Aussie Andrew Gosden captures the vacant Asia Pacific Super Welterweight Crown

Andrew Gosden (Australia) has defeated Paitoon Jaikom (Thailand) by way of unanimous decision June 25th at the Sunshine Coast Function Centre, QLD Australia.

The WBF Asia Pacific Championship bout was the main event of an impressive Pro-Am card promoted by Kim Gray of ‘Undisputed Promotions’ that also featured the WBF Masters Title as the main attraction that headlined the amateur card.

A capacity crowd were on their feet for the entire 10 rounds of the main event and witnessed an absolute war between the Australian and the Thai. The fight started slowly with Gosden working behind an accurate jab for most of the early rounds with Jaikom seemingly content to bide his time possibly as part of his game plan.

The middle rounds were a seesawing battle that saw Gosden still landing the jab at will with Jaikom always coming home strong with a flurry of punches toward the end of each round that had Gosden having to counter on the back foot.

The later rounds saw both boys lift to another level with the crowd deafening as  Jaikom became more aggressive throwing loaded shots and combinations that had Gosden countering from a tightened up defence. This was a tough grinding fight and one most certainly worthy of a WBF championship title.

Official decision – Gosden (Australia) def Jaikom (Thailand)   UD10

Andrew Gosden (Centre) with WBF President Mick Croucher (Left) and WBF Vice President Paul Saunders (Right)

On the Undercard

The (75kg Division) WBF Masters Title was on the line in a gruelling 4 round Amateur contest between Steven Estoban who has fought all over the world and Stephen Jeffs who had recently defeated the current Australian Masters Champion.

This was a very well matched fight that saw Jeffs edging out every round on the way to a unanimous points victory over the tough and willing Estoban in what was a very entertaining bout.

“It was an amazing event that we worked very hard to put together and it was certainly all worth it” said Undisputed Promotions boss Mr Kim Gray. “I was very impressed with the quality of all the fights on the show, and I will definitely be promoting WBF Titles again in the future and hopefully the next one will be a WBF World Title later this year”

WBF Amateur Masters Title winner (Stephen Jeffs)

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