'He totally outclassed his opponent': Charlie in charge and a cut above

IN THE BAG: High Impact’s Scott McGlashan, Anthony Wharton, Charlie Bubb and Scott Allen had a successful fight night in Gosford. Photo JUDE KEOGH
IN THE BAG: High Impact’s Scott McGlashan, Anthony Wharton, Charlie Bubb and Scott Allen had a successful fight night in Gosford. Photo JUDE KEOGH

SO far, no opponent has even gone the distance in a fight with Orange’s Charlie Bubb, let alone beat the 18-year-old phenom.

A little over a week ago at the Next Generation Fight Night in Gosford, Bubb continued the sort of form which saw him score commanding wins in his first four professional fights, three of which were in Thailand.

All but the first of those were stopped thanks to cuts, and his latest fight was too.

Bubb was dominant from start to finish in his fifth professional bout against Cameron Webb, ending the fight in the first round after slicing Webb’s forehead open to keep his unbeaten record intact.

His trainer, High Impact Martial Arts and Health Studio’s Anthony Wharton, said it was another classy display.

“The fight was stopped by the doctor due to cuts, but he was very dominant,” he said.

“I’d even say he totally outclassed his opponent in the way that Cameron couldn’t challenge Charlie’s  technique and pressure.”

Wharton said the large chunk of the summer Bubb spent training at and fighting out of Sitsongpeenong Phuket Muay Thai, in Thailand, has resulted in him coming back to Australia a very different fighter.

“He’s definitely sharpened his technique,” he said.

“He had a very aggressive style before, pushing forward, but now he’s quite a tactician in the way that he fights - he doesn’t waste any shots.

“He’s combined that aggression with some fighting smarts now.”

It was an excellent weekend for High Impact fighters, with Scott Allen claiming a win in his first amateur fight while Scott McGlashen also scored a victory.

Including Bubb’s fight, none of the trio’s opponents lasted more than two rounds.

Allen and McGlashen both claimed TKO wins as well.

“They really controlled their bouts and showed dominance,” Wharton said.

“The next lot of fights for these guys is coming up in April and they’re all very confident after their last outings.”