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01 Jan
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On the seventh of July, smiling assassin Przemek will be taking on Team Tieu’s Michael Pham at the King’s Cross Scala. This will be a big fight for our 70kg B-class* KO Bloodline Fight Team member who will be taking his 100 miles per hour ‘refuse to lose wild style’ (who can forget his spinning hook at the UCL after missing a body kick) against Michael Pham from Team Tieu, a gym that prides itself on having technical fighters. (*B class is fought over 5x2mins rounds, all punches, kicks and knees to the head allowed - no elbows to the head) Fighting on the undercard will be the newest member to the KO Bloodline Fight Team Jon Zugrev. He will be taking on another Team Tieu fighter named Headley Waugh in a C-class 67 kg bout. Jon made his debut as a professional Thai Boxer only a few weeks ago with a convincing victory against a very well conditioned opponent. This will be a step up in... Continue Reading

01 Jan
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Sunday was really good for us, as we really managed to live up to the New Blood theme with 24 Junior fights and a whole load of adult fights, where the fighters were entering the ring for the first time. Some of the talent on show was really exciting, especially the young ladies from BKK and Southend Muay Thai, who belied their 13 years in terms of skill and aggression. We want to thank the coaches and trainers who sacrificed their Sunday to nurture talent at the grass roots level, the spectators who supported their comrades in training/ family and friends and of course the fighters themselves, who hopefully will have that itch to take their training to the next level. Here is the roll call of gyms that made it to our event and supplied fighters in no specific order: KO Bethnal Green, MTMA, MTMA Illford, Red Dragonz, BKK, Southend Muay Thai, Benfleet Muay Thai, KO Hooks, KO Next Generation, KO Lynch, Last but not least, thanks to our own KO Bloodline fighters and the volu... Continue Reading

01 Jan
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There is one person besides our coach Paul Marut who seems to be a permanent fixture in the gym. We are talking of course of Jon Zugrav. The – 19 years - old from Russia is a ever present figure, when not partaking in the classes, he is out running, shadow boxing, working the bag or pumping iron. Anyone who has ever sparred him will attest to his strength, boxing skills and strong head kicks. Saturday 1st June will see Jon step up from interclubs to his first C-class bout on the Raw Talent show at the East Ham Working Mans Club. A C-class fight is essentially a professional fight held over 5 x 1.5 mins rounds with 1 min breaks in between. The fighters will only wear shorts, groin and mouth guards and 10 oz gloves. All kicks and punches to head, legs and body are allowed, no knees to the head and no elbows. This format has been the stepping stone to bigger things for all the professional KO Bloodline fighters and we hope this will be the same for Jon who has been workin... Continue Reading