|Heavyweight (Per 10/13)|
|1.||Semmy Schilt (?)|
|7.||Mirko Cro Cop|
|Light HW (per 10/13)|
|Middleweight (per 11/25)|
|Welterweight (per 10/13)|
|70kg (Per 11/25)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 10/6)|
Paul Slowinski and Peter Graham met for the third time over the weekend after trading wins over the past few years only for Paul Slowinski to score a third round knockout and secure the ISKA World Heavyweight Championship. Reports from fans in Australia say that Slowinski went on a tear in the third round, dropping Graham a total of three times; the first time he dropped Graham with leg kicks, while the second and third were due to body blows and caused the fight to be stopped.
The interesting note from those in attendance is that "The Sting" Slowinski is apparently in the best shape of his career now. One person even told LiverKick.com that Slowinski had an "Ubereem-like transformation." That is, as always, a big deal for a guy like Slowinski, who at 6'3" and 240 lbs (190cm, 110kg) most of the time, adding some more muscle mass and weight could only help him compete against Super Heavyweights at a higher level.
Slowinski has always been a fighter who has just been on the cusp of greatness but has been held back by losses to more aggressive fighters like Ben Edwards, Gokhan Saki and Melvin Manhoef, as well as defensive fighters like Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt. Slowinski is on a 5-fight winning streak now and is looking to fight Errol Zimmerman in the fall. We are still on the lookout for photos or videos from the event, but nothing yet.Add a comment
This is an interesting idea, although I'm not 100% certain about the execution and the intended market. The game is titled "Fight Game Rivals" being produced by our friends at Fight Game, which for the uninitiated means strong links to Golden Glory. The game is being developed for Windows Phone 7 and might have a way of being used on an Xbox 360 as well through the XBL Marketplace, but it is still not clear if it will be available on anything other than a WP7 device. If you are a mobile phone enthusiast, you probably steer clear of WP7 unless you are a Microsoft enthusiast as well. This isn't a slight at Microsoft as much as it is a fact, backed up by a recent report. Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), RIM (BlackBerry) and "other" (most likely includes Palm/HP's WebOS) are all ahead of WP7 in the U.S.
Hopefully if the game sees moderate success a port over to a device that has a higher market share could be in order, but for now we can just watch a video of an animated Sem Schilt and Alistair Overeem smashing the heads in of opponents.
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Earlier today at Korakuen Hall, J-Network put on an event that featured 3 titles up for grab, with Masato Sato defending his Featherweight title against Hideya Nagasaki, Akihiro Kuroda defending his Lightweight title against Fire Harada and Yuki and Shuichi Uentsu battling for the recently vacated Super Flyweight title.
In the main event of the night, fan favorite Fire Harada challenged champion Akihiro Kuroda for the J-Network Lightweight title, losing via TKO as a result of leg kicks at 1:42 of the 3rd round. Kuroda was coming off of back to back losses with the most recent being a decision loss to HIROYA in May. This marks his third defense and his next opponent could be current #2 ranked Junpei Aotsu who is 0-1-1 against Kuroda, with their last fight being a unification bout for the J-Network title. Aotsu is coming off of a split decision extension round loss to TURBΦ at Krush 11.
In the co-feature, #2 ranked Yuki faced #1 ranked Shuichi Uentsu for the Super Flyweight title recently vacated by TO-MA. In a close fight, Yuki managed to take a majority decision on scores of 49-48(x2) and 48-48. Uentsu was coming off of back to back decision losses to TO-MA, the first of which was for the J-Network Super Flyweight title while the second was for the WPMF Japan Super Flyweight championship and this extends his losing streak to 3 fights.
In the final title bout of the night, Featherweight Champion Masato Sato defended his title for the second time with a 1st round TKO stoppage of M-1 Super Featherweight Champion Hideya Nagasaki. Sato's next defense could be against current #1 ranked Hiroki Nagashima who is currently scheduled to fight at the M-1/It's Showtime Japan show on September 11th.
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On Friday, Erika Kamimura participated in the Shootboxing Girls S-Cup 2011 Japan Preliminary Tournament after Ai Takahashi pulled out of their fight with an injury. In the video, Kamimura takes on Kanako Oka in the quarters, Miyo Yoshida in the semis and Seo Hee Ham in the finals. The tournament puts the 18 yeard old at 22-1 with 11 TKOs going into her fight with RENA at the RISE event on November 23rd.
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Elite Boxing is headed to Stuttgart, Germany on September 17th with another addition to their Thailand vs. Challengers series. The event is being hailed as Thailand vs. Europe, pitting Thai fighters against European fighters.
Elite Boxing is looking to expand their brand, with this being the first of two shows in Germany this year. They'll head back to Germany to do a show in Ulm in November, which will be touted as Thailand vs. Germany. Both of these German events will be broadcast live all over Europe on Eurosport. A Thailand vs. Russia themed event will also be held in Russia in October.
Elite Boxing is becoming a fun promotion to follow in the muay thai scene, and it should get even better as the number of events is supposed to get up to twelve by next year. Elite Boxing are really looking at making a run to be one of the top promotions in the world. The inaugural Thailand vs. Challengers series was broadcasted to 600 million homes in 180 countries across the world. They're trying to build off of that now by holding shows around the world and expanding.
Here's the full fight card of Thailand vs. Europe below:
Danyo Ilunga vs. Ramazan Ramazanov (K-1 Rules)
Fadi Merza vs. Madsua Lamai Gym
Andi Rogner vs. Jaochalam Chatrkanogym
Ait Said vs. Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn
Antoine Pinto (AKA Antuan Siangboxing) vs. Tanongdet Sengsimeugym