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Aussie Results: Pittman and Oganov lose, Dib wins

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Joseph Kwadjo scored a come-from-behind knockout of Jamie Pittman in Australia. (Photo via <a href="http://www.fijitimes.com.fj/story.aspx?id=135918">www.fijitimes.com.fj</a>)
Joseph Kwadjo scored a come-from-behind knockout of Jamie Pittman in Australia. (Photo via www.fijitimes.com.fj)

On a pretty big card in Lilyfield, NSW, Australia, Jamie Pittman and Victor Oganov both suffered losses, while Billy Dib tacked another win onto his record.

Pittman (19-2, 8 KO) is probably best-known as one of Felix Sturm's worst title defenses. Pittman was just 16-0 when Sturm fought him in 2008, and Sturm predictably dominated him, though Pittman was game and tried his best. After rattling off three wins over nobodies, Pittman was matched with Joseph Kwadjo, a 24-year-old Ghanaian.

Kwadjo (14-1, 10 KO) has been fighting in Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand the last couple of years, and Pittman was a good step up in class for him. By all accounts (including Ray Wheatley's), Pittman dominated six rounds of action, but was knocked down three times in the seventh, losing the fight. He was leading 60-54 on every official card, but had been busted open in the fourth on a clash of heads. It's probably a small upset, but now it just means that Kwadjo might be worth keeping an eye on moving forward.

Aussie super middleweight Michael Bolling (12-0, 10 KO) stayed unbeaten with a TKO-8 win over Victor Oganov (30-4, 28 KO). Oganov's balloon has burst in a huge way since Fulgencio Zuniga beat him down in 2007. After running up a fabulous KO record on scrubs, Oganov has gone 4-4 in his last eight fights and is now nothing more than a gateekeper with some power, and his power isn't equal to his KO rate. He lost in the semifinals of the Australian Contender series last September, to Garth Wood.

Featherweight Billy Dib (26-1, 14 KO) picked up a TKO-6 win over Reynaldo Belandres (13-2-2, 8 KO). Belandres, a Filipino, is now 0-2 in Australia. Dib has gone 5-0 with one no-contest since his God awful performance against Steven Luevano on the Pavlik-Hopkins undercard in 2008.

Veteran Filipino Ranee Ganoy (30-11-2, 26 KO) also won on the card, as did Dominic Vea and Steve Casserley.