World Boxing Foundation Asia Pacific Welterweight Title

Aussie Michael Upton captures the Asia Pacific Welterweight Crown in a bout that can only be described as a real candidate for 2015 Fight of the Year!

Doyalson New South Wales, Australia was the venue and the Main Event was most definitely worthy of a Championship Title.

Michael Upton faced off against fellow Australian Will Sands in the Main Event of a very well organised Pro-Am promotion. The undercard featured some local Amateur talent as well as another professional Super Middle weight contest.

Michael Upton faced off against fellow Australian Will Sands
Photo Credit Ryan Leembruggen

CCB Promotions boss Kylie Mannix must be congratulated for the professionalism shown throughout the promotion with a packed auditorium and extremely well matched Pro-Am card.

With the Asia Pacific Welterweight Title on the line both Sands and Upton definitely came to fight. Sands had the upper hand early landing the heavier blows and appeared the busier of the two and the aggressor pressing forward. As the fight progressed through the middle rounds Upton rallied back evening things up with some aggression of his own landing the jab and following up with combinations which had his opponent on the back foot.

The later rounds of the fight saw the action seesawing back and forth in an all out war with both boys fighting their hearts out to the very last second of the tenth and final round. The crowd was deafening and on their feet for most of the fight with many in attendance shrugging their shoulders at the final bell appearing unable to draw a conclusion as to the winner of the bout....


Photo Credit Ryan Leembruggen


Photo Credit Ryan Leembruggen

After 10 hard fought rounds…… We go to the Judges score cards!!

After a lengthy calculation by officials ringside the scores read this way: 

  • Judge 1 scored the bout 95-94 Upton.
  • Judge 2 scored the bout 97-94 Sands.
  • Judge 3 scored the bout 95-94 Upton.

Official Decision Michael Upton defeats Will Sands by way of split decision and becomes the new WBF Asia Pacific Welterweight Champion.


Photo Credit Ryan Leembruggen


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