Amonsot successfully defends Paba crown
PABA light welterweight champion Czar Amonsot, successfully defended his title last Thursday by knocking out Indonesian challenger Stevi Ongen Ferdinandus in 10 rounds in Melbourne, Australia.
The fight was marred by low blows from Amonsot but he regrouped and knocked down the Indonesian with a hard right in the tenth prompting referee Tony Maretta to stop the fight at the 44-second mark.
It was the 28-year-old Amonsot’s fourth win since relocating to Australia as the Boholano improved his record to 25W-3L-3D, 15KOs while Ferdinandus dropped to 15W-6L, 8KOs.
In 2007, Amonsot suffered a career-threatening injury during his memorable ring war against Michael Katsidis of Australia in Las Vegas.
After losing a unanimous verdict, Amonsot was taken to a hospital and a tiny blood clot was discovered in his brain during an MRI exam. He was sidelined for a year and a half before making a successful return after undergoing the needed medical tests.
Amonsot, a former ALA Gym boxer, is being trained by Todd Makelim, a former Australia flyweight and bantamweight champion. Amonsot got his Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) belt last Sept. 12 with a third round knockout win over Australian Steven Wills.
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