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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

01 Jan
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Saturday May 18th saw KO Bloodline's Lithuanian born Heavyweight Champion Arnold Oborotov (ranked undisputed UK NR 1) take on highly rated French man Nordine Mahieddine at the Dome de Marseille in the South of France. Arnold, coming on the back of two bad results, returned to  form with a true statement of intent, winning convincingly by brutal second round knockout in front of his opponent's home crowd on one of France's biggest combat shows of the year. Opponent Nordine is trained by Jerome Le Banner's coaching team and was looking to extend his run of 6 straight wins, two by knockout, to give credence of his claim to be taking Jerome Le Banner's mantle as France's best kick boxer. Awesome Arnold weighing in at 98kgs was in no mood to entertain Nordine's hopes as he started the bout at a high tempo with quick punch combinations and strong low kicks. Before long it was clear,  Arnold and KO Bloodli... Continue Reading

01 Jan
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KO Bloodline fighter 'Smiling Assasin' Przemek Kierpacz has had his fight on Saturday 11th May against Swedish champion  Malick Baah in Gothenburg cancelled only three days before he was due to compete. The reason given was that the main event of the night got cancelled and therefore the promoter decided to pull the plug on the show. Although such things happen now and again in the fight game, this is none the less a blow for Przemek and his coaching team who had been looking forward to taking the Smiling Assassin abroad for his first European fight against tough opposition on their home turf. Przemek who generally fights at 70 kg, has been training double hard, practically living in a sauna suit to make weight for this - 67 - kg bout. While obviously gutted, we at KO Bloodline are sure that the management are already looking to secure another fight for Przemek to showcase his talents and the... Continue Reading