SALVA TAKES OUT FOREMAN TO RETAIN WBC INT'L TITLE
18 May 2009
Champion "Black Tiger" Dusan Salva successfully defended his WBC Muaythai Middleweight International crown against New Zealand's Shannan Foreman in the main event to celebrate 20 years of first class Muaythai competition in Western Australia.
Foreman came on strong in the first round throwing some big punches combined with chopping low kicks to Salva. But for the next rounds Salva took control after the early onslaught and got ahead of his opponent with well timed kicks to the rump of Foreman. The local hero was able to counter with rippling body kicks and pummeling punches whenever Foreman was on the ropes.
Although the Foreman's hands were always dangerous he was unable to find his his range missing his target shots. From the fourth round Salva took control making sure that his coveted WBC green belt stayed in the West. He won the event with a unanimous points decision impressing the fans with his a new 'skilled' fight style.
In the semi-main event, it was 'The Heat' Charles August from Adelaide took on on Iranian Philippines resident Seyed Razi Jabbari for the vacant Cruiserweight WBC International Title. Razi Jabbari, an allround skilled technician especially in MMA took the fight to August early, showing that his hands were rock-solid. August, the Muay Thai skilled technician, then decided he could destroy the Iranian's leg, turning a first round of high-low combos display into a low kick quadriceps hammering until the very last bell. At the end of the fifth round, Razi was spent with his leg swollen and August crowned the new WBC Muaythai International Champion.
Jason Lea from WA fought a hard match which went down to the wire against Queensland's Taylor "Hellraiser' Harvey, with Lea crossing the line with a split points win as well as the new WBC National Super welterweight Title against the hungry youngster who was out to spoil the show.
'Smiling Assassin' Oley Sakonpetch looked to be an absolute pearler against Queensland star Chris Petrie, being violent early, until an early low kick clipped Petrie's cricket box deeming him unable to continue the bout. The bout ended in a non-contest decision.
WA's Oliver Warren came back from an early 8-count head kick to beat Adelaide's Alan Walkington in an eventful bout which had the crowd on the edge of their seats. At decision time it was Warren who was crowned the new WBC National Welterweight Champion by unanimous decision.
Theresa Carter from WA beat Queensland's Leighanne Banham. The two women slugged it out, blow for blow but in the end it was Theresa's evasion and counter attacking that provided her with the well deserved win. "Hurricane" Carter became the new WBC National featherweight Women's Champion.
Eowin O'Droma from WA beat fellow local Burke Austin by unanimous decision for the state title in the heavyweights, Charlie Buccia beat Brett Crainwhite, Pamorn Martdee and Parviz Iskenderov put on a rough aggressive display of Muaythai and Cannington's Michael Galvin beat Roger Rosa.
For all information on the the next installment of Battle Collossal VII and VIII on August 22 and November 2009 go to Phon Martdee's Muaythai attractions to the people of Perth muaythaipromotions.com
Photography by: Emanuel Rudnicki