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Brendan George

Caparello Arrives At Super Middleweight

Former light heavyweight World title challenger Blake “il capo” Caparello announced his arrival at 168lbs by putting on an educated boxing display to dominate game Frenchman Affif Belghecham.

Caparello in his first fight at super middleweight lifted the WBO Oriental and the PABA titles and improves to
21 – 1 – 6 ko’s.

Caparello stated; “I felt good at my new weight and I’m happy to know I can go 10 rounds against a pressure fighter. I’m looking forward to some big fights at super middleweight.” Continue reading

Allan Green & Blake Caparello clash for the vacant IBO Light Heavyweight World Title

photoThe vacant IBO Light Heavyweight World Title fight between American Allan Green 32-4 and Australian Blake Caparello 17-0 will take place in Australia, October 17 at the Melbourne Pavilion.

Green will start red hot favourite for the title despite travelling to Australia for the contest. Green had a stellar amateur career winning 4 regional Golden Glove tournaments and the 2002 National Golden Glove tournament finishing with an amateur record of 55-5. In stark contrast Caparello had only 9 amateur fights before turning pro. Continue reading

Blake Caparello Dominates In WBA PABA Title Fight

photo (4) Undefeated Australian boxer Blake Caparello 16-0-1 secured an important win last week over game Argentinean Jorge Rodriguez Olivera 24-6 in front of a packed house at the Croation Club in Fotscray, Melbourne. In the process Caparello was crowned WBA PABA light-heavyweight champion.

Caparello took control early in the fight with fast hands and impressive combinations while Olivera picked his shots carefully with threatening left hooks and right hands. Mid rounds both fighters stood centre ring calling each other on and trading body shots in what turned out to be a fascinating fight. As the fight move into the later rounds is was clear the Australian had the better work rate and cleaner punches and the result was a clean sweep on the official scorecards.

Trainer Sam Labruna was pleased with Caparello’s performance and had this to say about the fight, “I think the win was cautious but calculated. Blake had 6 stiches from a head clash in sparring 4 weeks out from the fight so our preparation was not ideal and we knew Olivera was not to be underestimated so it’s pleasing Blake performed so well.” Continue reading