Tosca Petridis

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Tosca Petridis
Born Tasis Petridis
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Greece
Division Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, Super Middleweight.
Style Kickboxing, Boxing

Tosca Petridis (born Tasis Petridis, 30 October 1966) is an Australian former kickboxer and boxer. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, however is of Greek ethnicity. He lives in Melbourne.


Tosca is a former 7 time World Kickboxing champion.

In 1992, Tosca won his first World Kickboxing Title, winning the WKA/ISKA World Light Heavyweight Championship against American Mike Cole in Melbourne.[1]

In 1993, Petridis beat the legendary Jean-Yves Thériault, by points decision in a 12-round fight in Montreal, Canada, for Thériault's world Kickboxing title, under American Kickboxing rules. Tosca in 1993, also competed in the K-2 Grand Prix '93 tournament, which was a Light Heavyweight tournament hosted by K-1. In this tournament, he beat 1991 World Karate Cup champion Toshiyuki Atokawa in the quarter finals by unanimous points decision, before losing on a very close points decision in the semi-final to Muay Thai legend, Changpuek Kiatsongrit. [2] [3]

In 1995, Tosca fought Dutch legend, Rob Kaman under Muay Thai rules, and after Tosca seemingly being in front on points against Kaman, the fight was stopped towards the end, after an accidental headbutt, which had the fight ruled a no contest.[4]


Tosca also fought a few times in boxing, later in his career, where he became the Australian Cruiserweight boxing champion. In his second boxing bout, he beat former 3 time world boxing champion Iran Barkley.[5] His overall boxing record was 9 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.[6]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Tosca also competed in one MMA match in 2004, where he defeated Judo practitioner, Peter Jones by TKO.[7]


Professional boxing record[edit]

9 Wins (5 knockouts, 4 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw[8]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 8-1-2 Australia Brett Smith TKO 5 07/03/2004 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales Australia Cruiserweight Title.Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the fifth round.
Draw 8-1-1 Australia Brett Smith TD 2 13/11/2003 Australia Albert Park Powerhouse, Albert Park, Victoria Australia Cruiserweight Title.
Loss 11-3-1 Samoa Lawrence Tauasa MD 12 21/02/2003 Australia Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith, New South Wales Australia Cruiserweight Title. 114-117, 115-116, 115-115.
Win 16-4-1 Australia Paul Murdoch SD 10 06/12/2002 Australia State Netball and Hockey Centre, Parkville, Victoria 97-94, 94-95, 98-92.
Win 0-2 Australia Kingsley Enedehge TKO 1 09/05/2002 Australia Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Loss 5-1 Australia Paul Briggs TKO 1 06/10/2000 Australia Seagulls Stadium, Tweed Heads, New South Wales Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the first round.
Loss 12-2 Australia Adam Watt TKO 7 24/03/2000 Australia Waitara Oval, Sydney, New South Wales OPBF/Australia Cruiserweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the seventh round.
Win 10-9-1 Australia John Wyborn TKO 1 14/10/1999 Australia Windsor Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria PABA Cruiserweight Title.
Loss 7-0 Guyana Wayne Braithwaite TKO 2 29/07/1999 Australia Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 12-2-1 Australia Adrian Bellin TKO 12 23/04/1999 Australia Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, Victoria Australia Cruiserweight Title.
Win 7-3-1 Australia James Grima UD 8 17/07/1998 Australia Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Melbourne, Victoria 79-75, 78-70, 79-72.
Loss 12-0 United Kingdom Chris Okoh PTS 12 06/11/1996 United Kingdom Hull, Yorkshire Commonwealth Cruiserweight Title.
Win 9-3-1 Australia Phil Gregory PTS 10 09/03/1996 Australia Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Win 33-10 United States Iran Barkley UD 10 14/05/1995 Australia The Glasshouse, Melbourne, Victoria
Win 4-4-1 United States Colin Weetra KO 2 19/06/1994 Australia The Glasshouse, Melbourne, Victoria Weetra knocked out at 0:58 of the second round.

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
1998-09-27 Loss Netherlands Ernesto Hoost K-1 World Grand Prix '98 Opening Round Osaka, Japan TKO (Corner stoppage) 4 3:00
1995-06-24 No Contest Netherlands Rob Kaman Paris, France No Contest
1995-01-07 Loss Netherlands Rob Kaman K-2 France Grand Prix '95 Semi Finals Paris, France Decision 3 3:00
1993-09-04 Loss Netherlands Ernesto Hoost K-1 Illusion Tokyo, Japan TKO (Ref stop/right punch, 3 knockdowns) 3 0:45
1993-12-19 Loss Thailand Changpuek Kiatsongrit K-2 Grand Prix '93 Semi-final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
1993-12-19 Loss Japan Toshiyuki Atokawa K-2 Grand Prix '93 Quarter-final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
1993-06-22 Loss Canada Jean-Yves Thériault Montreal, Québec, Canada Decision (Split) 12
Wins Thériault's P.K.C. Full Contact Super Middleweight World title.

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed Martial Arts record[edit]

1 wins (1 knockout)
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Event Location Notes
Win Australia Peter Jones KO 1 20/05/2013 Shooto Australia: NHB 2004 Australia CenterMelbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Jones knocked out at first round.


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