Saturday, February 7, 2009

On top of the World

Faizal beats Abbas!!!
Faizal, on top of the World

Sunday,8th February,our Malaysian Tiger Mohd Faizal 'the golden elbow' Ramli beat Boxxwarriors Abbas Ahmadi at the Muaythai Championship organised by Boxxevent at Stadium Badminton in Cheras. For nearly 2 months Faizal has been training at WMC Camp Lamai in Koh Samui along with 8 other Malaysian Tigers, and the training has paid off. Faizal has beaten the seasoned exponent from Boxxwarriors Gym, Abbas Ahmadi. Not a small feat as Abbas has a worthy fight record, definately a feat for Faizal to be proud of. A worthy mention must be made to Abbas, for his show of good sportsmanship during the fight.

The first two rounds were rather uneventful, ala Muaythai style whereby the fighters take it easy studying each others technique, the referee had to urge these two fighters several times to attack.This inadvertantly showed that these 2 fighters were not about to underestimate each other. In the third round Abbas proved more aggressive but this agression was exactly what was needed by Faizal to push him into high gear and control the final 2 rounds. Faizal also managed to down Abbas with his famous 'golden elbow', causing the fight to be stopped temporarily for the doctor to assertain whether the gash to Abbas's brow was serious enough for him to stop the fight. Abbas was given the green light to continue only to be eventually be beaten by points by Faizal.

Congratulations Faizal, you make Malaysia proud!

Lets not forget Hamdan who put up a courageous fight against PDRM's Tengku Shahrizal

Our experienced fighter Mohd Hamdan Mokhtar lost to Tengku Shahrizal. Tengku's heavy blows proved too much for our Hamdan. But Hamdan showed grit, getting up after being floored and also wanting to continue fighting even though he had received a one inch gash to his brow.

Those who personally know Hamdan, will tell you that this guy has a tough exterior but a kind heart within. He has an especially soft spot for kids. At the fight, taking good care of the 2 Sasha's, one his little one year old and the other Bernard's 5 year old. When Bernard's Sasha fell asleep at the fight, it was Hamdan who picked her up and placed her on the comfortable sofa.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Malaysian Tigers who aren't fighting this weekend have stepped foot on Malaysian soil, the rest, the fighters-Hamdan, Faizal and Zeri will arrive with their trainers at lunchtime. The trainers who will be accompanying them are Anarong,the impressive Contender Asia Khru and equally impressive Matsui, trainer and fighter.

'Malaysian Tiger', yang tak berjuang pada hujung minggu ini sudahpun tiba di tanahair tercinta.Pahlawan kami yang akan berjuang iaitu Hamdan, Faizal dan Zeri pula,akan tiba tengahari ini bersama jurulatih masing-masing iaitu Anarong, Khru Contender Asia 1 dan juga Matsui, jurulatih dan juga 'fighter' yang ternama.

Hamdan, in the background Zeri.

Our fighters are really in high spirits. I asked the them whether thay are nervous about the fight, you know what they said, to them the fight is the esay part, it's the training and preparation that's tough! Whether you win or lose is of no consequence if you trained as hard as you can and give your best, then you have 'no regrets'.
Pahlawan kami sekarang sangat bersemangat. Ketika ditanya kalau mereka berasa gentar, semuanya bersetuju bahawa menghadapi lawan dalam gelanggang adalah lebih mudah daripada persediaan yang dihadapi sebelum berlawan. Menang atau kalah tak penting, janji kami berjuang bersungguh-sungguh.


Zeri can't wait to fight and show the world what he's made of!
Zeri tak sabar nak lawan dan buktikan 'siapakah Zeri yang sebenarnya'

To all our Malaysian Tigers- good luck, all the best and we know you will all put up a good fight!! You are all champions to us.
Kepada semua pahlawan kami, semoga berjaya. Kami yakin kamu akan berlawan bersungguh-sungguh!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hamdan & Faizal

On the 7th of 8th February three of our Malaysian Tigers will be taking part in the K.L. Muaythai Challenge in Cheras.

They are:-

Zeri vs Iddi Selindang Kuning

Hamdan vs Tengku Shahrizal

Faizal vs Abbas


These three fighters have been training very hard and contrary to recent rumors,they are fit and healthy. Our fighters and their trainers will be flying in to KL on Friday in preparation for the fight. We wish the best of luck to these guys!
Ketiga-tiga Pahlawan Malaysian Tigers, sihat dan sedang berlatih dengan gigih di WMC Lamai di Koh Samui. Pahlawan kami bersama jurulatih masing-masing dijangka tiba di KL pada hari Jumaat. Semoga berjaya!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thai King's Cup-5th December 2008

The Thai King's Cup was truly an amazing and you might even say magical event.

Exerps from the WMC website-

The fireworks were truly a 'blast'! In this picture it looks like a bomb went off. But that night was really quite the contrary, the atmosphere was really serene, you actually felt like you had warped into the past, into a bygone era. All of us were in awe of the fireworks and personally, I was in awe of the love and respect the Thai people have for their king, and in return you could also feel the benevolence of the king towards his people.It was all very touching.-SA

Ali is given a new mongkol in honour of the Kings Cup tournament. Below Ali has to wait a couple of hours for the fights to commence after the break in honour of his highness the Thai King.

Ali has done us proud. Congratulations Ali!!!

The picture above shows Leo Monteiro, most of you know him from the Malaysian Superfights, helping his WMC Camp training mate, Bernard Radin with his gloves. On the right is Bernard's German opponent.

Ali shares a joke with his trainer '3-stripes' whilst he gets his hands wrapped.

The calm before the storm.

If you know Bernard, you will know that he always manages to find some place to rest/sleep before his fights. Here he found a hammock under the VIP seating.

Captain Shah and Riaz Mehta,of Contender Asia, congratulate Bernard on his win.

Our fighters had a lot of Thai supporters!! These supporters made a lot of money betting on our fighters :) They were so happy..............

All in all this turned out to be a really successful night, not only for Ali and Bernard, but also for all of us working hard behind the scenes supporting all the Malaysian Tigers. This was also the first time a Malaysian has participated in the Thai Kings Cup, and Bernard and Ali made us proud!! And as our 'Tigers' always say "Demimu Malaysia", anything is possible. You've got to dare to dream.