Daniel Dawson Returns to Muay Thai
Dawson Back In Kicking / Photo: Facebook

Australia’s eminent boxer Daniel Dawson is set to return to the eight limbs fighting mid this year.

38-years-old Perth-based fighter Daniel Dawson is, hands down, the second pro boxing name, following celebrity Danny Green, known across the sea. Dawson has been involved in two-fist game since early 2000’s, winning his first belt of WA light-middleweight champion back in 2003.

His latest title win was ten years later in 2013, when he became WBF world light-middleweight champion, taking the win over Congo-born American Alex Bunema. During those ten years of boxing Dawson has had 46 bouts, 40 wins with 26 KOs, 5 defeats and 1 draw. He, of course, fought on his home-soil here in Australia, twice in the place where every boxer strives to be – in the USA, versing Austin Trout and Serhiy Dzinziruk, and has also battled Glen Tapia in China last March.

Prior completely switching onto boxing in 2008, Dawson has accomplished, as much or as a little, but a professional kickboxing record of 65 bouts with 53 wins, where 31 of them he has ended by the way of knockout. These are only the tale of the tape numbers, right. So let’s dig a bit deeper.

In the first listed pro match back in 1999, Dawson has faced, already internationally established muaythai star from Land Down Under, John Wayne Parr. The bout, held on the Gold Coast, went on distance with Parr taking the victory via the judges decision. A year later, Dawson fought JWP again when they clashed in the quarter final of the 8 man tournament in Melbourne. Dawson has taken an extra round win, but despite the victory, was forced to withdraw from tourney due to received injury. Indeed, the following year Dawson took all.

Further down the track in the developing of his kickboxing career, Dawson fought throughout Australia, Japan, Thailand, China, New Zealand and USA. He has gained a number of world titles, as well as taken the wins and battled with some of the most prominent athletes of 2000’s, such as South African Virgil Kalakoda, Dutch Andy Souwer, just to name a couple.

Daniel Dawson is now seriously set to make a comeback to Muay Thai fighting.

His latest eight-limbs challenge was over five years ago. Indeed, he is full of fire and desires it.

“I’m looking forward to be back in kicking. It’s my first love, it’s the passion that drove me through all my childhood years, all my twenties,” Dawson said on Monday, after going seven rounds on pads with muaythai expert from Bangkok Top Sangmorakot.

“When I’ve started boxing, it was a big challenge. But I’ve missed thai-boxing so much, so I have to come back.”

“So I am back now, I am going to fight this year.”

“Mid year will be the first fight. I look forward to entertain you all again.”

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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