BRISBANE (19 September 2017) – When Gold Coast super middleweight Rohan “No Mercy” Murdock 19-1 (14 KOs) steps back into the ring at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 October there will be only one result that counts.
“I definitely want a knockout,” says Murdock, who will be facing experienced Tanzanian Said Mbelwa over eight rounds on the card.
“I won’t be happy if it’s not a knockout with this guy. I’m going for a knockout. I won’t look for it, but I’ll set it up and hopefully we’ll get him out of there.”
After the dismal showing of the Gold Coast’s flagship franchises the Titans and the Suns this year – both finished second-last in their respective NRL and AFL competitions – Murdock is keen to give Gold Coast sports fans the taste of winning that they have so sorely missed out on this footy season.
The former world number six, who has a knockout ratio of 70 percent in twenty professional bouts, is looking forward to entertaining his fans with another explosive performance.
The heavy-handed Murdock says that his vaunted power comes from the technique he has honed over years of training under the watchful eye of coach Chris Carden.
“I’m physically there a lot, so that wears them down in the later rounds,” says Murdock. “Or it can be just too much early on for some guys. I think I’ve got a good punch. If you can combine the technical aspect with the physical presence, that’s what gets a lot of guys out of there, especially in the later rounds.”