The latest KOMBAT ZONE event entitled ‘Turn up the Heat’ was another great success as a packed crowd at the Casino Rooms in Rochester watched a top line up not only including a full TKO team, but also some of the best fighters from around the country.
For our team we got the night off to a great start with a win for Harry Hennon in a junior Kickboxing bout, his opponent in a rematch from last year being Jack Purdy from Mamba Academy. It was a great display of technique from both boys and at the end it was Harry that got the nod from the judges.
Brother George remained unbeaten once again after taking 6th win in a row with a unanimous points win over Safain Malik from TEK Kickboxing. George has had his 6 fights all within the last 6 months and there’s no rest for him yet as he will now fight again on 31st March in a 4 man tournament being filmed for broadcast by MA action.com
Frank Miall picked up a nice win in a thrilling White Collar Boxing bout over Eddie Smith from our good friends at Star Kickboxing and in the process raised nearly £500 for the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Unit a cause dear to his heart for the help they gave his own children.
It wasn’t all good news as Leon Sneddon, after making a great start got caught and had to be withdrawn, I’m sure he will come again. Neil Wyborn also lost a close points win against Charlie Ward from Ireland but there was no disgrace as this was certainly one of the best fights anyone will see this year, action from start to finish. This was Neil’s last fight after a fantastic ring career that saw him win the IKF British title and he could easily have opted for an easy opponent to go out on a win but chose to take on a very tough fighter and the performance he gave is one he can be very proud of, I know we all are. Tyler Oxford who has had a great last few months picking up an IKF Southern Area title and a win at the European Junior Open had to settle for second place this time losing by points decision to a very good fighter in Saby Mann from Koda Red in Derby, again I’m am sure he will learn from this experience and come back even stronger.
Kay Sumner and Kelly Copeland put on an entertaining exhibition bout after Kay’s opponent unfortunately broke down on the motorway on the way to the event and so Kelly stepped in to give Kay some valuable ring time. The fight with Dani Griffin is now being rearranged for another time
Look out for highlights from the show on www.maaction.com who were there filming on the night and of course be sure to congratulate the whole team on another great nights work.