February 26th will marks the return of an Australian institution, The THUNDERDOME boxing series based out of Metro City in Perth, Western Australia.
The Main Event will be The WBA Oceania Super Featherweight Championship contest featuring two workhorses, Kazeem “The African Dream” Sosoye and “The Removalist” Francis Chua is a mouth watering Gatti v Ward action packed toe to toe style fight.
The “Removalist” Francis Chua (7-1-1) boasts an record of 7 wins from 8 fights, his lone loss being a highly controversial points decision to Australian boxer Kye MacKenzie.
Chua had previously upset MacKenzie’s tilt at a world title shot against Vasyl Lomachenko when he beat the WBO #2 in front of a 40,000 crowd as the undercard to a Jeff Horn bout in Brisbane. That November 2018’s clash with Kye Mackenzie was the Australasian “Upset of the Year”
Chua is Australia’s boogeyman of the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions, the only man willing to face him is prospect Kazeem “The African Dream”
Chua gave his thoughts on the upcoming title clash
“I just feel so lucky in this crazy time of covid we are able to do these things. Western australia is a truly blessed place. Nothing brings hope and community better than sport, we can fight and get through this. Dont give up. I feel the fight is going to be action packed and will really test both of us. I’m so happy Tony was able to make it a WBA OceanI interim title meaning we both deserve this shot. I’m expecting fireworks the whole fight. It’s a huge opportunity for both of us.
Training is going smoothly. Same as always it’s hard. And every time i get ready for a fight I learn a little bit more bout myself. Super coach Jay Gray is one of a kind and I truly respect his approach on all matters of the fight game. My team mates steve jackson billy are always there making sure i get the work done. Ill be ready for anything.
My message to my opponent is train hard and bring the best version of yourself. You deserve this opportunity and I’m going to make sure you work for it.
This is such a great opportunity to support your local sports event in such a time that no where else in the world is able to do this with crowds. I promise that this will be an action packed night and hopefully one day you can say I watched that world champion real life in my home town. This Will be one for the history books.”