Wood reigns in debut fight

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Waroona kickboxer Rob Wood (red) kicks his opponent William Carson during the Futures 11 Muay Thai Fight Show in Mandurah.
Camera IconWaroona kickboxer Rob Wood (red) kicks his opponent William Carson during the Futures 11 Muay Thai Fight Show in Mandurah. Credit: Supplied

A Waroona kickboxer won his first fight in a fiery debut at the Futures 11 Muay Thai Fight Show in Mandurah last month.

Rob Wood weighed in at 82.8kg and was matched for his fight (3x2 minute rounds) with William Carson, a younger and much taller opponent.

The 33-year-old was competing in the superlight heavyweight division and put up a solid effort considering his level of inexperience.

Wood fought his way to a stoppage in the second round to take the title.

From the first round, Wood took control of the fight. He landed some heavy body blows and power kicks to his opponent’s thighs.

In the second round, Wood put pressure on his opponent, forcing the referee to step in several times before calling the fight in his favour.

Harvey’s Kanchana Thai Boxing coach Mark Gibb said Wood was impressive during his debut fight.

“We are absolutely stoked for Rob, it is great to see him get his first fight under his belt,” Gibb said.

“He has been training with us for a couple of years with the sole intention of getting into the ring.”

Wood said he intended to fight again at the Muay Thai Fight Show this year in Perth.

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