Boxing: Three new champions crowned at Thunderdome 33 in Perth

Jackson England

Friday night wrapped up Thunderdome 33, creating three new champions in Perth.

The night kicked off with exhibition action, showcasing some professional debuts. A notable win for Denaudo Murray, having his hand raised in his first professional fight, dismantling Harjinder Singh in the first round.

‘The Winter Soldier’ Dylan Winter went head to head with Vasilige Radovic. After a tough battle, with both fighters showing both mental and physical strength, Winter scored enough to have his hand raised.

Floyd Masson took care of business early and earned himself a first-round finish against Lance Bryant and in process retained his undefeated record 8-0.

Steve Gago, fighting out of Onyx gym in Perth won the first title of the night. ‘The Timorese Terror’ landed a flush body-shot, which resulted in a TKO finish against Geisler Ap. Gago is now the new WBC Australasia welterweight champion.

The co-main event saw Fano Kori defeat Jesse White, with a finish in round two. Kori, fighting out of The Cuban Boxing Club took out the second title of the night, earning himself the title of WA junior middleweight champion.

The main event saw another Onyx fighter earn a title, as ‘Action’ Jackson England took on Philippines Jason ‘Make You Pay’ Tinampay. It was another quick finish as a slick, perfect performance by England concluded the main event with a lethal body shot in the second-round. England had his hand raised and was crowned the new WBC silver featherweight champion, taking out win number 12 in his professional career.

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Jake Hamilton is a combat sport journalist and radio host based in Perth, Western Australia. Operating as a freelance, recapping combat sport events live on the air and developing articles summarising the results and latest news across boxing and MMA. Also having multiple years of experience interviewing professional boxers and MMA fighters, competing in the UFC and Bellator.