Muay Thai clash between Rob Powdrill and Harald Olsen headlined Thunderdome XXI on Friday July 14 in Perth, Australia.
Rob Powdrill, 33, is a well-known all-round fighter representing Western Australia for over fifteen years. Harald Olsen, 45, is as well the WA sports veteran, winning Belgian and Australian Muay Thai championships over the course of his career.
The scheduled for five rounds light heavyweight battle ended prior the final bell. Utilizing one of his trademarks, Powdrill comfortably earned the victory via the first-round TKO.
A series of the devastating leg kicks several times sent Olsen to the canvas. Ultimately, the fight was waved off by the referee at 2:15. As a result, Powdrill updated his combined Muay Thai and kickboxing record to 49-12-2.
Earlier in his career Rob Powdrill caused Australia’s 2014 upset of the year, when he knocked out London Olympian Damien Hooper, claiming the WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council light heavyweight belt. The following year he has earned a vacant International Boxing Organization Inter-Continental light heavyweight title, taking a split decision against Sam Rapira in New Zealand.
In 2012 Powdrill has challenged for the World Kickboxing Network super middleweight title in France, although facing a defeat against Francis Tavares in Agde. In addition, he has collected the 4-4 record in MMA.
Also on the night at Thunderdome XXI Millad Farzad made his professional boxing debut taking the victory against Samuel Ballantyne. Among other bouts, Francis Chua defeated Komkit “Jak 300” Chanawong and Kylie Hutt defeated Sarah Dwyer.