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SATURDAY, August 31st, 2013, AT 9:10 AM/ PST


It Was 1 Year Ago Today That The Martial Arts World Lost A Legend.

We Will Always Remember Him...






JOE LEWIS
March 7th, 1944 - August 31st, 2012






ABOUT JOE LEWIS
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FRIDAY, August 30th, 2013, AT 5:20 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Vinny O Brien Presents
'Gloves and Glory'
Ireland VS Scotland

Dungarvan, Ireland





THURSDAY, August 29th, 2013, AT 12:20 PM/ PST


Results From Performance Martial Arts'
"Mayhem in Meath 4"
August 24th, 2013 - Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland



The IKF Sanctioned "Mayhem In Meath 4" Full Contact Kickboxing, Boxing & K-1 event promoted by Mr. Mick Burke (Proprietor of the PMA Gyms in Ashbourne & Navin Coi. Meath) was a resounding success despite some last minute pull outs due to a car accident. (Thankfully no-one was badly hurt). The show had a good mixture of styles to keep all disciplines happy. Three excellent title fights, an exciting "Pro Rules" K-1 bout and the Venue was packed to the doors with enthusiastic and extremely vocal but sporting fight fans.

Damien Darker from Dublin outpointed IKF 5 Nations Champion Sean O Neill from Waterford for the Title in a case of "Technichan Versus the Banger". Galway Black Dragons Brian Merrigan had an excellent win over Alex Kravstov from Lucan MMA in their K-1 Rules bout. Steven Callaghan knocked out Dinny O Halloran from Thurles for the vacant IKF All Ireland Middleweight K-1 Crown. And new star was born when Hughie O Rourke from Team Ryano in Dublin knocked out Cian Roddis from K2C Gym in Cork for the vacant IKF Junior Super Lightweight All Ireland K-1 rules title. He did it with a spinning kick to the head in what IKF Chief Judge Patrick Ryan from Tipperary described as "the new Knockout of the year".
IKF Ireland marches forward next Saturday (August 31) when Promoter Vinny O Brien hosts "Gloves & Glory" in Lawlors Hotel in Dungarvan.

Here are all the nights Results...

  1. IAB AMATEUR BOXING - LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Jason Mc Guire, (Meath, Ireland, 2-0, 82kg, 5'10'', 06-30-84, Mick Burke, 085 7249933)
    defeated James Dingle (Dublin, Ireland, 0-1, 82kg, 5'8'', 11-30-76, Mick Burke, 085 7249933) by judges decision. (28-30, 28-30, 28-29.

  2. EXHIBITION KICKBOXING BOUT
    Daniel Quigley (Tullamore, Ireland) and Declan Garry (Meath, Ireland) fought to a draw in an exhibition kickboxing bout.

  3. IAB AMATEUR BOXING - LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Paul Lawerence, (Rush, Ireland, 11-2-1, 80kg, 5'10'', 12-26-84, Paul Cowser)
    defeated Alex Teminkov (Meath, Ireland, 6-1-1, 79.5, 182cm, 10-09-82, Mick Burke, 085 7249933) by judges decision, 26-30, 26-30, 26-30.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR - LIGHT CRUISERWEIGHT
    Ciaran Mc Grellis, (Ireland, 1-0, 83kg, 5'10'', 12-20-91, Jonny Shiels, 07821324538)
    defeated Adam Szulc, (Navin, Ireland, 0-1, 84, 180cm, 09-05-81, Mick Burke, 085 7249933) by judges decision, 27-29, 28-29, 28-29.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR SUPER WELTERWEIGHT
    Leonard O Hanlon, (Meath, Ireland, 0-1-0, 70kg, 6', 03-19-88, Mick Burke, 085 7249933)
    and Paddy Tuohy, (Tullamore, Ireland, 1-0-1, 69.2kg, 5'9'', 12-22-82, John Quigley, 086 6660474) fought to a draw., 29-29, 29-29, 29-29.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR WELTERWEIGHT
    Dylan Williams, (Meath, Ireland, 1-0, 66.8kg, 5'7'', 07-04-96, Mick Burke, 086 7249933)
    defeated James Hennessey (Thurles, Ireland, 0-2, 65.7kg, 5'7'', 09-21-95, Pat John Mc Cool, 087 9359123) by TKO in round two.
    IKF Ireland have issued James Hennessey with a 30 day medical suspension until 24 September, 2013 due to the TKO.

  7. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES
    SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT JUNIOR ALL IRELAND TITLE

    Hughie O Rourke, (Dublin, Ireland, 11-2-0, 61.4kg, 5'7'', 07-08-97)
    defeated Cian Roddis, (Cork, Ireland, 3-1, 62.1kg, 5'11'', 03-18-97, Liam Og Griffin, 086 1019937) by Kick KO at 48 seconds into round three.
    IKF Ireland have issued Cian Roddis with a 45 day medical suspension until 8th October, 2013 due to the KO.

  8. IKF K-1 RULES SUPER WELTERWEIGHT
    Bryan Merrigan, (Galway, Ireland, 13-7-1, 69kg, 5'9'', 05-02-83, Pete Foley, 087 8119227)
    defeated Alex Kravtsov, (Lucan, Ireland, 18-13-3, 69kg, 175cm, 05-29-90, Tony Carrick, 087 7712112) by judges decision, 40-37, 40-35, 39-38.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    5 NATIONS MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE DEFENCE

    Damien Darker, (Challenger, Dublin, Ireland, 18-3, 75kg, 6'1'', 06-19-92, Glen Heenan, 086 3993095)
    defeated Sean O Neill (Champion, Waterford, Ireland, 24-15, 75kg, 5'10'', 05-18-87, Billy O Sullivan, 085 8589902) by Judges decision. 46-50, 46-49, 47-49.

  10. IKF AMATEUR K-1 RULES
    ALL IRELAND MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

    Steven Callaghan, (Meath, Ireland, 7-0, 74kg, 183cm, 04-25-88, Mick Burke, 085 7249933)
    defeated Denis O Halloran (Thurles, Ireland, 3-1, 74.4kg, 5'11'', 03-30-83, Pat John Mc Cool, 087 9359123) by KO at 30 seconds into round two.
    IKF Ireland have issued Denis O Halloran with a 45 day medical suspension until 8th October, 2013 due to the KO.




L-R: Pete Foley (Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club Coach)
Bryan Merrigan (Galway - winner), Ring Girl, Paul Cummins (Kilkenny - Referee)
Alex Kravstov (Lucan MMA) & Tony Carrick (Lucan MMA Coach).


L-R: Steven Doyle (PMA Assistant Coach), Mick Burke (PMA Head Coach
& Promoter
) Steven Callaghan (New IKF Middleweight AM K-1 Rules All
Ireland Champion
)Paul Cummins (Ref), Dinny O Halloran (Thurles)
Pat John Mc Cool (Thurles Coach) & Ring Girl.



L-R: Billy O Sullivan (Raging Bull WKA Coach), Sean O Neill (Waterford, Former
Champion
), Damien Darker (Dublin, New IKF 5 Nations Middleweight Champion)
Glen Heenan (Elite Kickboxing Club Coach), Lindsey Doyle (Elite Club Coach)
& Ring Girl.






TUESDAY, August 27th, 2013, AT 9:45 AM/ PST


IKF EAST COAST
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING CLASSIC


BE AWARE OF THE 3 REGISTRATION
DEADLINES!
FIRST DEADLINE NOTICE…
Sunday, September 8th - Enter Early and SAVE$!


Dear Trainers and Fighters,
The first deadline of the IKF East Coast Classic is Sunday September 8th. This is a very important deadline as it will determine the divisions that will be available at the tournament. If you want to fight in your desired weight or rule style division, you need to get registered right away so to keep that division open.

ONLY BRACKETS WITH FIGHTERS IN THEM WILL REMAIN
FOR THE TOURNAMENT AFTER SEPTEMBER 8th!

After September 8th, you will have to choose from one of the divisions still open. Divisions with no contender(s) registered in them WILL CLOSE at that time due to we have to assure that we have the proper amount of awards ordered etc.

Registration fee will also go up to $50 after September 8th and will go to $55 after September 25th

Final Deadline is Thursday, October 10th!

There will also be the IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament on Saturday night October 19th available and will also be an option for competitors...Men, Women and Children competing for nice awards in Semi Contact action!

You can Pay Fighter Fees, Purchase Spectator Tickets, Trainer Fees, Video and Camera Passes and IKF PKB Entry Fees by going to AKPromotions.tix.com
There is a nominal fee to use this service

Thanks for joining us for this exciting event for our great sport of Kickboxing!
Get your Registrations in TODAY!



FOR ALL TOURNAMENT INFO, SEE THE
EAST COAST CLASSIC HOME PAGE BY CLICKING
HERE!


FOR MORE INFO GO TO THE AK PROMOTIONS PRESS PAGE BY CLICKING
HERE!

Feel free to contact us with questions at (843) 773-1005 or by email at ikfeastcoastclassic@netwiz.net - For more info go to www.AKPromotions.org

We maintain the right to create new divisions, catch weights etc. for special circumstances.
We will do what we can to try and get everyone a match but please understand there are some cases that a fight cannot be made.
There will be some refund and transfer options available.




FRIDAY, August 23rd, 2013, AT 1:20 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Performance Martial Arts Presents
"Mayhem in Meath 4"
Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland






THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


California Black Belt League Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament"
Modesto, California, USA








MONDAY, August 19th, 2013, AT 4:45 PM/ PST


Results From Billy O Sullivan's
"IKF JUNIOR KICKBOXING"
August 18th, 2013 - Waterford, Ireland


Great Junior Kickboxing show this past Sunday at the Raging Bull WKA Gym in Waterford. The event, was promoted by Waterfords top coach, the charismatic Master Billy O Sullivan and Sanctioned by the IKF. It was well supported by gyms from all over Ireland and gave the upcoming talent an excellent chance to gain some invaluable experience ahead of the IKF Junior Nationals in Kilkenny in October.

It's shows like these that show who's interested in bringing our future superstars a further step up the ladder in their chosen sport. With that in mind, the IKF and Master O Sullivan would like to thank all those who attended. We are all looking forward to the next Junior Event with more exciting action.




FRIDAY, August 16th, 2013, AT 1:10 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...


Billy O Sullivan Presents
"IKF JUNIOR KICKBOXING"
Ireland





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Results From SIAMO KICKBOXING'S
"A NIGHT OF KICKBOXING & K1"
July 27th, 2013 - Dublin, Ireland



The very first IKF Promotion in Irelands capital city of Dublin was held on the 27th July in the Wright Venue in Swords. the event was promoted by the well known Mr. Damian Crowther who is the chief coach of "Siamo Kickboxing".

With 14 fights on the card, the enthusiastic fight fans certainly got their moneys worth. The only sad note was that the scheduled main event was cancelled due to one of the Pro fighters coming in 1.3kg heavy (Almost 3 lbs). Because of this the semi main event, the IKF All Ireland Welterweight Title Fight, was upgraded to the nights Main Event! This came as a bonus to the fight fans as this bout proved to be a stormer between the defending IKF Champion Peter Mc Cabe and KBI Champion and challenger Stephen Mc Afee.

Mc Cabe took the win after a tough five rounds and retained his IKF title. The semi main event was the IKF Super Middleweight Eliminator bout fought over four rounds. Justin "The Joker" Downey from Siamo Kickboxing easily defeated Shane Gethings from Elite Martial Arts with a third round stoppage. This win paved his way for a crack at current IKF Champion Alex Teminkov from PMA in Meath. This showdown has been scheduled for December 7th, 2013 in Galway.


  1. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Alicia Chambers (Tipperary Fight Factory)
    defeated Eryn Birkenhead (Kombat Gym, Meath) by unanimous decision, 20-18, 20-18, 20-18.

  2. IKF AMATEUR FCR BANTAMWEIGHT
    Jason Farrell (Meath, Ireland)
    and Stephen Butler, (Dublin, Ireland, 0-0-1, 55.4kg, 4'6'', 09-14-98, Damian Crowther, 085 8593324) fought to a draw. 20-19, 20-20, 19-19.

  3. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    Billie Maher (Larrys Gym, Carlow)
    defeated Ebony Martin (Waterford) by unanimous decision, 20-18, 20-18, 20-18.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR FLYWEIGHT
    Patrick Butler, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 8-2-2, 51.5kg, 5'6'', 05-14-96, Mick Bland, 0876118301)
    defeated James McQuirk, (Dublin, Ireland, 5-1, 51.1kg, 5'9'', 04-23-97, Karl Flynn, 087 0609847) by judges decision. 28-29, 29-29, 28-29.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR BANTAMWEIGHT
    Emma Butler, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 1-1, 51kg, 5'2'', 02-15-90, Mick Bland, 087 6118301)
    defeated Eve Byrne, (Ratoath, Ireland, 5-5-2, 54.7kg, 5'2'', 08-03-96, Eddie Byrne, 087 2713071) by TKO in round 3.
    Eve Byrne has been handed a 30 day medical suspension until August 27, 2013.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Jamie Reid, (Dublin, Ireland, 0-0-1, 74kg, 6', 01-20-92, Damian Crowther, 085 8393324)
    and Eddie Murphy, (Dublin, Ireland, 0-0-1, 74kg, 5'9'', 02-22-78, Karl Flynn, 087 0608847) fought to a draw. 30-29, 29-29, 30-30.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FCR FLYWEIGHT
    Lisa Maloney, (Tipperary, Ireland, 3-1, 50kg, 5'5'', 06-27-96, Craig Sutton, 087 9682833)
    defeated Anna Kajela, (Dublin, Ireland, 0-2, 50kg, 5'7'', 06-22-96, Damian Crowther, 085 8393324) by judges decision. 27-30, 27-30, 27-30.

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT
    Paul Darcy, (Dublin, Ireland, 2-0, 62.3kg, 5'7'', 03-15-94, Damian Crowther, 085 8393324)
    defeated Dale Stronge, (Carlow, Ireland, 0-2, 61kg, 6', 02-26-94, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by TKO in round one.
    Dale Stronge has been handed a 30 day medical suspension until August 27, 2013.

  9. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Keith Shelly, (Dublin, Ireland, 11-5-2. 81kg, 5'10'', 10-03-79, Liam Whelan, 086 8482752)
    defeated Dermot Maher, (Kilkenny, Ireland, 15-8, 79kg, 6'1'', 05-02-80, Mick Bland, 087 6118301) by judges decision. 30-28, 28-29, 30-27.

  10. IKF AMATEUR FCR SUPER WELTERWEIGHT
    Darren Cummins, (Dublin, Ireland, 5-2, 68.9kg, 5'10'', 06-21-85, Damian Crowther, 085 8393324)
    defeated Kenny McGuire, (Carlow, Ireland, 4-2, 58kg, 166cm, 08-09-92, Larry Brennan, 085 7560083) by kick Knockout in round one.
    IKF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Maura Grummell has handed Kenny Mc Guire a 6 month medical suspension due to the severity of the KO
    as it was his second time this year to be knocked out.


  11. IKF AMATEUR FCR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
    James Brady, (Dublin, Ireland, 5-3, 80kg, 6', 08-17-84, Jonathan Lewins, 086 8482752)
    defeated Oliver Murphy, (Waterford, Ireland, 3-2-1, 80kg, 6'2'', 01-07-83, Billy O' Sullivan, 085 8589902) by judges decision. 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  12. IKF AMATEUR FCR CRUISERWEIGHT
    Brett Egan, (Dundarvan, Ireland (7-1, 85.9, 6'2'', 05-16-86, Vinny O' Brien, 083 4218676)
    defeated Germaine Comerford, (Dublin, Ireland, 0-1, 88kg, 6'2'', 08-26-88, Damian Crowther, 085 8393324) by withdrawal in round two.

  13. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT ELIMINATOR

    Justin Downey, (Dublin, Ireland, 8-3, 77kg, 6'2'', 04-21-85, Damian Crowther, 085 8393324)
    defeated Shane Gethings, (Dublin, Ireland, 2-3, 78kg, 6', 11-03-89, Glen Heenan, 086 3993095) by TKO in round three.
    Shane Gethings has been handed a 30 day medical suspension until August 27, 2013.

  14. IKF AMATEUR FCR
    ALL IRELAND WELTERWEIGHT TITLE DEFENCE

    Peter Mc Cabe, (Dublin, Ireland, 17-12-2, 66.4kg, 5'9'', 01-08-91, Jimmy Courtney, 087 2968021)
    defeated Stephen Mc Afee, (Dublin, Ireland, 12-4, 67kg, 5'7'', 05-06-91, Liam Whelan, 086 8482752) by judges decision to retain his IKF Amateur FCR Welterweight title.




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IKF CHAMPION
Gary "Slick" Manogue
Set For IKF World Title Showdown!

As many are aware, Ireland's Full Contact Rules fighter
Gary "Slick" Manogue
has been blazing a trail of his own through the sport of Kickboxing for several years now at 70kg (154 lbs).

Gary (Galway, Ireland, 22-1) went the whole 5 round distance and defeated Kilkenny fighter Kayne Nelson, a veteran of over 30 fights at the time, for the IKF All Ireland Title on May 15, 2010 in Leisureland, Galway. He later fought Nelson at 72kg (158 lbs) and knocked him out in the 2nd round.

Having problems finding anyone in Ireland to defend his title to, in 2010 he accepted a challenge to fight Sam Allen (Sam later turned Pro and recently won two professional World Titles - one as recently as last Saturday) for the vacant IKF 5 Nations Title in Telford, UK. Later in 2010 Sam got injured and pulled out so Gareth Porter who had just won the WKA World championships in Italy was drafted in and Gary knocked him out in the second round.

Gary defended his 5 Nations belt to unbeaten Welsh fighter Mike Sandford in December 2011 in Galway. After a tough 5 rounds he emerged as a unanimous decision winner handing Sandford his very first defeat. Garys only loss was to 8 time IKF World Tournament Champion Nathan Key (CLICK - Augusta, Georgia, USA, 33-3/17, AMMA: 6-1) in the final of the 2012 IKF World Classic Championships in Orlando, Florida USA.

Taking nothing away from Key, but Manogue had to fight in the weightclass above his desired weight of Super Welterweight (147.1 lbs - 153 lbs. - 66.9 kg - 69.5 kg) because his team-mate, Charlie Ward wanted to fight at Super Welterweight. So, Gary moved up to Light Middleweight (153.1 lbs. - 159 lbs. - 69.6 kg - 72.3 kg) where he eventually fought Key for the title.

Still, a loss to someone like Nathan Key is certainly no disgrace.

Like a true champion, Gary didn't dwell on the loss but concentrated on his next big challenge which was against Romain Beranger from France for the vacant IKF European Super Welterweight Title at the Black Box Theatre in Galway on November 24, 2012. In front of a huge crowd and incredible atmosphere, Gary stopped the game Frenchman in the third round to claim the IKF European title.

Then on May 26, 2013 Gary defended it against teak tough David Blais from Nantes in the North West region of France and once again took a clear unanimous decision. Highlights of which were shown on national TV. Just last year he travelled to Sunderland and fought British Champion Dean Petty who he knocked out cold in round two in front of a thousand fight fans. Earlier this year, he headlined a big show in France where he knocked out the local hero in the very first round.

After much discussions with IKF World President Steve Fossum in California the hunt was on to secure Gary a World Title fight in the Super Welterweight (147.1 lbs. - 153 lbs. - 66.9 kg - 69.5 kg.) division where Gary is ranked number 1 and holds the IKF European title.

The first choice was number 2 ranked FCR Super Welterweight - Marco Capabianco (Oakville, Ontario, Canada 22-5 - Click for Photo). There is quite a bit of history between Capabianco, Key and Gary. Capabianco had fought and lost a 3 round decision to Key back in 2010 at the 2010 IKF World Classic. Capabianco came back to the 2011 IKF World Classic, winning the title at Welterweight (143 lbs. to 150 lbs. - 65 kg. to 68.18 kg.) That same year Key fought and won the Light Middleweight (153 lbs to 160 lbs. - 69.54 kg. to 72.72 kg.) title.

Capabianco repeated and defended his title at the 2012 IKF World Classic. That same year was the bout we spoke of above, Manogue's only loss to Key in the Championship bout at Light Middleweight (153.1 lbs. - 159 lbs. - 69.6 kg - 72.3 kg.)

With all the history, Capobianco seemed like the best possible opponent for the World title. However, Capobianco's trainer won't be available for the bout date (Attending the WAKO tournament in Turkey) making Capobianco unavailable.

Gary had already defeated number 3 ranked Romain Beranger and since number 4 ranked Charlie Ward (Galway, Ireland, 15-5-1/4) trains with Gary and of course, has the same coach, he of course was not a match. Number 5 ranked was Mouim Issahili (St Martin, France, 22-5) but he is now concentrating on International Rules & K-1 rules so he said he no longer wants to fight above the waist, Full Contact Rule Style. None of the remaining contenders had the records to secure a World Title request so the search went outside the IKF World Amateur Rankings.

Finally, an opponent was secured and signed off by the IKF World Headquarters Office. He could well prove to be Garys biggest challenge to date. His name is Roy Wishman.

Wishman (Bergen Full Contact, Norway, 30-16) is a veteran of almost 50 fights and he hails from Bergen in Norway. He fights out of the highly regarded Bergen Full Contact Camp and his coach Baard Trones is one of the most respected trainers in Scandinavia.

The fight has been set for December 7th, 2013 in Leisureland in Galway
A New IKF Rule will allow this
IKF Amateur FCR Super Welterweight World title Bout
to be fought over "7 ROUNDS" instead of the previous standard 5 rounds.
Once again this bout will receive national TV coverage.
We look forward to seeing a Great Fight!


  • Gary Manogue Title History

    • IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Super Welterweight 5 Nations Title
      March 13th, 2010, Telford, England
      Defeated Gareth Porter by TKO in round 2.

    • IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules All Ireland Super Welterweight Title.
      May 15th, 2010, Galway, Ireland
      Defeated Kayne Nelson by unanimous decision, 50-48, 49-48, 50-45.
      • FIRST DEFENSE: December 3rd, 2011, Galway, Ireland: Defeated Mike Sandford by unanimous decision, 50-46, 50-45, 49-48.

    • Currently Holding: IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Super Welterweight European Title
      November 24th, 2012, Galway, Ireland
      Defeated Romain Beranger by TKO at 48 seconds into round three.






TUESDAY, August 13th, 2013, AT 2:40 PM/ PST


All Amateur Kickboxing Tournament To Be Held At Historic
South Of The Border
Convention Center In October 2013!

Dillon, South Carolina, USA

Fighters from across the United States and abroad are committing to come test the Kickboxing power of the Southeast!


The First Annual *IKF East Coast Muay Thai Kickboxing Classic will be held at the historic South of the Border, a Mexican tourist site located on the border of North and South Carolina off Interstate I-95. The *IKF East Coast Muay Thai Kickboxing Classic will be a three day event starting with registration and exams on Friday, October 18th, elimination on Saturday, October 19th and Championship bouts on Sunday, October 20th 2013… nicknamed "Championship Sunday" as the winners will receive beautiful championship belts for topping their perspective divisions in Full Contact Kickboxing matches.

There will also be an IKF Point Muay Thai Semi Contact Kickboxing Tournament on that Saturday night around 5:30 PM at the Convention Center immediately following the first day of elimination. Men, women and children will be competing for awards in that event too. No Knockouts are allowed in the Point Kickboxing portion of the tournament which is different from the day time event, where the knockouts are allowed.

An estimated 150 to 200 fighters will travel from afar to combat all in one weekend featuring the best kickboxing action on the Southeastern Coast in many years with two rings going at once! This will be an excellent event for amateur men, women and junior fighters 8 years old and up to showcase their talents in a first class Golden Gloves type event. Gyms from across the United States and other countries like Canada, Puerto Rico and Costa Rico have already pledged their commitment to attend. They will bring their best talents to test their skills in full contact Modified Muay Thai Rule, high and low kick International styles. MMA Fighters wanting to do stand-up and Kickboxers regardless of affiliation are welcomed to participate…in fact, its highly recommended…the more… the better the competition!

President of AK Promotions, Johnny "Superfoot" Davis (Right) was delighted about the new relationship with South of the Border and knows that this event will be a success and a great form of entertainment for the entire family in the region! Davis is a former two-time world champion Kickboxer and promoter who recently relocated back to the Southeast to be closer to family. He also noted "The East Coast Kickboxing community has always been loaded with great fighters in areas like New York, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and even Alabama and Mississippi and therefore the event is expected to be well attended! I'm ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring the Fight Sport industry to the area. Moreover, this event is a great precursor to bigger events we plan to do at South of the Border and surrounding cities in 2014." If Davis, who also promotes music, festivals and comedy events…has his way, South of the Border will feel a little like Las Vegas in the not so distant future.

Over the past 23 years while in California, Davis built his AK Promotions company to one of the top promotions in California. He and the IKF also promoted the IKF West Coast Classic in 2011 that registered 180 fighters and was the largest kickboxing event ever held in California. More information click HERE.

The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) will be sanctioning and assisting with coordinating the event. The IKF is known for administering strict safety regulations to protect participants. The event will have some of the top officials in North and South Carolina like: Chief Referee for South Carolina and Georgia, Mr. Blake Grice. Also top referee and champion fighter Mr. Dale Frye of North Carolina, both champion fighters. Other officials such as Shannon and Kevin Hudson of Limon, South Carolina will be on board. At press time, Mr. Scott McMillan of Morehead City, North Carolina, Former fighter Terry Rich, Former Fighter Anthony Thompson, Mr. Ray Thompson and Chief Referee for the IKF Dan Stell are just a few of the top officials who will be on board that weekend to assure all fights are judged fairly. More officials to be named soon.

South of the Border is an excellent destination for the entire family and The IKF East Coast Muay Thai / Kickboxing Classic. South of the Border has something for everyone! Fighters and fans from around the world will enjoy all of its excellent amenities including but not limited to a Hotel with approximately 200 rooms and great rates, several restaurants and diners, gift shops, a zoo, rides for the kids, mini golf course, fireworks, arcade, ice cream shops, antique and collection gift shops and so much more.

Registrations Opens August 17th. Registration process and forms will be ready soon and located on the IKF Events page under this event. Reserve your rooms today at South of the Border before they sell out. Mention Kickboxing Tournament for your special $59 rate. Call (800) 845-6011 or go to www.TheSouthOfTheBorder.com

Registration Fee, Spectator Tickets, Trainer Fees, Spectator Fees, Camera Passes and IKF/PKB Entry fee can all be purchased safely with your credit card at akpromotions.tix.com

For more information on sponsorships, booths and general information contact AK Promotions at (843) 773-1005 , Fax- (843) 506-8010, E-mail johnnyd@akpromotions.org or go towww.AKPromotions.org

FIGHTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS
5:00 PM/PST, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2013

FIGHTER REGISTRATION FORM
CLICK HERE!

Transportation
Black Belt Limousine and Sedans
blackbeltlimousinesandsedans.com
(919) 606- 2401

(*) This is an AKPromotions Event Sanctioned by the IKF.




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Women's Superstar Felice Herrig Signs Exclusive Agreement With
Invicta Fighting Championships

Mike Afromowitz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2012)
Twenty-eight year-old strawweight (115 pounds) superstar Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig (9-4 MMA) of Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women's world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this year.

"I couldn't be happier than I am now, after signing with Invicta FC," said Herrig. "I have seen them do so much for women and really give them a chance to shine. I don't think anyone realized how big Invicta FC would become, and I am truly proud to say I have found a home with them."

"We are excited about bringing Felice, one of the brightest, young talents in the women's field of MMA, under the Invicta FC umbrella," said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. "Felice has overcome a lot of stiff competition, thus far, during her career, and we are looking forward to seeing her perform against some of the top women in the world who fight for Invicta FC."

A seasoned striker who began her fight career as a kickboxer, Herrig was initially introduced to a national audience as a competitor on Fight Girls, the Oxygen network reality series that followed a group of women Muay Thai fighters vying for greatness in Thailand's national sport. Herrig emerged victorious over a champion in Thailand before the series concluded.

Herrig went on to become a Pro United States Muay Thai Champion, winning the International Kickboxing Federation ( IKF ) United States Bantamweight crown on November 15th, 2008 by earning a unanimous decision over Katie Meehan in Chicago 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46. Herring still holds this title and has never been challenged for it. She also enjoyed a stint fighting in Chuck Norris' now-defunct kickboxing promotion, World Combat League.

As an Amateur Felice won 2 IKF Amateur Classic Tournaments.
She won the 2005 IKF North American Classic Amateur Tournament in Orlando, Florida, USA on August 21st when she defeated Terri French of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

In 2006 she won the 2006 IKF World Classic Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA on July 30th when she defeated Stacy Chung of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada by unanimous decision 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

In her last MMA start on March 28, Herrig earned a split decision victory over Heather Clark in Tampa, Florida.



About Invicta Fighting Championships
Invicta Fighting Championships (www.invictafc.com) is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women's MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.







MONDAY, August 12th, 2013, AT 7:20 PM/ PST


Results From Donnie Hair's
"Sebring SWAMP BRAWL"
August 10th, 2013 - Sebring, Florida, USA



  1. IKF Amateur Kickboxing
    Leonel Ruiz (Okeechobee Florida, USA, 1-0, 179, 5'8", 11/23/93, Coleman Ray 954-261-9429)
    VS Zachary Bello (Avon Park Florida, USA, 0-1, 180, 6'3", 10-23-89, Self 863-257-4737)
    Winner: Leonel Ruiz: Unanimous Decision -30-26, 29-27, 30-26.

  2. IKF Amateur Kickboxing
    Justin Chin (Avon Park Florida, USA, 2-0, 190, 5'8", 8-2-90, Sifu Enrico 863-201-3641)
    VS Josh Spears (Belleview Florida, USA, 0-2, 5'10", 8-6-87, Brian Irvin 352-322-3405)
    Winner: Justin Chin by KO at 1:28 of round 1.
  3. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Rudy Levocz (Sebring Florida, USA, 1-0, 206, 6'3", 3-4-88, Self 561-294-2048)
    VS John Schmitt (Williston Florida, USA, 0-1, 201, 6'3", 2-16-83, Self 352-857-4414)
    Winner: Rudy Levocz by TKO 1:14 of round 3.
  4. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Hale Kelly (Sebring Florida, USA, 1-0, 187, 6', 7-23-85, Steve Weed 863-446-1398)
    VS Dustin Dixon (Ocala Florida, USA, 0-1, 184, 5'10", 7-25-88, Self 352-304-0254)
    Winner: Hale Kelly by Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  5. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Glenn White (Orlando Florida, USA, 1-0, 166, 6', 9-2-94, Mike Sgroi 321-277-0282)
    VS Eric Schmitt (Williston Florida, USA, 0-1, 170, 5'8", 8-15-87, Self 352-857-3078)
    Winner: Glenn White by TKO at 2:19 of round 2.
  6. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Brian Cruz (Deltona Florida, USA, 2-0, 128, 5'4", 10-5-90, Carlos Valentin 732-619-9010)
    VS Eugene Morales (Orlando Florida, USA, 1-2, 132, 5'9", 10-16-85,ATT Orlando 407-541-7481)
    Winner: Brian Cruz at 1:31 of round 1.

  7. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Ingrid Madrano (Wesley Chapel Florida, USA, 2-1, 105, 4'9", 7-6-79, Franklin Cisneros 813-526-3594)
    VS Jenny Silverio (Miami Florida, USA, 5-1, 105, 4'9", 10-14-86, Master Tarrago)
    Winner: Ingrid Medrano by Split Decision 30-27, 30-27, 28-29.

  8. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Chris Miller (Sebring Florida, USA, 6-2, 174, 5'11", 7-8-84, Steve Weed 863-446-1398)
    VS Stevie Rochelle (Ocala Florida, USA, 4-2, 170, 6', 6-19-85, Self 352-615-4763)
    Winner: Chris Miller by Submission 46 seconds of round 1.

  9. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Michael Jones (Orlando Florida, USA, 6-1, 152, 5'10", 4-1-84, Julian William 407-556-1578)
    VS Brian Jean (Sebring Florida, USA, 5-4, 129, 6'2", 6-4-92, Steven Weed 863-446-1398)
    Winner: Michael Jones by Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. ISCF Amateur MMA
    Shawn Valentin (Winter Garden Florida, USA, 6-2, 135, 5'8", 7-1-86, Julian Williams 517-974-4098)
    VS Stephen Weed (Sebring Florida, USA, 6-4, 134, 5'9", 7-31-92, Stephen Weed 863-846-1398)
    Winner: Shawn Valentin by Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.





THURSDAY, August 8th, 2013, AT 5:25 PM/ PST




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