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Haumono maintains 100% boxing record

27/04/2007 10:13:22 PM Comments (0)

Former rugby league hardman Solomon Haumono has kept his perfect record in professional boxing intact with an effortless victory over New Zealander Alex Mene in a one-sided heavyweight bout on the Gold Coast.

Haumono, who works under respected trainer Johnny Lewis, scored a technical knockout over Mene in the third round of the undercard bout at the Magic Millions Complex.

The 108kg former Bulldogs and Manly forward has now won all of his 10 pro fights by knockout.

Haumono, 31, whose last fight was cancelled by the NSW Boxing Authority because of safety fears for his opponent, had too much raw power and strength for the robust Mene, whose ordinary record dropped to 2-9.

Referee Alan Moore stopped the lopsided affair one minute and seven seconds into the third round after Mene had copped a pounding on the ropes.

Mene has now lost his past six fights, including a technical knockout to former NRL bad boy John Hopoate, who was forced to withdraw from Friday night's promotion because he was knocked out in an unsanctioned bout in Canberra two weeks ago.

In an earlier fight, former New Zealand Warriors captain Monty Betham was far too good for West Australian beanpole Trevor Loomes, who lost in a second-round knockout.

In just his second professional fight following his six-round KO of fellow Kiwi Vai Toevai in Samoa last month, cruiserweight Betham never looked threatened against the taller Loomes.

The 89kg Betham knocked Loomes to the canvas in the first round and flattened him twice in the next round before referee Phil Austin stopped the carnage.

Super middleweight Jamie Pittman, a 2004 Athens Olympian from Sydney, beat Thailand's Kongrit Nanakorn while Queenslander Nick Savidis outgunned Kiwi Paz Veijo - both in unanimous points decisions.

Welterweight Dylan Slater defeated fellow Queenslander Paul Bryden in the opening fight of the eight-card promotion while Australia's Les Sherrington notched a third round knockout of Thailand's Denchapon Suwannalird.

Les Mason, the brother of Kangaroos front-rower Willie Mason, won his second professional bout with a unanimous points decision over New Zealander Matai Malua.

While Willie Mason's Bulldogs were copping a hiding at the hands of Wests Tigers, Les was dishing out his own punishment against Malua, who put in a credible performance in only his first pro fight.

Mason is now 2-0 after winning his debut professional bout against John Justice last month on the undercard of the Anthony Mundine-Sam Soliman WBA super middleweight title fight.

The main bout between Australia's Gavin Topp and Filipino Nonoy Gonzales lived up to its billing in one of the bloodiest fights in Queensland for many years.

Gonzales cut open his Queensland opponent in the second round as a courageous Topp continued with blood streaming from his nose and right eye.

Topp was penalised on several occasions for low blows to Gonzales, who used brute strength and impeccable timing to pound his opponent into submission.

Gonzales now holds a 2-1 record against his fierce rival Topp, who was flogged as referee Phil Austin stopped the slaughter in the sixth round.

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