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WKN - World champion Riyadh Al Azzawi - London
The WKN’s long wait was over for for an event back in London - since Ali-Jacko was the king of the square ring promotions there. Brothers Riyadh and Mohammed Al Azzawi topped the bill at the Porchester hall in London. The packed hall witnessed scenes of old as a full international fight card of kickboxing was on display. Top of the bill was England’s Riyadh Al Azzawi ( IRAK.UK) faced Poland’s world champion Tomasz Borowiec in what was dubbed by many as the fight of the night.
Contac Kru Bill at Bethnal Green Gym For Tickets and More Information
Those pictured are: Jack Griffin (Phraya Pichai), Viet Pham (Singto), Nadim Mea (KO), Ryan Rudkin (Team Manager), Ash Uddif (KO), Bill Judd (Team Head Coach), Anna Zucchelli (KO), Amanda Kelly (KO), Greg Wootton (KO).
Those not pictured who are also on the team:
Richard Gent (Phraya Pichai), Nathan Kitchen (Team Trainer), Julie Kitchen (Touchgloves), Lucy Payne (Touchgloves), Ranjit Dheer (Eagles Team Thai).
(Picture thanks to Malika Sqalli)
The next KO show will take place in Porchester Hall (Bayswater), the 31 May 2009.
The doors will open at 4:30pm and the 1st fight will start at 5pm
In the main event, David Pacquette from KO Gym London faces Saro Presti from Italy for the WKN World Super Welterweight Muay Thai title. This will be fought over 5 rounds of 3 minutes under Full Thai Rules (knees and elbows to the head allowed).
Highlights of David Pacquette’s career include English, British and World Championship Titles. He has fought the top fighters in the UK as well as some of the best Thai fighters including Samkor Keatmonthep. While training in Thailand, David featured in the famous Rajadamnern stadium in Bangkok. Then in 2008, he represented the UK in the first season of ‘The Contender Asia’ (a televised international Muay Thai tournament broadcast worldwide).
Saro “The Sicilian Don” Presti is the Italian representative in The Contender Asia season 2. Saro has fought in prestigious tournaments including the Kombat League World Cup. He was also the first Italian to reach the final of the K-1 World Max in 2008.
Mariusz Cielinski from KO Gym Poland is a very experienced and well known fighter: 290 fights, ISKA World Champion, winner of the WAKO-Pro amateur championships, featured in K-1 Max Europe GP 2008. Tonight he faces Marc Brown from Crawley MT for another A Class fight under Full Thai rules. Marc Brown won the English Title and recently collected the bronze medal at the Kombat League World Cup in Rimini, Italy.
Attila Boros vs Wendell Roche should be another intense fight this evening. Originally from Hungary and fighting for KO Bloodline, Attila Boros featured in the K-1 European League, in the heavyweight category. His opponent, Wendell Roche, trains in Team Aerts in Holland. He should be feeling confident after his recent win in the prestigious show “It’s Show Time Oktagon 2009” in Milan.
Some more of the action will showcase local talents: notably Greg Wootton (KO) and Adam Lee Mason (Keddles) who will fight for the UKMF British Title, as well as Martin Goik (KO), Arnold Oborotov (KO) and Kerrith Bhella (Firewalker).
Come and support them!
Tickets are available from Bill Judd (KO Bethnal Green) 07956 578449, Paul Murat (KO Clapton) 07989 454557 and Tim Izli 07836 624108
WKN WORLD TITLE
David Pacquette (KO) vs Saro Presti (Italy) 70kg, 5x3mn, Full Thai Rules
Attila Boros (KO Bloodline) vs Wendel Roche (Holland) + 95kg, 3x3mn, K1 Rules
Mariusz Cielinski (KO Poland) vs Mark Brown (Crawley MT) 60kg, 5x3mn, Full Thai Rules
Martin Goik (KO) vs Kerrith Bhella (Firewalker) 67kg, 3X3mn, K1 Rules
UKMF BRITISH TITLE
Greg Wootton (KO) vs Adam Lee Mason (Keddles) 63kg, 5X2mn
Arnold Oborotov (KO Bloodline) vsTBC 85 kg, 5X2mn
UKMF SOUTHERN AREA TITLE
Isabelle Aranega (KO) vs Carla Sullivan (Semtex) 52kg 5X2 mn
Joseph Varela (KO Bloodline) vs Dave Lythe (Pegasus) 62kg, 5X2mn
Annabelle Gely (KO) vs TBC 5X2mn
Tanat Tiraposin (KO) vs Martin Rowe (Benfleet MT) 70kg - 5X1.5mn
Ruqsana Bequn (KO) vs Natasha Sollaman (Cobra Gym) 51kg - 5x1.5 mn
Mark Sugrue (KO) vs Dan Theobald (Benfleet MT) 68kg - 5X1.5mn
Claudia Celder (KO) vs Lisa Smith (Benfleet MT) 58 kg - 5X1.5mn
Anirbar Basar (Cobra) vs Kaz Azim (Krisana) 57 kg - 5 x 1.5mins
TBC (Cobra) vs Komey Tetteh (Eagles TT) 84kg, 5X1.5mn