MMA fighter Michael ‘Venom’ Page makes his pro boxing debut – ends BRUTALLY
Bellator star Michael ‘Venom’ Page is perhaps best known for his unique fighting style based on traditional martial arts and kickboxing but in this video, we see someone a little different from Page.
In this video, we see Page make his professional boxing debut against opponent, Jonathan Castano, and like many of his MMA fights, this one ends in a highlight reel knockout.
While his opponent’s record isn’t very good (2-11-1 prior to this fight), in boxing, it is quite commonplace to fight against this level of fighter early in one’s career simply to build your own record.
Much like in his MMA fights, Page fights with a unique ‘hands down’ style which is very rare in professional boxing and could get him into some trouble against stiffer competition.
Nevertheless, Page gets the victory in this one, after a brutal right-hand lands, dropping Castano in the third, who beats the count but was still ruled unable to continue.
‘Venom’ Page is also very well-known for his brutal knockout victory over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos which resulted in Cyborg’s skull caving in that many call one of the worst injuries in MMA history. Luckily, a veteran referee like Big John McCarthy was reffing that one who saw how hurt Cyborg was and instantly stopped the fight before he could take any more damage.
ABOUT MICHAEL PAGE:
Michael Jerome Reece-Page (born 7 April 1987), better known as Michael “Venom” Page, is an English kickboxer, karateka, super middleweight boxer, and welterweight mixed martial artist of Trinidadian and Jamaican descent. He is recognized in the MMA community for his unorthodox fighting style which originated from freestyle kickboxing (points fighting) and sport karate. Page describes his discipline as a “hands down kickboxing style” created from a “mishmash” of taekwondo, karate, and kung fu styles competing under a points scoring ruleset. As a movement-based fighter, his game plan revolves around controlling distance. He engages in histrionics while fighting to maintain focus, unnerve his opponents, and rile up the crowd. [Source: Wiki]