FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2006, AT 3:20 PM, PT
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION!
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Time To Defend!
For years now, many have asked us why some IKF Champions do not defend their titles. Well, it's a but harder than just telling them to defend it... If you have the time, please read our article that we did some time ago entitled, IKF TITLE DEFENSES & CHALLENGES. The article explains how difficult it can be to organize a title fight as well as organize a title Defense. The IKF is not going to be as drastic as the old WKA where they required a Title holder to defend their title every 6 months. However, we are going to set standard times as to how often a Champion must defend their titles. This is because of several reasons.
Usually after a fighter wins their title, there is no desire by the winning fighter to "Create" an event so that a top ranked contender can come challenge for it. This is the most important issue that has troubled us here. We do not like the idea of "Forcing" any fighter to defend what they have won. However, after careful thought and extended review, we now feel it is our duty and responsibility to keep the title holders as well as the titles themselves active in the sport. There is only one way to accomplish this and this is to make mandatory date lines for title defenses.
Currently the IKF has 7 Pro Full Contact Rules World Champions, 3 Pro International Rules World Champions and 5 Muay Thai Rule World Champions and 7 Pro San Shou World Champions. Holding his title the longest without a defense is IKF Welterweight World Champion Khunpon (Surapon Dechkampu) of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Khunpon won his title when he defeated John Adams of San Dimas, CA USA by KO at 2:23 of round 1 in Tijuana Mexico on December 15th, 1997. He has yet to ever defend it. The most recent of the Men's Pro World Champions is IKF Pro Muay Thai Rules Heavyweight World Champion Giuseppe DeNatale of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He won his title when he stopped Duncan Airlie James of Glasgow, Scotland at 1:53 of the third round on April 15th, 2006.
Of them all, only 1 has been active, defending his World Title. Tommy Bach is the current IKF Pro FCR Lightweight World Champion and has defended his title 3 times since winning it by first Round KO over Keith Nesbitt of Steelton, Pennsylvania, USA in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA on February 1st, 2003. His last defense was on January 20th, 2006 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA when he defeated Bobby Campbell of Long Island, New York, USA by unanimous decision, 115-113, 116-112 and 116-113.
Of the remaining current Men's Pro World Champions only IKF Light Cruiserweight FCR Pro World Champion Mike Nevitt of Sycamore, Illinois, USA and IKF Super Heavyweight MTR World Champion Matt Skelton of Bedford, England have defended their titles. Both doing so once.
In the Pro woman's divisions there are overall a total of 5 Woman's World Champions. The one who has held her title the longest is Bantomweight International Rules World Champion Holly Ferneley of Sydney, NSW, Australia. she won her title, the first of "3" different rule styles, when she defeated Lynette Els of Three Rivers, Vereeniging, South Africa by kick KO in round 3 at the Croatian Club in Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on September 24th, 1999. The most recent IKF woman's Pro World Champion is Flyweight Full Contact Rules World Champion Rita Takacs of Hungry when she defeated Bridie Murphy of England by unanimous decision in England on June 3rd, 2006. Not one IKF Woman's World Champion has ever been challenged to defend her world Title.
With all this being said, look for the IKF to start making notices to the current World Champions first followed by all the other IKF Champions! As for the time-lines the IKF will be requiring for defenses, they will be announced here on the IKF News page soon!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 2006, AT 5:30 PM, PT
IKF Kickboxing Announces Huge Deal With Club Paris!
As time past, Barden saw the success of the events and when approached by another club, he was presented with an opportunity to expand on his formula. as he did, Barden and IKF President Steve Fossum (Below Left) came to an agreement to expand IKF Kickboxing to other clubs in Florida and beyond.
Last week Barden and the Fossum confirmed a deal that will bring IKF Kickboxing to Florida on a weekly basis (Excluding Christmas week) between now and February of 2007. What is exciting about the deal is that it was done with the first of "MANY" new Nightclubs called "Club Paris". For now the events will be called "Florida Fight Night" and the first one will be tonight at the first ever "Club Paris" in Jacksonville, Florida. Tonights event will begin at 11:00 PM!
The Clubs are named after the famous and beautiful Paris Hilton, (Below Left) heiress to the Hilton Hotel Chain "We are looking forward to working with Club Paris and we are also excited about the additional parts of this deal which will be disclosed soon" Said Fossum. For now, lets just say they include the IKF working with the Hilton Hotels around the world. Hilton is also the Official Sponsor of the US Olympic Team. More about this connection later.
Along with Fossum, IKF Associate Florida Representative Walter Faulkner, Barden and "Club Paris" owner Fred Khauuan (Left with Paris) are excited to offer these exciting events at the Jacksonville "Club Paris". Barden is currently working on applying the same fight night formula to the Orlando, Daytona Beach and Miami "Club Paris'" over the next few months. However, it gets much better!
Khauuan plan is to open "Club Paris'" in major markets of Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles. But they don't plan to stop there. Already in the works are clubs in Atlanta Georgia, Knoxville Tennessee, Charlotte North Carolina, Houston Texas and Boston, Massachusetts.
However it gets even better... Khauuan does not plan to stop his "Club Paris'" at the shores of USA. Clubs will soon open in London England, Barcelona Spain, Rome Italy, San Paulo Brazil, Mexico City Mexico, Istanbul Turkey, Dubai United Arabia, Moscow Russia, Tokyo Japan, Toronto Canada, Paris France, Amsterdam Holland, and Beijing China and yes, the plan is to continue the weekly IKF Kickboxing events at all of them!
The overall plan that Barden, Khauuan and Fossum hope to accomplish is to have IKF Kickboxing on a weekly basis in "ALL" the planned "Club Paris" Nightclubs as well as more IKF Events at Hilton Hotels around the world in places such as the United Kingdom with IKF Europe.
If you are an Amateur kickboxer or Trainer of Amateur kickboxers and are interested in fighting in some of these events please contact Mr. Lee Barden at (904) 762-9365 or by e-mail at email@example.com
MORE IKF NEWS
IKF Point Kickboxing
In North Carolina!
November 4th, 2006
IKF/ PKB Promoter Mr. Sean Griffin of Indian Trails, North Carolina and Bostic Properties LLC present their IKF Point Kickboxing and Martial Arts Tournament November 4th, 2006 at the Indian Trails Elementary School.
Griffin states that "All is looking good for the event as we anticipate a good turnout." The event will also present divisions for Self Defense, Forms and Grappling.
Griffin was the first promoter in North Carolina to present IKF Point Kickboxing to the State. His first tournament was well organized and had many exciting bouts! IIKF Point Kickboxing allows participants the opportunity to compete for awards while fighting the style of kickboxing (using boxing and kicking tech.)
Although the action is semi contact only, it allows one to practice their timing and form... better preparing them for the full contact fighting if they choose. If you have been hungry for some good action, this event is for you...
For more information please contact Mr. Griffin at
You can also visit Mr. Griffin's web page at www.magym.net
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th 2006, AT 5:00 PM, PT
"FIGHT NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION"
September 29th, 2006 - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Representative Julie Frye
Z's Martial Arts once again put on a great show at the Crystal Lake, Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA. All this despite the absence of owner/promoter Rob Zbilski who was in Croata with his top two junior fighters Sarah Ross, 2006 IKF Junior Girls Super Welterweight and Simon Buettner 2006 IKF Men's Super Middleweight Champions. IKF Official and Z's Director of Operations Scott Fischer did an outstanding job of keeping things running smoothly. The results of the bouts are as follows:
For more info please contact Z's Martial Arts at (847) 669-7833 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.Teamzs.com
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2006, AT 11:30 PM, PT
Fall Kickfest 2006
Crowns Two Champions
October 7, 2006
Waterloo, Iowa, USA
ISCF Representative Blaine Nichols
This past Saturday night, October 7th, IKF and ISCF Promoter Russ O'Connell always packs the house at his IKF and ISCF events, and Fall Kickfest 2006 at Waterloo's Five Sullivan Event Center was no exception. The crowd was treated to a night of non stop kickboxing and mixed martial arts excitement from the first bout to the final bout that added 2 new champions to the IKF and ISCF Ranks.
For more info please contact Mr. Russ O'Connell at (319) 404-4407.
MORE IKF & ISCF ACTION
"FEVER FIGHT NIGHT"
September 22nd, 2006 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
IKF & ISCF Georgia, USA
For more info on this event please contact Mr. Tony Metcalfe at (678 ) 520-8225 or by email at email@example.com or Mr. Chris Stolzman at (404) 247-5494 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.KnuckleUpMMA.com
MORE IKF NEWS OF 10-9-06
After An Outstanding Career
MULTI TIME IKF CHAMPION
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2006, AT 10:30 PM, PT
Russ O'Connell Presents