Doberman takes new bite at national title

Daniel Ammann
Daniel Ammann

Newcastle boxer Daniel Ammann will fight for the vacant Australian cruiserweight title against Jai Opetaia at Wests City on Saturday night. 

Ammann (32-9-1) has not fought since knocking out Queenslander Jack McInnes in November.

The 34-year-old has held the national belt on and off since 2006 but lost his most recent title fight in a split decision against Mark Flanagan in 2014. 

Opetaia, a 22-year-old southpaw from Sydney, is unbeaten in 11 fights, eight of them by knockout, and won the NSW heavyweight title two months ago.