I’m pleased to say KOMBAT ZONE – The Pain and The Glory was a great success and a very good way for us to end another year of great events.
Held once again at the Casino Rooms in Rochester the TKO Academy were represented by a full team comprised of both Kickboxers and Boxers and Bradley Fothergill brought another title belt to the Academy when he won the IKF English Junior Bantamweight title in a great fight with Adam Jenson from Kuei-ling. This was only Bradley’s fourth full contact fight but he fought like someone with much more experience and his win was never in doubt.
We were denied a second title holder when Harry Hennon was given a draw in a contest with Kieron Jones from Wales for the IKF British Junior Junior-middleweight title, a decision that surprised many at ringside. However Harry we are proud to say accepted the decision sportingly and has straight away said he looks forward to the rematch where he can put it right.
Other kickboxing wins were scored by Matt Pragnell and George Hennon whilst Rachel Goater had to settle for a points loss in her first contest but fought very well and pushed her opponent Sam Perkins all the way.
The event had a busy White Collar Boxing section which provided great entertainment. Neil Maudhub and Shane Poole stepped into the ring for the very first time whilst Steffan Gimza, Micheal Wagstaff, Andy Beale and Richard Atkins having had debut contests earlier in the year came back for more having their second fights. They provided contests of very good skill and action and produced a great atmosphere. Neil’s contest with Essex based John Swan in particular was a complete slugfest, non-stop action all the way.
A great night and another success. Thanks go to everyone who came and supported, look forward to seeing you all at the next event.
MA action was once again in attendance to film the event and you will able to catch this online within the next couple of weeks. Pictures courtesy of Sparx Media will be on our TKO Academy Facebook page