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Australian women’s flyweight champion Nicilia Costello stops Hannah Morgan early

Australian boxing champion Niclia Costello continued her winning ways Saturday night at the Royal International Convention Center in Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia.

Fighting on the undercard of the Benjamin Kelleher vs. Peter Sa’Leusi main event, Costello used her patented straight right hand to drop opponent Hannah Morgan and secure a first-round stoppage victory.

The fight lasted 1 minute and 40 seconds.

It was the second consecutive stoppage for Costello, having previously defeated Natalie Hills in March to win the Australian women’s flyweight title and the QLD belt.

Since her pro debut in June 2021, Costello is 4-1-0 with 2 knockouts. According to her trainer Todd Commons in one report, plans are being made over the next four or five fights to work towards a world ranking to challenge for a regional belt as well as the WIBA belt.

Morgan (0-1-0), was making her pro boxing debut after previously competing in Muay Thai. The Australian had five weeks of training to prepare for the fight and was humble in defeat.

Costello is expected to face better competition as she moves closer to a world ranking. It will be interesting to see if the Australian champion can continue her rapid progress and activity.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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