Looking Back At 2004... A Year in Review

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August Thru December Still To Come


JANUARY
2 IKF Sanctioned Events
Looking Back... A Year in Review

  • January 5th, 2004
    "Shush" Speaks Out About 2004!
    Matthew Waller of Georgia informs IKF and ISCF of the massive action the state already has scheduled for 2004 in Atlanta, Macon, Augusta and Valdosta.


  • January 9th, 2004
    No Problems Like This In KICKBOXING...
    FBI agents seized computers and financial records from the Las Vegas offices of Top Boxing Promoter Bob Arum's company Top Rank. Their main topic of concern was the possible fixing of a September fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley.


  • January 9th, 2004
    Williams Awarded "Newcomer of the Year!"
    Inside Kung Fu awarded K-1 USA Champion and former IKF USA National Tournament Champion Carter Williams (Right) with their "Newcomer of the Year" Award. Williams was considered a "Throw away, a sacrificial lamb, a not-ready-for-prime-time player." With fighters like Rick Roufus, Maurice Smith and Michael McDonald in the mix, few gave him much of a chance of doing measurable damage at the 2003 K-1 USA in Las Vegas when he won the title.


  • January 9th, 2004
    "The Jet" Lands In Arizona!
    Two time IKF World Champion, Rick "The JET" Roufus (Right) moves to Tempe Arizona with his family where he purchased a gym and is ready to "Bring It ON!"


  • January 11th, 2004
    IKF Kickboxing TV Show On Prime Time
    CSS airs the IKF Kickboxing TV Show at Prime Time Sunday night at 6:PM. Later CSS offers IKF the same spot for Spring of 2004 but IKF declines in search of other "Regional" cable networks and several mainstream National programming Networks that are available on National Cable packages as well as Satellite TV. It was the final IKF TV Program aired which was a rerun of the very first show which featured the IKF Amateur North American Championship bouts of Justin Pickett of Georgia vs Joe Surack of Indiana, Peyton Russell of Minnesota Vs Shannon Hudson of South Carolina, Stephen Thompson of South Carolina Vs Bill Jardine of Wisconsin. It also featured the IKF World Title bout of Anthony Bartanalli of Arizona Vs Mike Nagy of Illinois along with Highlights of 2 IKF Middleweight World Title Bouts, Tommy Kimber Vs Curtis Bush and Dave Marinoble Vs Tommy Kimber. The Corner Talk segment featured former IKF World Champion Dave Marinoble of Roseville, California.


  • January 12th, 2004:
    De Fazio Win's Her Third Regional Silver Gloves Title!
    Three time IKF USA National Amateur Alyssa Defazio (Right) of Phoenix, Arizona, USA won her 3rd Silver Gloves Regional Tournament in Norwalk, California in the 101-106 pound division. Defazio is trained by Clement & Rhonda Vierra.


  • January 12th, 2004:
    Fighter "MEDICAL" Insurance!
    Towards the end of 2003, Kickboxing and MMA promoters found themselves without an insurance company to offer fighter medical coverage for their events. Groups such as King of the Cage, UFC, K-1 USA, USA Boxing, and Toughman forced rates due to "VERY" high claims submitted by some of them. F. L. Dean later attained insurance and we all moved forward safely in 2004.


  • January 14th, 2004
    Slight Changes In Lower Weightclasses
    IKF made some changes in the lower weight classes starting Atomweight at 112. lbs. - & below instead of 117 lbs. and below. they also removed the Straw-weight division on 113 lbs. & below. Additional changes were made up to Lightweight at 127.1 lbs. - 132 lbs.


  • January 14th, 2004
    The "Wonderboy" Recognized By The South Carolina State House of Representatives And the South Carolina State Senate
    IKF Amateur World Champion Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson was brought before the South Carolina State House of Representatives by Representative Garry Smith to recognize Stephen for his accomplishments in the Martial Arts in particular the sport on kickboxing. Stephen was also recognized in the Senate by state Senator David Thomas. Photo at right: L-R: Kacy Lyons (Student), Garry Smith (South Carolina State House of Representatives) Stephen, his mother Gloria and his father, Ray Thompson


  • January 14th, 2004
    More Thompson News!
    Mr. and Mrs. Thompson of South Carolina, USA became the proud grandparents of a new baby girl when Kailyn Elizabeth Machado was born on January 12 from their daughter Lindsay and son-in-law Carlos Machado.


  • January 15th, 2004:
    "SURPRISING THE COMPETITION"
    IKF Champion Nelson Lebron (Right) is featured in "ALL HANDS" Magazine Of The Navy in a story written by JO2 Charles L. Ludwig. For full story Click Here.


  • January 16th, 2004
    Guess What Top Amateur Fighter Is Turning PRO This Spring?
    IKF Amateur World Champion Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson decides to make his Pro Debut later this Spring.


  • January 17th, 2004
    Lights, Camera, ACTION!
    Studio City -Hollywood- Comes Alive With IKF Platinum Kickboxing!

    IKF Promoter Johnny Davis shares the spotlight with those in Iowa (Below) with the first IKF show for 2004. Davis hosted his Feet and Fists of Fury event at the Platinum Live Supper Club in Studio City, California.
    1. Chris Cope of Santa Barbara, California defeated Chris Gonzalez by unanimous decision.
    2. Brent Simms ('Ala Hem') of Las Vegas, Nevada defeated Van Palacio of Hanford, California by unanimous decision.
    3. Derek Burnsed of Citrus Heights, California and Mike Morello of Santa Barbara, California fought to a majority draw with one judge giving it to Morello 39-37 and the other 2 marking it even at 38-38.
    4. IKF Amateur FCR Super Lightweight California Title: Robert Elledge of Roseville, California defended his title over Mark Tabuso of Daly City, California by a very slim one point margin, 38-37 on all 3 judges cards.


  • January 17th, 2004
    Des Moines, Iowa!
    IKF Promoters Lance Farrell and Russ O'Connell teamed up to bring a solid card of fights to the 7 Flags Event Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
    1. Abraham Kuhl of Omaha, Nebraska defeats Aaron Olrt of Independence, Iowa at 1:14 of the third round with a vicious barrage of left and right combinations to win by TKO.
    2. Joshua Lee of Clinton, Wisconsin defeated A.J. Gross of Cedar Falls, Iowa by disqualification after Gross commits several fouls in the first and second round.
    3. Brian Stichter of Davenport, Iowa defeats Justin Wilkins of Kansas City, Missouri at :55 of the third round by TKO
    4. Matt Schuller of Cedar Falls, Iowa defeated Sam Armstrong of Beloit, Wisconsin by unanimous decision.
    5. Joe Mabin of Kansas City, Missouri defeated Timothy Whitney of Cedar Falls, Iowa by KO at :28 of the first round.
    6. Nate Mohr of Davenport, Iowa defeated Tim Gorham of Omaha, Nebraska by unanimous decision.
    7. Jeremy Evans of Urbandale, Iowa defeated Chevas Lamoya of Blair, Nebraska by unanimous decision.
    8. Lance Ferrell of West Des Moines, Iowa defeated Andrew Iva of Blair, Nebraska by unanimous decision.


  • January 24th, 2004:
    IKF Amateur Kickboxing Approved In NEW YORK!
    New York had in place a law covering "Combative Sports" that stated such events could only be held if sanctioned or governed by the organizations on their VERY OLD, Martial Arts "Approved List". The list had been around for years but was never followed until newly appointed General Counsel for the New York State Athletic Commission, Mr. Hugo B. Spindola decided to re-enact it in the summer of 2002. Spindola had informed everyone that only WKA was the only sanctioning body allowed to sanction fights in the state. What he failed to note was the list was a list of "Martial Arts - Karate" Organizations, NOT Kickboxing sanctioning bodies. WKA told him it was the same thing, and he believed them. However, after investigating the law, it only applied to Professional bouts, not amateur. Despite uncovering the amateur vs pro issue, IKF, ISKA or KICK has not sanctioned a NY event since the issue arose and the rule was re-implemented by Spindola. Some claimed there was a conspiracy going on between the Commission and the WKA USA division to keep other kickboxing sanctioning bodies out of NY.


  • January 24th, 2004
    Major League Kickboxing?
    IKF throws out an idea to start a Kickboxing League with Teams from across North America, just like Football or Basketball. However the idea dies when it is determined it would cost far too much to get such a league started. Still, the idea continues to be discussed now in 2005 so we may still see the IKF TEAM KICKBOXING LEAGUE.


  • January 26th, 2004:
    Alby Bimpson of England Wins Ambassador for St. Helens Award
    IKF European Director Alby Bimpson (Right) of England was awarded the Ambassador for St. Helens Award at Haydock Park Racecourse. Bimpson's award was a special award and was based on public nominations for the most friendly, helpful, professional and enthusiastic person who best promotes the Borough. Bimpson is also the World President of the Golden Belt Competition and tirelessly promotes martial arts at every level, from grassroots to the international stage, and also raises money for children's charities.






FEBRUARY
7 IKF Sanctioned Events
Looking Back... A Year in Review


  • February 4th, 2004
    Life After WINNING!
    Former IKF Champion Jason Johnson (Right) is "STILL" Winning, just in another venue. He may have stepped down from the bright lights of the fighting ring but he has stepped into the bright lights of Hollywood. Johnson, is now an accomplished actor, fitness model and published writer and has done a lot in his life besides kickboxing including being the Wisconsin State Wrestling Champion, Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, US Marine (Honored with the Platoon Ironman Award for physical fitness, served with both the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (F.A.S.T) and the elite Force Recon.) Won the Amateur Muaythai World Title in Bangkok, Thailand, graduated from college with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. More info.


  • February 4th, 2004
    Man-Magazine Tries To Attack IKF's Pro FCR Heavyweight Division...
    But With NO AMMO!

    IKF Press fires back at Man-Magazine's Jerome Winters as he plugs the F.S.P.U when he slams the IKF Heavyweight ranks to make them look better. He claimed the IKF Pro Heavyweights must be "Afraid to fight in Europe". this portion of his article reads as follows, exactly as he wrote it, "how come the IFK has a worldtitle Heavy Weight when only Americans participate and that the guys, as mentioned below, are not known at all outside the US? Let Promoters be as brave and invite fighters from Europe! Guys who participate in the Heavyweight league of K-1, necomers and veterans... We have soo many fighters in Europe who would love to fight for that title and I assume that IKF will allow this as well because otherwise a WORLDTITLE would be worthless if only US residents are allowed to compete. Give it a thought and try to catch up with the F.S.P.U. (Fighting Sport Pomoters Union) and teir "HEAVYWEIGHT FACTORY" - we grow 'm ladies and gentleman!!! Of course US fighters will compete in Europe, but somehow they are AFRAID or simply ask too much money. Too much? Yes!!! Too much, because their coaches and managers always here abell ringing when it comes to K-1. The magic word. Reality is different!"
    Dear Jerome, we have a message for all of your Heavyweights over there from ALL of the "Afraid" Heavyweights here in the USA... ...Bring It ON!
    • Man Magazine eventually went defunct...


  • February 5th, 2004
    Fighter Insurance!
    F. L. DEAN informed us they will re-start coverage for all IKF & ISCF MMA Sanctioned Promoters and their events at the end of this month because we have such an excellent "Safety" track record with NO CLAIMS.


  • February 6th, 2004:
    Heavyweight Boxing Champ Lennox Lewis Retires
    Lennox Lewis (Right) retired today after a professional career of more than 14 years, the first active heavyweight champion to quit in nearly 50 years was 38 years old. He decided to leave the ring rather than defend his WBC title in a rematch against Vitali Klitschko. "It's a special day in my life," Lewis said at a news conference. "I'd like to announce that June 21, 2003, was my last fight as a professional boxer."


  • February 6th, 2004
    Vitali Klitschko
    Reacts To Announcement That Heavyweight Champ Lennox Lewis Is Retiring

    Vitali Klitschko had mixed emotions about Lewis retiring. "I am very proud and honored to say that I was able to fight him. I know I had him on the ropes and almost beat him, but my cuts stopped me. On a personal level, I am disappointed, like the millions of boxing fans, that there will not be a rematch between Lennox and myself."


  • February 7th, 2004
    IKF Point Kickboxing It's About Style
    As if Kickboxing wasn't enough, IKF Promoter Johnny Davis is also promoting IKF Point Kickboxing. This event was held at the Lord's Gym in Roseville, California, USA.


  • February 7th, 2004
    IKF Pro MTR World Champion Matt Skelton Wins In Boxing!
    IKF Pro MTR Super Heavyweight World Champion Matt Skelton (Right) defeated Julius Francis by unanimous decision, 98-92 on all 3 judges cards in his 12th Pro Boxing bout. As of this writing Skelton is 15-0 with 14 KO's!


  • February 8th, 2004
    Tyson Nearing Return To Boxing
    Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson, without a trainer, announced he may be ready to get back in the ring for the first since last February, when he stopped Clifford Etienne in 49 seconds. It was later confirmed that Tyson was NEVER planning to fight in a K-1 bout. It was all a K-1 publicity stunt, but Hey.. it worked for them...


  • February 7th, 2004
    Rumble In The Jungle"
    IKF & ISCF (International Sport Combat Federation - MMA Division of the IKF) Promoter Jesse Finney kicked off the 2004 season with another outstanding event in St Louis, Missouri, USA!
    1. IKF Kickboxing Josh Fischer defeated Cory Cortrell by unanimous decision: 30-27, 30-27,30-27.
    2. ISCF MMA: John Manke defeated Lazano Francis by rear naked choke.
    3. ISCF MMA: Dustin Severs defeated Damion Smith by arm bar.
    4. Amateur Boxing: Brandon Bowie defeated Kenny Garcia by unanimous decision: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
    5. ISCF MMA: Todd Feager defeated Leo Pla by unanimous decision: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
    6. IKF Kickboxing: Ivy David defeated Rob Rickerman by decision. 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.
    7. ISCF MMA: Nick Zona defeated Colin Botbrick by TKO in Round 2.
    8. IKF Kickboxing: Matt Taft and John Antigliado fought to a draw.
    9. ISCF MMA: Kevin Engel defeated Henry Ikuebuwa by unanimous decision: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.


  • February 10th, 2004
    Lewis' Retirement Has Shook Things Up In Boxing...
    George Foreman announces that he wants to fight again after hearing that Lennox Lewis retired... Despite the fact that he had not fought since losing to Shannon Briggs in 1997. Foreman never did fight though... Foreman's career record was 76-5 with 68 knockouts.


  • February 20th, 2004
    Zbilski's Rumble at The Marriott!
    IKF Promoter Rob Zbilski once again promoted another Great IKF Pro and Amateur event in Illinois. On this night it took place at the Marriott Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. The nights Main Event featured IKF Pro World Champion Tommy "Little Dragon" Bach (Right) of Buffalo Grove, Illinois making "SHORT WORK" of Keith Nesbitt of New York by taking him out by TKO in 1:17 in the 2nd Round.
    1. Alex Boyles of Beloit, Wisconsin defeated Wayne Carrolls of Buffalo Grove, Illinois by unanimous decision 29-24, 29-23, 30-25.
    2. Hiram Harris of Chicago, Illinois defeated Dave Crawford of Buffalo Grove, Illinois by unanimous decision 29-26, 28-28, and 28-27.
    3. Jackson Aren of Buffalo Grove, Illinois defeated Cameron Monyelle of Beloit, Wisconsin by unanimous decision (Scores after Protest Review) 29-29, 29-28, and 29-28.
    4. Mike Spelz of Chicago, Illinois defeated Kortez Washington, Chicago, Illinois by TKO in Round 1.
    5. 2 Time IKF National Champion Sarah Ross of Lake in The Hills, Illinois defeated Julie Harvey, Chicago, Illinois by unanimous decision 29-27, 30-27, and 30-27.
    6. Shelton Barnes vs Neil Halmstead: This fight was ruled a "NO CONTEST" due to an accidental elbow thrown by Barnes when attempting a spinning backfist. This caused a cut over Halmsteads right eye and the ringside physician stopped the fight in Round 1.


  • February 21st, 2004
    Bottom Line... UTAH ROCKED! "Love and War"
    IKF Promoter Craig Lamann (Right) impressed the heck out of us with his "State of the Art" 20,000 plus square feet training facility and live-in camp known as the MuayThai Institute of Kunponli. Inside the facility Lamann held his "Love and War" event which as you have read, "ROCKED!"
    1. Jose Garcia, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA defeated Ryan Luper, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 30-28.
    2. Marcus Kimsey, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA defeated Bruce Sherrod, San Francisco, California, USA by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
    3. Polly Harris, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA defeated Daria Roseles, Napma, Idaho, USA by TKO in round 3 - Corner threw towel in.
    4. Robby Wyatt, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA defeated Chris Aldea, San Francisco, California, USA by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
    5. Matt May, Napma, Idaho, USA defeated Marom "Whop" May, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA by TKO at 1:23 of round 4.
    6. Dan Green, Provo, Utah, USA defeated Arthur Wong, San Francisco, California by unanimous decision, 48-47, 50-45, 50-45.


  • February 21st, 2004
    East Coast Classic Is ELECTRIC!
    Craig Smith's first ever IKF Sanctioned event was his famous "EAST COAST CLASSIC" event in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. However it wasn't his first time in the promoters seat. What Smith and the IKF thought would be a small 30-40 fighter, in gym smoker style event turned out to host over 100 amateur full contact rules fighters and was a great success. For results Click Here.


  • February 26th, 2004
    Former IKF Champion Trisha "TNT" Hill Wins A BIG ONE!
    In Stuttgart, Southwestern Germany on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 the former multi time IKF National Amateur Champion Trisha "TNT" Hill (Right) defeated the German World Title Holder Silke Weickenmeier to win the WIBF (Womens International Boxing Federation) Featherweight World Title by TKO in the 7th round!


  • February 27th, 2004
    Feet and Fists of Fury
    IKF Promoter Johnny Davis was at it again in February with his second Full Contact Kickboxing event of 2004. This time he came back home to Northern California at Lord's Arena in Roseville, California for another edition of his Feet and Fists of Fury events
    1. Mike Napp of Roseville, CA defeated Richard Hottle of Sacramento, CA by TKO at 1:23 of round 2.
    2. Rick Cheek of Santa Rosa, CA defeated Matt Dunn of Sacramento, CA by TKO at 1:40 of round 2.
    3. Marcus Crandle of Roseville CA defeated Augistine Mendoza of Santa Rosa, CA by TKO of round 1.
    4. Andrew Morello of Santa Barbara, CA defeated Germaine Gregory of Sacramento, CA by split decision, 28-27, 28-27 and 27-29.
    5. Chris Cope of Santa Barbara, CA defeated Jon Andresen of Roseville, CA by "HEAD KICK KO" at 10 seconds into round 2.
    6. Chad Shepard of Roseville, CA defeated Juan Carlos Vega of Dixon, CA by "Body Kick TKO" at 1:20 of round 1.


  • February 27th, 2004
    "WAR IN WESTPORT" IKF Kickboxing & ISCF MMA!
    IKF and ISCF Promoter Dan Tharp hosted his event at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City Missouri, USA.
    1. IKF Full Contact Rules: Freddy Walker defeated Abe Kuhl by TKO round round.
    2. IKF MuayThai Rules: Jeff Rumigio defeated Vincent Nye by TKO at 30 seconds of round 3.
    3. IKF international Rules: Eric Fernandez defeated AJ Gross by unanimous decision.
    4. ISCF MMA: David Snyder defeated Jason Hoeke by Tap Out.
    5. IKF MTR: Joe Mabin defeated Tim Gorham by decision.
    6. ISCF MMA: Farrone Otis defeated Mike VanMeer by decision.
    7. ISCF MMA: Zack Lennon defeated Tommy Ebone.
    8. ISCF MMA: Bobby Volker defeated Demi Deeds by KO at 22 seconds of round 2.





MARCH
6 IKF Sanctioned Events
Looking Back... A Year in Review


  • March 6th, 2004
    Nicole Hess & Umear Haq Win 2 More Titles
    "THREE" Time IKF National Amateur Champion Nicole Hess & IKF National Champion Umear Haq (Both at Right) of Alexandria, Virginia each added another Title belt to their trophy case as they won titles at the King of the Ring 8 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Nicole won her bout by TKO at the end of the third round and Haq won his bout by by majority decision.


  • March 6th, 2004
    Throwdown In V-Town.
    IKF & ISCF Promoter James Corbett of Valdosta Martial Arts Center teamed up with John Turner of Evolution Promotions to present "Throwdown in V-Town" which feature 13 ISCF mixed martial arts bouts along with 3 IKF full contact rules kickboxing matches at the Lowndes Civic Center/Fairgrounds in Valdosta, Georgia.
    1. IKF 'JUNIOR' Amateur FCR Kickboxing: Nathan McCall defeated Jesse Hendrix.
    2. Amateur ISCF Middleweight MMA/NHB: Heath Davis defeated Walt Davis by rear naked in the first round.
    3. IKF Amateur FCR Kickboxing: Nole Poff defeated Cody Milicevic by decision.
    4. Amateur ISCF Light Middleweight MMA/NHB: Mikey Gomez defeated Jason Detten by armbar in round 1.
    5. Amateur ISCF Light Middleweight MMA/NHB: Brian Doile defeated Kenneth Graham by armbar in round 1 in a good fight that Graham was winning up to the end.
    6. IKF Amateur FCR Kickboxing: Jason Barrett defeated Tim Hendrix in round 2 when the corner threw in the towel.
    7. Amateur ISCF Light Heavyweight MMA/NHB: Andy Foster defeated Derek Boikens by rear naked with 4 seconds left in round 1.
    8. PRO ISCF Light Heavyweight MMA/NHB: Charles McCarthy defeated Jeff Fenno by choke.
    9. PRO ISCF Middleweight MMA/NHB: Mike Lee easily defeated Shaun Gay in round 1 by referee stoppage from strikes.


  • March 8th, 2004
    INSIDE KUNG FU & IKF Team UP!
    Inside Kung Fu's Dave Cater confirmed that starting in the June edition of Inside Kung Fu, the magazine will feature the IKF Pro Muay Thai Rankings as their Official MuayThai Rankings in every third edition of the magazine.



  • March 13th, 2004
    WINTER WARS 2004
    WINTER WARS 2004 promoted by Mike and Elizabeth Carlson played to a packed house in Augusta, Georgia. The crowd was treated to action-packed IKF Full Contact Kickboxing & ISCF Mixed Martial Arts.
    1. IKF Amateur FCR Super Heavyweight: Kevin Corron (North Carolina) defeated Eddie Singleton (Augusta, GA) by unanimous decision.
    2. IKF Amateur FCR Middleweight: Mike Harris (North Carolina) defeated Brad Taylor (Augusta, GA) by unanimous decision.
    3. ISCF Amateur MMA/NHB: Middleweight: Jeff McKee (Greenville, SC) defeated Blake Barber (Macon, GA) who verbally tapped due to exhaustion.
    4. IKF Amateur FCR Super Welterweight: Shawn Giles (Dalton, GA) defeated Reggie Kitchens (Augusta, GA) by unanimous decision.
    5. ISCF Amateur MMA/NHB: Heavyweight: Matt Doherty (Atlanta, GA) defeated David Bellew (Winder, GA) by Tap Out from Rear Naked Choke at 3:33 of round 1.
    6. IKF Amateur FCR Middleweight: Tim Guwanda (Lawrenceville, GA) defeated Travis Jones (Dalton, GA) by Split Decision.
    7. ISCF Amateur MMA/NHB: Light Heavyweight: Usif Murtadi (Atlanta, GA) defeated Jeremy Fisher by unanimous decision.
    8. IKF Amateur FCR Light Cruiserweight: David Lewis (Dalton, GA) defeated Nick Lavulo (Hinesville, GA) by TKO at 1:01 of round 2.
    9. IKF Pro Cruiserweight: Jason Miller (Augusta, GA) defeated Anthony Nievis (Atlanta, GA) by KO at 1:33 of round 1.
    10. IKF Pro Cruiserweight: Luis Rodriguez (Fort Gordon, GA) defeated Harris Norwood (Atlanta, GA) by unanimous decision.


  • March 15th, 2004
    USKBA To Initiate "Suspension List" Section Of Website
    AND IKF DOES THE SAME

    Well it started out to be a great idea by the USKBA, but they stopped posting their suspensions after a few months while the IKF continues to keep theirs as up to date as possible.Click Here.


  • March 14th, 2004
    IKF London England Amateur Thai/Kickboxing Show
    IKF Promoter Lee Whittington put on a great another great IKF Kickboxing show at the Marlowe Rooms Sidcup Kent, England.
    1. Colin Farricker (Right) of Liverpool England defeated Mark Bustemante of Watford Hertfordshire, England to win the IKF Amateur British Middleweight Thai Boxing Champion by unanimous decision.
    2. MARTIN OSBORNE, Swanley, Kent and JAMES KEENO, Kettering fought to a draw
    3. JACK BRACELY, Swanley, Kent defeated BRETT CLIPSTON, Kettering by unanimous decision.
    4. ADAM PRITCHARD, Melton Mowbray defeated MARK KIERMAN, Liverpool by unanimous decision.
    5. JAMIE GILBERT, Liverpool defeated KEVIN KOVALIK, Kettering by unanimous decision.
    6. ALEX BOICO, Lumpini Gym defeated BRIAN CREIGHTON, Kirkby, Liverpool by unanimous decision.
    7. TERRY BRETT, Lumpini Gym defeated ALLISTER CALLENDER, Rajanerusaun Gym by unanimous decision.
    8. LEE POWELL, Nemesis Gym defeated ANDY STUBBERFIELD, Eltham, London by TKO 2nd round :56 seconds.
    9. SHELLEY WILSON, Hertfordshire and KELLY DAVISION, Nemesis Gym by TKO at 1:01 of the 2nd round.
    10. OLLY WATSON, Hertfordshire defeated PAUL CHEED, Swanley, Kent fought to a Draw.
    11. CHRIS KNOWLES, ENGLAND defeated VITALIJUS SCERBA, Lithuania by unanimous decision.
    12. MARK EPSTEIN. defeated GIEDRUIF GRACAEVCIUF, Lithuania by Majority decision.


  • March 20th, 2004
    Webber Takes Title From Rodriguez On A.K. Promotions Platinum Live Kickboxing Event
    IKF Promoter Johnny Davis wants to be the most active IKF Promoter this year and he is off to a great start. In this his 3rd Full Contact Kickboxing event of the year Davis impresses all at Studio City, California, USA. However it wasn't the night for defending IKF Champion Raul Rodriquez of Bakersfield, California as he was out-pointed by Gary Webber (Right) of Whittier, California to lose his IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules California Light Middleweight title to Webber by a close split decision victory, 48-47, 48-47 and 47-48.
    1. Chris Fleming of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA defeated Leandro Manabe of San Francisco California, USA by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29.
    2. Brent Simms of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA defeated Mark Hoxie of Studio City, California, USA by TKO when Hoxie informed referee Kris Adrian in the corner after round one that he no longer wanted to continue.


  • March 26th, 2004
    Doucet & Walters Will Meet In The Middle!
    While The "Wonderboy" Is Left Wondering...

    It will be remembered for years to come as the "Wakefield NO SHOW!" It was only a couple of days ago everyone was "Praising" the efforts of a fighter named James Wakefield who had stepped up to fight Stephen Thompson when Stanley Dickenson Providence, Rhode Island and Semou Diouf of Las Vegas, Nevada pulled out of their fights against him. However, Wakefield pulled one over on everyone as he purposly missed his flight and continued to say "I'll still be there..." What a JOKE this guy was! This one is just too long, you are going to have to read it yourself by Clicking Here.


  • March 27th, 2004
    "Shrine Fight Night"
    Jesse Finney and his Shamrock Promotions LLC's continue their IKF Promotional work in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
    1. Josh Fischer defeated Matt Schuller by 2nd round KO.
    2. Nate Mohr defeated "Mean" Mike Green by decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
    3. Dan Reno defeated Ian Tibbets by unanimous decision. 30-27, 30- 27, 30-27.
    4. Tim Whitney defeated Nick Zona by decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
    5. Nick Pugiski defeated Joel Cook by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30- 26, 30-26.
    6. Justin Listlow defeated Steve Wook by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30- 26, 30-26.


  • March 27th, 2004:
    Doucet Stops Walters At "Marconi Fight Night 6"
    The Marconi's Automotive Museum hosted "Marconi Fight Night 6" in Tustin California which was a fund raising event for the Marconi Foundation for Kids and Miller Children's Hospital. The card featured 3 Pro boxing bouts organized by Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Productions, and 1 IKF Pro Kickboxing bout. That pro kickboxing bout saw Raoul Doucet (Right) of Canada defeat Darren Walters of Texas, USA when at 1:15 of round 3 Doucet stopped Walters with a glancing punch to his head...








APRIL
11 IKF Sanctioned Events
Looking Back... A Year in Review


  • April 1st, 2004
    "Calleros Looking For "LEGIT" World Title Opponent"
    IKF Pro IR Super Welterweight World Champion Fernando "COOL" Calleros (Right) had wanted to promote an event so he could defend his IKF World Title. The event was planned for May 29th in El Paso, Texas. However due to the Texas State Boxing Commission, the bout and the event eventually was scratched. Why? the Texas Commission only allows Full Contact Rules Kickboxing, no Leg Kicks and no Muay Thai.


  • April 2nd, 2004
    "The "JET" SIGNS TO FIGHT TYSON"

    Reality Or Publicity Stunt? Who knows, but two time IKF World Champion Rick "The Jet" Roufus did sign a contract to fight "Iron" Mike Tyson. However, this bout, like Tyson and K-1, never happened. To read more on the idea Click Here.


  • April 3rd, 2004
    Battlequest Phase II.
    Promoter Sven Bean held this event in Denver, Colorado, USA. The event featured 2 IKF US Titles.
    1. IKF Woman's Amateur IR U.S Featherweight Title:. 3 time IKF National Champion Katie Meehan of Colorado, USA didn't do so well on this night as she lost to Sarah Ponce of Texas, USA by unanimous decision.
    2. IKF Amateur MTR Vacant U.S Welterweight Title: Mike Baldwin of Colorado, USA defeated Ryan Farthingham of Wyoming, USA by head kick KO in round 1.
    3. International Rules, 150 lbs: Matt Howard of Colorado, USA over Atrau Maldanado of Texas, USA by decision.
    4. ISCF MMA, 155 lbs: Chris White of Oklahoma, USA over Phillip Dopkins of Wyoming, USA at :55 in the 1st round (tapout).
    5. Muay Thai, 160 lbs: Donald Cerrone of Colorado, USA over Joe Marintzer Colorado, USA at 1:57 of the first round by TKO.
    6. ISCF MMA 230 lbs Tom Clemen Colorado, USA over Vince Lucas of Oklahoma, USA at 2:07 of first round by verbal submission.
    7. Muay Thai, 200 lbs Elliot Edmonds of Texas, USA over Nick Coggins of Colorado, USA at :49 seconds of the first round by K.O.
    8. ISCF MMA 155 lbs: Noah Thomas of Colorado, USA over Matt Rushing of Oklahoma, USA at 2:01 of the first round by submission choke.


  • April 3rd, 2004
    "IKF Point Kickboxing Competitors Motivated by 4' Trophies!"
    IKF Promoter Johnny Davis holds his second IKF Point Kickboxing event of the year in Roseville, California, USA.


  • April 3rd, 2004
    "Fredericksburg Fight Fest"
    First time IKF Promoter Chris Manual promoted his event in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
    1. IKF Women's Amateur FCR US Lightweight Title: Nicole Hess (Right) of Alexandria, Virginia defeated Stephanie Kernan of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA by Majority Decision.
    2. Lightweight: Patrick Lynch and Chris Barrineau fought to a majority draw. Sadly, there were questions about this bout due to calls by the referee. In the second round Barrineau dropped Lynch but Referee ruled it a slip. IKF would have liked to review the bout but no video was ever sent in to review.
    3. Women's Super Lightweight: Jaime Pomponio defeated Jennifer Cutler by unanimous decision.
    4. Cruiserweight: Adam Jones defeated Joe Coffee by unanimous decision.
    5. Junior Middleweight: Ben Russell defeated Jacob Ball by unanimous decision.
    6. Light Cruiserweight: Michael Decker defeated Bahseem Peterson by unanimous decision.
    7. Junior Welterweight: Travis Qualls defeated Sam Aydlette by unanimous decision.
    8. Super Heavyweight: Brandon Williamson defeated Craig Rice by unanimous decision.
    9. Light Cruiserweight: Joe Coffee defeated Andres Saroa by majority decision.
    10. Heavyweight: Justin Steckler defeated Salah El-Saddiouqby unanimous decision.


  • April 9th, 2004
    "A.K. Promotions To Now Feature "ALL" Rule Styles!"
    IKF Promoter Johnny Davis had planned to feature only Full Contact Rules bouts on his Feet & Fists of Fury events. However, he had so many asking to do leg kicks and Muay Thai that he made the decision to open his events up to all rule styles.


  • April 12th, 2004
    "Christian Morales Is FIRST!"
    172 lb. Muay Thai fighter Christian Morales of San Antonio Texas, USA who trains at the San Antonio Martial Arts Institute under James Olsen was the first fighter to register to "Walk The Walk" at the 2004 IKF North American Classic. How did he do? Too bad he was a no show at the event with no call to the IKF as to why. So much for being first.


  • April 15th, 2004
    "It's Official! IKF & TKO Team Up Again For
    2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic!
    "

    TKO Sports Group once again acquired the naming rights to this years 2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic!


  • April 15th, 2004
    "New Addition To IKF Rankings!"
    The IKF added direct links to boxing records (www.boxrec.com) so Professional kickboxers who also did professional boxing would be recognized for their boxing skills as well.


  • April 17th, 2004
    Finney's In St. Louis!
    IKF Promoter Jesse Finney hosts yet another great event.
    1. ISCF NHB: Jimmy Long defeated Kevin Marconni by arm bar at 2:30 of the first round.
    2. ISCF NHB: Dustin Severs, St. Louis, MO defeated Joe Mabin, Kansas City, MO by ankle lock at 2:09 of the 1st round.
    3. ISCF NHB: Nick Zona, Arnold, MO defeated Vince Lombandi, San Antonio, TX by KO at 2:27 of the first round.
    4. ISCF NHB: Dustin Roberts, St. Louis, MO defeated John Oslander, Kansas City, KS by choke hold at 1:12 of the third round.
    5. IKF KICKBOXING: Robin Connelly, St. Louis, MO defeated Liz Smith, Columbia, MO by decision. 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
    6. IKF KICKBOXING: Mike Green & John Long fought to a draw.


  • April 17th, 2004
    "RUMBLE IN THE PARK III"
    IKF Promoter Sky Drysdale hosted his first event of the year in Rockford, Illinois, USA,
    1. Sarah Ross defeated Laura Jo Wessels by TKO at 1:14 Seconds into the first round
    2. Andy Brandl defeated Ben Miller by TKO' in the third round.
    3. Jackson Aren defeated Cameron Monyelle by unanimous decision.
    4. Diana Davila defeated Amy Beck by Unanimous decision.
    5. John Taylor won by TKO over Chris Shorrock in the Second Round.
    6. Vilavanh Sevkeanya and Jason Ransom's bout ended in a No contest when Sevkeanya threw his shoulder completely out of it's socket, 14 seconds into the fight.
    7. Johnny Ransom defeated Horace Craft by majority decision, 28-27, 28-27 and 28-28.
    8. Rich Whitenack defeated Mike Winkeler by TKO at 1:29 of round 3.
    9. Rick Bloyer defeated Shayne Adams by TKO at 1:34 of round 4.
      • After the bout, Adams brought his girlfriend in the ring and proposed -- She said YES! Best of Luck to them. This was both Shayne and Rick's retirement bouts and what a way to finish their Kickboxing careers.


  • April 18th, 2004
    "Thai/Kickboxing Explosion XXX"
    IKF Promoter Nigel Thompson rocked the house at the Corn Exchange in Bedford, England.
    1. IKF England Middleweight Thai Boxing Title: Steven Jones of Manchester, England defeated Narginder Gill of Bedford, England by unanimous decision
    2. 3 X 2 TB, 65 kg: MARCUS HILL, Cambridge defeated MOHAMMED KHBACH, Crawley Thai by unanimous decision.
    3. 3 X 2 TB, Amateur 87.5 – 89 kg: KYLE QUINCE, Bedford defeated PAUL SMITH, Watford by unanimous decision.
    4. 3 X 2 TB, Amateur 59 kg: AMMARDEEP DHILLON, London defeated IAN SPONGE, Kent by decision.
    5. 3 X 2 TB, Amateur 68 kg: SCOTT ROBINSON, Northampton defeated NEIL DAVEY, Bournemouth by Majority decision.
    6. 3 X 2 TB, 57 kg: MINDY PAUL, Bedford defeated SAVIT KOHLI, London by decision.
    7. 3 X 2 TB – 73 kg LEIGH EDLIN, Cambridge defeated KEVIN BAKER, Letchworth by TKO.
    8. 3 X 2 TB, 72 kg: TIM THOMAS, Bedford defeated JUNIOR HERBERT, Bedford by unanimous decision.
    9. 3 X 2 TB, 94 kg: LEO ELANOR, Watford defeated ROD PHILLIPS, Northampton by TKO at 1:29 of round 1.
    10. 3 X 2 TB, 73 kg: AFNAN SAAED, Cambridge and SUMINDER KOONER, London, had to end their bout in a No contest. With both fighters falling to the canvass 33 seconds into the first round, SAAED's Head struck the canvas and was unable to continue the bout. As the fight had only been on for so little time, not enough to be judged, and it was not a technique that caused the blow, all 3 judges agreed a no contest.


  • April 24th, 2004
    "IOWA KICKFEST"
    Waterloo, Iowa, USA Waterloo, Iowa, USA: IKF Promoter Russ O'Connell once again packed the house at the Five Sullivan Brothers Event Center in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. The main event was for the vacant IKF Amateur IR Middleweight North Central Region Title and to the surprise of many, Nate Mohr of Iowa defeated David Flurry also of Iowa. Very impressive Nate! Sorry but we never received any other results from this event or an event write up for the news page.


  • April 24, 2004
    "Rumble On The Rez!" - Larson & Carrillo Win IKF Titles In Arizona!
    IKF Promoter Gary Lolman and the Yavapai-Apache Nation hosted "Rumble On The Rez!" at the Yavapai-Apache Nation Gymnasium in Camp Verde, Arizona, USA .
    1. Berret Myers (Golden Cobra Gym) defeated Matt Ebbons (Kiks Karate) by split decision, 29-28 29-28 28-29.
    2. Lee Norris (Norris Gym) took a forfeit win over David Webster (AZ Combat Sports) when a half hour before the match Webster Came down with some kind of sickness.
    3. Damen Rippee (Rosales Karate) defeated Jason Baca (J & R Martial Arts) by unanimous decision, 29-28 29-28 29-28.
    4. IKF Southwest Regional International Rules Lightweight Title: Rodolfo Carrillo (Champion Sports Kickboxing, Camp Verde, AZ) defeated Chris Fleming (One Kick Gym, Las Vegas, NV) by unanimous decision, 40-35, 40-35 and 39-36.
    5. Main Event: IKF Southwest Regional International Rules Super Welterweight Title: Clifford Larson (Right - Champion Sports Kickboxing, Camp Verde, AZ) defeated Sean Baca (Chavez Karate, Albuquerque, NM) by TKO at 1:18 of round 4.


  • April 24, 2004
    IKF Pro World Champ Skelton KOs Sprott In Boxing Title Bout!!
    We may never see IKF Pro MuayThai Super Heavyweight World Champion Matt Skelton of England doing MuayThai anytime soon. Skelton improved his Pro boxing record to 13-0 with 12 KO's by knocking out defending British Champ Michael Sprott (25-7) with two minutes to go in round twelve in Reading, England. Skelton became the new British and Commonwealth Boxing Champion. (As of this writing, he is 15-0 with 14 KO's)


  • April 25th, 2004
    "Kickboxing Night!"
    IKF Promoter Clive Matthews hosted a great night of kickboxing at the Moathouse in Northampton, England. Sorry, but no event results were sent to us from IKF Europe.


  • April 24th, 2004
    "Morello Wins IKF Title Back! Lugo Retains His With TKO!"
    IKF Promoter Domi Tomate hosted "King Of The Ring IV" at the Santa Barbara Fairgrounds in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
    1. IKF Amateur International Rules Light Middleweight Title: Mike Morello (Right) of Santa Barbara, California defeated Raul Rodriguez of Bakersfield, California by unanimous decision 48-47 on all 3 judges cards. In the middle of round 2 of this bout Morello kicked Rodriguez high and Rodriguez caught the kick and followed with a leg sweep. Of course this was a foul in International rules so as the event representative, Steve Fossum made a comment from ringside to California State Athletic Commission Referee Cecil People who wasn't doing anything, however Peoples did responded with the professional respect of "Shut-up" at the top of his lungs to Fossum. Fossum noted in the article about this bout: "Yes, maybe I should not have questioned the foul at that very moment, but Peoples should have also thought about his response as well. I made sure to apologize after the event but got no mutual response from Peoples, which would have been the right thing to do..." Something that needs to be added here is that Peoples acted VERY RUDE when Fossum apologized, as if he owed no one an explanation or a mutual apology even though he errored in his action. What a professional. The yelling became a minor issue after what happened next. After Peoples made a point of yelling at Fossum, he never even warned Rodriguez on the illegal sweep. Peoples was already agitated with Fossum since Fossum asked him how they planned to rule on "Flash Knockdowns" in the Muay Thai rule bouts. Peoples argued and insisted, "There is no such thing..." But we all know different don't we.


    2. IR: Aaron Hale of Bakersfield, California (1-0/0, 250) defeated Travis Ayers of Santa Yuez, California (0-1/0, 247) by majority decision, 29-27, 29-27 and 28-28.


    3. MTR: Dan Ash of San Jose, California (1-0/0, 145) vs Cody Grimes (Neil Nutt) of Sacramento, California (0-1/0, 145). You would have thought knees to the head and face were legal in this bout since Ash kept pulling Grimes' head down and landing his knees to his face. Finally when one knee to his face took Grimes to the floor, referee Cecil Peoples stepped in where we thought he would issue his first warning to Ash or point deduction. Not so... Instead, he gave Grimes an 8 count from going down from the knee but then... Took a point from Ash. Not for the knee he threw that dropped Grimes, but for kneeing Grimes when he was down... but call us blind because no one around us at ringside saw any knee after Grimes went down, only one that took him down. Regardless, in the end Ash took the win by unanimous decision 30-26, 29-27 and 29-25. Wondering how there was a 30 score in there for Ash when he was deducted a point? We too are wondering, but you will need to ask judge Dej Sriampai for that answer...


    4. MTR: Chris Cope of Santa Barbara, California (4-0/0, 184) Vs Patrick Murphy of Fresno, California (2-1/0, 187). In this bout we felt sorry for Murphy. A referee is suppose to protect the fighters, however, California State Athletic Commission referee Dej Sriampai made some big errors here, one that was so obvious we had several people in the stands come up to us after the bout and complain to us as if it was our fault (IKF) for his calls or lack of calls as you will be explained here shortly. We had to inform them that we (IKF) had nothing to do with assigning any officials on this particular event. In round 1, Murphy's headgear had slipped down "TOTALLY" blocking his vision. He raised his hand for the attention of the referee but Sriampai never acknowledged him. Cope did though as he charged in and proceeded to land about 4 or 5 hard unanswered shots to Murphy's head. The last pushing Murphy between the ropes where Cope took yet another 2 shots. Finally, Sriampai stepped in. But here is the surprise. Instead of adjusting Murphy's headgear, he gave Murphy, "Who's eyes were STILL covered by his headgear" a standing 8 count. WHAT? Come on! After the 8 count, Murphy still could not see and after a lot of yelling by his corner, Sriampai finally adjusted it so he could see. But wait, there's more... Also during this bout, Sriampai had broke the fighters up and upon returning to the action, was still holding on to one of them as the other one started to take shots at him. There was more but you get the point. In the end, Cope took this one by unanimous decision, 29-27, 29-28 and 29-27.


    5. IR: Van Palacios of Hanford, California (3-2/0, 262) defeated Mike Contreres of Bakersfield, California (0-1/0, 266) by unanimous decision win, 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.


    6. IR: Luke Redding of Nipoma, California (1-0/0, 178) defeated Joe Maxwell of Santa Barbara, California (1-2/0, 178) by unanimous decision 29-26, 29-26 and 29-26.


    7. AB: Laura Conley of San Louis Obispo, California defeated Jessica Trevino of Fresno, California in a boxing match by split decision 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.


    8. IKF Amateur MuayThai Rules California Middleweight Title Defense: Julian Lugo of Barstow, California (8-3, 159) successfully defended his title in a rematch over David Anderson of Fresno, California (3-3-4/0, 163) when he stopped Anderson at the 1:58 mark of round 2.


  • April 24th, 2004
    "Selbee Retains IKF Title Against James At The Fight Party In Atlanta, Georgia, USA"
    IKF & ISCF Promoter Bret Moses mainly does MMA but on this night he featured 1 IKF Pro Kickboxing title bout as his Main Event. It was the IKF Pro North American Heavyweight Full Contact Title Defense of Mark Selbee of Atlanta, Georgia against #4 IKF Pro FCR ranked John James. The ending to this was nothing spectacular as at the end of round 5, James told referee Dan Stell he was done due to a pain in his neck giving Selbee the win by TKO at the break of rounds 5 and 6. The remainder of this card was all ISCF MMA.


  • April 25th, 2004:
    Kickboxing Nite At The Moathouse Northampton
    IKF Promoters Clive Matthews & Mike Fowles hosted a sold out dinner show which included a 3-course dinner and of course, great IKF Amateur Kickboxing and Thai boxing. The bout results are as follows:
    1. FCR 72 kg: BRENDON ASHTON, Stoke on Trent defeated MARK HILL, Milton Keynes by majority decision
    2. FCR 70 kg: LEE JONES, Long Buckby defeated DAVE STRINGER, Coventry by TKO at 33 seconds on round 2.
    3. FCR76 kg: STEVE BOWLER, Coventry defeated IAN O'TOIBIN, Milton Keynes by unanimous decision
    4. FCR 68 kg: JASON MACMATERS, Stoke on Trent and KEITH MATTHEWS, Milton Keynes fought to a draw.
    5. FCR 60 - 64.5 kg: STACEY GOSDEN, Brighton defeated WAYNE DUNNICLIFT, Nottingham by majority decision.
    6. IR 85 kg: STEVE MUTCH, Coventry defeated RIDAS VAIVADA, London by unanimous decision
    7. FCR 94 kg: GARATH EVANS, London defeated ALAN BROWN, Northampton by TKO at 1:15 of round 1.
    8. FCR 94 kg: LEE MACGUINESS, Northampton defeated VISMANTAS DUDLAUSKAS, London by unanimous decision.
    9. FCR 83 kg: CURTIS FELIX, Northampton defeated ANDY SKINNER, Milton Keynes by TKO at 24 seconds of round 3.


  • April 26th, 2004
    "Venting About California!"
    After the terrible actions of the officials in the Santa Barbara event above, IKF President Steve Fossum felt it was time to speak up & Make A Stand For The Sport! To read it all Click Here.


  • April 27th, 2004
    Four New IKF Promoters Make Their IKF Debut This Weekend!
    We welcomed three new promoters to the IKF Team as they prepared to make their IKF Promoting debut this weekend. However, it was not their "Promotional" debut. All 4 had tremendous background in Promoting. Loe Hoyer of Holland William Lassi and Bobby Anderson of Minnesota, USA and Bob Schirmer of Illinois, USA. their event results are coming in the next segment.

  • April 30th, 2004
    McDonald Wins K-1 USA
    Las Vegas, Nevada!
    1. Reserve Bout: Alex Juncan defeated Raul Romero by TKO Round 3
    2. Max Bout: Tom Jones defeated Toshiyuki Nakagawa by unanimous decision.
    3. Reserve Bout: Scott Lighty defeated Sean McCully by TKO Round 1.
    4. Prelim Bout: Rob McCullough defeated John Polkowski by TKO Round 2.
    5. Quarter-Finals: Mighty Mo defeated Carter Williams by TKO Round 3.
    6. Quarter-Finals: Dewey Cooper defeated Nobu Hayashi by majority decision.
    7. Quarter-Finals: Michael McDonald defeated Marvin Eastman by KO Round 2.
    8. Quarter-Finals: Kelly Leo defeated Tatsufumi Tomihira by unanimous decision.
    9. Semi-Finals A: Dewey Cooper defeated Mighty Mo by unanimous decision.
    10. Semi-Finals B: Michael McDonald defeated Kelly Leo by KO Round 1.
    11. Super Fight: Gary Goodridge defeated TOA by TKO Round 1.
    12. Super Fight: Cung Le defeated Brian Warren by unanimous decision.
    13. Championship Bout: Michael McDonald defeated Dewey Cooper by unanimous decision to win the 2004 K-1 USA Crown.





MAY
8 IKF Sanctioned Events
Looking Back... A Year in Review


  • May 1st, 2004
    "COMBAT-DO CICERO KICKBOXING - Fight Night"
    IKF Promoter Rob Zbilski teamed up with Bob Schirmer of Cicero, Illinois to host a "BIG" night of IKF Kickboxing at the Cicero Sports Stadium in Cicero, Illinois, USA. The main event put the "Icing on the cake" for the evening with, IKF World Champion Tommy "Little Dragon" Bach (10-1-1/3) taking on Fernando Leuvano (36-4 w/15 KO's) in a 7 Round IKF non title Pro Fight. This fight was so good it should have been a title fight. Two warriors that really put everything they had into 14 Minutes of Outstanding Full Contact Kickboxing! Here are the results of the evening's bouts as officially reported below...
    1. FCR: Justin Uhl defeated Devin Allain by TKO at 1:11 into the second round.
    2. FCR: Ed Cooper defeated Peter Poenaru by TKO at 1:10 into the 3rd Round.
    3. FCR: Sammy Della Tella defeated Jose Lopez by TKO at 33 seconds into the first Round.
    4. FCR: Chris Huberts defeated Robert Spewak by Unanimous Decision, 30-22, 30-24 & 30-23.
    5. FCR: Rene Bahera defeated Alfredo Ramas by Majority Decision.
    6. FCR: Carlos Hernandez defeated Brian Robertson by Majority Decision.
    7. FCR: John Taylor defeated AJ Goepfrich by TKO at 1:12 into the 1st Round.
    8. FCR: Stephanie Mariscal defeated Sasha Mrvic (Canada) by TKO at 1:23 into the 3rd Round.
    9. MTR: Andy Kozak defeated Dan Ruzicka by Unanimous decision. 29-28, 30-27 & 30-28. 10.
    10. FCR: Laryssa Zarate defeated Alexandra Kopas by TKO at 1:14 into the 1st Round.
    11. IR: Daniel Arvizu defeated Orlando Buryos by TKO at 1:03 into the first Round.
    12. FCR: Tracey Vega-Schirmer defeated Meredith Mobile by Unanimous Decision. 29-26, 30-27 & 30-27.
    13. FCR: Bill Shanko & Luis Rivera fought to a Technical DRAW after 3- Rounds.
    14. FCR:Angelo Rivera defeated Brian Adams by TKO at 1:30 into the second round.
    15. FCR: Mitch Matraska defeated Terry Martin by Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28 & 29-28.
    16. Pro FCR MAIN EVENT: Tommy "Little Dragon" Bach defeated Fernando Luevano by unanimous decision 69-66, 70-63 and 68-66.


  • May 1st, 2004
    "BATTLE OF THE WARRIORS"
    IKF Promoters William Lassi and Bobby Anderson hosted a great night of Kickboxing at the Grand Casino Hinkley in Hinkley, Minnesota, USA.
    1. Amateur Heavyweight. Tim Runquist defeated Bobby Anderson by a majority decision.
    2. Amateur Middleweight. Andy Page defeated Micah Hodge by a unanimous decision.
    3. Amateur Middleweight. Zach Moytel defeated Nang by a unanimous decision.
    4. Amateur Women lightweight. Nikki Farber defeated Breanna Templer by a unanimous decision.
    5. Amateur Welterweight. Reuben St John defeated Jordan Allen by a unanimous decision.
    6. Women super middleweight. Krista Savage defeated P J Schmidt by a 1st round TKO.
    7. Pro Heavyweight Men 5 round bout. Dan Erickson defeated Howard Lemeare by a 2nd round TKO.
    8. Pro Super Middleweight 6 round bout. Ronnie Deleon defeated Aaron Lassi by a unanimous decision.


  • May 1st, 2004
    "Battle of the South III"
    Holland was Great and so was IKF Promoter Loe Hoyer (Right) and his event which featured the IKF Pro San Shou Super Welterweight World Title in Holland/Neatherlands. This was a "SHOW!" Danny Hoyer (Right) of Holland, 22-9, defeated Alexis Hountondji of Belgium by KO when Hountondji could not stand by the end of Referee Dan Stell's count of 10 after a strong knee by Hoyer to his body at 1:00 of round 5. Here are the results of the other bouts:
    1. Sanda Amateur: Alic Suad defeated Yessengliyev Amangeldy by 2 round unanimous decision.
    2. Sanda Xtreme: Wilbert van Dam defeated Detlev Andries by majority decision, 2-1, 2-1, 1-1.
    3. Sanda Amateur: Bouzid Yassine defeated Wigen Garatyan by TKO in round 2.
    4. Sanda Xtreme: Armen Aratyunan defeated Hamza Ben Gamra by Split Decision 2-1, 1-2 & 2-1. (non sanctioned bout)
    5. Sanda Amateur: Mustafa Azizi defeated Remy Friedrich by unanimous decision, 2 rounds to 1 on all three judges cards.
    6. Sanda Amateur: Bautuil Faycal defeated Kevin Deurse when Deurse hit his knee (non intentional) with Faycal's leg which somehow 'broke' Deurse's kneecap.
    7. Sanda X treme: Harwin Nederhoed defeated Evgeny Klyuyev by TKO at 1:40 of round 2.
    8. Sanda Xtreme: Ada Kaiser defeated Zhanbek Yesterekov by majority decision after head judge Rob Gruis of Rotterdam broke a split decision draw.
    9. Sanda Xtreme: Ken Claes defeated Taif van der Haar by split decision, 3-0, 1-2 and 2-1.
    10. Sanda Xtreme: Travis Schlee defeated Babalayev Artyom by unanimous decision 3-0 on all three judges cards.
    11. Sanda X treme Dave Dormans defeated Sudesh Mahabali by unanimous decision 2-1, 2-1 and 2-0.
    12. Sanda X treme: Remy de Ligny defeated Martin Amblad by unanimous decision 3-0, 3-0 and 2-1.


  • May 7, 2004
    "Triple F" Kickboxing In Rocklin CA, USA!"
    IKF Promoter Johnny Davis continues his promotional work at the at the Sunset Center in Rocklin, CA, USA.
    1. IR: Frank Theofanpolis, Oakdale, CA (174) defeated Aaron Gerwer, Roseville, CA (171) by Split Decision.
    2. IR: Sam Spangler, San Jose, CA defeated Francisco Herrera, San Francisco, CA (191) by unanimous decision.
    3. IR: Rick Cheek, Santa Rosa, CA, (249) defeated Matt Dunn, Sacramento, CA in only 30 seconds.
    4. IR: Charles Ceasar, San Francisco, CA (209) defeated Richard Hottle, Sacramento, CA (201) by TKO at 1:10 of round 2.
    5. FCR: Germaine Gregory, Sacramento, CA (169) defeated Juan Carlos Vega-Aztec, Dixon, CA (168) by TKO in round 1 when Vega dislocated his knee.


  • May 7, 2004
    Ferneley Back To Winning Ways! But What's New...
    Last night in Australia, three time IKF Pro Woman's World Champion Holly Ferneley defeated Julie Wood, "Again" by decision to win another organizations South Pacific Title. Ferneley fought Wood on March 4th, 2000 and won by KO at 2:36 of round one to win the vacant IKF Pro Woman's MuayThai Rules Featherweight World Title. Ferneley (8-3-2/4) also holds the IKF Pro FCR and IR Bantamweight World Titles.


  • May 10th, 2004
    IKF/TKO North American Classic... Orlando Florida Vs Cedar Rapids Iowa?
    It was shocking for everyone, even the IKF as the IKF asks on the news page, Where should this years 2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic be held? The IKF thought the decision was Cedar Rapids Iowa where it was in 2003. However, due to the venue charging more than IKF was told, they we opened up the idea of moving the event to Orlando. It was quite the discussion on the Message Board... In the end, Orlando won out.


  • May 12th, 2004
    The Decision Has Yet To Be Made.
    IKF and everyone else were still wondering where the 2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic would be...


  • May 12th, 2004
    SENI04 Birmingham England
    The 6th Combat Sports Show at the NEC Birmingham England is Europe's very best festival of Arts and Combat Event. IKF Europe was invited 3 years ago and IKF World Super Heavyweight Thai Boxing champion Matt Skelton demonstrated the best of Thai Boxing to promote the great sport. In 2003, IKF Europe staged the IKF British Amateur Heavyweight Thai Boxing Title when Andy Kipriano of Eltham London defeated Johyn Reynolds of Liverpool Merseyside. SENI04: IKF European Amateur Heavyweight Thai Boxing Title saw Andy Kipriano of Eltam London, England defeat Thomas Rosvol of Bergen, Norway by unanimous decision.


  • May 15th, 2004
    The Axeman Retains His Title And The Wonderboy Is Wonderful! - Martial Arts Mahem IV!:
    IKF Promoter Ray Thompson put together another OUTSTANDING fight card for "Martial Arts May-Hem IV" at the Simpsonville Activity Center in Simpsonville, South Carolina USA.
    1. Junior Amateur FCR - 3 Rounds: Andrew 'Hotshot' Potts of Simpsonville, South Carolina defeated Tyler Price of Kernerville, North Carolina, USA by majority decision 29-29, 30-27, 29-28
    2. Amateur FCR - 3 Rounds: Kevin Corron of High Point, North Carolina, USA defeated Brandon Williamson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28- 30
    3. Amateur FCR - 5 Rounds: Brendan 'Cash Money' Carpenter of Simpsonville South Carolina defeated 'Super' Spencer Tart of Archdale, North Carolina, USA by unanimous decision 50-42, 48-45, 50-42
    4. IKF Amateur US Super Middleweight Title: Peyton 'The Artist' Russell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA defeated Clint Martin of Augusta, Georgia, USA by unanimous decision, 50-45, 50-45, 50-45
    5. IKF Amateur East Coast Title: Shannon 'The Cannon' Hudson of Greer, South Carolina, USA defeated Steve 'The Warrior' Mann of Richmond, Virginia, USA by unanimous decision 50-45, 50-45, 49-46.


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    6. IKF Pro North American Super Heavyweight Title *Defense: *Raoul 'The Axeman' Doucet of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada defended his title, in an ending he didn't desire, but will take over Ronnie 'Kid' Copeland of High Point, North Carolina, USA, due to a non intentional foul when Doucet went to high kick Copeland with a round kick and Copeland ducked straight into Doucet's knee which hit him directly in his temple knocking Copeland out. Doucet was ahead on all the cards and appeared to be close to winning by KO or TKO at the time of the incident. Doucet won by unanimous decision, 87-84, 88-83, 86-84.


    7. Pro FCR: Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson (Right) of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA took home his first victory as a pro fighter over Kadir Kadri of West Babylon, New York, USA by TKO when he hit Kadir with his third left hook to Kadir's body, dropping him to his knees at 21 seconds of round 5 of the scheduled 7 round bout. At the time of the stop, Thompson was up on all the scorecards 40-34, 40-34, 40-34.

  • May 16th, 2004
    The Heat Is On At the C & B Club Haydock England
    IKF Promoter Alby Bimpson hosted the first show in several years in Haydock, England and had a great turnout. It was a great night with great fights that thrilled the crowd but once again Bimpson had the problem with professionalism in the sport or the lack of. The week leading up to the fight Bimpson had 12 bouts matched. On the night of the event, this was reduced to 5. Two fighters on the night were badly let down, James Quirk and Mark Kiernan. It is not only the fighters that are let down but all their friends and family that have attended to watch them. for those fighters that did make the show, here are the bout results:
    1. IR 88 KG: CHRIS TURNER, Haydock defeated SAM LYOAYE, Liverpool by TKO at 50 seconds in 2nd round.
    2. IR 65 KG: SAM McGEE, Liverpool defeated MARK LIPTROT, Haydock by majority decision
    3. IR 77 KG: KIERON BURKE, Haydock defeated MICHAEL HORNBY, Liverpool by majority decision.
    4. Woman's IR: EMMA PENNNGTON, Haydock defeated KAREN O'CONNOR, Liverpool. by TKO at 1:16 of 2nd round
    5. MTR: 60 KG: IKF Amateur Northwest Area Thai Boxing Lightweight Title. BRIAN CREIGHTON, Kirkby, Liverpool defeated CHRIS BIGDEN, Cleveleys, Blackpool by unanimous decision.


  • May 17th, 2004
    "Put Your Gloves On Mickey Because... The IKF Is Coming To ORLANDO!"
    It's finally became official on May 17th that the 2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic would be moved to Orlando Florida to The Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa in the Walt Disney World Resort. With only 3 months for trainers, fighters and officials to change plans the event still turned out to be the most successful yearly IKF event ever.

  • May 21, 2004
    "RUMBLE IN THE VALLEY"
    Promoter Tom Sullivan hosts yet another successful event at the Plaza Hotel & Suites in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA.

  • May 26th, 2004
    What's It Worth?
    IKF President Steve Fossum described what the 3,000 mile drive will be like to the 2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic and why they are driving instead of flying in.

  • May 28th, 2004
    Wouldn't It Be Great...
    IKF President Steve Fossum comments, "Wouldn't it be great if we went a whole week on the Kickboxing Message Board without attacks at other people and other events? It sure would." The new Kickboixing Message Board draws a lot of interest to the IKF site, but with it of course comes some unwanted drama. However, like any "Tabloid", readers love the scoop, the slams, the gossip, the DRAMA!


  • MAY 29, 2004
    KONGNAPA! Where Are You?
    The IKF is contacted by a fighter and promoter who wishes to challenge IKF World Champion Kongnapa (Right) for his IKF Light Middleweight Pro MuayThai Rules World Title he won on November 10th, 2000. Back then, IKF Promoter Lane Collyer of Atlanta Georgia informed the IKF that Kong's challenger, Pedro Villaoobos was a very seasoned MuayThai fighter. However after Kong quickly destroued him by KO at 1:54 of round 2, the IKF later was told by Collyer that he "lied and Made up" Villaoobos' fight record just so he could promote a World Title with a local fighter on one of his events. Collyer's act brought tighter checks for World Title contenders in the IKF and made more detailed background checks for IKF Title contenders more detailed. However Kongnapa "IS" or was the REAL DEAL, with a record of 106 wins, 10 loses, 6 draws and 53 wins by KO/TKO. However, the IKF was never able to locate him for the requested title challenge which left the IKF with no other option but to eventually retire his title.






JUNE
Looking Back... A Year in Review
9 IKF Sanctioned Events


  • June 2, 2004
    "On Any Given Sunday"
    IKF World Ambassador Brooks Mason's writings are re-posted to motivate all Amateur Kickboxers to prepare for the upcoming IKF/TKO North American Classic. His message, "On Any Given Sunday" reads,
    • "The saying in football is that on any given Sunday any team can win. The champions of our sport will have no easy time at the IKF Nationals as the best of the best come to meet the challenge. Fighters rise to the task when faced with great talent and our returning champions surely provide that. Don't hand out the belts quite yet as new talent will certainly emerge and increase the field of fighters to watch. As Jesse Finney puts it "Stay positive". I am positive there will be great fights for all the belts and we will enjoy the best tournament in America. Looking forward to seeing all of you."


  • June 3, 2004
    Happy Birthday Rick!
    Former 2 time IKF World Champion, Rick "The Jet" Roufus turned 38 today and is enjoying the sun in Arizona. Rick and his family moved there in late 2003 and also runs his own gym, "Roufus Kickboxing". For those who may not know, Roufus became the second IKF Mens Pro Champion and the second IKF Mens Pro World Champion when he defeated Mike McDonald of Canada, by "KO" at :43 seconds of round 1 to win the IKF Pro FCR Light Heavyweight World title at Caesars Tahoe Casino in Tahoe, Nevada, USA on January 22nd, 1994. Roufus won his second IKF World title, the IKF World Heavyweight IR Title, on May 15th, 1999 when he defeated Stan Longinidis of Australia by TKO at the end of round 9 in Lowell Massachusetts, USA. Roufus *retired with a kickboxing record of 61 wins with only 7 loses, 39 wins coming by KO/TKO. He also did pro boxing where he finished with a record of 14 wins and only 3 loses with 12 of his wins coming by KO/TKO! In his career Roufus held somewhere around 7-8 Kickboxing World Titles.
    • (*) Did we say "Retired?" Like his brother Duke, who also came out of retirement to fight, Rick came back out of retirement in 200r to win a Super Bout at K-1 USA. Rumor has it he will fight again in april of 2005 as another K-1 USA Super bout.


  • June 3, 2004
    Cooper's Gym Holds Workshop To Raise Funds For "Detroit Helping our Youth Development"
    On May 22, 2004 3 Time World Kickboxing Champion and IKF Pro U.S. Champion, Raul Llopis of Ft. Wayne, Indiana held a National Kickboxing Workshop for Charity at Cooper's Gym, Salvation Army Community Center, located at 26700 Warren Avenue in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. All proceeds were donated to the Detroit Helping our Youth Development, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, who's mission is to service the education, physical fitness, nutritional needs and build and improve the self esteem of inner-city at risk children and teenagers. The Detroit Helping our Youth Development along with Cooper's Gym (Mr. Elliot Cooper) has sponsored and produced several local teenagers from the Detroit area, who have previously won IKF USA National Amateur titles at the IKF Nationals. They include: Kaspar Harrison, Jeff Turner, Centurium Frost & Michael Ross For more information on the Institute of Martial Arts-Cooper's Gym at 16849 Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48228, phone (313) 581-5085 or go to www.cooperkickboxing.com


  • June 3rd, 2004
    Kickboxer Regan Wins Back Boxing Title!
    Everyone thought he would be "The Next BIG Thing In Kickboxing!" or that he was "The Future of Kickboxing". However, the $$ was in Pro Boxing which is where Multi Time IKF Champion Eric Regan (R) of Roseville, California, USA went. Recently he fought 12 Rounds for the first time in his career as he avenged his ONLY Fighting defeat to Pro boxer Pedro Ortega. in doing so he regained his IBA Middleweight title that he lost late last year to Ortega on November 28th, 2003 by TKO. Although not doing kickboxing, he still holds the Pro IKF Super Middleweight North American title.


  • June 5th, 2004
    Utah's "Hot & Heavy"
    WOW! What an awesome show IKF Promoter Craig Lamanna (Below Right) and the crew from the MuayThai Institute of Kunponli put on! Here are the results of the Muay Thai bouts...
    1. Terry Begay wins his amateur debut by defeating Emily Bloedel by unanimous decision.
    2. Jesse Sielhorst won his amateur debut by TKO at 1:27 of round 2 over Ray Locquiao.
    3. Dear Kanthawong defeated Prudence Fisher.
    4. Chris Mickleson wins his amateur debut with a bell ending 2nd round TKO over Brian Wieber.
    5. Elohym Sims keeps his undefeated record running with a unanimous decision victory over Joe Cunliffe.
    6. Robby Wyatt keeps his undefeated record going with a majority decision win over Joel Cloarek.
    7. Boy Faphiamai keeps his undefeated record with a unanimous decision win over Matt May.
  • All the fight gear was supplied by Airmonkey Gear! Airmonkey is a new Gear Company created by Lamanna and has had great success with the Muay Thai crowds. For more info on Airmonkey Gear and to see their products go to www.airmonkey.com


  • June 5th, 2004
    Blackorby & All ROCK The Midwest!!
    RE/MAX Kickboxing Invitational North Central MuayThai/International Rules
    Regional Tournament & PRO Bouts!

    IKF Promoter Ryan Blackorby (Right) once again hosted a big fight party in the Midwest at the RiverPlex Sports Arena in Peoria, Illinois, USA for the "BEST" and of course, "They ALL ROCKED!" The event featured the IKF North Central Regional Seeding Tournament for MuayThai and International Rule fighters along with 3 great Pro MuayThai bouts. Since there are far too many to list here, to view ALL the results, go to the June news page by clicking HERE.


  • June 5th, 2004
    "Tornado Internationals!"
    IKF Promoters Bob and Jill Leiker once again hosting more IKF Kickboxing at their "Tornado Internationals" Martial Arts event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Here are the nights results:
    • Super Welterweight: Chris Sublette defeated Mario Valles by TKO at 1:15 of round 1.
    • FCR Lightweight: Geno Hartley defeated Ryan Arnold by unanimous decision.
    • IR Super Middleweight: Henry Delgado defeated Shamus Cooley by unanimous decision.
    • Super Middleweights: Rudy Bears defeated John Paul by unanimous decision.
    • Cruiserweights Eric Fernandez defeated Damiyhan Smith by TKO at 1:15 in the second round.
    • Cruiserweights Leo Pla defeated Taiwan Howard by Split Decision.


  • June 8, 2004
    Help US... Help YOU,
    IKF takes all "Ages" out of rankings so people won't be confused. Left were only a fighters date of birth. The idea was sparked by former IKF National Champion, Mike Dougherty at the wedding of Ringside Gym's Greg Kirkpatrick and Jaime Baron, (Both former IKF Champions as well) in Rocklin California.


  • June 11, 2004
    Boxing Sanctioning Body WBC Files for Bankruptcy!
    Graciano Rocchigiani may have put the World Boxing Council down for the count. The legendary boxing organization was forced to file for bankruptcy Friday after court proceedings upheld a $31 million award given to Rocchigiani, who claimed he was illegally stripped of the organization's light heavyweight title in March 1998. The WBC was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation proceedings Friday, a year after it filed for Chapter 11. WBC president Jose Sulaiman (Right) called it "impossible" for the * not-for-profit WBC to pay the $31 million verdict awarded in April 2003. Rocchigiani beat Michael Nunn for what was supposed to be a title that Roy Jones Jr. relinquished. But in June, when Jones decided he wanted to keep the belt, the WBC **opted to retain him as champion.... ??
    • (*) Not for Profit? Ya right.... Those guys just sanction fights for "6 Digits" out of the kindness of their heart. EX: In 2001, IBF lawyer Linda P. Torres reported they had one of their most successful years, taking in $1.79 million in sanctioning fees from 83 title fights. WOW!
      In 2001 when Hasim Rahman fought Lennox Lewis for the Heavyweight World Title on a Cedric Kushner Promotions, Ltd. event, it was sanctioned by 3 Sanctioning bodies. Each were paid the following to sanction the title, IBF Sanctioning Fee $31,500.00, WBC Sanctioning Fee $31,500.00, IBO Sanctioning Fee $10,000.00. Also, paid to the IBF Pension Plan was $21,000.00. What we found funny was that these sanctioning fees came out of Hasim Rahman own purse. We do not know if Lewis paid the same fees from his purse, but we still found it odd that these fees were paid from a fighters purse...
      (**) They "opted to retain him as champion", Can they do that? We guess in Boxing, anything is possible...



  • June 12, 2004
    IKF CENTRAL EAST - MID ATLANTIC
    Full Contact Rules Regional Seeding Tournament

    IKF Promoters Craig Smith and Tom Poey hosted the largest single rule style regional for 2004 at Poey's Martial Arts Studio in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA with over 70 fighters coming from 8 states, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and South Carolina. Since there are far too many to list here, to view ALL the results, go to the June news page by clicking HERE.


  • June 12, 2004
    IKF South Central Regional Seeding Tournament
    IKF Promoter Jeff Mullen hosted his 6th IKF South Central Regional Seeding Tournament at the New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The Regional Tournament hosted over 35 fighters coming from 5 states, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Missouri. To view the results, go to the June news page by clicking HERE.


  • June 16, 2004
    IKF North American Classic NEWS... Where Are We Now?
    As of June 16, 2003 the IKF had "2" Fighter Registered for the 2003 IKF/TKO USA National Amateur Tournament. As of this time last year, June 16th, 2004 the IKF had 3 Fighters Registered.


  • June 16th, 2004
    LEGAL Headgear For Competition
    It was brought to the attention of the IKF that some amateur kickboxers were wearing "Training" headgear during actual competition. So the IKF published an article to make it clear, what was TRAINING headgear and what was for IKF Amateur competition. To read it all, Click Here.


  • June 19, 2004
    Team Z's 2004 IKF North Central FCR Regional!
    Once again, IKF Promoter Rob Zbilski (Right) hosted a great IKF Seeding Regional event for Full Contact Rules fighters at Jimmy Z's Ringside Fitness in Lake Zurich, Illinois. A total of 50 fighters came from Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, North Dakota and South Dakota.


  • June 19, 2004
    Rumble In The Jungle IV
    Shamrock Promotions in affiliation with Finney's Championship Kickboxing and Martial Arts once again provided St. Louis Missouri with another "Rockin" night of IKF kickboxing with The Rumble in the Jungle IV! Here are the nights results as reported by Robert Donaker of Shamrock Promotions.
    1. ISCF MMA: Tyler Cregger defeated Andrew Rippley by arm bar at :28 into the first round.
    2. Amateur Boxing: Mike Gladney defeated Rush Remmington by TKO. Remmington dislocated his shoulder at the end of round 1.
    3. IKF Kickboxing: John Antigliano defeated Josh Fischer by KO at 1:27 of round 2.
    4. ISCF MMA: Dustin Severs defeated Mark Long by triangle choke at 2:38 of the first round.
    5. ISCF MMA: Dustin Roberts defeated Kevin Engel by choke at 2:26 of the first round.
    6. ISCF MMA: Jesse Finney defeated Shawn Polaney by KO at 1:17 of the first round.


  • June 26, 2004
    Rondinelli Captures IKF Canadian Title!
    IKF Promoter Mitz Bandiera of Canada and his promotional staff hosted a great event at the Grande Portage Lodge And Casino, in Grande Portage, Minnesota, USA. Here are the nbights results.
    1. Main Event IKF Pro FCR Light Heavyweight Canadian Title Bout: Nick Rondinelli (Right) of London, Ontario, Canada defeated Jeremy Pearson of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada by split decision.
    2. Amateur Kickboxing: Jamie Edwards of Winnipeg, MT. Canada defeated Christina Cassie of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada by majority decision.
    3. Amateur Kickboxing: Nick Pilot of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada won by first round TKO over Ryan Jarvis of Duluth, MN, USA.
    4. Amateur Kickboxing: Germain Garvis of Sacramento, CA, USA defeated Glen Homac of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada by unanimous decision.
    5. Amateur Kickboxing: Cara Chell of Winnipeg, MT, Canada defeated Melissa Hopkinson of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada by first round TKO.
    6. Amateur Kickboxing: Trevor Enns of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada and Sean Prescott of Winnipeg, MT, Canada had their bout declared a "No contest" due to a non intentional injury in the first round.
    7. Amateur Kickboxing: Katelyn Turner of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada defeated Melissa Diamond of Winnipeg, MT, Canada by split decision.
    8. Adam Ruberto of Thunder Bay, OT, Canada defeated Neil Holmstead of Duluth, MN, USA.
    9. Amateur Kickboxing: PRO Kickboxing: Mitz Bandiera of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada defeated Mark Streator of Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA by unanimous decision.


  • June 26, 2004
    South Sokol Kickboxing Spectacular
    IKF Promoter Mick Doyle hosts another exciting night of IKF Amateur Kickboxing at the South Sokol Hall in Omaha, Nebraska. Here are the nights results;
    1. Eric Church of Omaha, Nebraska defeated Jayme Brower of Carroll, Iowa by split decision Eric Church.
    2. John Broek of Omaha, Nebraska defeated Doug Corley of Omaha, Nebraska by unanimous decision.
    3. Tim Gorham of Omaha, Nebraska defeated Lance Nichols of Kansas City by unanimous decision Tim Gorham.
    4. Jackie Prine of Omaha, Nebraska defeated Kelsey Egan of Omaha, Nebraska by unanimous decision.


  • June 28th, 2004
    The Canadian Flag Will Fly From Ontario At The IKF Classic!
    Expanding the IKF USA National Amateur Tournament to a tournament that accepts fighters from all of North America was a major step, as well as a risk to the IKF. That major step became a success today when Number 4 IKF Pro Ranked Fighter and trainer, Abu Zayd Nawaz of Burlington, Ontario, Canada registered 4 of his fighters for the IKF North American Classic. They included;
    1. FCR Super Lightweight Tyson Miagi of Oakville, Ontario, Canada who won the NAC Title in his division when he defeated Darryl Wood of Virginia Beach, Virginia by TKO at 1:38 of round 2 after defeating Robert Elledge of Roseville, California, USA by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-28 & 30-27 in the prelim.
    2. Junior FCR Super Lightweight John Nash of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada won his NAC Division title after first defeating Chris Barrineau of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA in the first round bracket by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28 & 30-27. In his Championship bout he defeated Paul Kaczmarek of Park Ridge, Illinois, USA by TKO at 1:33 of round 3.
    3. IR Light Welterweight Yury Evsyunin of Toronto, Ontario, Canada who finished second after losing to eventual 2004 NAC Champion Brent Hess of Alexandria, Virginia, USA by unanimous decision 30-26, 29-27 & 29-27. Evsyunin had advanced to the Championship round by defeating Pahose Harjo of Okenah, Oklahoma, USA by TKO at :25 seconds into round 3.
    4. FCR Woman's Open Middleweight Josie Novielli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada lost her opening bracket round bout on Saturday to Jennifer Thyssen of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA by split decision, 28-29, 30-27 & 30-27.





JULY
2 IKF Sanctioned Events
Looking Back... A Year in Review


  • July 3rd, 2004
    A Somber Note...
    IKF Texas Associate Chuck Best (Right) writes about the loss of a good friend named Willie who recently passed away on June 21st under a very, very dark cloud related to the drug, GHB. Chuck says, "I'd like to make 2 important points here:
    #1: If you are struggling with something like a drug habit, it's virtually IMPOSSIBLE to "kick it" all alone without the moral support of family and friends. You WILL NOT kick such a habit alone or in secrecy!
    #2: Value your friendships and realize how precious they are, and never take them for granted... none of us is guaranteed tomorrow! Willie and I had 'lunch plans' that kept getting pushed back due our busy schedules, etc... How I wish we'd been able to "break bread" one more time (who knows, maybe he'd have opened up during our meal, and I could have helped???). Sorry if this note is a big downer, but it's been therapeutic sharing it with you, my fellow kickboxing enthusiasts and friends. May you all be blessed. Chuck Best
    "
    This is a good read and to read the entire post go to the bottom of the July 2004 news page by clicking Here.


  • July 7, 2004
    Arizona Leads With 5! The question is,
    "What State will be best represented at this years 2004 IKF North American Classic Tournament?"

    What started as just some stats became a strong race to see what State would be sending the most fighters to the 2004 IKF/TKO NAC in Orlando Florida. The first posting of the race came on this day with Arizona leading the way with 5 Registered Fighters. South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Ontario Canada followed directly behind with 4 and in 3rd was Michigan with 3. In the end, the winner was Virginia with *29. On paper prior to the Finals, Georgia had won second place with 28. However, no shows by Joseph Murdaugh of Gainsville, Yahosuah Yahudah, Jonathan Courson, Brian Robertson of Athens, Georgia all from Scott Hicks Camp along with Cole Miller of Centerville, Georgia from Cam McHarque's camp, Rolando Luna and Sonja Crader of Dalton, Georgia from Ben Kiker's camp brought the Georgia fighters total down to only 22, giving Illinois second place with 27.
    • (*) This number was 30, but Nick Manthey of Chesapeake, Virginia was never taken off the fighters list prior to the NAC after it was determined there was no match for him.


  • July 7th, 2004
    IKF Approved In Florida.
    A new Florida State Law was established in May of this year that stated that all amateur Kickboxing Events had to be sanctioned by an approved Amateur Sanctioning Body. In addition, all Sanctioning bodies must be approved by the Boxing commission. In mid June of this year the IKF presented their Rules and Regulations to Jason Penley, Assistant Executive Director of the Florida State Boxing Commission and the IKF was approved on July 7th to be an Amateur Kickboxing Sanctioning body in the State of Florida.


  • July 10th, 2004
    By First Deadline the IKF North American Championship Tournament Sees 119 Registered Fighters!


  • July 17th, 2004
    "REVENGE OF THE WARRIOR".
    New IKF Promoter Dieusel Berto is the first Promoter in Florida sanctioned by the IKF under the new Florida State Law. His event was held at the Haven Orange Dome in Winter Haven, Florida, USA.


  • July 24th, 2004
    CUNG LE'S BORN TO FIGHT IV!
    IKF San Shou Promoter and Pro San Shou World Champion Cung Le held his annual event at the Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose California, USA. Here are the Results:
    1. IKF Amateur Woman's San Shou U.S. Super Welterweight Title
      Elaina Maxwell
      won by forfeit when opponent, Melissa Alley of Napa, CA, pulled out of the fight after weigh-ins.
    2. IKF Amateur San Shou U.S. Middleweight Title
      Josh Beauregard
      defeated Kevin Ruelas by split decision in a bout that saw Beauregard give 2 standing 8 counts to Ruelas from a left hook in round 1 and a straight right in round 2.
    3. IKF Amateur San Shou U.S. Welterweight Title
      Jose Palacios defeated Boy Faphiamai by injury stoppage at 37 seconds into the first round.
    4. IKF Amateur Woman's San Shou Featherweight Title
      Jenna Castillo
      won yet another IKF Amateur San Shou title when she defeated Elizabeth DeCaussin by unanimous decision.
    5. IKF Amateur San Shou U.S. Super Lightweight Title
      Chris Cariaso
      defeated Ed Carpio in a close split decision.
    6. Nick Glowacki of San Jose, California, USA defeated Gem Mil Langit of San Francisco, California, USA by split decision.
    7. Rebecca De La Motte of San Francisco, California, USA defeated Ailene Miller of San Francisco, California, USA by unanimous decision.
    8. Andrew Valladarez of San Jose, California defeated Jeff Toledo of Santa Clara, California, USA by Knockout at 1:56 of round 2.
    9. Marcelino Miguel of Santa Clara, California, USA defeated Thomas McElory of Oakland, California, USA by unanimous decision.
    10. Duncan Duffin of San Jose, California defeated Hugh Brasher of Houston, Texas, USA by unanimous decision.
    11. Mike Fonseca of San Francisco, California, USA defeated Sam Spangler of San Jose, California, USA by unanimous decision 2 rounds to 1 on all 3 judges cards.
    12. John Uhl of Napa, California, USA was suppose to fight Brian Schoppnann of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. However after weighing in Friday night, Schoppnann spent the day Saturday watching the San Shou Day Tournament which afterwords he informed the USH! Team that he had "Somehow" hurt his shoulder and couldn't fight... Strange... Well, if he was worried about the rules of San Shou and what his opponent Uhl could have done to him, maybe he should have did some background checking... Uhl is trained by the same trainer Melissa Alley works with, Paul Heinke, and Uhl had no idea how to fight San Shou either...
    13. Jeff Gonzalez of Santa Clara, California, USA defeated Tim O'Connor of New York, New York, USA by unanimous decision.
    14. Kenny Woo of San Jose, California, USA defeated Chris Hom of San Francisco, California, USA by split decision
    15. Richey Council of Bellefontaine, Ohio defeated Matt Cataleta of Oakland, California, USA by unanimous decision 3 rounds to 0.
    16. Ian Morgan of New York, New York, USA defeated Evan Esguerra of San Francisco, California, USA by unanimous decision 3 rounds to 0.


  • July 27th, 2004
    The Lights Go Out In Arizona... But Not From A Bartinelli Left Hook!
    IKF World Champion Anthony "Powerhouse" Bartinelli (R) had planned to be the main event at the Rodeo Nights, night club in Phoenix, Arizona, USA tonight against Keith Nesbitt in an non title 10 round fight. However at weigh-ins, Nesbitt didn't make the required weight, heck, he wasn't even close. He weighed in at only 150 lbs. to Bartinelli's 168 lbs. Nesbitt's failure forced the bout to be scheduled as a 3 round exhibition instead of a "Real" 10 round bout. Still, Vierra paid for Nesbitt's plane ticket from New York along with his hotel and meals and paid him 20% of his purse which he was no longer entitled to. IKF Rules and Regulations say that Nesbitt owes Vierra all of his travel expenses since he did not make his weight. Making things worse, Pro kickboxers James Martinez out of New Mexico and Jason Cleveland didn't make their weights either. Still, all this had little effect on the Tuesday night card. The event was canceled due to a power outage. The fight is now rescheduled to next week.
  • July 28th, 2004
    He's Baaaaaaack...... Refueled & Ready For Takeoff!
    Rick "The Jet" Roufus announced today to the IKF that he will be returning to the ring this August in a 3 round Superfight at the K-1 USA event in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Roufus will face former Sumo great Akebono (Shown at right on the left) of Japan. Although outweighed by over 100 lbs, Roufus won the bout by decision.


  • July 31st, 2004
    Comparing The Numbers... And Setting NEW RECORDS!
    With the exception of a possible few lost registrations in the mail the numbers heading into the final 2 weeks before the 2004 IKF/TKO North American Classic could have "9" NEW RECORDS. This could be 10 if the numbers stay high for the actual number of fighters that show up and fight. Looking ahead, in the end there were 15 new records that were set:
    • Total Registered Fighters, 258
    • Final Number Of Fighters Who Showed up to the Event, 220
    • Final Number Of Fighters Who Actually "FOUGHT" On Event, 216
    • Number Of Bouts Fought: 150
    • Total Junior Bouts, 60
    • Junior Boys Registered, 64
    • Junior Boys Bouts, 44
    • Junior Girls Bouts, 16
    • Junior Boys FCR Fighters, 50
    • Junior Boys IR Fighters, 14
    • Junior Girls IR Fighters, 13
    • Junior Boys Title Bouts, 20
    • Junior Girls Title Bouts, 10
    • Adult Women Fighters, 34
    • Adult Women's Bouts, 26






THE IKF ACTION FROM AUGUST 1st, 2004 to December 31st, 2004 was never added to this piece.
Hopefully, we can come back and finish it in the future.



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