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Lovett TKO's Culey For The IBF Regional Title
Interview By Ty Cerminara, (July 19, 2004) 
July 16, 2004: Melbourne's DANIEL "PORKY" LOVETT Won the Vacant Regional IBF Middleweight Title on Friday Night at the Penrith Panthers Club in Sydney NSW, when he TKO'd Brett Culey in Round #3 of a schedule 12 Round Fight.

Lovett took the fight with in 3 days notice as a replacment for Nader Hamdan, and has not fought in 10 months due to surgical operations to his hand and nose. Lovett's fight for the 30th of July was also postponed so he decided to take up the Challenge of Blaster Promotion's Matchmaker Roy Alexander and take on Brett Culey in his quest for the regional IBF Crown.

Finishing his amateur career with an excellent record of achievements, Daniel "Porky" Lovett is a rising star in Australian Professional boxing. In 2003 Lovett won the Victorian Middleweight Title when he defeated Sergio Llancafilo. Lovett relinquished the State title in 2004, due to surgery commitments pertaining to injuries he sustained during the 2003 Victorian State Title fight. was speaking with the Champ shortly after his TKO victory and this is what he had to say...

TC: How was the Weigh in Champ?

DPL: We Only had a few days notice, I had to drop a few kg which wasn't much of a problem, the Weigh in was Good!

TC: How was the first Round?

DPL: Wasn't really a one way street! It was Toe to Toe in 1st round! We Knew he would come out hard and try stick em on me, the fight was a lot quicker then I thought it would be for a 12 round fight.

TC: Did you try to stop him on purpose?

Plan was to stick on the jab. Landing a few good shots on him. I Wobbled him in the 1st round put him on 8 count, he got a little wobbly in 2nd round and the ref put another 8 count on him, I Landed a few good shots in the 3rd round and the Ref stopped the fight.

TC: Was the fight's pace high?

The Pressure was always on!

TC: Any Plans for Tonight?

DPL: I'm feeling a bit tired, but we might go out for a few drinks. It was my 21st a few weeks ago and I wasn't able to party at all due to the upcoming bout we had on the 30th that was postponed. So we might go out and do some catching up tonight

This Interview Provided By Ty Cerminara,
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