Gala de boxe Le defi Preview

December 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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While his boxing career inexorably draws to a close, Renan St-Juste launches into athlete management and promotion of combat sports related events. He announced Thursday the creation of Boxing Promotions Mania which will hold its first event on 19 December in Repentigny.

“It’s a dream I was thinking for a long time”, says St-Juste in a telephone interview to It was a matter of finding the right people and especially the right time.

Coach Boxing Club 35 de Repentigny in recent years, St-Juste realized over time that there was little room for amateurs who aspired to turn professional he added, while the popularity of Sport is reaching new heights.

“I organized many amateur galas, but I wondered why not try to organize professional galas to allow some boxers who do not have the chance to box on big stages show what they are capable of and use it as a springboard to move to another level”, says St-Juste.

“If you are not under contract to Eye of The Tiger Management, Groupe Yvon Michel or InterBox, it is very difficult to make progress. I know many boxers who are – or who want to fight as pros, and unless you have a clean sweep among fans, they cannot approach these other managers. These boxers just need a chance.”

The ambitions of the new promoter are modest – only two galas in December and June are scheduled for now – he hopes that his expertise will allow athletes left behind to build their career in this industry extremely ruthless.

“I have a boxer with me, Roody Pierre-Paul, who beat two guys from Eye of The Tiger, but unfortunately his career is not progressing”, says St-Juste. I’ll try to get him to fight for belts and move up in the rankings. These are small projects, but I really want to go step by step.”

Despite his new responsibilities, St-Juste has not finished his boxing career. He will also be headlining the December 19 event, at 42 years old.

“Things have not been easy for my whole career and I’ve never had the chance to fight in a championship fight. It must be said that being a southpaw does not help”, said St-Juste. “Still, I have no big promoter behind me, so I’m going to do it myself.”

“I always keep myself in shape, but I’m also taking being a promoter very serious. I know I’m going to be increasingly busy with my work, so if I do not have time to train, I will not go up in the ring. In the end, it’s me who decides.”

In addition to St-Juste, Roody Pierre-Paul, Francesco Cotroni, Mitch Louis-Charles, Steve and Michael Van Latangne Denyse will also be on the card.

History in the Making Boxing Review

December 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting prize fighting returned as Barry Michael Sports presented “History in the Making” on from the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. BMS events are premier boxing and shows, promoted across throughout Australia as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge card featured several up and coming fighters from the region.

In the main event, for the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Title, fan favorite Zac Dunn (16-0) defeated Ricardo Marcello Ramallo (16-6-1) via TKO in the seventh round. Dunn had been one step ahead of the gritty Ramallo all night, but it took Dunn several rounds to break down the durable Ramallo in the ring. Dunn used a quick jab that set up all of his combos to really rack up points against Ramallo who never wavered until the end. In the seventh, Dunn continued to pump out his left jab and find his mark with combos to the head and body of Ramallo. Ramallo fired back but his punches didn’t have the power that they did in the early rounds as Dunn was able to walk through most of Ramallo’s offense. Dunn connected with several overhand right hands and dropped Ramallo with a short right hand. Ramallo rose to his feet and Dunn began throwing lefts and rights to the body and face of Ramallo with no resistance from Ramallo and the ref finally saw enough and stepped in to stop the fight. With the win, Dunn stays undefeated and continues his upward trajectory as one of Australia’s rising prospects.

In the co-main event, for the vacant Australia Victoria State Bantamweight Championship, Andrew Moloney (2-0) defeated Jonathan Ligas (8-7-1) via KO in the first round. Both fighters were scrapping from the onset and landing serious combos. Moloney was working the body of Ligas as he was scoring with left hooks to the midsection. Ligas fired back with 1-2 combos. Moloney did a nice job of ducking and blocking several shots and finished the fight off with a counter liver shot. It was the same punch he was scoring with to the body earlier in the round, but this one found its mark and shut down Ligas. Ligas had a delayed reaction to the punch, but once he went down it was clear his night was finished. Moloney can already call himself a champion after only 2 pro fights and its clear he is ready to push the pace of his career as a pro after enjoying a decorated record as an amateur.

Ben Capps (10-2-2) and Fred Tukes (12-1-2) fought to a split draw after six rounds. It was a solid performace by both men as they each won on one judge’s scorecard and the third judge had it a draw. Tukes seemed to confuse Capps with his southpaw stance. Tukes scored with body shots and lead left hands that made Capps take a step back. Tukes was also very hard to hit and managed to land punches without getting hit himself. It was an odd decision as Tukes seemed to dominate in spots while Capps seemed to be one step behind on the exchanges.

Australian boxing delivers again! Be sure to catch all of the action, anytime on VOD as Barry Michael Sports presents “History in the Making” exclusively at

Strikers’ Cup 12 Review

December 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Strikezone Promotions returned to with “Strikers’ Cup 12”, another blockbuster show highlighting amateur Muay Thai at its best. The 8-bout card was stacked with hungry fighters looking to prove their mettle to a worldwide audience. Each fight provided plenty of action and were barnburners inside he ring.

In the main event, in for the ALL Striker Women’s Super-Featherweight Championship, Diana Zhivanaj of TSMMA defeated Kate Allen of Rami Elite via unanimous decision after four rounds. The bout was contested under Glory rules and it was nonstop action from bell to bell. Both men exchanged hard combos throughout the fight. In the later rounds, Zhivanaj used solid footwork to stay out of the way of several strikes from Allen while also firing back punches and kicks of her own that scored. Zhivanaj used an effective push kick that kept Allen at bay as Allen was a traditional Muay Thai fighter that continued to come forward looking to bang. Zhivanaj mixed up her attacks with punches to the body, hooks and kicks, and Allen responded with hard body kicks and head kicks. These women showed why they were in the main event as they were the Fight of the Night and both women delivered in the ring and fight lived up to the hype.

In the co-main event, in a Junior Heavyweight tussle, Ian Allston of Semper Fi MMA defeated Sam Rodriguez of ACMMA via unanimous decision. Allston scored with solid punches that paid dividends in the judges’ eyes. Both fighters were nonstop throughout the bout and went strike for strike the whole fight. Allston seemed to be the aggressor in most of the exchanges and was continually coming forward which probably gave him the nod in the end as both men scored with some big shots during the fight.

In other action, in a 185 lb bout, Kenny Jones of Stay Fly Muay Thai defeated Jaime Alvarez of Rami Elite via TKO in the first round. Jones used his height advantage from the opening bell, peppering Alvarez with punches before dropping him with a high kick to the head. Alvarez got back to his feet and when the fight resumed, they traded knees in the clinch before creating space and scoring with hooks, and overhand rights. Jones continued to score with knees to the midsection and then got Alvarez against the ropes and threw a flurry of punches before the ref stepped in to stop the fight. Alvarez didn’t go down, but was taking shots without responding and throwing offense of his own. Alvarez was a durable fighter, but in the end, Jones was too much on this night.

“Strikers’ Cup 12” was a smash success on as all the fighters came to bang. Don’t miss the blistering show on from Strikezone Promotions. Be sure to catch every punch and kick with this high octane event. Order now on video on demand.
About Strikezone

Strikezone MMA offers Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes. Under the direction of owner Derek Riddick, Strikezone Promotions organizes amateur Muay Thai competitions in the state of New Jersey. The facility is located at 120 East Kings Hwy, Suite 402 in Maple Shade, NJ. For more information on classes call 856-439-9663. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @strikezoneMMA.

Tapis Rouge Boxing – Dec 13 Review

December 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Cotroni, Vargas and Wilcox shine in Montreal “Tapis Rouge”!

It was another great night of boxing Saturday night in Quebec when East Boxing Club presented its second “Tapis Rouge” pro-am boxing event at it’s Club de boxe de l’est Gym, in Montreal!

Professional boxing returned to Club de boxe de l’est Gym in Montreal, Quebec, Saturday night when Douggy Berneche presented another exciting evening of boxing for local fans in attendance at the renowned Quebec facility. In the featured bouts of the evening Francesco ‘Hitman’ Cotroni pounded out an exciting six round unanimous decision over Poland’s Pawel Seliga by shutout scores of 60-53 (x3); while all action Canadian based Columbian Sam ‘The Bull’ Vargas destroyed Switzerland’s Flavio Turelli via fifth round technical knockout. Earlier on the card, once-beaten Canadian lightweight Steven Wilcox scored an eight round decision victory over Poland’s Jacek Wylezol, while Michael Gargouri and Jackson Nguyen fought to a four round draw. Read on for more including photos and video by Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie!

Classé #1 au Québec, le Club de Boxe de l’Est est l’endroit idéal pour pratiquer la boxe sous toutes ses formes.

Fondé en 2005, le Club de Boxe de l’Est est un organisme à but non lucratif où il est possible de pratiquer la boxe sous de multiples formes et à plusieurs niveaux. Des cours de groupe ou des entraînements privés vous aideront à atteindre vos objectifs. De plus, tout l’équipement nécessaire à un entrainement de musculation ou cardiovasculaire vous sont offerts. En une seule inscription, tous les services et les cours vous sont accessibles.
Peu importe la raison qui vous motive, le Club de Boxe de l’Est est là pour vous. Chez nous, on s’entraîne et on s’entraide !


December 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Voorhees, NJ (December 11, 2014) – The Strikers’ Cup 12’s full lineup is now complete, and will take place this Friday, December 12, 2014, at 8PM at The Flyers Skate Zone located at 601 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043. With an amateur card in place that features its first female main event championship contest, this will Fight Night will be one NOT to miss. Kate Allen from Rami Elite, trained by WBC World Champion Rami Ibrahim, will touch gloves with Diana Zhivanaj of Tiger Schumann’s MMA, a fight complex with no shortage of its own world champions. Both fighters have trained hard and this will no doubt be a strategic and explosive battle from bell to finish.

“One of the great things about being based in New Jersey is the proximity to so many of the country’s finest fight camps,” says Derek Riddick, New Jersey fight promoter and owner of Strikezone MMA. The 8 intriguing contests will feature athletes from ten of the tri-state’s top Muay Thai and MMA gyms. Riddick adds, “We’ve got many fighters making their amateur debuts, and for them and their fans, the excitement and anticipation rivals any world championship battle. Plus, there’s really no “feeling out” round in the amateurs, so the intensity and non-stop action goes from start to finish.”

A large portion of the gate proceeds will benefit two great charities — Autism Speaks and The American Cancer Society — thereby making this event not only a platform to showcase these fighters, but also a path to aiding those less fortunate.

For ticket information contact Derek Riddick of Strikezone at 856-439-9663.

Super Featherweight (over 126 to 130 lbs.)
Championship Bout – 4-Round Ultimate Striker Women’s Championship
Diana Zhivanaj (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Kate Allen (Rami Elite)

Cruiserweight (185 lbs.)
Jaime Alvarez, (Rami Elite) vs. Kenny Jones (Stay Fly Muay Thai)

Super Welterweight (over 147 to 154 lbs.)
Matthew Ramge (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Eddie Torres (Mission MMA)

Light Heavyweight (over 168 to 175 lbs.)
Jordan Grenyion-Smith (Pursuit MMA vs. Jim Howell, Knockout Fitness)

Super Lightweight (over 135 to 140 lbs.)
Alex Ecklin (Team Coban) vs. George Pitsakis (Stay Fly Muay Thai)

Super Middleweight (over 161 to 168 lbs.)
Nik Figueroa (Tiger Schumann MMA) vs. John Mure (Strikezone MMA)

Super Lightweight (136 to 140 lbs.)
Tony Briggs (Stay Fly Muay Thai) vs. Juan Sosa (ACMMA)

Junior Heavyweight (over 197 to 210 lbs.)
Sam Rodriguez (ACMMA) vs. Ian Allston (Semper Fi MMA)

About Strikezone
Strikezone MMA offers Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes. Under the direction of owner Derek Riddick, Strikezone Promotions organizes amateur Muay Thai competitions in the state of New Jersey. The facility is located at 120 East Kings Hwy, Suite 402 in Maple Shade, NJ. For more information on classes call 856-439-9663. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @strikezoneMMA.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents GCP The Space At Westbury Beginning December 15 on TCN & CSN Comcast


December 11, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) presents The Space at Westbury: Tommy Rainone VS Carl McNickles featuring a full lineup of fights, emanating from Westbury, New York. This event will showcase some of the top up and coming boxers along the Eastern seaboard.

In the night’s main event, Plainview, New York’s Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (21-5-1, 4 KOs) will face Chicago’s Carl “The Assassin” McNickles (8-5, 6 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the USBO Welterweight title.

A popular “all heart” warrior who doubles as an actor outside the ring, Rainone is riding a five-fight unbeaten streak, but McNickles will provide him a good test, as he has been in with several world-ranked contenders.

In the main supporting bout, Kildare, Ireland’s “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (19-0-1, 7 KOs) will face Venezuela’s Jose “Bam Bam” Rodriguez-Berrio (21-6, 13 KOs) in a junior middleweight eight-rounder. The buzz around Hogan is that he is a star in the making and the fight against Rodriguez-Berrio will be his first outside his adopted homeland of Australia.

In a very special six-round, non-title women’s super-fight between reigning champions, Brooklyn’s WBO World Female Lightweight Champion, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (21-1-1, 16 KOs), will take on Cleveland’s WIBA World Featherweight champion Carla Torres (4-2).

On the undercard, undefeated heavyweight KO artist Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (9-0-1, 9 KOs) will face Rodricka Ray (5-7-1, 2 KOs) in a heavyweight six-rounder; Rich “Brazil” Neves (7-1-1, 3 KOs) of New York will take on Philadelphia’s Maurice Amaro (2-7, 1 KO) in a middleweight four; Westbury’s own Dave Meloni (0-1,) will battle Felip Nazario (0-4) of the Bronx in a super featherweight four; Philadelphia lightweight Samuel Teah (4-1, 2 KOs) will go four against Brooklyn’s Ian James (3-8-1, 1 KO). and junior middleweight Peter Dobson (1-0) will face Anton Williamson (1-1) of New Rochelle, New York in a four-rounder.
Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, December 15 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, December 15 at 7:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Wednesday, December 17 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, December 19 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Saturday, December 20 at 1:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Sunday, December 21 at 5:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, December 20 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, December 21 at 1:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing The Space at Westbury: Tommy Rainone VS Carl McNickles in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Washington
CSN Baltimore
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast
12/15: Greg Cohen Promotions: Tommy Rainone VS Carl McNickles
12/22: Joe Hand Promotions: Webster v Sai (boxing)
12/29: CFFC 44: Bezerra v Makashvilli (MMA)
1/5: Global Wrestling Championship: Howe v Dake (Olympic style wrestling)

About GFL:
GFL ( is a fast-growing media and sports entertainment company that utilizes a proprietary technology to deliver the most exciting LIVE combat sports events worldwide and an incredible viewing experience to a global audience. With a diverse mix of combat sports properties, GFL is the premier online destination for live boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Since its inception in 2007, GFL has streamed more than 2,500 live events with over 10,000 hours of combat sports content. In addition to its web platform, GFL is available on Roku, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices, and broadcasts a weekly, two-hour, syndicated fight TV show on CSN, TCN and SNY, as well as live pay-per-view events directly to iN DEMAND.

Hurd decisions Sanchez in main event at Harrahs Philadelphia

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Chester, PA (December 8, 2014)–This past Friday at Harrahs Philadelphia, some of the best young prospects in the country were featured on a six bout card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, Jarrett Hurd held on the defeat late replacement Emmanuel Sanchez via six-round majority decision on a Middleweight bout.

Hurd was aggressive early and took the first half of the fight. Sanchez, who took the bout on just two days notice came back and befuddled Hurd by boxing off the back foot and landing straight left hands.

Hurd’s early work was the difference by winning by scores of 59-55, 58-56 and 57-57 to raise his perfect mark to 14-0. Sanchez is now 5-2

In the co-feature, good looking Jr. Lightweight prospect Omar Douglas scored an impressive first round stoppage over Osnel Charles in a scheduled six-round bout.

Douglas looked very sharp and then landed a booming left hook that slumped Charles between the bottom and second rope and the fight was stopped at 2:21 of round one.

Douglas of Wilmington, Delaware is now 13-0 with 10 knockouts. Charles of Atlantic City is now 10-13-1.

18 year-old Milton Santiago Jr. boxed very well in pounding out a 4-round unanimous decision over Travis Thompson in a Lightweight bout.

Santiago, who is showing improvement in each battle fought off Thompson’s hard work inside to win by shut out of 40-36 on each card.

Santiago, who is a Sr. at William Tennent High School improves his mark to 8-0. While Thompson falls to 7-12-3.

Stephen Fulton of Philadelphia stayed perfect by scoring a 4-round unanimous decision over Benjamin Burgos.

Fulton, who was a Philadelphia amateur of the year, used quick hooks and straight right hands to offset the hard charging Burgos.

Fulton landed the much cleaner blows and Burgos was docked a point in the final round for hitting behind the head.

Fulton, 20 years old of Philadelphia won by scores of 40-35 on all cards and is now 3-0.

Former amateur standout Caleb Plant was impressive in stopping Darryl Gardner in the first round of their scheduled 4-round Middleweight bout.

Plant of Tennessee, dropped Gardner with a vicious double left combination and Gardner was down for a several minutes.

The bout was stopped at at 1:35 of round one and Plant’s record is now 5-0 with 4 KO’s. Gardner of Washington is now 2-5.

In the opening bout, Brooklyn’s Earl Newman boxed well with his jab before taking out Jade Ealy in the first round of their scheduled 4-round Cruiserweight bout.

Newman landed stiff jabs before opening up a hard flurry on the ropes. Ealy covered up and the bout was stopped at 2:57 of round one.

Newman is now 3-0 with 3 knockouts. Ealy is 1-2.

King’s Promotions will be back with another outstanding card just after the new year.

Details to follow:

For more information, Contact

Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or

Xplosion 18 Review

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Who’s Your Daddy Productions, in association with GoFight Live, brought old school bare knuckle boxing to a worldwide pay-per-view audience with “Xplosion 18”. This event harkened back to the olden days when gladiators fought with their bare hands and fought until there was only one man standing.

In the main event, for the Ultimate Xplosion Heavyweight Title, Champion Billy Martin (53-18) defeated Corey Williams (70-24-6) via KO. Martin pressed the action as Williams looked to counter punch. Martin connected with a superman punch as Williams just ate it and smiled. Williams fired back with a left hook, right to the body combo as these two where exchanging punches looking for the KO. Both men traded left hooks as Martin crouched down to make himself a harder target to hit. Martin opened up a cut on the forehead of Williams with one of his combos. Martin again looked for a left hook, while Williams landed a nice uppercut that seemed to hurt Martin. Martin bent over and Williams followed up with hooks to the side of Martin’s face as he fell to the mat. Martin stood back up and was ready to fight but as Martin was getting back to his feet and getting a standing 8-count, Williams was in the other corner dealing with his own setback. Williams could not catch his wind and had an adrenaline dump as his body shut down on him. In the other corner, Martin was chomping at the bit to get back to the fight. Williams’ corner threw in the towel and Martin won via TKO as Williams was unable to answer the bell after his initial knockdown of Martin. With the win, Martin retains his Bare Knuckle Title and defeated a grizzled vet in Williams.

In the co-main event, Justin Wrede (56-19-1) defeated Doug Lemely (14-4) via KO. Wrede had a huge height advantage and threw clubbing punches with every exchange. Wrede was looking for the KO from the opening bell and dished out a lot of punishment to Lemely who showed a tough chin and an iron will and a willingness to continue fighting. Wrede initially dropped Lemely with a barrage of punches and after a standing 8-coutn, once again dropped Lemely with a short uppercut. That turned out to be the end of the fight as Lemely could not continue.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on video on demand as Who’s Your Daddy Productions presented “Xplosion 18” on pay-per-view exclusively at

JWP – CMT 5: Lidon VS Badato Review

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JWP presented “CMT 5 – Lidon vs Badato” from Brisbane, Australia. The 9-bout full rules Muay Thai card, in a cage, with MMA gloves, was anchored by a long-awaited fight from two veterans of the sport that lived up to the hype and more.

Michael Badato defeated Yohan Lidon via KO in the third round. Badato was firing hard and often in the early rounds as he wasn’t playing defense but was looking for the KO. Badato was scoring with a strong left jab and overhand right that followed. Lidon was finding a home for his overhand right and low kick. In the third round, Badato throttled Lidon with a huge right hand that connected behind the ear of Lidon. Lidon fell down like a ton of bricks and was out of it. It was a huge win for Badato who defeated a 9-time champion in Lidon.

In the co-main event, Danial Williams defeated Andy Howson via decision. This was a close fight as both fighters fought for 5 rounds, exchanging punches and kicks. Williams and Howson showed off a ton of heart as they traded strikes and never backed down. Williams was the aggressor while Howson was solid with his counter punching. In the end, the judges gave the nod to Williams in a fight where there was no real loser. Both fighters can hold their heads high as this was fight of the night.

In other action, Cain Brunton defeated Tony Manoharan via KO in the fourth round after getting 3 knockdowns. Grant Millwood defeated Jono Almond via KO in the first after a nice right hand. Nick Atkins defeated Rob Ferguson via KO in the first round with an elbow. Junior Tafa Milo defeated Aaron Cannings via KO in the third round with a solid combo that put Cannings out. Cyril Currie defeated Bohdi McKenzie via KO in the second round. Adrian Ormrod defeated Allan Burt via TKO in the first due to a cut from an elbow.
If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “CMT 5 – Lidon vs Badato” is must-see TV. Watch as these brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows all the way from Australia as JWP returns to GFL. Order this event exclusively at and own it for life.

AMTL – King’s Birthday Celebration Review

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This annual celebration, “King’s Birthday Celebration”, in the sport of Muay Thai was held in the United States for the first time ever present by the American Muay Thai League from Annandale, Virginia. The event showcased 3 title fights as they warriors showed respect to their discipline the best way they could. By putting on tremendous fights. This event was sanctioned by the World Muay Thai Council (WMC).

In the main event, in a WMC 140 lb title fight, Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat defeated Carlos Lopez via unanimous decision. The action heated up midway through the first round when Coke delivered a series of punches and knees that put Lopez on the defensive. Lopez did a nice job of counter punching, but it was not enough as Coke won the fight on sheer guts and determination as he kept his jaw tucked and continued to push the pace and bust Lopez up on the inside. His combos, both kicks and punches, kept Lopez off balance and that is something Coke relied on.

In the co-main event, in a WMC 147 lb title fight, Justin “The Purple People Eater” Greskiewicz defeated Jeremy Carper via TKO in the third round. Greskiewicz was relentless and was a man possessed as he connected with hard shots throughout the fight. The fight ended when Greskiewicz landed a nice combo with a crushing right hand followed up a knee to the body. The right hand is what did most of the damage, but the knee to the midsection was just another example of Greskiewicz’s dominance as he scored with power punches all night.

With the WMC 135 lb title fight on the line, Ahmet Kayretli defeated Caleb Archer via unanimous decision. Kayretli was calculated and very technical as he kept Archer on the defensive for a good portion of the fight. Kayretli was quick with his kicks and scored to the midsection of Archer almost like a jab in boxing. Kayretli was also very elusive and would bounce in to score and bounce out before Archer had time to connect with a power shot of his own. It was a solid showing for Kayretli.

If you love the art of striking, there is no better iPPV for you to order than the “King’s Birthday Celebration”. American Muay Thai League always puts on great shows and this event upped ante of top level Muay Thai inside the United States. Order now.

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