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Lumpini Fight Team at Muay Thai Mayhem: 19th November 2016

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Club coach, Reece ready for action in his fight on Muay Thai Mayhem

Club coach, Reece ready for action in his fight on Muay Thai Mayhem

Saturday 19th November was our last Muay Thai Mayhem show of the year and our biggest and most expensive show ever with 7 WBC Titles on the line and fighters from Spain, Portugal, Italy and France traveling to take on some of the UK’s best talent.

From our own Lumpini Fight Team, sports therapist Dani Peters started the action, beating Marie McManamon in a well matched battle over 5 rounds.

Boxer Jake Williams was up next, didn’t quite get going and having taken a count in the early rounds lost on points. Up and coming, George Jarvis, fighting in his 2nd adult bout faced Daniel Iodice from Italy winning all 5 rounds convincingly. Personal  Trainer, Holly Spence, had a tough fight against Brighton’s Alexandra Vogt losing on points. While BJJ instructor, Keith McKenzie, fought the more experienced Davide Lupi from Italy. In his second outing for the club (his last bout over 3 years ago) Keith never quite got going, perhaps paced himself too well and lost on a points decision.

Perry Dee, who had recently been training at the famous Vos Gym in Amsterdam fought the seriously sharp, Sandro Martin from Spain in a 57kg contest. The slick Spaniard fought a well thought out game plan to beat Perry on points in what was a nice, technical battle of styles.

Ash Cooke was matched to face Sonny Dormer from Bromley. Ash who’d lost to Dormer in his first fight over a year ago had been training hard but couldn’t stop Dormer from getting the judges decision.

Next up was club coach, Luke Hill, fighting Italy’s Ivano Siviero at 60kg under Full Thai Rules with knees and elbows to the head. Luke fought a clever fight, listened well to his coaches in the corner and managed to hit and move, hit and move to frustrate the aggressive Italian. My favourite part of the fight… Luke ducking under a big right elbow from Siviero! Impressive stuff from the young 20 year old.

Scott McGovern, who had previously fought Thaiboxing, was fighting under boxing rules. Unfortunately for Scott, his opponent dislocated his shoulder in the first round leaving a disappointed Scott (who’d hoped to get a few rounds experience out of the fight) to win the “Prize Fighter” Southern Area title.

WBC World Champion at 55.3kg Ruth Ashdown fighting out of Lumpini Muay Thai Crawley

WBC World Champion at 55.3kg Ruth Ashdown fighting out of Lumpini Muay Thai Crawley

3 time World Champion, Ruth Ashdown faced Italy’s Sveva Melillo for the WBC World Title at 55.3kg. Ruth had previously held the 52kg WBC World Title and fighting at this new weight, looked strong, fought aggressively and won the title with a unanimous decision. Hastings Amy Campbell took on Jillian Corbett from the well respected Wicker Camp in Sheffield. From the first bell, Amy came out with all-guns blazing and in what was an action packed 5 rounds of relentless action, Amy won the 66.6kg WBC National Title.

Club coach Reece Thomson faced the tough and experienced Karl Hodges from Louth Thai in Ireland. An awesome technical battle, with tit-for-tat action it was a fight that was close right up to the final bell with Reece just nicking the fight probably thanks his work in the 4th and 5th round to win the WBC European Title.

Last up for Lumpini was Ben “Mr Cool” Hodge. Off the back of a big win against Saiyok on Thaifight and then a loss against Leed’s Jordan Watson, Ben faced WBC ranked Lotfi Talbi from France. The tricky Frenchman was on the back foot from the bell and a big kick to the ribs of Talbi dropped him to the canvas and finished the fight. All 0:24 seconds of it.

Arguably the fight of the night, and definitely the one that swung one way and then the other was the WBC International Fight between Lyndon Knowles and Portugal’s Carlos Degraco. The monstrous Degraco is a sparring partner for the UFC’s Mike Bisping and with a reputation as a “banger” he caught Lyndon with some huge punches in the first round. Having taken two counts already, it was looking like the end for Lyndon, but with some serous heart he came back into the second round, pushed forward and started to worry the dangerous Portugese fighter. Lyndon got caught with an elbow in the 3rd round which dropped him to the canvas and the referee waved the contest off.

A good show, that run smoothly and something for everyone.

Muay Thai, Boxing and K1 Kickboxing. With some wars, some technical battles and Lyndon’s fight which showed what being a fighter is all about.

With the end of the year only a month away, the boxers are out for their last show in Brighton on December 10th and the Lumpini Thaiboxer’s off to Thailand on the club’s Annual Trip to train and (maybe) fight.

Muay Thai Mayhem – Crawley’s Thaiboxing Show on the 8th November 2014

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Muay Thai MayhemOur next Muay Thai Mayhem Show is just over 2 weeks away on the 8th November with a team of 8 fighters from the Lumpini Crawley Thaiboxing gym on the card plus a range of fighters from around the country including Keddles Gym in Orpington, the Collosus Gym in Guildford and abroad.

Held at the Millenium Suite at the Copthorne Hotel the main card of international bouts will feature a full supporting card of Thaiboxing, Boxing and K1 Kickboxing.

Tickets are currently on sale from the gym and all the fighters on the show, with Standard Tickets and VIP tickets (ringside table seat with a meal).

To find our more about the show or buy tickets you can call the Lumpini Thaiboxing gym on 01293 552 511 or alternatively email info@crawleymartialartsacademy.com leaving your name and telephone number and we will call you back.

If you need directions to the hotel, click here  (please remember it’s the Copthorne Hotel EFFINGHAM PARK as there is a second Copthorne Hotel a few miles away.

See you on the 8th November!

Muay Thai Mayhem – Crawley

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Muay Thai Mayhem, Fight Night Crawley

Muay Thai Mayhem, Fight Night Crawley

Sunday 4th May 2014 is the date of our next (Lumpini Crawley) Muay Thai Mayhem Fight Night.

Our home show, the Fight Night will features local Muay Thai Boxers, White Collar Boxers and MMA fighters putting their skills to the test and battling it our in front of a home crowd.

On the card will be local fighters Paulo Da Silva, Ruth Ashdown, Ben Hodge, Oscar Cutter, George Beech, Jane Iske and Karl Langley – to name but a few.

The fight night will be held at the Moka Night club, will feature a main card and full supporting card of up and coming local fighters.

World Champions Paulo Da Silva (ICO World Title and WBC International holder), Ruth Ashdown (WBC World Title, ISKA World Title and ICO World Title) plus Ben Hodge (WMC World Title) will be taking on Belarussion opponents while K1 expert Karl Langley has Italian opposition.

Always an action pack show with dancers, ring girls and food the next Muay Thai Mayhem event is on the Bank Holiday Sunday so the Moka nightclub is open for an after party.

To buy tickets for the next Lumpini Fight Night call the gym on 01293 552 511, get in touch with any of the fighters on the card or message the gym through Facebook (www.facebook.com/crawleymartialartsacademy)

For anyone interested in learning Muay Thai and interesting in fighting competitively get in touch, the Lumpini Crawley Fight Team train 7 days a week at the Crawley Martial Arts Academy in Manor Royal.

Crawley’s Cutter Wins European Title

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The Crawley Gym's Oscar Cutter with a Fight FanPart of the Crawley Martial Arts Academy, our Oscar Cutter won the WRSA Junior European Title in Bedford. The classy 18 year old who trains at the Academy in Manor Royal stopped his opponent in the second round after a barrage of well time leg kicks.

Cutter who’d been preparing hard in the gym was in a confident mood after winning in Southampton last month where he won on points.

18 year old Luke Hill and 21 year old boxer Paul Clarke were also on the fight card, both winning on points. Luke who’s been training for over 3 years now was on his 5th outing for the club with the well rounded fighter out clinching his opponent, scoring well with knees and beating his opponent.

Luke Hill, Oscar Cutter and Paul Clarke winning!

Luke Hill, Oscar Cutter and Paul Clarke winning!

While Paul Clarke from Horsham was representing the Crawley gym’s boxers for his fourth fight out classing his opponent for all three rounds of the fight to take home the winners medal.

Our next batch of fighters are competing on the 2nd November at the the next Muay Thai Mayhem Show at the Millenium Suite, Copthorne Hotel.

On the fight card are Ruth Ashdown and Paulo Da Silva who’ll be fighting for WBC Titles as well as local fighters Ben Hodge, Alan Sawyer and Jane Iskey.

To find out more about training at our Crawley gym call us on 01293 552 511

Happy Birthday Ruth!

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A big happy birthday to our personal trainer Ruth Ashdown today who — being a local celebrity — got a shout out from the Crawley Happy Times.

Ruth will be fighting again at the next Muay Thai Mayhem Fight Night at the Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Park on the 2nd November alongside other members of the Lumpini Fight Team including Paulo Da Silva, Oscar Cutter and George Beach.

The tickets go on sale next week with VIP Tickets, Tables and Sponsorships still available.

Get in touch on 01293 552 511