MCKEAN KO'S NASIO TO SEAL AUSTRALIAN TITLE
By Tom Watt on Oct 9 2017
This past weekend, Brisbane fighter, Demsey McKean (11-0-0) dominated ‘Wild’ Will Nasio in impressive fashion and in doing so, became the new Australian Heavyweight Champion.
McKean, a rangy, athletic southpaw utilised his clear height and reach advantage to full effect and looked as though he was headed to a convincing points victory when a devastating one-two in the sixth round left Nasio reeling on the canvas. The former Champion was able to get to his feet before the count but as McKean looked to pile on the pressure, the referee stepped in to call an end to the bout.
With no amateur Boxing background (although some experience in Kickboxing and MMA), McKean has, in just two years, won his first eleven bouts and placed himself firmly among Australia’s leading heavyweights. I reached out to the new Aussie Champion earlier today and he had this to say about his performance and place for the future:
“We're looking at defending the title at the end of the year, aiming for a high ranked opponent but we're still trying to get it sorted. The fight panned out exactly how we planned it from start to finish, a perfectly executed game-plan that I visualised over and over in the time leading up to the fight”
With another fight already in the works, it looks as though McKean will be out again before the end of the year with his opponent yet to be named. McKean has been training with Alex Leapai for this fight and if Leapai is to win his comeback fight next weekend he may well be tempted to chase the Aussie Title (a title he is yet to acquire) and set-up a big domestic clash with his recent sparring partner and Lucas Browne has also stated he would be open to a clash with the new Champion – although admittedly further down the line.
Watch this space for more news as it unfolds.
(Above) Demsey McKean and Alex Leapai after a recent sparring session