Sunday, November 20, 2011
Former ALA boxer Czar Amonsot failed to win the WBO light welterweight title when he was held to a split draw by defending champion Solomon Egberime at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Australia Saturday night.
Amonsot dropped Egberime in round seven but that was apparently not enough to gain the win.
Judge Dale Westerman scored the fight a 113-113 draw, Andrew Campbell had Egberime ahead 114-113 while Aneeka Williams had Amonsot the winner by a similar 114-113 margin.
Both Amonsot and Egberime who is originally from Nigeria but now fights out of Australia both entered the ring after almost a one year absence.
Amonsot’s last bout was when he won the vacant WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title with a 2nd round knockout of Thailand’s Sirichai Ekchumpol on September 23, 2010 after the Thai was given a standing eight-count in the opening round.
Egberime for his part won the vacant WBO light welterweight title with a 9th round knockout of Indonesia’s Daudi Bahari on November 27,2010.
Several years ago on January 19, 2004 the Philippines Dondon Sultan also from the ALA Gym scored a 9th round knockout of Egberime who beat two other Filipinos on points – Junmar Dulog and Jun Paderna.
With the split draw the 26 year old southpaw Amonsot’s record moved to 22-3-2 with 12 knockouts while the 33 year old Egberime’s was listed as 21-3-1 with 11 knockouts.
By Ronnie Nathanielsz