Briedis-Opetaia Undercard Results

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #13 middleweight Isaac Hardman (13-1, 11 KOs) returned to the winning list when he stopped Beau Hartas (6-3, 4 KOs) in round one of a scheduled ten round bout on Saturday night in the Briedis-Opetaia co-feature at the Gold Coast Convention Center in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. Both Hardman and Hartas went toe-to-toe from the opening bell and a right hand bomb dropped Hartas out cold. Time 2:49. Hardman was coming off a KO loss to Michael Zerafa.

IBF #9, WBA #11, WBC #15, WBO #15 light heavyweight Faris Chevalier (13-2, 7 KOs)) was an upset split points loser to former Australian champion Conor Wallace (9-1, 6 KOs) over ten rounds. In a battle of southpaws, Wallace consistently beat Chevalier to the punch as he connected with long range power shots in the early rounds. Wallace was visibly tired in round nine as Chevalier connected with solid shots that had him on unsteady legs. Chevalier had Wallace in trouble in the tenth and final round but Wallace survived to hear the bell. Scores 98-92, 98-92 Wallace and 96-94 Chevalier. IBF and WBA regional titles were up for grabs. IBF supervisor Ben Keilty and WBA supervisor Brad Vocale.

Super welterweight Koen Mazoudier (10-2, 4 KOs) won a split ten round decision over veteran Joel Camilleri (22-7-1, 10 KOs). The action bout see-sawed throughout. The ringside doctor inspected Camilleri’s cut eye in round eight and allowed the bout to continue. Scores 98-92, 99-92 Mazoudier and 96-95 Camilleri. Mazoudier previously won a split decision over Camilleri in 2021.

IBF #5 female bantamweight Taylah Robertson (6-1, 2 KOs) stopped Venezuela-based Yoselin Fernandez (11-2, 5 KOs) in a scheduled ten round bout with the vacant world IBF Youth title up for grabs. Fernandez was rocked by head shots several times during the contest and referee Paul Tapley called it off at 0:33 of round ten. Supervisor Ben Keilty. Robertson trained by Glenn Azar.

Featherweight Dana Coolwell (8-2, 5 KOs) stopped Filipino Lorenz Ladrada (11-3-1, 3 KOs) in round four of a scheduled eight round bout. Ladrada was dropped twice in round four and referee John Watson crowned Coolwell at 2:59.

Tokyo 2020 Olympian cruiserweight David Nyika (4-0, 3 KOs) stopped Louis Marsters (1-3, 1 KO) in round two of a scheduled four round bout. Marsters wobbled Nyika in round one from a left hook but was dropped by Nyika in round two and the referee Paul Tapley called it off at :59. Nyika is trained by Noel Thornberry.

New Zealand-born and Brisbane-based lightweight Miles Zalewski (11-2, 9 KOs) stopped Shiva Mishra (8-6, 5 KOs) in round six of a scheduled six. Mishra dropped in round five by left hook and was in trouble in round six when the towel thrown into the ring by his cornerman.

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  • This boxer Chevalier was 13-2 and yet ranked in 4 organizations and loses the fight. It makes you realize how little value rankings have nowaydays.

    • Agree and just check the score cards ! It gives you an idea about how much work the sanctioning bodies need to put in to make the sport we love great again.

  • How is this possible ?! Two judges scored the bout 98-92 for Wallace and the third one scored it 96-94 for Chevalier ! Imagine they saw a complete different fight !
    EVERY TIME there are this type of scoring in a fight, there should be systematically an INVESTIGATION.

    • Maybe if there was one honest organization instead of several corrupt ones.

  • Isaac Hardman can punch and this KO shows that but again against limited opponent. let him keep stepping up and a world title shot will happen.

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