Michael Katsidis is trying to get back into championship form as he has not been the same since losing title bouts to Juan Manuel Marques and Robert Guerrero. The vacant World Boxing Union (German Version) light welterweight title is on the line on July 4 from the Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia as Michael Katsidis will face Graham Earl. Michael Katsidis opened as a -2000 favorite with the Boxing odds while Graham Earl was a +1100 dog.
Michael “The Great” Katsidis
The 33 year old Michael Katsidis stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall with a reach of 66 inches and fights out of an orthodox stance. Katsidis is a native of Australia where he still resides. He is the top ranked Australian and is ranked 119th in the world. Katsidis has a career record of 29 wins, 6 losses, and 0 draws. Out of Katsidis' 29 wins 24 have come by knockout while 2 out of his 6 losses have come by knockout. Katsidis is coming off a technical knockout win in the 3rd round of a scheduled 8 round bout against Eddy Comaro that took place on March 14, 2014 in Australia. Prior to that Katsidis lost 4 out of 5 bouts as he blew chances at winning the WBO lightweight and WBA world light weight titles after winning the interim WBO lightweight title in 2010.
Graham “The Duke” Earl
Graham Earl is 36 years of age and stands at 5 feet 5 and one half inches tall with an orthodox stance. He is a native and current resident of the United Kingdom. Earl has a career record of 26 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws. Out of Earl's 26 wins, 12 have come by knockout while 3 out of his 4 losses were by knockout. Earl is coming off a PTS win over Karl Taylor in a 6 round bout that went the distance on June 28, 2009 in a bout that took place in the United Kingdom as Earl snapped a 3 bout losing streak with the win.
We'll call for Katsidis based on the level of competition that he has fought heading into this bout!