Ozzie Toughman is held tonight, Saturday August 12, on the Gold Coast. The program comprises 32 bouts in one night, presenting two 16-man knockout contests. The fighters battle out in two weight classes: under 80 kg and over 80 kg. To take all, the eventual winner of each tournament has to collect four victories during one evening.
The announced total prize is $50.000. The list of participants includes the athletes out of different disciplines such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA. In addition, the “keyboard warriors” and “street fighters” are welcome. The explained rules of fighting allow kicks, punches and knees, in similarity to K-1.
Representing Western Australia, light heavyweight Rob Powdrill partakes in the event, battling out in the under 80 kg tourney. At the official weigh-in ceremony conducted this morning Perth Muay Thai boxer showed 79.9 kg. “Like a boss,” he captioned the photo posted on Facebook.
MMA fighter Gokhan Turkyilmaz, kickboxer Joep Beerepoot, Thai boxer Chris Petrie are among others forming the opposition for WA athlete. The scheduled start of the show held at the Gold Coast events centre is 5.30 pm.
Rob Powdrill aka “FSU”
Over the course of the fifteen-year career, with the 6-3 record in boxing Rob Powdrill has held the IBO Intercontinental light heavyweight title and WBC Eurasia Pacific light heavyweight title. In 2012 he has also challenged for the World Kickboxing Network super middleweight title, featuring the 49-12-2 resume in the “Art of Eight Limbs”. In addition his tale of the tape includes 2-2 in MMA. After a year break, “FSU” made a come back in July taking the first-round TKO against Harald Olsen.