Danny Kennedy Claims WBF Asia Pacific Crown in Sydney, Australia after climbing off the canvas.

In the Main Event of a WBF Double Header that also featured the vacant WBF Australasian Lightweight title, Danny Kennedy has defeated Adam Kaoullas via way of Split Points decision to be crowned WBF Asia Pacific Welterweight Champ.

In a super classy fight, we can certainly say that this one will definitely be in the running for 'Fight of the Year' next to the WBF International Super Middleweight bout between Ali Elrich and Chase Haley recently.

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Round 1 was a very typical opener to a 10 Round title bout with both fighters feeling out the other, plenty of feints and lots of head movement and the occasional jab and flurry from both with Kennedy landing the cleaner shots

Round 2 had Kaoullas patient and looking to counter whilst Kennedy was content to work behind his jab, doubling up and looking for the openings. Toward the end of round, in a heated exchange just seconds before the clack of the 10 second warning could be heard, Kaoullas lands a perfectly timed right cross that sent Kennedy to the canvas. He looked rattled as he got to his feet at the count of 5 and seemed to recover quickly as Kaoullas didn't rush in looking to end it.

Round 3 Kaoullas comes out confidently after sending his opponent to the canvas only a moment before and has Kennedy in trouble in the middle of the round up against the ropes then Kennedy comes back with a flurry of his own landing combinations.

Danny Kennedy vs Adam Kaoullas

Round 4 After hearted exchanges from the previous round both boys appear to settle and the round becomes a jabfest with Kennedy landing more often.

Round 5 Big exchanges from both boys early in the round with Kaoullas landing the cleaner shots… Clear Kaoullas round. I'ts anyone's fight at the end of the halfway mark.

Round 6 The pace picks up in a real classy fight that is a real chess match. Both boys open up late in the round with exchanges with Kennedy landing the scoring shots.

Danny Kennedy vs Adam Kaoullas

Round 7 Back to earlier rounds with Kennedy back working behind his jab and Kaoullas looking to counter. Kennedy making Kaoullas miss and landing some clean shots, clear Kennedy round.  

Round 8 Both boys faces marking up now with 2 cuts on Kennedy's face that his corner has done a great job on in between rounds. Fast paced action with many exchanges from both boys throughout the round that saw Kennedy landing the cleaner shots.

Danny Kennedy vs Adam Kaoullas

Round 9 Two to go as Kaoullas picks up the pace and is busier than earlier rounds. Both boys landing clean combinations in a truly world class fight. Late in the round both really open up to the excitement of the crowd that are now on their feet. The sound is deafening throughout the Auditorium as Kaoullas lands the heavy shots.

Round 10 – Final round that doesn't disappoint with both fighters possibly feeling its close and want to make sure they impress. Incredibly fast and furious round with nonstop action from bell to bell. This has been a fight that will be spoken about long after it has finished. A super classy and clean fight that had everyone at the venue on the edge of their seats until they were no longer sitting….

Danny Kennedy vs Adam Kaoullas

We go to the Judges scorecards as all in attendance catch their breath after witnessing an incredible Main Event Championship fight. The 3 Judges at ringside saw it this way  95-94 96-93 and 95-96
Official Result – Danny Kennedy def Adam Kaoullas via Split Points Decision  10/10

Danny Kennedy Claims WBF Asia Pacific Crown

Danny Kennedy Claims WBF Asia Pacific Crown

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