SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER
WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY
This Fabulous IKF Sanctioned event was organised by promoter Stevie Cook.
This venue saw George " The Hammer" Kenly in his first evening show facing Brandon Cook over 3 x 1.30 Minute Rounds of Light Continuous Kickboxing.
Excellent fight between these two very skilful young men. Brandon Cook is a very forward aggressive fighter, and George is an excellent counter fighter who fighting out of a side southpaw stance is an awkward opponent. Two such different styles but resulting in a very strategic and skilful bout which was exciting to the last bell, and which though close Brandon won.
An excellent evening of Kickboxing in all respects. Stevie Cook and all the Pegasus Crew looked after everyone so well, and with Colin Payne as the Referee, Malcolm Martin as the MC and Richard Vince of MAaction.com filming everyone was in very experienced and knowledgeable hands. All the bouts were well matched, and it was great to be watching Kickboxing at such a good standard, whether it was 3 round amateur bouts or the excellent 10 round Pro Light Middle Weight British Title Fight between Aaudi Kinga and Dan Elgar.
Note date of the next one is 19.04.14
SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
SWALLOWS LEISURE CENTRE, SITTINGBOURNE
This well organised Light Continuous Event was organised by Chass Wingrove and Lee Whittington, and sanctioned by ICO. Each section being fought through from start to finish before the next category went on.
Seasoned Junior fighter Jamie Brown was in the Boys 12 & Under (45KG +) Category. Jamie convincingly won his first fight but was unlucky in the final.
Rob Kenly was in the Youth 13 – 17 yrs (Under 55Kgs) and was matched against Tylor Pearson from TKO. We felt Robert though fighting on his back foot was accurate and sharp and dominated each round. We were confused at this decision which saw Tylor’s hand been raised. His brother George was also in the Youths 13 – 17 (Under 60Kgs), and lost to Daniel Easton.
In the Men’s Seniors Lukasz Gromadzinski ringcraft skills and timing was commented on by chief referee Pete Dunnett as he won three fights taking him into the final with Ashley Hook(Paul Wiffen). This was a close fight between two experienced technicians with Lucasz winning and being crowned the Ringmasters Champion 2013 Male Under 75Kgs.
Tomas Kovaricek and Mark Mantell were both in the Male Under 70Kg Section. Tomas beat Leight Troubridge (Tko)to get through to the next round. Mark Mantell entered the ring for his bout but his opponent failed to turn up. The next bout saw both fighters out of the tournament. One was knocked out with a head kick, and the other was disqualified for the head kick! This saw Tomas and Mark in the final together so moved around as a demonstration bout and share the title of Ringmasters Under 70Kg Champion 2013.