Bones fighters kick goals on professional debut
BONES MMA returned with a strong win, a controversial draw and a narrow loss from the Roots 24: Welcome to Jamrock professional Muay Thai tournament on Saturday.
21-year-old Jaiven Callendar and 18-year-old Tom “Maxibon” Murphy both made their professional debut, while famous Thai fighter Teerapat Mahamongkol Jomtong fought under Bones MMA for his international bout at the Melbourne Pavilllion in Kensington.
Callendar, who has been fighting out of Bones MMA for the past year, had a tough battle with England’s Jack Windsor from Supafight Gym, St Kilda.
He was able to listen perfectly to instructions from coach Matt Williams and execute “a perfect fight”.
Using a lethal right kick, the Bones MMA fighter wore down his opponent and took the overall points decision.
Murphy unfortunately fell short of a maiden victory against hot prospect Dan Arrayo from Canberra.
In what was a brutal and bloody fight, the 18-year-old landed several strong kicks and elbow on his opponent, but was not given the overall points by the judging panel.
Mahamongkol, who is presently training at Bones MMA in Torquay, is a One Championship, RWS and Channel 7 Stadium title holder and has had 135 professional fights for 94 wins, and drew with his opponent.
Bones MMA co-owner Matt Williams said he was very proud of his three fighters.
“Jaiven was the first fight of the day and all the things we worked on throughout the camp, he did perfectly.
“It was a complete 10 out of 10 performance on debut from him.
“I felt like I had a PlayStation remote in my hand. Everything I said, he’d do it instantly. We’ve now called him Jaiven ‘PS1’ Callendar.
“Tommy was brave on debut and fought hard against someone who was seven years his major.
“He lost the first two rounds, and was probably a bit outmuscled, however he landed some amazing elbows to really bust his opponent late in the fight.
“He was still the talk of the card, everyone loved what he was about.
“Mahamongkol’s fight was a bit controversial; regardless, it was one of the highest quality fights seen on Australian soil.”