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FRIDAY, December 27th, 2019, AT 6:00 PM/ PST

It's Often What We Don't See That Keeps The Sport Moving Forward
Steve Fossum

In this field of fight sports, like any, there are the stars everyone sees in front of the camera, which we call the exposed tip of the iceberg. However, like the Iceberg image of success, there is a lot of individuals who make up all the work below the water line of that Iceberg, known as it's foundation for its very existence. Here's an award given to one of those like us who share the work, "Below the waterline, but support what everyone else is doing and seeing above." The thankless part of being one of those behind the scenes doing a lot of work to keep us all not only organized, but more so, SAFE, so that those above the waterline can bask in all the Glory. Congratulations Andy Foster (Executive Director of the California State Athletic Commission) for winning the Yahoo Sports, is the 2019 Yahoo Sports Man of the Year in boxing. Thank you for all you do to keep the Fight Sports moving forward in a Safe as well as Successful way for everyone.

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Andy Foster of the California Athletic Commission is the 2019 Yahoo Sports Man of the Year
in boxing for prioritizing fighter safety.
(Photo - Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Andy Foster's guidance
Deontay Wilder's knockout highlight 2019
Yahoo Sports boxing awards.

By Kevin Iole
Combat columnist Yahoo Sports / Dec 27, 2019, 12:09 PM

The action in the ring was great in 2019. There were a slew of candidates for Fight of the Year, which we'll announce on Monday, and for the first time in a long time, the fights the fans most wanted to see began to be made regularly.

New stars emerged and the sport is, in a lot of ways, as healthy as it has been in a long time. There is an overwhelming amount of broadcast coverage, perhaps more than ever, and plenty of sponsor interest.

But for fighter safety, 2019 was one of the worst years ever. Four fighters died after bouts, underscoring the huge risk a fighter takes every time he/she walks up those three steps and slips beneath the ropes.

The California State Athletic Commission, under the direction of executive officer Andy Foster, has become a leader in regulation and ensuring fights are as fair as can be while at the same time prioritizing fighter safety.

A former MMA fighter with a 9-2 pro mark, Foster has become the country's top combat sports regulator by focusing on these areas since his appointment in 2012.

In 2019, Foster led a commission that began to aggressively focus on the dangers fighters face in weight cutting. Foster won't hesitate to force a fighter to move up a weight if he feels the fighter is too dehydrated and unable to compete safely at his/her current weight.

Fighters often try to shrink their bodies as much as possible to fight at the lowest possible weight class. Dehydration has been linked to many fighter deaths and traumatic brain injuries.

In addition, the California commission has become a leader in the anti-doping field, and in 2019 set standards for thresholds that sought to differentiate between cheating and contaminated supplements.

For all of that, and his commitment to quality sport, Andy Foster is the 2019 Yahoo Sports Man of the Year in boxing.

My runners-up are a pair of heavyweights who have revived interest in boxing's most important division. For more than a quarter of a century now, whenever a lapsed fan would talk about what's wrong with boxing, the discussion almost always began with issues in the heavyweight division.

If that complaint is put forward today, though, it's simply because someone isn't paying attention. The heavyweight division is as vibrant and compelling as it has been since the Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe era in the early 1990s.

This group isn't near that yet, but it is on that path and it has talent at all levels.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury are my runners-up. With their talents, their accessibility and their willingness to promote themselves and their sport, they've lifted the game's most important division and may finally be putting the tired old saw about "boxing is dead" to rest.

It would have been great if they'd fought an immediate rematch of their memorable 2018 draw in 2019, but they are not only signed to fight each other on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas, but they've signed to fight a third time. And their rematch would have almost certainly occurred had Fury not signed a deal with Top Rank in February.

My other runner-up is the veteran Manny Pacquiao, the legend from the Philippines who won two high-performing pay-per-view bouts and handed Keith Thurman his first defeat in a throwback performance. He did that while being as accessible as any major fighter ever and while holding down a sort of important second job.

Pacquiao, of course, is a senator in his native country.

Others I considered were unified super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez, a leader in his community; Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn; Top Rank president Todd duBoef; and Fresno, California-based promoter/manager Rick Mirigian.

My other awards:

Prospect of the Year: My requirement for this is a fighter must be under 25 years old, have fewer than 25 pro fights and have never fought for a world title. There are three fighters in this category who stand out from the crowd: welterweights Vergil Ortiz (21 years old, 15-0, 15 KOs) and Jaron Ennis (22 years old, 24-0, 22 KOs) and heavyweight Daniel Dubois (22 years old, 13-0, 12 KOs).

This is one of those years in which any of the three could win it, but my choice, after much consternation, is Dubois. He's got the size (6-foot-5, 240 pounds), punch and athleticism to sit atop the heavyweight division for a decade.

SUNDAY, December 22nd, 2019, AT 11:45 AM/ PST

Results From Fighting Tigers Gym
November 30th, 2019 - Sussex, England

  • WHO: Fighting Tigers Gym
  • WHERE: Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings, Sussex, England
  • IKF / IAB Event Representative: Sean Toomey
  • IKF / IAB Referee: TBA
  • IKF / IAB Judges: Charlie Lowe, Diane Szoke, Matt Geere
  • IKF / IAB Timekeeper: Emma Davies
  • Ringside Physician (MD): Dr Rachyl Oaten
  • Ambulance Service: Box Med Paramedic Services
  • PROMOTER CONTACT: Mr. Andy Chambers At 00447739390911

Photos by Jon Snapaway Photography

IKF Junior Amateur Muay Thai
European Atomweight Title

Jaimy Te Pas
(Amsterdam, Holland, 88-9-3, 48kg, 5'3", 12-31-04, Chrisb Altena +310633181067)
Emilia Arizova
(Watford, England, 43-3, 50.1kg, 5.2", 8-8-07, Colin Lewis 00447814708411)
WINNER: Emilia Arazova by unanimous decision 50-45, 50-45, 50-47.


IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules
English Light Welterweight Title

Jude Smith
(Harrow, England, 7-2, 62.7kg, 5'10", 8-10-04, Colin Lewis, 00447814708411)
Kieran Davison
(Hastings, England, 7-0, 63.9kg, 5'10", 3-28-03, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
WINNER: Kieran Davison by unanimous decision 50-47, 50-45, 49-47.


IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules
Southern Area Super Lightweight Title

Hayden Cribben
(Gillingham, England, 4-4, 60.4kg, 5'6", Adam Silvester, 004477107042097)
Lewis Hitchen
(Gillingham, England, 7-2, 61.6kg, 5'8", Colin Payne, 00447912577773)
WINNER: Lewis Hitchen by unanimous decision 49-46, 48-48, 50-47.


IKF Pro Full Muay Thai Rules: Cruiserweight
Andy Chambers
(Hastings, England, 5-5, 84.3kg, 5'11", 5-15-79, Self, 00447739390911)
Kevin Green
(Halifax, England, 5-6, 86kg, 5'9", 7-17-92, Lauren, 00447398996564)
WINNER: Andy Chambers by TKO 1:00 round 1.
Green receives a 30 day IKF medical suspension until 30th December 2019

  1. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Bantamweight
    Maxim Barbosa (Hastings, England, 2-0, 54.3kg, 5'10", 3-28-03, Jamie Mcguigan. 00447791378287)
    VS Flynn Hallworth (Hastings, England, 1-3, 54.9kg, 5'9", 10-16-03, Andy Chambers, 00447739340911)
    WINNER:Maxim Barbosa by split decision, 29-28, 29-28, 27-30.

  2. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Atomweight
    Alex Leroux (St Germain, France, 2-1-1, 49.2kg, 5'3", 10-18-04, Maxence Lamouret, 0323527355)
    VS Ben Groves (Hawkhurst, England, 1-0-1, 50.1kg, 5'8", 5-11-05, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Ben Groves by unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27, 30-27.

  3. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Junior Middleweight
    Elise Lessert (St Germain, France, 3-1, 37.1kg, 5'2", 5-20-06, Maxence Lamouret, 0688855553)
    VS Valentine Barbosa (Hastings, England, 2-2, 35.7kg, 4'12", 5-20-05, Jamie Mcguigan, 00447701378287)
    WINNER: Valentine Barbosa by disqualification at :43 seconds of round 3.

  4. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Welterweight
    Adam Ali (Chatham, England, 1-0, 65.0kg, 5'9", 12-4-02, Colin Payne, 00447912577773)
    VS Cameron Semple (Hastings, England, 0-2, 66.2kg, 5'9", 6-5-02, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Adam Ali by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  5. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Flyweight
    Louis Waroquiz (Achery, France, 3-2-1, 50.7kg, 5'6", 6-18-05, Maxence Lamouret, 0683855553)
    VS Luke Walsh (Rainham, England, 1-1, 52.0kg, 5'7", 9-26-04, Colin Payne, 00447912577773)
    WINNER: Luke Walsh by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27.

  6. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Lightweight
    Soufian Salik (Amsterdam, Holland, 0-3, 58.2kg, 5'9", 10-5-01, Chris Altena, 061310633181067)
    VS Brandon Young (Eastbourne, England, 3-1, 58kg, 5'4", 1-28-97, Andy Chambers, 0044770139390911)
    WINNER: Brandon Young by TKO at :55 seconds of round 1.
    Soufian Salik receives a 30 day IKF medical suspension until 30th December 2019.


  7. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Light Welterweight
    Brandon Dunne (Co Tipparary, 1-2-1, 65kg, 5'9", 6-1-97, Pat John McCool, 0879359123)
    VS Solomon Jenner (St Leonards, England, 2-1, 64.4kg, 5'11", 7-30-99, Andy Chambers, 0044770139390911)
    WINNER: Solomon Jenner by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 20-29.

  8. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Lightweight
    Michelle Kehan (Christchurch, England, 0-1, 58.1kg, 5'6", 1-14-83, Jenny Eales, 00447771880255)
    VS Monika Norvilyte (St Leonards on Sea, 3-2, 58.1kg, 5'9", 11-21-94, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Monika Norvilyte by split decision, 28-29, 29-28, 30-28.

  9. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Lightweight
    Mamad Sy (Hertz, France, 2-0, 58.2kg, 5'7", 7-12-96, Maxence Lamouret, 0683855553)
    VS Elliott Ryder (Watford, England, 0-2, 58kg, 5'8", 4-6-90, Colin Lewis, 00447814708411)
    WINNER: Mamad Sy by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Light Welterweight
    Kevin Prozerpine (Paris, France, 1-0, 65kg, 5'9", 10-17-94, Maxence Lamouret, 0683855553)
    VS Jack Elliott (St Leonards on Sea, 0-1, 64.4kg, 5'10", 4-4-95, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Kevin Prozerpine by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 30-28.

  11. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Cruiserweight
    Wes O'Neill (Westgate, England, 0-1, 84.5kg, 6', 12-8-94, Darren Moffat, 00447851233998)
    VS Tom Veitch (Maidstone, England, 1-0, 88.0kg, 6', 2-27-88, Richard Cherval, 00447947104323)
    WINNER: Tom Veitch by TKO at :51 seconds of round 1.
    Wes O Neill receives a 30 day IKF medical suspension until 30th December 2019.


  12. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Middleweight
    Dylan Drennan-Smyth (Co. Kilkenney, Eire, 1-1, 73kg, 5'10", 6-3-99, Pat John McCool, 0879359123)
    VS Ben Beal (Hastings, England, 1-1, 73kg, 5'9", 6-9-99, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Dylan Drennan-Smyth by KO at 1:48 of round 1.
    Ben Beal receives a 45 day IKF medical suspension until 15th January 2019.


  13. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Welterweight
    Frank Bates (Kings Langley, England, 1-3, 67.4kg, 5'11", 6-14-99, Colin Lewis, 00447814708411)
    VS Justin Lungeanu (St Leonards on Sea, England, 5-1, 66.5kg, 5.10", 7-29-00, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Justin Lungeanu by KO at 1:46 of round 2.
    Frank Bates receives a 45 day IKF medical suspension until 15th January 2020.


  14. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules / Light Cruiserweight
    Jackson Bissell (Borehamwood, England, 3-0, 82.2kg, 6'2", 5-25-95, Colin Lewis, 00447814708411)
    VS Jack Whalley (Hastings, England, 2-3, 83.9kg, 6'3", 12-8-97, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Jackson Bissell by TKO at 1:41 of round 3
    Jack Whalley receives a 30 day IKF medical suspension until 30th December 2019


  15. IKF Amateur Modified Muay Thai Rules / Flyweight
    Jordan Wheater (Halifax, England, 1-2, 53kg, 5'9", 3-20-96, Lauren, 00447398996564)
    VS Saz Quinault (Hastings, England, 1-2, 52.8kg, 5'6", 10-25-95, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Saz Quinault by TKO at 1:12 of round 1
    Jordan Wheater receives a 30 day IKF medical suspension until 30th December 2019.


  16. IAB Amateur Boxing / Middleweight
    Karl Moughan (Castleford, England, 2-4, 72.6kg, 5'10", 9-10-90, Self, 00447813868248)
    VS Ben Cappocci (Battle, England, 3-2, 72kg, 6'2", 3-31-96, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Ben Cappocci by TKO at 1:03 of round 2
    Karl Moughan revives a 30 day IAB medical suspension until 30th December 2019.


  17. IAB Amateur Boxing / Heavyweight
    Filip Zamrocsynski (Dartford, England, 4-0, 97kg, 6'1", 5-29-94 Warren Fryer, 00447990646870)
    VS Michael Rixon (Hastings, England, 1-1-0-1nc, 97kg, 6', 3-19-81, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Filip Zamrocsynski by KO at 1:36 of round 2
    Michael Rixon receives a 45 day IAB medical suspension until 15th January 2020.



Results From Adrenalin Fight Nights
November 30th 2019 - Neath, Port Talbot, Wales

  1. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Strawweight
    Xavia De La Haye (Swansea, Wales, 0-0-1, 46.3kg, 4'10", 7-21-07, Dave Johnson, 00447966511771)
    VS Harley Spiller (Swansea, Wales, 0-2-1, 45.5kg, 4'10", 11-30-08, James Wallis, 00447514081436)
    DECISION: Draw 29-29, 28-29, 29-28.

  2. IKF Junior Amateur Unified Rules / Junior Heavyweight
    Jamarie Ayton (Bristol, England, 5-3, 43.1kg, 4'11", 6-28-06, David Masel, 00447514081436)
    VS Taylor Casey (Port Talbot, Wales, 1-0, 43.2kg, 4'9", 9-15-06, James Wallis, 00447837630084)
    WINNER: Taylor Casey by TKO at :55 seconds of round 1.
    Jamarie Ayton receives a 30 day IKF medical suspension until 30th December 2019.


  3. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Light Heavyweight
    Cezariusz Mokwa (Bristol, England, 1-0, 78.7kg, 6'1", 5-22-96, David Masel, 00447514081436)
    VS Paul Smith (Sarn, Wales, 3-2, 78.6kg, 5'7", 12-14-92, Ash Williams, 00447449429813)
    WINNER: Cezariusz Mokwa by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

  4. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Featherweight
    Cei Evans (Ferndale, Wales, 1-2, 57kg, 5'2", 6-18-01, Brad Evans, 00447399463603)
    VS Nathan Lewis (Swansea, England, 0-1, 56.9kg, 5'11", 10-12-95, James Wallis, 00447837630084)
    WINNER: Cei Evans by split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 30-27.

  5. IKF Amateur Unified Rules / Welterweight
    Mickey Moon (Bristol, England, 5-4-1, 65.2kg, 5'9", 9-13-01, David Masel, 00447514081436)
    VS Sam Bevan (Swansea, Wales, 2-3, 66.8kg, 5'8", 8-25-88, James Wallis, 00447837630084)
    WINNER: Mickey Moon by split decision, 30-28, 30-27, 28-29.

  6. ISCF Junior Amateur Submission Wrestling / Flyweight
    Kaven Evens (Rhondda, Wales, 0-1, 49.4kg, 5'5", 7-30-06, Brad Evans, 00447399363603)
    VS Rhydian George (Neath, Wales, 1-2, 49.5kg, 5'5", 10-10-04, James Wallis, 00447837630084)
    WINNER: Rhydian George by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

  7. ISCF Amateur MMA / Lightweight
    Daniel Morris (Treachy, Wales, 2-1, 69.7kg, 6', 6-26-91, Brad Evans, 00447399463603)
    VS Issac Down (Bridgend, Wales, 2-4, 70.8kg, 5'10", 1-11-96, James Wallis, 00447837630084)
    WINNER: Daniel Morris by submission at 1:06 of round 1.

  8. ISCF Amateur Submission Wrestling / Welterweight
    Ashley Cooper (Holmfirn, England, 0-1,, 6'1, 1-12-85, Dave Butlin, 00447780694517)
    VS Brett Johns (Swansea, Wales, 1-0, 71.3kg, 5'7", 2-21-92, Chris Rees, 00447546410199)
    WINNER: Brett Johns by unanimous decision after 8 minutes.

  9. ISCF Amateur MMA / Welterweight
    Alex Gill (Newtown, Wales, 6-2, 77kg, 6', 7-9-94, Eric Nash, 00447911888209)
    VS Josh Hudson (Cardiff, Wales, 11-4, 77kg, 5'11", 7-13-90, Paul Jenkins, 00447948401881)
    WINNER: Josh Hudson by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. IAB Amateur Boxing / Cruiserweight
    Connor Tierney (Birmingham, England, 28-21, 80.9kg, 6'2", 11-09-94, Scott Pederson, 00447938046743)
    VS James Lilley (Swansea, Wales, 53-18, 79.3kg, 5'9", 11-14-86, James Wallis, 00447984353738)
    WINNER: Connor Tierney by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

THURSDAY, December 12th, 2019, AT 2:40 PM/ PST


Don "The Dragon" Wilson vs Dennis "The Terminator" Alexio.
WKA **Super Light Heavyweight World Title Hollywood, Florida / USA March 29th, 1994.

Leading Up To The Wilson Vs Alexio Bout.

On May 21st, 1983 Don "The Dragon" Wilson fought Maurice Smith for a defense of Smith's WKA **Cruiserweight World Title at 190 lbs. However, this was not the scheduled plan...

(**) Wilson was flown to Tokyo, Japan and had a signed contract with the WKA to defend his WKA "Light Heavyweight" title at 175 lbs he had won in October of 1980. This was to be Wilson's 7th defense of this title. However, for unknown reasons, Smith came in at 190 lbs. apparently thinking he was defending "His" WKA World title at 190 lbs.

The Japanese promoters were as shocked as Wilson was about Smith's weight and feared the bout would be cancelled. However Wilson, always looking out for the greater good of the sport and a desire to save the show for the promoters agreed to move forward with the bout.

Keep in mind, there was no athletic commission or country fight sport regulatory body to regulate the weight spread between the fighters weight {which was a max spread of 7 lbs - using the weight of the lightest fighter} Only Howard Hanson of the WKA who ignored the 15lb + weight spread between the fighters in exchange for a good fight.

When all was said and done Wilson defeated Smith by decision and won the WKA Cruiserweight World Title. This was a Leg Kick Bout - Like the IKF International Rule Style - WKA just called it Full Contact Rules at the time since this was when some of the martial arts tournaments were still semi contact vs "Full" Contact fighting in a boxing ring.

Directly after the bout, Wilson vacated the title because he had no plan of ever fighting at 190 lbs. again since he could not make that weight. His fight weight at the time was around 175-180.

Weigh In Issues..
The Don Wilson vs Dennis Alexio World Title bout was AGAIN "Suppose" to be a defense of Wilson's WKA Light Heavyweight Title with a top weight of 175. At weigh-ins for the bout, Alexio, like Smith had done in Japan the year before, didn't make the weight of 175 and came in at 182 lbs. Alexio had already been trying to cut down to the title weight of 174 but just couldn't make it. So at weigh-ins, Alexio and his trainers told everyone he would not try to lose any more weight. Wilson on the other hand made the title weight coming in at 173 lbs. - a little below the top weight due to him having the flu the two weeks leading up to the bout.

Realizing the two were not at the same weight, then WKA President Howard Hanson made up a new weightclass so the two could still fight, which was called the WKA Super Light Heavyweight World Title which was a heavier weightclass that Alexio could make. { Like the Smith bout, this was a Leg Kick bout - like the IKF International Rule Style}

Still, like in the Smith bout, at the lowest weight of 173, the maximum weight spread for these two should have been 7 lbs. However instead, with Wilson at 173 and Alexio at 182, the spread was now 9 lbs. Keep in mind there was no state athletic commission in Florida at the time to oversee fighter weight spreads, only WKA Sanctioning body President Howard Hanson.

BACK STORY 3... Sickness...
Not only did Wilson face Alexio at a heavier weight than agreed and on contract, but Wilson had wanted to reschedule the bout the week before because he was sick in bed with the flu for the last 2 weeks prior to the event. When he asked Howard Hanson (Who was both the Sanctioning body President and co-promoter of the event) if he could reschedule the bout, Hanson, who had a TV date with NBC told Wilson, "If you don't fight in this bout you will never fight again on network TV!" A reminder, there was no state athletic commission in Florida at the time, so Wilson was at the mercy of the then WKA Sanctioning body President Howard Hanson. So, on with the bout..

Under these WKA Rules, even though it was a "Leg Kick" bout, there was still a required minimum of 8 Kicks landed above the waist by each fighter in each round. If a fighter didn't make their 8 kicks in a round, they lost points when they did not get their 8 kicks in. Sadly for Alexio, it seemed his strategy was more so to get inside and box Wilson toe to toe, which was a big reason he missed his minimum kicks which cost him points in those rounds and ultimately the decision of the bout.

Watch when the fighters come to center ring for the pre-fight talk with the referee. The guy entering to the right is our very own good friend and IKF World Ambassador, Brooks Mason, who was don's trainer at the time...

In October that same year, Wilson vacated the WKA Super Light Heavyweight World Title he won against Alexio since like in the Smith victory, he had no desire to fight above 180 lbs. to defend the title.

When 1984 came to an end Wilson was awarded "Fighter of the Year" by Black Belt Magazine. Unlike today when everyone is giving out belts and awards like candy, Black Belt Magazine was "THE" expert of such awards back then, That year Wilson fought and defeated 3 World Champions under three different rule styles in a span of 9 months that included;

  • Alexio on March 29th, 1984 - International Rules / Leg Kicks
  • Fanta Petchmuangtrat at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium on September 5th, 1984 in Hong Kong under Muay Thai Rules with Elbows and Knees which Wilson won a 7 round decision.
  • Jean-Yves Thériault at the Verdun Auditorium on December 18th, 1984 in Thériault's home town of Montreal, Canada that ended in a draw under above the waist full contact rules.
    • What was odd as well as sad about the Wilson - Thériault bout was that this was the first time two World Champions met in the ring and fought a 12 round fight and No Title of any kind was on the line. The reason for this was because of the rules and requirements between the two sanctioning bodies. The PKA who Thériault held his World title with and the WKA who Wilson held his World title with. The WKA would not sanction the bout because there were no leg kicks and Wilson didn't want to sign an exclusive contract with the PKA which they required for a PKA title bout. At the time Wilson wanted to fight the best in the sport under as many rule styles as possible regardless of what title they held or rule style. Wilson himself had already won titles in the PKA, WKA and KICK organizations. So, no title was on the line for what was indeed the biggest fight for the sport at the time.

      Although many have said Wilson won the bout and that Thériault was given a home town decision, one thing was for sure, it was a Great Fight! After the bout Wilson was still excited because in both their contracts they had a mandatory rematch requirement to be fought within 90 days. However, Thériault declined the rematch and sadly, we never saw a second fight between two great legends of the sport...

Black Belt magazines decision to award Wilson "Fighter of the Year" in 1984 was not just based on marketing or politics. It was based on pure facts of his accomplishments.

  • NO other fighter has ever accomplished what Wilson did in 1984.
    • Fight three World Champions.
    • Fight three World Champions under three different rule styles.
    • Defeat three World Champions.
    • Do it all within a span of 9 months.
    • Winning two, which should have been THREE World Titles.
  • His accomplishments in this one 9 month period alone is legendary in the sport.

Wilson went on to successfully defend his WKA title 3 more times. His kickboxing career spanned 4-decades; his first fight with Bill Knoblok in 1974 and his last fight {so far anyways...} a 10th-round knockout victory over Eddie Butcher on July 19, 2002 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He defeated among others, World Champions Branko Cikatic, James Warring, Dennis Alexio, and Maurice Smith, and as noted above, should have been given the win over legend Jean-Yves Thériault.

After their bout Wilson added in additional World titles from the STAR, ISKA, IKF and an organization called the PKO.

In today's world, when some fighter's win a title once and defend it once, they tend to call themselves a 2 time World Champion. Not Wilson. Each title only counts once, no matter how many times he defended it. In the end he had become an 11 Time World Champion and fought in over 30 World title bouts, defending one title (WKA) 9 times and only losing 2 of his World Title bouts.

In 2008 he was awarded into the European Martial Arts Hall of Fame and in 2010 he was awarded into the World Kickboxing Hall of Fame

At the age of 65, the "Dragon" still looks and moves like he did in his fighting days and although he will never say he's retired, his fight record currently stands at 72 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws with 48 of his wins coming by KO / TKO. He also had a Pro Boxing record of 6 wins and 3 loses with 4 wins coming by KO / TKO.

As if all that wasn't enough Wilson made the move to Hollywood where he has starred in over 50 Movies that include leading roles and other roles in Bloodfist 1-8, Ring of Fire 1, 2 & 3, Out for Blood, Operation Cobra, Blackbelt, Cyber Tracker 1 & 2, Terminal Rush, Redemption, Say Anything... Capitol Conspiracy, The Scorpion King 4, and Batman Forever just to name a few.

It would be a pretty safe bet to say the odds are against any fighter who has any such desire to accomplish what Wilson did in his career let alone that 9 months in 1984, but if you think you can, even "The Dragon" would say, "Bring it ON!"

Enjoy the bout...

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TUESDAY, December 10th, 2019, AT 10:10 AM/ PST

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      • Early Fighter Registration Fee is ONLY **$70.00.
        • See all the Fighter Registration Deadlines by Clicking HERE!
          • (**) Cash or Check or $75.00 If Paid By Pay Pal.

      • During the IKF Tournament time, rates at the Hyatt Regency Orlando start at $186.00 per night Plus Resort Fees.
        However, if you register under the IKF Kickboxing room Block, Your Room Rate Is ONLY $143.00! - And the $25 RESORT FEE is Optional for all IKF guests, Not Mandatory like most Orlando Hotels!
      • Being located on International Drive places this years host hotel in the heart of activity in Orlando.
        As for Restaurants here are those within 1 mile of the host hotel include:
        • Urban Tide
        • B-Line Diner
        • Rocks
        • Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse
        • The Capital Grille
        • Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
        • Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
        • Jack's Place
        • The Pub
        • Marlow's Tavern
        • The Oceanaire Seafood Room
        • Johnny Rockets
        • B.B. King's Blues Club
        • Maggiano's Little Italy
        • Copper Canyon Grill
        • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
        • Cafe Matisse
        • Taverna Opa
        • Red Lobster
        • Miller's Ale House
        • Itta Bena
        • Pizza Hut
        • Harry's Poolside Bar & Grill
        • Olive Garden
        • Lafayette's
        • Giano Caffe & Gelato
        • Bahama Breeze
        • Adobe Gila's
        • Ben & Jerry's
        • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
        • Dave & Buster's
        • Ciao Italia Ristorante
        • NYPD Pizza
        • Hooters I-Drive
        • TGI Friday's
        • Boston Lobster Feast
        • McDonald's
        • Chuy's Chuy'
        • Brick House Tavern
        • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
        • Sam & Bubbe's
        • FishBones
        • Bonefish Grill Bonefish Grill
        • Sid's Bistro Sid's Bistro
        • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
        • Friendly's
        • Uno Chicago Bar & Grill
        • David's Club Bar & Grill
        • Outback Steakhouse
        • Domino's Pizza
        • Panera Bread
        • Joe's Crab Shack
        • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
        • CiCi's Pizza
        • Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
        • Carrabba's Italian Grill
        • Spencer's For Steaks & Chops
        • Vito's Chop House
        • Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
        • Plaza Garden Restaurant
        • Village Inn Village Inn
        • Funky Monkey Wine Company
        • Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        • Everglades
        • 98Forty Tapas & Tequila
        • Red's Deli
        • IHOP
        • Fat Fish Blue
        • Seito Sushi Seito
        • Senor Frog's Orlando
        • Kings Dining & Entertainment
        • Banshoo Sushi Bar
        • Yard House
        • ICEBAR
        • Cafe Gauguin
        • Charley's Steak House
        • Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
        • Shake Shack
        • At Siam Thai Cuisine
        • Tony Roma's
        • LongHorn Steakhouse
        • Westgate Smokehouse Grill
        • Lite Bite Mini-Market & Deli
        • Whole Foods Market
        • American Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

      • And don't forget the Theme Parks in Orlando:

        • Disney's Magic Kingdom

        • Disney's Hollywood Studios

        • Animal Kingdom Park

        • Walt Disney World

        • SeaWorld Orlando

        • Aquatica – SeaWorld's Waterpark

        • Discovery Cove

        • Legoland

        • I-Drive 360

        • Universal Island of Adventure

        • Volcano Bay

        • Epcot

        • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

        • Universal Studios

        • Gatorland Orlando

        • Aquatica Park


MONDAY, December 9th, 2019, AT 8:40 PM/ PST


"Keep To The Code!"

With so many making New Years Resolutions during this time of so many of us questioning our powerful political leaders, I thought I would take action instead of just talking about what I dislike about those in power. From here forward, I think all of us Fight Sport Officials need to take some of the same lessons many are wishing of our government leaders and put these lessons into ACTION! This being said, to all of our Officials with IKF Kickboxing, - ISCF MMA and IAB Boxing, I'd like to introduce you to our new motto… Yes, it's been used before by a popular movie, but I'm sure they won't mind when they know what we are referring to… For all of us Officials, let it be from here forward known that whenever any of us use the phrase,

"Keep To The Code!"

It shall ALWAYS refer to the following code for all of us as officials when working to help advance the fight sports with fairness and safety in mind. Our CODE is,

"Always DO the RIGHT Thing!"

That shouldn't be too hard to follow, and to add to it, post this where you can see it and read it EVERY DAY,

"How hard is it to Do the Right Thing? IT'S NOT, SO DO IT!"

May all of you enter 2020 with the Greatest of Goals and that you accomplish them all with the values of
Honor, Courage, Loyalty, Discipline, Honesty, Integrity, Benevolence, Politeness, Respect, Sincerity, Commitment and Self-Control!
Values we ALL should live by… ALWAYS!

""If your actions were to boomerang back on you instantly, would you still act the same? Doing to others an act you'd rather not have done to you reveals a powerful internal conflict."
Alexandra Katehakis