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Listen to Steven Wright Reflect on The Contender Asia on Its 10 Year Anniversary

In 2008 the Muay Thai and kickboxing world welcomed the highly anticipated Contender Asia television show. After watching the idea successfully launch many boxing careers and help make the UFC a household name, the Contender Asia was a television Muay Thai tournament that allowed the audience to fall in love with the athletes for their personalities, life experiences, and ring skill. Collecting several fighters from all over the world, the tournament showed the hard work and discipline it takes to be a world class fighter, while also showing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The excitement for [read more]

Steven Wright’s Top 15 fighters in women’s Kickfighting

There hasn’t been much movement at the top, but the new Best female fighters in Kickfighting list has a lot of the usual suspects and one huge move forward for one of the combatants. Also the list of 15 now includes more 48kg fighters, so Muay Thai writer Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu should approve of the full list this year. As always my list is focused on International resumes. Honorable mention. In one of the craziest career turn arounds ever, Mellony Geugjes is having a great year and is Krush champion. Not enough to be on the list, but great turnaround. [read more]