super middleweight champion Zac Dunn will defend the title he won in November for the first time against Scottish fighter David Brophy on March 17 at the Melbourne Pavilion.
Brophy (17-1-1, 2 KO) has only twice fought outside of Scotland and one of those was his only loss, a fourth round KO loss to George Groves on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin heavyweight title fight in April last year.
Brophy has the classical European style; hands held high coming forward behind a solid jab but uses very little head movement. He has only been past six rounds three times in his career but one of his two stoppage victories was in his last outing, suggesting that he may have more power than his record suggests.
This isn’t a bad fight for Dunn, the only man to stop Brophy was one of the best super middleweights in the world so it’s a good chance for Dunn to do similar. It shouldn’t be more than a routine defense for Dunn however, Brophy is there to be hit and Dunn has enough power to take him out.
The fight headlines one of two cards promoted by Brian Amatruda of Big Time Boxing in March, the other March 3rd, also at the Melbourne Pavilion, sees Anthony Buttigieg and Rocky Jerkic clash for the vacant Commonwealth junior middleweight title. Czar Amonsot will also appear on the undercard against an opponent to be named.