Michael Badato wins
national championship

28 Mar 2011

WBC Muaythai in Sydney

Michael Badato (NSW) won the WBC Australian Muaythai Super Middleweight title against Brett Whitton (Queensland) in Sydney, staged by Invincible Promotions.

Badato, the harbour city favourite, won the (76.364 kg) title in a close contest.

Badato knocked Whitton down with a right cross early in the first round, but the Queeslander fought back and cut Badato with some well timed elbow strikes. The end came suddenly in the third round when Badato threw a right cross to Whitton's jaw for a KO win.

Badato's brother Von stepped in for the vacant WBC Muaythai Welterweight title bout against Mark Sarracino from the Gold Coast. The bout was fast and furious from the opening with Badato throwing every weapon. Sarracino rode out the storm and cut Badato with a knee strike in round four. In the final round Badato took an eight count and Sarracino, after five even rounds, went on to win the title with an unanimous points decision.

In the third national title for the Super Featherweight Championship South Australia's Brian Hasse defeated Joe Concha (NSW) with a left hook KO in the third round.

In the WBC New South Wales titles:

* Mark Fowler beat Cheyne Rees in a split decision for the Lightweight New South Wales Title .
* Jay Habib won the Welterweight New South Wales Title against Michael Green.

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