Wynn Neo crowned Singapore’s first ever WBC Muay Thai Featherweight National Champion at ‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’

Wynn Neo (©David Ash)
Wynn Neo (©David Ash)

Singapore Fighting Championship held “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore on June 29, 2019 with 13 bouts of mixed martial arts, boxing and Muay Thai. The World Boxing Council Muay Thai featherweight title lived up to the hype as Muse Fitness Gym’s Wynn Neo and Vanda Fit’s Vincent Chew met in a flurry of blows right from the bell in an equally exhilarating fight.

Neo nearly thrice threw his opponent over the ropes in his opening statement and remained dominant throughout the match. Chew, who went down in the fourth after taking a knee to the body, admitted that the WBC Muay Thai national featherweight champion’s aggression stifled his tactics.

“SFC 7: Eight Limbs” was also an impressive showcase of professional and amateur fighters. SFC continues to be the leading advocate for local fighters and a legitimate platform that elevates the level of combat sports in Singapore.

Singaporean fighters bossed the amateur category. But credit has to go to Indonesia’s MMA amateur fighter Ikrima Affan for his two reversals from the brink against Henry Yeo to deny Singapore a clean sweep.

Crowd favorite and Asia’s number one female boxer Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie of Singapore did not disappoint by technically dominating the speedier Siriphon Chanbuala of Thailand. The Singaporean boxer had to wait for her TKO after her Thai opponent was saved by the bell in round four but the former promptly sealed her victory early in the fifth with her trusty body shot.

Muhammad “Mr Fantastique”Ashiq of Singapore breezed to a second round TKO against Yotchanchai Yakaeo of Thailand. The Thai contender left himself too open and the Singaporean fighter obliged with a few left uppercuts, some body shots and a hard right to down the Thai veteran at the end of round one.

The WBC International Silver Super Bantamweight champion turned up the heat in round two and wrapped up the match with another lethal combination. Meanwhile, watch all the “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” bouts here:

Brandon Ng is Singapore’s first ever WBC Muay Thai Welterweight National Champions at ‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’

Brandon Ng  (©Singapore Fighting Championship)
Brandon Ng (©Singapore Fighting Championship)

Singapore Fighting Championship made history on its seventh installment at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore on June 29, 2019. Featuring 13 intense bouts of mixed martial arts, boxing and Muay Thai, “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” culminated in the crowning of the country’s first-ever national Muay Thai champions.

Independent fighter Brandon Ng, 25, became Singapore’s first professional World Boxing Council Muay Thai Welterweight Champion. He won via unanimous decision over Andre Seah, 27, of Vanda Fit Gym in a no-holds-barred showdown.

A fighter who turned professional on a 16-1 amateur record, Seah started strong but his opponent drew on his 50-plus fight experience to level the round. Alert to the challenge that stood with eight limbs before him, Ng edged the second with a hard-earned clinch toss and a hard kick to the body.

In the third round, Ng toppled Seah again using his opponent’s momentum of wild swings against him. The Vanda Vanda Fit Gym athlete came back strong in the next round and Ng barely evaded a head kick.

Seah also very nearly caught Ng with a spinning elbow. In the fifth round, the former was buoyed by his latest efforts as he continued firing but it proved too little, too late as Ng became the country’s first WBC Muay Thai national champion on a unanimous decision.

“It was a good fight,” Ng said. “I am extremely happy that I won this fight. It was a very important fight because it is in Singapore.”

“I rarely get to fight in Singapore,” the newly crowned WBC Muay Thai Welterweight Champion said. “So I wanted to make the most out of this opportunity to showcase my skills and what I can do in the ring.”

In the other professional fights, Orwa Issa of Syria kept focus on the target his opponent’s nifty footwork to win his first professional fight. Amanda Chan of Juggernaut Fight Club claimed a hard-fought unanimous win in the fourth professional bout.

Rey Caitom Jr., 33, of the Philippines extended his 8-0-1 unbeaten run with a boxing masterclass wearing down his opponent to create openings for the knock out. Meanwhile, watch all the “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” bouts here:

‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’ fight card: Brandon Ng vs Andre Seah, Wynn Neo vs Vincent Chew

'SFC 7: Eight Limbs' poster

  • Promotion: Singapore Fighting Championship
  • Event: “SFC 7: Eight Limbs”
  • Venue: Juggernaut Fight Club, 10 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168895
  • Date: June 29, 2019 (6:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • Host: Kavin Jay

Nurshahidah Roslie (Juggernaut, Singapore) vs Siriphon Chanbuala (Thailand)
Muhammad Ashiq (Juggernaut, Singapore) vs Yotchanchai Yakaeo (Thailand)
Rey Caitom Jr (Philippines Unbeatable Boxing) vs Kachonsok Pothong (Thailand)

Brandon Ng (Independent) vs Andre Seah (Vanda, Singapore) 
Wynn Neo (Muse, Singapore) vs Vincent Chew (Vanda, Singapore) 

Caryl Lim (Impact, Singapore) vs Nabilla Sakhina (Indonesia)
Henry Yeo (Impact, Singapore) vs Ikrima Affan (Indonesia)
Alouysius Toh (Impact, Singapore) vs Danesh Solleyapan (Malaysia)

Arvin Isabelo (Evolve, Singapore) vs Benedict Neo (Hilltop, Singapore)
Tan Kai Li (Vanda, Singapore) vs Aisyah Atiqah (Promanee Gym Phuket)

Singapore Fighting Championship back to make history, releases ‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’ fight card

'SFC 7: Eight Limbs' poster

SINGAPORE, 11 June 2019 – The Singapore Fighting Championship (SFC) team is back with round seven of its smashing multi-discipline event. SFC 7 “Eight Limbs” is set to make history with not one, but two unprecedented National Muay Thai Title bouts.

For the main events, four of Singapore’s most accomplished muay thai fighters will do battle to be our first ever World Boxing Council (WBC) National Muay Thai Champions.

Independent welterweight contender Brandon Ng is just 25 years of age, and already has amassed over 50 bouts under his belt, mostly plied in some of the biggest stadiums in Thailand such as Rajadamnern and the World famous Lumpinee stadium. Featherweight contender Wynn Neo, a Temasek Poly Aerospace Engineering student who fights out of the Muse Fitness gym here in Singapore, has built a solid reputation in his young career.

Their opponents, welterweight Andre Seah and featherweight Vincent Chew represent the popular Vanda Fit gym (formerly Vanda Boxing). 27-year-old Andre Seah turned pro after compiling a respectable 16-1 amateur record and hardly backs down from fight opportunities. 24-year-old Vincent Chew is so far undefeated in his pro career and he intends to keep it that way come 29 June. Vincent has also represented Singapore at the World Muay Thai Organisation (WMO) championships in Thailand last year.

They will be joined by back-to-back WBC Asia Female Fighter of the Year and reigning WBC ASIA Super Bantamweight champion Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie. The number one ranked female boxer in Asia and ranked number five in the world by WBC, is the most accomplished professional boxer in Singapore and has the opportunity to become Singapore’s first legitimate professional boxing champion.

Finishing up the pro cards is none other than one of Singapore’s best, ‘Mr Fantastique’ Muhammad Ashiq. Nine months ago, Ashiq became the first Singaporean to win the WBC International Silver Championship with a stunning signature body shot knockout following an early knockdown by his more experienced Indonesian opponent at the Lion City Fury boxing event. This time around, Ashiq will be duking it out against 40-fight veteran and former WBC Asia Champion, Yotchanchai Yakaeo.

Also on the card is undefeated Filipino boxer Rey Caitom Jr, who was Muhammad Ridhwan’s former coach not too long ago.

Hosted by funny man Kavin Jay, SFC 7 will feature amateurs and professionals in MMA, muay thai and boxing from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. It will be held on 29 June 2019 at Juggernaut Fight Club.

Tickets are $40 at Evolve, Hilltop Academy, Impact MMA, Muse Fitness Club, Vanda and Juggernaut Fight Club from now till fight night, and $45 at the door.