Issac Hardman moves to 12-0 on Saturday night with a fourth-round stoppage over a gallant Adam Stowe. Fighting back in front of his home crowd, Hardman promised the drinks would be on him if he didn’t take out Stowe by the end of the 5th round. The 25-year-old may have been slightly worried as Stowe would not go away early after being dropped in the second and third rounds.
In the fourth, Stowe took a barrage of shots that forced his corner to throw in the towel just as he was dropped again.
With the win, Hardman defended his IBF Australasian middleweight and Australian middleweight title.
“I think everyone in here knows what’s next. I am going to smash Michael Zerafa’s head in,” Hardman commented post-fight.
Earlier in the night, Jai Opetaia had everything on the line as he took on late replacement Daniel Russell. Opetaia is the mandatory challenger for Mairis Briedis IBF world cruiserweight title which he hopes to occur in the early part of 2022.
The event took place at the Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane, Queensland on Saturday night.
- Isaac Hardman def. Adam Stowe via KO, Rd 4, 2:34 – Australian & IBF Australasian middleweight title
- Jai Opetaia def. Daniel Russell via TKO, Rd 3, 1:44
- Lucas Browne def. Faiga Opelu via KO, Rd 7, 2:59 – WBA Oceania heavyweight title
- Dane Coolwell def. Miles Zalewski via KO, Rd 10, 1:10 – Australian super featherweight title
- Andrew Hunt def. Ben Kite via Decision (Majority: 96-94, 96-94, 95-95 – Australian welterweight title
- Tevita Pangai Jnr. def. Gerico Cecil via TKO, Rd 2 1:04
- Taylah Robertson def. Kylie Fulmer via Decision (Unanimous: 80-72, 80-72, 80-72) – Australian female bantamweight title
- Ankush Hooda vs. John Ake via TKO, Rd 4
- Termoana Jnr def. Hunter Sam via TKO, Rd 2
- Adam Copland def. James Honey via KO, Rd 2