Known for his highlight-reel knockouts, Bellator MMA’s Michael Page delivered another finish in his first boxing match.
“Venom” made his pro boxing debut at a show hosted at the Indigo at the O2 club in Greenwhich, England on Friday, and he put away opponent Jonathan Castano by TKO in the third of four scheduled rounds. The Bellator welterweight appeared loose throughout the contest, before putting Castano down with a hard right hand:
Michael “Venom” Page (pro debut) TKO’s Jonathan Castano (2-11-1) in R3 pic.twitter.com/oyayKxwEM5
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 20, 2017
Castano beat the 10-count, but he was still ruled unable to continue, dropping his professional record to 2-12-1.
This was Page’s first fight in 2017. An MMA bout vs. Derek Anderson scheduled for Bellator 179 in May was canceled when Page suffered a knee injury. The undefeated 30-year-old is signed to British heavyweight boxer David Haye’s Hayemaker Ringstar promotion.