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Monday, March 26, 2012

Thunder Downunder WWIII Review

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Gasoline Alley (Harley Davidson) & Thunderlegs Promotions makes its worldwide debut on with championship kickboxing as it presented “Thunder Downunder WWIII”.  “WWIII” was held at the Skilled Park Stadium, Robina Gold Coast, in beautiful Queensland, Australia.  The event featured an 8-bout card with the IKF Pro World Heavyweight Kickboxing Title up for grabs with one of Australia’s founding fathers of kickboxing looking to pull the upset and win a world title in front of his countrymen.  

In the main event, World IKF FC Cruiserweight and USA Champion, Mike Sheppard (21-5-1) (Glenville, West Viriginia) defeated formerly undefeated Robert “Thunderlegs” Glasson-Wilesmith (15-1) (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) by TKO in round 3 to win the IKF Pro International Heavyweight World Title.  It was a one-sided fight as  the American was just too strong, too young and too good.  Sheppard opened up a huge cut on Glasson-Wilesmith’s forehead which gave the Australian vision trouble after that.   Sheppard  dished out even more punishment landing punch after punch until finally finding a home for the final punch of the night which came crushing down on Glasson-Wilesmith ending his night and possibly his career.  It might not have been a storybook ending for Glasson-Wilesmith, but even though he was bloodied and battered he did go out on his terms as he fought until the end.

In other action, Jarkko Jussila (11-1) (Finland) defeated late replacement Shannon Forrester (Australia) in a "demonstration" fight where there was no actual winner of record. These two kickboxers delivered an action-packed three round exhibition and even though Jusilla was outweighed by 9 kilos he was game throughout the bout.

“Thunder Downunder WWIII” delivered a mixed night of fights.  With 8 hard hitting bouts, there was plenty of bone crunching action and KOs.  Order this iPPV now to see some of Australia’s top strikers compete.

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