Toby Smith Takes on Johane Beausejour at Nemesis 11 Perth
Johane Beausejour / Pic: MLT

Australian Toby Smith faces Johane Beausejour from France in the main event of Nemesis 11 fight night on Saturday 21st May in Perth, WA.

Extravaganza Johane Beausejour will issue a challenge for Australia’s best Toby ‘The Weapon’ Smith. Frenchman is a replacement for England’s Soloman Wickstead who pulled out from the contest due to an unexplained reason the day after Fightmag media release. Indeed, five weeks ahead of a big Nemesis 11 fight show, promoter Patrick Talbot was in front of the dilemma. Hard working event-maker aims to install the following edition of an evening not to be forgotten.

The WKN Australia in collaboration with Thai expert Top Sangmorakot looked through the potential to bring today’s truly strongest competitor from Thailand. Nevertheless, realizing that the five-week time frame would not allow to process the VISA, promoter Talbot decided to stick to the core plan by bringing to Perth the first farang [foreigner] in five years. The WKN World Office received as many as over fifty inquiries to take on Smith. Indeed, Eastern Europeans are always ready to clash under the rules of the Art of the Eight limbs, seeing Australia’s best as just another fighter. However the VISA procedure requires its time which makes a match against Easterner impossible for this particular event. Although, the list included predominantly kickboxing specialists, which is a preferred style worldwide, a few real Muay Thai fighters from Western Europe stepped in. Potential challengers such as Tobias Alexandersson and Steeve Valente, just to name a couple, were considered. Johane Beausejour raised his hand, disregarding his up-coming contest in France few weeks prior. WKN World office reviewed him as one of the options, following by promoter Talbot who confirmed the match.

Beausejour, 32, is the first string middleweight muay thai-boxer from France. Fighting out of the capital’s Red’s Team, 179cm tall Frenchman predominantly competes in Muay Thai. He is of course known in Kickboxing circles, which is the main stand-up style in Europe, as well as Savate. An all-arounder counts a combined record of 111 bouts with 82 victories and 44 KOs. He has faced 28 defeats and went into two draws. The style of Beausejour can be described as a ‘technical wild fight action’.

The Smith vs Beausejour intercontinental challenge will headline Nemesis 11 fight night. The event matches two leading Muay Thai territories in Australia. The team from Queensland will venture to Perth to face WA selection. The main card will see five prestigious WKN title bouts of State and National caliber.

Nemesis 11 fight night is held on Saturday 21st May 2016 at Kingsway Indoor Stadium – 130 Kingsway, Madeley WA 6065. Tickets on sale soon. Stay tuned on Fightmag.