In just 2 days King in the Ring will be holding an 86kgs 8 man tournament in Aucklands ASB Stadium Kohimarama. This event will be streamed live HERE AT THIS LINK for $19.95.
Israel "Stylebender" Adesanya will be defending his place as the king in the ring after winning the tournament last year. Adesanya is fresh off his Super 8 boxing tournament win 2 weeks ago, so I'm sure confidence is high, not that he has ever had a problem with that anyway.
The tournament consists of 4 Australian fighters and 4 New Zealanders plus 4 super fights. I am always interested in 8 man tournaments, they have always been some of the most exciting events for me, plus I always take the chance to watch The Stylebender fight live if possible.
King in the Ring Trans-Tasman 8 Man Tournament
Team New Zealand
Pati Afoa [ETK, Auckland]
Israel Adesanya [CKB, Auckland]
Zak Fatamaka [GRizzly Thai Boxing, Auckland]
Zane Hopman [Fortitude Thai Boxing]
Simon Maait [Bulldog Gym, Castle Hill]
Mark Timms [Bulldog Gym, Manly]
Kurt Pegoraro [Corporate Boxing Gym, Brisbane]
Kim Loudon [Extreme Muay Thai, Sydney]
Middleweight - Mike “Blood” Diamond [City Kickboxing] - “Dirty” Sanchez [Full Force Gym]
Lightweight - Sone ‘Arch Angel’ Vannathy [Arch Angel Muay Thai] - Pumipi ‘Caezar’ Ngaronoa [Dannevirke Bulldogs]
Heavyweight - Pane ‘The Punisher’ Haraki [Hastings Fitness Centre] - Nato ‘Hard Knox’ Laauli [ETK]
Middleweight - Chris ‘Cobra’ Eades [ETK North Shore] - Jordan ‘Sniper’ Syme [Grizzly Thai Boxing]