It’s Michael Katsidis vs. Eddy Comaro headlining a fight night in Australia on March 14–other big fights are Jack Asis vs. Arief Blader, Brayd Smith vs. Jose Saez, and Kris George vs. Ozan Craddock.
The pro bouts start at 7 p.m. local time at Rumours International in Toowoomba.
The matches will be livestreamed via liveboxing.com.au for $9.95. A television channel isn’t available.
Katsidis hasn’t fought since losing a narrow 10 round majority decision to the much bigger Albert Mensah in April 2012, reports Boxing News. Before that he had beat interim WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns, but before that he had lost three straight.
“Katsidis’s defeats have all come against really high quality opposition with the exception of the defeat to Mensah, which was the result of Katsidis moving up to the light welterweight division and facing a really big fighter in that weight class in the 5’10″ Mensah,” it reports. “It was the worst possible opponent for Katsidis to have fought for his first fight at 140.”
His opponent hasn’t fared too much better–Comaro has lost six out of his last 9 fights and is expected to lose.
Some other matches will be worth watching. Smith is the current WBC World Youth Silver Featherweight champion and undefeated.
Saez is much more experienced and barely missing gaining the NABA title in a close loss against Tyson Cave, reported the Boxing Scene.
Smith’s father and trainer Brendon Smith said that Saez will look to use his experience to upset the much younger Toowoomba boxer, calling Jose a “tough experienced fighter” and saying that the fight is “a dangerous step up for Brayd.”
“However Brayd is always 100 percent dedicated and I am confident he is up to the task,” he said.