Throwback: Danial Williams vs Aaron Leigh at Caged Muay Thai

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Danial Williams causes upset at Caged Muay Thai 3.

Muay Thai promotion CMT III was held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland. Australia’s first string John Wayne Parr headlined the event earning a decision against Dutch-Surinamese Marco Pique.

The co-headline event was no less intriguing. The super flyweights Aaron Leigh and Danial Williams challenged for the promotion’s 55 kg belt.

The local favorite Aaron Leigh brought to the table the 46-0-1 record. Coming out as an underdog the guest from Western Australia Williams was 16-4-0. The scheduled for five rounds contest ended prior the final bell.

The 14-fight undefeated at that time, Leigh scored an eight count in each of the first two rounds. During the third three minutes both athletes similarly produced an all-round striking from the superman punches to the jumping elbows.

However the image altered in Round 4. Williams appeared as aggressive as they come. Moreover, despite of being in the fight for already nine minutes and going down twice, he showed no signs of intention to slow down his performance.

In the middle of the fourth round Williams landed the right hand that dropped Leigh to the canvas. After receiving an eight count the latter got up and the fight resumed. The WA fighter continued showing the dominance and scored another eight count, standing.

The following fury of punches forced the referee Brad Vocale to ultimately stop the contest. As a result Williams was proclaimed as the winner by TKO at 2 minutes and 47 seconds of Round 4.

Caged Muay Thai is in makes of its next show. The CMT 3 promotion is held on August 4. “The Gunslinger” John Wayne Parr faces off Jake Purdy in the main event. In addition, Thai Ghot Seur Noi squares off against Chris Wells of New Zealand.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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