IWKBF Muay Thai Commonwealth title – Battle for the ages
The Fire from the Shire Hugh O’Donnell when to war a couple of weekends ago against unbeaten talent Cruz Briggs from Bondi’s 8 Limbs gym. The fight itself was an absolute cracker, with Hugh’s blistering combination work and Cruz’s well timed pot shots being the narrative of the night, in the end Cruz got the nod from the judges in a close fight and Hugh gained great experience for duelling with a solid opponent, definitely a rematch in 2018 is a must see!
Boxing on Thriller In Miller Show
Last Saturday we had the boxing team on The Thriller in Miller show, this is always one we enjoy going too as Final Round Promotions provide a well run backstage area and challenging match ups. We had Karina “k2” Cardenas Salazar, Ben “the executive” Branch and Jordy Khalil represent Double Dragon, Luke Thompson was also meant to be boxing as well, but his opponent pulled the pin morning of the fight. First up for the team was Ben, he had a great 1st round using his long jab to set up the right cross and keeping his range, the 2nd & 3rd round saw his opponent pick up the pressure and was first to pull the trigger, in the end Ben lost a points decision but learnt a good lesson on needing to keep the fight at your tempo and distance. Jordy was next to up, this turned out to be good old fashion punch up with both boys trading stiff shots and counters in the pocket, Jordy gas tank was a little better equipped for this style of bout and he claimed a split points win. Last to fight was K2, she was matched against a solid opponent from ACT and this turned out to be a match of who ever stepped back first was going home with the loss, Karina worked her combinations nicely and had your fair share of working over her foe on the ropes and with this the judges awarded her with the decision win. It was also great to see the team come out in numbers to support the fighters and we cannot appreciate this enough.
If you want to hear more detailed breakdown for these fights we have started a Podcast called “Enter The Double Dragon” you can subscribe to us on iTunes or Podcast Addict, we are also available here on Buzzsprout
Muay Thai Australia NSW state Championships
This is an event we are very excited about, MTA is running a state championships this December 8th-10th. We will be sending a decent sized team, hopefully there will be a lot of the other NSW gyms there to compete as the more fights our team gets the better experience they will gather from it. This event will help Australian team selections for the 2018 IFMA world games which will be at Mexico this time around, the last IFMA games were are Belarus where we had two of our own represent Australia and one of them got the bronze medal!
upcoming events for the team: Nov 18th Total Kaos Brisbane, Nov 24th JNI Hurstville, Dec 3rd Grappling Industries Redfern, Dec 8th-10th MTA states Alexandria.