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Jarvis moves on up with win over Saulong in Battle of Bendigo

Jarvis was knocked back on his feet at the end of the first round when Saulong landed a solid punch, but the young Sydneysider struck back well in the second, putting together some good combinations against his far more experienced opponent.

Unanimous decision: Brock Jarvis celebrates his win at the Bendigo Stadium in Victoria.

Unanimous decision: Brock Jarvis celebrates his win at the Bendigo Stadium in Victoria.Credit:AAP

The Filippino started to look the worse for wear in the third round as a cut opened up, Jarvis hand speed in evidence as he threw a flurry of punches as the two men went toe to toe in the centre of the ring.

The duo then traded leather in an exciting contest with the younger man pushing forward and the older fighter soaking up pressure and then hitting back, although Jarvis assumed control as the fight went on.

In other fights:

Queensland based prospect Andrew Hunt, from the Horn stable, had to work hard and go further than he has ever been – six rounds – in a bid to see off the challenge of Melbourne based debutant Ankush Hooda.

The pair traded blows throughout the contest, with both men at times taking the ascendancy.

Neither was able to make the decisive breakthrough, and the judges could not split them either. One scored the bout 58-56 Hunt, another 58-56 Hooda, while the third plumped for a 57-57 point draw.

Heavyweight Joe Goodall and Christian Tsoye fought the second draw of the night. Both went at each other with more heart than art and in the end the majority of the judges – two of the three – could not separate them and for the second time on this undercard the result was a draw.

Brisbane bout: Christian Ndzie Tsoye (left) lands a punch on Joseph Goodall during their heavyweight fight at Suncorp Stadium in November.

Brisbane bout: Christian Ndzie Tsoye (left) lands a punch on Joseph Goodall during their heavyweight fight at Suncorp Stadium in November.Credit:AAP

The result means Goodall is still unbeaten after seven bouts, but is some measure of revenge for Tsoye who lost to the same man in four rounds in Brisbane last November.

Issac Hardman kept his unbeaten record intact when he made it five on the spin with a win over Mitchell Whitelaw, the Queenslander getting a majority verdict over the New South Welshman after six keenly-contested rounds.

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