Harry Garside defeats Manuer Matet results, video, card, fights, matches, Australian lightweight title, report, what happened, news
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Harry Garside’s move into professional boxing took another giant leap forward, with the Aussie knocking out dangerous Maneur Matet on Wednesday night in Sydney.
Garside (2-0), in only his second professional fight, took a serious risk against the dangerous Matet (4-2) in a bid to win the Australian lightweight title.
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But the impressive young prospect’s speed and timing – combined with incredible conditioning, which has seen him stay on his feet even between rounds – has been a problem for Matet, who lived in refugee camps before moving to Australia at 13 years old.
Garside won by unanimous decision, 98-92 x2, 99-91.
Matet was on board from the opening bell, having his moments in a first round that always went Garside’s way, with the Olympian’s agility a class above that of his opponents.
“He moves Harry Garside beautifully,” veteran analyst Barry Michael told Fox Sports.
“He has impeccable timing. He got caught a few times, but most of the time he misses Matet, then lands his, then he jumps.
Senior commentator Ben Damon added: “It’s mature boxing.”
In the final minute of round three, Garside began to land heavy blows on Matet, causing him to lose his mouth guard, as he seemed to tire a bit in round four as he chased Garside all over the ring.
“How much more of this can Matet take?” Michael asked.
“He has no answer for him (Garside). He is inside, he is outside, he is aside. Harry plugs his ears.
Garside’s general control continued over the closing laps, with Matet trying to get more aggressive until it backfired, as the tired underdog faced a vicious flurry late in the game. ninth round, seeing Garside strutting around in his corner.
Born in Ferntree Gully, Garside’s first professional victory came via a first-round TKO against Sachin Mudaliar last December.
On the undercard, one of three fighters under Jeff Fenech’s tutelage, Tyler Blizzard, made a solid pro debut by knocking down Daniel Harwood in the first and second rounds.
Still, Harwood won the third round with an unbroken barrage of body shots and seriously threatened to earn the stoppage he needed in the fourth and final round.
“I can’t believe his physical form,” Barry Michael said in commentary for Fox Sports.
“It was impressive.”
Blizzard has earned victory on the cards after five years out of the ring.
In his television debut, Blake Wells did enough to pass Renold Quinlan, before Alex Lual beat Aaron Kay in the second round.
Heavy hitter Hassan Hamdan, the son of former Australian No. 2-ranked fighter Nader, looked on the verge of a knockout for several rounds, but Ryan Cotten survived all five before losing by decision.
His trainer Jeff Fenech only gave Hamdan “five out of 10” for his performance and his father told him to get back to the gym.
Shanell Dargan and Ashleigh Sims then stole the show with a remarkable four-set sprint ending in a majority draw.
In the semi-final, Paulo Aokuso got a knockdown less than a minute into his fight with Michael Van Nimwegen, before another at the end of the third round and a third that resulted in a stoppage victory in the fifth. tower.
FULL FIGHT CARD AND RESULTS
Harry Garside defeats Manuer Matet via unanimous decision [98-92 x2, 99-91] (Vacant Australian lightweight title, rounds 10x3min)
Paulo Aokuso defeats Michael Van Nimwegen by corner surrender, 2:10 into Round 5 (vacant ANBF Australasian Light Heavyweight title, rounds 8x3min)
Shanell Dargan went to a majority draw with Ashleigh Sims [39-37 Dargan, 38-38 x2] (Super Featherweight, 4x2min rounds)
Hassan Hamdan defeats Ryan Cotten by unanimous decision [50-45 x3] (Welterweight, 5 rounds of 3 minutes)
Alex Lual defeats Aaron Kay via KO, 2:13 into Round 2 (Super lightweight, 5x3min rounds)
Blake Wells defeats Renold Quinlan via unanimous decision [55-58, 56-57, 55-59] (Weight catch, 6x3min rounds)
Tyler Blizzard defeats Daniel Harwood via unanimous decision [36-38 x2, 37-38] (Super Bantamweight, 4x3min rounds)
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