World Boxing Foundation has a new World Heavyweight Champion

In front of a 2000-strong crowd at the Darwin Convention Centre, Peter “The Chief’’ Graham has been announced as the new World Boxing Foundation heavyweight champion against American Julius Long.

The fight was stopped at the fifth round after Graham received a cut above his right eye that was declared serious enough to stop the fight. The referee decided the cut had originated earlier in the fight due to an accidental head clash, even though a later punch from Long opened the wound even further.

Graham was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards after the fifth round stoppage of the 12-round contest and was awarded the win.

Picture: ELISE DERWIN.


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