All the lastest KO Gym news
Knockout wins for KO North in Bolton this last weekend saw Alex and Bjorn continue their unbeaten runs. Alex stopped his opponent in the 5th round, with a masterclass in clinch, and using strong fast hands, a departure from Alex's usual kicking style. Bjorn and his opponent went to war from the first bell with Bjorn knocking down his opponent with a strong right hook. It was all over from there.
Not to be outdone KO Pumped had four wins out of six, with both Adult fighters winning and the Juniors two wins. Well done Pumped.
The KO Muay Thai fighters excelled at the Raw Talent show on the 1st of June 2013. KO Won seven out of ten fights on the night in front of a sell out crowd. The quality of every fight was well beyond the usual C-Class standard, and the night was topped off with A-class action from Abdul and Ash. A super night of no-holds barred Thai action.
An interesting article at the Telegraph Newspaper, we put one of their journalists through his paces with World Champion Amanda Kelly and Kru Richmond Annan in East London.
'Don’t leave the gym without telling me, or I’ll think you’re being sick somewhere.” With these words, Rich Annan, our 28-year-old Thai boxing instructor, formally declares the class open.
We begin with some stretches. This is the beginners’ class at the KO Gym in Bethnal Green, east London, and we are a motley crew. There is a small and very serious woman; a cheery Swiss student; an overweight young man with a cold; a stressed-out-looking lawyer; and me, a less-fit-than-he-thought Telegraph writer.
This lack of fitness soon becomes apparent. After the stretches, we move on to strength building: press-ups, squats, and lunges. These are standard exercises but they are given a new meaning by the boxing gloves and pads piled in the corner, the punchbags along the wall, and the boxing ring on the other side of the room.
You can read the full article here.
Greg and Amanda won over the American public last night/this morning out in California. Greg cemented his place amongst the very best in the sport by beating his opponent Noun by TKO. Amanda won her grudge match against Julie "Queen of Muay Thai" Kitchen by split decision in a fight many saw as far more one sided than the judges gave credit for.
Two of our Junior fighters Gavin Levy and Syrus Innis (KO South) competed in the Northeast Juniour Muaythai Superleague Championships where all the best Junior Fighters compete in an elimantion tournament to see who really is best in the country. Syrus(13yrs) wins in his own weight category as the fighters in his weight did not show and gets his full 10points. Syrus "The Smooth Operator" is then approached to see if he will like to fight in a heavier weight category and in true KO fashion we took up the challenge.
Its all kicking off over in the US where Amanda and Greg are getting ready for their fights. Talk really is over, as Amanda relishes her chance to get in the ring with Julie Kitchen. Who really is the "Queen of Muay Thai"?
Its all hectic back in the UK as well as everyone gets ready to enjoy seeing our KO fighters prove themselves in the US. Most excited of all is Noe and Fabio who have been busy producing amazing promotional material to plug Greg and Amanda stateside. You can view some of their work on the Amanda Kelly facebook page or by reading more here.
A fantastic night of Muay Thai at York Hall brought thrills and spills in equal measure. Good performances were on show from our K1 specialists with Alfie producing some stunning non-orthodox kicks and winning by a mile and Roberto showing great technique and shape to win his match comfortably.