Toby Smith Headlines Muay Thai Perth Fight Night
Australian Toby Smith and Thai Petchtanong Banchamek in their International muaythai bout on 31st August 2013 at Armadale Arena, Perth, WA / Photo: Emanuel Rudnicki

Australia’s leading Muay Thai fighter ‘The Weapon’ Toby Smith is fighting on April 3 in his home town Perth.

Smith hasn’t fought in Perth in three years. The last time WA’s muaythai fans have seen him in action was back in August 2013. ‘The Weapon’ fought Thailand’s Petchtanong Banchamek, representative of the same camp as the celebrity Buakaw. The fight went on distance with Australian taking the win.

Few months earlier, in March 2013, Smith was looking forward to fight Russian Dzhabar Askerov. Though that challenge didn’t go ahead due to a disagreement in the rules. A year earlier, Smith fought in Perth against Thailand’s best Samsamut Kiatchongkao, who was the Lumpinee stadium #3 ranked fighter, as well as the Rajadamnern stadium champion. That fight ended with the TKO win by Australian, when Thai didn’t come out for Round 5.

Since, Smith was living and fighting in Thailand. He earned the respect from the locals and established his name as one of the best Faragns [foreigners] fighting in Thailand, of the current era of the ‘Art of Eight Limbs’.

Smith is now back to Australia. Four weeks ahead of Perth’s cracker, he is on the mission in Melbourne headlining Rebellion fight show on March 5. There he is facing Max Muay Thai ‘Golden Belt’ winner, Thailand’s Top 10, Eakchanachai Kaewsamrit.

Opponent for Smith at Perth’s ‘Domination 17’ muaythai show on April 3 is yet to be revealed. We will have more on this story as it develops.

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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.