Lea takes title at Battle Collossal IX
20 Apr 2010
Perth was once again treated to a superb show Battle Collossal IX which saw Australia's best at 67 kilograms converging on Perth soil fighting three fights in one night in hope of being crowned Australia's Super 8 Eliminator Champion.
The opening bout of the quarter finals saw Bunbury's Jason "Destroyer" Lea running over Nathan "Nemesis" Lewis stopping him in the second round with a cut to the eyebrow.
In the next bout, Alan "The Animal" Walkington beat Von Badato in a tight bout which could have swayed either way; with the judges deciding Walkington the victor by split decision.
In quarter final three, Perth's "Black Magic" Khalid Ahmed lost in a points decision to Yoshi Ueda; in a thrilling bout which saw the home hero stunned early with some heavy low kicks, Ueda advanced to the next round of competition.
Quarter final four saw "The Bull" Yusha Ozhan of Perth taking on Victoria's Michael "300" Demetriou. In a bout filled with big shots and well timed skill, 300 came out the victor, with Ozhan putting on a great show despite a two year lay off out of the ring.
During the break, Perth was treated to Chris "Iron Fist" Garner v Wes "The Decapitator" Capper in a state title bout with Garner the defending champion. The opening round saw Capper land a solid punch leading to a surprise count from referee Alan Pod. As Capper moved in for the kill, Garner regained composure, fighting his way back to almost beat Capper, cutting him with a text-book upper cut elbow to the hairline. The bout, a solid display of human warrior spirit, saw the judges undecided. A draw being the final decision.
Next up saw Perth's new Super Heavyweight star Steve Bonner taking on Bruce Macfie's Shane Tilyard for the Super Heavyweight WBC National Title. Tilyard a heavy puncher who has knocked out many boxers with his hands was shocked early, being rocked with some stinging low kicks finished by some unreplied knees and elbows which put him out after three count knock downs. Steve Bonner the new WBC Heavyweight Australian Champion.
Resuming Australia's Super 8 Eliminator, qualifier Jason "The Destroyer" Lea beat Alan Walkington on points after almost knocking him out with some punishing left hooks. In the end it was Lea, too solid, too strong who progressed to the Final awaiting the bout between Yoshi Ueda and Michael "300" Demetriou.
And in the last semi final; south paw Yoshi Ueda tangled with Michael "300". The bout was fast, furious and swayed both ways throughout the three rounds. Both trading massive kicks and huge punches which saw sweat flying with every blow.
At the end of three rounds, the judges were undecided and so the two locked horns for the extra round in which a winner had to be decided. After another thrilling round, the judges awarded Ueda the winner and the qualifier to face Jason Lea in the grand final of Australia's Super 8 Eliminator Championship.
Prior to the final, "Machine Gun" Marco Tentori faced off against Daniel "The Vice" Smyrk from Victoria. The bout saw all guns blazing, with Smyrk pushing Tentori to his limit being ill prior to the bout with flu symptoms.
Despite being cut on the nose, Tentori fought his way through in a pure brazen bloodied war. Marco Tentori emerged the victor after five rounds by judges decision, and still the decorated WBC Middleweight National Champion
In the final it was WA's Jason Lea v Queensland's Yoshi Ueda (trained by John Wayne Parr), Lea opened up like a house on fire, dropping Ueda with a set of hands that put the Queenslander into a world of disarray.
Being saved by the bell, Ueda came out harder than previous, rocking Lea with some hard kicks and constant forward momentum. At the round three break Phon and Pamorn Martdee stepped in to assist with a plan of attack for the remaining round. Instructing Jason to kick fast and shut down the Japanese "Buzzsaw".
And with that, Jason cruised through to take the win by decision, the Battle Collossal Champion's belt was his, all his. A true warrior, infact a soldier by profession; Jason Lea showed how one can conquer all with the right skill and gameplan.
The success event was staged by WBC MUAYTHAI Western Australia promoter Phon Martdee