Once again it feels like Rome is burning with K-1 with the rumor mill swirling again, but it is good to see public announcements from them about pushing forward into the future. Once again, some information about the open workouts and they will be using Tyrone Spong as their big star, it seems, which is a great idea. Rick Roufus, Dewy Cooper and Mighty Mo will also be there, each with their own fanbases somewhere in time.
K-1 TO BRING FIGHTING SUPERSTARS TYRONE SPONG,
MIGHTY MO, RICK ROUFUS AND DEWEY COOPER TO THE K-1 OPEN TRYOUTS
OVER 150 K-1 HOPEFULS ALREADY PRE-REGISTERED
K-1 Open Tryouts are July 19 at Muscle Beach - FREE and OPEN to the Public
Los Angeles, CA - K-1 today announced that fighting superstars Tyrone Spong, Mighty Mo, Rick Roufus and Dewey Cooper will head to Los Angeles' famed Muscle Beach for the K-1 Open Tryouts Thursday, July 19.
This group of legendary kickboxers will be on hand to welcome the K-1 hopefuls, help evaluate talent and also sign autographs or pose for photos with the athletes and fans in attendance. The K-1 Open Tryouts are FREE and OPEN to the public.
Doug Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, K-1 said, "We want to be sure this is an incredible day for the K-1 hopefuls, as well as the fans so we are bringing Tyrone Spong, Mighty Mo, Rick Roufus and Dewey Cooper to our tryouts on July 19."
Kaplan also confirmed that hundreds of hopefuls have pre-registered for the tryouts, and the number increases on a daily basis.
"Already over 150 men from places as far as Scotland, Russia, and Japan have signed up for our K-1 Open Tryouts," said Kaplan. "We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Now we have Tyrone, Mighty Mo, Rick and Dewey to help us consider each and every person trying out. We are excited by this incredible response - kickboxing is a spectacular sport and the world is talking about it."
Kaplan elaborated on K-1's Rising's events this year, as well as the historic significance of the K-1 brand.
"Right now, we are finalizing our Los Angeles event in September and two more fights this year including the 2012 World Grand Prix which offers more than $2 million in purse prizes for heavyweight and K-1 Max athletes," said Kaplan.
"We have signed a deep roster of K-1 icons and rising stars and have opened our doors to the biggest and the best stand-up fighters everywhere, starting with our open tryouts.
"K-1 is back. Ultimately, K-1 belongs to the fans and we are giving them back the premier fighting experience that only K-1 can deliver."
K-1 is the largest kickboxing promotion in history. Since 1993, K-1 has presented professional live martial arts events in 38 countries featuring the best and most accomplished athletes in the sport.
World Grand Prix Champions of K-1 include Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt. K-1 has held broadcast deals with ESPN and HDNet in the United States, Fuji TV in Japan, and numerous other networks across the globe. K-1 returned to the world stage on May 26, 2012 in Madrid, Spain drawing a packed stadium and hundreds of thousands of views on the K-1 Live Stream.