This Page Includes Past IKF News for
MAY, 2010


WEDNESDAY, MAY 26th, 2010, AT 12:55 PM/ PST

IKF World Classic

As noted on the IKF Tournament page, we were hoping to move the 2011 IKF World Classic Tournament from August 12th, 13th & 14th back into July.
Today this was confirmed and the new dates for the
2011 IKF World Classic are
JULY 15th, 16th, 17th, 2011
and still at the Orlando World Center in Orlando Florida USA.

Hope to see you at this years Classic,

July 23rd, 24th & 25th 2010!

TUESDAY, MAY 25th, 2010, AT 11:55 PM/ PST


Upstate Karate Presents
The 2010

"The Road To The CLASSIC!"
Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA


International Fight Sports

IKF Kickboxing - ISCF MMA - IAB Boxing

IKF Australia is hosting the 2010 International Fight Sports South Pacific Conference this Friday, May 28th. The Conference will feature a Judge & Referee's "Officials" course on Friday at 6.30 PM sharp at MOVEMENTS HEALTH CLUB, 2nd Floor, Cnr Ipswich Rd & Cornwall St, Buranda ,Brisbane Qld, Australia.

International Fight Sports (IFS - www.ifightsports.com) President & CEO Steve Fossum (Right) will officiate the certification courses with IKF South Pacific Representative Kru Robert Wilesmith. (Left)

ALL Trainers, Fighters, Promoters & the general public are invited to attend. "We are looking for fully certified official's for the future of the fight sports of Kickboxing, MMA and Boxing here in the South Pacific." Wilesmith says. The course will focus on officials already having a minimum fight experience as judges & referee's.

Also on the schedule will be discussions with event promoters and discussions about event scheduling. Fossum and Wilesmith will also be meeting with future event promoters, sponsors and media groups throughout the weekend. This will be a short trip for Fossum who will be back at the IFS Headquarters in California on Tuesday, June 1st as they gear up for the 12th Annual IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai Tournament. which has it's first of 5 registration Deadlines next Friday, June 4th.

For bookings, please call Kru Robert Wilesmith on Mobile: (041) 647-1511 or email at ikfaustralia@hotmail.com


IKF/ISCF South Pacific Representative Kru Robert Wilesmith will next be travelling to Auckland New Zealand (4th-8th June) to meet up with MuayThai Kickboxing & MMA Promoters and Representatives there to spread the word about the Fight Sports under the IFS Banner. He is looking for Representatives for both South & North Islands of New Zealand.

"It's a great opportunity to meet & greet the martial arts industry in New Zealand." Says Wilesmith. "At present, MMA has no regulated Sanctioning Body to coordinate the rules, regulations or sanction legitimate Titles there. I want to bring the World's First and Largest Sanctioning Bodies to New Zealand & open up the doors for opportunities for fighters to travel the World to fight the World's best".

In the past, Wilesmith has personally trained & promoted New Zealand legend Hiriwa "Te Man" Te Rangi to many titles, including Comminwealth & Intercontinental, as well as a World Title, beating former Dutch legend Frank Lobman by KO in Invercargill. The invitation is there for any & all Trainers, Fighters, Promoters & fans to attend the New Zealand conference in Auckland. For further inquiries those interested can contact Wilesmith at: 61 41 6471511 (International) (041) 647-1511 (Aust only) or by e-mail at ikfaustralia@hotmail.com

"Lets get New Zealander's fighting around the world, & bring the World's Best to New Zealand to Fight!
Don't forget, 4th to 8th of June in Auckland New Zealand


LTD Productions Presents
"Showdown At Six Flags"
Vallejo, California, USA


Ray Delgado Presents
IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing
Santa Clara, California, USA


IKF West Coast Champion Jon Pryor...
Out to Prove that Patience & Practice Pays!

Pryor seeking bigger title in Sept. but he can't look over the elusive John Kusaba July 2nd!

See You Tube Promotion
Please See Attached You Tube Clip (2:00) And Posters.

Sacramento, CA - May 24th, 2010: Out- spoken Kickboxing Trainer Cedric Robinson of Sacramento, has been telling everyone who will listen that his prize fighter IKF Muay Thai West Coast Super Welterweight Kickboxing Champion Jon "The Hawk" Pryor ( Left - Hawk not his official ring name) is the best in his weight class and plans to continue to prove it as he did in stalking and devouring his opponent in his last fight coming out with an impressive second round knockout of former champion Bryan Padilla of Milpitas, CA in their February 12th, 2010 fight. The fight was held at the Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel in front of a packed house of screaming fans!

Pryor who very well could be a distant cousin of the great boxing champion Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor and who defeated the equally great Alexis Arquello several times in two great superbouts in Boxing in the early 80's. Pryor retired with an incredible record of 39 wins 1 loss and 35 knockouts! Jon and Aaron's fighting styles are very similar and their non stop punching and in Jon's case, kicking arsenal are very similar and always delights fight fans! Although Jon demonstrated fighting ability and knockout power in his last bout, his amateur career has already suffered at least one defeat. So in order for him to somewhat prove he has the potential to come even close to the Great Aaron Pryor's record, there can be no more losses in his amateur career and he must maintain a stellar record as a pro.

In his way, will be John Kusaba of San Bruno ( Right ) who is trained by Former fighter Mark Tubuso. In one of his previous bouts, he was described as being "flamboyant and elusive with effective counter striking." Pryor, may need to pull out some new tricks to bait the perceived cagey techniques of Kusaba. As it has been said that its styles that makes fights.

Ultimately, both men want the glits and glamour of being at the top of their game. Whether Kusaba has what it takes to dethrone Pryor, we are not sure, but this fight could be more than the records portray and could have both men digging deeper than ever before seeking to gain the respect as the next great champ and going for an IKF United States Championship in the near future!

Although Pryor is soft spoken and patient like a hawk, he has a way about him that one knows when they see him that he is confident and quietly searching for his next victim!

Don't miss this great event! Over 15 bouts on schedule with two other title fights! Don't Wait... This may be another packed event...Get your tickets early!

Online Tickets are on sale now at


or by calling with your credit card (916) 357-5233. Tickets will also be available at several Gyms who have fighters on the show in the next few weeks. More information contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or at 630-9254 or visit the site at www.AKPromotions.org

General in Advance are $20.00
Ringside in Advance are $40.00
VIP Ringside in Advance are $50.00
(1st two rows-Limited Seating)

Add $10 at door.


Results From Pat Rockett Promotions'
"A Night Of Full Contact Kickboxing"
May 22nd, 2010 - Waterford Institute Of Technology (WIT), Ireland

IKF Promoter Pat Rockett of the Pat Rockett Academy of Martial Arts promoted a Full Contact Kickboxing show at the Waterford Institute Of Technology on Saturday Evening (May 22) and had a total of 14 fights on the card. Once again Rockett spared no expense having an excellent MC, Beautiful Ring Girl, top class trophies and a 2 camera shoot for the DVD and the show went off smoothly.

Catherine Cullinan from Claregalway, who only last week was crowned Irish Champion at 60 kilos after a hard 5 round battle with Dubliner Lindsey Doyle faced Waterford lass Chloe O' Brien. This fight was over 3 rounds and O' Brien seemed well up for it as she started fast trying to unsettle Cullinan but Catherines experience came to the fore and she soon controlled the pace to take the nod.

IKF Champion Eric Daly from Gort faced Irish Champion Trevor Kinling from Bray. Kinling and Daly are both Irish Champions and this fight, which was a long time in the making, was set for 4 rounds. Daly tipped the scales at the agreed weight of 63.5kg and Kinling came in at 65kg but this made no difference to Daly as he controlled the fight from start to finish and easily out pointed the Kinling man over the distance. Daly too, was in action the previous week in Galway defending his 5 Nations Title successfully against Derrys Dee Mc Guinness.
Here is a brief rundown of the nights bouts...

  1. Luke Byrne defeated Ethan Delaney by majority decision, 30-28, 30-29, 29-29.

  2. Connor Doyle defeated Shane McConnell by unanimous decision, 30-28, 29-28, 30-27.

  3. Jordan Mc Donald and Troy Holohan fought to a majority draw, 29-29, 30-30, 30-29.

  4. Keith Daly defeated Eoin Kiely by majority decision, 30-28, 30-30, 30-29.

  5. Megan Maher and Lauren Mooney fought to a majority draw, 28-29, 28-28. 29-29.

  6. Steven O' Brien defeated Dean Evans by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-29.

  7. Catherine Cullinan defeated Chloe O' Brien by split decision, 30-29, 28-29, 29-30.

  8. Ricky Colclough and Paddy Dwier fought to a draw, 29-29, 29-29, 29-29.

  9. Ger Burke defeated Ger Burke by TKO in Round one.
    • Ger Burke has been issued a 30 day medical suspension due to the TKO.

  10. Mav Davies defeated Chris White by knockout in round three.
    • Chris White has been issued a 45 day medical suspension due to the KO.

  11. Danny Quinn defeated Mark Walsh by unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-28, 30-27.

  12. Arthur Kaupis defeated Vitali Prutani by unanimous decision: 29-27, 29-27 & 29-28.

  13. Eric Daly defeated Trevor Kinling by unanimous decision 39-37, 39-38, 40-46.

  14. Gareth Frampton defeated Johnny McCabe by knockout in round 1.
    • Johnny McCabe has been issued a 45 day medical suspension due to the KO.

Massain Ghorbani, Trevor Kinlan (Bray)
Chris Dowling (Referee, Kilkenny),
Eric Daly (Galway Winner)
Cathal Manning (Galway)

Cathal Manning, Catherine Cullinan (Galway - Winner)
Chloe O Brien (Waterford), Pat Rockett (Promoter)

Cathal Manning, Keith Daly (Galway - Winner)
Eoin Kiley, Pat Rockett (Promoter)


Results From Rocky Moore / Florida Fight Foundation's
"Fight Night At The Fairgrounds"
May 22nd, 2010 - Lake City, Florida, USA

    Howard Medors, (Lake City Florida, USA, 1-1, 156, 5'10", 11-15-82, David Hartcook 904-294-5504)
    defeated Tyler Strength, (Lake City Florida, 0-1-1D, 155, 5"10", 7-23-92, Joel Netttles 965-699-9386) by split judges scores of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

    Kevin Banks, (Obrien Florida, USA, 2-0, 134, 5'5", 9-6-53, Self 386-832-6450)
    defeated Brent Hendry, (Perry Florida, USA, 1-1, 136, 5'11", 5-23-91, Self, 850-843-3947) by unanimous decision with judges scores of 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.

    Dalton Roberts, (Macclenny Florida, USA, 1-0, 170, 6'2", 2-16-93, Chad Gaines 904-259-9359)
    defeated Eric Harris, (Macclenny Florida, USA, 0-1, 166, 5'10", 5-24-85 904-408-9450) by TKO at the end of round 2.
    Byron Greer, (Tallahassee Florida, USA, 2-1, 155, 5'10", 11-29-85, Shane Weinischke 850-508-1132)
    defeated James Outlaw, (Lake City Florida, USA, 3-2, 152, 5'10", 8-24-75 Philip Markham 386-963-4730) by unanimous decision with judges scores of 29-27, 29-27, 29-27.

    Josh Rutgers Jr., (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-0, 83, 4'1", 12-3-99, Josh Rutgers, 904-982-0099)
    defeated Brandon Mixon, (Nashville Tennessee, USA, 0-1, 80, 4", 12-4-98, Chris Mixon, 904-209-7362) by TKO at 44 seconds of round 1.
    Steve Kish, (Macclenny Florida, USA, 1-0, 167, 5'8", 7-10-76, Chad Gaines, 904-334-0972)
    defeated Frank Farmer, (Macclenny Florida, USA, 1-2, 165, 5'8", 10-23-87 Self, 904-408-9450) by split decision with judges scores of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

    Lloyd Hansell, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 4-3, 186, 6', 12-8-75, Self, 904-654-2370)
    defeated Daniel Dietz (Macclenny, Florida, USA, 0-1, 185, 5'11", 1-31-84 Jeremiah Yoder, 904-233-2500) by split decision with judges scores of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

    Stan Rousonelos, (Tallahassee, Florida, USA, 3-2, 169, 6', 3-8-83, Shane Weinischke 850-508-1132)
    defeated Clint Williams, (Brooksville, Florida, USA, 1-1, 170, 6'2", 5-9-87 Self, 352-238-1340) by unanimous decision with judges scores of 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

    Jarrod Carmody, (Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA, 3-1, 196, 6'2", 10-31-90, Self, 352-999-1570)
    defeated Joshua Lundy, (Perry Florida USA, 1-1, 198, 6', 6-19-89, Self, 850-295-4024) by TKO at the end of round 2.
    Matthew Dupree, (CITY, STATE? 3-0, 160, 5'11", 8-2-74, Self, 386-965-4491)
    defeated Donald Halliday, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 5-1, 157, 5'10", 10-3-84, Josh Rutger, 904-982-0099) by unanimous decision with judges scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-26.


Results From California Black Belt League's
IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing
May 22nd, 2010 - Turlock, California, USA

The California Black Belt League (C.B.B.L)
Completes First IKF / PKB Event!

Future is bright for New Martial Arts Circuit. Pus, JD's Point Boxing© division kicks off its first bout!

The Merefuentas brothers were all smiles with the success of their most recent California Black Belt League's martial arts event that included an assortment of martial arts like kumite sparring, weapons, katas, grappling and the fastest growing semi contact striking tournament competition IKF Point Kickboxing©.

The Merefuentas brothers are clearly admired by many martial artist in the area and looks as they will be very successful in an area where there doesn't seem to be a lot of martial arts tournament competition. Therefore, although the participation for the first IKF/PKB was light this time around, the future is bright for this exciting fighting division as well for those who participate in C.B.B.L events. IKF/PKB semi contact competition was a perfect fit for the CBBL as it is with other karate circuits in the area and the fans seemed to really enjoy the action! The C.B.B.L will have IKF/PKB in all of their upcoming events for all of 2010 and hopefully for years to come.

Fighters Jesus Barrios of Foresthill, CA and trained by Mr. Tom Shively and Daniel Oseguera of Modesto, CA who is trained by Paul Mendoza and Matt Miller get the credit as being the first official Point Boxing© match. Also, Josh Shively and Matt Miller gave an excellent Point Boxing demonstration. Shively Jr. showed skill but Miller was very impressive as he worked angles, showed fast hands and good footwork. Miller, who has been participating in IKF Point Kickboxing for over a year or so now is getting ready for his full contact match in Sacramento on July 2nd which will be held at the Doubletree Hotel.

Point Boxing© is semi contact boxing where no knockouts are allowed and competitors focus on bettering their "hand" skills to improve overall as a fighter. Both men showed excellent techniques and landed very good head and body shots. Osequera would prove to have a little more skill as he won with a unanimous decision by the judges. Point Boxing© will more than likely be sanctioned by the newly IAB Boxing Organization - www.iabboxing.com recently formed by International Fight Sports - IFS - www.ifightsports.com CEO Steve Fossum. The Boxing organization will sanction both amateur and professional boxing matches

The next C.B.B.L event is scheduled for June 19th, 2010 on Ripon, CA.

For More information on IKF Point Kickboxing and Point Boxing on the CBBL Circuit...contact the Merefuentes Brothers at:

Junior Merafuentes
450 Glass Lane Modesto, CA, 95356
Phone: (209) 480-3192 Fax: (209) 668-1479

Tony Merafuentes
405 E. Main Street Turlock, CA, 95380
Phone: (209) 620-0261 Fax: (209) 668-1479


Mohsen Mansoori
Kicks His Way To IKF Title


FROM IKF ASIA: Mohsen Mansoori kicks his way to the IKF title at 2010 Asian Kickboxing Championship in Thailand. Mohsen fought his way up in the IKF Asian qualifiers, eliminating his opponent by a knock out on second round of the game. He won the $5000 grand prize and gained the pass to fight against another Thai opponent, at Fairtex stadium in Thailand.

The Iranian fighter withstood heavy attacks from Nongoh Citmato, his well-known Thai opponent and despite the clear disadvantage from the crowd and environment, managed to win the match.

The crowd cheered endlessly for the fighters as the announcer introduced them and Nongoh entered the stadium dancing the famous Thai martial arts moves.

Once the referee blew in his whistle, both fighters started the match and in the first round, the audience witnessed some fascinating kicks as both fighters were analyzing and examining each other's opponents.

Coaches from both sides were watching the match closely and repeatedly reminded the fighters of proper techniques for them to apply.

In this match, which was the first IKF Championship to be held in Thailand, many tourists from various countries were present and excitedly applauded the fighters.

At the end, it was the Iranian fighter, Mohsen Mansouri who managed to win the match by continuously and rigorously attacking the Thai fighter. On round 5, both fighters showed an extremely exciting performance and provoked the crowd to cheer loudly and created an overwhelming atmosphere in the stadium. Mohsen Mansouri who is known as Eric, managed to win the match with a close score and won the championship and brought joy to the audience and to his coach.

For more info go to IKF Asia at www.ikf-asia.com

FRIDAY, MAY 21st, 2010, AT 2:20 PM/ PST


Rocky Moore / Florida Fight Foundation Presents
"Fight Night At The Fairgrounds"
Lake City, Florida, USA


Pat Rockett Promotions Presents
"A Night Of Full Contact Kickboxing"
Waterford Institute Of Technology (WIT), Ireland


California Black Belt League Presents
IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing
Turlock, California, USA

MONDAY, MAY 17th, 2010, AT 1:20 PM/ PST

Where Will The 2010 IKF World Classic Fighters
"Walk The Walk?

Crystal Ballroom

360 Tour - Click HERE



Fighters, Trainers, Family & Friends, use the IKF Kickboxing name and book your rooms for not only the days of the Tournament, but you can also book at the IKF Rate of Only $134 Per Night, 5 Days Prior the the IKF Tournament and 5 Days After!
(July 18th Through August 1st!)
There are only a limited number of "Additional Room Nights" Available outside our IKF Event Date Room Block,
So you need to book these early while they last.

Don't just make it an Event, Make It A Vacation!
For Hotel Booking Info Click HERE!


Results From Danger-Fire Productions'
"World Championship Kickboxing"
May 14th, 2010 - Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Tuft And Bach Take Home IKF Gold
Josh Tuft Avenges Only Loss As Tommy Bach Retains IKF World Title

By Chuck Wolfe, IKF World Representative: Promoters Craig Cummings and Damon Reed provided a time and place for Kickboxing History. Josh Tuft and IKF World Champion Tommy Bach (Right) made it happen.

In the nights Main Event IKF World Champion Tommy Bach (20-1-2) Chicago, Illinois put his Title on the the line for the FOURTH TIME, against Irish Mike Kelly (12-1) of Kansas City, Missouri. Bach won this title back on February 1st, 2003 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA when he defeated Keith Nesbitt of Steelton, Pennsylvania, USA by First Round KO. Since winning it he has defended it 3 more times.

  1. His first defense was on November 12th, 2004 in Schauburg, Illinois, USA when he defeated Eric Mihindou of Wixom, Michigan, USA by TKO when at the end of round 5, with Bach up on all the cards, 50-44, 50-44 and 50-45, Mihindou told referee Scott Fischer from his corner during the round break that his shoulder Bach had injured in round 2 with a hard kick, hurt too much to continue.
  2. His second defense was on September 27th, 2005 when he defeated Bobby Campbell of Long Island, New York, USA by majority decision, 116-109, 116-113, and 113-113. However, an Official protest was filed and after an official review, the bout was declared a draw and a mandatory rematch set for January 20th, 2006.
  3. His third defense was on January 20th, 2006 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA where he defeated Bobby Campbell of Long Island, New York, USA again by unanimous decision, 115-113, 116-112 and 116-113.

In this bout, his "FOURTH" defense, Bach started strong winning the first round on all Judges Cards with strong hand and foot combinations. Kelly came right back in the second round winning on all three judges cards by landing three staggering spinning back fists combined with repeated counter right hands over Bach's guard.

Bach took charge in Round 3 again landing smooth hand and foot combinations to win on all Judges cards. Bach started Round 4 where he left off at the end of Round 3 staggering and dropping Kelly with a right-left-right hand combination that put Kelly down and counted out by Referee Mike England at :53 of Round 4.

Congratulations to Tommy Bach for an excellent display of Kickboxing technique and sportsmanship.

Tufte Was Clearly TUFF Enough...
IKF #2 Ranked Amateur Super Heavyweight Josh Tufte (9-1) from High Point, North Carolina won a close but Unanimous Decision over #1 Ranked Konsta Myrick (7-1) of Kansas City, Missouri to win the vacant IKF Super Heavyweight Amateur World Title. Two of the Judges had Tufte pressuring his way to a Three round to Two advantage and one saw it 4 rounds to One. In the end it was Tufte by Unanimous Decision, 49-45, 48-47 & 48-47.

Tufte avenged his only loss to Myrick in the 2008 IKF World Classic Tournament in Orlando Florida in which Tufte lost by a close split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29. Could fight number three between these two be on the Horizon?


Results From Black Dragons Promotions'
"Rumble In The Bay"
May 15th, 2010 - Galway, Ireland

With seven Title fights on the line in at the "Rumble In The Bay" event in Leisureland, Salthill including an IKF World Title, an IKF European Title, an IKF 5 Nations Title and 4 IKF All Ireland Titles, this was no ordinary kickboxing promotion but more like a KICKBOXING EXTRAVAGANZA!

FRIDAY, MAY 14th, 2010, AT 1:10 PM/ PST


Danger-Fire Productions Presents
"World Championship Kickboxing"
Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Black Dragons Promotions Present
"Rumble In The Bay"
Galway, Ireland

IKF European Title Defense
*Cathal Manning VS Rob Burbridge, UK, 5 Nations Champion

IKF All Ireland Title
Gary Manogue VS Kayne Nelson

IKF Junior All Ireland Title
Charlie Ward VS Eric Nolan

IKF Ladies All Ireland Title
Catherine Cullinan VS Lindsey Doyle

IKF 5 Nations Title Defense
Eric Daly VS Dee Mc Guinness

IKF All Ireland Welterweight Title
Alex Novac VS Chris Coyle

(Winner to defend to Kilkennys John O Shea in October)


Sean Griffin Presents
IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing
Indian Trial, North Carolina, USA



Results From Fightsport Promotions / Touchgloves
"Fast & Furious"
May 9th, 2010 - Cornwall, England

Julie Kitchen
Adds IKF World Title to Her Pot Of Gold!


    Julie Kitchen, (Penzance, England, 41-8, 61.5kg, 5'10", 9-4-77, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489)
    defeated Claire Haig (London, England, 18-4-1, 61.5kg, 5'9", 16-9-80, Pairote Thailand) by split decision, 50-47, 48-47, 48-49.

    Alison Bleese (London, England, Am 5-1 Pro 2-1, 62.2kg, 5'5", 16-10-83, Bill Judd, 00447956578449)
    defeated Cristine Hopper (Plymouth, England, 5-3, 5'5", 10-8-85, Dave Wilkins, 00447766004766) by KO at 1.38 of round 5.
    Challi Bessinah (London, England, 3-0, 62.2kg, 5'8", 10-3-81, Noel Walsh, )
    defeated Gemma Mitchell (Penzance, England, 5-4, 62.2kg, 5'7", 24-8-84, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489) by unanimous decision, 50-47, 49-46, 49-47.

    Lucy Payne (Penzance, England, Am 2-0 Pro 6-2, 57.7kg, 5'11", 4-2-92, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489)
    defeated Gemma Willcox (Paignton, England, 3-1, 57.7kg, 5' 7", 11-9-84, Karen Ousey, 0047789772222) by unanimous decision, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45.

    Rob France (Newquay, England, 1-0-1, 72.3kg, 5'11", 28-9-86, Mark Radlett, 00447725029299)
    and James Tresize (Penzance, England, 0-0-1, 70.5kg, 5'8", 15-9-83, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489) fought to a Majority Draw, 29-29, 27-30, 29-29.

    Talwyn Drew (Penzance England, 1-0, 57.7kg, 5'9", 11-04-81, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489)
    defeated Carla Navarrow (Liverpool, England, 0-2, 56kg, 5'5", 13-10-81, Paul Caslin, 00447889200281) by split decision, 30-27, 27-30, 30-28.

    Kyle Williams (Paignton, England, 3-1, 83.kg, 5'10", 9-12-87, Karen Ousey, 00447789772222)
    defeated Ricky Newman (Ascot, England, 0-1, 82.8kg, 5'10", 13-6-83, Matt Walton, 00447921872441) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-28.

    Jimmy Regan (Cornwall, England, 2-0, 74.6kg, 5'11", 14-2-85, Al Oakley, 01209610187)
    defeated Stuart Smith (Penzance, England, 0-1, 73.4kg, 5'7", 5-8-85, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489) by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

    Mike Timlin (Paignton, England, 2-0, 78.4kg, 6'3", 13-7-83, Karen Ousey, 00447789772222)
    defeated Al Beatty (Falmouth, England, 1-2, 79.5kg, 5'10", 17-9-71, Ian Davies, 00447971864630) by Knockout at 1.16 of round 2.
    Olivia Orchard (Newquay, England, 1-0, 53.kg, 5', 27-5-96, Mark Radlett, 00447725029299)
    defeated Jade Hughes (Paignton, England, 0-1, 54.6kg, 5'7", 1-5-94, Karen Ousey, 00447789772222) by split decision, 28-29, 30-27, 30-28.

    Issac Ashley (Penzance, England, 14-3-1, 43.9kg, 5'2", 22-03-96, Nathan Kitchen, 00447974333489)
    defeated Bryan Collins (Liverpool, England, 39-11, 44.kg, 5'2", 11-8-96, Paul Caslin, 00447889200281) by TKO when Collins failed to answer the bell for round 5.

TUESDAY, MAY 11th, 2010, AT 11:00 PM/ PST

Results From TKO Kickboxing's
"KOMBAT ZONE - Unfinished Business"
May 9th, 2010 - Rochester, Kent, England


IKF Amateur World Champion Ashley Collins successfully defended his IKF World Amateur Light Cruiserweight title at the Amadeus Nightclub on Sunday and after a tough fight with Adam McDermid he emerged with a unanimous points decision from the judges.

The contest was competitive from the opening bell with Adam trying hard at all times to impose his greater size and strength on Collins while Ashley was looking to do sharp work in countering. The result was put beyond doubt when with 30 seconds remaining in the last round Ashley scored a knockdown. Hitting Adam first with a jump back kick he followed up with a round house kick to the body to put him down and though he was up before the count of 10, this put the decision firmly the way of the Champion.

Event Results in Reverse order below.


    *Ashley Collins (TKO) Strood, England 18-4-1, 84kgs, 6'1" 14/09/88, Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912-577773)
    defeated Adam McDermid (Cellar Kickboxing) Duluth, USA 26-7-1, 84.5kg, 6'2", 31/03/82 Justin Whiley) by unanimous decision 49-45, 49-46, 48-46.

    Zoe Land (MB Academy) Ipswich, 5-1, 56kgs, 5'6", 16/08/89, Den Turner Tel 0044-7538600977)
    defeated Sophie Simnett (BKA) Burton, England, 1-1, 55.55kgs, 5'3", 06/12/89 Chris Squirrel Tel: 0044-7903299012) by Split decision 47-48, 48-49, 49-48.

    John Whittam (Bulldog Gym) Bournemouth, England, 7-0, 70.5kg, 6'1" 16/05/86 Carl Sams Tel: 0044-1202294223)
    defeated John Lawton (MB Academy) Ipswich, England 7-2-1, 70.5kg, 6'2", 09/08/77 Den Turner Tel: 0044-7538600977) by Split decision 50-46, 47-50, 50-46

    Sam Latham (Invicta) Sittingbourne, England, 5-0, 74.5kg, 6'2" 26/08/84, Ray Askew Tel: 0044-1795-435591)
    defeated Mickey Blackburn (Newark MA) Grantham, England, record tba, 74.35kg, 5'6", 23/03/73, Dean Sugden Tel 0044-7968005797) by 1st round KO.
    Ben Barr (Walton) Weybridge, England, 1-0, 73kgs, 5'10" 06/03/80, Mark Lodge Tel: TBA)
    defeated Mel Andy Chambers (Hastings) Hastings, England 0-2, 75kg, 5'10", 15/5/79 Carl Denne Hastingskickboxingacademy@hotmail.co.uk) by unanimous decsion, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.

    Neil Wyborn (TKO) Maidstone, England, 9-6, 67kgs, 5'9" 07/03/84, Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912577773)
    defeated Luke Read (Samurai) Hastings,England 2-1-1 66.5Kg 5;6", 28/7/79 Phil Pinkney Tel: 0044-7974719926) by unanimous decsion 29-26, 30-26, 30-26.

    Lewis Miles (Falcons) Margate, England, 1-0-1, 68kg, 6'1" 09/07/90, Mark White Tel: 0044-7921779852)
    and Curtis Thompson (Star Kickboxing) Strood, England 1-1-1, 68 kilos, 6'1", 09/07/90 Paul Haworth Tel: 0044-7921779852) fought to a Draw: 28-28, 28-28, 28-28.

    James Payne (Unique), Chatham, England, 1-0, 84.5 kilos, 6'1" 27/9/81, Matt Simms Tel: 0044-7515010845)
    defeated Chris Anechin (Samurai) Hastings, England, 4-3, 81.5kg, 6'2" 22/4/83 Phil Pinkney Tel: Tel: 0044-7974719926) Anechin was Disqualified in the 1st round for illegal techniques.

    Bradley Collins (TKO), Strood, England 3-2, 73kg, 6'1" 22/2/07, Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912-577773)
    defeated Shaun Bernhauser (Brittainia) Abbots Langley, England 70.5kg, 5'10", 22/8/88 Nick Morrish Tel: 0044-7813877467) by majority decision 29-28, 29-29, 30-27.

    Jenna Yates (TKO) Ashford, England 1-0, 52.5kg, 5'4" 16/8/85, Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912-577773)
    defeated Kelly Young (Gravesend MA) Gravesend, England, 2-1, 53kg, 5'3", 17/09/84 Jason Gallagher Tel: 0044-7765120422) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-28.

    James Gridley (Star Kickboxing), Gravesend, England 2-0, 74kg, 6'2", 21/04/93, Paul Haworth Tel 0044-7921779852)
    defeated Sam Lamb (Unique) Chatham, England, 0-1, 75kgs, 5'7", 06/07/93 Matt Simms Tel: 0044-7515010845) by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

    Joe Wells (TKO) Strood, England, 5-3-1, 60.5kgs, 25/08/88, Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912-577773)
    defeated Feld Barlow (DFC) 6-2-1, 58kgs, 06/04/90 Dalwara Dhell Tel: 0044-7973323388) by majority decision 26-26, 26-27, 26-27.

    Steve Lane (MB Academy) Ipswich, England, 2-4-1, 68kgs, 6'0", 30/11/78, Den Turner Tel: 0044-7538600977)
    defeated Lewis Corps (TKO) Maidstone, England, 0-3, 70.5kgs, 06/01/85 Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912577773) by unanimous decision 29-27, 30-26, 30-27.

    Dean Hicks (TKO) Chatham, England, 0-0-1, 65kgs, 5'7", 18/01/94, Colin Payne Tel: 0044-7912577773)
    and Rory Sirman (Colchester Knights) Colchester, England, 0-0-1, further details TBA) fought to a majority draw, 29-29, 30-28, 29-29.

    Luke Henney (Pegasus) Aylesbury, England, 1-0, 70 kgs, 5'10", 22/03/89, Steve Cook Tel: 0044-7966789224)
    defeated Mick Lock (AKA), Hastings, England 0-1, 70kgs, 31/05/83 Bryan Dumbrell Tel: 0044-7540419) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.


T.J. Arcangle...
Is He Ready for his Toughest Test?

Gabriel Carrasco of San Jose, California Means Business!
Tickets On Sale Now Online

It's been almost a year since A.K. Promotions' President Johnny Davis made an agreement with trainer Kru Sam Phimsoutham of San Francisco, CA about the potential of making his new up and coming fighter with only two fights at the time a champion. Since that time Light Welterweight T.J. Arcangle ( Pictured Left & Right - lands head kick ) has continued to prove himself fight after fight. His first impressive showing last September at the Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theatre in Rancho Cordova, CA in front of a standing room only crowd, impressed many in attendance with his level of skill, finesse and fluency in the art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. He would out - class the next two opponents winning an IKF California Title along the way with each fight seeming to offer more skill and toughness for Arcangle to conquer.

Davis has kept Arcangle moving forward to the world title shot he promised. Furthermore, T.J. continues his winning streak in impressive fashion. Promoting a World Title event is nothing new for Davis as he gave another talented fighter Mike "Mad Dog" Morello of Santa Barbara, CA, a shot at a world title on one of his shows some years back. Morrello fought a tough fight against multi time IKF World Tournament Champion Anthony McGaughey of Norman, Oklahoma but was out-gunned in a unanimous decision loss.

Arcangle, who is relatively soft spoken, has been offered the same opportunity for a world title shot but the question is will he be able to prove himself against his toughest test to date. July 2nd, 2010 at the Sacramento Doubletree Hotel's Grand Ballroom will be the night he must leave it all in the ring when he attempts to go to the next tier - fighting for the United States IKF Super Welterweight Muay Thai Championship in the Full Rules division which includes the use of elbows as an additional weapon. Additionally, two other title fights will be on the card that evening along with a packed under card of local up and coming men and women fighters.

He will be up against another young, hungry and impressive fighter... Gabriel Carrasco (Below L) of San Jose, CA. Carrasco's trainer Derek Yuen came to San Jose after living in Milwaukee Wisconsin. When there he trained with former IKF Pro World Champion Duke Roufus. While under Roufus, Yuen became a 2 time IKF World Tournament Champion and former Wisconsin Light Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion. He was undoubtedly one of the most talented fighters in Muay Thai with great kicks and good boxing skills which made him a standout when he fought both in Wisconsin and in the Bay Area. Based on Carassco's undefeated record of 11-0, his rough and tough fighting style and the fact that he is already the IKF West Coast Champion in another weight class, Arcangle will have his hands full and his 7-0 record could be in jeopardy. T.J.'s trainer, Kru Sam knows first hand the skill of Carrasco as another one of his fighters was knocked out by Carrasco in the final round of their bout that Sam's fighter was winning a few years back.

Yuen is high on his fighter and believes his champ is the best and will school the lesser experienced Arcangle. Any way you look at it, this will surely be a night where someone's "0" will go!

For T. J. to lose, it would certainly delay his future goals of becoming a world champion in the amateur ranks. A win would continue him on the path to becoming what so many only dream of but never get the opportunity. For Carrasco, a win would clearly set him apart and he would be the man to beat for some time. If the fight is close, there could be a possible rematch / title defense but otherwise, the winner would continue to move forward to an eventual world championship opportunity.

There is a lot at stake for both of these young fighters but regardless of who wins in the ring that night, the biggest winners will be the fans in attendance as well as the sport of Muay Thai Kickboxing! In the words of one of the top trainers in the area Kirian Fitzgibbons of Dublin, CA "This should be one of the best Muay Thai fights in this area in some time and I'm excited to see this match!" Here's hoping there are a lot of people who feel the same and this fight will continue to prove why IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing is among the most exciting fight sports ever!

Forward March!

AK Promotions hope that martial artist from around the area will come out to support this great event! Those who compete in the ongoing IKF / PKB Circuit as well as those on Karate tournament circuits are asked to attend and support this Las Vegas Style Muay Thai Kickboxing fight night. If you are a martial artist, this will be the show to attend! Heed to this warning...GET YOUR TICKETS as soon as you can! The Doubletree Grand Ballroom was packed on the last show and AK Promotions is hoping for a similar or larger show this time around. VIP and Ringside seats are limited so it's recommended that you get them early as AK Promotions will keep a close tally on them as not to oversell as they did for the last show. AK Promotions would like to thank everyone in advance for their support. For those needing tickets for large groups, feel free to give AK Promotions a call for reservation.

Online Tickets Are On Sale Now at www.Tommyt's.com or by calling with your credit card (916) 357-5233. Tickets will also be available at several Gyms who have fighters on the show in the next few weeks.
For more information contact Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or visit the site at www.AKPromotions.org
TICKETS PRICES: General Advance $20, Ringside Advanced $40, VIP Ringside Advanced $50 (1st two rows), Add. $10 at door.
Location: Sacramento Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA, 95815



Results From Mike Lind's
"Rumble In The Valley"
May 7th, 2010 - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

As always the Lind-Sullivan Team left nothing to chance and every detail was planned to perfection. Patti, the reason we go to Eau Claire, picked me up at the airport and we headed to one of the smoothest run fights I have ever seen. The judges; Mike Madden, Bruce Smith and Jim Bussen were well experienced and every call was considered fair and impartial. Referee Jim Peterson ran the fights with a stern hand and let the fighters do what they do best. Sky Drysdale, the voice of kickboxing, was there with his crystal clear pipes and every fighter's name became the center of attention as they were introduced to the crowd. And speaking of the crowd, it was standing room only a half an hour before the fights began. Well on to the fight results.

    Mike Yount VS Tim Runquist
    Winner: Mike Yount by Split Decision

    Zack Flikkeshaug VS Bryn Ollerman
    Winner: Bryn Ollerman by TKO 1:59 of the 1st round.
    Tom Rush VS Charles Vincent
    Winner: Tom Rush by TKO 29 seconds of the 1st round.
    Doug Church VS Adam Berger
    Winner: Doug Church by Split Decision.

    Chris Schultz VS Dave Pakarek
    Winner: Dave Pakarek by KO at 1:04 of the 2nd round.
    Dave Wright VS Elijah Thibodeaux
    Winner: Dave Wright by Unanimous Decision.

    Carson Honaker VS Aaron Carrier
    Winner: Aaron Carrier by Unanimous Decision.

    Travis Buchholz VS TJ Gibson
    Winner: TJ Gibson by TKO at 27 seconds of the 4th round.
    Neil Halmstad VS Jeremy Hoyt
    Winner: Jeremy Hoyt by Split Decision.

MONDAY, MAY 10th, 2010, AT 10:00 PM/ PST

Dates To Note About

Of The 2010
IKF World Classic

    • A LOT!
      • Today, May 10th, 2010 we are 26 days away from the FIRST DEADLINE of JUNE 4th for this years 2010 IKF World Classic Tournament.
      • The only BRACKETS or WEIGHT DIVISIONS that remain open and available to join by end of day of the first deadline of June 4th will be those with a minimum of 1 fighter registered in them. So if you are waiting for a bracket to fill, you could very well miss out on fighting in your preferred weightclass and rule style if you don't register prior to the First Registration Deadline of June 4th.

      • At the end of the first deadline, "SEEDING" no longer matters for regional fighters as well as last years Champions.
        • After the first deadline of June 4th, seeding is confirmed by the date your registration is received.
        • After the first deadline date of June 4th, 2009 Champions (As in the same weightclass & Rule Division as 2009) will no longer be automatically seeded number 1.
        • After the first deadline date of June 4th, having registered for a Regional Seeding event will not give you a higher seeding.
        • Prior to the first deadline of June 4th, if you are not a returning 2009 Champion and you do not attend a Regional, you will be seeded according to WHEN your registration was received here at the IKF Offices - 2009 Champions and 2009 Regional participants will be seeded above you up until the first deadline date of June 4th.
        • After the first deadline of June 4th ALL FIGHTERS will be seeded according to WHEN your registration is RECEIVED here at the IKF Offices, NOT POSTMARKED.

      • Last year, 4 days prior to the first deadline we had 42 registered fighters.
      • By the end of the first deadline day last year the first deadline record was SHATTERED with a record number of 167 registered fighters. "71" of those registrations came in on the final deadline day.
      • A week later and our registration numbers were at 203.
      • When the registration stopped, we ended up with 280 registered fighters for the 2009 IKF World Classic.

    • Also, the South East Regional happens on May 29th, so a lot of fighters from that region will wait to register the week after that regional which is the final week of registrations.





Results From K Star Promotions LTD's
April 25th, 2010 - Bournemouth, England

  1. Wayne McCoy (Liberty) VS Mark Beale (Zen Kutsu Ryu) .
    WINNER: Wayne Mccoy by KO.
    (Round and time not provided by K Star)

  2. Dave Copestake (K-Star) VS Steve John (Eagles)
    WINNER: Dave Copestake by decision.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

  3. Emma Goodwin (Storm) VS Paige Farrington (Warrington)
    WINNER: Paige Farrington by TKO.
    (Round and time not provided by K Star)

  4. Steven ?? (Evolution Gym) VS Rich Gregson (Horwich)
    WINNER: Steven ?? by KO due to Kicks.
    (Round and time not provided by K Star)

  5. James Barnes (Horwich) VS Glen Sweetman (K-Star)
    WINNER: Glen Sweetman by TKO.
    (Round and time not provided by K Star)

  6. Dan Edwards (K-Star) VS Mike Massos (Thaitans)
    WINNER: Dan Edwards by TKO.
    (Round and time not provided by K Star)

    Barry Mountfort (K-Star) VS Andy Stone (Impact)
    WINNER: Barry Mountfort by decision.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

  8. Pete Rai (K-Star) VS Scott Kirkham (Ulitimate Boxing)
    WINNER: Pete Rai by decision.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

  9. Mik Bains (MGMT) VS Jaz Williams (Studio 2000)
    RESULT: Draw.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

  10. Lewis Coley (K-Star) VS Harry Webb (Spotbridge)
    WINNER: Lewis Coley by decision.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

  11. Nathan Bendon (K-Star) VS Luke Douglas (Pythons)
    WINNER: Nathan Bendon by decision.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

  12. Dan Adcock (K-Star) VS Hussain Farji (Assassins)
    WINNER: Hussain Farji by decision.
    (Scores not provided by K Star)

FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 2010, AT 2:45 PM/ PST


Mike Lind Presents
"Rumble In The Valley"
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA


TKO Kickboxing Presents
"KOMBAT ZONE - Unfinished Business"
Rochester, Kent, England

*Ashley Collins


Adam McDermid


Fightsport Promotions / Touchgloves Presents
"Fast & Furious"
Cornwall, England

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5th, 2010, AT 6:45 PM/ PST

California Black Belt League
Joins The West Coast
IKF Point / Muay Thai Kickboxing Circuit©

Adds 5 Events for 2010

Junior Merfuentes

The IKF Point / Muay Thai Kickboxing© Division of the IKF would like to welcome the California Black Belt League to the its West Coast Circuit. The Merfuentes brothers are no strangers to martial arts.

Junior (Left) and Wallace Merefuentes have been running martial arts clubs for many years in the Modesto and Turlock, Caalifornia, USA areas. As founders of the California Black Belt League, they want to offer their tournaments the best in semi Kickboxing competition. In their words

"We have been watching the growth of the IKF Point Kickboxing and the exciting action it brings to events. We think the IKF/PKB would be a nice addition to our ongoing tournament circuit."

Their California Black Belt League host a series of martial arts tournament in areas like Turlock, Ceres, Tracy, Ripon and Modesto CA. To date, the C.B.B.L have posted five events that will be sanctioned by the IKF/ PKB starting May 22nd, 2010 in Turlock.

For future IKF/ PKB events, go to www.IKFPKB.com or see their website at www.CaliforniaBBL.com

IKF/ PKB President Johnny Davis and his certified officials will be on board to assure fairness and safety for all competitors. For More information...contact the Merefuentas Brothers at:

Junior Merafuentes, 450 Glass Lane, Modesto, CA, 95356, Phone: (209) 480-3192, Fax: (209) 668-1479 californiabbl@yahoo.com

Tony Merafuentes, 405 E. Main Street, Turlock, CA, 95380, Phone: (209) 620-0261, Fax: (209) 668-1479, californiabbl@yahoo.com

Wallace Merfuentes


Still Number 1

It's no surprise that the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has delt a blow to the sport of Kickboxing and Muay Thai. However, those associated with the IKF, International Kickboxing Federation don't seem to notice that blow as hard as other organizations. This is because those associated with the IKF have always worked hard and continued to focus on one main principle... "Persistence".

It is by this focus that those associated with the IKF have kept the sport of Kickboxing and Muay Thai in the headlines for the many "Stand-Up" fight fans around the world. Last year the IKF finished with record breaking numbers for events, participants and title fights, far ahead of any of the other sanctioning bodies. From the very first IKF Sanctioned event, through the record breaking IKF World Classic Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai Tournament to the last event of 2009, it was those associated with the IKF that saw the rewards of hard work which was the drive to be number 1.

As in the past, the IKF website traffic ranking has always finished as the highest traffic rated Kickboxing Sanctioning body website on the internet. While other sanctioning bodies combine their traffic between their kickboxing and MMA events, the IKF site has continued to be number 1 from Kickboxing and Muay Thai alone while the ISCF, the IKF's sister sanctioning body for Mixed Martial Arts beat out all but 1 other sanctioning body for the 3rd top sanctioning body spot worldwide.

To see all the updated Alexa rankings ( www.Alexa.com ) for internet sites, click HERE. Like in Golf, the lower the number, the more traffic the site receives. Numbers are based on the 30 million plus web sites worldwide today. Ranked at 817,066 among the 30 million ranked websites worldwide, the IKF Kickboxing web sites nearest competitor is at 1,065,641 with the ISCF site ranking third at 1,113,988. As little as 5 years ago the IKF site was on the 100,000 rankings. However, in just 5 years, the number of websites on the internet has went from 5 million to over 30 million which include a tremendous amount of new web sites related to MMA.

Next time when you are wondering who's reading about your event, your fight, your fighters, or looking at who the Champions of Kickboxing and Muay Thai are, know that more people read about you right here on the IKF web site more than ANY other Kickboxing site in the world! The ONLY Sanctioning body website with News, Upcoming Event Listings, past and current Champions and of course, Amateur and Pro Rankings! All part of what continues to keep the IKF organization at number 1 in both Kickboxing and Muay Thai!

TUESDAY, MAY 4th, 2010, AT 7:45 PM/ PST

12th Annual IKF World Classic
Kickboxing & Muay Thai Championship Tournament

Comparing The Numbers From The Last "2" Years
VS This Years IKF World Classic Numbers...

The first deadline for the 2008 IKF World Classic was June 20th. On May 14th of 2008, basically 5 weeks prior to that first deadline, we had 16 fighters registered. That included an early registration of 10 Fighters from England and the remaining 6 from the USA. By the end of all deadlines in 2008 we had 262 registered fighters. By weigh-ins we had 241 scheduled to show up to weigh-in and "Walk the Walk". After weigh-ins, we had a confirmed 229 fighters fight in a total of 181 bouts in the second largest IKF Tournament ever.

The first registration deadline for the 2009 IKF World Classic was June 19th. On May 18th, 2009 we had 7 registered fighters. By the end of all deadlines last year we had 280 registered fighters. By weigh-ins we had 251 scheduled to show up to weigh-in and "Walk the Walk". After weigh-ins, we had a confirmed 237 fighters fight in a total of 168 bouts in what replaced the previous year as the second largest IKF Tournament ever.

The first Deadline for this years 12th Annual 2010 IKF World Classic is June 4th, 2010. As of today, May 4th, 2010, we already have 10 Registered Fighters for this years IKF World Classic. Simply put, we are ahead of schedule as compared to the last 2 years which is great news for this years event.

As in years past, people have been asking if there will be a "Novice Division" this year or an "Over 40 Division". One tournament this year added over '170' Fighters to their tournament by adding classes below an "OPEN Division". Although these are good ideas, the IKF made the decision last year to not offer any Novice Divisions at this time. This is because so many 0-0 fighters have had great success against far more experienced fighters at the IKF Tournament. In all, the IKF Tournament matches "Everyone" and in the end, there is ONE GREAT World Champion! This is not to say we will never add a novice division, it's just that at this time, there are no immediate plans to do so.

As noted before, the Prestige of winning the IKF World Classic has always been high since it's an open competition against ANY and ALL "AMATEUR" Fighters. Some say they don't want a Novice Division because a Champion in a Novice Division will claim to be an IKF World Classic Champion, but never say he or she was a NOVICE Champion. Much like the 8 year old who receives a JUNIOR Black Belt, but never mentions he was a JUNIOR Black Belt, which is FAR From a REAL Black Belt.

We know there have been fighters out there hesitant about coming to this tournament because they don't have a lot of experience. Let it be known that every year we have had fighters with NO FIGHTS "Walk the Walk" and walk out of the ring as Champions.

At the 2008 IKF World Classic, 4 fighters with 0-0 records entered the Tournament and won the Title. They were,

  • Hanna Wilson of Byhalia, Mississippi, USA won the Junior Girls, Muay Thai Rules Flyweight Title.
  • Eric Ingram of Eads, Tennessee, USA won the Junior Boys Muay Thai Rules Light Middleweight Title.
  • Travis Mason of Wanship, Utah, USA won the Adult Men's Full Contact Rules, Light Heavyweight Title.
  • Alister Wilson of Apopka, Florida, USA won the, Muay Thai Rules Super Heavyweight Title.

At last years 2009 IKF World Classic, 3 fighters entered the tournament with 0-0 records and won their title, and one who was 0-1. They were,

  • Ricky Turcios of Spring, Texas, USA won the Junior Boys 16 year old Bantamweight Muay Thai Title.
  • Conrad Martinez of Chandler, Arizona, USA won the Adult men's Bantamweight Muay Thai Title.
  • Mojtaba Najim Wazl of Alexandria, Virginia, USA entered the Tournament with a record of 0-1 and won all 3 of his bouts in the Adult Men's Heavyweight Muay Thai division to take home the Tournament Title which included his first win by "HEAD KICK" KO at 1:46 of round 1.
  • David Sharp of Pacific, Missouri, USA entered the Tournament with a record of 0-1 and won the Adult Men's Super Heavyweight International Rules Title which included his title fight win against a fighter with a record of 13-5-1 with 5 KO's!

There were loads of great moments at last years IKF World Classic. The question is, WHO will be remembered for their moment of Glory this year? Here are just "Some" of the examples of greatness from last years IKF World Classic Tournament...

  • Becky Hallaran and son Keegan becoming the first ever, mother, son combination to win Tournament titles in the same year.

  • Seeing 17 year old Eli McGlothlin win the IKF Tournament Title a RECORD Setting "5 Years in a Row!" He won his first at age 13!

  • Evan Thompson's "Jaw Dropping" neck kick KO at :27 seconds of round 1 was impressive as he won the quickest KNOCKOUT!

  • However, it was 9 year old Brad Zbilski (No photo available) who won this quickest win in the Tournament with his TKO victory at only :26 seconds of round 1.

  • Julie Keppler becoming the oldest fighter to win the IKF Tournament title at 44 years old.

  • Justin Lawrence tieing the record of winning 6 IKF Tournament titles (John Greubel won his 6th title at the 2007 IKF World Tournament before turning professional.) AND becoming the first ever to win the IKF tournament title in all 3 rule styles!

  • Sean McKinnon's HEAD KICK KO at 59 seconds of round 2 to win his title!

  • Constance Thomason and Danielle Wilson meeting for the 3 time in the Tournament, two of those times was for the Tournament Championship. In this match-up, Thomason defeated Wilson by unanimous decision to win the title.

  • Nathan Key becoming a "4 Time" IKF World Classic Champion!

  • But the one that stood out the most in our minds was the memory of the most impressive Knock Out of the tournament! A "Spinning Hook Kick" by the first fighter to win "4" Tournament bouts by TKO/KO, Eric Parker! Parker won his Championship bout at 48 seconds of round 1! This Spinning Hook Kick came after he defeated all 3 of his previous opponents by TKO as he worked his way through the largest fighter bracket of the tournament. To see it on You Tube Click HERE!

For more info on this years 12th Annual 2010 IKF World Classic click HERE. We look forward to seeing everyone again who are the TRUE GLADIATORS of Stand-Up Fighting at this years IKF World Classic. Those willing to "Walk The Walk" against ANY and ALL Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai Fighters in the world!

To check out all the past IKF tournaments click HERE.

To see all the records of the past IKF tournaments click HERE.

See you all at "THE SHOW!"


Additional News From Sierra Madre Productions'
"IKF Pro & Amateur Muay Thai"
April 30th, 2010 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cesar "El Mego" Palomera
Wins IKF World Championship

Article & Photos By Bob Cohen of Banderas News

In the main event at the "Fight of the Bicentennial" Friday night at Plaza De Toros La Paloma, Puerto Vallarta's own Cesar "El Mego" Palomera destroyed Marck "Jaipetch" Deluca of Pittsburgh, PA with a third brutal knockdown and TKO stopped by referee Dan Stell 38 seconds into the 2nd round to win the undisputed IKF Super Lightweight World Championship belt. With IKF President Steve Fossum at ringside, the team of the IKF and Felix Perez of Sierra Madre Productions helped make the long night that ended at 1:30 AM a big night for Palomera and almost every Puerto Vallarta fighter.

After a minute of feeling each other out in the scheduled five round bout, Palomera assaulted Deluca with brutal kicks and punches that landed him flat on his back as the popular "El Mego" prematurely went to a neutral corner and jumped victoriously. Deluca however was able to continue and shook the cobwebs just a bit, but seconds before the end of the opening round Palomera put him back on the canvas with another vicious knockdown.

At the end of the round the ring doctor wanted to call the fight, but experienced referee Dan Stell spoke to Deluca in the corner and he seemed aware although hurt. Stell told him if he went down again he would end the fight and the bell sounded for the second round. Palomera didn't want to wait for his opponent to regain his complete senses and at 38 seconds "El Mego" again launched an assault that put the American on the canvas for the third time and there was not a thought of allowing the fight to continue.

Stell called for the bell as frenzied fans, friends and family went wild as a world championship belt came to Puerto Vallarta. Strangely enough, as Palomera ended the fight he caught an elbow above his eye and bled profusely during the belt presentation and festivities that followed. That made one wonder that if Deluca wasn't so badly hurt early, if the fight would have been a different one. Talks of a rematch are already being uttered.

There were also two other IKF Pro Title bouts on the undercards. The bout before the main event pitted Puerto Vallarta's Gregorio "Dragoncito" Gabriel, holder of two Mexican National belts, one an IKF belt, take on Luis "La Cobra" Perez of Mexico City, an IKF Mexican title belt holder. This was in the lightweight division and for the IKF Mexican national championship in a five round fight. "Dragoncito" is a shorter powerfully built fighter and Perez was taller and had more range and agility which made for an anything can happen fight.

Perez appeared to control the pace of the fight but Gabriel always bounced back and responded when the fighter from Mexico City got off first. The two fighters were obviously well trained and at times it was difficult for Gregorio to get inside. The fight was even after two rounds to the human eye, but the 3rd round was a wild one. "Dragoncito" knocked Perez down in the opening minute of the round for a standing eight count, which meant that if Gregorio held control, he would win the round 10-8, a huge advantage in a five round fight. Perez bounced back and fought effectively but later in the round Gregorio knocked him down again for another eight count. With the round clearly in his favor he made the horrible mistake of landing a low blow in the waning seconds of the round and with that came a one point deduction.

The fourth round had good, quick and powerful exchanges but after the insane 3rd round, this was very tame but very close to call. The 5th and final round bell rang and both fighters battled as if they needed to win the round to win the fight. That is how close the fight was. Late in the round Perez connected with a solid kick that sent Gabriel to the canvas for a knockdown and a point lost and all the fans felt that sealed the fate of the Puerto Vallarta fighter. The bout ended with Gabriel unable to do any damage and they went to the scorecards for the decision.

The math for adding the score for this bout was quite a job and I was asked to double check the results. The 3rd round had so many deductions due to the knockdowns and the warning point taken and the final round was a 10-8 round. The fighters entered the ring for the announcement of the decision. Perez from Mexico City appeared confident and Gabriel was in all honesty hoping for the best. The ring announcer first stated that it was a split decision and the first two scores were 47-46 and 46-47. A draw? The last judge scored the fight 47-45 in favor of "Puerto Vallarta's "Dragoncito" and he was given the IKF Mexican championship belt amid the celebration.

The first championship bout was for the IKF Mexican lightweight North Coast belt between Puerto Vallarta's Hector "El Hierro" Uribe and Carlos "El Escorpion" Navarro - ( Carlos Singto Sitmonchai ) of Guadalajara. This was a revenge match for Uribe as he was once beaten by Navarro. Uribe started strong and cut open Navarros' eye in the 1st round and took the round 10-8. That was an important start as a two point lead in a five round fight means that only one more round is needed to win if all go 10-9. The cut was fortunately below his eye so it didn't impede with his performance. In fact he became the aggressor the remaining four close rounds as he got off first with his kicks and punches.

Round after round the Guadalajara fighter appeared to pile up points and as the bell rang for the 5th and final round, it was Uribe who was desperately looking to mount some offense. The final round was a close one and there were no knockdowns and the judges went to the scorecards for the official decision. Again, it was announced as a split decision, 48-46 for Navarro, 48-47 for Uribe and the final score was 48-46 for Navarro who captured the IKF Northern Mexican title and defeated Uribe for the second consecutive time in a well fought fight.

Just prior to the three professional fights there was a boxing exhibition between two youngsters, both from Power Punch Gym in Puerto Vallarta. Picachu and Hector "El Tapatio" Vargas, either around 9 or 10 years old, went two rounds and displayed great ring savvy. The two have been crowd favorites for a few years and were well received.

To start the evening there were nine amateur Muay Thai bouts and most had local Puerto Vallarta fighters from different gyms fighting against a group that traveled from Mexico City. There were some bouts that had Vallarta fighters from different gyms facing each other.

(See undercard results in the first results article below)

After a tally of all the fights, Puerto Vallarta fighters fared very well. They won two of the three title fights, including the IKF super lightweight World Championship. In amateur fights they won three fights against the Mexico City fighters, losing just one with one a draw.

As the long night came to a close at about 1:30 AM, everyone in attendance in a crowd of about 1,000 left pleased with the superb event held by Sierra Madre Productions in accordance with President Steve Fossum of the IKF. The collaboration of the two bodies went well and we hope to see the IKF again in the near future in another big Muay Thai fight card.


Results From Kru Yong's
IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing
May 1st, 2010 - Sacramento, California, USA, 95835

More information on the IKF/PKB Circuit at www.IKFPKB.com
Or to contact Mr. Yong for future events saiyarath@abcglobal.net

To host your own IKF/PKB event contact us at johnnyd@akpromotions.org

MONDAY, MAY 3rd, 2010, AT 4:00 PM/ PST

Results From First Coast Full Contact's
"IKF Kickboxing"
May 1st, 2010 - Orange Park, Florida, USA

Great fights tonight at the Clash at Clay County. This was the first event for promoter Gene Bautista and it went very well. There were 3 Junior matches on the card which is always great to see. There was also a mother and son fighting on the same card. Colby Eads from Green Cove Springs Florida and his mother Mielissa Eads were both victorious in their debut matches. Promoter Gene Bautista says his next event will be in June.


  1. IKF Junior Amateur International Rules
    Colby Eads, (Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA, 1-0, 5'11', 138, 8-29-95, Gene Baptista, 904-644-7999)
    defeated Logan Kiaczkowski, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 0-1, 134, 5"7", 11-21-92, First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999) by Majority Decision with judges scores of 30-26, 28-28, 29-27.

  2. IKF Junior Amateur International Rules
    Angelo Guliano, (Middleburg, Florida, USA, 1-0, 94, 4'11", 5-15-97, First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999)
    defeated John Kelly, (Elkton, Florida USA, KB: 0-1, BX: 1-2g, 5', 97, 2-3-97, Joe Adams, 904-669-0242) by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  3. IKF Junior Amateur International Rules
    Jordan Navaro, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 1-0, 162, 5'10", 6-9-93, First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999)
    defeated Daniel Williams, (Keytsone Heights, Florida, USA, 0-1, 158, 5'11", 1-23-95, Pete Santiago, 352-314-8144) by unanimous decision with judges scores of 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.

  4. Amateur International Rules
    Melissa Eads, (Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA, 1-0, 5'4", 132, 6-3-77, First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999)
    defeated Natalie Grguric, (Fleming Island, Florida, USA, 0-1, 5'2", 134, 12-0-71, Josh Rutgers 904-982-0099) by split decision with judges scoring the bout 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

  5. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Troy Mullins, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-0, 207, 6'4", 1-26-93, Sean Doyle 904-662-0025)
    defeated Wyatt McLaughlin, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-1, 196, 5'11", 8-26-90, Scptt Greu, 904-562-9204) by TKO at 1:12 if round 3.
  6. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Jason Varner, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-0, 182, 5'10", 2-10-80 Josh Rutgers 904-982-0099)
    defeated Robert Flournoy, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 0-1, 182, 5'9", 2-22-86, JD, 706-513-1515) by TKO at 1:30 of round 3.
  7. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Charles Tobin, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 5-1, 170, 5'8", 5-8-90, First Coast Full Contact)
    defeated Jayson Jones, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 2-1, 172, 5'8", 2-14-89, J D, 716-860-4414) Referee stopped this match in second round due to fighter spit out mouth guard 3 times.

  8. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Julian Valerio, (Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA, 2-0, 148, 5'11", 5-20-92, First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999)
    defeated Andy Seapersad, (Tampa, Florida, USA, 5-1, 148, 5'6", 4-14-70, Dave Miller, 813-317-1435) by TKO at .55 seconds of round 2.
  9. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Kevin Taylor, (St Augustine, Florida, USA, 1-0, 157, 5'7", 1-28-91, First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999)
    defeated Kevin Lim, (Gainesville, Florida, USA, 0-1, 160, 5'6", 2-17-79, Mike Lindenmuth, 352-642-4461) by Majority Decision with judges scores of 29-27, 28-28, 29-27.

  10. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Marlon Owens, (Middleburg Florida, USA, 0-1, 194, 12-1-77, 5'10", First Coast Full Contact, 904-644-7999)
    and William Ferrell, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 1-2, 194, 6', 8-22-70, Self, 904-885-2233 were both disqualified.


Results From Kru Yong's
IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing
May 1st, 2010 - Sacramento, California, USA, 95835

Kru Yong of Sacramento, California
Scores Excellent On His IKF/PKB Tournament
This Past Weekend!

Kru Yong Saiyarath of Sacramento a master instructor of the Art of Muay Thai Kickboxing and trainer of many talented fighters in the area held yet another successful IKF Point Kickboxing© Tournament this past weekend in Sacramento, CA at the Inderkum High School.

On a Saturday afternoon, one that many were thinking about the super bout between Boxing Champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosely, over 60 fighters including men, women and children came to compete in this semi-contact event and still got home in time to enjoy the showcase of talent by both fighters but in particular...the"Money Man."

The IKF/PKB action was as always, hot and heavy but everyone seemed to really enjoy the action as well as the experience of developing their skills in the great sport of Muay Thai/Kickboxing. As always, Kru Yong was an excellent host allowing the event to flow while making sure he kept all factors of the event running smoothly. His next IKF/PKB event is scheduled for September 11, 2010.

Special thanks to Mr. Yong for being an advocate for IKF Point Kickboxing©...the fastest growing semi-contact division on the martial arts circuit. Special thanks also to IKF/PKB officials, David Rosales, Rich Davis, Sean Cronin and Bobby Rosales who did an excellent job judging and keeping the fight moving quickly and fairly

IKF/PKB President Johnny Davis spoke to all in attendance and reminded everyone of the IKF's commitment to safety and fairness to all who attend their events. He brought attention to other events taking place in the area but reminded them that if the event is not listed on the IKF events web page, IKF/PKB events web page or AKP web pages, that the IKF Is not a part of the event!

He reminded them of the quote recently given to him by a friend in the sport..."fill up the pool and everyone floats"...in relationship to continuing to grow the sport of Muay Thai / Kickboxing. He hopes this is the case as others do their events but cautions lack of understanding of this type of competition and especially keeping them safe for all competitors... could have a counter-affect...in that "everyone sinks."

Find information on the IKF/PKB Circuit at www.IKFPKB.com or to contact Mr. Yong for future events at aiyarath@sbcglobal.net

Complete event Results Coming Later This week...

SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 2010, AT 4:50 AM/ PST

Results from Sierra Madre Productions'
"IKF Pro & Amateur Muay Thai"
April 30th, 2010 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI Arturo Moto (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 6-3, 56.6kg)
    VS Alejandro Buenrostro (Mexico City, Mexico, 1-2, 57kg)
    WINNER: Alejandro Buenrostro by TKO at 1:02 of round 3.
    • Arturo Moto has been given a 30 day medical suspension for the TKO loss.

  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI Rigoberto Alarron Salinas (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1-1, 75kg)
    VS Julio Cesar Ahumada Jr. (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1-1, 74.7kg)
    WINNER: Julio Cesar Ahumada Jr. by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 29-28

  3. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI Christian Nunes Jimerez (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 4-0-1, 72.7kg)
    VS Hugo Flores (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 4-2, 70.7kg)
    WINNER: Christian Nunes Jimerez by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26 & 30-25.
    • Referee Armando Tapia gave Flores a 1 point foul deduction for hitting on a referee break.

  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI Eduardo Quintero (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2-0, 63.5kg)
    VS Leonardo Espinoza (Mexico City, Mexico, 0-1, 60.8kg)
    WINNER: Eduardo Quintero by unanimous decision, 29-27 on all 3 judges cards.
    • Referee Armando Tapia deducted 1 point from Quintero for a hit while Espinoza was down.

    Noe Moto Zepeda (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 10-4-1, 66.2kg)
    VS Danielle Cedano (Info TBA)
    WINNER: Noe Moto Zepeda by injury TKO when Cedano injured his knee in round 2, with no contact.
    • Danielle Cedano has been given a 30 day medical suspension for the TKO loss.

    Gildardo Martinez Garcia (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2-2-1, 66kg)
    VS Sergio Reyes Quijada (Mexico City, Mexico, 0-2-1, 64.8kg)
    WINNER: Split decision draw, 29-28, 28-29 & 29-29.

    Marcos Mota Ayon (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2-0, 54.1kg)
    VS Jesus Flores (Info TBA)
    WINNER: Marcos Mota Ayon by unanimous decision, 29-27, 29-27 & 30-27.

  8. IKF Pro Muay Thai North Coast Lightweight Regional Title
    Hector "El Hierro" Uribe (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 18-5-1, 60kg)
    VS Carlos "El Escorpion" Navarro (Guadalajara, Mexico, 11-3, 60kg)
    WINNER: Carlos "El Escorpion" Navarro by Split Decision, 48-46, 48-46 & 47-48.
    • Navarro was given a standing 8 count in round 1 by referee Dan Stell and was also cut in round 1 from an elbow strike.
      1. ROUND 1
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-8, Uribe / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-8, Uribe / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-8, Uribe
      2. ROUND 2
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-9, Uribe
      3. ROUND 3
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-9, Navarro
      4. ROUND 4
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-9, Navarro
      5. ROUND 5
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-9, Navarro / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-10, Even
        • FINAL SCORES
          Judge Brooks Mason (USA) : 48- 46, Navarro
          Judge Mauuel Galindo (MEXICO): 48-46, Navarro
          Judge Isreal Sanchez (MEXICO): 48-47, Uribe

  9. IKF Pro Muay Thai Lightweight Mexican National Title
    Gregorio "Dragoncito" Gabriel Florencio (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 14-2-1, 60kg)
    VS Luis "La Cobra" Perez (Mexico City, Mexico, 60kg)
    WINNER: Gregorio "Dragoncito" Gabriel Florencio by split decision, 47-46, 47-45 & 45-47.
    • Perez took 2 standing 8 counts in round 3 and Florencio took 1 by referee Dan Stell.
    • Florencio lost a point in round 3 for a low blow by referee Dan Stell.
    • Florencio was knocked down and given a standing 8 count in round 5 by referee Dan Stell.
      1. ROUND 1
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Perez / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-10, Even / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-9, Gabriel
      2. ROUND 2
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Gabriel / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-9, Gabriel / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-9, Gabriel
      3. ROUND 3
        There was a 1 point referee point deduction from Gabriel in round 3 for low blow.
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-1=9-8, Gabriel / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-1=9-8, Gabriel / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-1=9-8, Gabriel
      4. ROUND 4
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-9, Perez / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-9, Gabriel / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-9, Gabriel
      5. ROUND 5
        Judge Brooks Mason: 10-8, Perez / Judge Mauuel Galindo: 10-89, Perez / Judge Isreal Sanchez: 10-8, Perez
        • FINAL SCORES
          Judge Brooks Mason (USA) : 47- 45, Perez
          Judge Mauuel Galindo (MEXICO): 47-46, Gabriel
          Judge Isreal Sanchez (MEXICO): 47-45, Gabriel

  10. IKF Pro Muay Thai Super Lightweight WORLD Title
    Cesar "El Mego" Palomera (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 15-0-1, 61.8kg) VS Mark Deluca (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 14-8-1, 61.9kg)
    WINNER: Cesar "El Mego" Palomera by knockout at :38 seconds of round 2.
    • Deluca was knocked down and given a standing 8 count in round 1 by referee Dan Stell, and later given another standing 8 count in round 1.
    • This bout was much better than it reads. Just before Deluca was stopped in round 2 by a devastating punch that dropped him he delivered an elbow that split open Palomera's forehead above his left eye. If Deluca would not have been hit so hard and dropped, the cut could have easily put a stop to Palomera.
    • BOTH Fighters have been given a 45 day medical suspension. Deluca for the Knockout and Palomera for his cut.