Friday, May 22, 2009
Venue-Stadium Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Ticket price-RM10 per person
Here's the fight card-
1. Kamarul Ismail- Pulapol KL
Fazilishah Kamaruddin-Singa Malaya,Kajang, Selangor
2. Abdul Ghani Seman- Kota Bharu Kelantan
Sammersing- Boxxwarriors Kedah
3. Intan Diana- Pusat Latihan Polis, Negeri Sembilan
Tan Pei Pin- TNT KickBoxing, Damansara
4. Zawawi Awang Teh- Kuda Merah, PDRM
Muhd Amiruddin- Flying Cobra, Melaka
5. Saifun Lok Banok- Salsaloon, Pasir Putih, Kelantan
Q Eik Kasib- Boxxwarriors Kedah
6. Nik Mat Azzizi Shaffi- Kuda Merah PDRM
Samsoknoi- Garuda Satu, Besut, Terengganu
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Malaysia the Surprise Team at Arafura Games
Malaysia hasn’t been known as a powerhouse in the sport of Muaythai but this changed at this year’s Arafura Games. The Malaysian National team was the surprise package of the competition surprising spectators with outstanding results and sportsmanship. The team won two gold medals, one silver, two Bronze and earned an award for being the most improved muaythai team.
Even the Australian team captain had to bow down to Malaysia in the Final after losing a point decision in front of a packed stadium on Thursday night. Malaysia has a great future in the sport and the world has taken note of the Malaysian Tigers.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Ejo, Mohd Sukri Hasan, had to face Iranian Mohamad, in the 54kg category, pictured above.We decided let let Ejo have a go and jump 2 classes up so he would get experience in the games. The height difference was obvious but nevetheless Ejo put up a good fight. This guy is amazing. I am sure his Iranian opponent was shocked Ejo put up such a tough fight but alas the height and weight difference was just too much to overcome.
Some of Mohd Ali Yaakub's, 57kg and below, more notable rounds was against Japan's Iisaka Kazuki in the semi finals, Ali managed to control the match and knocked out Iisaka in the 3rd round. In the finals Ali came up against New Zealand's Geoff Ahipene, who put up a tougher fight than I personally expected but Ali controlled the match and in the end appeared triumphant procuring the gold medal for Malaysia.
Our Mohd Faizal Ramli, the golden elbow, was amazing. In the semi finals Faizal came up against Kota Tsujimoto in the 71kg and below category. Who would have expected that with all that padding Faizal would still managed to yet again down his opponent with a deadly elbow strike to forehead! Faizal TKOed Kota Tsujimoto of Japan in the second round. In the finals, Faizal came up against Australia's team captain Clayton Collyer,student to the famous John Wayne Parr. Here too Faizal controlled the match and won the gold for Team Malaysia.
Mohd Noramin Ibrahim,63.5kg and below, came up against Australia's Mark Crawley in the semi finals, even though Amin is new to the Malaysian Tigers Team, he really fought well and won his semi final fight against Australia's Mark Crawley. But what impressed us most was his fight against the 3 times IFMA World Champion Thailand's Panupan Tanjad, Amin held his own against Panupan and didn't appear intimidated at all and believe me, Panupan is a very intimidating fighter full of skill and confidence. Amin never gave in he kept up a good fight and we were all really proud of his performance. Even though Amin will have a long way to go to beat Panupan,I'm sure he will get there with a lot of training and dedication.
All in all, Team Muaythai Malaysia did really well, contributing 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 bronze medals to Malaysia's medal tally. That's 6 medals for 6 athletes participating! Tahniah!!!
WMC Muay Thai against Drugs World Title.
Our next show will feature:Andy Howson (Bad Company) v Mohd Ali Yaakub (Malaysia)
(WMC Muay Thai against Drugs World Title)
Jordan Watson (Bad Company) v OUKBI Kouider (France)
Richard Cadden (Bad Company) v KONATE Ibrahim (France)
Peninju, muay thai tunjuk garang di Sukan Arafura
Oleh Shukri Matt Ali
PENINJU negara dan atlit muay thai negara berjaya menyumbang empat emas kepada kontinjen negara setelah menamatkan cabaran masing-masing dalam Sukan Arafura di Darwin, Australia semalam.
Peninju skuad elit Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN), Eddey Kalai muncul juara kategori featherweight (57kg) selepas menumbangkan peninju tuan rumah, Brett Mather manakala sebutir emas lagi diperolehi menerusi Mohd Fuad Mohd Redhuan yang menundukkan peninju Indonesia, Frejhon Sahuleka dalam kategori light flywieght (48kg).
Perak tunggal sukan tinju disumbangkan Fernandes Paulis Payong yang tewas kepada peninju tuan rumah, Mark Pevinsky dalam saingan final kategori lightweight 60kg manakala gangsa pula diperolehi Effendy Kalai dalam bantamweight (54kg), Mohd Subrie Khamis (flyweight 54kg) dan Khir Akyazian (64A kg).
Pingat emas disumbangkan Mohd Ali Yaakub bagi kategori 57kg yang menewaskan peserta New Zealand, Geoff Ahipene manakala Mohd Faizal Ramli muncul juara kategori 91kg(sepatutnya 71kg ke bawah) ke atas selepas menumbangkan peserta tuan rumah, Clayton Collyer.
Mohd Noramin Ibrahim menyumbangkan perak selepas menjadi naib juara kategori 63.5kg, manakala gangsa diperolehi Mohd Sukri Hassan (54kg), Ismail Ramli (60kg) dan Mohd Azwan Omar (91+kg).
Dalam sukan menembak acara pistol, skuad negara memperolehi dua gangsa menerusi kategori remaja, Nee Keong Khoo dan berpasukan lelaki, Kah Hin Foo, Nee Keong Khoo, Kok Leong Cheng dan Chee Yuen Cheng.
Temasya dwitahunan Sukan Arafura yang membabitkan lebih 30 negara rantau Asia-Oceania selama seminggu itu berakhir hari ini.