New Champion – Chris “Killer” Watt
Saturday April 3 saw the rematch between current champion Ric Pisaneschi and challenger Chris “Killer” Watt at Domination 17. It would be the second time the two would face off following a controversial decision in their first bout in July 2015 for the WMC Junior Middleweight State Muay Thai championship.
Pamorn Martdee with Chris “Killer” Watt following his State Title win on Saturday. (Photographs courtesy of Brock Doe Fight Photography)
There was no love lost as the bout started furiously with both trading and blood drawn early from Watt from a trade of elbows between the two. Watt managed to keep his composure landing some well timed kicks and combinations of his own despite the blood that began to flow more and more as the rounds went on. The crowd was in a frenzy as Pisaneschi looked for elbow attack while Watt not afraid to throw his own; took extra measure with his long range weapons in kicks to the leading leg and the body. It was in round three that Watt would drop Pisaneschi with a spinning back first that put him down for the count. In round four Watt pushed forward with further attack to the legs and body despite being cut yet again by an elbow and covered in blood. In round five it went down to the wire as the two fought ferociously trading toe-to-toe and blood spattered as far as the first row of the crowd and the viewers on the edges of their seats.
At the decision it was Chris “Killer” Watt announced the winner by decision and crowned the new WMC Junior Middleweight Champion of Western Australia.
A gallant display of heart, determination and hunger to overcome adversity to claim the victory. All of the hard work, training and team support allowed Watt to take the mighty win.
Champions Gym would like to say a huge thank you to the CGFT supporters known as the “Blue Army” turning out in force as well as our sponsors Scott Dryland and Subzero Recovery.