This Sunday 14/07/2013 see’s fighters from Mamba Martial Arts travelling just a few miles up the road to Risby village hall for the I.C.O Suffolk Combat series Run by Peter Dunnett of CKA. We are very fortunate this time to have four members fighting for titles.
Kye Devereux 7yrs old, Kiera Devereux 12yrs, Tommy Purdy 11yrs and Jack Purdy 13yrs. All of these fighters are facing tough opponents from very good camps so it is not going to be easy but the matching could not be closer.
We wish all you guys the very best for Sunday.
The address for this event is:
Risby village hall, Aylmer close, Risby, Bury st edmunds, IP28 6RT
Weigh-in is from 9.00am-10.00am, first fight at 10.30am, 2 rings in use.
Come and support these four in their quest to be I.C.O Champions.
Sunday May 19th saw Mamba Martial Arts travel down to Margate to enter an I.C.O (international combat organisation) sanctioned event. We had five Kickboxers entered this time with three titles up for grabs.
First up for Mamba was Jack Purdy, 13yrs, no stranger to title fights having won a few already. This bout was 5 x 1.5 min rounds and it was not an easy fight but Jack did what he needed to do to get the win for the I.C.O Southern area title at 36kg.
Next up was Kiera Devereux, 13yrs, this too was supposed to be a title fight but due to a sudden growth spurt, Kiera was outside the weight allowance. The scheduled fight still went ahead and Kiera won unanimously with some very skillful work but could not claim the title, this time.
Third up was Kye Devereux, 7yrs. There he was, safety gear on stood in his corner, checked over by the referee, ready to go, then we are told his fighter wasn’t even at the venue. A big dissapointment as this would have been a good fight. Kye was awarded the win.
Our next title fight was Tommy Purdy, 11yrs, again he is used to being in title fights like his brother. Another 5 rounds of good action from both boys but Tommy was determined to take the belt home and the I.C.O Southern area title at 35kg.
Making his debut for Mamba Martial Arts was Oliver Kemp, our only adult on this show. After a slight delay to this bout, Oliver stepped up to face his opponent. This was billed as a light contact bout but from the first punch it did not seem like it was going that way so it was decided to withdraw from this fight early.
Coaches Zoe Land & Den Turner would like to say how very proud they are of the whole team.
Mamba Martial Arts had two brothers fighting for IKF titles Last weekend. Tommy Purdy, aged 11yrs and Jack Purdy aged 13yrs. Both boys were up against fighters from TKO kickboxing academy in Kent. First up was Tommy against Chayden Carpenter. This was an actioned packed bout with both boys really going for it from the bell. It was a tough fight over 5 rounds and the end of which the decision went against Tommy. Hopefully we can get a rematch and change that result next time.
Jack was out next defending his IKF British junior title which he won three months ago. He was up against Jenson Rowley. Both boys had met before so knew each others style pretty well, which made this another exciting and tough fight. Jenson came out really strong in the first round and looked like he meant business. From the second round Jack stepped it up and both boys put on a good show for the crowd. At the end of 5 rounds, Jack retained his title.
A big well done to both boys who did everyone proud.