Jordan Laruccia returns on Thunderdome 45, March 1

Undefeated Australian super welterweight Jordan Laruccia returns to the ring on March 1 at the top of the card on Thunderdome 45.

Jordan is coming off a career best performance September 1st in a Australian fight of year contender. He soundly defeated Fano Kori for the Australian National Boxing Federations Australasian super welterweight championship.

Australian boxing icon Danny Green was in the corner for Laruccia’s last fight.

“Jordan can fight, such as crowd pleasing style and he rose to the occasion in every round,” Green said. “Fano had over 100 amateur fight and Jordan had zero, it just shows you what you can do with dedication and belief”

After a 6 month hiatus Laruccia will take on 52 fight veteran Wellem Reyk of Indonesia who is coming of an impressive victory in Singapore

Reyk is no stranger to travelling having fought in Singapore, Japan, Philippines & Australia previously.

“Im not here to make up number at this point in my career,” Reyk said. “Im going to completely empty the tank and see what Laruccia is made of.”

Laruccia said on his upcoming bout: ”I've got the utmost respect for all my opponents, to be honest with you. But come March 1, it's going to be a fantastic fight. He's going to come for war. I'm going to come hard and come for war as well. So I'm excited to see what this fight has in store but I definitely want to make a statement."

He and his team at Big Rig's Gym will now look to build on the solid foundations they laid in the lead-up to the Kori fight as they prepare for Reyk.

"I feel fantastic,” Laruccia said. “My body feels good & cant wait to get back in that ring and show all my improvements.”

While his focus is squarely on winning on March 1, Laruccia and his team are also preparing for the next chapter of his career. There are several potential match ups waiting for him should he get past Reyk, and in Tony Tolj, Laruccia has one of the sharpest managers in the game by his side.

"We'll probably be branching out over east and possibly abroad start working our way through the super welterweight division in Australia,” Tolj said. “There are a lot of top fighters in that weight division.”

Laruccia's boxing journey only began five years ago, and he is now in a position many up-and-coming fighters only dream of. However, from here on out, while the rewards will get bigger, the stakes will be higher and the fights tougher. It is an exciting time for Laruccia, who relishes the daily grind required of any boxer looking to make their name in the sport.

"I'm enjoying every moment of it,” Laruccia added, “you know, fantastic memories to be made for myself later in life. So, I'm loving it at the moment and looking for a massive 2024 and onwards."

You can follow all the action from Thunderdome 45 on FITE TV / TRILLER TV.