Archive | November, 2005

Mirko Vorkapic wins the WBC Muaythai International Champion

30 Nov

by (2005-11-30)

The WBC Muaythai International Title fight was held in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The main event was between European’s fine Muay Thai fighters in the super welterweight, Mirko Vorkapic (Slovenia) vs. Murat Goerguelue (German Champion).The very talented Mirko won against Murat by 1st round KO aft 2:44 minutes with a knee to the head.

Mirko is 19 year old university student who has 27 professional fights (23 wins, 4 losses). Mirko took two months off to train for this title fight.

The venue had over 1,500 spectators.All 2,500 tickets were sold out, but about 1000 spectators could not attend due to a snow storm of 70 cm that afternoon.Murat and his team are from Germany which is about 17 hours drive to Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

The referee in the event was Branko Grimovsek (Slovenia), Supervisor of the main event contest was WBC Muaythai official Branko Grimsic (Germany) and special quest of the evening was K-1 legendary Branko Cikatic (Croatia).Other ring official was Saso Hainsek.

The event was Powered by Fairtex, WBC Muaythai official boxing gloves and sponsor.

CHRIS BRENNAN disputes Jr. Welterweight title in Mexico.

30 Nov

by Tony Perez (2005-11-30)

Mixed Martial Arts . Muay Thai . Kick Boxing . Boxing

Fight extravaganza coming Sunday December 11th. 2005 @ Tangaloo Club in Tijuana, Mexico.

Returning to one of the hottest discotheques in Baja as venue for fight fans from both sides of the border Reto Maximo VII presents its most ambitious card to date featuring MMA, Boxing, Kick Boxing, and Muay Thai bouts. The First ever combined professional fight cardto be presented south of the border!

The main course of the night will be the fight debut in Mexico of former KOTC Champion, UFC, and PRIDE Bushido extraordinaire Chris “The Westside Strangler�? Brennan. His scheduled opponent is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing whiz Joey Alvarado. Representing the Machado brand of BJJ as well as his own team Raza MMA, Alvarado gamely takes on what could be considered a dream match so early in his MMA career.Originally scheduled as main event MMA fight of the nightthis bout is nowset to dispute Reto Maximo’s Jr. Welterweight Championship title.

Sharing the spotlight in the card, Mexico’s Kick Boxing National Lightweight champion Jose Guardado out of Ensenada will dispute the vacant Jr. WelterweightIKBA Kick Boxing World title facing undefeated Rajesh Narine from Team Norwalk Muay Thai and Kick Boxing in a fight scheduled for seven rounds of non stop action.

A couple Muay Thai Mexican National titles are on the line:

Omar Jimenez, out of Lozano’s Vale Todo in Tijuana and undefeated in both MMA and Muay Thai, agreed to face Erik Osorio once again after putting him out via TKO last September in a non title match. Osorio, out of famed Pedro Fernandez Pit Bull Gym also in Tijuana, currently holds the Light Heavyweight championship belt and asked Jimenez to a rematch putting his title on the line this time around.

Also out ofthe Pit Bull Gym in Tijuana, Gabriel Medina faces Ensenada’s warrior Luis Bio,
out of Guardado’s Gym. This should prove to be one of the most exciting bouts of the night as by the time they step in the ring in RM-VII they will be facing each other for the third time. In a non title bout Bio took the close decision in their first outing last year and they are signed to a rematch coming early in November. This last episode in their trilogy of encounters should settle matters once and for all between thesetwo gladiators with the winner coming out of the ring holding the Muay Thai National Middleweight title belt
to his waist.

2 bouts are also booked showcasing Mexico’s world class talent in Boxing:

Out of reigning WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Alex Terra Garcia’s camp a couple young guns in Pavel Miranda, 8 – 1 (7KO) and Juan Carlos Burgos, 6 – 0 (5KO) are set to take action early in the card. Their opponents Juan Carlos Urias, 4 – 4 (3KO) and Paul Mendoza, 4 – 2 (1KO) respectively come from reputable stables Cheto’s Boxing Club and Kid Melo’s Gym to make things even.

All four rising fighters are exited at the opportunity to exhibit their skills to cross fans of the fight game.

Full card features participating fighters representing Next Generation Academy, Fairtex Fight Team, Lister’s Training Center, Raza MMA & Machado BJJ, Submission Factory, Sin City Fight Club, Gladiator School of Boxing / Emerson MMA, KFSS MMA, Sidekicks Fight Academy, Team Norwalk Muay Thai (USA); Team Minetti (France); Sandoval’s Boxing Team, Kid Melo’s Gym, Cheto’s Boxing Club,Guardado’s Gym,Pit Bull Gym, and Lozano’s Vale Todo (Mexico).
Official Fight Card (Not in strict fight order):

Fight 1 (MMA Bout)
Matt Ruiz, 200 lbs. (0 – 1) Submission Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Josh Tamsen, 200 lbs. (4 – 7) Freestyle Fighting, Tijuana, MEX

Fight 2 (MMA Bout)
Marco Soto, 170 lbs. (0 – 0) Guardado’s Gym, Ensenada, MEX
Polynesis Jackson, 170 lbs. (0 – 1) Sin City Fight Club, Las Vegas, NV

Fight 3 (Boxing / Featherweight Bout)
Juan Carlos Burgos, 126 lbs. (6 – 0, 5KO) Sandoval’s Boxing Team, Tijuana, MEX
Paul Mendoza, 126 lbs. (4 – 2, 1KO) Kid Melo Gym, Tijuana, MEX

Fight 4 (Boxing / Welterweight Bout)
Pavel Miranda, 147 lbs. (8 – 1, 7KO) Sandoval’s Boxing Team, Tijuana, MEX
Juan Carlos Urias, 147 lbs. (4 – 4, 3KO) Cheto’s Boxing Club, Tijuana, MEX

Fight 5 (MMA Bout)
Luis Alvarez, 190 lbs. (1 – 0) Gladiator School of Boxing / Emerson MMA, San Diego, CA
David Webber, 190 lbs. (0 – 0) Dunn’s Sidekicks Fight Academy, Sta. Clarita, CA

Fight 6 (MMA Bout)
Chance Farrar, 145 lbs. (0 – 0) Lister’s Fight Center, San Diego, CA
Kyle Olsen, 150 lbs. (1 – 2) KFSS MMA, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Fight 7 (Muay Thai / Middleweight ITBO National Title fight)
Luis Bio, 160 lbs. (12 – 0 Amateur / 0 – 0) Guardado’s Gym, Ensenada, MEX
Gabriel Medina, 160 lbs. (2 – 0) Pit Bull Gym, Tijuana, MEX

Fight 8 (Muay Thai / Light Heavyweight ITBO National Title fight)
Omar Jiménez, 175 lbs. (3 – 0) Lozano’s Vale Todo, Tijuana, MEX
Erik Osorio, 175 lbs. (2 – 2) Pit Bull Gym, Tijuana, MEX

Fight 9 (MMA Bout)
Michel Garcia, 165 lbs. (4 – 1) Team Minetti, Montpellier, France
Neal Abrams, 165 lbs. (0 – 0) Dunn’s Sidekicks Fight Academy, Sta. Clarita, CA

Fight 10 (MMA Bout)
Grant Winstrom, 170 lbs, 1 – 0, Lister’s Fight Center, San Diego, CA
Gilbert Yee, 170 lbs, 1 – 0, Fairtex Fight Team, San Francisco, CA

Fight 11 (Kick Boxing / Jr. Welterweight IKBA World Title fight)
Jose Guardado, 140 lbs.(14 – 1, 12 KO) Guardado’s Gym, Ensenada, MEX
Rajesh Narine, 140 lbs. (12 – 0, 4 KO) Team Norwalk Muay Thai, Norwalk, CA

Fight 12 (MMA / Reto Maximo Jr. Welterweight Title bout)
Chris Brennan, 160 lbs. (17-9-1) Next Generation, Irving, CA
Joey Alvarado, 160 lbs. (3 – 2) Raza MMA & Machado BJJ, Los Angeles, CA

Fight Card subject to change*

Larry Landless – Official Referee
William Catzin, MD / CONADE – Supervising Medical Services
Benjamin Sandoval, MD – Ring Doctor
ALS Life Support – Paramedics First Aid

Tijuana Athletic Commission – Event Sanctioning Body
International Thai Boxing Organization ITBO
Sanctioning Muay Thai Championships
International Kick Boxing Association IKBA Sanctioning Kick Boxing Championship

Reto Maximo VII – Championship Night!
Sunday December 11th, 2005
Tangaloo Club in Tijuana, Mexico.
Doors open at 4:00 PM / Card starts at 6:00 PM
General Admission $30.00 dlls. / VIP seating $50.00 dlls. 18 and older with valid I.D.

Tickets available at the door and also now available at:

Sidekicks Fight Academy
18849 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA – 91351
Phn (661) 251-0761

The Boxing Club
4164 Convoy St.
San Diego, CA – 92111
Phn. (858) 576-9509

The Boxing Club – UTC
8650 Genesee Avenue.
San Diego, CA – 92122
Phn. (858) 320-0060

Team Norwalk Kick Boxing & Muay Thai
12052 Excelsior Drive
Norwalk, CA – 90650
Phn. (562) 307-2881

Next Generation Academy
23762 Mercury Road Ste. A
Lake Forrest, CA – 92630
Phn. (949) 300-0012

Hotel accommodations at CORONA PLAZA HOTEL, Tijuana.
(Located about 300 yards from the fight venue)

Tangaloo Club has its own public parking providing security for your vehicle.
Suggestion is to leave your vehicle on the US side of the border in San Ysidro
and walk across to Mexico.No worrying about traffic, driving tickets, or directions.
As you enter there are various transportation services available.
Best option is Taxi Libre. Cabs are painted White & Red.
Fare to Corona Plaza Hotel or Tangaloo Club is no more than
$5.00 dollars for 1 to 4 persons boarding the cab.

For more Info and Fighter booking:
Marco Antonio Perez(Tony)
Reto Maximo & CFC – producer
Phn (619) 341-4643 USA
Phn (01152664) 675-4166 MEX
Nextel 125*318150*7

Boxing Gloves Test

30 Nov

by Content from Fighter Magazine, Sweden (2005-11-30)

Earlier this year, Fighter Magazine independently tested 20 different types of boxing gloves available in the Scandinavian market with major brands such as Fairtex, Top Ten, Twins, MTG Pro, Casall, Fighter Pro, Super Pro, KVIB, Skip Sport, Abilca and Fighter Sport.

The 20 gloves were initially compared and ranked based on price, quality and construction.Fairtex gloves (style BGV1 Tight-Fit Design and BGL7 Mexican Style Design) were ranked 3rd.

To find out which brand of gloves are the best of all, Fighter Magazine had the gloves under gone a six months intensive testing and usage by real athletes in boxing, muaythai and kickboxing gyms to see which is the best of all.

The result is in.Finally the big boxing gloves test is done. Fighter Magazine got most disappointed that several of the expensive gloves didn’t live up to the expectations. It was always the velcro that failed the test. If that had worked to satisfaction after one term of being used, a lot of the gloves would have been very good and Fighter Magazine would have been recommending them for you to buy. But who wants to invest in an expensive pair of gloves that is just useful for one term? Here is the result from Fighter Magazines big Boxing gloves test!

In the end, Fairtex gloves were graded the “BEST IN TEST,�? is the only gloves that received a Grade 5 out of 5 and receives a recommendation of “BEST BUY!�?Fairtex BGL7 Pro-Training gloves, Mexican Style is a lace-up gloves that have a very nice fit and has the best quality that will be good for using many times.


Fairtex 12 oz Black/white leather (BGL7 Pro-Training Gloves, Mexican Style): Lace-up


Price:$94.95 USD

Lacing/Velcro: The only glove in the test with lacing

Stuffing/Form: Very nice fit

Quality/ Expose to Wear: Really great gloves that will be good for using several terms.

Recommendation: Best Buy!

Final Grade: 5 out of 5

Third Times a Charm

30 Nov

by Salvatore Russo (2005-11-30)

Fairtex student Mike Christie has been winning local California and regional California Grappling Tournaments for a few years now. After two prior attempts at Vegas gold in 2003 and 2004 Mike proved 3 times is indeed the charm at Grapplers Quest 05.

Taking 3rd in his weight and in incredible 1st in the overall absolute division, Mike brought home Grapplers Quest Executive/Absolute Gold, going an astounding 6 wins with only 1 loss for the weekend.

Students like Mike Christie who consistently come to practice show a willingness to learn as well as an overall mental fortitude are the core of the Fairtex Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program taught be Jake Shields. If you happen to see Mike around the Academy please take some time out to congratulate him on his big win in Vegas.

Australia to host Thai boxing world bout

27 Nov

by The Sydney Morning Herald (2005-11-27)

Australia will host an inaugural Thai kick-boxing, or muay thai, world title fight next month, taking the centuries-old sport on to the international stage, its promoters said on Tuesday.

The fight in Brisbane, which will be recognised by the World Boxing Council’s muay thai arm, pits Australian cruiserweight champion Nathan “Carnage” Corbett against Japanese number one Magnum Sakai on December 10.

In the super welterweight category, Australia’s John Wayne Parr will fight Thailand’s Yodsaenklai Fairtex.

The promoters said muay thai, in which knees and feet as well as fists are allowed, is the fastest growing ring sport in the world, with 300,000 participants in 90 countries, ranging from Thailand to Kuwait to the Netherlands.

Fairtex Muaythai Fitness (San Francisco) Receives 5-Star Reviews

27 Nov

by The Weekly Yelp, (2005-11-27)

“The atmosphere at Fairtex Muay Thai SF is intense and motivated, yet friendly. Great facility and knowledgeable staff. Arthur, Enn, Jongsanan, and Ganyao will kick your ass into shape – be prepared to push yourself. The workouts are physically strenuous, addictive, and rewarding.” By Ben N.

“I scheduled an introductory class to learn more about Muay Thai (thai boxing). I walk into this gym to be overwhelmed how spacious and ventilated it was. I was paired up with a trainer who took me 1 on 1 to learn the basics and even let me use a pair of boxing gloves.

I was intimidated at first but the energy in this gym is very inviting. It had a good mix up of girls and guys. Locker rooms had individual shower units. The gym has a full size boxing ring, over and dozen heavy bags, retail shop and training gear for members to use since they are a fight gear company as well. My trainer was a current world champion among the other trainers who were past world title holders as well.

Overall great experience and would recommend to all. If you are looking for a challenging yet different type of workout then check this gym out for something out of the norm! Oh, bring some water for during and after your workout , you are going to need it!!!”
By Iai I.

“Best place to learn Muay Thai kick boxing, but I must warn you that it is *intense*. Not for anyone who isn’t in the best of cardio shape. Hit the gym first.”
By Cian C.

Kaew Fairtex TKO’ed Kaona T. Pornchai

27 Nov

by Muaythai (2005-11-27)

This fight took place on Friday, November 25, 2005 in Suk Petchyindee at Lumpinee Stadium. They say the fight is sure to please the fan as Keaw Fairtex takes on Kaona T. Pornchai.Both are well known and well liked fighters with great performances.Keaw Fairtex was the Champion of Thailand at Feather Weight and is considered a well rounded fighter with all the right Muay Thai’s skills.

As for Kaona, he is a fresh fighter in top physical condition.He has been performing very well and proved that he is ready to fight with a tough fighter like Keaw Fairtex.Kaona recently won his last fight over Surasing Nongkisuvit.That victory left a good impression on the fan and has the fan looking forward to see more of him.

In this fight, Keaw fought at 127 lbs. and Kaona at 129 lbs. The two pounds difference was to make the fight fair and at most compatible for both sides. Going in, Kaew Fairtex was not too comfortable at this weight class as Kaona had a bit of weight advantage.However, Kaona was not able to handle Kaew Fairtex’s experience and speed.Kaew Fairtex TKO Kaonar T. Phonchai via Round 2.

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