Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:46
The show opener between Dan Huchen (King Tiger) and Rob Scadding (Dorset Kick) was an absolute cracker.
Fought under K1 rules it was Huchen who made the better start, but as the round progressed he caught his shin badly on Scadding’s knee, and was forced to take a count. From there it was an even round as he struggled to recover.
As always in 3 round contests, a count makes all the difference. Usually it makes for a 10-8 round which means even if a fighter dominates the other two rounds the contest will only be a draw without a knockdown or stoppage.
This was the case as Huchen dominated, allowing Scadding back into the fight from time to time but not enough to score effectively. From a spectator point of view it looked exciting as Huchen struggled at times with his injury but rallied back to keep a stranglehold on the contest.
As we moved into the final 30 seconds of the contest we looked as though we were heading for a draw when a Huchen Combination forced referee Howard Hughes to step in and administer a count to Scadding. The final bell rang during the count and the Dorset Kickboxing corner looked gutted, knowing it had cost their man the contest.
A points win for Dan Huchen in an excellent opening contest.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:43
Stuart McKenzie certainly showed what he was made of in his White Collar Boxing contest against Matt Knight (Team Bulldog).
With both men making their debut, they wasted no time in getting down to business and it was Knight who briefly shone until Mckenzie dragged him into the trenches and made it a war of attrition.
From that point on it was a straight trade off and all about the fitness.
Mckenzie took the first round and seemed to grow in confidence from that point on.
The second was a little closer but by now both men were showing signs of fatigue, missing wildly at times but still providing us with plenty of action.
By the final round Knight began to fade and used his footwork to stay out of trouble as Mckenzie racked up the points to score a hard fought but deserved victory.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:41
Bobby Garland (Star Kickboxing) made full use of his height advantage, dominating his clash with Mark King (Team Bulldog).
Garland was sharp and light on his feet, and found it easy to connect with King, who tried to close down the range and get inside Garlands guard.
For all he tried he found himself taking counts in both the first and last rounds and although he was never really in any trouble, there was no way back and he slipped to a points defeat against a very good opponent.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:34
George Davies (Sit Nak Muay) looked good in his K1 contest against Lee Winstanley (Team Bulldog).
It was a difficult contest for the Bulldog fighter who struggled throughout to deal with the height of Davies, especially in the clinch.
Davies showed nice Boxing skills as he set up kick and knee strikes, whilst Winstanley returned with his own punch combinations. Both showed nice low kick techniques and although it was competitive throughout, Davies retained an edge throughout to take a unanimous points decision
Friday, 23 September 2011 05:55
The Adrenaline matchmaking team have experienced the usual last minute fighter withdrawals for 'Rampage', but on this occasion it has all worked out for the best.
For some time matching for local talent George Davis has been hit with problems, with no fewer than 4 opponents pitched and then lost.
However, an 11th hour withdrawal by Andy Stevens has left Lee Winstanley (top) without a match - and with some weight negotiation completed, these two now face each other.
Similar in age, style and experience, this should be a cracker and we are delighted to have been able to cater for both fighters.
Every cloud has a silver lining!!
Thursday, 22 September 2011 05:31
It's early days for both men so the aim will be a good solid crowd pleasing performance over the 3 round duration. Mckenzie will be the more aggressive fighter having been schooledby the excellent Greg Winter but Knight has spent a good deal of time in the hands of coach John Orchard and will be able to handle that kind of contest.
Whoever works the hardest will get the result, but expect it to be a close one!
Thursday, 22 September 2011 05:21
In a cracking K1 contest Rob Scadding (Dorset Kick - left) squares off with Dan Huchin ( King Tiger) over 3 rounds.
It's first time out for both men but each of them have the skills to make this one of the fights of the night. Expect strong low kicks and punches from the opening bell along with granite like chins, because when these two camps put fighters out, that's what you get every time!
This is one of the strongest show openers we have had for some time and will get you all in the mood for the rest of the evening's entertainment.
Prediction? Not likely - anyone could go at any time!
Thursday, 15 September 2011 04:05
Bobby Garland (left) and Mark King (below) face each other in their White Collar Boxing debut's on the undercard of 'Rampage'.
Garland is in at fairly late notice after the loss of a number of opponents for King in the lead up, and fights out of the slick Star Kickboxing club in Kent. You can always expect good footwork from the Star fighters and with King being an unknown quantity at this time, it will be interesting to see how he copes with the skill level.
That said King has been schooled in the Team Bulldog camp so he will bring some tricks of his own. The quality of sparring he has recieved should have prepared him for anything that comes his way, so all in all a good match up is expected between these two novices.
Thursday, 15 September 2011 03:22
Chippenhams James Lawrence (left) makes his debut against fellow first timer Jake Gosling (Steve Bendall Boxing).
Although nothing is known about either of these men it is interesting to not that both have been schooled by former pro boxers.
Lawrence, although billed out of the Spartans gym in Chippenham has spent time with Chris Long on the pads. Long was the number one kickboxer in the country for many years before switching codes and has pro boxed now for 6 years. As a former fighter from Spartans he maintains good links with them.
Gosling is the product of Bournemouth's own Steve Bendall who, over the last 10 years has captured, the English & IBO international titles, as well as challenging for British and European honours.
Both fighters mix in talented circles so you have to expect a decent contest to follow.