Quinton Smith from Innisfail wins NT Fight Series title belt with first round KO

Quinton Smith lands a kick to his opponent Albert Samuel. Photo: NT Fight Series

LOCAL Muay Thai fighter, Quinton ‘Da Hitman’ Smith, from Athlete Muay Thai gym, has claimed his 12th title belt in scintillating fashion, with a KO in the first minute of the five 2-minute rounds at NT Fight Series in Darwin. 

In the semi-main event, Smith, aged 18, won the NT Fight Series 68kg Welterweight belt, trophy, and sizeable purse against his opponent Alfred ‘The Great White Shark’ Samuel from Future Muay Thai in Cairns.

Smith’s Muay Thai record now stands at 33 fights, 29 wins, four losses, and one KO.

It was huge night of action with 15 fights on the card and witnessed by a vocal Territory crowd.

Blade ‘Lionheart’ Augey, who was Smith’s original opponent pulled out four days prior to the fight, but full credit to the promoter Astro Rodriguez from Lukphinong Muaythai for finding a last-minute match up.

Samuel, a Papua New Guinea champion aged in his early 30s had a record of 18 fights, 15 wins, and three losses.

As Samuel had been preparing for the Nationals in Sydney, which were cancelled due to COVID-19, he agreed to step into the ring to fight Smith.

Both fighters came out sizing each other up, but it was not long before Smith swept and dumped Samuel on his head. 

Despite a head clash in a clinch, Smith quickly gained his composure, and seconds later he unleashed a lethal switch kick to Samuel’s liver, which landed him on the canvas with broken ribs and the fight was all over.

Ryan McDonald from The Fight Academy in Cairns won his bout by TKO, with a spinning back elbow in the first 30 seconds against Abraham Rogato from Brisbane, to take out the WKBF 68kg title belt.

McDonald, aged 33, has an impressive record, which now stands at 37 fights, 25 wins, and 12 KOs.

Smith has put out a challenge to McDonald to contest the WKBF 68kg title and is waiting to see if his opponent will accept. 

His Coach has also put a call out to all promoters, coaches, trainers, and fighters for Smith, who is keen to be matched up with anyone in the world for 66-68kg Pro Muay Thai bouts. 

Smith is back in training in preparation for his Fight World title against Alfie Smith from Bloodshed in Brisbane on November 20. He has also been asked to fight in Eruption in Brisbane on December 11.

Smith especially wished to thank his Coach Clayton Cook, along with his sponsors, Carana Hair & Beauty, Batze Electrical, Punch Equipment Australia, Woop Clothing, Blood Brothers MMA, Precision Plastering FNQ, AllPhase Building & Construction, and General Supplies Rockhampton.

John Cole Toyota Innisfail has recently come onboard as a sponsor and will provide an assault bike for the gym, whilst Furious Fitness Mareeba is Smith’s new supplement sponsor.

Anyone wanting to learn the art of Muay Thai, or become a fighter, should please contact Clayton Cook on 0467 563 752, or visit the Athlete Muay Thai Facebook page.

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