Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Limoz Jr., Kim headline
June 17 boxing lineup

Hawaii's Teddy Limoz Jr., the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight champion, headlines a June 17 boxing card by putting his belt on the line against Wat Vor Wutinun of Thailand in a 12-round fight at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Limoz (9-1, 8 KOs) won the title last year with a ninth-round knockout of Rey Pelionia. Wutinun (11-3, 8 KOs) is Thailand's No. 2 welterweight.

The 10-round co-main event in the Hawaii Ballroom features Hawaii's Dustin Kim (18-5, 10 KOs) against Thailand's Orose Muengpimile (11-3, 6 KOs).

All matches are subject to approval by the Hawaii State Boxing Commission.

Tickets, ranging from $25 to $50, go on sale Monday at all Ticketmaster locations, including the Blaisdell box office.

It will likely be June Kamioka's last event as the interim executive officer of the commission. Kamioka, the commission head the past three months after Mike Machado's retirement, steps down June 27.

Kamioka's successor has not been named. But Alan Taniguchi, executive officer of the department of commerce and consumer affairs, is preparing to possibly fill the position, at least temporarily.

"We are actively recruiting (for a permanent replacement) right now," said Noe Noe Tom of the state office of licensing and administration. "But we have no definite time frame. We understand there is a sense of urgency because of boxing shows in June and July, but we want to find the right person."

Dorian drops heat at Quicksilver Pro

Shane Dorian of the Big Island lost to Australia's Chris Davidson in the second round yesterday of the Quicksilver Pro at Tavarua & Namotu Islands in Fiji.

Davidson had not won this year in round two. He outscored Dorian 13.97-10.87.

"I knew 'Shane-O' would be looking for the barrels, so I'm glad it wasn't doing it during our heat," Davidson said.

Iolani water polo player attends national camp

Iolani junior Luke Oda was one of 51 players from across the nation to attend the National Youth Water Polo Selection Camp in Pomona, Calif., last weekend.

Eighteen of those players were named to the National Youth "A" Team, which travels to other countries for tournaments. Oda did not make the final cut for the "A" Team.

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