3rd Edition of Gladiators Night

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 11:22

The Kickboxing night of the year is back as Gladiators Promotions are organising the 3rd edition of Gladiators Night on the 9th of June at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali. This event will feature 17 matches of which two will be for the World Kickboxing Network’s (WKN) Amateur World Title Belt.

The local clubs that will take part in the event are Ying Yang, New Kickboxing Club, Wu Shu Ky, Art of Fighting, Tao Kickboxing, and Shiroi Tora Shokotan. Out of these, 28 athletes will compete against each other in different weight categories and other 2 will compete against foreign Kickboxers.

The promoters of the event, Master Noel Mercieca and Mr Isaac Chetcuti, will start the night at 7pm with 5 Kickboxing supporting matches followed by 10 for National Title Belts.  Each match will be of 3X2 and all the athletes will be wearing protection equipment.

Isaac Chetcuti, member of the Ying Yang Club, was officially challenged by Adrian Debono, member of the Wu Shu Ky, for the Middleweight Title Belt. This is the first time that a Title Belt holder has been challenged to defend it.

The main matches will see two members of Ying Yang going to be for the male 77kg category and the female 50kg category for the WKN Amateur World Title Belt. Reuben Azzopardi will compete against Jacopo Stefani from Italy in a 5X2 match with K1 rules which include knee techniques. Ruth Tanti will compete against Candeloro Deborah from Italy in a 5X2 match with Kickboxing rules.

For tickets and more information go to www.yingyangkickboxing.com or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or merciecanoel@yahoo.co.uk

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