Balla Wins


Qamil  “Golden Boy” Balla won the WBA Oceania Super Lightweight title by stopping durable Indonesian Hero Tito at the Grandstar Reception & Convention Centre in Altona North. Balla started well and built up a sizeable lead with his jab and fast counter-punching. Tito had no answer and round 6 was the telling round where he was knocked down and given the mandatory 8 count by referee Bryce Birtwistle. Once the action continued, Balla moved in with a barrage of punches leaving Birtwistle no option but to stop the fight at 1min 40secs. Protest from the Tito camp came to nothing but he can be proud of his efforts as he looked good with his compact fighting style. In the end the new champs punch output was what all 3 judges saw with scores of 50-45 (x2) and 50-46. Promoter was Prince Promotions who’s 1st show as a promoter was a great success and sellout.