2003 IKF
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AMATEUR
MUAYTHAI

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SATURDAY, September 27th, 2003, AT 11:55 PM, PT



NINE NEW
IKF
Amateur North American Muay Thai Champions!

IKF Promoter Ryan Blackorby (Right) can breath a sigh of relief now.
Placed in the IKF History book will be his name beside the first ever IKF Amateur MuayThai North American Tournament.
Saturday saw 32 fighters compete for the 9 IKF Amateur MTR North American Titles up for grabs.
Blackorby treated all in attendance like winners and in the end, everyone, especially MuayThay, was!
Here are the day time prelim results and tonights Championship bout results as well.





JUNIOR BOYS 'JUNIOR' CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Jeffery Bybee
Peoria, Illionis, USA

  • Junior Boys - "Junior" Cruiserweights - 90.1 to 95 lbs.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    1. Jeffery Bybee, Peoria, IL, USA, 3-2/0, 91, 13
      defeated Jesse Runyon, Fort Wayne, IN, USA, 0-01/0, 92, 11, by TKO at 38 seconds of round 2.

JUNIOR BOYS 'JUNIOR' WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
David Flurry
Dubuque, Iowa, USA

  • Junior Boys - "Junior" Welterweights - 134.1 lbs. to 147 lbs.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    1. David Flurry, Dubuque, IA, USA, 9-4/--, 147, 16
      defeated Benito Tovar, Waukesha WI, USA, 2-1/0, 147, 17, by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

WOMAN'S FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Bertina Lee
Dubuque, Iowa, USA

  • Adult Women - Featherweights - 108.1 lbs. - 121 lbs.
  • FINAL - SATURDAY NIGHT
    1. Bertina Lee, Richmond, VA, USA, 6-3/0, 121, 27,
      defeated Amber Baillie, Peoria, IL, USA, 0-1/0, 115, 17, by Coaches Towel at 44 seconds in round 2 when her coach Ryan Blackorby threw in the towel to stop the bout.

WOMAN'S LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
Jennifer Danos
Urbana, Illinois, USA

  • Adult Women - Lightweights - 121.1 lbs. to 134 lbs.
  • ROUND 1 - SATURDAY MORNING
    • Jennifer Danos, Urbana, IL, USA, 0-0/0, 134, 28
      defeated Vanessa Brockdorf, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 0-0/0, 134, 23.
  • FINAL - SATURDAY NIGHT
    1. Jennifer Danos, Atlanta, GA, USA, 1-0/0, 130, 25
      defeated Corinna White, by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27 & 29-28.

WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Samuel Adams
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

  • Adult Men - Welterweights - 134.1 lbs. to 147 lbs.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    1. In a very close bout, Samuel Adams, Tulsa, OK, USA, 1-0/0, 146, 36
      defeated Al Rosales, Hanover Park, IL, USA, 1-1/0, 146, 32 by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
Marshall Blevins
Park View, Iowa, USA

  • Adult Men - Light Middleweights - 148.1 lbs to 160 lbs.
  • SATURDAY MORNING PRELIMS - ROUND 1
    • Kyle Placher, Princeville, IL, USA, 0-0/0, 160, 31,
      defeated Japhy Walton, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA, 0-0/0, 159, 32 by, unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-28.

    • Steven Radinski, Wyandatte, MI, USA, 2-2/0, 159, 27, 1/30/76, and Dirk Anderson, Louisville, IL, USA, 0-0/0, 158, 19, 12/30/83, fought to a split decision draw, 29-28 Anderson, 29-28 Radinski, 29-29 even.
      They fought a 4th round and Steven Radinski won it on all 3 judges cards.

    • Brian Robertson, Athens, GA, USA, 1-1-1/0, 159, 24,
      defeated Aki Sato, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 0-0/0, 160, 26, by unanimous decision, 30-22, 30-22, 30-23. Robertson scored over and over again with kness forcing referee David Rogers to give 2 standing 8 counts in rounds 1 & 2 and another in round 3.

  • SATURDAY MORNING - ROUND 2
    • Marshall Blevins, Park View, IA, USA, 6-2/0, 158, 5'10", 26
      defeated Kyle Placher, Princeville, IL, USA, 1-0/0, 154, 5'10", 31, by TKO at 1:23 of round 1.

    • Brian Robertson, Athens, GA, USA, 2-1-1/0, 159, 5'9", 24,
      defeated Steven Radinski, Wyandatte, MI, USA, 3-2/0, 154, 5'7", 27 by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28.

  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    • Marshall Blevins, Park View, IA, USA, 6-2/1, 158, 5'10", 26
      defeated Brian Robertson, Athens, GA, USA, 3-1-1/0, 159, 5'9", 24, by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
Tom Grimmer
Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA

  • Adult Super Middleweights - 161.1 lbs to 175 lbs.

  • SATURDAY MORNING PRELIMS - ROUND 1

    • Luke Malloy, Bradley, IL, USA, 1-0/0, 165, 26,
      defeated Timothy Gawenda, Covington, GA, USA, 0-1/0, 174, 21, by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

    • Tom Grimmer, Pewaukee, WI, USA, 4-1/0, 170, 24
      defeated Justin Geralds, Louisville, KY, USA, 0-1/0, 173, 22 by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

    • Jason Moore, Trenton, MI, USA, 3-1/0, 173, 23,
      defeated Chandler Lowe, Park Forest, IL, USA, 6-4/0, 175, 33 by TKO at 1:12 of round 2.

    • Andy Hoffman, Hanna City, IL, USA, 9-2/0, 173, 6', 23, was scheduled to fight Luke Malloy.
      However, Malloy and first round loser, Gawenda were both unable to continue so Hoffman moved to the final by forfeit.

  • SATURDAY PRELIM:
    • Tom Grimmer, Pewaukee, WI, USA, 4-1/0, 171, 6'1", 24,
      defeated Jason Moore, Trenton, MI, USA, 3-1/1, 171, 6'1", 23 29-27, 29-27 & 30-26 by unanimous decision.

  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    • Tom Grimmer, Pewaukee, WI, USA, 5-1/0, 171, 6'1", 24
      defeated Andy Hoffman, Hanna City, IL, USA, 9-2/0, 173, 6', 23, by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. What a performance by Grimmer!!

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Shawn Yarbough
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

  • Adult Men - Light Heavyweights - 148.1 lbs to 160 lbs.

  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    1. Shawn Yarbough, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, 10-3/0, 186, 6', 28,
      defeated James Hill, Crest Hill, IL, USA, 0-0/0, 184, 6', 23 by unanimous decision, 30-24 on all 3 judges cards.

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Justin Lemke
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

  • Adult Men - Heavyweights - 190.1 lbs & Above
  • SATURDAY MORNING
    • Justin Lemke, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 1-1-/0, 210, 23,
      defeated Brian Heeter, Bloomington, IN, USA, 0-1/0, 205, 35, by split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
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    • Yahosuah Yahudah of Bogart, GA, USA, 4-4/0, 192, 21,
      defeated Toby Tillman, Bixby, OK, USA, 1-0/0, 275, 33, by unanimous decision, 29-27, 30-26 & 30-26.
      WOW! This bout made some NOISE! What a win!

  • SATURDAY MORNING
    • Justin Lemke, defeated Chuck Baxter, Dubuque, IA, USA, 1-2/0, 215, 31, by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

  • SATURDAY NIGHT - TITLE FIGHT
    1. Justin Lemke, defeated Yahosuah Yahudah by split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.



FEATURED MAIN EVENT

As noted earlier below, after the Amateur North American Title Bouts, IKF Pro MuayThai Pro U.S. Champion Jeremy Harminson of Lerna, Illinois, USA, 20-2-1/15
defeated former IKF USA Amateur Champion Chris Weitz of Dubuque, Iowa, USA, 13-2-1 by TKO in the first round.




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