Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kickboxing 8 man event to find NZ's best of the best

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Elite Thai Kickboxing’s popular King in the Ring is back again, this time headlined by an 8 man kickboxing tournament packed with some of the best martial artists the lightweight range has to offer. The April 12 event, held at ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, will see reigning King in the Ring 62kg Champion Sone “Arch Angel” Vannathy (49-17-1, 10 KOs) pit himself against 7 other kickboxing titlists, some with multiple world title belts to their name.

Co-headlined by WKBF NZ Full Thai Heavyweight, Super Heavyweight, Super Cruiserweight and WKBF World Heavyweight king Antz “Notorious” Nansen’s (30-4, 14KOs) Super Fight against current WMC Super Heavyweight champion Nato Laauli (28-4, 7 KOs) the event is studded with talent.

The undercard also features a rare female tournament bringing 4 fighters in from the length of the North Island.

Actress Gentiane Lupi has only been fighting for over a year but already brings a 6-1 record to the ring, including 2 wins by the short route.

I think the great thing about combat sports is that a lot of the fight is in your head and hopefully, being older, I have heard those voices long enough to know how to silence the baddies and amplify the good ones.”

Fighting out of MTI Wellington, the Australian mother of three aims to leave no doubt to the result.


“My aim is to give the judges a break during my rounds."


4-1 Amy Vaughn was already a champion surf lifesaver as well as a competitive swimmer and rower before she found kickboxing 6 years ago. The Napier raised ETK North Shore product has now been fighting for 2 years but has stated her intentions.

“I want to win.”

With 10 years kickboxing experience under her belt Elite Thai Kickboxing’s Rochelle Stroh is, without a doubt, the most experienced fighter in the tournament. The transplanted Australian owns 6 wins in 11 bouts in a pursuit far removed from her career as a Commercial Analyst.

“I used to drive past a kickboxing gym on my way to high school every day. The week I finished high school I started training.”

Representing PARS Gym, Rochelle McGee rounds out the lineup. The Kaikohe based fighter will be travelling down to Auckland to put her undefeated 2-0 record on the line.


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Henry Rollins Burning Down The House

With his lantern jaw, close-cropped hair, and muscle-bound physique, Henry Rollins could not be further from the US Marine image his appearance might suggest. More>>

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news