Misagh Norouzi Heads Towards Pro

Iran-born Australian muay thai-boxer Misagh Norouzi is making conclusive step to kick off his professional career.

Misagh Norouzi, 19, is a Western Australia’s prospect of the next generation of notable muaythai personalities from Land Down Under. He has trained from scratch for a year time only. However his camp considers that today’s 3-2 fight record is “not that bad for a newbie, who has fought double experienced opponents”.

Norouzi is coached by an expert from Thailand Top Sangmorakot in Perth, WA. Sangmorakot is a well-known trainer, who has helped WA’s elite, such as UFC fighter Steve Kennedy and famous boxer Daniel Dawson, in their fight preparations.

“He [Norouzi] is different. He fights on Saturday, and on Monday he already comes again to kick pads with me for five rounds,” Sangmorakot said.

“Very rare you can see see this kind of striving from Farang [Foreigner] in the Western country.”

Misagh Norouzi made his début in March 2015, only three months after entering the fight gym.

Since then he fought every six-seven weeks. His latest bout was back in August last year. The gap until now happened due to three challenges not going ahead. He has trained hard on the daily basis, regardless.

“I believe to be successful in anything you really have to give a 100% not paying attention to all the negative situations and all the let downs that occur throughout the journey,” Norouzi said.

“Another thing that motivates me is my trainer treating me like a pro with all positive vibes,”

“Having him believing in me and caring for me with all his heart, makes me want to do everything in my power to pay him back, and most important, to prove him that he is not wasting his time on me.”

On March 4 Norouzi is fighting six-fight competitor John Morton, 29, at Thunderdome IV fight night at Perth Metro City club. This will be his first bout of the year, as well as the final step in the amateur class. The regulation of the WA Combat Sports commission obligates all athletes to pass six geared up contests, prior being recognized as the “professionals”.

Norouzi’s trainer Sangmorakot seriously aims towards the proper development and future. The journey to the birthplace of the ‘Art of Eight Limps’, the Kingdom of Thailand, is certainly on the books.

“He trains non-stop, with or with no fight-booked,”

“I want him to fight often. Thai style. They call you on Monday and you are ready to fight on Saturday.”

“In Australia when opponent pulls out, promoter not always can find a replacement within a week.”

“In Thailand you can fight every weekend. I want Misagh to compete with real opponents.”