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THURSDAY, June 30th, 2011, AT 9:35 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



AK Promotions Presents
"IKF Muay Thai / KICKBOXING"
Sacramento, California, USA







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Tommy Delaney Presents IKF Junior Light Contact Show
"IKF Junior Light Contact Show"
Laois, Ireland






WEDNESDAY, June 29th, 2011, AT 1:30 PM/ PST



Two Big Men...
Make a Big Mark for Kickboxing...Friday Night!
John "Big Sexy" Hurny Vs Xavier "Sagat" Vigney
This Friday Night, Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento, California, USA!

IKF Officials and promoters will be proud of either fighter that walks out with the Title.
Both men are models for the sport!



Referee Bam Stell, Current IKF US Champion John Hurny
IKF President Steve Fossum, AK Promotions Johnny Davis

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Vigney's Second, Current IKF California Champion Xavier Vigney
Davis and Vigney's trainer Dan Black with thumbs up.


Excitement continues to rise as one of the most intriguing matches in kickboxing comes to a close and starts a new chapter for the IKF Super Heavyweight division this Friday Night in Sacramento, CA at the Doubletree Hotel. John "Big Sexy" Hurny of San Jose, CA knows that Xavier Vigney of Pleasant Hill, CA wants revenge from an earlier loss to Hurny and wants that beautiful Championship Belt! Hurny knows beyond a doubt that Vigney is an improved fighter that's hungry to prove that his 6'7" plus frame is more than just a tall object moving forward! Vigney and Hurny are going to the well inviting all of their friends and family to come out and witness what will for sure be one of the most exciting matches in years!

For one reason...Hurny always makes his fights exciting because he is always going for the knockout and has the boxing skills and the kicking ability to do just that! Vigney knows of Hurny's knockout power in both feet and hands as he was stopped by a Hurny's overhand right and witnessed Hurny essentially KO Manny Mancha with a head kick! Now the other reason why this will be a great matchup is because, you can see it and feel it in Vigney just by standing near him. He almost does a silent scream of unspoken confidence just being in the same room with Hurny. He's a gentle giant on the outside of the ring but a skilled technician inside the ropes utilizing sharp kickboxing combinations to breakdown his foe!

This is a bout for those of you who are fans of the standup game, contact kicks, boxing, and knees being thrown with deliberate intent to get the other guy out of there...
That you can't miss!

Plus, AK Promotions will have an exciting undercard of up and coming fighters in the State of California that will be trying to step up to the next level and show why they too could be the next great champion. Men, Women and a really interesting junior bout will round off an exciting evening of IKF Championship Fights that will leave everyone astonished to how great Kickboxing athletes are!

IKF California Light Middleweight Champion Ed Abosolo (4-0) of Vallejo, California will step it up a notch and face Nick Balestra (7-4, AMMA: 5-2, AB: 1-1) of Sacramento, California, USA for the vacant IKF Full Muay Thai Rules West Coast Light Middleweight Title. Abosolo was scheduled to meet up with Eric Faria of Dublin, California until Faria had to pull out of the fight this week due to some personal issues. Balestra is hungry to get back on the winning track. He let a great opportunity slip away last month in San Francisco when he lost a close decision to Kevin Arceo of San Francisco, California, USA (10-2) in a battle for the vacant IKF Full Rules Muay Thai United States Welterweight Title. Arceo defeated Balestra by unanimous decision, 48-47 on all 3 judges cards.

Hurny and Vigney will a set the stage for future Super Heavyweight fights! These two big men with their top skills and stature of true champions will draw the line in the sand this weekend with the winner calling out fighters from abroad to step up and dare to take their title! Both men are coming off two big wins by KO and deserve what this fight will earn them...Respect! Whomever wins...will be deserving and ready to take on the world!

Invite your family and friends to this first class event! Enjoy great fights and excellent alcoholic beverage while in a Las Vegas fight night ambiance! Get your tickets now to one of the hottest shows on the planet!
Don't just wait to hear about the action that will render everyone in awe on Friday night,
BE THERE!
SUPPORT THE SHOW!
SUPPORT THE FIGHTERS!

and
SUPPORT THE GREAT SPORT OF IKF MUAY THAI KICKBOXING!

See You There!
Read the past article below to get caught up!
Online tickets are available now and selling fast at www.AKPromotions.org or call (916) 205-4762 or 630-9254.
See Commercial by clicking HERE! - Or hear the Radio Spot by Clicking HERE!

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Results From Top Rank Martial Arts'
"AMA 5"
June 24th, 2011 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Navi Marzary (North Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2-1/1, 170, 6', 1-1-85, Dave Faser, (604) 818-1499) defeated Jeremy Neufeld (Richmond, BC, Canada, 0-4/0, 170, 5'11", 10-31-85, EKKERT Fight Team, (604) 910-3084 ) by TKO in round 1.
    Mazary held Neufeld in the corner, but it was Neufeld slipping and a possible knee injury that ended the fight
    REFEREE: John Zimmerman
  2. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Palvir Atwall (Surrey, BC, Canada, 2-1/0, 170, 6'2", 3-23-95, Inderjeet Bisla, (604) 783-2600) defeated Rob Kruse (North Vancouver, BC, Canada, 0-1, 170, 5'11", 10-3-84, Colin Bukridge, (604) 926-3987) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
    REFEREE: John Zimmerman

  3. ISCF AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHT MMA
    Trent Skinner (Richmond, BC, Canada, 1-0, 145, 5'9", 6-23-87, (604) 813-4751) defeated Cameron Allen (Olympia, Washington, USA, 1-2/0, 145, 5'8", 5-26-88, Malembe Gonzales, (425) 931-7917) by forfeit.
    Allen backed out of the fight at the last minute.
    REFEREE: Jason Williamson
  4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
    Chris Hansen, (Burnaby, BC, Canada, 2-0, 170, 6'6", 11-3-90, Goldi, (604) 341-0011) defeated Shaun Devries (Courtenay, BC, Canada, 1-2, 170, 5'11", 6-12-80, Lance Cunningham, (250) 898-1175 ) by Triangle choke at :55 seconds of round 1.
    Devries just wasn't able to slip out of it after Hansen got it in so quickly.
    REFEREE: Jason Williamson
  5. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING HEAVYWEIGHT
    Ryan Daley (Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada, 2-0/0, 203, 6'2", 5-19-76, Gabriel Ostovic, (604) 928-2372) defeated Lloyd Kenny (Williams Lake, BC, Canada, 1-1, 203, 5'10", 2-19-92, Paul Rosborough, (250) 302-1380) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.
    REFEREE: John Zimmerman

  6. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI WELTERWEIGHT
    Houtan Alikashani (North Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2-4-1/0, 147, 5'10", 8-5-83, 8-5-83, KB-ONE, (604) 984-0947) and Suraj Bangarh (Victoria, BC, Canada, 4-1-1/0, 147, 5'10", 6-29-92, Leigh Mueller, (250) 472-3101) fought to a draw, 28-28, 28-28, 27-27.
    If Ali Koshani hadn't lost a point in round one (Groin Kicks) he would have taken the match.
    REFEREE: John Zimmerman

  7. ISCF AMATEUR MMA HEAVYWEIGHT
    Seb Ankiel (Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1-0, 248, 6'1", 9-29-82, Suk Nam, (778) 822-5622) defeated Jessie Makortoff (Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada, 0-2, 236, 6'2", 9-26-81, Jessie, (778) 840-7237) at 45 seconds of round 1 due to tapout due to blows from mounted position.
    REFEREE: Jason Williamson

  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA FLYWEIGHT
    Cheryl Chan (Surry, BC, Canada, 3-2, 125, 5'4", 1-26-79, Oneal Mendoza, (604) 660.5316) defeated Femina Wachal (Surrey, BC, Canada, 0-1/0, 125, 5'2", 5-29-79, Cory Wachal, (604) 833-4098) by rear naked choke in round 1.
    A well timed punch caught Femina and turned her against the ropes and Chan got her in a rear naked choke quickly.
    REFEREE: Jason Williamson

  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Wade Apps (Cilliwacke, BC, Canada 3-0, 200, 6'2", 3-10-84, Sean OHalloran, (604) 316-1012) defeated Parker Lang (Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2-1, 200, 6'4", 6-22-90, Leigh Mueller, (250) 472-3101) by TKO at 2:50 of round 1.
    A shoulder lock after an impressive ground and pound, the referee stopped the fight in the last 20 seconds of round 1.
    REFEREE: Jason Williamson
  10. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI LIGHTWEIGHT
    Bruce Tran (Calgary, AB, Canada, 5-1/0, 134, 5'5", 2-1-84, Greg Louie, (403) 303-3891) defeated Jay Jauncey (Surry, BC, Canada, 4-1, 132, 5'5", 5-3-87, Vincet Jauncey, (778) 896-1379) by split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 30-27.
    This was a great match between both fighters. Tran had more knockdowns on Jauncey and showed great flashy kicks. Jauncey showed extremely well against a tough opponent.
    REFEREE: John Zimmerman

  11. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
    Nick Marinos (North Vancouver, BC, Canada 3-1 170, 5'9", 8-1-74, Mike, (604) 318-1902) defeated Brett ( Lassereo ) Lucero (Olympia, WA, Canada, 3-1, 170, 6', 6-2-87, Malembe Gonzales, (425) 931-7917) by referee stoppage (TKO) after unreturned blows from the mount position, at 1:43 of round 3.
    REFEREE: Jason Williamson






FRIDAY, June 24th, 2011, AT 11:45 AM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Top Rank Martial Arts Presents
"AMA 5"
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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K-Star Promotions Present
"THAI BOXING "
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England


IKF Pro MTR (Mod) Midlands Area Light Middleweight Title Defense
Anthony Hewson
( Champion, Lincoln, England, 4-2, 72.0kg, 5' 11", 08-28-85, Leigh Edlin 00447757984266)
VS
Stuart Davies
( Challenger, Bambury, England, MT: 3-3-1 MMA: 8-9-1 K1: 3-1, 72.0kg, 5'11", 07-24-83, Sandy Holt 00447736931452)



  1. IKF Pro MTR (Mod): Super Middleweight
    Edd Lyons (Evolution Gym) VS Lewis Long (Eagles Gym)

  2. IKF Light Heavyweight
    Dan Edwards (K-Star) VS Joshua Webb (Nottingham)

  3. IKF Super Welterweight
    ??? (K-Star) VS Aaron Turner (Thaitans)

  4. IKF Welterweight
    Zak Garbett (Fearless Gym) VS Tom Holland (Thaitans)

  5. IKF Lightweight
    George Winter (TMA) VS Charlie Brough (Thaitans)

  6. IKF Light Middleweight
    Shaun Facey (Eagles Gym) VS Billy Waterworth (Wombourne)

  7. IKF Welterweight
    Sam White (Wallers Gym) VS Lewis Exley (Banbury)

  8. IKF Welterweight
    Max Skidmore (Chao Phraya) VS Glen Sweetman (K-Star)

  9. IKF Light Heavyweight
    Tom Richardson (King Borrai) VS James Dore (K-Star)

  10. IKF Super Cruiserweight
    Mark Tims (K-Star) VS Joe Newton (Impact)

  11. IKF Super Welterweight
    Kieran Fortune (K-Star) VS Daniel Barrett (Impact)





THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2010, AT 1:15 PM/ PST

IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing…
Ready For The
2011 IKF World Classic!

Summer has arrived and so has the time to get registered for the 2011 IKF World Kickboxing Classic (July 15th, 16th and 17th - Orlando, Florida, USA). This event is one of the most prestigious events for Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai in the world! Those who are "In the know" - know that this event is one that should not be missed especially by those serious about their future as well as adding the words of IKF World Classic Champion to their resume.

The ever-growing IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing Division has been growing in leaps and bounds in the past two years at the World Classic. This year, several gyms are promising to bring out as many fighters as possible that will only make the tournament even better! As usual, we expect an even bigger group to enter for later registration this year, which is as late as Saturday, July 16th at 12:Noon.

The competition will start at 6:PM to be the evening entertainment on July 16th for the World Classic. Men, Women and Children as young as 5 years and as old as "dirt" can compete, as long as there is someone in their division to fight. The action will be hot but of course as always, the semi contact rule is in full affect as there are NO KNOCKOUTS ALLOWED in IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing.

There will be divisions in IKF/Point Muay Thai, International Hi Kick and International Low Kick styles. However, sometimes we have to mix and match to assure everyone coming gets a fair fight. All those who are planning to bring their fighters really need to know the difference in this competition and what will be going on in the main arena. The semi contact rules must be paramount. However, in saying this, we encourage you to use your speed instead of power and focus on the points and you will have a great time at this event! Moreover, BE IN SHAPE, the 2 – 2 minute rounds with 1 round of OT is in affect for this event. We will modify it for the little guys, but be in shape and ready to rock as these rounds seem a lot longer than it sounds on paper.

Just as last years event, the World Classic will be held at the Largest Marriott in the world in Orlando, Florida.
The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

This beautiful location is one that stands out and the luxury rooms and exciting scenery with Disney World just a stone throw away, makes it a great location for such an event.
Heck, planning your family's vacation around the tourney at this wonderful location is not a bad idea!

In addition to semi contact, The IKF World Classic will again have the best divisions of Full Contact bouts with divisions in Muay Thai, International Hi Kick and International Low Kick styles. A minimum of over 200 fighters will travel afar to prove one thing…they are the best! Sorry, NO Novice Divisions here. Only "THE BEST" will compete and Only The BEST will Win an IKF World Classic Belt!

Some will come with an illusion of greatness and others will come with a vision for victory but either way, their destiny will need to be decided in the ring! When you get a ton of fighters, trainers and pumped up fans in one room hungry for a fight and hungry for a win…its going to be a lot of fireworks going off even if the 4th of July has past! We look forward to seeing your there! Remember, Register Early and Save! Forward March!

More information on IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing - Contact Johnny Davis johnnyd@akpromotions.org or (916) 205-4762- (916) 630-9254, More info on IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing at www.ikfpkb.com
JUDGES - Thanks in advance too for those that would like to volunteer some time to assist with judging some matches for the PKB Tournament. You must be a practicing Kickboxer with at least 4 years experience or a Black Belt Martial artist. You would also have to attend the rules meeting on Friday, July 15th.




SOLD OUT!

As of Wednesday, June 22nd, the The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is SOLD OUT for Rooms on Thursdays night, July 14th.
Due to this, participants will need to find other accommodations for Thursday and check-in to the Marriott on Friday, July 15th.
to assure their Hotel Room and Reservation Number at Friday's Registrations.

JUST DOWN THE STREET (Under 1/2 Mile) are the
Caribe Royale and Buena Vista Suites.
Participants are suggested to use these Hotels for Thursday Night Bookings.
Their phone number is 407-239-8588.





FRIDAY, JUNE 17th, 2010, AT 7:00 PM/ PST


Results From Billy O' Sullivan's
"IKF Fight Night"
June 11th 2011 - Dungarvan, Ireland

The IKF Full Contact Kickboxing event in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan on 11 June promoted by Billy o Sullivan and Vinny O' Brien was a great nights entertainment for the local fight fans as most of them had never seen Full Contact Kickboxing before and many ringsiders were quoted as saying "Whens the next one?!".

The show had junior fighters and novices climbing into the ring for the first time as well as All Ireland & International Champions. It even had a White Collar Boxing match thrown in for good measure. One of the stars of the night was of course Waterfords Dylan Moran who won by knockout in spectacular fashion with a well placed body shot. Moran will fight for the recently vacated IKF Junior, 60kg All Ireland Title at the end of October. Billy and Vinny would like to thank all the fighters, officials, sponsors, Lawlors Hotel management & staff, Dr Maura Grummell and the medics on duty, the IKF and indeed anyone who helped make the show a success. Billy extends his complements on a job well done to new referees Patrick Ryan from Tipperary Town and Catherine Cullinan from Galway who is currently Irelands only female Full Contact referee. The next IKF promotion for Billy O Sullivan and his crew will take place on 10, July in the Strand Theatre, Carrick An Siur.

Results as follows:

  1. NOVICE AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Alex O Toole from Waterford and Harry Bland (10/24/02) from Kilkenny fought to a draw, 19-20, 19-19, 20-19.

  2. NOVICE AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Jack Power (Deise KB, 3-10-00) defeated Alex Fitzpatrick (Galway Black Dragon, 11-28-01) by majority decision, 20-19, 19-19, 20-19.

  3. BOXING
    Eric Whyte (Galway Black Dragon, 12-13-86) defeated Aaron Whelan (WKA, 8-15-87) by unanamous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-26.

  4. NOVICE AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Danny Joyce (Shannon, 8-25-83) defeated Gary Donahoe (Kilkenny, 3-1-82) by TKO in round 1.
  5. NOVICE AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Geina Mc Grath (WKA, 6-30-90) and Leona O Shea (Shannon, 8-11-94) fought to a majority draw (20-20, 20-20, 20-19.

  6. NOVICE AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Christopher Mc Crudden (Donegal Black Dragon, 4-28-94) defeated Keith Moroney (Deise KB, 7-25-95) by TKO in round 1
  7. AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    James Ward (Galway Black Dragon, 12-20-95) defeated Robbie Parle (3-1-95) by majority decision, 30-30, 30-28, 29-28.

  8. AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Amy Wilson (Donegal Black Dragon, 12-3-80) and Ann Marie Bergin fought to a SPLIT DECISION draw, 30-28, 28-30, 29-29.

  9. AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Martin Kenny (Black Panthers - Dublin, 1-27-85) defeated Ciilin Boyce (Donegal Black Dragon, 5-10-92) by unanamous decision, 28-30, 28-29, 28-30.

  10. AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Dylan Moran (WKA, 12-4-94) defeated David Ryan by KO at 1:27 into round 2 with a severe body shot.
  11. AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Paul Donahoe (Kilkenny, 1-22-85) and Liam Ryan (Thurles, 12-28-81) fought to a majority draw, 30-28, 29-29, 29-29.




WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th, 2010, AT 7:00 PM/ PST

"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BELT BABY!"

This comment was made several years ago by a Champion of one of the IKF Tournaments.
Since this comment, it's become known that in the end, it is "All About The BELT!"
So without any further delay, we present to you "THE BELT" to be awarded to all the
CHAMPIONS
At this years
2011 IKF World Classic Tournament




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CHECK YOUR STATS!
CORRECT ALL FALSE OR MISSING INFO

It is MANDATORY for everyone who is registered to fight in the IKF World Classic Tournament to assure ALL your listed stats and information is correct. If any of it is found to be incorrect you risk being dropped from the tournament.
THIS INCLUDES the correct spelling of your name, city, state you are from, trainers name, fight record, HEIGHT, age, date of birth. So at this time we urge ALL Registered Fighters to check out their listing. If something is missing such as your record or height, we need you to e-mail it to us ASAP!

BAD PRINTING?
It is VERY Possible we could not read your writing on your registration forms. We happen to know we have A LOT of cities, trainer names, etc. misspelled or listed incorrect because we simply could not read your writing. This has been especially true for the faxed registrations.

NO SECOND CHANCES!
Your opponents have listed all of their info, but are you someone who did not list your date of birth? Height? Or something else?
To be fair to Everyone, we make ALL requested info
MANDATORY!
You will NOT be given the chance to correct or tell us your correct info AT THE TOURNAMENT!
Once July 1st has past, we look at all info as truthful and accurate.
IF you have any missing info after July 1st, even your height, you will be automatically dropped from the tournament.
THIS INCLUDES ANY MMA FIGHTS!




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IKF WORLD CLASSIC
EQUIPMENT UPDATE

This years IKF World Classic Fighters will be fighting with Gloves provided by Wendy through Combat Sports International.

They will be Red and Blue Wendy Fight Gloves along with Combat Sports Shin Pads for the fighters who need them.



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Get Your Ads IN!
The 2010 IKF World Classic Program Book!
PROGRAM AD & VENDOR BOOTH
DEADLINE IS
THURSDAY, JUNE 30th, 2011

As many here know, every year now "Foster Graphics" - www.FosterGraphics.com has been creating a top quality IKF program book for the IKF World Classic Tournament. Along with the usual sponsor ads comes something very unique... EVERY Fighters Name!

Yes, over 250 names will grace the inside pages once again and will, as always, include each fighters name, city, state, country, weight, height, trainers name and contact numbers. Not only is it a great souvenir for every fighter and their families, but it's also a "Matchmakers DREAM Book!"

Every year, matchmakers and scouts from promotions around the globe attend the IKF World Classic looking for top talent for their events. If they would allow is to, we would love to tell you who has been hidden in the crowd in the past and who plans to be there this year. However, they have always respectfully asked us to keep quiet about who they are and who they represent. What we can say is that this year there will be some big names there representing both Kickboxing/Muay Thai and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

The program is a full 8&1/2 X 11 inches in size. Ads very from a business card size ad starting at $50 up to a full page, full color for the back cover and inside back cover. All inside ads are done in black and white but the outside cover pages will be color ads. As of today, the back cover is still available, but we have had 2 sponsors that say they want it.

There will be some other additions to the program as well such as some feature articles and of course, LOADS OF PHOTOS From Past IKF Tournaments!

To check out the various program ad sizes and fees as well as
vendor booth info, sponsor info etc. click
HERE!

OH... And For The Record...




216 REGISTERED FIGHTERS...



AND STILL COUNTING...

Keep watching the 2011 Registered Fighters Page for this years 2011 IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing Championships
As we see who will "Walk The Walk" with the Best in the World and win the original

Amateur Golden Gloves Of
Kickboxing & Muay Thai
World Tournament Title!

We look forward to seeing "The BEST" Amateur Kickboxers & Muay Thai Fighters In The World...
In Orlando!

To see all the Tournament Records from the past 12 years, CLICK HERE!







TUESDAY, June 14th, 2011, AT 11:20 PM/ PST

FIREWORKS!
Hurny & Vigney Will Explode!
Hurny defends IKF United States Super Heavyweight Title
IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing Championship - Friday July 1st, 2011- Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento, CA, USA


The scene is now set for a great Super Heavyweight battle and rematch between John "Big Sexy" Hurny (Left) of San Jose, CA and Xavier "Sagat" Vigney ( Right ) of Pleasant Hill, CA. These two are no strangers to each other and both know that this will be a tough and exciting match-up scheduled for Friday night July 1st at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, CA.

A.K. Promotions plans are now coming to fruition as the stage was established months before… starting with a four-man tournament in a K-1 style match-up. Four Top contenders pulled names of whom they would fight at weigh-ins on the same morning of the event. The winners of their matches would then fight for IKF United States Super Heavyweight Title (215 lbs +) but the tournament will not be complete until it goes full circle to establish a solid United States Champion.

This is how it went down.
Hurny and Vigney were matched that evening while Manny "Macho Man" Mancha of Elk Grove, CA and Hugo Domingo of Patterson, CA were set to do battle. The results started an exciting Super Heavyweight Tournament that would have rivaled a K1 event with great action-packed fights! After being bombarded by Vigney's punches and hard kicks, Hurny was able to land the perfect overhand right on the chin and sent the 6'7" specimen to the canvas for the count. (Pictured at Right) Later that evening, Manny Mancha, took out Hugo Dominguez in the first round with a devastating head kick.

On the next card the two winners were matched, as were the two losers in their first matches. Hurny would now fight Mancha for the IKF Super Heavyweight Championship in what was one of the best Super Heavyweight wars seen in these parts in a while…toe to toe action with both men giving and taking great shots! It was only at 1:44 seconds of the 3rd round that Hurny, looking very winded …muscled up another perfectly timed round kick to the head of Mancha (L)…putting him down for an eight count. When the bout resumed, Hurny was all over the non- responsive Mancha prompting Referee Dan Stell to stop the bout! The crowd was standing for almost the entire bout…Exciting!

Next, the two on the losing end of their first fights met…Vigney vs Dominguez.
Vigney looked very impressive in his win over Dominguez landing solid combinations all night. While Dominguez was determined, Vigney seem to dominate the bout. On the following card, Vigney vs Mancha were matched to decide who would get one more chance at the newly crowned champ Hurny. This bout would take place on April 30th at the beautiful Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA in front of a packed house of eager fans. Vigney looked great…in shape and used his reach like a pro. All night long, he pounded and pounded the spirited Mancha until the referee finally stopped the destruction. To put it simply, Vigney looked awesome! It was clear that Vigney was putting Hurny who was in the audience on notice!

Now, this brings us to the finale. Hurny / Vigney #2!
Hurny will need to prove to everyone that the perfect overhand right he landed on Vigney in their first meeting was not just luck but skill. "Big Sexy" Hurny will need to be in the best shape of his life for this battle. Although Vigney is 6'7", he pretty much carries a six pack (not of beer either) and seems to be getting more confident in his abilities. After winning the IKF California Title over Mancha and looking so great doing it, all one can say is 'Big Sexy' will need to be more than sexy on July 1st in Sacramento! Just one word for this match-up…Fireworks!

Although the Vigney vs Hurny #2 fight will conclude the tournament, it will not be the end for either of these fighters. The winner and champ will be looking for challengers across the United States and abroad. Super Heavyweights (215+lbs) amateurs with proven records and who are interested in fighting the winner in the future, please submit your information to johnnyd@akpromotions.org as well as the IKF at main@ikfkickboxing.com

The July 1st card will have other exciting champions and matches as well. IKF California Middleweight Champion Ed Abasolo (Above) of Vallejo, CA looked very impressive in his last fight against tough Brooks Hurd of Dublin, CA. Abasolo controlled most of the fight until he was able to land a perfectly thrown right elbow strike to the forehead of Hurd and opened a huge cut that ended the fight. Abasolo seemed to have put fear in several opponents with his performance in his bout against Hurd and several opponents have decided to side step offers.

The thing about Abasolo is that he carries himself like a champion, well respected by his peers, poised and experienced beyond his actual years in the game. His opponent is being finalized at press time but we are pretty sure whomever he fights, it will be an exciting fight as he seeks to continue his climb to the top of the division.

With approximately 15 fights scheduled on the card consisting of athletes from across the State of California, the night is sure to be filled with fireworks set off by feet, fists, elbows and knees of fury!

Two juniors fighters both 15 years old, Roman Nava (L) of San Leandro, CA who is trained by Ivan Ramos and says "his fighter is the next great champion and is disciplined and ready to take on all challengers". Nava will meet Mickey Davis (R) of Brentwood, CA who trains out of the famous Gracie Team of Brentwood, CA. Stephanie Gracie commented "Mickey is a mentor to his siblings, teammates of all ages inside and outside the ring. He takes training seriously with tremendous dedication and respect. He has a fighter's heart!"

Both youngsters have plenty of smoker type and undocumented fight experience and each have been practicing for well over 5 years. Due to the State of California not allowing juniors to fight in full contact bouts, fighters like these would go undiscovered. However, it was only a year and a half that the State allowed juniors to compete in full contact action. Since the State's change in position, more juniors have gotten the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of thousands of fans consisting of family and friends who come out in droves to watch them compete. Don't miss the next exciting event! It will be an evening full of thrilling fights that will please all in attendance!

AK Promotions IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing Shows are growing in popularity as you can expect a top notched event that's well organized with the best matches while enjoying drinks and listening to great music! What a way to kickoff the weekend of fireworks and cookouts to celebrate our independence! Get your tickets now, as this show will sellout fast at www.AKPromotions.org or by calling (916) 205-4762 or 630-9254.

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IKF RESULTS...



Results From Daz Morris & Co's
"Rumble At The Reebok"
June 10th, 2011 - Bolton, England


IKF Pro Modified MTR/K1 European Super Welterweight Title
Leandro Scarpulla (Torino, Italy, 20-4-2, 69kg, 5'11", 01-03-91, Luca Ferrando 0044 320 1134926)
VS
Ric Barnhill (Knutsford, England, 21-6-1, 69.5kg, 06-09-80, Supergym / Kevin Harper 0044 787 2039401)

In front of a massive crowd at Bolton's Reebok Stadium, this eagerly awaited contest was always going to be about the low kicks with both men favoring this technique. And so it proved, but much sooner than anticipated. From the 1st bell both men traded punches to try and establish the dominant position and it was clear that an early night was on the agenda. With no quarter given, both men took strong punches and kicks until Barnhill delivered an absolutely perfect right low kick that left Scarpulla in agony. He took the 8 count and attempted to put weight on the leg but he was clearly in distress and the contest was stopped at 1:37 in favor of the new IKF champion Ric Barnhill.
Winner: Ric Barnhill by TKO at 1:37 of round 1.






MONDAY, June 13th, 2011, AT 11:55 PM/ PST

Results From Absolute Adrenaline Ltd.'s
"Never Mind The Boxing..!"
June 12th, 2011 - Bournemouth, England


  1. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Southern Area Super Middleweight Title

    Carl Mallinson (Spartans, Chippenham, England, 5-2-1, 78.1kg,6'1", 05-14-89, Malcolm Martin Tel 0044- 793279767)
    VS Darren Trustram (Britannia kick, Cheshum, England, 6-3, 77.8 kg, 6'0", 11-24-77, Nick Morrish 07813877967)
    Winner: Carl Mallinson by corner retirement R1
    A potentially excellent contest that never really got going. Equally matched in both style and size it was clear from the outset that Trustram had come to upset the rhythm of Mallinson and in the first round that is exactly what he did. Trustram looked more comfortable as he piled on the pressure but you had to believe that someone like Mallinson would work that out as the contest progressed. As it was Trustram was forced to retire on his stool after one round with what turned out to be a badly broken hand. This is not the way Carl Mallinson wanted to capture the belt and you can be sure that these two will square off again in due course.

  2. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Light Middleweight

    John Whittam (Bulldog Gym, Bournemouth, England, 10-0, 72.0 kilos, 6'1", 05-16-85, Carl Sams Tel 0044-1202294223)
    VS Brendan Cookman (Bournemouth England, 11-3 combined styles, 71.0kg, 6'2", 03-09-91, Andy Lawrence, House of Pain, 0044-7809158632)
    Winner: John Whittam by split decision 49-46, 50-46 & 47-49.

  3. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Welterweight

    Dom Brown (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 66.2kg, 6'0", 10-28-85 , John Orchard 01202 294223)
    VS Tony Mallinson (Chippenham, England, 2-1, 65.3kg, 5'10", 08-10-90, Simon Belletty and Carl Mallinson, 01249 444354)
    Winner: Dom Brown by unanimous decision 29-28 29-28 29-28.

  4. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Flyweight

    Jake Clarke (Poole, England, 2-0, 52.5kg, 5'2", 8-25-94, Phil Norman 07773 697580 )
    VS Tom Hunn (Chippenham, England, 0-1, 51.8kg, 5'3, 09-15-95, Simon Belletty and Carl Mallinson, 01249 444354)
    Winner: Jake Clarke by corner retirement R1
    Tom Hunn receives 30 day medical suspension until 12th July 2011.

  5. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Super Cruiserweight

    Paul Williams (Bournemouth, England, 3-0, 88.2kg, 6'0", 06-10-86, Ross Phillips 0044-7920015878)
    VS Miguel Bernad (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 87.3 kilos, 5'11", 02-27-83, Andy Lawrence Tel 00447414 225553)
    Winner: Paul Williams by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 29-28.

  6. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Super Heavyweight

    Ross Dunham (Poole England, 0-2, 110.0kg, 5'11", 08-30-78, John Orchard 01202 294223)
    VS Tom Playll (Bridgwater, England, 1-0, 108.0kg, 6'1", 12-23-89, Arthur Meek 00447765042414)
    Winner: Tom Playll by corner retirement R2
    Ross Dunham receives 30 day medical suspension until July 13th, 2011.

  7. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Middleweight

    Ben Heap (Chippenham, England, 5-3-2, 73.5kg, 5'10, 08-15-90, Simon Belletty and Carl Mallinson, 01249 444354)
    VS Simon Whiting (Bournemouth, England, 0-4, 72.0kg, 5'10", 02-05-72, Greg Winter 00447969721929)
    Winner: Ben Heap by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 & 30-27.

  8. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Light Heavyweight

    Tony Baker (Chippenham, England, 2-1, 79.0kg, 6'0", 07-25-73, Simon Belletty 0044-7531243807)
    VS
    Rich Norman (Dorchester, England, 2-1-1, 77.5kg, 5'10", 10-26-91, Keith Adams 00447838 166909)
    Rich Norman was a NO SHOW! Currently under investigation

  9. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Light Welterweight

    Steve Brazier (Poole, England, 0-3 , 64.5kg, 5'6", 01-08-85, Danny Ruegg 0044-7761060926)
    VS Greg Reeves (Plymouth, England, 4-2, 61.7kg, 5'11", 02-15-88, Jim Hamilton 00447763801465)
    Winner: Greg Reeves by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-28 & 29-28.

  10. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Light Welterweight

    Jake Kneale (Bournemouth England, 1-0, 63.9kg, 5'9", 05-08-91, John Orchard 01202 294223)
    VS James Mullady (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 63.2kg, 5'8", 05-20-83, Dan Ruegg 00447761060926)
    Winner: Jake Kneale by unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27 & 30-28.

  11. IKF Pro MTR (Mod/K1) Light Welterweight
    Mark Allen (Bournemouth, England, 3-1, 62.1kg, 5'7", 10-09-75, Jenny Prowse 01202 294223)
    VS Damo Weedon (Bournemouth, England, 3-0 , 63.0kg, 5'6", 05-09-88, Jimmy Johnstone 00447545568778)
    Winner: Damo Weedon by TKO at 2:01 of round 1.
    Mark Allen recieves 30 day medical suspension until 12th July

  12. ISCF Amateur MMA Welterweight
    Mike Camp (Bournemouth England, 1-0, 72.5kg, 5'8",02-05-80 , Carl Sams 01202 294223)
    VS Dane Wakeman (Plymouth, England, 0-1, 72.5kg, 5'9", 06-24-86, Jim Hamilton 00447763801465)
    Winner: Mike Camp by Rear Naked Choke Submission at 1.39 of round 1.

  13. ISCF Amateur MMA Middleweight
    Lee Winstanley (Bournemouth England, 0-1 Kickboxing: 2-1-1, 76.9kg, 5'11", 03-22-93, Carl Sams 01202 294223)
    VS Steve Aupy (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 80.4kg, 6'0", 06-06-92, Danny Ruegg, 0044-7761060926)
    Winner: Steve Aupy by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-28.

  14. ISCF Amateur MMA Featherweight
    Mike Pantaleon (Bournemouth, England, 2-1, 69.9kg, 5'6", 11-20-90, Carl Sams 01202 294223)
    VS Jamie Woolley (Southampton, England, 1-5, 67.7kg, 5'9", 06-23-82, Gez Marchment 00447920797239)
    Winner: Mike Pantaleon by Key Lock Submission 1.39 of round 1.




MORE IKF RESULTS...




Results From True Fight Fan L.L.C.'s
"FIGHT TO THE FINISH 21"
June 10th, 2011 - Grain Valley, Missouri, USA


  1. ISCF AMATEUR SUBMISSION GRAPPLING
    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

    Ethan Watson VS Elijah Lindstedt
    WINNER: Lindstedt by Tap Out (Guillotine) at 1:46 of Round 2.

  2. ISCF AMATEUR SUBMISSION GRAPPLING
    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

    Joey Fisher VS Randy Milton
    WINNER: Fisher by Tap Out (Side Choke) at 2:04 of Round 1.

  3. ISCF AMATEUR MMA MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Tony George, Kansas City, Missouri USA, 0-3, 178, 5'10", 6-24-87, Self (816) 549-9721
    VS Robert Basney, Blue Springs, Missouri USA, 9-8, 182, 5'10", 12-2-86, Self (816) 352-1279
    WINNER: Basney by Tap Out (Arm Triangle) at 1:02 of Round 1.

  4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
    Scott Gravatt, Richmond, Missouri USA, 1-1, 161, 5'9", 5-4-87, Self (816) 517-2922
    VS Kenneth Barrett, Independence, Missouri USA, 0-1, 170, 5'9", 7-4-88, Self (816) 724-7850
    WINNER: Scott Gravatt by Tap Out (Guillotine) at 1:00 of Round 1.

  5. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    INTERNATIONAL RULES - SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT

    Elliot Gravatt VS TyVaughn Jackson
    WINNER: Jackson by TKO at 1:45 of Round 1.
  6. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    INTERNATIONAL RULES - WELTERWEIGHT

    Johnathan Conner VS Tim Gardner
    WINNER: Conner by TKO at 1:21 of Round 1.
  7. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHTWEIGHT
    Nick Gustin, Kingsville, Missouri USA, 0-3, 155, 5'6", 2-16-987, Self (816) 277-9354
    VS Henry Brewer, Mexicao, Missouri USA, 2-9, 154, 6', 11-21-74, Self, (573) 567-2131
    WINNER: Brewer by Tap Out (Strikes) at :40 of Round 1.

  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
    Charles Brown, Hume, Missouri, USA, 1-0, 168, 6'1", 7-8-986, Self, (660) 464-1390
    VS Brendan Breton, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA, 0-1, 164, 6'4", 6-6-90, Self, (907) 854-9543
    WINNER: Brown by Tap Out (Guillotine) at :47 of Round 1.

  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
    Brandon Scott, Independence, Missouri, USA, 0-1, 153, 6'3", 4-11-89, Self, (816) 872-6012
    VS Taylor Fitzgerald, Rich Hill, Missouri, USA, 1-1, 163, 5'9", 1-8-92, Self, (816) 875-5650
    WINNER: Fitzgerald by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:39 of Round 1.

  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA MIDDLEWEIGHT
    James Craig, Kingsville, Missouri, USA, 0-2, 181, 5'5", 8-8-78, Self, (816) 590- 6843
    VS Dylan Walls, Independence, Missouri, USA, 1-0, 183, 5'8", 11-24-89, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087
    WINNER: Walls by TKO (Strikes) at :13 of Round 1.
  11. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHTS
    Jesse Cowley, Rich Hill, Missouri, USA, 0-1, 159, 6'1", 2-16-87, Self, (660) 424-4869
    VS Matt Fueston, Bates City, Missouri, USA, 4-1, 157, 5'10", 2-27-85, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087
    WINNER: Fueston by TKO (Strikes) at 1:40 of Round 1.
  12. ISCF AMATEUR MMA FEATHERWEIGHT
    Josh Gardner, Lexington, Missouri, USA, 1-1, 145, 5'9", 11-29-90, Self, (660) 232-1861
    VS Vincent Jimenez, Lee's Summitt, Missouri, USA, 4-3, 145, 5'5", 3-16-77, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087
    WINNER: Jimenez by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:13 of Round 1.

  13. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHTWEIGHTS
    Trayvon Walls, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 0-4, 155, 5'9", 9-21-90, Henry Brewer, (573) 567-2131
    VS Lantz Nave, Independence, Missouri, USA, 11-6
    WINNER: Lantz Nave by Tap Out (Guillotine) at 1:10 of round 1.





MORE IKF RESULTS...



Results From Nunez Tattoo's
"Juan Nunez Tattoo Expo & Boxing Event"
June 11th, 2011 - Richmond, California, USA


  1. IAB AMATEUR BOXING 157
    Juan Vallejo, (Vallejo, California, USA, 2-1/1, 156, 5'6", 4-18-85, Al Godinez, (707) 655-1445)
    VS Marcelo Nazaria, (San Rafael, California, USA, 0-1/0, 157, 5'7", 11-1-78, Susan Howard, (415) 827-3874)
    WINNER: Juan Vallejo by TKO at 1:31 of round 3.

  2. IAB AMATEUR BOXING 165
    Mike Esquivel, (Richmond, California, USA, 2-6/0, 164, 5'11", 11-16-85, Juan Nunez, (510) 815-1066)
    VS Luis Garcin, (San Pablo, California, USA, 2-0/0, 161, 5'10", 10-6-86, Juan Nunez, (510) 815-1066)
    WINNER: Luis Garcin by unanimous decision.

  3. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING 154
    Ryan Tioyao, (South San Francisco, California, USA, 2-0/1, 151, 5'7", 9-19-87, Mark Tabuso, (650) 642-4220)
    VS Anthony Pazmino, (Vacaville, California, USA, 0-1, AMMA: 0-1, 153, 5'7", 10-22-87, BBDC, (707) 372-0882)
    WINNER: Ryan Tioyao by TKO - Pazmino quit after being given an 8 count at 1:13 of round 2.

  4. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING 225
    Gary Grant, (Antioch, California, USA, 4-1/0, 228, 5'10", 10-12-84, Dennis Guila, (925) 755-3434)
    VS Steve Ladd, (Fairfield, California, USA, 0-1/0, 232, 5'9", 11-10-85, BBDC, (707) 372-0882)
    WINNER: Gary Grant by unanimous decision.

Don't miss the next "Juan Nunez Tattoo Expo & Boxing Event" coming in December, 2011!






THURSDAY, June 9th, 2011, AT 9:10 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


True Fight Fan L.L.C. Presents
"FIGHT TO THE FINISH 21"
Grain Valley, Missouri, USA





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Nunez Tattoo Presents
"Juan Nunez Tattoo Expo & Boxing Event"
Richmond, California, USA









MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Billy O' Sullivan Presents
"IKF Fight Night"
Dungarvan, Ireland




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...


Absolute Adrenaline Ltd. Presents
"Never Mind The Boxing..!"
Bournemouth, England



IKF AMATEUR FCR SOUTHERN AREA
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

Carl Mallinson
(Spartans, Chippenham, England, 4-2-1, 77.5.kg,6'1", 14-05-89, Malcolm Martin Tel 0044- 793279767)
VS
Darren Trustram
(Britannia kick, Cheshum, England, 6-2, 78.5 kg 6'0", 24-11-77, Nick Morrish 07813877967)








WEDNESDAY, June 8th, 2011, AT 7:30 PM/ PST


Results From Californina Black Belt League's
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
JUNE 4th, 2011 - Salida, California, USA



More information on IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing at www.IKFPKB.com or California Black Belt League www.californiabbl.com/nexttournament.html






FRIDAY, June 3rd, 2011, AT 3:30 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Californina Black Belt League Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Salida, California, USA









MORE IKF NEWS...


RESULTS FROM
Upstate Karate's
2011 IKF WORLD CLASSIC CENTRAL EAST COAST
REGIONAL SEEDING TOURNAMENT

May 21st, 2011 - Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA



The Central East Coast Regional was a huge success. The event hosted a total of 35 fights, and 2 exhibition fights.
Here are the bout results below.


  1. Samuel Matia defeated Drew McElrath by unanimous decision, 29-26, 30-28 and 29-27.

  2. Wayne Revals defeated Daniel Pastor by TKO at 1:14 of round 2.
  3. Scirocco Braggs defeated Kyle Turpin by unanimous decision, 30-21 on all three judges cards.

  4. Dalton Wilson defeated Frankie Rash by TKO at 1:19 of round 2.
  5. Christian Patterson defeated Travis Brantley by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26 and 29-27

  6. Jared Scoggins defeated Tyler Hill by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28

  7. Ryan Howell defeated Charles Chapa by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all judges cards.

  8. Dexter Brewer defeated Corey Hobbs by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all judges cards.

  9. Nick Juretic defeated Brandon Cawthon by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29.

  10. Dale Arnold defeated Anthony Aponte by TKO at 1:27 of round 3.
  11. Bryse Esco defeated Shane McFarland by split decision, 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.

  12. Brad Lloyd defeated Sean Harper by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29.

  13. David Jackson defeated Michael Dilone by TKO at 1:06 of round 2.
  14. Samuel Bryson defeated Brandon Hampton by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

  15. Joe Matia defeated Jack Foster by TKO at 1:15 of round 1.
  16. Brandon Webb defeated Spencer Methany by TKO at 1:30 of round 1.
  17. Devin Lydia defeated Lane Chapman by majority decision, 30-28, 29-28 and 28-28. (Jr. Boys IR 80lb. Champion)

  18. Noah Martin and Jonathan Ban fought an Exhibition.

  19. Becca Hart defeated Michelle Coe by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27. (Adult Womans MT 160lb. Champion)

  20. Allie Zimmerman and Kayla Self fought an exhibition.

  21. Justine Holsomback defeated Megan Sisk by majority decision, 30-27, 29-28 and 29-29.

  22. Catrina Hicks defeated America Ahumada by TKO at 1:34 of round 1.
    (Adult women IR 120lb Champion)
  23. Mary Matia defeated Verity Yata by TKO at 1:59 of round 2
    (Adult Women MT 130lb. Champion)
  24. Clay Thomas defeated Benjamin Parnell by TKO at 1:45 of round 1.
  25. Wayne Revals and Samuel Matia withdrew from tournament, leaving Travis Jones as winner by Default.(Adult men IR 170lb division)

  26. Andrew Ballenger defeated Dalton Wilson by TKO at 1:44 of round 2.
  27. Adam Pore defeated Jared Scoggins by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28.

  28. Ryan Howell defeated Dexter Brewer by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all cards.(Adult mens IR 190lb. Champion)

  29. Nick Juretic defeated Austin Cross by unanimous decision, 29-27, 30-28 and 30-26 (Jr. Boys MT 160lb Champion)

  30. Jacob Ayers defeated Dale Arnold by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all cards. (Adult Mens IR 130lb. Champion)

  31. Christian Torres defeated Bryse Esco by TKO at 1:17 of round 2.
    (Jr. boys MT 80lb. Campion)
  32. Andrew Ballenger defeated Scirocco Braggs by TKO 1:33 of round 2.
    (Adult Mens IR 180lb Champion)
  33. Christian Patterson defeated Adam Poore by Doctor stoppage at 1:17 of round 2.
    (Adult mens IR 140lb champion)
  34. Brad Lloyd defeated Blake Erskine by Unanimous decision, 29-26, 29-26 and 29-28. (Adult mens IR 160lb. Champion)

  35. Ken Crews defeated David Jackson by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. (Adult Mens IR 215+ Champion)

  36. Joe Matia defeated Brandon Webb by TKO at 1:13 of round 3.
    (Jr. Boys IR 140lb. Champion)
  37. Leivon Lewis VS Samuel Bryson.
    This bout was ruled a "No Contest" due to a timekeeper's error.







THURSDAY, June 2nd, 2011, AT 9:35 PM/ PST


Mike Lind's
"Rumble In The Valley"
May 7th, 2011 - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA


IKF WORLD TITLE ARTICLE...


Yes, this write-up is LONG OVERDUE and we do apologize for that. However, we have been waiting for more photos all this time to assist with telling the story of a Truly GREAT Main Event! Well, we waited long enough, so we will just use what photos we found on the world wide web...

The Main event of Mike Lind's "Rumble In The Valley" had pretty much everything associated with the fight game connected to it. It started with the loss of proposed featured World Title contender Bill Jardine dropping out of the World Title fight on March 22nd. The IKF and Lind thought they had a credible replacement to battle top ranked World Title contender Marlon Hunt of England in TJ Gibson. Things looked promising for Gibson as a replacement contender against Hunt so all was a GO! At this time Hunt had suggested the title be changed from the Light Heavyweight title to the vacant Light Cruiserweight (179.1 lbs - 186) World title to make it easier for Gibson to make the weight. Gibson who also does Pro Boxing was already ranked in the Light Cruiserweight division but always comes down from Cruiserweight or Heavyweight for his fights. Both agreed and again another green light was given.

However a few days later, Lind was informed Gibson could not take the fight due to a Boxing bout contract he had for a fight on May 20th against Ray Edwards at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. So back to work Lind went in trying to secure yet a third contender for Hunt. Enter IKF Pro United States Super Middleweight (165.1 lbs. - 172) Champion Randy Pogue. Pogue had not been very active at all since winning his IKF Title on July 8th, 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri when he defeated John JJ Barnes of Kansas City, Missouri, USA by TKO at end of round 4 due to head kick. At 41 years old, there was a question whether or not this was a good decision for Pogue of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Throughout his fighting career he had fought in virtually every full contact fight sport. His records in them included a Pro Kickboxing record of 20-5-1/4, a quick stint in Chuck Norris's short lived World Combat League. A Pro Boxing record of 8-9-2/2, a win in his only Pro MMA bout and of course, an extensive amateur career where he compiled a record of 15-1 with 6 KO's.

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On the other side of the ring would be not just a fighter nearly 10 years younger, but one who had already acquired "7" Pro World Titles on his way to an outstanding Pro Kickboxing record of 35-1 with 16 KO's. Hunt built his impressive Pro career after he had accomplished an Amateur Kickboxing career that would be the envy of any fighter! As an Amateur kickboxer he compiled a record of 48-2 with 32 wins coming by Knockout. Hunt is a fighter with a Room Full of Title Belts, and a resume of accomplishments that "Should" make ANY Fighter think twice. Adding to this, once he took his shirt off at the event weigh-ins, many just paused and said, "Oh Crap! I feel for Pogue..."

However it wasn't just wins Hunt had acquired over the years. He won the WFKKO Cruiserweight World Pro Title back on August 19th, 2006 in Te Awamatu, New Zealand when he defeated New Zealander Brad Johansson over 12 Rounds. He also won the WFKKO Super Cruiserweight World Title on March 9th, 2008 in Sheffield, England when he defeated ISKA World Champion Waine Turner over 12 Rounds.

His list of accomplishments also included winning the WAKO Pro Light Cruiserweight World Title in Doncaster, England on June 29th, 2008 when he defeated World Muay Thai Champion Christian Di Paolo over 12 Rounds. However, he didn't just sit on this title. This past February 23rd he went to Chelyabinsk, Russia to defended it against Russian Sergei Bogdan. Although he lost the bout, the reality here is, he didn't just "Sit" on it like a lot of Kickboxing Champions do in todays world.

In October of 2008 he won both the WKBC & GOLDENBELT Light Heavyweight World Title in Ipswich Suffolk, England when he defeated Benoit Bourhis over 12 Rounds. In March of 2009 he won the ISKA Light Heavyweight World Title in Ipswich, Suffolk, England over 2 time World Champion Lukas Wolf over 12 Rounds. In June of 2010 he won the WKA Light Heavyweight World Title, again in Ipswich, Suffolk, England when he defeated World Champion Robert Cassells, again, over 12 Rounds. He already has plans for June 10th when he will be fighting for the WKN World title against French champion Jean Luc Benoist.

So did anyone notice a pattern here that Pogue possibly did? Lots of World Title wins, but none by TKO or KO. Pogue also knew very well someone who had defeated Hunt when he was an amateur, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. Whether or not Pogue discussed any proposed strategy of the bout with Thompson, no one has said. However what we can say is that Pogue didn't just have a gameplan for Hunt... It was a gameplan that almost won him the IKF World Title over the highly favored Hunt.

Well some may have been saying "Oh Crap! I feel for Pogue..." There was one person for sure in the room that was saying, "Oh Crap! I feel for HUNT!" that person was "The Professor" himself, Randy Pogue!
Pogue had something with him that very few in the fight game ever figure out...Sure, like every seasoned Champion he had Experience. But more so, Pogue came to the dance on this night, as he always has, with outstanding "Fight Intelligence!" There's a reason Pogue's nickname has been "The Professor", and Hunt himself was about to find out just how Pogue was able to put together a "Masterful" game plan and quiet all the doubters that simply matched up the 3 "A's" for this bout which were Age, Abs and Accomplishments.



Enough of the TALK, lets get to the action!




IKF PRO FULL CONTACT RULES
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

Marlon Hunt (Suffolk, England, P: 36-1/16, A: 48-2/32, 174.6 5'10", 12-1-78, Rogier, (+31623229252) )
VS
Randy Pogue (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, PK: 20-6-1/4, Pro Team: 0-1/0, AK: 15-1/6, Pro Boxing: 8-9-2/2, - P/MMA: 1-0, 5'10", 175, 11-14-69, Self, (610) 715-3722)

ROUND 1
Within "Seconds", and we mean "Seconds" as in like 10-15 seconds, Hunt proved his power to Pogue as he threw and landed a "Thunderous" right leg round kick on Pogue's arm directly in front of us. EVERYONE in the room expressed the exact same thing we did, "Holy Crap Batman!" The kick was one of, if not "THE LOUDEST" we have EVER heard land on a body. This includes the mighty kicks we have seen and heard from top Thai Fighters! This thing was THUNDER! It made many of us wonder, "With kicks that powerful, how is Hunt NOT Knocking out his recent opponents?" However to everyone's surprise, Pogue simply took it in stride, as if it were just an extra large speed bump on his way to the finish line. What none of us really knew though was what kind of damage this Thundering kick did to Pogue, only "Seconds" into the fight. And neither did he.

For whatever reasons, Hunt didn't press the fight too hard in round 1. We truly thought he would take advantage of his favoritism and come out with an exploding attack, much like we were use to seeing from former IKF Heavyweight Full Contact World Champion Dennis Alexio! (Talk about a Full Contact Fighter we TRULY loved to watch and Truly miss...) Pogue on the other hand was simply methodical... Picking and choosing his shots as if he was simply scoring points, and we don't mean that in a bad way.

As round 1 ended, Pogue clearly won the kick count 14-6. Lucky for Hunt the IKF no longer has the kick count rule. However this of course made Referee Dan Stell go to Hunt's corner and warn him if he missed the kicks in round 2, points would indeed be taken. On the judges cards, two of them must have been scoring for the "Shock and Awe" and not for the obvious "Points" we saw Pogue scoring and both gave the opening round to Hunt, 10-9 while the other judge gave it to Pogue, 10-9.

Now keep in mind this was scheduled for "12" Rounds. We could go through our notes and inform you of the high's and lows of every round but instead, we will just hit the important notes. Total kick count, round scores and accumulated scores. With this being said, here's the bout rundown...




Watching from Ringside, it just didn't seem like either fighter had the other in any imminent danger of being knocked out. Although Hunt dropped Pogue with the side kick, Pogue shook it off and jumped right back up. What impressed us about Hunt was obvious to everyone in the room. He seemed to press when he needed to and threw just enough to win the rounds he did. However, sitting ringside, we were able to witness what pretty much everyone else in the room seemed to miss. The strategy Pogue had worked out with his cornerman Jason Schear Throughout the bout Schear would shout various strategic words that would command Pogue that it was time to impalement a certain strategy. The plan got more and more impressive to us at ringside as the fight moved forward. Others in Pogue's corner included experienced trainer Justin Whiley and multi time IKF Champion Chris Cichon.

When the scores were tallied it was Hunt who took home the IKF Gold this time by unanimous decision, judge Mike Madden had the bout 115-112, judge Jim Bardon had the bout 118-109, and judge Brooks Mason had the bout 116-111. Although we were not in raging disagreement with the decision, we did think the battle was much closer.

As far as the kick count went, after all 12 rounds Hunt had thrown 149 kicks... Pogue who had exploded in rounds 1-6 with 84 kicks ended the battle with a tally of 155.

Something that we noticed was Pogue throwing more kicks and less and less punches as the rounds went on. He seemed to score often with his punch combinations in the early rounds but as the fight moved on, we saw less and less of his hands. On the other hand, we were surprised that we didn't see more "Explosive" power from the chiseled Hunt, especially after the opening round kick he threw in round 1. A kick that made even former IKF World Champion Mike LaBree happy he was retired. Oh and speaking of that kick, What kind of damage did it do? Well, here is where the overall picture of things becomes interesting. Keep in mind that within "Seconds" of round 1, Hunt landed a "Blistering" kick on Pogue's arm that we said was the loudest kick we had ever heard at ringside. After the event was over, Pogue found out that it's possible some of that noise came from.... A Bone Breaking! Now we are not just talking about a slight break, we are talking about a "BROKEN BONE!" How Broken you ask?
Feast your eyes on this X-Ray;

Looking back now it's amazing what Pogue accomplished in 12 rounds. With only "10 Days" notice Pogue went "12 Rounds" with a "7 Time World Champion" who was a full weightclass above his own fight weight. Not only that, Pogue battled for 12 rounds with only 1 arm... And coming from someone who is also a Professional Boxer, it makes you wonder a couple of things... 1, what could Randy have accomplished if he had say a month or two to prepare for this bout? 2, What could Randy have done if BOTH his arms were healthy throughout the bout... Oh, and there is a third thing... What could Randy have done against a contender in "His" own weightclass of Super Middleweight 165.1 lbs. - 172 lbs?

On the flip side, we don't want to down play what Marlon Hunt accomplished. He came to fight and came to take the IKF Title home to England. He didn't do it in his backyard, he traveled across the ocean to "Walk the Walk!" We made an issue about Marlon not knocking out his opponents in his World Title wins. We only brought this up because he had such an impressive KO ratio as an Amateur. What many may fail to see here is that Marlon battled as a True Warrior for "12 Full Rounds" for pretty much EVERY World title he has won. That may even say more than a multi time Champion with a lot of quick knockouts.

As we sum all this up, there are now other questions. Will Randy Pogue be given another IKF World Title shot at 41? "Without a doubt!" Says IKF President Steve Fossum. "Randy showed strength beyond all and proved to us that he is living proof of the saying, 'your as young as you feel!' Randy looked 25 out there and proved he is more deserving than anyone!"

Well, if so, than against who? Who can promote such a Pro World title? Fossum and Referee Dan Stell both feel Randy, if his arm heals and if he wants to fight at this weight again, is more deserving than anyone else in Marlon's first defense. Sure, there is talk of Bill Jardine being given the shot again, but maybe a better decision would be either let Pogue have the shot or have Jardine now prove himself against Pogue? Surly these are just thrown out there ideas, but they are things to think about.

As for Hunt, will he make the move to have his first IKF Title defense on one of his own promotions? This would be the right thing to do since he now holds the title, but does it make more sense "Hosting" his own title defense or being paid what he's worth, if a promoter steps forward, to defend it on another promotion? Defending ones title is not as cut and dry as one may think. To explain further, there's a good piece about this very issue you can read by clicking HERE.

Word on the street is that Hunt is already planning to come back to the USA and make his first defense this fall against the original number 1 contender, Bill Jardine. However there may be a setback to this as Promoter Mike Lind has said he is not sure if he want's to continue with Promoting. If not, one of his sponsors ( SugarDaddyInc) may be willing to step up and host TWO IKF World Titles. One being the Hunt - Jardine bout and the other for Randy Pogue against a top contender in his weight class such as IKF Super Middleweight European Champion Mehdi Lacombe of France or IKF Super Middleweight Commonwealth Champion Craig Bradford of Scotland. The IKF Pro FCR Super Middleweight World title is currently vacant, and waiting for a promoter to host.

The other option may be that Pogue can come down in weight and fight for the IKF Middleweight World title against current Champion John Orchard of England. Regardless, the IKF has clearly determined that even at 41, Randy Pogue has proved he is a top Title Contender who is very deserving of his IKF World title shot. Now all we need is a Promoter to step up and "Walk the Walk" to make it happen.

Great work by Mike Lind and all his staff. As always it was a pleasure seeing our good friend Sky Drysdale as the event ring announcer. The event was well coordinated by Mike's partner, Tom Sullivan who ALWAYS does a Great Job!






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BE AWARE OF THE NEXT IKF WORLD CLASSIC DEADLINE!
This Friday, June 3rd!

  1. REGISTRATIONS Received After MAY 27th, 2011
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $30 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.

    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  2. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 3rd, 2011
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $40 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.

    This Late Fee May Be Paid At the Finals Weigh-ins PRIOR to your weigh-in.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  3. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 9th, 2011
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $50 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  4. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 16th, 2011
    will be charged an ADDITIONAL $60 Late Fee "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline


  5. REGISTRATIONS Received After June 21st, 2011
    will be charged a FLAT FEE of $135.00 - "IF" Your Registration is accepted at all.
    This Late Fee Must be paid along with your registration.
    Regional Seeding DOES NOT APPLY for any fighter registering Late - After the first deadline




  6. LATE ADDITION REGISTRATIONS:

7-1-11: NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER
FRIDAY, JULY 1st, 2011 AT 3:00 PM/PST PACIFIC TIME!







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BEST OF LUCK TO ALL!

All Of Us Here At The IKF Would Like To Wish The Thai Boxing Association - Sanctioning Authority (TBA-SA) The Best Of Luck For The
2011 TBA-SA Muay Thai Classic Tournament
This Weekend!

We also want to offer the Best of Luck to All The Registered Fighters!

Once again, Pete and Pam Peterson have prepared yet another outstanding event for Amateur Muay Thai!

This will be the 5th year of the Thai Boxing Associations (TBA) Tournament which will take place this weekend,
June 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Airport/Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA!

The tournament continues to grow more and more every year.
Congratulations on all your hard work you and your staff do to provide a great opportunity for Amateur Muay Thai Fighters!








WEDNESDAY, June 1st, 2011, AT 11:55 PM/ PST


IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing…
Ready For The 2011 IKF World Classic!

Orlando, Florida, USA

Summer has arrived and so has the time to get registered for the 2011 IKF World Kickboxing Classic (July 15th, 16th and 17th) in Orlando, Florida, USA! This event is one of the most prestigious events for amateur kickboxing in the world! Those who are in the know- know that this event is one that should not be missed especially by those serious about their future as well as adding the words of IKF World Classic Champion to their resume.

The ever-growing IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing Division has been growing in leaps and bounds in the past two years at the World Classic. This year, several gyms are promising to bring out as many fighters as possible that will only make the tournament even better! As usual, we expect an even bigger group to enter for later registration this year, which is as late as Saturday, July 16th at 12:Noon. The competition will start at 6:PM to be the evening entertainment on July 16th for the World Classic.

Men, Women and Children as young as 5 years can compete, as long as there is someone in their division to fight. The action will be hot but of course as always, the semi contact rule is in full affect as there are NO KNOCKOUTS ALLOWED. There will be divisions in IKF/Point Muay Thai, International Hi Kick and International Low Kick styles. However, sometimes we have to mix and match to assure everyone coming gets a fair fight.

Everyone planning to bring their fighters really needs to know the difference in this competition and what will be going on in the main arena. The semi contact rules must be paramount. However, in saying this, we encourage you to use your speed instead of power and focus on the points and you will have a great time at this event! Moreover, BE IN SHAPE, the 2 – 2 minute with 1 round of OT is in affect for this event. We will modify it for the little guys, but be in shape and ready to rock as these rounds seem a lot longer than it sounds on paper!

Just as last year's event, the World Classic will be held at the largest Marriott in the world in Orlando, Florida. This beautiful location is one that stands out and the luxury rooms and exciting scenery with Disney World just a stones throw away, makes it's a great location for such an event. Heck, planning your family's vacation around the tourney at this wonderful location is not a bad idea!

In addition to semi contact, The IKF World Classic will again have the best divisions of Full contact bouts with divisions in Muay Thai, International Hi Kick and International Low Kick styles. Over 300 fighters will travel afar to prove one thing…they are the Best! Some will come with an illusion of greatness and others will come with a vision for victory but either way, their destiny will need to be decided in the ring! When you get a ton of fighters, trainers and pumped up fans in one room hungry for a fight and hungry for a win…its going to be a lot of fireworks going off even if the 4th of July has past!

We look forward to seeing your there! Remember, Register Early and Save! Forward March! More information on IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing, Contact Johnny Davis at johnnyd@akpromotions.org or at (916) 205-4762 - (916) 630-9254. For more go to www.ikfpkb.com

JUDGES: Thanks in advance for those that would like to volunteer some time to assist with judging some matches for the PKB. You must be a practicing Kickboxer with at least 4 years experience or a Black Belt Martial artist. You would also have to attend the rules meeting on Friday, July 15th.



WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION NUMBERS NOW?
Registration for the Main Portion of the IKF World Classic is growing daily! As of the end of the day today, with only 1 deadline past we are at 196 Fighters!
By end of day tomorrow, we may break another registration record. Last years end of day total, 1 day prior to the SECOND deadline we were at 206, only 10 registrations needed to tie this record tomorrow.
BE AWARE OF ALL THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES BY CLICKING HERE!

See ALL the Registered Fighters by clicking HERE!




FIGHTERS MANDATORY REQUIREMENT
All Fighters are required to have a FULL Fighter's Physical "PRIOR" to their ARRIVAL to this years 2011 IKF World Classic, by a Licensed Physician (MD OR DO).
You must bring your "COMPLETED" Physical Form with you to the Tournament registrations and present for approval to the IKF Physician conducting your pre-fight physical on Friday, July 15th.
YOUR IKF PHYSICAL FORM CAN BE ATTAINED BY CLICKING
"HERE"






FIRST BROKEN RECORD OF 2011
In case anyone was wondering, we broke the overall 1st Deadline Registration record of 174 set last year by "1" this past Friday...
The total at the end of Friday's Deadline was 175 Registered Fighters for the 2011 IKF World Classic!
AND THE COUNT GOES ON...
Will YOU be Next?



SEE YOU ALL IN ORLANDO!




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