Oliver Olsen is a local Perth fighter that started his Muay Thai journey over 20 years ago. Born in Belgium in 1972, Oliver arrived to Perth at 15 years of age.
After watching his cousin Steve Olsen compete in a local fight show, Oliver commenced his Muay Thai training with the pioneer of Perth Muay Thai, Phon Martdee (Phon’s Gym). Phon’s Gym was a stable of champions in the early 90’s and Oliver trained with soon-to-be champions such as Daniel Dawson, Darren Reece and many other local champions.
Oliver’s first title shot was against Aussie fighting legend Danny Green (Green Machine) in a Muay Thai battle for the WA State Muay Thai title. Some big right hands were landed by Oliver but Danny was very aggressive, making it a very tough fight. The judges awarded the victory to Oliver giving him his first title as WA State Champion.
With a huge amount of experience and knowledge to share, the time was right early this year for Oliver to open his own gym — Olsen Muay Thai Factory, in the Perth suburb of Inglewood. The gym is owned and run by Oliver with his cousin, veteran fighter Harald Olsen assisting in training.