The key rounds: How Sam Ah-See claimed the belt

ROUND ONE: Ah-See starts strongly

On the back of huge home-town support, Ah-See nails the first round with a strong right jab, left hook combination to take home the first round.

It's the best possible start for Ah-See, who then goes on to claim the second and forces King to play catch-up boxing from the outset.

ROUND FIVE: All Ah-See

Already the stronger of the two, the Orange southpaw dominates the fifth round of the contest and following flurry of strong jabs and hooks, nails King hard enough to see him spill through the ropes and inflict an eight-count on the visitor.

Appearing to interact with the crowd, King isn't happy with the referee's call.

A big moment in the fight that falls Ah-See's way.

ROUND SEVEN: King plays catch-up, well

All week the Brisbane-based brawler talked up his power and stamina. It wasn't until late in the contest all of it came to the fore.

Perhaps for the first time in his career, Ah-See appeared rattled and looked weary.

King wasn't going away and his left overhead was landing brutal blows. King wins the close in contest hands down and at this stage of the fight, Ah-See isn't moving as freely as he did early in the bout. King knows and he goes in for the kill.

ROUND EIGHT: King cuts Ah-See

Round eight was all King, as the orthodox fighter socks the home-town hero with some heavy blows to cut Ah-See just below the left eye and draw blood from his nose.

King's corner urges him to capitalise, but, tellingly for a boxer with seven knock-outs in his seven bouts, he couldn't quite land the winning blow.

ROUND TEN: Ah-See lifts

Knowing the fight has gone the distance and points will determine the outcome, Ah-See finds another gear to force King to the ropes and bring the crowd back into the fight.

The Ah-See chant is back and both trade blows but Ah-See's are more telling.

King doesn't connect with two huge hay makers late in the round. If they connect does the result turned? It doesn't matter, Ah-See does enough to claim his first Australian title in a barnburner of a battle.

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