Bellator's Undefeated MVP Wins Dominant Boxing Debut with Third-Round TKO

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2017

Michael "Venom" Page (1-0) is undefeated in MMA and one of Bellator's brightest stars. On Friday, Page took his talents into the boxing ring for the first time at the Indigo at The O2 Arena in London against Jonathan Castano (2-12-1).

It was a nearly flawless performance against a clearly outmatched fighter. Although, not much was learned of Page's actual boxing ability from the tilt.

The fight was promoted by former world champion David Haye's Hayemaker Promotions.

Page started with his hands down and walking down Castano, bouncing around the squared circle trying to get his opponent to react. However, when MVP would throw leather, Castano was looking to clinch and get a break.

In the second round, Page feigned wooziness and wobbled around before re-engaging with Castano. To say he was comfortable might have been an understatement.

In the third round, MVP torched the Spaniard with a blistering right hand. Just 45 seconds into the round, Page hit him with the one-hitter quitter.

Castano protested the referee's decision, but it was over. He was little more than a punching bag the entire fight before catching the right-hand flush on the chin.

Page will most likely return to the Bellator cage for a high-profile tilt in 2018, but the showing in London will keep his combat sport options open.

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