'EL TERRIBLE' TO FIGHT FOR WBA REGIONAL TITLE
By TOM WATT on June 10 2015
Last week T2TBoxing caught up with Australian Light-Heavyweight prospect, Trent ‘El Terrible’ Broadhurst (14-1-0, 9 KOs) when he was down in Sydney sparring with Anthony Mundine and Renold Quinlan – Broadhurst is in preparing to fight undefeated New Zealander, Reece Papuni (9-0-0, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBA Oceania Light-Heavyweight Title at the Brisbane Convention Centre June 19th.
A win will not only give Broadhurst a Regional Title belt but will see his stock rise in the WBA rankings and put him a position to start aiming towards World Title shot all fighters dream of. That title is currently occupied by the man known as ‘Krusher’, Sergey Kovalev, other big names such as Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal occupy the top 10 but aside from those guys it is a division that is short on outstanding or well-known names when compared to the highly competitive welterweight division and as such a few strong wins could see 'El Terrible' shoot up the rankings.
Broadhurst isn’t looking too far ahead though and in our recent interview (Click here to watch) Broadhurst commented that “I don’t want to look past it but hopefully I can win this fight, get into the WBA top 15 and work towards one day getting that call”
Away from the WBA route, there are a few other fights that may present themselves to Broadhurst should he win on June 19th. His only defeat was to Kiwi Robert Berridge and revenge is something Broadhurst has had on his mind since that defeat, ‘El Terrible’ claims that Berridge’s team refused to take that fight repeatedly since then and now he is the man in the stronger position so he won’t be chasing it but if the opportunity was to present itself it seems like a fight that could happen. Another Australian who has suffered defeat at the hands of Berridge is Kerry Foley who recently defeated Dane Mulivai to win the Aussie Title – Broadhurst was impressed by Foley’s win and although it’s a fight that would detract from his desired WBA route, it’s one that could sell well should it happen.
Away from Australia there are a few fights that I personally would like to see further down the line, Nathan Cleverly is making his move back down to Light-Heavyweight after a failed attempt at becoming a Cruiserweight and the Welsh-man who has fought Kovalev previously would be a great step-up and test for Broadhurst who himself has admitted it has been hard to find worthy opponents within Australia.
For now though all eyes are on June 19th in Brisbane and getting into the WBA Top 15, then it may be time to look further afield.
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