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FRIDAY, May 1st, 2015, AT 8:50 PM/ PST




IKF RESULTS...



Results From Stefan Moriarty & Legends Kickboxing Gym's
"K-1 Legacy II"
April 25th, 2015 - Dublin, Ireland



  1. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Niamh Peters (Tipperary, Ireland, 2-0, 48kg, 5', 5-21-99, Craig Sutton, 087 9682833)
    defeated Chelsea Tuohy (Offaly, Ireland, 0-1, 48kg, 5'2'', 2-17-2000, John Quigley, 086 6660474) by unanimous decision. 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.


  2. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Brian Reilly (Dublin, Ireland, 1-0-1, 70kg, 5'11'', 9-3-91, Owen Roddy)
    defeated Wayne Tansey (Dublin, Ireland, 1-3, 70kg, 5'11'', 8-30-85, Stefan Moriarty) by majority decision. 29-28, 29-28, 29-29.


  3. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Darragh Robinson (Dublin, Ireland, 1-1, 59.1kg, 5'11'', 1-14-00, Steven Callaghan, 086 3910582)
    defeated Dylan Brady (Wexford, Ireland, 0-2, 60kg, 6', 7-24-98, Anthony Walsh, 087 6547959) by split decision. 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.


  4. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Joe Coster (Wicklow, Ireland, 3-2, 88kg, 6', 8-5-77, Stefan Moriarty)
    defeated Colin Grennell (Navin, Ireland, 1-1-1, 88kg, 5'10'', 5-12-74, Keith Cooper, 085 1225461) by unanimous decision, 30-28, 29-28, 30-27.


  5. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Jamie Lawlor (Dublin, Ireland, 1-1, 72kg, 5'11'', 2-6-99, Ivan Clinch)
    defeated Robert Russell (Meathy, Ireland, 0-1, 70kg, 5'11'', Keith Cooper, 085 1225461) by TKO at 1:58 of round 2.
    Robert Russell has been issued with a 45 day medical suspension until June 9, 2015 due to the severity of the TKO.


  6. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Tom Cullen (Dublin, Ireland, 4-0, 72kg, 5'11'', 5-7-00, Karl Fabio, 087 9456040)
    defeated Paul Mc Donagh (Galway, Ireland, 6-2-1, 72kg, 5'9'', 2-8-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by withdrawal at 1:23 of round 1.


  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    David Phelan (Waterford, Ireland, 70kg, 5'9'', 7-5-89, Self, 086 3659211)
    defeated Brian O Donahoe (Carlow, Ireland, 10-3, 70kg, 5'10'', 3-20-80, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) by referee stoppage due to an illegal blow at 1:44 of round one.


  8. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    JUNIOR ALL IRELAND STRAW-WEIGHT TITLE

    Fiachra Bond (Bray, Ireland, 4-2, 48kg, 5'1'', 10-27-00, Stefan Moriarty, 087 7920186)
    defeated Eoin O Connell (Meath, Ireland, 48kg, 5'5'', 7-30-99, Keith Cooper, 085 1225461) by unanimous decision, 49-47, 50-45, 49-46.


  9. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Sharon Lynch (Dungarvan, Ireland, 3-1, 52.6kg, 9-27-88, Vinny O Brien, 083 4218676)
    defeated Nicola Kinsella (53.8kg, 5'3'', 11-30-90, Liam Whelan, 087 2728127) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.


  10. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Peter Deane (Navan, Ireland, 3-1-1, 58kg, 5'8'', 12-10-98, Keith Cooper, 085 1225461)
    defeated James Kelly (Galway, Ireland, 9-5-1, 59kg, 5'9'', 8-24-99, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by majority decision, 29-27, 28-28, 29-27.


  11. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Lisa Buckley (Bray, Ireland, 60kg, 5'8'', 6-29-95, Stefan Moriarty)
    defeated Eimear Codd (Enniscorthy, Ireland, 61kg, 5'6'', 6-25-91, Anthony Walsh, 087 6547959) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.


  12. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Jamie Doyle (Dublin, Ireland (0-0-1, 96kg, 6', 3-25-89, Jonathan Lewins)
    and Tadgh Dixon (Dublin, Ireland, 4-4-2, 93kg, 6'4'', 11-3-91, Stefan Moriarty, 087 7920186) fought to a split decision draw, 29-29, 29-28, 30-27.


  13. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    Cian Mc Cormack (Galway, Ireland, 11-2-1, 63kg, 5'11'', 12-8-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Adam Abdurahman (Carlow, Ireland, 8-2, 64kg, 6', 9-07-98, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.


  14. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Connor Dillon (Louth, Ireland, 7-6, 69kg, 5'6'', 3-31-89, Paul Cowzer, 086 3799603)
    defeated Dean Knight (Bray, Ireland, 4-8-3, 70kg, 4-11-87, Stefan Moriarty) by majority decision. 29-28, 30-27, 29-29.


  15. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Steven Mc Afee (Dublin, Ireland, NA - TBA, Liam Whelan, 087 2728127)
    defeated Evan Walker (Dublin, Ireland, 13-11-1, 68kg, 5'9'', 2-6-92) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.


  16. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    Ian Cleary (Dublin, Ireland, 8-3, 68kg, 5'6'', 6-20-86, Owen Roddy, 085 2764239)
    defeated Adam Caffrey (Rush, Ireland, 19-8, 68kg, 5'6'', 2-10-94, Paul Cowzer, 086 3799603) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.


  17. IKF UNIFIED RULES (K-1)
    ALL IRELAND WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

    Gherado Frusci (Carlow, Ireland, 8-6, 66kg, 175cm, 2-21-81, Diarmuid Maher, 085 7180586)
    defeated Karl Malone (Dublin, Ireland, 2-4, 66.5kg, 5'10'', 2-11-87, Peter Cole, 087 2476480) by unanimous decision, 49-46, 50-45, 49-46.
















"Lets DO THIS!"




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Adrenalin Fight Nights Presents
"RISE AND FALL"
Neath, Wales


IKF KICKBOXING
K-1 RULES BRITISH
LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

Sami Salem
(Impact Thai Boxing Club, Swansea)
VS
Liam Wells
(Romford, England, 13-2 - Amateur FCR World Champion)

ISCF MMA
BRITISH
LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

Rory Evans
(KGB Gym Wado Dragons Kickboxing - ISCF Welsh Champion)
VS
Shaun Luther
(England)




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Vinny O Brien Presents
"IKF Junior Kickboxing Tournament"
Dungarvan, Ireland





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...




Mike Miles MuayThai Present
CHALLENGER 13 "ERUPTION"
Calgary, Alberta, Canada



IKF Amateur "FULL RULES" Muay Thai
NORTH AMERICAN MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE


Scott MacKenzie
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
8-1/7
Mike Miles MuayThai




VS


Kebba Marenah
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
10-0
Simmons




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Vinny O Brien Presents
"Gloves & Glory 3"
Dungarvan, Ireland






WEDNESDAY, April 29th, 2015, AT 7:40 PM/ PST


Results From Atemi Cast's
"IKF Point Kickboxing Kickboxing Sparring Tournament "
April 25th, 2015 - Pompano Beach, Florida, USA




  1. Sasha Robertson (Training For Life MMA) defeated Ella Mitchell (Elite Force Martial Arts) Score 3 - 0.

  2. AD Alexis (Jungle Muay Thai) defeated Cameron Metzger (Team Renegade) Score 3 - 0.

  3. Fabian Parra (Komodo Training Center) fought Felipe Puente (Lucky's American Muay Thai) in a 2 round Exhibition - Great technical sparring.

  4. Darwin Jamarillo (Komodo Training Center) defeated Joshua Burns (Jungle Muay Thai) Score 3 - 0.

  5. Julian Valle (Twin Dragons Martial Arts) defeated Daniel Prisacaru (Training For Life MMA) Score 2 - 0.

  6. Vincent Iuliano (Jungle Muay Thai) defeated David Duran (Twin Dragons Martial Arts) Score 3 - 0 - Excellent match up.

  7. Marcel Macias (American TKA) defeated Eric Torres (Twin Dragons Martial Arts) Score 3 - 0.

  8. Andres Navia (Jungle Muay Thai) defeated Jason Tuitt (Komodo Training Center) Score 3 - 0.

  9. Pam Johanson (Lucky's American Muay Thai) faced Camila Lopez (Twin Dragons Martial Arts) in a 2 round Exhibition bout.

  10. Jamal Guy (Elite Force Martial Arts) faced Mitchell Rozier in a 2 round Exhibition bout.

  11. MAIN EVENT
    Bethany Massey (Alchemist Fitness Lab) defeated Alex "AWOL" Wall (Jungle Muay Thai) Score 3 - 2.
    In one of the closest and most action packed technical bouts I've seen, this particular bout is candidate for 2015 Florida PKB Fight of the year!

If you would like to promote IKF Point Kickboxing in conjunction with your fighting event get
More Information At
www.IKFPKB.com




MORE IKF NEWS...


IKF IN NEED OF
LEADERSHIP EXPANSION

Appoints South East Director of Operations
Seeking Representatives And Event Officials To Assist With Expansion In Promotion And Championship Opportunities On The East Coast





All of us here at International Fight Sports {www.ifightsports.com} would like to introduce to you our new IKF South East Director of Operations, Johnny Davis. As many here know, Johnny has been aligned with the IKF for over 20 years. Most know him today as President of IKF Point Kickboxing, (IKFPKB) the a semi-contact branch of IKF Kickboxing & Muay Thai that he created in 2002. Others may know him as a promoter of IKF Events under his promotional company name, AK Promotions. Johnny was also a two time world champion Kickboxer back in the 80's where he won the PKA Welterweight world title in 1985 and the FFKA Light Middleweight World title in 1987. He also won the ISKA United States title and four other titles.

After moving to California 25 years ago from South Carolina, Johnny was one of the first IKF Promoters holding his first IKF Sanctioned event on May 11th, 1996 in Hayward, California, USA. he hit the ground running in assisting the newly formed IKF. In 1995, Davis would begin writing his Autobiographical Kickboxing Training Manual (Right) that was published in 2002 and was endorsed by the IKF. The manual was well received and martial arts top magazines, Black Belt noted it as perhaps one of the best manuals every written for the sport of Kickboxing and complemented it with a five page layout in their internationally distributed magazine. In 2000 he was appointed Director of Marketing for the IKF in helping get the letters of the IKF branded with trainers around the United States and abroad. A year or so later, he would produced his Kickboxing Training DVD that was also endorsed by the IKF.

Davis' passion for the sport of Kickboxing has always been a recognized staple for the IKF. He's written many essays and articles promoting the sport as well as motivating fighters and trainers alike to support the IKF and the great sport of Kickboxing. (For Articles Click Here.)

Over the years, while in California, Davis took on several political projects like helping open the door for junior fighters under the age of 15 years old to compete in sanctioned full contact Kickboxing events in the State of California. After promoting many juniors on his shows, he would later hold the first IKF Junior Amateur World title bout in the State in 2012 in Oakland, California.

In 2009 and 2010, he lead a campaign supported by the IKF's President and CEO Steve Fossum, then Athletic Commission Staffer Rebecca Alvarez and Director of the California Athletic Commission George Dodd who arranged a meeting with the Department of Consumer Affairs to allow the IKF to bring the first official Kickboxing Tournament that allowed more than one fight in a day to the State.

The IKF West Coast Classic was held in 2011 in Sacramento, California and registered 185 Fighters, 129 who actually fought in the event on a Thanksgiving weekend. The event was deemed a tremendous success by everyone in attendance including the majority of Officials with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) who were assigned to work the event. Since the IKF West Coast Classic, promotions that feature Tournament style events like Glory have been allowed to hold their shows in the state giving California fight fans yet another opportunity to enjoy the great sport of Kickboxing.

In his final years in California, Davis' Amateur Kickboxing Promotions under the guise of AK Promotions. were some of the more popular kickboxing events in Northern, California. His shows had a Las Vegas appeal and thousands of fans packed ballrooms for several years.

Moreover, there were many champions crowned and some now have professional careers while others are in pursuit. Since moving back to the South Carolina to care for his now deceased mother, he has held two successful IKF East Coast Classic Tournaments. His 2014 tournament registered approximately 100 fighters. Not too bad for an area that basically dried up over the years in regards to the sport of Kickboxing, mainly due to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

With his new role of IKF South East Director of Operations, he will among other things, continue to promote IKF Kickboxing and build an IKF East Coast Brand. Promotions include more single and tournament events. As well as recruiting, training and coordinating a solid team of IKF Representatives and qualified officials to help (along with State Commissions) both amateur and professional Kickboxing events in States across the South East.

The IKF's plan is to help Davis build the South East which will hope to move into overseeing and building the entire East Coast region. Davis' work at the position will be to seek out new and current promoters as well as building and grooming many new IKF Kickboxing Champions from IKF Point/Semi Contact fighting all the way to Full Contact Muay Thai Kickboxing.





Davis noted "First, I'm thankful to Steve Fossum for this appointment and his trust. I'm delighted to have an opportunity to grow the IKF on the East Coast! I've been committed to the letters of IKF since inception. Although the IKF has grown tremendously over the years, there is still so much more growth to be accomplished and I look forward to continuing to help move it forward. Additionally, I will be putting together a great game-plan and I'm looking forward to speaking and working with everyone interested in growing the IKF and the sport of Kickboxing in the South East and eventually the entire East Coast. As things are coming together, I welcome those of you who are passionate about growing the IKF in your area to contact me if you are interested in becoming part of the IKFSouth East and East Coast Team. Thanks in advance for your support in taking the IKF and sport of Kickboxing and Muay Thai to its deserving magnitude…talk to you soon…Forward March!"

This decision is in line with the IKF's plans to appoint more and more State and Regional Directors around North America to help grow the IKF as was done in California this past year where the IKF Sanctioned over 40 events. these appointments will give IKF Promoters, Officials and associates a closer local contact to get things done. We look forward to the great things Johnny and his team of associates and officials will accomplish in growing the IKF in the South East and beyond.

Davis' current region will include 7 States which are shown in red on the map at the right. They include:

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee




CLICK HERE FOR JOHNNY DAVIS' AK PROMOTIONS PAGE






FRIDAY, April 24th, 2015, AT 4:50 PM/ PST


"Lets DO THIS!"




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Stefan Moriarty & Legends Kickboxing Gym Presents
"K-1 Legacy II"
Dublin, Ireland





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Fighting Tigers Gym Presents
PANTHEON
"PHOENIX FIGHT NIGHT"

Hastings, Sussex, England





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Atemi Cast Presents
"IKF Point Kickboxing Kickboxing Sparring Tournament "
Pompano Beach, Florida, USA







MORE IKF NEWS...


Former 2 Time IKF Amateur World Champion
Chad Sugden
Chooses IKF Gold Over Glory!

-Turns Down Bout against USA's Raymond Daniels at GLORY 21...At Least For Now...

After his impressive display against Atakan Arslan at GLORY 20: Dubai, Chad Sugden (Pro: 13-3) made his successful debut on the GLORY world stage, immediately putting himself into the spotlight as a potential future star in the promotion. It was announced during his bout with Arslan by GLORY commentator Mauro Ranallo that the winner would advance to GLORY 21: San Diego on May 8 to face karate sensation Raymond Daniels.

The Sugden vs. Daniels match-up brought a truly intriguing taste for kickboxing fans, with Daniels's two GLORY losses coming to prominent classic kickboxing styles from another IKF Amateur World Champion Joseph Valtellini ( PHOTO AM: 11-0, PRO: 11-2 with 10 win by KO/TKO) and number 3 IKF Pro Muay Thai Ranked Super Middleweight Nieky Holzken.

Sugden's strong point is his boxing and ability to fight on the inside. Valtellini's two losses were to Holzken and to current IKF Pro Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Gregory Choplin.

However, it was recently announced that Sugden would no longer compete in California, being replaced by MMA Fighter Justin Baesman, in the co-main event. Baesman was a surprising choice since he is an MMA fighter and is a 0-0 as a Kickboxer and is 2-4-1 in his last 7 MMA bouts since September of 2013. One of those loses included a loss to MMA fighter David Mitchell who's one of the Champions in the IKF's sister organizations for sanctioning MMA, The ISCF (International Sport Combat Federation - www.ISCFMMA.com.

Sugden spoke about turning down the Daniels fight:

"I am not fighting Raymond Daniels because I got some local business to deal with first. I am a professional and financially it makes more sense to fight in the UK especially given my huge fan base. It's a fight me versus Michael Wakeling that the kickboxing and muay thai worlds have been anticipating for some time as contracts were signed since the back end of last year."

Sugden will face number 3 IKF Ranked Middleweight Michael Wakeling (29-1-1) on May 23 in Birmingham, England for the IKF World title, in an all British encounter the United Kingdom has desired for years. (Poster at Right)

Chad's decision to decline the Daniels fight is mightily plausible, with two potential career defining match-ups separated by 14 days, there was no way he would be able to fight both at full strength. Coach Dean Sugden furthered his son's explanation but hinted towards a major announcement should Chad defeat Wakeling on The Main Event:

"It was great to get the offer to fight on GLORY 21: San Diego against Raymond Daniels, but we had already committed to the Wakeling fight. Chad ordinarily would of jumped at the chance to put his skills to the test against Daniels. Personally think it would of been a great fight. That said when we fought and beat Atakan Arslan on GLORY 20: Dubai, Michael Wakeling was already signed and in our focus. Once we have taken care out business on 23rd May then we will be making a huge announcement."

Sugden won two IKF Amateur World titles. His first was the IKF Junior Amateur FCR Lightweight World Title which he won on November 29th 2009 in Rochester, Kent, England when he defeated Charlie Ward by unanimous decision, 45-50, 47-48, 46-50. He also won the IKF Junior Amateur FCR Welterweight World Title on October 16th, 2010 in Kelham, England when he defeated David Lenson (USA) Staten Island, New York USA, 18-2 by unanimous decision. 50-44, 49-45, 49-45.




THURSDAY, April 23rd, 2015, AT 9:00 AM/ PST


IKF WORLD CLASSIC HOTEL...
FILLING UP FAST!

HEY EVERYONE!
Not only are we way ahead on Fighter registrations this year as compared to past years, but this year we are "WAY" ahead on hotel room reservations at the host hotel! Usually at this time we have about 50 rooms booked. However, as of yesterday we already have over 250 Hotel rooms booked at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando!

HOST HOTEL INFO - CLICK HERE

That being said, if you haven't booked yet, you need to start thinking about it quick! If you wait until our reserved rooms are sold out (GREATLY Reduced Rate of $109.00 / Night, as compared to $129 and up) you will find yourself paying more for your room per night. To book online, just go to our IKF world Classic page on the hotel website at the link below.

ON LINE HOTEL BOOKING PAGE

CLICK HERE.

See you in Orlando!







WEDNESDAY, April 22nd, 2015, AT 9:40 AM/ PST


IKF Remembers The Rock!

KEVIN ROSIER

If you search for any news about Kevin Rosier's passing over the last week, all you read are headlines such as "One of the first men to set foot in a cage to participate in no holds barred combat has passed". It seems like the media only want him to be remembered as a veteran pioneer of MMA. However, Kevin didn't make his name in MMA. Kevin made his name as a Professional Kickboxer who once done had a "combined" career record (Amateur & Pro) of *66-8 with all 66 of his wins coming by way of KO/TKO. Not to mention the number of titles he won which included...

  • 1987 United States Kung-Fu Karate National No-Rules Tournament Champion.
  • 1989 All Japan World Champion
  • 3 Time WKA World Super Heavyweight Champion.
  • 1990 ISKA North American Super Heavyweight Champion.
  • 1990 WKA World Super Heavyweight Champion (above the waist).
  • 1994 WKKC World Super Heavyweight Champion
    • (*) Some sources say his record was 50-3 with 42 Ko's, but who knows for sure...

On April 14, 2015 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at only 53 years old,
Kevin Rosier left us all following a severe heart attack.
"He's one of God's Champions now..."

January 6, 1962 - April 13, 2015

He was not just a fighter in the ring though. He was a military veteran who spent much of his early years living in upstate New York. He began his martial arts training at the Boys Club in East Aurora, New York. He earned his first black belt from Sensei William James Gallant. Since then, he traveled the world fighting in martial arts and professional boxing tournaments. All the while Rosier was working as a bodyguard for entertainers like Rick James, Billy Idol and Debbie Harry. Nightclubs like Studio 54, Limelight and CBGB frequently retained his services as a bouncer. As a Professional Kickboxer Kevin was no small fighter. Standing 6'4" and weighing in at about 285 lbs he came to the ring with a lot of power.

As noted above, many remember Kevin for his appearance in 1993 in the very first -original- UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) event at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. In his first MMA bout he faced and defeated Zane Frazier by TKO at 4:20 of round number 1 in the first round of the Tournament. In round 2 of the tournament he was defeated by French Savate/Samboo Champion Gerard Gordeau of Amsterdam, Holland. Gordeau went on to lose to Royce Gracie by submission. Although he was not a big champion in mma, he clearly was in Kickboxing. Sadly people remember him as an mma fighter, but SHOULD remember him as a Champion Kickboxer instead.

In his travels he trained with the best in the world, earning multiple high-degree black belts and red sashes in a variety of styles. He was always one of those fighters who would accept a fight under any rule style, any time. From Karate to MMA, Boxing to Kickboxing, Rosier fought it all.

Sadly, Kevin's later years were not so good to him. He had been suffering from longtime health problems, and the complications of a lifetime spent in combat sports.

However, more so, this is the kind of guy Kevin was to those around him...
In Art Davie's book Is This Legal? (Davie created the UFC) Davie recalls the character who was Rosier;

"Rosier was the first fighter to arrive at the UFC After Party, and he was wearing a circa-1975 tux, complete with huge flower cumberbund. He looked as joyous as if he had won the tournament and greeted Davie with a huge hug. "He then proclaimed he was my long-lost son, and that now he was going to call me "Dad." Rosier then excused himself, and said he wanted to go looking for John McCarthy, so that he could challenge him to a pizza-eating contest. There's no word on who won that pizza-eating contest, but Rosier went on to fight six more MMA bouts from 1994 to 2000. Between 1989 and 2001 he had 25 professional boxing matches as well. Another pioneering MMA promoter, Monte Cox, recalled his experiences with Rosier in a post on The Underground Forum: Kevin fought for me twice back in 1998, taking on Dan Severn. After the first loss in 53 seconds, Kevin came to my room where I was talking with John Perretti. Kevin says "OK, he out-wrestled me. If I gotta go to the Miletich school and learn wrestling for a week or two I will do it." Peretti and I laughed and John said, "Let's see, Severn is a collegiate All-American and Olympic alternate who has been wrestling for about 30 years… yep, I'd say a week or two at the most." Kevin began working on his takedown defense and called me to fight Severn again. He swore he would do better, and he did, lasting 7 more seconds. Afterwards, he said "Monte, you had to see the improvement, right?"


Kevin was fun to be around and always made people laugh. It's sad his life came to an end so soon. He will be missed..

From all of us here at the IKF, we know you're resting well now Champ... Because as we all know...

You're one of God's Champions now..."










FIRST UFC - YOUTUBE
We understand Kevin's services were held in New York. for those looking to share their last thoughts with the family a Guest Book can be found by clicking HERE.


Kevin's Page On the IKF Website




TUESDAY, April 21st, 2015, AT 1:30 PM/ PST


Results From Julio Castro's
"IKF Point Kickboxing Kickboxing Sparring Tournament "
April 18th, 2015 - Tracy, California, USA




  • Boys 7-9
    1. Johan Alamilla (Castro MA, Tracy, California, USA)
    2. Derik Escalante (Team Reys, San Jose, California, USA)


  • Boys 10
    1. Alejandro Alamilla (Castro MA, Tracy, California, USA)
    2. Ryan Kelly (Pure Heart, Chico, California, USA)


  • Men 145-155
    1. Fabian Martinez (Sonoma KF Ins, Sonoma, California, USA)
    2. Victor Reyes (Castro MA, Tracy, California, USA)


  • Men 155-165
    1. Steven Reynolds (Team Reys, San Jose, California, USA)
    2. Jorge Arellano (Castro Sport Karate, Tracy, California, USA)


  • Men 175-185
    1. Cameron Church (Tracy MA, Tracy, California, USA)
    2. Victor Galon (Castro Sport Karate, Tracy, California, USA)


  • Men 155-165 - Intermediate
    1. Fabian Martinez (Sonoma KF Ins, Sonoma, California, USA)
    2. Ricky Hendrickson (Fit Force, Tracy, California, USA)






More information about this event please contact Mr. Julio Castro at (209) 914-9661.
If you are interested in hosting IKF Point Kickboxing events in Northern, California, contact IKFPKB Representative Mr. Terry Morgan at (209) 712-3612.

More Information At
www.IKFPKB.com





MONDAY, April 20th, 2015, AT 10:30 PM/ PST




Results From 8 Limbs Fight Promotions'
"Muay Thai Global 6"
April 18th, 2015 - Sacramento, California, USA



  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 170
    **Aarik Robles (Antioch, California, USA, 1-0, 169.8, 5'7", 11-5-93, Kru Michael Rinaldi, (925) 349-8154)
    defeated **Phillip Vang (Sacramento, Clifornia, USA, 0-1, *170.4, 6', 12-10-95, Rocky Twitchell, (916) 747-3694) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.
  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 130-135
    Mario Franco Vigil (Richmond, California, USA, 3-3, 135.4, 5'6", 9-25-92, Chansadeth "Cheetah" Chanthanao, (510) 390-0696)
    defeated Anthony Limon (Santa Clara, California, USA, 1-1, 134.8, 5'5", 10-14-86, Jivoni Jordon, (408) 844-8485) by split decision:
  3. IKF AMATEUR WOMAN'S MUAY THAI 125
    **Shannah Gozo (Pinole, California, USA, 1-0, 123.3, 4'11", 12-30-93, Kru Sam Phimsoutham, (415) 759-1510)
    defeated **Drew Foreman (San Francisco, California, USA, 0-1, S: 3, *125.8, 5'5", 8-27-88, Bunkerd Faphimai, (415) 255-9443) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 185
    Kevin Wiley (Stockton, California, USA, 2-0, 2-2-1, 185, 6'2", 10-13-88, James Deleon, (209) 684-5632)
    defeated **Fernando Piper (Reno, Nevada, USA, 0-1, 1-2, *191.6, 6'1", 6-26-79, Casey Balkenbush, (775) 762-2803) by TKO at :50 seconds of round 2.
  5. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 190
    **Jeremy Lewis (Santa Rosa, Clifornia, USA, 1-0, 190.8, 5'11", 5-27-81, David Denison, (707) 484-7992)
    defeated "Alex" Jaun Jauregui (Fairfield, California, USA, 0-2, 189.2, 6'1", 5-3-89, Marlon Telmo, (707) 386-6211) by majority decision:
  6. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 115
    Christopher Milan ( Vallejo, California, USA, 3-2/1, 114.2, 5'1", 10-26-87, Jon Rico, (707) 342-7004
    defeated **Justin Tran (San Ramon, Clifornia, USA, 0-1, S: 1, *115.4, 5'3", 5-24-96, Lee Banzuela, (626) 675-7079) by split decision:
  7. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MUAY THAI 125
    **Audra Gonzalez (Gilroy, California, USA, 3-0/1, *125.6, 5'5", 6-24-83, Derek Yuen, (408) 605-0596)
    defeated Christine Ninh (Los Gatos, California, USA, 0-2, 124.4, 5'5", 12-14-87, Ryan Roy, (650) 483-2665) by unanimous decision 30-26 on all 3 judges cards.
  8. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 135-140
    **Claudia Almanzar (Lodi, California, USA, 1-0, 135, 5'6", 11-4-93, Kru James Deleon, (209) 670-4632)
    defeated **Yenny Espinoza (Vacaville, California, USA, 0-1, 137.2, 5'5", 6-14-88, Marlon Telmo, (707) 386-6211) by unanimous decision
  9. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MUAY THAI 122
    Joyce Hernandez (Benecia, California, USA, 3-3/1, S: 2, *125, 5'4", 9-24-83, Carlo Valero, (415) 725-0926)
    defeated Moriah Ta-A (San Jose, California, USA, 2-1/1, 121.4, 5'8", 3-28-94, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849) by split decision:
  10. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 150-155
    **Nicolas Arcidiacono (Petaluma, California, USA, 1-0, 2-1, *154, 5'9", 10-12-89, David Denison, (707) 484-7992)
    defeated Kevin Yang (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-2, 153.4, 5'11", 4-5-92, Rocky Twitchell, (916) 284-1683) by TKO at 1:46 of round 3.
  11. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 135
    **Carl Henderson (Pleasenton, California, USA, 3-0, 0-1, 135, 5'7", 7-29-79, Kirian Fitzgibbons, (925) 765-7277)
    defeated Alexander Fernandez (South San Francisco, California, USA, 1-3, *136, 5'6", 11-20-91, Mark Tabuso, (650) 642-4220) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
  12. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 115
    Star Monroe (Antioch, California, USA, 6-0/1, AB: 3-0, S: 16, 115.4, 5'3", 1-31-97, Terry Monroe, (408) 569-7936)
    defeated **Sheila Adamos (San Jose, California, USA, 4-3, 114.4, 5'2", 6-7-89, Derek Yuen, (408) 605-0596) by unanimous decision;
  13. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI 168
    **Lonnell James Jr. (Sunnyvale, Clifornia, USA, 3-1, 167.2, 5'11", 12-30-79, Anh Fairtex, (650) 965-5691)
    defeated Mike Rossi (Palo Alto, California, USA, 2-2/1, 168.4, 6'1", 11-27-90, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849) by TKO at :57 seconds of round 1.
  14. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 137
    **Igor Golovin (Pleasant Hill, California, USA, 4-3, 139.4, 5'7", 6-26-89, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
    and Robert McNamee III ( Eugene, Oregon, USA, 6-2-1/1, 138.6, 5'9", 11-2-85, Thongsai Sanhtytham, (541) 214-4472) fought to a *majority draw.
  15. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI 112
    Thai-Ngan Le (Oakland, California, USA, 3-1, *115.8, 5'2", 8-12-87, Ganyao, (415) 570-3253)
    defeated Jacklyn Carlos Hom (Fremont, California, USA, 2-2 (1 F Win), 112.6, 5', 12-24-81, Christopher Hom, (408) 707-9063) by unanimous decision:
  16. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI 145
    Jonathan Tan (San Francisco, California, USA, 5-1/1, *144.4, 5'7", 7-14-94, Jongsanan Fairtex, (415) 516-6224)
    defeated Billy Brand (Folsom, California, USA, 1-1, S: 2-1, AMMA: 5-0, *144.6, 5'7", 7-3-96, Aber Bouttavong, (916) 832-2682) by unanimous decision;
  17. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI 122
    PROMOTIONAL TITLE BOUT - 5 x 2 - Women's Bantamweight MTG Title

    **Mariana Llamas (Dublin, California, USA, 11-2, *122, 5'7", 1-24-86, Kirian Fitzgibbons, (925) 765-7277)
    defeated Lizbeth Swaby-Clacken (Vallejo, California, USA, 5-2, 120, 5'2", 10-11-88, Steve Swaby-Clacken, (707) 534-0852) by split decision:
  18. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI 172
    PROMOTIONAL TITLE BOUT - 5 x 2 - Super Middleweight MTG Title

    **Adam Fugitt (Eugene, Oregon, USA, 10-1, *171.6, 6'2", 1-12-89, Thongsay Sanhtytham, (541) 214-4472)
    defeated Charles Rodriguez (Walnut Creek, California, USA, 7-2/1, S: 10, 171.6, 6'1", 4-2-89, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040) by KO at 1:12 of Round 1.




MORE IKF RESULTS...



Results From Don Arnott's
"QUEST FOR THE TITLE"
April 18th, 2015 - Trinidad, California, USA


  1. ISCF AMATEUR MMA: 3 X 3 Middleweight - 185
    Ken "Boy" Jackson (Bridgeville, California, USA, 2-0, AB: 1-0, 183.2, 5'8", 4-8-90, Self, (707) 574-6316)
    Defeated **Alex Love (Eureka, California, USA, 0-1, 180, 5'7", 6-19-91, Self, (707) 616-1182) by TKO at 1:05 of Round 1.
    • Alex Love has been issued a 30 day no training and 45 day no competition Medical Suspension until until June 3rd, 2015.
    • Referee: Alex Rosenburg.


  2. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI / 3 x 2: 165
    **Juan Rodriguez (San Bruno, California, USA, 1-0, 161.4, 5'10", 10-31-87, George Tsutsui, (925) 934-9898)
    Defeated **Adam Brazil (Eureka, California, USA, 0-1, 161.4, 5'10", 5-26-83, Self, (707) 298-0967) by TKO at 1:12 of Round 2.
    • Adam Brazil has been issued a 30 day no training and 45 day no competition Medical Suspension until until June 3rd, 2015.
    • Referee: Dan Stell


  3. IAB AMATEUR BOXING / 3 x 2: Super Cruiserweight: 210
    **Gabriel Huallanca (Folsom, California, USA, 4-0-1, 195.4, 5'10", 12-21-86, Self, (916) 496-4149)
    AND **Sam Nunez (Cresent City, California, USA, 0-0-1, 182.2, 5'9", 12-23-82, Ron Otremba, (707) 460-0235) fought to a Majority Draw.
    • Judge Matt Yates 28-28 Even.
    • Judge Eric Bruce 29-28 Nunez.
    • Judge James Bartley 28-28 Even.
    • Referee: Dan Stell


  4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA / 3 x 3: Featherweight 145
    **Derick Bartlemay (Salem, Oregon, USA, 10-0 (Record not verified), 144.8, 5'6", 8-31-85, Enoch Wilson, (503) 999-6408)
    Defeated Josh Gay (Rio Del, California, USA, 2-6, 145.2, 5'6", 3-9-85, Pueo (Parson) Balliett, (707) 223-1089) by Tap Out at 2:12 of round 1 by Rear Naked Choke.
    • Referee: Alex Rosenburg.


  5. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 165
    **Vince Arredendo (Pacheco, California, USA, 1-0, 161.8, 5'10", 10-29-84, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
    Defeated **Ryan Tennison (Eureka, California, USA, 0-2, 164.4, 5'10", 12-15-83, Self, (707) 367-9000) by TKO at 1:43 of Round 1.
    • Ryan Tennison has been issued a 30 day no training and 45 day no competition Medical Suspension until until June 3rd, 2015.
    • Referee: Dan Stell


  6. ISCF AMATEUR MMA / 3 x 3: Light Heavyweight 205
    **Robert Benefield (Eureka, California, USA, 1-0, ABX 0-1, 185, 6'3", 11-13-90, Self, (707) 296-0307)
    Defeated **Zac Brown (Trinidad, California, USA, 0-3, 204.6, 6'1", 11-10-85, Terry Brown, (707) 267-0946)
    • Zac Brown has been issued a 30 day no training and 45 day no competition Medical Suspension (After TKO - Knee Injury) until until June 3rd, 2015.
    • Referee: Alex Rosenburg.


  7. ISCF AMATEUR MMA / 3 x 3: Welterweight 165
    **Ahmed Abdelaziz (Walnut Creek, California, USA, 4-2, 163, 5'7", 3-17-87, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
    Defeated Nick Gifford (Redding, California, USA, 3-2, 159.6, 5'6", 8-6-93, Braden Clements, (916) 517-2538) by Unanimous Decision.
    • Judge James Bartley 29-28.
    • Judge Ernie Albers 30-27.
    • Judge Matt Yates 29-28.
    • Referee: Alex Rosenburg


  8. IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI - 178
    **Chanthachone Phounleuth (Eureka, California, USA, 1-0, AMMA 3-2, AB 1-0, 178.4, 5'8", 8-5-82, Brian MacIver, (707) 267-3737)
    Defeated **Angel Espino (Canby, California, USA, 2-1, AMMA 3-0, 172.4, 5'10", 1-14-92, Enoch Wilson, (503) 443-5581) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.
    • Judges: James Bartley, Ernie Alber & Matt Yates.
    • Referee: Dan Stell



  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA / 3 x 3: Middleweight: 185
    **Jacob Vegas (Vallejo, California, USA, 1-0, 184.6, 5'9", 10-25-85, George Tsutsui, (925) 934-9898)
    Defeated Michael Cody Jr. (Mckinleyville, California, USA, 1-1, 185, 5'9", 1-20-90, Self, (707) 385-2420) by TKO (Strikes) at 1:06 of Round 1.
    • Referee: Alex Rosenburg
    • Michael Cady Jr. has been issued a 30 day No Training Medical Suspension and a 45 day no competition Medical Suspension until June 3rd, 2015.


  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA CALIFORNIA MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE: 5 x 3: 185
    Cory Hall won the title by default on the scale when Jeremy Ashley could not make the Title weight of 185 (Came in at 188.6) and choose not to lose any weight.
    A three round fight took place at a catch weight as agreed between fighters and trainers.
    **Jeremy Ashley (Eureka, California, USA, 20-4-1? (3-2), AB: 2-0, 188.6, 6'3", 12-17-87, Rodney McKinnion, (831) 331-7513)
    Defeated **Cory Hall (Antioch, California, USA, 6-5, AB: 4-4, 184.6, 6'2", 4-26-84, Paul Hinke, (707) 624-9912) by Unanimous Decision.
    • Judges: Ernie Albers 29-28.
    • Judges: Matt Yates 29-28.
    • Judges: Eric Bruce 30-27.
    • Referee: Alex Rosenburg.


  11. IAB AMATEUR BOXING NORTHWEST
    SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE **DEFENCE - 154

    **Joseph James (Dixon, California, USA, 16-5, 153.4, 6'1", 8-17-97, Paul Hinke, (707) 624-9912)
    Defeated **Sam Cid (Keizer, Oregon, USA, 6-3, 154, 5'11", 1-20-88, Derick Bartlemay, (503) 999-6408) by Split Decision.
    • Judge: Matt Yates 49-46.
    • Judge: Eric Bruce 48-27.
    • Judge: James Bartley 47-48.
    • Sam Cid has been issued a 30 day training suspension and a 45 day competition Medical Suspension until June 3rd, 2015, due to cut to both left and right brows requiring sutures.
      Fighter must be cleared by physician prior to future competition.
    • Referee: Dan Stell


  12. ISCF AMATEUR MMA CALIFORNIA
    LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE **DEFENCE - 155

    **Ronnie "C4" Tsutsui Jr. (Vallejo, California, USA, 5-0, AK: 1-1, 154.9, 5'10", 9-16-89, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
    Defeated Anacleto Inong (Hoopa, California, USA, 4-2, (All Fights Verified From YT) 153.6, 5'8", 8-24-91, Sam Jones, (707) 601-5103) by Unanimous Decision.
    • Judge Matt Yates 50-45.
    • Judge Eric Bruce 48-47.
    • Judge James Bartley 49-46.
    • Referee: Dan Stell.


































FRIDAY, April 17th, 2015, AT 7:00 PM/ PST


"Lets DO THIS!"




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Don Arnott Presents
"QUEST FOR THE TITLE"
Trinidad, California, USA




ISCF AMATEUR MMA CALIFORNIA STATE
LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE *DEFENSE - 155

*Ronnie Tsutsui VS Anacletto Inong

_____________________


ISCF AMATEUR MMA CALIFORNIA STATE
MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE - 185
Jeremy Ashley VS Corey Hall

_____________________


IAB AMATEUR WEST COAST
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE DEFENCE

Sam Cid
(Kiezer, Oregon, USA, 6-2)

VS
Joseph James
(Fairfield, California, USA, 14-5)



MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



8 Limbs Fight Promotions Presents
"Muay Thai Global 6"
Sacramento, California, USA


WEIGH-INS
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 2015
Red Lion Woodlake & Conference Center
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento, California, USA
10:AM TO 11:30 AM


FIGHT DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 2015
MANDATORY FIGHTER CHECK-IN: 2:15
MANDATORY FIGHTER RULES MEETING: 2:30
DOORS OPEN AT 3:PM
FIGHTS BEGIN AT: 4:PM




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



AK Promotions and The Ultimate Gym Present
"IKF Point Kickboxing Kickboxing Sparring Tournament "
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA




Great Semi-Contact Muay Thai / Kickboxing Action!
Registration Starts at 9:00 AM and Rules meeting 10:30AM
Men, Women and Juniors (5 and up) Compete For Beautiful Awards!
Also 40 years old and over divisions!

REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE

Fighters Advance Registration - $40, $50 Door- Spectators $15

No Knockouts!
Full Protective Gear!
Excellent For All Levels and Ages!
Increase Your Skill!

More Information At
www.IKFPKB.com

We encourage your support of these PKB Tournaments as this is where we find our talent for the full contact events to come!
See You There!




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Julio Castro Presents
"IKF Point Kickboxing Kickboxing Sparring Tournament "
Tracy, California, USA




Rules Meeting 11:AM
Mandatory For All Fighters and Trainers
Meeting Conducted by IKF/PKB Representative

Great Semi-Contact Muay Thai / Kickboxing Action!
Men, Women and Juniors

Full Protective Gear!
No Knockouts Allowed! Done on a matted floor! Win Nice Awards!

More Information At
www.IKFPKB.com

We encourage your support of these PKB Tournaments as this is where we find our talent for the full contact events to come!
See You There!





TUESDAY, April 14th, 2015, AT 12:40 PM/ PST


Results From Pete Foley's
"The Art Of War"
April 11th, 2015 - Galway, Ireland



The "Art Of War" kickboxing show in the Black Box Theatre on Saturday night was a tremendous success for the hosts , Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club. A total of eighteen fights went off without a hitch and Galways European K-1 Champion Paul "The Hurricane" Huish from Fana Burca in Knocknacarra made a successful first defence of his crown to Belgiums Bilal Benyaich. This was a hard fought battle that went right down to the wire but Huish retained on a split decision.

Cian Mc Cormack from Kinvara had his first International outing and he defeated Ayoub Zerroualli from Morocco in impressive fashion in their K-1 bout. Gerry King from Doughiska in Galway city became the first ever IKF Sanctioned All Ireland Veterans Champion at 72.5kg with a win over Derry man Michael "China" Coyle and Ryan Ali from Tuam had an impressive victory over Carlows Mark Comerford to win the IKF Irish 75kg Kickboxing title.

Adam Keane from Moylough won in style over Dungarvans John Cawley to take the IKF Irish title at 69.5kg. Big thanks to the sponsors on the night; City & County Bouncy Castles, King Brothers, Joe Mc Cormack Electrical, Kehal Ltd, GMIT Students Union, Safety Direct, Sally longs Bar, Walshs Heating & Plumbing, Ballybrit Exhaust & Tyres and Sword Security. The Black Dragon club wish to thank everyone involved for making the night a great success.

  1. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    Nathan French (Carlow, Ireland, 3-2-1, 59.3kg, 5'10'', 12-7-99, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083)
    defeated Damien Creavin (Ireland, 2-2-1, 56.6kg, 5'9'', 6-26-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by split decision, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.


  2. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Oisin Burke (Clare, Ireland, 1-0, 66kg, 5'10'', 4-15-92, Tony O Donnell, 087 2796401)
    defeated Horea Ogrean (Galway, Ireland, 64.9kg, 5'9'', 09-25-92, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by decision. 30-27, 30-28, 30-27.


  3. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Billie Maher (Carlow Ireland) defeated Leah Murphy (New Ross, Ireland) by unanimous decision, 20-18, 20-18, 20-18.


  4. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Michael O Regan (Clare, Ireland, 1-0, 80kg, 6', 10-13-92, Tony O Donnell, 087 2796401)
    defeated Keith Doyle (Galway, Ireland, 1-1, 77kg, 6'2'', 08-23-90, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by unanimous decision. 29-26, 30-26, 30-27.


  5. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    ALL IRELAND SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE - VACANT

    Adam Keane (Galway, Ireland, 6-5-2, 68.9kg, 5'9'', 07-20-91, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated John Cawley (Dungarvan, Ireland, 6-2-1, 68.5kg, 5'11'', 08-25-93, Vinny O Brien, 083 4218676) by unanimous decision, 50-45, 50-45, 48-45.


  6. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES
    Gary Elbert (Galway, Ireland, 6-0-1, 63.5kg, 5'8'', 04-30-81, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Eddie Mc Cormack (Athlone, Ireland, 2-2, 60.7kg, 5'7'', 09-18-89, Martrin Ward, 085 1570044) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.


  7. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Jamie O Sullivan (Galway, Ireland, 5-0-1, 85.5kg, 6'3'', 05-23-91, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    and Daryl Shaw (Carlow, Ireland, 2-2-1, 84.6kg, 6', 05-16-82, Dermot Maher, 085 7180586) fought to a majority draw, 28-28, 28-29, 28-28.


  8. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Wesley Ward (Galway, Ireland, 4-3, 54.5kg, 5'9'', 09-12-00, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Ben Patterson (Belfast, Ireland, 2-5, 54.5kg, 59'', 04-25-00, Wilson Snoddy, 0044 7766447179) due to withdrawal after round two.


  9. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    ALL IRELAND FULL CONTACT RULES TITLE - VACANT

    Ryan Aliche (Galway, Ireland, 5-2, 74.5kg, 180cm, 03-13-14, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Mark Comerford (Carlow, Ireland, 6-6, 73.8kg, 5'8'', 04-12-92, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by unanimous decision, 50-45, 50-45, 50-46.


  10. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Michael Marrow (Derry, Ireland, 4-1-2, 91.8kg, 6'1'', 06-24-84, China Coyle)
    defeated Thomas Scarry (Galway, Ireland, 4-3, 93kg, 6'3'', 06-09-81, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.


  11. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    Yohann Schmidt (Galway, Ireland, 7-1, 60kg, 172cm, 08-14-90, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Ryan Mc Loughlin (Donegal, Ireland, 10-6-5, 59kg, 5'6'', 07-05-92, James Doherty, 087 1381015) by TKO via spin kick to the body.
    Ryan Mc Loughlin is medically suspended for 30 days until 11 May, 2015.


  12. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES
    Steven Callaghan (Dublin, Ireland, 10-1, 73kg, 183cm, 04-25-88, Aidan Brooks, 086 3910582)
    defeated Mourad Benhaddadi (Galway, Ireland, 7-3, 73.5kg, 1.75cm, 12-23-81, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by unanimous decision. 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.


  13. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    James Kelly (Galway, Ireland, 9-4-1, 57.5kg, 5'9'', 08-29-99, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Martynas Jagutis (Carlow, Ireland, 2-6, 57.2kg, 5'9'', 05-24-99, Dermot Maher) by TKO in round two.
    Martynas Jagutis is medically suspended for 30 days until 11 May, 2015.


  14. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    VETERANS (OVER 40's) ALL IRELAND LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE - VACANT

    Gerry King (Galway, Ireland, 11-4-3, 71.2kg, 5'8'', 02-02-75, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Michael "China" Coyle (Derry, Ireland, 4-3, 70.2kg, 5'7'', 12-11-67, Self) by unanimous decision, 49-48, 48-47, 48-47.


  15. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    Catherine Cullinan (Galway, Ireland, 13-4-2, 57.4kg, 162cm, 11-27-82, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    and Gail Snoddy (Belfast, Ireland, 7-7-1, 54.7kg, 5'3'', 05-09-80, Wilson Snoddy, 07766447179) fought to a split decision draw, 29-28, 28-29, 29-29.


  16. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES
    Cian Mc Cormack (Galway, Ireland, 10-2-1, 62.3kg, 5'11'', 12-08-98, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Ayoub Zeroualli (Morocco, 8-4, 63.7kg, 5'11'', Mohamed Benyaich) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.


  17. IKF AMATEUR FULL CONTACT RULES
    ALL IRELAND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE - VACANT

    Diarmuid Maher (Carlow, Ireland, 26-8-1, 80.5kg, 6'1'', 05-02-80, Self, 085 7180586)
    defeated Shane Creaven (Galway, Ireland, 12-6, 81.9kg, 6'1'', 07-07-83, Pete Foley, 087 8119227) by unanimous decision, 50-46, 49-46, 50-46.

  18. IKF AMATEUR UNIFIED RULES
    EUROPEAN SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE - FIRST DEFENCE

    Paul Huish (Galway, Ireland, 25-11-6, 62.8kg, 5'6'', 03-10-90, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Bilal Benyaich (Brussells, Belgium, 10-3, 61kg, 175cm, Mohamed Benyaich) by split decision, 49-47, 47-48, 49-48.




MORE IKF NEWS...

2011 IKF World Classic Champion
Stephen Copeland Passes

2011 IKF World Classic Champion Stephen Copeland passed away Monday, after collapsing during a Boxing match Saturday night. Copeland, 28, competed in the USA Boxing's Golden Gloves Tournament at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton Virginia, USA over the weekend.

According to his trainer, Roger Blech, Copeland won his match Friday night and the two laughed and joked before his Saturday match against a boxer with less experience. "Looked like he was going to win this one," Belch said. "If he was taking punishment, I would've stopped the fight."

During his match, he took a blow to the head (Some reports say this was to the back of his head) which caused him to collapse and stop breathing. He was successfully resuscitated and transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center where surgery was performed to remove a blood clot that had formed and also a piece of his skull to help relieve pressure on his brain.

During his match, Copeland took a blow to the head which caused him to collapse and stop breathing. He got up and walked unsteadily over to Belch in his corner, where he began vomiting and laid down. Belch said doctors stepped in right away, and first responders rushed Copeland to a local hospital. Doctors performed surgery to relieve swelling on Copeland's brain that night to remove a blood clot that had formed and also a piece of his skull to help relieve pressure on his brain. However he never came out of his coma and sadly, he passed away at 6:50 pm, EST Monday night.

Belch said Copeland would have no regrets. "I believe that Steven was where he wanted to be, if something happened to him. In that ring, that's his home." In the waiting room at the hospital, at least 25 people stood together, waiting to see Copeland before he drew his last breath. That support extended through the tournament, where Belch said everything stopped when he walked in the next day. "They all started praying for that young man, and it brought me to my knees, seeing how much people cared," Blech said.

  • Copeland's friends and family set up two online funds to help with his medical expenses:

At the 2011 IKF World Classic, Copeland of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA and trained by Tom Poey (11-5/4, AMMA: 1-0, 140, 5'8", 24) won the Tournament International Rules Lightweight title when he defeated Lantz Edward Nave II (Independence, Missouri, USA, 6-2/1, 140, 5'5", 21) in the Championship bout by TKO at :44 seconds of round 3. Copeland made it to the finals after his prelim victory over James Patrick Ellison (Port Orange, Florida, USA 6-3/1, 140, 6', 21) by split decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 27-30.


Steven Copeland Tribute




MONDAY, April 13th, 2015, AT 9:55 PM/ PST


Is It Time To Say GOODBYE To
Above The Waist / Full Contact / American Style Kickboxing?

It may be...
The IKF had made April 1st it's internal date to see if there would be at least 30 Registered Fighters under the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style for this years 2015 IKF World Classic. Well, after today's updates, there is Good News and Bad news...

The good News is that at this time last year (Prior to the IKF Classic? Tournament date / About 3 months out) the 2014 IKF World Classic had 38 fighters registered which ended up being a total of 310 Registered Fighters for the 2014 IKF World Classic. Today, a little over 3 months away from this years 2015 Tournament, the IKF has 56 registered fighters

The bad news is for the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style fighter's and fans. Of those 56, only "10" are Registered in the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style.

So WHAT does this mean?
Well, the IKF has a meeting this coming Wednesday, April 15th, where several issues regarding this years 2015 IKF World Classic will be discussed. Now, among them will be whether to keep or eliminate the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style from the 2015 IKF World Classic. If your a trainer or fighters who wants to see this rule style stay, you may want to speak up, and not just speak up here, but speak up by getting your fighters registered into the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style before Wednesday's 1 PM / PST meeting.

However, maybe the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style fighters, trainers and fans have already spoken... And the answer was only "10" registered Fighters...

So what happens if the IKF eliminates the "Full Contact/Above The Waist" Rule style at the 2015 IKF World Classic? Will we see "Another" rule style take it's place? Or will the IKF be happy to just narrow down the rule style divisions to only two (Muay Thai and International/Leg Kick) in hopes of stronger divisions...

We will know by Wednesday afternoon...
Sadly, the rule style of "Full Contact/Above The Waist" that started the sport of Kickboxing here in the USA may be gone for good. With it, the fancy, deceptive and explosive kicks of the style too. Change is coming everyone... some like it, some don't... But regardless, it's coming whether we like it or not...





FRIDAY, April 10th, 2015, AT 4:50 PM/ PST


"Lets DO THIS!"




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Pete Foley Presents
"The Art Of War"
Galway, Ireland



IKF European K-1 Title Defence
IKF Irish K-1 Title Defence
IKF Irish FCR Title
IKF International Prestige Bout
Plus Full Support Undercard




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



NEKA Presents
"VELOCITY"
Stanley, County Durham, England



Two IKF Junior European Title Contests
IKF British Title Contest Full Support Card




MONDAY, April 6th, 2015, AT 5:10 PM/ PST



Results From Thai New Year (Songkran Festival)
The 11th Annual Thai New Year 2015 "Songkran Festival"
April 5th, 2015 - Hollywood, California, USA




  1. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 172
    ***Dominic Catayas (San Luis Obispo, California, USA, 3-0, 172.6, 6', 8-7-87, Kru Albert Malatambam, (805) 534-4157)
    Defeated ***Neil Chan (Oakland, California, USA, 3-8, 172, 5'11", 10-17-83, Lynda Chunhawat, (415) 730-6465) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 30-27, Marcos Guevarra 30-27, Vichai Supkitpol 30-27.
    Referee: Jim VanOver


  2. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 175
    ***Luke Schmidt (Valley Village, California, USA, 1-0, 172.2, 6'2", 9-2-89, Allen Jouban, (337) 781-6015)
    Defeated Daekun Cho (Los Angeles, California, USA, 1-1, 175, 6', 9-3-84, Mark Komuro, (213) 706-6872) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 30-27, Marcos Guevarra 30-27, Vichai Supkitpol 30-27.
    Referee: Jim VanOver


  3. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 165
    ***Pedro Rodriguez (Long Beach, California, USA, 1-0, AMMA 0-2, 164.8, 5'9", 7-13-88, Hung Vo, (714) 728-5590)
    Defeated ***Ricky Maldonado (Montclair, California, USA, 0-1, 163.4, 5'10", 8-27-96, William Sriyapai, (909) 367-8956) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 29-26, Marcos Guevarra 30-25, Dan Stell 29-26.
    Ricky Maldonado has been issued a 180 day medical suspension by Dr. Audrey Kanow until October 2, 2015 due to possible Injury with swelling to left knee.
    Can be cleared if OK by letter from Doctor sent to the IKF.

    Referee: Vichai Supkitpol


  4. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 126
    Robbie Robert White (Santa Monica, California, USA, 2-0, 127, 5'6", 3-5-86, David Huerta, (323) 228-1969)
    Defeated Simon Ho (Oakland, California, USA, 0-4, 126.4, 5'8", 8-15-92, Lynda Chunhawat, (415) 730-6465) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 30-27, Marcos Guevarra 30-27, Dan Stell 30-27.
    Referee: Vichai Supkitpol


  5. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 165
    ***Rene Cuesta (Los Angeles, California, USA, 1-0, 164, 6'1", 8-22-94, US Muay Thai, (323) 219-6115)
    Defeated Ismail Elkasmi (San Luis Obispo, California, USA, 0-2, 165.2, 6', 5-18-92, Kru Albert Malatambam, (805) 534-4157) by Split Decision.
    Referee: Dan Stell
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 29-28, Marcos Guevarra 28-29, Jim Vanover 30-27.


  6. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 125
    ***Anthony Sarania (Sun Valley, California, USA, 1-0, 125, 5'4", 5-29-96, David Huey, (819) 679-2994)
    Defeated Diante White (Palmdale, California, USA, 1-2, 125.6, 5'5", 9-17-96, Kru Boonsook Sumpan, (661) 403-9466) by Split Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 29-28, Marcos Guevarra 29-28, Vichai Supkitpol 28-29.
    Referee: Jim Vanover


  7. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 165
    ***Kenneth McElroy (La Mirada, California, USA, 2-0, 158.8, 6'4", 12-12-94, Khanchit Visuddhidham, (323) 788-4048)
    Defeated Claudio Moreno (Hollywood, California, USA, 1-2, 161.4, 5'6", 2-15-81, Juan Elias, (323) 915-3961) by Split Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 29-28, Marcos Guevarra 29-28, Vichai Supkitpol 28-29.
    Referee: Jim Vanover


  8. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 155
    Christian Hernandez (Ojai, California, USA, 4-1/0, 153.4, 6', 8-21-87, Kru Trinidad Sauala, (805) 904-5454)
    Defeated Dennis Mendez (Los Angeles, California, USA, 2-2/1, 154, 5'7", 12-21-80, Daniel Guiterrez, (818) 397-9293) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 30-27, Marcos Guevarra 30-27, Dan Stell 29-28.
    Referee: Vichai Supkitpol


  9. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 175
    ***Carlos Ruiz (Santa Ana, California, USA, 1-0, 176, 5'10", 1-22-88, Kelvin, (562) 508-2378)
    Defeated ***Jairo Gomez (Pomona, California, USA, 0-1, 172.8, 5'9", 12-14-80, Alan Florez and Mark De La Cruz, (626) 393-5927) by Knockout at 1:19 seconds of round 1.
    Jairo Gomez has been issued a 30 day no training & 45 no competition medical suspension until May 20, 2015.
    Referee: Vichai Supkitpol


  10. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 138
    ***Max Cruz (Fontana, California, USA, 6-0, 137.4, 6', 9-14-98, Robert Farabaugh, (909) 278-1849)
    Defeated Sovankesa Som (Long Beach, California, USA, 3-4, AMMA 1-1, 137.4, 5'6", 1-13-95, Mooney May, (562) 212-2874) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 30-27, Marcos Guevarra 30-27, Jim Vanover 30-27.
    Referee: Dan Stell


  11. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai: 160
    Rico Villanueva (Fresno, California, USA, 3-1, 158.1, 5'11", 4-8-93, Malipet Sasiprapa, (554) 800-3375)
    Defeated Sujit Datta (Los Angeles, California, USA, 1-2, 158.6, 5'10", 11-29-86, Mark Komuro, (213) 706-6827) by TKO, stopped by referee at :26 seconds of round 3.
    Sujit Datta has been issued a 30 day No Training & 45 Day No Competition Medical suspension by Dr. Audrey Kanow.
    Referee: Dan Stell.


  12. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai: 145
    ***Jose Ortega (Burbank, California, USA, 1-0, 145.2, 5'9", 9-12-75, David Huey, (818) 679-2994)
    Defeated Anthony 'Tony' Santos, (San Luis Obispo, California, USA, 0-2, 146, 5'10", 2-21-89, Kru Albert Malatamban, (805) 534-4157) by TKO, stopped by referee at 1:42 seconds of round 2.
    Anthony 'Tony' Santos has been issued a 30 day No Training & 45 Day No Competition Medical suspension by Dr. Gatus.
    Referee: Jim Vanover.


  13. IKF Amateur Modified Rules Muay Thai: 160
    Guillermo ( Willy ) Arzu (North Hollywood, California, USA, 2-1, 154.8, 5'10", 1-24-77, Daniel Dafiant, (818) 397-9293)
    Defeated ***Luis Jaimez (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 151.8, 5'11", 1-1-95, Keo, (559) 355-2622) by Unanimous Decision.
    Judges: Kim Kongkriangkai 30-27, Marcos Guevarra 30-27, Jim Vanover 30-27.
    Referee: Vichai Supkitpol





SATURDAY, April 4th, 2015, AT 8:55 AM/ PST




Results From Essex Kickboxing's
"4 - Man Battle £1000 Winner Takes All!"
March 28th, 2015 - Essex, England




  1. IKF Pro FCR Super Welterweight
    Jason Vassallo (Blackmore, England, 104-10, 68.0kg, 5'10", 03-18-15, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037956)
    VS Chris Deakin (Lincoln, England, 29-10, 68.3kg, 5'8", 12-01-75, Shawn Burton, 00447900932690)
    WINNER: Jason Vassallo by unanimous decision 58-56, 58-56, 58-57.


  2. IKF Amateur UR: Super Welterweight
    Tommy Chaplin (Brentwood, England, 5-2-1, 66.9kg, 5'10", 03-28-15, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037956)
    VS Lupu Cosmin (Romford, England, 2-1, 69.4kg, 5'11", 05-02-99, Catalin Zmarandescu, 00447985151981)
    WINNER: Tommy Chaplin by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.


  3. IKF Amateur UR: Middleweight
    Henri Burnham (Battle, England, 2-2-1, 75.6kg, 6'1", 02-13-91, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    VS Bawa Adams (Grays, England, 4-5, 74.2kg, 5'11", 07-18-82, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037956)
    WINNER: Bawa Adams by majority decision 29-18, 29-18, 29-29.


  4. IKF Amateur UR: Super Featherweight
    Lewis Taylor (Aveley, England, 2-1-1, 59.8kg, 5'8", 08-12-98, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037956)
    VS Carlos Carvalho (Great Yarmouth, England, 4-3, 57.4kg, 5'7", 09-15-94, Dave Munro, 00447881694331)
    WINNER: Carlos Carvalho by TKO 1:06 round 3.
    Lewis Taylor receives 30 day IKF medical suspension until 27th April 2015.


  5. IKF Amateur UR: Super Welterweight
    Lewis Mayor (Coventry, England, 2-4, 67.8kg, 5'10", 03-30-95, Brett Healey, 00447828087789)
    VSCameron Duff (Grays, England, 1-1, 68.9kg, 5'11", 06-10-92, Steve Kerridge, 00447958037956)
    WINNER: Lewis Mayor by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-28.


  6. IKF Amateur UR: Light Middleweight
    Kyle Thomas (Coventry, England, 1-3, 72.5kg, 5'10", 06-29-86, Mark Cullay, 00447868124927)
    VS Lucas Skorzec (Grays, England, 5-2, 69.9kg, 5'8", 04-18-85, Steve Kerridge 00447958037956)
    WINNER: Lucas Skorzec by REF 1:30 round 3.
    Kyle Thomas receives 30 day IKF medical suspension until 27th April 2015.


  7. IKF Amateur UR: Junior Heavyweight
    Liam Elliot (Coventry, England, 3-2-2, 44.4kg, 4'9", 10-31-99, Brett Healey, 00447828087789)
    VS Dennis Mirt (Romford, England, 0-1, 44.1kg, 4'9", 06-23-01, Catalin Zmarandescu, 00447985151981)
    WINNER: Liam Elliot by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27




FRIDAY, April 3rd, 2015, AT 2:40 PM/ PST


"Lets DO THIS!"




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Robert Aldama & Intensity MMA Present
"IKF Point Kickboxing Kickboxing Sparring Tournament "
San Diego, California, USA



Rules Meeting 1:PM - All Fighters and Trainers- Mandatory - Meeting conducted by IKF/PKB Representative
Great Semi-Contact Muay Thai / Kickboxing Action!
Men, Women and Juniors (5 and up) compete for Beautiful Awards!





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Thai New Year (Songkran Festival) Presents
The 11th Annual Thai New Year 2015 "Songkran Festival"
Hollywood, California, USA



WEIGH-INS
9:AM TO 11 AM
SUNDAY, APRIL 5th, 2015
Corner of Western and Normandie


FIGHT DAY
SUNDAY, APRIL 5th, 2015
MANDATORY FIGHTER CHECK-IN: 11:25 AM
Corner of Western and Normandie
MANDATORY FIGHTER RULES MEETING: 11:45 AM
FIGHTS BEGIN AT: 1:PM

FIGHTER LISTING
GREEN: IKF Licensed / RED: Needs To Attain IKF License





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