Young Queensland kickboxer Junior Tafa has continued his run of form, easily accounting for American Haze Wilson with a first-round TKO victory today at Glory 58 in Chicago.
Main-eventing the Superfight Series portion of the card, Tafa looked confident as he unloaded on Wilson with a barrage of punches and well-timed knees.
With signs that he is continually improving with each fight under the Glory Kickboxing banner, Tafa was able to exhibit his impressive power, while maintaining a level of composure often only seen in fighters with many more years experience.
A clean left hand from Tafa midway through the first round was all it took to send Wilson straight to the canvas. Still dazed after being stood up, Wilson was unable to answer the referee’s call clearly and the bout was stopped and awarded to Tafa.
.@JuniorTafa makes QUICK work of Haze Wilson! Make that two straight KOs for the Australian! #GLORY58 pic.twitter.com/mftp3ZFrXa
— GLORY Kickboxing (@GLORY_WS) September 15, 2018
Speaking in his post-fight interview, Tafa was clear that he now considered himself a top five Heavyweight and would relish an opportunity to rematch Brazillian Guto Inocente whom he fought at Glory 50, losing via a unanimous points decision.
“We got unfinished business. That Brazillian, I’m coming for you”.