit distracted first time around.
 
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DB Cooper

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Interesting.

There were a couple of things Charlie failed to mention.

He says the cricketers weren't pissed yet Hookes' BAC was 0.14%

He fails to mention that whilst the cricketers claimed Micevic said "skol the drink, bitch", Micevic's evidence was Hookes told him to fuck off twice after they were told as is normally the case to finish up.

Charlie says that Hookes and co were leaving the venue and there was no need for them to be followed out, yet there was evidence there was a scuffle inside the venue between Micevic and Hookes. During the scuffle women who were with Hookes jumped all over Micevic, slapping and scratching him and ripping off his security tag.

Charlie says that the residents who saw it were the most reliable witnesses yet didn't say that one of them was a gloryhound who was shopping his story to the media and was trying to get himself on The Block or one of those shows. The other was a pissed cricket fan who claimed to have cut himself off from all media as soon as it happened so he wouldn't be influenced. Ridiculous.

He made out as if only Micevic and Hookes were arguing/scuffling on the road yet there were to and fros between most of the cricketing group and bouncers.

I'll have another listen later to see if there's anything else I missed cos I was a bit distracted first time around.
I considered attending court. Wish I had have.
 
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I considered attending court. Wish I had have.
It was pretty interesting. Lehmann came and sat in the public gallery once he was done with his evidence. Looked exhausted.

I remember seeing an interview with Charlie after he retired and he said he started a garden maintenance round. Thought it was a weird career choice but he probably just needed to chill out for a while after spending three decades on the force. He'd make a ton being some sort of consultant given his experience and what he's seen.
 
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It was pretty interesting. Lehmann came and sat in the public gallery once he was done with his evidence. Looked exhausted.

I remember seeing an interview with Charlie after he retired and he said he started a garden maintenance round. Thought it was a weird career choice but he probably just needed to chill out for a while after spending three decades on the force. He'd make a ton being some sort of consultant given his experience and what he's seen.
Bezzina is doing a show with Ron Idles shortly. I think it is this one :

https://www.yarravilleclub.com/australian-true-crime-podcast-live-2/
 
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DB Cooper

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@DB Cooper Which one of Micevic's fights did you go see?

I saw the one for the Aus title against Joel Casey. Good fight, great atmosphere.
No, I saw Micevic and Serge Yannick spar about 3 or 4 rounds in headgear on a local card. From memory one of them was meant to fight that night and their opponent pulled out. It would have been a Charlie Liparota show. Reckon it might have been this one :

http://boxrec.com/en/event/547233
 
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Wale Omotoso vs Curtis Stevens at 154 pounds - August 3 at Barclays

Curtis Stevens has announced that he will move down in weight to 154 pounds, as he eyes up a world title in the Super Welterweight division.
Wale! I'd forgotten about him.

Should be a good fight. There was always a bit of hype about Wale in the early days. Shame it hasn't come to much on the top levels though
 

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Wale! I'd forgotten about him.

Should be a good fight. There was always a bit of hype about Wale in the early days. Shame it hasn't come to much on the top levels though
At 27-4 he hasn't done too badly for himself. His 4 losses have all come against undefeated opponents and they include Vargas and Vasquez, and he's never been stopped. I think he has only ever been off his feet the once.
 

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Bendigo is also a regional hub not too far away from Melbourne, this, coupled with the new stadium and perhaps a TV deal (not necessarily ppv) make it an attractive place to hold larger fights, Bendigo is a decent ‘boxing town’ as far as Australia goes, with a couple of decent boxing gyms run by former team Australian Olympic boxing coaches and possibly the city of Bendigo is contributing money to subsidise these fights, too.
I imagine Lynden Hosking is promoting it, last year he promoted Andrew Maloney vs Luis Concepcion with Tim Tszyu as co-main event.
I might look into going to this, Bendigo apparently is home to one of Australia’s top Chinese restaurants so might slip away for the weekend with the missus...
Hearing August 31st will be the date and Bendigo the place.

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The real Barty Party just started.

Ash Barty has just secured the world #1 position from Naomi Osaka, by defeating Julia Goerges in straight sets in the final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

 
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Rocky Jerkic 17-1 vs Aidos Yerbossynuly 11-0 in Sydney, August 14th.

Step up fight for Rocky.
 

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Joseph Parker's next opponent looks like being Dereck Chisora. The fight might even appear on the undercard of Joshua-Ruiz II.

Chisora's task in the mean time is Artur Szpilka on July 20th.
 

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Joseph Parker's brother John has landed himself in the shit :

“I can confirm that my brother John has been detained in the US following an incident that occurred on his way home to New Zealand,” Joseph Parker said in a statement released through his management team’s press office. “I can’t comment on the details of this matter – other than to say that the Parker family’s prayers are with John and anyone who has been affected.”

Details remain vague, but it is believed John Parker—a former pro boxer—was forced off of an LA bound flight due to a ticketing issue, at which point the alleged incident took place. Reports also indicate that he was allegedly involved in an altercation with a member of his brother’s management team at his hotel Sunday evening.

https://www.boxingscene.com/joseph-parkers-brother-detained-alleged-assault-incidents--140502
 

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A perfect storm may see Jason Moloney contest the WBA regular world bantamweight title with Liborio Solis.

With current WBA champion Nonito Donaire fighting fellow world champion Naoya Inoue in the final of the WBSS tournament, the winner will become the WBA ‘Super’ Champion.

This will leave the regular title vacant, and with Rigondeaux having just contested a WBC world super bantamweight eliminator, Moloney and Solis might be left to contest it.
 
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This John Parker story is getting uglier.

He has been released after being detained in Chicago following an alleged assault at O'Hare International Airport.

It is understood Parker allegedly attacked at least one member of the public after he was removed from a Chicago to Los Angeles flight due to a ticketing issue.

It is believed the 25-year-old has since been released by police to family members but it remains unclear whether he faces any charges.

He was also involved in an alleged violent incident at his hotel the previous night. On that occasion, he attacked a member of Joseph Parker's extended management team, not David Higgins, who required hospital treatment.

Higgins said it was a tragic situation.

"I am aware of an incident involving John," Higgins said. "I wasn't present at the time so I don't fully know the details and am relying on what I've been told by third parties.

"But I understand there has been an assault but do not wish to comment further until the facts are clear.

"It's become apparent that John has been dealing with some mental health issues that seem to have contributed to the issue. Obviously I sympathise with those involved and we're looking to provide all the support we can."

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12245855