The opening round saw a confident looking O'Brien attempting to land hayemakers from the off whilst Ng tried to make the most his technically superior boxing. With his solid technique it didn't take long for the "Macau Kid" to settling to his boxing and land stiff shots, including some very crisp jabs, heavy counter right hands and hard looking body shots.
Although the technically better boxer Ng was given a good work out in the opening round as O'Brien tried, several times, to take his head off. In the second round O'Brien continued with the same tactics though he began to be picked off more frequently by Ng who began to look like a very good prospect once the pace slowed slightly.
O'Brien's activity continues in round 3 though he was beginning to be walked down by Ng who actually wobbled him midway through the round. It was the best round of the fight with both landing some clean shots though it was a round that saw O'Brien's feet becoming flat and allowing Ng a lot more success as a result.
Round 4 was close though Ng seemed to steal it with a few hard and clean right hands against the tough O'Brien who lacked the power to catch the attention despite his good work rate. Despite having taken some solid shots it wasn't until round 5 that we first saw some claret as O'Brien's nose began bleeding, the result of Ng's clean head shots. Although there was blood it was little more than a small bit of damage and it didn't seem to effect the Kiwi who completed the 6th round though was a clear loser on the cards, despite putting up a good effort over-all.
The idea of Ng being a "work in progress" is clear though he is a fighter who has the tools to become a very talented fighter. He seems to understand what boxing is about as opposed to just fighting, he moves relatively well, generally throws technically correct and looks like a man who is improving every fight. There is clearly a lack of experience on his behalf and he does need a lot of work but we are looking forward to his development and fights like this will certainly help him develop as will physical maturity which, of course, cannot be rushed.