FRIDAY, January 28th, 2005, AT 10:40 PM, PT
Winter Wars 2005
IKF/ISCF Augusta, Georgia, USA: One of the most highly recognized events every year in the IKF and ISCF is Augusta's Winter Wars. This year, event organizers are working diligently to deliver another stellar night of IKF American rules kickboxing and ISCF mixed martial arts action.
"This has always been a highly recognized event among the many IKF and ISCF events we do every year" says IKF and ISCF World President, Steve Fossum, "And I know that the Carlson's (Mike & Elizabeth - Right) and their entire team in Augusta will provide another first class production."
Fight fans throughout the Southeast and across the IKF and ISCF should keep an eye on the news pages for regular updates and reports. Winter Wars 2005 will take place on Saturday, February 26th at Gym 3 in Fort Gordon (Augusta), Georgia, USA. The doors will open at 6:PM, with the action beginning at 7:PM. Tickets prices are $15.00 for general admission or $10.00 with military identification. For more information, or if you are interested in competing, please contact Elizabeth Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 855-5269.
TUESDAY, January 25th, 2005, AT 10:10 AM, PT
Legendary Corner & Cutman
Gone At 77
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He was in the corners of a lot of World Champions in both Kickboxing & Boxing but legendary corner and cutman Will Edgington has heard his last bell. Edgington died Saturday in Las Vegas where he had lived for the last 3 years of kidney failure after an extended illness at the age of 77. Edgington was well known in the Sacramento area where he worked the corners of Kickboxing World Champions Dennis Alexio and Eric Regan. he was most well known for his work with 3 Time World Boxing Champion Tony "The Tiger" Lopez (Right). He also worked with boxing Champions Bobby Chacon and Loreto Garza.
Edgington had moved to Las Vegas three years ago after working closely with Sacramento area fighters. "Will had a love affair with boxing. It was much of his life," said retired sportswriter Ben Swesey, who covered boxing for The Sacramento Bee and chronicled much of Mr. Edgington's ring career. "He learned the sport at a very young age. He often told me how he'd started boxing as an amateur when he was 15 and used to hang out at the old L Street Arena gym, where he got to know (former heavyweight champion) Max Baer and a lot of other old-timers who used to train there. As a cornerman, he was one of the very best."
"By the time I met Will he was already known as one of the best corner-cutman in the business." Said IKF/ISCF President Steve Fossum. "I met him when Tony Lopez trained here at our gym for some of his Boxing World Title fights. He was always a gentleman to everyone around him."
As a young adult, Edgington served a prison term for robbery but he turned his life around and later was a recreation director in charge of boxing for Folsom (California) Prison inmates. "One of his prized possessions was a hat from his prison job," said daughter Lisa Baker of Las Vegas. "Even in the hospital, he insisted on wearing it. In his own way, he helped a lot of people." After managing former middleweight contender Freddie Roots, Edgington played a key role in two landmark Sacramento junior lightweight fights, with Bobby Chacon in 1982 over Bazooka Limon and Tony Lopez in 1988 over Rocky Lockridge winning world championships. A memorial service in Sacramento is pending.
FRIDAY, January 21st, 2005, AT 9:30 PM, PT
IBA Pro Continental Middleweight Boxing Title
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The 28 year old Regan pretty much controlled every
round over the 33 year old Campas. Campos "It wasn't that he
was younger (28) or stronger," said Campas through translation
from his manager, Joe Diaz. "His height was the difference.
He's a giant. He did everything he had to. No excuses."
has been in the ring with some of the best before Regan. As a pro Campas had went 56-0 before losing his first Pro bout to Felix Trinidad in 1994 by TKO in a bout for the IBF Welterweight World Title. After that he went 17-1 before losing to Fernando Vargas by TKO for the IBF Light Middleweight Title in 1998. Three fights later he lost to Oba Carr by TKO in 2000 and after going 6-1 he faced Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC Light Middleweight and WBA Light Middleweight Titles in 2004 but lost by TKO. He had won 5 in a row before meeting Regan tonight.
Regan has only lost once in his Amateur and Professional career as a boxer and kickboxer. That sole loss came in Pro Boxing against Pedro Ortega when Regan was defending his IBA Continental Middleweight Title in 2003. He had already faced Ortega before in 2002 in a bout Regan won by unanimous decision. After Regan lost to him in 2003, the two re-matched in 2004 and Regan avenged his only loss with a unanimous decision victory and Regan won back his IBA Continental Middleweight Title. The 6'4", 160 lb. Regan now improves his professional boxing record to 24 wins, 1 loss with 15 wins by KO/TKO. His kickboxing record still stands at a spotless 24 wins, no loses with 22 wins by KO/TKO.
WEDNESDAY, January 19th, 2005, AT 8:00 PM, PT
Waste No Time Being First!
Amateur Kickboxer David Lowrey of Tampa Bay, Florida, USA has made it a habit to travel all around the USA to find fights. However, this August he won't have to travel too far since he has become the first Amateur Kickboxer in North America to register for the 2005 IKF North American Classic.
Lowrey becomes the earliest fighter to ever register for the event that will be held at the Wyndham Palace Resort in Orlando Florida. Lowrey has registered into the Full Contact Rules, Light Heavyweight (179 lbs) division.
The 33 year old, 6' tall Lowrey has an amateur kickboxing record of 5 wins with no loses and 1 win coming by KO/TKO. His last victory came this past November on IKF Promoter Ray Thompson's event in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. On that event Lowery defeated Malford Jeter of Brevard, North Carolina, USA by TKO at 1:41 of round 3. This is Lowery's first time to register for the IKF Tournament. Good luck Dave!
TUESDAY, January 18th, 2005, AT 7:55 PM, PT
East Coast Classic
Is Already Rockin!
With their event still over a month away IKF Promoters Craig Smith (Right) and Clark Walters (Sorry, no photo on file) are already looking to break the participation records of the IKF East Coast Classic, Full Contact Rules Amateur Kickboxing Tournament. Scheduled for March 5th in Virginia Beach, Virginia Smith and Walters reported a current registration of 70 fighters as of this past Sunday. However as of today that number has jumped to 79!
Last year was the first year for the now annual event and last year they registered 106 fighters. By this time last year they only had around 40 to 50 fighters registered.
This event will be held at the Surfside Inn on the Virginia Beach Ocean Front at 1211 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach Virginia. The Phone number for room reservations is (800) 437-2497 however there are only "20" rooms still available for this event so if you plan on staying at the Surfside Inn, you need to call now. Tell the Hotel you want a room for the East Coast Classic Kickboxing event and your rate is $59.00. if you encounter any problems just ask for Jan. She is administering the event at the hotel. For registration forms Click HERE. The event weigh-ins are Friday night at the hotel from 5:PM to 9:PM. there will be another weigh-in time on fight day Saturday from 8:AM until fight time, physicals are the same day. The fighters meeting for all fighters and coaches will be held at 9:30 AM on fight day Saturday, January 5th in the hotel ballroom where the event will be held. Fighter registration is $25.00 until February 1st and goes up to $35 until the event. Spectator tickets are $8 for the daytime prelim bouts and $20-$30 for the night time finals. Smith and Clark will also award "East Coast Classic 'Tournament' Belts" this year to the winners of the night time shows. Sponsor tables are also available for $150.00 to $500.00. For additional details call Craig Smith at (757) 491-1733 - ( 757) 729-0942 or Clarke Walters at (757) 681-0173. you can also contact them by e-mail at Kickboxing@CraigSmithKarate.com or Kickingboxing@aol.com
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Here are the registered fighters as
of press time today:
Mike Decker, Trisha Koehler, Bill Amorosia, Chris McKart, Mike Harris, Jenna Droluk, Mikey Holcomb, Danny Taylor, Evan Drennan, Ryan Sanders, Norman Green, Michael Davenport, Ryan Case, Stephanie Ceaser, Tony Monaco, Paulie Burdette, Marshal Hobbs, Christopher Meeks, Mason Vensland, Josh Swearengin, Krish Patel, Michael Burdette, Nafees Bost, Jordan Swearengin, Joanne Gordon, Ashley Meeks, Leah Cort, Jordan Brown, Cody Smith, Cody Freeland, Evan Thompson, Becky Halloran, Brian Martin, Preston Timmerman, Wes Sorey, Steven Continor, Alex Lyle, Kurtis Lyle, Steven Oberle, Walter Zimmerman, Tim Stevens, Jeff Hughes, Travis Dallous, Kent Eanes, Josh Spry, Rafael Bayona, Damien Hatcher, Tara Lantz, David Wilgus, Sammy Eberhardt, Ben Eberhardt, Tyrone Cave, Tracey Jones, Kyle Jordan, Joey Comeau, Ryan Maddox, Barry Slaydon, David Cynar, Jr., Philip O'Rourke, Monte Montague, John Riddick, Bobby Withrow, Steve Mann, Rafael Oquindo, Justin Scoggins Jr., Jarred Scoggins Jr., Darryl Wood, Lori Burney, Ben Russell, Chris Barrineau, Roger Belch, Basheem Peterson, Kevin Corron, Tony Williams, Charles Baines, Cat Messick, Josh Virgili Jr. and Jake Virgili Jr.
FRIDAY, January 14th, 2005, AT 8:30 PM, PT
Sky's The Limit Productions
RUMBLE IN THE PARK
THE BRITISH ARE COMING. . .
The Main Event will be a rematch for the IKF Pro FCR Light Cruiserweight World Title, as IKF World Champion Mike 'Tension' Nevitt (Right of Sycamore, Illinois, USA) defends his title against #1-ranked James 'Pretty Boy' Watling (Below Left of Morpeth, England, United Kingdom).
The first time these two fought was on November 30th of 2002, when the fight went the entire (scheduled) 12-rounds and Nevitt won by a close, yet unanimous decision, 118-111, 118-110 and 118-111.
Added to the Main Event will be yet another professional bout between Dan Erickson of Cable, Wisconsin and Marcus Glenn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The undercard will feature a number of exciting amateur fights, including Jeremy Hodges of Beloit, Wisconsin battling Bill Jardine of Mondovi, Wisconsin.
Doors open at 6:30 and the first bell rings at 7:30. The IKF Representative is Mr. Rob Zbilski of lake In the Hills Illinois and the IKF Referee will be Mr. Scott Fischer.
Tickets start at $20.00 and will be available at 1-800-595-4849 or online at www.tix.com.
For more information, contact
Sky Drysdale at
THURSDAY, January 6th, 2005, AT 1:10 PM, PT
This was recently sent to us by one of our IKF Representatives.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when
24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar...and the
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "Yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided,"I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you."
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. "Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend." Wherever you are be in peace.