ORANGE’S Sam Ah-See is itching to either get back in the ring or extend his learning.
The Australian super-welterweight champion’s eagerness to do more comes off the back of his win over Mike Esgandari last Wednesday.
Ah-See won a unanimous decision after going the full six rounds against Esgandari at The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington.
“If there had been five more seconds I would have stopped him. He was out on his feet,” Ah-See said of his opponent.
“It was one of my better performances of my career.”
Esgandari had won his previous three bouts by technical knockout, but he couldn’t stop Ah-See.
The Orange product had learnt from his previous win against Shannon “Shaggy” King in February.
The Southpaw said he also applied what he learnt from his 17-day camp with former Australian heavyweight contender Justine Fortune in America in May.
“I wanted to pace myself, stay composed, stay sharp,” Ah-See explained.
“In Orange, I sensed a knock out and I went all out. I didn’t want to make the same mistake I did in Orange. I put in a good performance.
“The whole mentality and combinations I threw in the fight was what I learnt in America. The advice I took from overseas was staying relaxed.”
Ah-See admitted Esgandari was a difficult opponent.
“I hit him with good shots. I hit him with everything. This guy is ridiculously tough,” he said.
“He kept coming forward. He was awkward. Even though I did it pretty easy, it was tough.”
The 23-year-old is now trying to plan what he will do next.
“I either want to fight in the next nine weeks or go back to the States,” he said.
“I need to keep active because I’ve got good momentum going.”
Promoter Brian Amatruda is keen to have Ah-See back in Melbourne, which is something the boxer would be interested in.
“I’ve never fought in a show like that in Australia before. There were 1500 people on a Wednesday night,” Ah-See said.