With a career spanning three combat sports and over 80 victories, Tyrone Spong is expanding his presence into the boxing world, and made that presence felt with a blistering one-punch knockout over a regional journeyman on Sunday night.
Spong made his name as a world-class kickboxer before making his foray into mixed martial arts back in 2012. Now 6-0 as a professional boxer, Spong’s most recent victory came by way of knockout against Hugo Leon at a boxing event in Mexico.
The Dutch-Surinamese combat veteran unleashed a brutal but short right hand that caught Leon right on the chin as he was coming in. Spong’s right hand left his opponent face-planted on the canvas in the third round of their four round affair.
Spong hasn’t fought a kickboxing match since breaking his leg against Ghokan Saki in 2014, and hasn’t fought in MMA since 2013, where he fought twice under the WSOF banner.
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