Courtesy of Fightnews.com:
Unheralded Garth Wood (10-1-1, 6 KOs) just knocked out two-time world champion Anthony Mundine (40-4, 24 KOs) in the fifth round of a middleweight bout in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday night. A left hook finished Mundine.
By Phil Doherty at ringside
Oliver McCall (55-10, 37 KO’s) claimed the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida via split decision over Fres Oquendo (32-7, 21 KO’s). McCall displayed a solid left jab for most of the bout as he chased Oquendo to try to land his right hand. Oquendo stuck and moved away from “The Atomic Bull” firing one-two combinations upstairs.
It seemed to be working for Oquendo until the eighth round when a big right hand from McCall dug into Oquendo’s body to wobble his legs. However, Fres stuck to his gameplan to try to outbox the older, slower McCall. Fres’s corner repeatedly called out to him: ”no decision!” in an attempt to have him take the decision out of the judge’s hands.
Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t hurt McCall seriously enough to do that. Scores were 115-113 for Oquendo and 116-112, 115-113 for McCall. A furious fracas immediately broke out in the ring and spilled over to the ringside seats as Oquendo’s team mixed it up with McCalls’s promoter.
In other heavyweight action, Cedric Boswell (32-1, 25 KO’s) claimed the NABA heavyweight title by 9th round KO victory over Owen Beck (29-7, 20 KO’s). Boswell couldn’t miss with straight right hands that eventually put Beck to the canvas at 2:29 in the round. Referee Frank Gentile counted the full 10 seconds as Beck tried to gather his wits.