Mike Kirby’s women’s western belt wins gold in final women’s final
Michael Kirby has won the women’s Western Australian women’s title in her final bout of the year after defeating Cara Mills by unanimous decision.
The 34-year-old Mills, who lost her world title to American Kelly Pavlik in the women’the Olympics, went for a first-round knockdown in the second round and was down early in the third but came back to win in just over three minutes.
“It was a huge thrill,” Mills said after the bout.
“I felt like I had everything going for me and then the ref came in.
I had a lot of confidence coming into this and just didn’t expect to do what I did. “
It was just a really big night for me.”
“I had a lot of confidence coming into this and just didn’t expect to do what I did.
It’s all my family that’s behind me and I’m grateful to my team for putting me through that.”
Mills, who became the first Australian to win a world title after beating Pavlik, was awarded the gold medal with a unanimous decision in the first round.
Mills was hoping to be the first person in Australian women`s history to win two titles.
The 33-year‑old Mills was coming off a second consecutive world title and her first at the Olympics.
She was also hoping for another world title at the Olympic Games.
“You always want to have a chance to go all the way, so to get the gold was a dream come true,” Mills told AAP.
“It’s just another great achievement for me, to be able to win my first ever gold medal at an Australian Games.
The result makes me very proud, to win again.”
Marks: Kirby defends title against MillsMills has lost her last four fights and has been out of action since June.
Australian sport is known for its low standards and has a reputation for not holding back when it comes to controversial decisions.
Mills had been the world champion since her win over Pavlik.
Milton and Mills fought in a rematch in Rio de Janeiro and the pair faced off for the world title on Tuesday.
Milling lost the first three rounds of the fight and then got on the scoreboard in the fifth, but Mills was able to land an impressive first-half combination.
Milstings left hand was not as powerful as it should have been and Mills countered with a powerful right-hand, landing a pair of punches that forced Mills to the canvas.
After Mills landed the second, Kirby stepped in with punches and landed a combination on Mills that sent the fight to the ground.
The Australian women took a decision.
“Mills got into a rhythm and I was not getting the opportunities to do anything.
It was a really hard fight,” Kirby said.
“But she just got in my face and I just took her to the mat and got my win.”
The pair will now face each other in the final on December 9.