Chris Garner (kickboxing)
31 October 1985
|Other names||Iron Fist, Mr. TKO|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||69.8 kg (154 lb; 10.99 st)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Team||Phon's Gym |
|Trainer||Phon Martdee, Andy Petrovic & Pamorn Martdee|
|Website||Chris "Iron Fist" Garner TV |
Chris "Iron Fist" Garner (born 31 October 1985), is an Australian Super Welterweight kickboxer, of British descent. His family emigrated from Manchester, England to Western Australia in 1992. He is the second eldest of three siblings with one older brother and one younger sister. He is also the father of two daughters. As a day job Garner works as a stonemason to support his family. Chris Garner Fights out of Phon's Gym in Perth, Western Australia and is the current Western Australia Super welterweight State champion. He represented Australia at the 2009 Thai King's Birthday event against American champion Cyrus Washington.
Chris Garner was a break dancer as a teenager known for the ability to perform the famous maneuver the "headspin". In 2002 Garner traveled to Sydney for the X-Games where he performed 32 revolutions; an unofficial record beating the official World Record of 28 at the time.
Although Chris Garner was a talented break dancer who was a known name in Perth although soon found himself in trouble with the law through some ill-fated decisions. Garner took a lifestyle change, taking up training in the art of Muay Thai inspired by the hit reality television series The Ultimate Fighter.
Muay Thai Career
Chris Garner made his debut on 8 November 2008 at the Perth Muay Thai event Battle Collossal V against Stewart Mcmillan. Garner won by round 2 knock out with punches. Garner went on to win his next five fights via knock out earning himself the nickname "Mr. TKO".
WPMF State Title
At Battle Collossal VIII Garner was given the chance to fight for the Western Australian title against Perth fighter "Kandy" Kane Henderson for the vacant WPMF Super Welterweight championship. In a Muay Thai war Garner was awarded the win after five rounds.
King’s Cup 2009
5 December 2009 Garner represented Australia at the annual Thai King's Birthday event where he fought USA Cyrus Washington. Washington was the more experienced campaigner of the two, although Garner managed to win via judges' decision over five rounds through a hard fought fight.
State Title Defence
Battle Collossal IX 27 March 2010 Chris Garner defended his title against Perth star Wes "The Decapitator" Capper on the under card of Australia's Super 8 Eliminator Championship which aired on Foxsports Television. The bout was an action event with Garner given a standing 8 count in the first 30 seconds from a Capper punch that put Garner behind on the judges' score cards. In the remaining four rounds Garner would rally back cutting Capper with an elbow in round three, the result after five rounds a draw with Garner retaining the WPMF Western Australian State Title.
WBC State Title
With the introduction of the WBC Muay Thai State Titles Chris Garner faced former WBC Muay Thai International Champion Dusan Salva on the main event card of Battle Collossal XI, 30 October 2010. The bout was for the vacant super welterweight WBC Muay Thai Western Australian title. In a five round battle the judges scored the split decision victory to Dusan Salva. At the end of the bout Garner offered a rematch pending Salva's management agreement.
- Garner, Chris. "Battle Collossal V". www.muaythaipromotions.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- Garner, Chris. "WBC Muaythai Battle Collossal VIII (8) Saturday, November 7.2009 Perth, Western Australia". www.muaythaipromotions.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- Garner, Chris. "WPMF King’s Cup". www.muaythaipromotions.com. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Garner, Chris. "Lea takes title at Battle Collossal IX". www.wbcmuaythai.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- Garner, Chris. "Battle Collossal XI results". www.muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011.