Firstly we must start with a quick apology for the delay in this weeks website news update, it’s just been a crazy week..anyway the latest KOMBAT ZONE event on Sunday was a great night. Brilliant fights and once again our team did us proud
Kay’s opponent was a strong come forward fighter determined to turn the fight into a brawl, however Kay’s movement and ringcraft worked well for her and she was able to score heavily with counters as she marched forward. At the end there was no doubt at all with the decision and the Championship belt came home to the TKO gym. Kay has now come back strongly from a drop in form she suffered last year, taking a win in Ireland in March and now a dominant title winning performance here so the rest of the year looks positive with a defence already being lined up for September.
15 year old Tyler Oxford took the award from the judges of fighter of the night with an outstanding performance against Irish fighter Daniel Mullally, forcing the intervention of the referee early into the third round. Scoring heavily with kicks Mullally was just unable to deal with the accurate work of Tyler. It was a great win with the Irish fighter being unbeaten and with it he has now earned himself a British Junior title fight which will take place in Aylesbury on 8th June.
There was disappointment for George Hennon who was challenging for the Southern Area super-lightweight title against Champion Nathan Alleyne. After making a sharp start and establishing an early dominance Alleyne was struck with an accidental low blow leaving him unable to continue. With the blow deemed accidental but with only one round having been completed the fight was declared a no contest and they will have to do it all again. It was a massive blow for all of us as we believed George had the beating of the Champion but now George will have to wait to get his rightful shot.
Another 3rd round knockout victory was scored by Rob Burbridge who scored a third round knockout over Jon Hesselwood from Eastbourne in a White Collar Boxing Bout and although Bradley Wray and Jimmy Keysell both lost there was no disgrace as both lost by split decisions to more experienced opponents.
The TKO team will now be competing next week in Margate when Chayden Carpenter challenges for a Southern Area Junior title, the following week in Luton with Jay Huntley and Jenson Rowley competing there and then to complete a busy month they are off to the aforementioned event in Aylesbury for Tyler Oxford’s British title challenge. Any TKO members who would like to travel to support any of the team at these events would be very welcome.