Last weekend we had Hugh “The Tornado” O’Donnell verse Ben “The Rage” Regan for the vacant Amateur South Pacific K1 69kg title. Having previous fought under Mod thai rules before with Hugh taking the decision win, this second encounter would be interesting as there would be no clinching or catching kicks (k1 rules) and both have racked up a decent amount of fights and experience since last time. The first 3 rounds saw the Tornado pull ahead with nice level changing kicks and boxing combos, but the momentum took a serious swing in the 4th round as Regan uncorked a precise right straight which saw Hugh take an 8 count, in the same round though while Regan got overzealous to find the finish he got 1 point deducted for excessive kick catching. The last rounds was close with regan volleying a few big shots, but ended up tiring himself out and Hugh finishing strong and scoring points, at the decision announcement it was The Tornado who took the judges scorecards, but both guys walked away with having one of the best battles at Lion fight night II.
This Saturday Luke “the Tomohawk” Thompson will be having his first boxing fight at The Thriller in Miller IV, After his original opponent pulled out, Luke has stepped in late notice for a shot at the Metropolitan Cruiserweight title. Luke has been looking real sharp with his hands and has for a long time been interested to give boxing a crack, so with the recent string of Muaythai bouts not coming to fruition this seems like a great time to still get fight experience and try something different.
We are in full fight prep at the moment as on August 5th we are travelling to Tourkley at the Beachcomber for Next Generation fight night. We have Karina “K2” Cardenas Salazar and Benjamin Branch going out for Mod Thai matches, both have been making great strides in the gym and we cannot wait to see them show their skills in the ring soon.