This Page Includes Past IKF News For
MARCH 2008


FRIDAY, March 28th, 2008, AT 1:10 PM, PT


Blue Corner Presents
Independence, Missouri, USA

  • WHEN: Friday, March 28th, 2008
  • WHO: Blue Corner
  • WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn Independence 19677 E Jackson Drive, Independence, Missouri, USA, 64057
  • WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing & ISCF Amateur Mixed Martial Arts
  • IKF & ISCF Representative: Steve Crawford
  • IKF & ISCF Referee: Rob Kimmons
  • IKF & ISCF Judges: Neal Fletcher, Rusty Sullivan, Mark Mitchell
  • IKF & ISCF PROMOTER: Mr. Benjamin Nogueras Jr at (913) 568-8009 or e-mail at bnogueras@thebluecorner.com
  • ON THE WEB: www.TheBlueCorner.com


A.K.A. England In Association With
Dave Eckersley & School, Leigh Kickboxing Proudly Present
"IKF Amateur Muaythai and Kickboxing Championships"
Leigh, Manchester, England

  • WHEN: Friday Night: March 21st, 2008
  • WHO: Leigh Kickboxing Tatsudo Dragon Gym
  • WHERE: Lowton Civic Hall, Leigh, Near Manchester WA3 2AH
  • WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing O.S.R. Format.
  • IKF Representative: Neil Holden
  • IKF Judges:
    • 1st Judge ( Chief Judge ) Pele Nathan
    • 2nd Judge : Matt Castle - Altrincham
    • 3rd Judge : Tony Parker - Leigh
    • 4th Judge : Daryl Ellis - Warrington
    • 5th Judge : Lee Green - Urmston
  • IKF Referee: Craig Booth
  • IKF PROMOTER: Mr. Dave Eckersley 0044-7775-788-043


IKF Amateur O.S.R. Kickboxing - British Middleweight Title Defence
Chantell Cameron
( Milton Keynes - Lee Hasdell ) CHAMPION vs Janet Hartley ( Leigh - Dave Eckersley )

IKF Amateur O.S.R. Kickboxing - British Light-Middleweight Title
Robert Lightburn
( Warrington - Mark Matthews ) vs Ben Marshall ( Tee-Side - Mike Carr )

IKF Amateur O.S.R. Kickboxing - English Light-Welterweight Title Defence
Ryan O'Donnell
( Warrington - Mark Matthews ) CHAMPION vs Matthew Murt ( Cornwall - Al Oakley )

IKF Amateur O.S.R. Kickboxing - English Middleweight Title
Justin Hassell
( Altrincham - Pele Nathan ) vs Andy Roberts ( Leigh - Dave Eckersley )

WEDNESDAY, March 26th, 2008, AT 3:25 PM, PT

"Friday Night Fights"
March 21st, 2008 - Jacksonville, Florida, USA

  • WHEN: Friday Night:
  • WHO: No Xclusions, Inc.
  • WHERE: Plush - Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  • WHAT: IKF Amateur Kickboxing
  • IKF Representative: Lee Barden
  • IKF Referee: Daniel Benaitis
  • IKF PROMOTER: Mr. Thomas Fischer at (904) 744-9995 or by e-mail at noxclusionsinc@aol.com

The momentum has started to roll with fight nights at PLUSH. This being their 3rd fight of year it just keeps getting better. Good fights, Great crowd. Makes for exciting kickboxing. The organizers wish to thank former World Kickboxing Champion Mark Gurley for coming from Orlando and supporting his friends and fighters. The next PLUSH event will be April 11th, 2008. Here are this past weekends results below.

  1. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Eddie Peroldo, Deltona Florida, USA, (190lbs , 1-0, 190, 5'11", 5-25-1986, Mark Gurley 386-574-5121)
    defeated Aqueel Majied, Orange Park Florida, USA, (1-2, 185, 5'10", 8-31-87, TJ Garretson, 904-866-3456) by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-26, 29-27, 29-28.

  2. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Kevin Pearson, Gainesville Florida, USA, (2-0, 176, 5'9", 11-20-86, Mike Posten, 772-528-1121)
    defeated Kenny Griswold, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (1-1, 12-09-87, Self 904-805-7356) by KO at 1:28 seconds of round 1.

  3. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    *Walter "Pee Wee" McCall, Lenox Georgia, USA (6-1. 150, 5'8", self 229-848-7278)
    *defeated Romeo Forster, Jacksonville Florida, USA (1-*1, 156, 5'6", 7-7-71 Self, 904-382-6595) by TKO at 1:17 of round 2.
    • (*) This bout has been ruled a "No Contest" and no loss will be recorded on Mr. Forster's fight record, so he remains 1-0.
      REASON: Walter McCall failed to inform the IKF or the Promoter that he has fought as a PRO MMA Fighter. McCall has been fined $500.00 and suspended by the IKF for 6 months or until the fine has been paid.

  4. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    William McNeil, St Augustine Florida, USA (1-2, 238, 6' 10-07-77, Self, 904-547-6136)
    defeated William Henderson, Jacksonville Florida, USA (0-1, 251, 5'11", 6-10-60, Self) by KO at 1:47 of round 1.

  5. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Adam Fusinato, Orange Park Florida, USA (2-0, 170, 5'9", 9-29-79, Self. 815-218-9298)
    defeated Justin Robbins, St Augustine Florida, USA, (1-1, 169, 6'1", Self, 904-626-2651) by TKO at 1:27 of round 2.

  6. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Nicholas Thomas, Jacksonville Florida, USA (3-2-1 draw, 170, 5'9, 11-15-83, Self 904-477-1517)
    and Ken Turner, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (0-0-1 draw, 169, 6', 12-15-85, Self, 904-777-4723) judges scored the bout a draw after first round 10-0, 10-10, 9-10.

  7. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    James "Swoop" Mason, Jacksonville Florida, USA (6-7, 175, 6', 1-4-63, Kru Tom Burke, 904-641-3150)
    defeated Irvin Carreras, Palatka Florida, USA, (3-1, 179, 5'8", 10-11-74, Jose Mateos, 386-328-9138) by TKO at 1:22 of round 2.

  8. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Terry Blackburn, Middleburg Florida, USA, (5-0, 265, 6', 8-17-80, Mr Smiley, 904- 861-7658)
    defeated Brian Stalvey, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (9-5, 225, 6'2", 3-11-66, Self, 904-737-4332) by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-26, 29-28, 30-27.

  9. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules
    Kurt Curley, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (2-3, 215, 6'3", 7-3-69, Kru Tom Burke 904-641-3150)
    defeated Brett Packer, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (0-1, 6'3" 385, 12-22-84, Donald Wigfield, 904-887-5661) by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. IKF Amateur International Rules
    Jovan White, Jacksonville Florida, USA (2-1, 139, 5'4", 4-17-80)
    defeated Steve Berrios, Jacksonville Beach Florida, USA, (0-1, 5'8", 131, 10-27-74, Bright Meyer 904-885-1015) by TKO at 1:53 of round 1.

  11. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Danny Dustin, Green Cove Springs Florida, USA, (4-3-1draw, 210, 5'11", 5-24-1982, Self 904-284-9225)
    and David Pittman, (0-0-1 draw, 205, 6'2", 11-7-75, Self 904-647-5628) judges scored the Majority Draw, 30-30, 29-29, 27-30.

  12. IKF Amateur International Rules
    David Carr, Satsuma Florida, USA, (0-1-1 draw, 180, 5'9", 10-3-81, Self 386-559-7113)
    and Paul Mauro, Jacksonville Florida, USA, (0-0-1 draw, 175, 6' , 7-1-78, Self, 239-287-1740) judges scored the bout a Majority Draw , 28-28, 28-27, 28-28.

  13. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    David Blackburn, Orange Park Florida, USA (1-1, 175, 5'11", 8-31-81, Mr. Smiley, 904-716-7930) defeated Robert Baez, Kingsland Georgia, USA, (0-1, 178, 5'10", 5-23-82, Sean Storr, 917-417-3086) by unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout 30-27 on all 3 Cards.


IKF Point Kickboxing and Grappling Event
March 22nd, 2008 - Roseville, California, USA

FRIDAY, March 21st, 2008, AT 1:10 PM, PT


No Xclusions, Inc. Presents
"Friday Night Fights"
TONIGHT - Jacksonville, Florida, USA


Tricia McKeary, Keith Nathan, Neil Holden
In Association With IKF/AKA England Present
Salford, England


Marinobles Karate & Kickboxing Presents
IKF Point Kickboxing and Grappling Event
Roseville, California, USA

TUESDAY, March 18th, 2008, AT 7:00 PM, PT

Results From BattleGroup International's
March 15th, 2008 - Glasgow, Scotland

THURSDAY, March 13th, 2008, AT 11:00 PM, PT


BattleGroup International Presents
Glasgow, Scotland




Alex Davidson (Coatbridge, Scotland) Vs Jason Welsh (Edinburgh, Scotland)


Carl Sams Absolute Adrenaline Presents
Bournemouth, England

IKF Pro Woman's FCR
European Super Lightweight Title

Natalie Making Her First Defence

Natalie Bee

Sandra Ernano

IKF 5 Nations Amateur Welterweight Title
Daniel Winstanley (England) Vs Paul Huish (Eire)

International Prestige Contest
Mo Kargbo (England) Vs Marco Coelho (Portugal)

    1. Qasim Nisar Vs Simon Millward
    2. Scott Rowley Vs Scott Gannon
    3. James Cornick Vs Calum Smith
    4. Ross Phillips Vs Mark Townley
    5. James Richardson Vs Kevin Hunt
    6. Eric Laffin Vs Chris James
    7. Gordon Childs Vs Lee Taylor
    8. Kris Caan Vs John Gisby
    9. Sam Gray Vs Paul Haworth
  • ISCF Pro MMA
    1. Scott Pooley Vs Lee Mullholland
    2. Lee Cutler Vs Simon Critchell

WEDNESDAY, March 12th, 2008, AT 10:55 PM, PT

Many Eager To See Who Will

Dan Stell

Mike Storm

Neil Holden

Not only is competition tough "IN" the ring but it will be tough for the already scheduled Kickboxing tournaments for 2008. Already sandwiched between two other tournaments, one the week before and one the week after, the IKF thought they were helping other Tournament organizers out by selecting their 2008 IKF Tournament date way back on September 19th of 2007. However instead, there are now three Kickboxing Tournaments all within a 3 week span of each other. "As few events as there are for the amateur kickboxers today, it's a shame two other Tournaments choose to book so close to the already scheduled IKF tournament." said IKF President Steve Fossum. "It's simply forcing fighters to choose just one which hurts everyone, mainly the fighters who would like to attend them all."

The IKF is hoping their past history will speak volumes when amateur fighters go to make that choice. The most well known kickboxer of all time, and the highest paid kickboxer ever, Don "The Dragon" Wilson already has, and is excited to be a part of the IKF World Classic Championship Tournament for the second straight year. Many already know that Wilson is a former IKF World Champion along with winning 10 other World Titles. Wilson is looking forward to see who will "Walk The Walk" at what has been the Largest AMATEUR only Kickboxing Tournament in the World, the IKF World Classic Championship Tournament.

"The Dragon" was a special guest at last years tournament and was so impressed he made plans to be back again as the IKF's Special Guest in 2008 before the event was over. "This is A World Class Venue For A World Class Event!" said Wilson last year about the 2007 IKF World Classic. This year the IKF World Classic will be held at the same venue as last year in Orlando Florida which is the Largest Marriott In The World, The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.

"This is Awesome!" Said Wilson. "I have never seen an Amateur event hand out so many classy awards. I wish there was something like this when I was fighting." Former 2 time World Champion Johnny "Superfoot" Davis will also be in the house again this year organizing the first ever IKF (Semi Contact) Point Kickboxing Championships at the World Classic. "Most of these Amateurs have no idea how lucky they are to have an event such as this, I mean the awards alone are outrageous and everyone gets something." Said Davis.

Another World Champion in the house last year who will be back again this year is Steve Shepard. "I'm speechless... I just can't find the words to express how great this event is. It's in a great venue, great equipment, great people and it all ran so smooth and organized. I wish the IKF held several of these a year. it would help grow the sport so much and I would make it to every one."

This Tournament though and it's organizational success did not come over night. This year will be the 10th year in a row for the Tournament. "Teamwork is what makes this thing run so smooth." said Fossum. "From the set up to the tear down, without the coordination of the entire TEAM, this event would not be as great as it is. What people don't realize though is that the organization of the officials is contagious to everyone else too. The trainers and fighters are on Q, on time and ready to fight! They know that this is "THE" Title to win each year now."

One of those things that help the Tournament run smooth is the Teamwork of IKF cofounder and former undefeated Kickboxing Champion himself, Dan Stell (Left) down in the pit on a headset talking back and forth to Fossum up on the podium. Fossum announces and keeps the event pace going while Stell informs him of who needs to come to "The Pit" to get their equipment and get ready to fight. "There is nothing fancy about what Steve and I do." says Stell. "We just keep the train moving. No one really notices what we do because it just gets done and when your coordinating around 140 fights in two rings with equipment and officials, it's a big job to focus on."

While Stell and Fossum coordinate the event pace, IKF Chief Official Mike Storm who has traveled all the way from Nebraska coordinates the ringside officials. "It's often a thankless job because rarely does anyone thank the event officials." Says Fossum. "However, make a bad call, or what a trainer or fighter thinks is a bad call and they get all kinds of attention. For the work all the officials do, it's too bad they don't get noticed more for their work to help make the event possible, especially when their work is all volunteer." Mike and his wife Terri have been a part of the event for all but one year. Along with Carlton Duncan, they have a lot of bouts in their resume. Terri Storm was the first ever and so far, the only female referee to referee a Pro kickboxing bout in Mexico.

The list of the TEAM is endless and stretches from coast to coast and this year will also include a strong European Team. "Unlike other world tournaments we are making sure the fighters that come from Europe are TRUE Amateurs." says IKF European Director Neil Holden (Left) of England. "The IKF World Classic will have a strong support from the United Kingdom in 2008 because we know they do a good job in assuring all fighters are amateurs and have always been amateurs. It's disappointing when your told the only world tournament to go to over here is a mix of pros and amateurs. Now that we know about the IKF, the United States is the new home for Kickboxing's True World Championship Tournament."

It's funny still how some fighters in America feel they have to travel to Europe to win a World Championship when there is one in their own backyard. This has always been a feeling though of many USA Fighters, as well as many trainers too. Some trainers say "Yes" to a fight just because they are excited to get a trip overseas. They seldom consider who they are fighting or what is in store for them once they get there.

Regardless of all the distractions of the 2008 summer Tournament opportunities, one thing is for sure... Those who are ready to "Walk The Walk" against the best "AMATEUR KICKBOXERS" in the World will be in Orlando Florida this July for the 10th Annual IKF World Classic Championship Tournament!

Terri Storm

Look for more tournament news coming in the next few weeks. Announcement of the awards and more!

Here are just a few of the 2007 IKF World Classic Champions!


To read about all the results of the 2007 IKF World Classic click HERE!

THURSDAY, March 6th, 2008, AT 4:55 PM, PT

Guila's Paradise Cup 3
February 23rd, 2008 - Antioch, California, USA

  • WHO: Guila's Hawaiian Kickboxing
  • WHERE Guila's Hawaiian Kickboxing, Antioch, California
  • WHAT: IKF Semi Contact - Point Kickboxing
  • IKF Representative: Johnny Davis
  • IKF Referee: TBA
  • IKF PROMOTER: Mr. Dennis Guila (925) 755-3434 or at sifudg@comcast.net
  • ON THE WEB: www.GuilaKarate.com

  • PMT Mens Super Heavyweight Advance
    1. JoshuaRittenbury, San Diego, CA
    2. Scott Manis, Santa Rosa, CA

  • PIR Mens Super Heavyweight Beginner
    1. Aaron Smith, Santa Rosa, CA
    2. Leo Walton, Patterson, CA
    3. Adrian Torres, Antioch, CA
    4. Richard Mejia, Antioch, CA

  • PMT Mens Middleweight Beginner
    1. Eugene Escobar, Concord, CA
    2. Robert Toney, San Diego, CA

  • PMT Mens Middleweight Intermediate
    1. John Duenas, Antioch, CA
    2. Ronald Romero, Santa Rosa, CA

  • PIR Mens Lightweight Beginner
    1. Patrick Matthews, Sonoman, CA
    2. Steve Rivera, Patterson, CA

  • PMT Womens Beginner
    1. Angelica Jimenez, Sebastapol, CA
    2. Rebecca Beier, Nevada City, CA
    3. Alyssa Anderson, Auburn, CA

  • PKB Boys 15-17 Years Advanced
    1. Jesse Agricula, Glen Ellen, CA
    2. Hector Cabrales, Sonoma, CA
    3. Logan Kauth, Antioch, CA

  • PIR Boys 13-14 Years Beginners
    1. Anthony Chacon, Patterson, CA
    2. Nick Chinchilla, Antioch, CA
    3. Dakota Johnson, Patterson, CA

  • PKB Boys 11-12 Years Beginner
    1. JT Permenter, Antioch, CA
    2. Zachary Wilcox, Antioch, CA
    3. Kapono Carreira, Antioch, CA
    4. Miguel Cervntes, Antioch, CA

  • PIR Boys 11-12 Years Beginners
    1. Kurtis Belkin, Patterson, CA
    2. Israel Miranda, Patterson, CA

  • PKB Boys/Girls 8-10 Years Beginner Combined
    1. Katrina Nahe, Antioch, CA
    2. Savannah Kauth, Antioch, CA
    3. Khari Rhodes, Antioch, CA

  • PKB Boys/Girls 7 and Under Combined Beginner
    1. Kai Jaugan, Antioch, CA
    2. Janell Fiame, Antioch, CA
    3. Jonathan Bland, Petaluma, CA
    4. Cole Fitch, Antioch, CA

PKB: JT Permenter, Antioch, CA, Boys 11-12 years
PIR: Anthony Chacon, Patterson, CA, Boys 13-14 years
PMT: Aaron Smith, Santa Rosa, CA, Mens Heavyweight

    • PIR Men's Heavyweight Beginner
      • Mike Martinez, Roseville, CA vs. Josh of North Bay Kung Fu, Sonoma, CA.

MONDAY, March 3rd, 2008, AT 5:45 PM, PT

February 24th, 2008 - KENT, ENGLAND

  • WHO: TKO Promotions
  • IKF Representative: Phillip May
  • IKF Referee: Paul Morgan
  • CONTACT: Colin Payne by e-mail at tkokickboxing@hotmail.co.uk
  • ON THE WEB: www.TKOKickboxing.co.uk

    1. Ashley Collins (TKO) Vs Cathal Manning (Ireland)
      5 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      For IKF Amateur Five Nations Light Heavyweight title
      Weight 81.4 kilos
      Ashley Collins wins by unanimous decision, 48-49, 46-49, 47-49.

    2. Carla Jessup (TKO) Vs Sevda Arif (Masters Academy)
      5 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      IKF English Amateur Bantamweight Title
      Weight 55.45 kilos

      Sevda Arif wins the title by majority decision: 50-45, 47-47, 49-46.

    3. Matt Gilbert (TKO) Vs Pat Sheehan (Invicta)
      5 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      IKF Amateur Southern Area Light Middleweight Title
      Weight 72.5 kilos

      Pat Sheehan takes the title by majority decision: 48-46, 49-45, 47-47.

    1. Andrew Tate (Storm) Vs Luke Sines
      5 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 82 kilos
      Luke Sines wins by Unanimous decision, 50-44, 50-45 & 50-45.

    2. Lee Hollingsworth (Nicholls TKD) Vs Milton Galarreta (Norway)
      7 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 64 kilos.
      Lee Hollingswort wins by Unanimous decision, 61-70, 63-69, 61-70.

    3. Dominic McNamara (Ireland) Vs Wesley Mackay (South East Essex)
      6 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 67 kilos
      Dominic McNamara wins by KO in round 2.

    4. Neil Wyborn (TKO) Vs Danny Collins (J's Freestyle)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 66 kilos
      Neil Wyborn wins by Unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-26, 30-26.

    5. Rob Burbridge (TKO) Vs Johnny McGuire (Ireland)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 78.5 kilos
      Rob Burbridge wins by Unanimous decision, 26-30, 27-29, 27-29.

    6. Sam Zoman (Pat O'Keefe) Vs Joe Wells (TKO)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 62 kilos
      Joe Wells wins by Unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-27, 30-26.

    7. Dan Chubb (TKO) Vs Michael Bannon (Ireland)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 68 kilos
      Dan Chubb wins by KO in round 3.

    8. Tom Cunningham (TKO) Vs David Andrew (Colchester)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 70 kilos
      Tom Cunningham wins by TKO in round 2.

    9. Louise Orton (TKO) Vs Catherine Butler (Ireland)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 59 kilos
      Louise Orton wins by TKO in round 1.

    10. Chloe Fairhead (Invicta) Vs Nicola Walsh (Ireland)
      3 x 2 Minute Rounds, Full Contact Rules
      Weight 50 kilos
      Chloe Fairhead wins by Majority decision, 28-29. 28-29, 30-29.


No One Needs To Know Who...Why, Or How...
As In Zen, It Just Is...

Special To The IKF: "The pain I felt was enormous as I almost yelled aloud as to make it eject out of my body! I remember hitting the sofa several time shortly after the nurse, almost whispering said "he stopped breathing…but his heart is still beating"…seconds later she said "he's gone"… what a feeling! I felt Pain and some relief, that his pain and suffering was over."

Rest in Peace Dyllan, March 2nd, 2008…You will be missed greatly!