Toby Smith KOs Dieselek in Round 3

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Australia’s ‘Weapon’ Toby Smith has taken Round 3 knockout win via right uppercut elbow over Thai Dieselek TopKingBoxing in the main event of Domination 17 fight night in Perth, Australia on Saturday 2nd April 2016.

Quite frankly I haven’t expected neither this fight to go on distance, nor Thai veteran to take the win. By the book ‘The Weapon’ Smith had 99% of chances to take the win, as well as to stop his vis-à-vis much earlier the final bell. However Dieselek certainly believed he had that one lucky chance to steal the cake. The book is not always right, especially when it comes to the fight business. Nevertheless, this time it was and what happened – happened.

In the opening round we’ve predominately seen the kicking trade, as well as some work in clinch. During the following three minutes Smith was traditionally putting on pressure, landing massive kicks as well as hurting his opponent’s body with the side knees when it was coming to clinch.

The third round which happened to be the last, certainly escalated with Smith going in even more. He was targeting the body with the power punches. Even so, Dieselek strived to fight back. The high ratio work in clinch kept seeing those solid knees to the body. Additionally, Smith started to apply uppercut elbows. It was eventually all over at 1 minute 30 seconds with one of those elbows again reaching the target, dropping Dieselek to the canvas.

This was Smith’s first fight in front of his home Perth’s crowd in about three years. Prior, he has lived, trained and fought authentic Muay Thai elite in the kingdom of Thailand. Few weeks ahead of hometown clash with Dieselek, Smith made his original return to Australian shores with the fight in Melbourne where he stopped Eakchanachai Kaewsamrit. On July 16 Smith will again travel to Melbourne where he faces New Zealand’s star Brad Riddell.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai 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. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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