|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)|
It's Monday morning, and you are probably at work, preparing for work or dreading work. So you might as well watch some kickboxing to kick off your week, right? This is an awesome highlight of the legendary Ivan Hippolyte made by our good friend Jill.
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Today in Geneva, Switzerland two legends of kickboxing fought it out for the ISKA Kickboxing World Super Heavyweight Title. The two had fought before in 2001 with JLB taking a unanimous decision over 5 rounds.
Today was no different, as Le Banner won a decision over 5 rounds to become the new ISKA Kickboxing World Super Heavyweight Champion. One notable difference in this fight was that the rounds were only 2 minutes. It's still a good win for Le Banner, who could seemingly retire at any moment. Leko is past his prime but 2 wins over him is very good for his already wide resume.
Also on the card, Frank Munoz took on Nicolas Wamba and lost a 5 round decision.
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It's Showtime Warsaw is set to go down today and we'll be providing live, up to the minute results here on Liverkick.com. It's set to be an action packed card. You don't want to miss this. It starts live at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on www.showtimefights.com where you can purchase it. Canadians can watch on The Fight Network at the same time. For live play by play, I'll be doing it on at @rianscalia.
-77kg: Errol Koning vs. Murthel Groenhart:
Murthel Groenhart wins by Majority Decision (4-1). Groenhart's hands and pressure were the difference in the fight. In the 3rd round he took over, backing Koning up and solidifying the win.
-95kg: Marco Vlieger vs. Revanho Blokland:
Revanho Blokland wins by Unanimous Decision. Blokland outworked Vlieger the whole fight. Vlieger just didn't open up enough and went into a shell for large portions of the fight.
-73kg: Hafid el Boustati vs. Piotr Woznicki:
Hafid el Boustati wins by Unanimous Decision. Complete domination.
-95kg: Danyo Ilunga vs. Nenad Pagonis (It's Showtime 95MAX World Title Fight):
Danyo Ilunga wins by TKO (Referee Stoppage) in Round 4. Ilunga dropped Pagonis with a huge right hand. Pagonis got up but was noticeably out on his feet and Ilunga swarmed him, forcing Pagonis to get a standing count and the fight was waved off.
-70kg: Rafal Dudek vs. Michal Glogowski:
Rafal Dudek wins by Majority Decision (4-1) in an Extra Round. Great fight, Glogowski controlled round 1, Dudek got round 2. Round 3 was even and it went to an extra round where Dudek edged it out in the last minute.
Heavyweight: Daniel Ghita vs. Erhan Deniz:
Daniel Ghita wins by KO (Left Hook to the Body) in Round 2. The first round was surprisingly close as both men went back and forth. Ghita was given a count from what looked like an accidental headbutt so all of a sudden Ghita was actually down on the scorecards. By the second round, Deniz was worn down and Ghita came out and punished him to the body, dropping him with a left hook to the liver and a high kick while Deniz was on the way down that caused a huge cut.
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After a lot of hard work and years of anticipation, Mark "Fightshark" Miller made his successful return to he ring a few weeks ago. It was a historic comeback if there ever was one, with Miller landing a big hook to Nikolaj Falin in three seconds, the ref finally calling the fight at around 8 seconds, with Miller scoring the fastest KO of his career after sitting out of action for years. It is safe to say that the team at Golden Glory took notice of Mark Miller after that fight, and there were a lot of hopes pinned on the back of Miller.
American Kickboxing has been all-but-ruled dead by many, without any new, big stars being made in years. The United States is talked about in a joking tone when the topic of kickboxers comes up, as there are some Muay Thai fighters who compete on a high level, but the only Kickboxer to see success has been Mighty Mo, who actually comes from American Samoa which is off the coast of Australia. So there were hopes on the shoulders of Miller beyond making his heroic return, but for American Kickboxing as a whole.
When Golden Glory contacted him last week about possibly joining the team, it was like a dream come true. Golden Glory is one of the elite teams in the kickboxing world, who have never had an American kickboxer in their midst. The only American to ever be a part of the team was Heath Herring, who was never able to achieve the level of success that any of them wanted, and Herring proves to be one of only two fighters that in twelve years that has left the team, ever. Mark signed himself to Golden Glory just days ago and we've been waiting for an official announcement, which Martijn de Jong made this morning, officially welcoming Miller to one of the most elite teams in the world.Add a comment
Lumpini Kriekrai, June 10, Results, from Petyindee Promotions at Lumpini Stadium
1: Kangwanlek Petyindee vs Petchpanomrung Sor Tamransee
2: The-lek Wor Sangprapai vs Julong Ekbangsai for vacant Thailand Light-flyweight title
3: Panpet Chor Na Phattalung vs Sittisak Chengsimiew gym for Panpet’s Thailand Super-featherweight title
4: Singdam Kiatmuu9 vs Petboonchu FA Group for vacant WMC Lightweight title
5: Sagetdao Petpayathai 133 vs Saenchai Sinbi Muaythai 131 for Sagetdao’s Lumpini Lightweight title
6: Sam-A Gaiyanghaadao gym vs Thong PuiD9D for Sam-A’s Lumpini Super-bantamweight title
7: Nong-O Gaiyanghaadao gym vs Kongsak Sitboonmee for Nong-O’s Lumpini Super-featherweight title
Brent did a good job profiling this event and outlining how absolutely gigantic a show it is. This event consisted almost entirely of championship fights, and all the names on the card are either established fighters or exciting up and comers, like Thelek. Also note, Sam-A and Nong-O have not changed gyms. Gaiyangadao is the name of a sponsor.
Kangwanlek is a big name and something of an anomaly. He is in his thirties and competing still in the top ranks with some success.
Thelek is a young fighter known for his outstanding workrate. This was a rematch, with him having beaten Julong before.
Singdam's been posting strong performances since before winning the Sports Writer's Fighter of the Year award in 2002. That is amazing longevity for this sport. He has been slowing lately, however.Petboonchu should need no introduction, as he has fought Saenchai in a few high profile bouts. His power-clinching style has brought him a lot of success in the top ranks, and he has been moving up in weight.
Sagetdao and Saenchai have fought before multiple times. Sagetdao and Petboonchu actually fought Saenchai together in 2009, with Sagetdao fighting rounds 1-3 and Petboonchu rounds 4-5. Saenchai took that fight, though he lost to Sagetdao some time afterward. Sagetdao took it again this time, on points.
Sam-A is a consistent, classy performer. Against Tong, he did not have to worry about competing against a larger opponent. Historically, he has struggled with larger opponents because of his patient, technical style, but it served him well recently against the larger, and favored, Kongsak. That fight went to a draw, which was something of an upset decision, considering Kongsak is on a 9 fight win streak.
Nong-O, after posting a very strong 2010, when he won Lumpini's Fighter of the Year, has not had much luck this year. This was an interesting bout, as Nong-O is a large, powerful kicker who fights well in orthodox and southpaw. Kongsak is just proving very hard to beat, however. He has wonderful timing and conservation of motion in his bouts. Even though Nong-O has been on the losing end of some decisions, he has consistently looked good in his bouts. Keep in mind he has been around about as long as Singdam, too.Add a comment