WORLD rated Irishman TJ Doheny will face the first acid test of his career when he defends his PABA super bantamweight bauble against former interim WBA super flyweight titleholder Denkaosan Kaovichit tonight.
The seven fight card from the Alexandria Basketball Stadium in Perry Park, will also feature a salivating matchup between hard-nosed prospects Valentine Borg and Darragh Foley.
Multiple division world champion Vic Darchinyan will also have his first fight in Australia in over five years against limited Thai import Mongkolchai Lookmuangkanch.
Darchinyan, 39, who has lost three of his past four fights, is looking to return to winning ways following his barren run against arguably the elite featherweights in the division, including Nicholas Walters and Nonito Donaire.
All six of the fighters competing in the three headline fights successfully made weight last night.
Vic Darchinyan 55.30 vs. Mongkolchai Lookmuangkanch 54.60
TJ Doheny 55.20 vs. Denkaosan Kaovichit 55.20
Valentine Borg 61.00 vs. Darragh Foley 61.10
Cameron Hammond 66.50 vs. Denkamon Pakdee Gym 64.10
Michael Van Nimwegen 77.00 vs. Aswin Cabuy N/A
Arlene Blencowe 66.40 vs. Duanpen Sor Thammajak 60.84
David Francis 81.50 vs. Khosrow Minoo 83.00
Photos: Peter McDermott