This past Friday, the Main Event of Thunderdome 43 at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia, featured a slugfest that saw Jordan Larrucia clinch a unanimous decision win over Fano Kori, thereby securing the ANBF (Australian Boxing Federation) Australasian Super Welterweight Championship.
The bout was an intense back-and-forth affair, with Larrucia affirming himself as a rising star on the Australian boxing circuit.
Post-fight, Jordan Larrucia had this to say:
“I owe a huge thank you to so many people—my coach Big Rig (Dayle Phillips), Tony (Tolj), and Greeny (Danny Green) in my corner. I’m fortunate to have the world’s best team, and we’re always pushing for excellence.
The training camp was fantastic, thanks to Pops (Dayle Phillips) and my teammates Jude Grant, who won the W.A State Super Welterweight Title; Ryan Daye, who scored a 28-second KO; Wes Capper and Millad Farzad.
Sharing the ring with an experienced fighter like Fano was an honor. I learned a ton, and I’m committed to continued improvement and striving to be the best I can.”
Promoter Tony Tolj also weighed in on the bout:
“It was an all-out war of attrition. Both Jordan and Fano laid it all on the line in that ring. Fano still has a lot left in the tank, and Jordan has demonstrated that he’s among the elite in Australia’s Super Welterweight division. What makes this even more extraordinary is that Jordan had zero amateur boxing experience. He started out as a gym cleaner and got his break one day when he was asked to fill in as a sparring partner because someone else couldn’t make it. Australian boxing is booming, and at just 24, Jordan Larrucia is poised to be a key player in that surge.”
For those interested, replays of the bout are available on Fite.TV under Thunderdome 43.