Queensland Champions Emerge

Fight fans and enthusiasts were treated to an action packed Battle By The Bay 3 August 6 Thornlands Arena, Cleveland.  The show saw six Queenslanders battling it out for three prestigious Queensland WBC Muaythai State Titles. Promoters Warren Westerberg and Shane Degney put on a show to remember.

The co-main event saw Bevan O'Malley and Ben Austin go head to head in the much anticipated vacant WBC Muaythai Welterweight State Title. The bout was competitive straight from the opening bell. Austin was struck with a kick to the head and went down, he was hurt, but capable of going on with no imminent danger. Austin continued although was soon on the end of another barrage and another 8 count ensued. Seeing out the round, the two went to war once again although Austin was struck by another barrage and then after the count, he went down again Referee Brad Vocale had no choice but to end the fight. Bevan O'Malley crowned the new WBC Muaythai Welterweight State Champion.

Bevan O'Malley vs Ben Austin in their WBC Muay Thai Title bout August 6, 2011
 Bevan O'Malley vs Ben Austin in their WBC Muay Thai Title bout August 6, 2011 Bevan O'Malley vs Ben Austin in their WBC Muay Thai Title bout August 6, 2011 Bevan O'Malley vs Ben Austin in their WBC Muay Thai Title bout August 6, 2011

The WBC Muaythai Middleweight State Title saw Ryan Crawford versus Roberto Sereola. Both were well prepared and came to fight. It showed early in the first round that Crawford's style was awkward and did not allow Sereola to fight his natural rugged bullying style of fight, while Crawford had a mixed bag of skills, Sereola had the rough tough work ethic of a bulldozer, but could not handle the speed and awkwardness of Crawford who kept Sereola on the wrong foot throughout the fight, often missing with attack. Crawford's front push kick was instrumental in him winning the fight and used all of his skills to win a very competitive and hard fought fight. Ryan Crawford the new WBC Muay Thai Middleweight State Champion.

Ryan Crawford vs Roberto Sereola in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011
Roberto Sereola lead out by Boonchu Gym's 8 time World Champion John Wayne Parr Ryan Crawford vs Roberto Sereola in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011 Ryan Crawford vs Roberto Sereola in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011 Roberto Sereola lead out by Boonchu Gym's 8 time World Champion John Wayne Parr

In the first ever Australian WBC Muaythai Female State Championship Joanna McEachern took on Narelle Leahey for the Vacant WBC Queensland Female Super Bantamweight State Title. It appeared early that Leahey would get away to a good lead was frustrating McEachern, while moving backwards and boxing from the outside, she out counter punched and kicked her opponent. When McEachern engaged, she was met with a barrage of kicks and punches that began to frustrate her. It was midway through the bout that McEachern began to find her range retaliating and using her clinch and knees to slow the Leahey onslaught to great effect. In what was a brilliant show of female athleticism and might, at the final bell it was the judges that scored a unanimous points decision to Joanna McEachern crowning her the new WBC Muaythai Queensland Female Super Bantamweight State Champion. A suggested rematch would be twice as spectacular down the line!
 
Narelle Leahey vs Joanna McEachern in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011
Narelle Leahey vs Joanna McEachern in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011 Narelle Leahey vs Joanna McEachern in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011 Narelle Leahey vs Joanna McEachern in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011 Narelle Leahey vs Joanna McEachern in the WBC Muay Thai Title August 6, 2011

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