If you've been reading LiverKick or listening to our podcasts, then you know how high I am on Steve Moxon. I've thought for a long time now that he deserved to get a shot on the big stage. Now it's finally happening.
GLORY announced today that they have signed Steve Moxon, a 70kg fighter who is one of the best in all of Australia. Much like Mike Zambidis, Moxon is one of the shortest 70kg fighters but also one of the hardest hitters. Moxon's deal with GLORY is an exclusive multi-fight deal that will see him big, international stage for the first time. Read the full press release from GLORY:
Lightweight kickboxing KO artist ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Moxon signs exclusive, multi-fight deal with GLORY
London, U.K. (Sept. 25, 2012) - Fast-rising lightweight (70 kg/154 pounds) star ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Moxon (29-4-1, 16 KO’s) of Australia has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with GLORY to compete in the world’s premier kickboxing league.
At 169 cm (5-foot-5), the 24-year-old Moxon, one of the hottest properties on the Australian fight circuit, is also one of the shortest fighters in his weight class. That might explain why his favourite fighter of all time is two-time heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, one of the shortest, but most lethal heavyweight fighters of all-time who toppled dozens of much physically larger opponents throughout his memorable career.
Moxon’s dynamite-like power in both hands combined with the tremendous amount of forward pressure he puts on opponents while looking for the finish from the opening bell, have been the key factors behind his repeated, highlight-reel worthy finishes.
“I am honoured that GLORY has taken notice of my fights and has called me up to the big show to compete amongst the greatest caliber of competition in the sport of kickboxing,” said Moxon. “I am going to show the world that Stone Cold is the real deal and can thrive in the deepest of waters.
“Steve has been thrilling fans in Australia with his aggressive style and phenomenal power and has earned the opportunity to fight on the biggest kickboxing stage in the world,” says Marcus Luer, Managing Director of GLORY. “We think Steve has the potential to be a huge hit with fight fans worldwide. He will have a series of very tough tests ahead of him in GLORY, so we can definitely expect to see some wars.”
Moxon is coached by standout heavyweight Peter Graham, also no stranger to big KO’s. Graham’s incredible 2006 heel-kick finish of Badr Hari has passed into kickboxing legend.
Among his key victories to date are wins over Ray Sefo protégé Jordan Tai and well-known Australian fighter and The Contender: Asia reality series competitor Bruce Macfie. . Having climbed to the top of the Oceania rankings, Moxon has now earned a chance to test himself against the international elite that make up the GLORY World Series lightweight division.