By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
IBF #15, WBA #15 light-middleweight Tim Tszyu (12-0, 10 KOs) clearly outpointed Joel Camilleri (17-5-1, 8 KO’]s) over ten rounds to become the Australian 154 pound champion on Wednesday at the Star City Casino Sydney, NSW, Australia. Tszyu took control of the bout in round three and connected with accurate combinations consistently on the durable Camilleri. Scores 99-91, 99-91, 98-92.
”I’m the best in the country,” Tszyu said afterward. ”I just defeated a champion … all my respect to Joel Camilleri. He’s a tough man, and he gave me a fight. It’s a learning curve for me. I learned more in this fight than my whole career, so thank you to Joel.”
Promoter: Matt Rose, matchmaker: Stuart Duncan, Combat Sports Inspector: Dave Grainger.