Saturday, April 11, 2009

Full Contact Freestyle Kickboxing 09-Kota Bharu Kelantan

Three of our tigers fought tonight in Kota Bharu,Kelantan last night. Mat Ropi, Azwan anak Gajah and our King of Sharks Kudin.

Kudin fought very well in fact he was controling the match against Iddi Selindang Kuning, but unfortunately in the third round Iddie managed to plant a well placed punch to Kudin's jaw downing him. To his credit Kudin tried to continue but the punch had overwhelmed him and he wasn't able to continue the fight.

In Mat Ropi's fight against Musang Tabligh, neither side managed to better each other ending the fight in a draw. In Kelantan if neither side is knocked out, the fight is considered a draw.Azwan anak Gajah fought well against the more experienced fighter, Karim Geliga Merah. Even thought the fight ended in a draw, Azwan showed us the what he's got and we are confident with proper training and a lot of cardio work, this guy is going to be a really good fighter.

Pak Zawi is covering this event and if you want a more detailed account, please click the link below

Friday, April 10, 2009

Contender Asia 2- Malaysian Qualifier.

Who will be the next Malaysian to qualify for Contender Asia II?

Who is your favourite?

Not only will this event showcase the super 8 fighters but also many local talents including our other Malaysian Tigers and also our WMC Muay Thai Gym Fighters. They will be pited agains many renown local fighters.

This will definitely be an event not to be missed!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hanarong-WMC Lamai Chief Trainer

Manop Maswichean
The info below was compiled by Noung of WMC Lamai-thanks

Age 43yrs

DOB: 15.7.1965

Muaythai Training: from age 10yrs-36yrs

No. of Fights: Over 100

The fight record below is a rough estimate-




Championship Belts:

*Southern Thailand Champion

*International Fights

Became a trainer at 36yrs

Province: Samui

Speciality: Everything

Our fighters share a laugh with Hanarong, looks like it was at Ejo's expense!

Hanarong is the Chief Trainer at WMC Lamai in Koh Samui. He accompanied our fighters to the Superfights in Cheras in February and was back again in KL for a few days in March to help conduct the seminar organised by WMC Malaysia. When he is down here he takes the opportunity to train our fighters.

Hanarong photographed here with WMC Malaysia Khru Hafiz

Those of you who follow the Contender Asia will remember Hanarong as one of the trainers. As for us,we first met Hanarong in Busan, Korea. At the time he was accompanying the South African team to to the World Championships as he was the South African Coach. I must admit I was rather surprised to see the statuesque Thai trainer as he doesn't resemble the Thai trainer image we are used to. He even had African braids(corn rolls) in he's hair! But 'corn rolls' aside Nong is a really nice & patient guy, we'll probably never see him lose his temper as tell me seriously, aftertaking one look at this guy would you want to make him angry?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Team Captain-Bernard Radin

Wednesday April 1, 2009

Uphill task ahead for Bernard


SEASONED Muay Thai (kick boxing) exponent Bernard “Headhunter” Radin sprang a surprise by checking in early as one of the two Malaysia representatives in the second season of The Contender Asia.

The Malaysian Tigers captain, who bagged the “Malaysia’s Ultimate Warrior” title two years ago, secured his berth at the King’s Cup meet at Bangkok, Thailand, in December.

Crowd favourite: Shahrizal winning the Malaysia Super Four Fights as part of the International Muay Thai Superfights at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam last July.

The 37-year-old Sarawakian was in uncompromising form and ended his German opponent’s campaign with a convincing technical knockout victory. Bernard delivered his trademark power-packed kick and injured his opponent’s ribs just a few seconds into the three-minute first round.

World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Malaysia representative Muhd Shahnaz Azmi said Bernard had performed beyond expectations and they were delighted that an ideal Malaysian ambassador with outstanding personality had made the cut.

“Bernard has shown his courage and has not allowed his age to prevent him from advancing in The Contender Asia. There is no doubt that he is very determined to go as far as possible. Deep inside him, he is aiming to progress to the semi-finals. However, he will have an uphill task ahead to stamp his mark against younger competitors with better physique. Since November, he has been training diligently with the Malaysian Tigers squad at the Lamai Gym in Koh Samui, Thailand, to prepare for the challenge,” Shahnaz added.

The Malaysian Tigers, comprising 13 exponents aged between 17 and 37 years, opted to be based in Thailand to gain exposure with quality sparring sessions and regular competitions, with at least a bout in a month.

Take that!: Shahrizal (right) taking on Bernard Radin at the Malaysia Super Four Fights at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam last July.

Two hopefuls – Mohd Muinuddin Khadir and Faizal Ramli – from the camp returned home with the team recently to vie for the final slot to feature in the second season of the entertaining reality show at the Malaysia Super Eight Fights scheduled to be held at the Sultan Mohammed IV Stadium in Kota Baru, Kelantan, on April 24.

Another six competitors attempting to qualify are Tengku Shahrizal of the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM); Hashim Ramli of Kelab Kayu Kelat Terengganu; Khoo Meng Yang (“Red Dragon”) from TNT Kickboxing Malaysia; the Boxx-warriors Gym duo of Abdul Alif Mohd Zulkifli and Wes Jaya; and Muhammad Azwan Zamri, representing M150 Kota Baru.

Based on current form, Shahrizal will be starting off as the favourite, and he indicated he is a frontrunner when he knocked out younger opponent Hashim in the final of the Malaysia Super Four Fights as part of the International Muay Thai Superfights at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam last July.

Underdog Khoo with vast experience and renowned for his everlasting endurance in the ring will be out to spoil the party.

Shahnaz also hinted that Faizal, who is known as the “Golden Elbow”, would be another fighter to watch out for.

Connected: Khoo (right) in action against Hashim Ramli at the Malaysia Super Four Fights at Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam last July.

“The eight challengers will be divided into two teams — Malaysian Tigers and Boxxwarriors Gym — and they will be drawn into the quarter-finals elimination rounds.

“We are expecting an open and closely contested affair, and the best Malaysian will join Bernard in action in the highly anticipated show,” he added.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

EVOLUTION 16-Australia

Mardsue beats John Wayne Parr
Our good friend and trainer from WMC Lamai, Mardsue or better known as Tum(pronounced Tam) beat John Wayne Par(of Contender Asia fame) in Brisbane, Australia last night

Mardsue accompanied our Malaysian Tigers to the Superfight in Cheras last February.

Congratulations Tum!

On another note Wolf also from WMC Lamai, was beaten by Bruce McFie also of Contender Asia fame.

Thai Trainers

The renowned trainer Hanarong has a rest between training sessions. Our fighters are truly honoured to be exposed to and trained by so many great and experienced coaches.

Our new trainer Shon, will be back in Malaysia to train our Tigers on Tuesday.

Pi Dang Devy, there are three brothers from the Devy family at WMC Lamai in Koh Samui. Pi Dang was Bernard's trainer during his recent training stint in Thailand. Pi Dang was a Champion Boxer and Muaythai fighter. He was also Southern Thai Champion and Rajadamnern Champion.

Santos Devy, Pi Dang's brother and former Southern Thai Champion.

Nen, brother to Santos and Pi Dang. Also known as the 'Little Monk' as he was a monk as a youth. He was also a Southern Thai Champion.

The trainer above is 'Gay'. Gay is his name not his disposition!

Mardsue, the Malaysian Tiger boys love this guys, trying to persuade us to bring him out to Malaysia to train them! I doubt now, with his new fight accomplishments, that he'll be available as a trainer for some time.