WEDNESDAY, November 30th, 2011, AT 11:10 PM/ PST
Results From Head To Head Promotion's
CLASH OF THE TITANS
November 26th, 2011 - Bridgwater, England
FIGHT CARD SUBMITTED BY IKF REPRESENTATIVE CARL SAMS.
MORE IKF RESULTS...
Results From K Star Promotion's
Thai Boxing Fight Night
Sunday 26th November 2011 - Edgbaston Bham, England
RESULTS BY IKF REPRESENTATIVE CARL SAMS
TUESDAY, November 29th, 2011, AT 3:55 PM/ PST
FIND ALL THE
2011 IKF WEST COAST CLASSIC
HERE LATER THIS WEEK
"Inside The Sport From Outside The Ring!
"A champion is someone who does not settle for that day's practice, that day's competition, that day's performance.
They are always striving to be better.
They don't live in the past."
The 2012 IKF WORLD CLASSIC Is NEXT!
THURSDAY, November 24th, 2011, AT 9:00 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...
AK Promotions Present
"IKF WEST COAST CLASSIC"
Sacramento, California, USA
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
Dave Eckersley & AKA England Present
"ENGLAND NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS"
FIGHT CARD TBA...
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
K Star Promotion's Presents
Thai Boxing Fight Night
Edgbaston Bham, England
FIGHT CARD SUBMITTED BY IKF REPRESENTATIVE CARL SAMS.
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
Head To Head Promotion's Presents
CLASH OF THE TITANS
FIGHT CARD SUBMITTED BY IKF REPRESENTATIVE CARL SAMS.
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
TKO Promotions Presents
"KOMBAT ZONE 'COLLISION"
FIGHT CARD TBA...
TUESDAY, November 22nd, 2011, AT 7:00 PM/ PST
TO BE ABLE TO
CONFIRM YOUR ROOM BOOKING QUICKLY
THE HOTEL WILL BE OFFERING
EARLY CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY!
CLICK HERE AND REVIEW "STATION 1"
IKF West Coast Classic Fighters...
MAKE YOUR WEIGHT!
FIGHTERS! If You Don't
Make Your Weight You Will Be DROPPED From The
There is no 1 pound allowance at the top and bottom of your weightclass.
If you are over weight by more than 2 lbs, your OUT!
You can only lose "2" pounds after you weigh in!
If you are UNDER the weight of your weightclass, you Can't GAIN Weight...
So Your OUT!
BOTTOM LINE HERE...
WATCH YOUR WEIGHT! SO YOU WON'T BE OUT!
Be aware of your WEIGHT Everyone!
MONDAY, November 21st, 2011, AT 8:00 PM/ PST
WEST COAST CLASSIC
FIGHTERS & TRAINERS
Please check out the UPDATED
Tournament SCHEDULE page so that you will be ready
for this weekend.
Check out the UPDATED FRIDAY Schedule page
Which has a lot of Additional - Detailed & VALUABLE Information!
BE PREPARED BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
With the right forms and all.
DO NOT SEND IN
PHOTOS OR TRAINER REGISTRATION FORMS NOW!
This deadline for these things has past
And you will now have to take care of all this at Friday's registrations along with any LATE FEES.
HOTEL ROOM DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
If you hurry, you won't have to pay the HIGHER HOTEL FEE!
he Radisson was gracious enough to extend the Hotel Booking Deadline.
MORE IKF WEST COAST CLASSIC NEWS...
A Time To Shine and Give
IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing Classic...This Weekend
Sacramento, CA - Radisson Hotel
Its almost here...
The greatest and first Muay Thai / Kickboxing "TOURNAMENT" event ever held in the Golden State...California! With over 180 fighters registered and 159 of them still set to do battle for over 40 exciting titles in one weekend, it will be an epic event for Muay Thai and Kickboxing and one any real fight fan will not want to miss! Yes, its Thanksgiving weekend, a time normally set aside to eat and socialize with friends and family that you perhaps have not seen in a while. However, if a family member or friend is participating in The IKF West Coast Classic, there is no better place to be than at ringside screaming and showing your support as they give their all to become a champion! This weekend, the Radisson Hotel will be transformed into a family reunion where hundreds of future and old champions and trainers will come together to commune and give thanks for our great sport and a great event!
(Picture Above: Open Division Champion Belts...Pictured Below: Novice Division Champion Cups...Will one of these belong to you?)
The food and drink at the hotel will be in abundance as the restaurant will be slammed with hungry, anxious fighters, family members and friends all weekend. The bars will be well stocked with plenty of snacks and beverage including your favorite beer brands like Tecate, who have recently joined the IKF WCC and AK Promotions as a sponsor. Additionally, the night-life at the hotel will be banging as they have one of the best DJ's pumping music with the latest hits for those that like to 'cut the rug' on the dance floor!
Starting Friday morning around 10:AM or so, the line will
begin to swell for registration in front of the Edgewater
Ballroom. At 1:PM, registration will officially begin with Hotel
confirmation and then an assembly line of other formalities from medical
checkups, receiving photo identification name badges with the weekend itinerary
on back and gift bags etc. All procedures must be completed and verified before
official entry in the tournament. After everyone has been processed, there will
be an event meeting starting around 6:10 PM in the Edgewater
Ballroom to inform everyone about the rules and misc information to
help the tournament run smoothly. All trainers and fighters are required to be
at this meeting. For the weekend's remaining schedule of events...
Go to the Tournament Schedule of Events page by clicking
Its the goal of the IKF and AK Promotions to bring you a top quality event that our sport deserves. We sincerely hope that it is appreciated. This has been an exciting venture and because we wanted to get it right...an expensive one. There may be some hiccups along the way but know that we are giving it 100% to bring you a great event.
Its now our time to shine in the world of contact sports.
With an exciting year of events in the planning for 2012, we feel you, the
athletes and the fans deserve such an event and therefore, its been a pleasure
preparing and promoting this event in our State.
Thanks always for your support!
Everyone please travel
Safely and Good Luck to each of you!
Happy Thanksgiving! See you Friday... :)
FRIDAY, November 18th, 2011, AT 10:20 AM/ PST
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Oceanside, California, USA
Semi-Contact - No Knockouts! Muay Thai, International Low and Hi Kick Styles- Men, Women and Children!
WEDNESDAY, November 16th, 2011, AT 10:20 PM/ PST
Results From Tommy Delaney's
"IKF Fight Night In The Heritage Hotel"
IKF Promoter Mr. Tommy Delaney put together an exciting International full contact kickboxing promotion in the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise last Sunday which had eleven bouts and one junior exibition bout. The show was the first of its kind to ever be held in Portlaoise and although the numbers of fight fans could have been better, the fights themselves will have people talking for a long time to come. The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxers had four fighters out and they did their town & their country proud with 100% victories over four quality opponents.
Gary Giles from Claregalway took on Limerick fighter Carl Domiceo in a scheduled 3 rounder and stopped him in the 3rd round in one of the most exciting fights of the evening. The win brings Gary even closer to a possible Irish title fight in the new year. The main event was an Ireland V France International team event featuring Charlie Ward from Castle Park, Eric Daly from Gort and Cathal Manning from Rahoon taking on three all France kickboxing champions.
Ward, who is the current IKF All Ireland & 5 Nations champion was the first Irish fighter to the ring and he faced Jason Decante in a scheduled four rounder and this was a fast paced bout between two very technichal fighters but it was Charlies time to shine and shine he did as he took a well deserved unanamous decision over the French fighter.
Next up was recently crowned IKF European Super Lightweight champion Eric Daly versus seasoned French fighter Eric Tacconi and once again the pace was fast & furious and after four hard rounds it was Dalys hand that was raised as a unanamous victor.
The last fight of the night featured IKF World Light Heavyweight champion Cathal Manning and he faced up to Frances Anthony Pinto. Manning opened the round with some powerful kicks to Pintos midsection that could be heard all around the venue but Pinto fired back and it was shaping up to be a really good fight. That is until midway through the round, Manning caught the Frenchman with a savage left hook to the body. Pinto went down hard to the canvas where he stayed and was counted out by Referee Mick Burke from Dublin. Immediately after the count referee Mick Burke called for the ringside doctor. The doctor revealed that at least one of Pintos ribs was possibly broke and the Frenchman will be out of action for quite a while. Manning, who is this years Galway Bay FM sports star of the year for Kickboxing added yet another knockout win to his impressive CV and the Black Dragon gym had shown that their fighters can mix it up with the best.
Gary Giles (Galway), Mick Burke (Referee - Dublin), Cathal Manning (Winner by Knockout - Galway) & Pete Foley (Galway coach)
Gary Giles (Galway - winner by TKO), Mick Burke (Ref), Carl Domiceo (Limerick)
Memo (French coach), Jason Decante (France), Mick Burke (Ref), Charlie Ward (Winner - Galway) & Pete Foley (Galway coach)
Pete Foley (Galway coach), Eric Daly (Galway - winner), Mick Burke (Ref), Eric Tacconi (France) & Memo (French coach).
WEDNESDAY, November 9th, 2011, AT 7:20 PM/ PST
A Spectator's Delight...
Bare Witness to the IKF West Coast Classic!
Over 170 Fighters Are Set To Battle In Sacramento
On The Day After Thanksgiving...
Its Gunna Be A WEEKEND LONG FIGHT PARTY!
When we say many of you have never seen anything like the forthcoming IKF West Coast Classic Muay Thai / Kickboxing Tournament that will be held November 25th, 26th and 27th in Sacramento, CA...we mean it literally for the most part.
How many of you have ever seen over 100 Full Contact/ Muay
Thai/ Kickboxing fights in one weekend?
How many of you have ever seen over 40 champions crowned all in one day! One would venture to say...most have not.
Well, the IKF WCC will offer just that, a full weekend of the best Amateur Muay Thai Kickboxing action on the planet! Kids as young as eight years old...yes, eight... will be fighting for sport and the honor of wearing a championship belt that almost covers their entire torso and weighs almost as much as they do...oh well, kinda! :) Women will do battle with one intent...to walk out of that ring with one of those white and gold belts around their athletic waistlines! The mens division as always will be packed with some of the best talent from around the country! Men, both young and old, heavy and light will get their opportunity to battle for beautiful belts revealed only a few days ago by us. (Pictured Right)
"We didn't want the BELT to be the only incentive for people to register." Says IKF President Steve Fossum. "If anything, people have been shocked and blown away when they saw what their prize will be for the OPEN DIVISION Fighters. The most common response we have been hearing and reading is, 'Wow, those belts are nicer than any Pro belt I've seen!"
And for the cost of each of these treasures of
leather and gold, they will make any Champion proud beyond belief,
especially when they pick them up and realize how heavy they are too.
So you see, spectators will indeed have the delight of witnessing what has never happened before in the State of California! Spectators will see first hand the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! Spectators will also get a high from witnessing other spectators enjoying the ultimate in contact sports competition! Moreover, spectators will also witness unprecedented sportsmanship and courage by all of the fighters who dare step into the ring!
Yes, emotions will run high! Thrills will be many but the memories for everyone in attendance will last a lifetime...or at least until next year around the same time! We are encouraging all fighters to invite their family and friends to witness you receiving one of those belts and the additional awards that go to the champions that weekend! This weekend will be an experience you will never forget. Fighting for the ultimate prize in front of your family, friends and fight fans, but more so, in front of your peers, those who know first hand how much work you have done to get to this point.
There is no way, anyone close to you should miss the opportunity to witness this lasting and deserving memory forever! Fighters...call, text, facebook your family and friends and let them know where you will be that weekend and let them know how much you would like them there too for moral support! Sometimes crowd support for a fighter motivates them to give their all and who knows, on this weekend with all tools ready to go...including a large support base...victory could be yours!
Everyone is reminded to get their tickets now as spectator seating will be limited.
For Ticket Prices and
other Info Click
Online tickets are on sale at
and will be on sale online til Saturday, November 26th.
Physical Advance tickets will be on sale on Friday, morning at 10:AM at the Ballroom entrance (Fri., Sat., Sun. and weekend passes will be sold)
Tickets will also be available at the door on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on tickets contact Johnny Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 205-4762.
West Coast Classic...
Where the Best Comes West!
See you in a few days!
TUESDAY, November 8th, 2011, AT 1:00 PM/ PST
Is Your Room Booked Yet?
DISCOUNT DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!
- Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 -
Hotel Rooms are Filling Fast
WHY PAY MORE AT REGISTRATIONS?
TRAINERS, FIGHTERS AND FIGHT FANS OF THE
IKF International West
We have been stressing the need for you to get your hotel rooms booked now for the upcoming IKF International West Coast Classic and even more so TODAY! Word has it that the hotel is almost booked up for this event.
The Regular Room Rate at this Hotel is $131.50 + Tax &
The IKF Rate over this weekend is $119.00 per night.
However, as noted on the event Hotel Page, this fee will only be good until Tomorrow (Wednesday) November 9th, 2011.
After this date, the fees for everyone goes up to $131.50 per night, "IF" there are rooms available.
The special IKF Rate is available to not just fighters and trainers, but also family and friends of fighters, and of course, Fight FANS TOO!
FIGHTERS: In the past at the IKF World Classic, we have checked for room bookings privately with the Hotel with their booking manifest which allowed us to not have to ask every fighter for their proof of room booking. However, we will not be able to do this at the Radisson for this event. So instead, EVERY FIGHTER will be required to show to the IKF at event Registrations on Friday, November 25th, a "PRINTED RECEIPT" with YOUR NAME on it proving your room booking.
If you have to book your room on registration day, the room rate will surly be more.
If living within 50 miles of the Radisson Hotel, you are not
required to stay at the Radisson, HOWEVER: You will be required to show
"PROOF OF RESIDENCE" at Registration to be proven by MapQuest.
Hotel Reservation Information.
MORE IKF WEST COAST CLASSIC NEWS!
IKF International West Coast Classic
The IKF and AK Promotions would like to welcome
DBI Beverage Inc. and TECATE as a Sponsor for the first annual
IKF International West Coast Classic.
DBI Beverage Inc. is one of the leading beverage distributors in the country. Headquartered just outside Nashville in La Vergne, Tennessee, DBI Beverage Inc. is the corporate parent of companies that operate eight distributorships in California: DBI Beverage Sacramento in West Sacramento, California, with branches in Chico, California and Truckee, California; DBI Beverage San Francisco in South San Francisco, California; DBI Beverage Napa in Fairfield, California, with a branch in Ukiah, California; DBI Beverage San Jose in San Jose, California; and DBI Beverage San Joaquin in Stockton, California. These distributorships supply thousands of retail accounts with a wide variety of domestic, craft and import beers, specialty waters, energy drinks, and soft drinks.
DBI Beverage Inc. is also a sponsor for major sports teams such as the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, Sacramento RiverCats, Stockton Ports, as well as venues such as, Cal Expo, Sacramento State University, Stockton Arena, Sleeptrain Amphitheatre, Music in the Park, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain Winery and the Blue Moon Art Walk.
The IKF and AK Promotions would also like to thank several other companies who are making this event possible.
MORE IKF WEST COAST CLASSIC NEWS!
VENDOR? PROGRAM ADS?
If you want to be a sponsor or have a products booth at this years IKF International West Coast Classic,
Check out the Sponsor - Vendor page by clicking
MORE FIGHT NEWS!
The Loss Of
1944 - 2011
At the age of 67, well known boxer Smokin' Joe Frazier left us yesterday after a long battle to liver cancer. Muhammad Ali drew the crowds, charmed the media and stole the show. But while Ali is deservedly remembered as "The Greatest," it was Joe Frazier who defined what being a fighter was truly about. Frazier will always be linked in boxing history with Ali.
Frazier was once the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, and was the first man ever to defeat Muhammad Ali in the ring. Frazier rose from the most humble beginnings in Buford, South Carolina. He moved to Philadelphia and, before Rocky Balboa ever graced the silver screen, he was the name and face most associated with Philadelphia boxing. He nearly quit boxing in 1964 when he lost to Buster Mathis in the Olympic Trials and didn't make the U.S. team. But when Mathis broke a hand, Frazier went to Tokyo in his place and won a gold medal.
After winning 19 straight fights, in 1968, Frazier was matched with Buster Mathis for the NYSAC World Heavyweight title in Madison Square Garden. Mathis, as noted above, had beaten Frazier in the US Olympic trials and would have gone to Tokyo except for injury, was also unbeaten (23-0) and won the early rounds with some smart lateral movement. But Frazier kept pressing and smothering and eventually knocked Mathis out with a tremendous right-hand left-hook combination at the 2:33 mark of the 11th round to become the NYSAC world heavyweight champion.
However, After defending his NYSAC title 5 times, Frazier wanted a shot at Ali and the WBA and WBC World Titles. However Ali wasn't available, but his World Titles were.
Ali had fought his last bout on March 22nd, 1967. A Knockout victory over Zora Folley (74-7-4) at the Madison Square Garden in New York at 1:48 of round 2 to retain his WBA World heavyweight title. However, due to legal troubles, Ali was stripped of his titles and said he would not fight for the next three years. So he officially announced his retirement on February 2nd, 1970 to allow the winner of the upcoming Joe Frazier and Jimmy Ellis unification bout to be considered the undisputed champion. Frazier defeated Ellis (27-5) on February 16th, 1970 by 5th round TKO and took home the vacant WBC heavyweight title, the WBA World heavyweight title and the NYSAC World heavyweight title.
However Ali fought again with a TKO victory over Jerry Quarry in October of 1970, and another TKO victory over Oscar Natalio Bonavena in December of 1970 while Frazier defended his WBA and WBC titles with a TKO victory over Bob Foster (41-4) on November 18th, 1970.
During the 1970's, what must be considered the "Golden Age" of boxing during our lifetimes, an era where the heavyweight division boasted at least four bona-fide superstars: Frazier, Ali, George Foreman, and Ken Norton. While Ali was the center of the boxing universe, the other three all engaged in memorable battles with the self-proclaimed "Greatest" none more so than Frazier. He did it all through sheer will and perseverance. He fought in a classic bobbing-and-weaving style, working his way to the inside by attacking the body and then unleashing his money punch, the left hook. He paid a heavy price to get inside, particularly in his bouts against Ali, but Frazier was fearless.
The time was now right for Frazier and Ali to make history...
For Frazier and Ali they had two of their three bouts noted as
two of the greatest fights in boxing history.
Finally, in 1971 they were both guaranteed $2.5 million to fight each other as unbeaten heavyweight in what was to be called, the "Fight of the Century", where Frazier beat Ali in Madison Square Garden. Ali had nearly all of the physical advantages, but in the fight that remains the most significant in the sport's history, it was Frazier who threw perhaps the perfect left hook (Right) to knock down Ali in the 15th round, punctuating a victory on March 8th, 1971, in what will forever be remembered as "The Fight of the Century." Judge Artie Aidala scored it 9 rounds to 6, Judge Bill Recht had it 11 rounds to 4 and Judge Arthur Mercante scored it 8 rounds to 6, all in favor of Frazier who took the victory and the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles. Frazier spent nine days in the hospital after becoming the first man to defeat Ali, and he was never the same fighter again.
Frazier would defend the titles 2 times with TKO victories over Terry Daniels (28-4-1) and Ron Stander (23-1-1).
In January of 1973 when talks about a rematch with Ali, the number 1 contender, broke down over money Frazier signed up to face the number 2 contender, George Foreman at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. The result was a dent to his bank balance, he got a guaranteed $800,000, instead of fighting Ali for a guaranteed $3 million, and a much bigger hole to his reputation. Frazier, a 3-1 betting favorite, was bashed from pillar to post to boxing mat as he was put down six times before being stopped in the second round as he lost his titles to George Foreman by TKO at 2:26 in the round 2. Frazier was knocked down three times in the first and three times in the second.
After a 12 round victory in July of 1973 over Joe Bugner (43-5-1) at the Earls Court Arena in Kensington, London, United Kingdom, Frazier met Ali again a year after losing to Foreman in January of 1974 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. This time Frazier's outcome would not be the same as he lost to Ali by a 12 round decision for the NABF heavyweight title.
In 1975 Frazier made his Motown recording debut with First Round Knockout, written and produced by Van McCoy, an upbeat number in which he joyously remembered "One minute they were standing so tall/ The next second they began to fall ..." Music was Frazier's passion, and while his band The Knockouts never scored a number 1 hit, they did perform regularly on the Vegas strip.
With two more TKO wins over Jerry Quarry (49-6-4) and Jimmy Ellis (39-11-1) in October of 1975, Frazier and Ali were set to meet again at the Araneta Coliseum in Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines for the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles in what would be the fight known as "The Thrilla in Manila." What some may not know about this bout was that the weigh-in was 5 days in advance of bout. As to why, we were never able to find out. In the end it would be Ali who would come away with the TKO victory. It was the third and most brutal fight in the Ali-Frazier trilogy. Both men slugged each other to the brink in the late morning heat until, with Frazier's eye closing and his body shutting down, his trainer Eddie Futch called the fight off at the end of the 14th round. "No, no, Eddie, ya can't do that to me," Frazier begged, rising off his stool. "You couldn't see in the last two rounds," said Futch. "What makes ya think ya gonna see in the 15th?" "I want him, boss," said Frazier. "Sit down, son," said Futch. "It's all over. No one will ever forget what you did here today." That was true enough, but for Frazier the pain and perceived dishonor of being pulled out lingered until his death. the fight was the 1975 Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. Watch this great bout, the entire fight by clicking HERE.
Larry Merchant, the one-time sports editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and now an HBO Sports boxing analyst, said, "There was nothing not to love about Joe Frazier and how hard he trained, how hard he fought and much he wanted to win, That 1971 fight is still the biggest and greatest event I ever covered and it exceeded all the extraordinary expectations that were placed upon it." That's what Joe Frazier was. He was a guy who exceeded expectations. He wasn't the fastest or the strongest or the most athletic, but there were few who were as fearless and few who gave as much of himself in pursuit of a victory.
His bouts with Ali were associated with a lot of negative pre-fight taunting of Frazier by Ali, calling him a "Gorilla" and an "Uncle Tom". Though Frazier was articulate and intelligent, the labeling of him as a "Gorilla" by the vocal, charismatic Ali led many to believe to the contrary. He felt betrayed because he tried to help Ali when Ali was stripped of the heavyweight title for refusing induction into military service. Ali was exiled for three years at the peak of his powers, from 1967 to 1970, and Frazier went to bat for him in order to help him get his license back. He went so far as to plead Ali's case with President Nixon. And because he felt he had done so much, he resented Ali's taunts during the promotion of their three great fights.
"Believe me when I tell you this, Ali respected Joe an awful lot," said Gene Kilroy, Ali's long-time friend and former business manager. "When they signed for that fight, they made so much money and everything was guaranteed. They didn't have to do a thing to promote it, because it wouldn't make a difference. But Ali never met a camera he didn't love and he began talking about Joe to anyone who would listen. I told Joe years later that Ali was just trying to sell the fight, but Joe said to me, 'How do you think I feel when he calls me an Uncle Tom? My kids come home from school and tell me the other kids told them their Dad's a gorilla.' Joe just couldn't get over it."
Frazier (and Foreman, who later gained fame as a Preacher and television salesman) became foils to Ali's intelligent persona. Not until after his retirement did the affable Frazier emerge. He re-emerged from boxing retirement as a lounge singer, appearing in venues and strutting his moves through a memorable Miller Lite commercial. He was an ambassador for the sport, along with Foreman, especially important at a time when Ali's Parkinson's Disease prevented him from being a voice for the sport's magical era.
Joe Frazier leaves behind a legacy befitting a heavyweight champion, memories of his defeat of Ali in 1971, of the brutal battle between the two in Manila, and of other memorable battles with George Foreman and others. At a time when boxing has been searching for men like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, a time when 49-year old Evander Holyfield has indicated that he wants to return to the ring and face the Klitshko brothers, who apparently hold the current boxing belts (a fact known to at least 10 people, perhaps), the passing of Joe Frazier reverberates even stronger. Farewell, Smokin' Joe... You were one of the greatest.
A Great Tribute To
MONDAY, November 7th, 2011, AT 2:00 PM/ PST
"It's All About THE BELT Baby!"
This has been the phrase that fighters have
used to separate the IKF Championship
Tournaments from all others.
"What will I win for my efforts?"
The IKF wants to make sure that EVERY Fighter's effort is worth something GREAT!
This is why from the very first IKF Tournament back in 1999, the IKF Tournaments have ALWAYS been known for their great awards,
Especially their CUSTOM MADE Championship Belts!
For the IKF
International West Coast Classic, ALL CHAMPIONS in the "OPEN"
Divisions will win A Championship Belts!
ALL CHAMPIONS in the "NOVICE" Divisions will win Custom Engraved Championship Trophy Cups!
And now, without further delay, It's
time to show you all the
2011 IKF International West Coast Classic Championship Belts...
2011 IKF International West Coast Classic
- AWARDED TO ALL CHAMPIONS IN THE "OPEN" DIVISIONS -
BLACK & GOLD ENGRAVED SIDE PLATES YET TO BE ADDED WITH EACH DIVISION ENGRAVED ON THEM
WHICH ONE OF THESE IS YOURS...?
This is an all leather belt with Red Stitched Edge Trimming.
Red Jewels surround all three gold plated metal plates and snaps.
And YES, EVERY CHAMPION in the OPEN
will receive one of these Beautiful Championship belts...
Even in the Junior Divisions!
"Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure"
THURSDAY, November 3rd, 2011, AT 9:15 PM/ PST
TIME TO FOCUS ON THE IKF INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST CLASSIC...
Hotel Rooms are Filling Fast!
WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU NOT TO WAIT to get your hotel room reserved at the Radisson in Sacramento...
BUT IT MAY BE TOO LATE!
THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY ROOMS UNDER OUR SPECIAL ROOM RATE BLOCK, AND ONCE THEY ARE GONE, "YOU" WILL BE PAYING A LOT MORE FOR YOUR ROOMS!!!
Remember there is a limited block at the discounted rate and an "EXTRA"
registration fee if you don't have your room there ($100.00)..
Your support to the hotel for staying there help us keep YOUR cost down for this event and other IKF Tournaments, and you WILL be checked for room confirmation at the event registrations on Friday. If living inside of 50 miles of the hotel you are not required to stay there, however, to prove this, you will need to show us your drivers license for proof or your parents drivers license with the local address on it. All those living outside that 50 mile circle will need to stay at the Radisson. Book your room as soon as possible because if you don't get your room reserved before the hotel cut-off date, (November 9th, 2011) your rate will go up, IF there are any rooms left, and if not, you will have the added registration fee.
FOR HOTEL BOOKING INFO CLICK HERE!
ONCE AGAIN... WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU NOT TO WAIT(Photo Right: IKF World Classic PIT AREA)
BUT IT MAY BE TOO LATE SOON!
WITH TWO RINGS SET-UP AND BARRICADES SURROUNDING THESE TWO RINGS TO MAKE UP THE "FIGHTERS PIT" AT THE RADISSON BALLROOM, WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS TO SELL!!!
ORDER / RESERVE YOUR SEATS / TICKETS ONLINE WITH CREDIT CARD!
CHECK YOUR STATS!
CORRECT ALL FALSE OR MISSING INFO
It is MANDATORY for
everyone who is registered to fight in the IKF International West Coast Classic Tournament
to assure ALL your listed stats and information is correct.
If any of it is found to be incorrect you risk being dropped from the tournament.
THIS INCLUDES the correct spelling of your name, city, state you are from, trainers name, fight record, HEIGHT, age, date of birth.
So at this time we urge ALL Registered Fighters to check out their listing.
If something is missing such as your record or height, we need you to e-mail it to us ASAP!
It is VERY Possible we could not read your writing on your registration forms.
We happen to know we have A LOT of cities, trainer names, etc. misspelled or listed incorrect because we simply could not read your writing.
This has been especially true for the faxed registrations.
Your opponents have listed all of their info, but are you someone who did not list your date of birth? Height? Or something else?
To be fair to Everyone, we make ALL requested info
You will NOT be given the chance to correct or tell us your correct info AT THE TOURNAMENT!
Once NOVEMBER 11th has past, we look at all info as truthful and accurate.
IF you have any missing info after NOVEMBER 11th, even your height, you will be automatically dropped from the tournament.
THIS INCLUDES ANY MMA FIGHTS!
ABOVE & BELOW
IKF World Classic Fighters "PIT AREA"
MORE INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST CLASSIC INFO...
IKF INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST CLASSIC
This years IKF INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST CLASSIC Fighters will be fighting with Gloves provided by Wendy.
They will be Red and Blue Wendy Fight Gloves.
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The 2011 IKF International West Coast Classic Program Book!
PROGRAM AD & VENDOR BOOTH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 2011
As many here know, every year now "Foster Graphics" - www.FosterGraphics.com has been creating a top quality IKF program book for the IKF Tournaments. Along with the usual sponsor ads comes something very unique... EVERY Fighters Name!
Yes EVERY FIGHTERS NAME will grace the inside pages and will, as always, include each fighters name, city, state, country, weight, height, trainers name and contact numbers which makes it a GREAT "Who's Who" for event matchmakers and promoters. It's like a Scouting book for Kickboxing and Muay Thai, just like Pro Sport scouts use. Not only is it a great souvenir for every fighter and their families, but it's also a "Matchmakers DREAM Book!"
Matchmakers and scouts from promotions around the globe attend the IKF Tournaments looking for top talent for their events. If they would allow is to, we would love to tell you who has been hidden in the crowd in the past and who plans to be there this year. However, they have always respectfully asked us to keep quiet about who they are and who they represent. What we can say is that this year there will be some big names there representing both Kickboxing/Muay Thai and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
The program is a full 8 & 1/2 X 11 inches in size. Ads very from a business card size ad starting at $50 up to a full page, full color for the back cover and inside back cover. All inside ads are done in black and white but the outside cover pages will be color ads. As of today, the back cover is still available, but we have had 2 sponsors that say they want it.
There will be some other additions to the program as well such as some feature articles and of course, LOADS OF PHOTOS From Past IKF Tournaments!
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sizes and fees as well as
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OH... And For The Record...For the FIRST EVER IKF International West Coast Classic, We Have
Over 180 Registered Fighters and of them, 177 are
still on track to "Walk The Walk!"
AND STILL COUNTING...
Keep watching the 2011 Registered Fighters Page for this FIRST EVER
IKF International West Coast Classic Amateur
As we see who will "Walk The Walk!"
WEDNESDAY, November 2nd, 2011, AT 11:00 PM/ PST
Results From Taurus Promotions'
'Bulls On Parade 4'
October 29th, 2011 - Plymouth, England