Rob Powdrill faces off Harald Olsen at Perth muaythai promotion Thunderdome
Rob Powdrill (l) representing WKN Australia Top Team at The Circle tournament on September 12, 2015 in Madrid, Spain

Rob Powdrill faces off Harald Olsen

Australian light heavyweight Rob Powdrill makes comeback with Muay Thai. Fighting for over fifteen years he has built his name in all stand up styles of fighting. In addition his tale of the tape includes the 2-2 record in MMA.

With a devastating leg kick in his arsenal, Powdrill (48-12-2) earned numerous Australian and South Pacific titles in Muay Thai, as well as claimed the WMF World light heavyweight belt.

Moreover, being a part of the WKN Top Team he has twice represented the Nation in Europe. In 2012 Perth fighter challenged for the World Kickboxing Network super middleweight title in France, as well as took part in the 2015 The Circle tournament in Spain.

In The Sweet Science Rob Powdrill caused several upsets. To date he declared the 6-3-0, 1 KO record.

In 2014 he knocked out Damien Hooper in the first round. The following year he took a split decision against Sam Rapira, and also claimed the International Boxing Organization Inter-continental light heavyweight title.

Powdrill’s most recent bout was in May 2016 in China. He went up against Olympian Fanlong Meng, facing the fourth round stoppage.

On Friday July 14 Rob Powdrill again steps inside the ring. He squares off against Harald Olsen, headlining the “Thunderdome XXI”. The latter is a former Belgium and Australian National champion.

Battling put in front of the home crowd in Perth, the pair goes to origins. The contest is for the Western Australian light heavyweight title in Muay Thai.

When asked what made him return to Muay Thai after a break that lasted for over a year Powdrill said he had been missing the all-round action. Furthermore he doesn’t cross off boxing either, as well as up for MMA bouts.

“I’ve just missed it. And no I’m not done with boxing. I’m still up for MMA even,” said Rob Powdrill.

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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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