Daniel Zahra and Steve Martin to fight on June 28th at Stitch Club

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 22:46

by Sandro Micallef

Super Steve Martin (left) and Daniel The Jet Zahra during Tuesday's face off

Daniel ”The Jet” Zahra and ”Super” Steve Martin will be facing each other in a Middleweight WKN Title Belt Kick Boxing fight during a fully packed Fight Night to be held at Stitch Club in San Gwann on Tuesday 28th June.

This event which is being organised by a local promoters Gladiators will include not less than 11 bouts with the highlight being the final match between  Zahra and Martin who come from Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club and Ying Yang Kickboxing Club respectively.

During a Press Conference held on Tuesday at the Hugo’s Lounge in Paceville, Adrian Axisa presented the two kick boxers to those present and wished them the best of luck ahead of this much anticipated match. Axisa commented that the promoters were very much aware that similar fights are held in the safest environment and added that he is convinced that this event will be one to remember.

“Super” Steve Martin said “I am in top form at the moment and I feel to be in the climax of my physical condition and I am ready to face Daniel. I wish him the best of luck and may the best fighter win”.

On the other hand Daniel Zahra who is on the verge of turning professional in this industry said “I am very looking forward for this bout against Steve. He is a very good athlete and I respect him for his achievements recently but I obviously would like to win on the night”.

Speaking on his behalf his coach Master Noel Mercieca said that he believes in Zahra’s capabilities not only in the local scene but also abroad. In fact Merceica added that at the moment he is working hand in hand with his athlete to turn professional in the months to come. Mercieca appealed for assistance from the local authorities and also from the local media to help promote more this sport.

Below is the full programme of the scheduled event: 

NON TITLE MATCHES – FULL PROTECTION

FIGHT 1

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•    Clayton Portelli – 66 Kgs                       Alan Ellul – 66Kgs

•            Age – 27 yrs                                      Age – 21 yrs 

FIGHT 2

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•    Lorna Mifsud – 68 Kgs                       Jessie Davey – 66 Kgs

•            Age – 21 yrs                                     Age – 22 yrs

FIGHT 3

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•   Joseph Fenech – 89 Kgs                    Andrew Hillsden – 86 Kgs

•            Age – 26 yrs                                     Age – 50 yrs

KICKBOXING – TITLE BELT – FULL CONTACT

FIGHT 1

•LIGHTWEIGHT  TITLE  BELT

•PROTECTION  W/O  HEAD GUARD

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

• Damian Cacciattolo – 65 Kgs                Jonathan Curmi – 68 Kgs

•            Age – 30 yrs                                       Age – 31 yrs

FIGHT 2

•MIDDLEWEIGHT  TITLE  BELT

•GLOVES ONLY

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•     Tyron Muscat – 70 Kgs                     Terence Cilia – 68 Kgs

•               Age – 29 yrs                                      Age – 25 yrs

KICKBOXING – TITLE BELT – FULL CONTACT

FIGHT 3

•CRUISERWEIGHT  TITLE  BELT

•PROTECTION  W/O  HEAD GUARD

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•    Tyron Borg – 82 Kgs                           Nicky Ellul – 82 Kgs

•           Age – 32 yrs                                        Age – 28 yrs

FIGHT 4

•SUPER  CRUISERWEIGHT  TITLE  BELT

•PROTECTION  W/O  HEAD GUARD

•The New Kickboxing Club              Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•  Eman Zammit – 85 Kgs                        Elian Mallia – 85 Kgs

•         Age – 29 yrs                                        Age – 27 yrs

KICKBOXING – TITLE BELT – FULL CONTACT

FIGHT 5

•HEAVYWEIGHT  TITLE  BELT

•PROTECTION  W/O  HEAD GUARD

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

•  Sean Cutajar – 93 Kgs                       Kevin Cassar – 90 Kgs

 •           Age – 21 yrs                                      Age – 30 yrs

WKN MALTA K1 PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

FIGHT 1

•LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT  WKN  TITLE  BELT

•Red Dragon Kickboxing Club                           Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

 •  Renald Tabone – 76 Kgs                                   Reuben Azzopardi – 77 Kgs

•           Age – 33 yrs                                                      Age – 29 yrs

MAIN EVENT

FIGHT 2

•MIDDLEWEIGHT  WKN  TITLE  BELT

•Wu Shu Ky Kickboxing Club                            Ying Yang Kickboxing Club

 ‘SUPER’ Steve Martin                                         Daniel ‘THE JET’ Zahra

•               68 Kgs                                                              70 Kgs

•           Age – 24 yrs                                                      Age – 25 yrs





16 Comments

  1. kris mintoff says:

    Steve and Daniel are Malta’s top fighters at the moment in my opinion. And we got the habit in Malta unfortunately that top fighters try to evade each other because everybody wants to remain unbeaten. As it goes when two unbeaten fighters clash “SOMEONE’S O HAS TO GO”. However these two fighters have decided to take on each other. A big WELL DONE to both of them, whatever the result will be. I look forward to a great match-up tonight. It might very well turn out to be the THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY.

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  2. b borg says:

    i believe steve will win but after all that i hope no one gets hurt after the fight, after all its just a sport Goodluck steve your the champ

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  3. isaac says:

    I Would like to wish good luck to all fighters taking part from Gladiators Promotions
    Tickets selling very fast, you can buy yours from Hugo’s Lounge Paceville, Lord’s Gym St’Julians, Kick Boxing Clubs and fighters taking part or 79098181

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    IL-KING Reply:

    Ejjew kulhadd ha niehdu pjacir. Good luck lil kulhadd. Tuna show sabieha bhall mu qed nistennew.

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  4. N.Galea says:

    Good Luck Steve. Let the SUPER in you shine through afterall this is your time to shine :) JETS have an expiry hahahahahaha

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    Dilletant Sportiv iehor Reply:

    Ghandek dritt u sew taghmel  tissaportja il favurit imma ma nahsibx li ghandek ghalfejn tajjar hux?!! :(  jekk forsi taqra li inkiteb qabel, ma hemm l-ebda tajjir mil l-ebda naha. Jekk joghbok tkunx int li tibda u nergaw l-istorja l-antika. Jekk int veru supporter ta Steve taghmel ir-rieda tieghu kif kiteb isfel.

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    N. Galea Reply:

    Dan ghaliek hu tajjir?! you are stressing too much about it.

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    Dilletant Sportiv Iehor Reply:

    Yes, maybe you’r right. I am stressing too much, but who could blame me to do so after some disgusting events that many have expericenced a couple of years ago?!! I’m very sorry to say, who i believe many agree including yourself, that certain people need to be educated in knowing the difference between sports and street fighting. Many have been scarred from those experiences and its a pity that kickboxing took off with not so much of a good fame in malta. I follow and attend many other contact sports, including boxing which I’m pleased to say that all are on a sportsmanship level, from both the fighters and their supporters. Lets work together in this to have kickboxing on top of all contact sports. If not for the sake of kickboxing itself, at least for the respect of these inspiring athletes who train pretty hard to give us the satisfaction in supporting them.

  5. terry says:

    Show Malta that your the best K1 Fighter Daniel, Good luck :)

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  6. Dilletant Sportiv Iehor says:

    Awgur’ ikoll lil kumplament tal partecipanti

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  7. Dilletant Sportiv Iehor says:

    Lejl ta veru ha jkun. L-Aqwa zewg Kickboxers ta Malta. Awguri Steve u Daniel. Nispera biss li il ‘glieda’ tinzamm fuq ir-ring biss bejn iz-zewg athleti, u mhux mil l-udjenza barra t-triq.

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    Steve Reply:

    Jalla tipqa fir ring ax dan sports u ahna fir ring ha nkunu et nigildu vera imma kif id Doq il qanpiena hbieb u wara ha morru nihdu birra ikun xi jkun ir rizultat ax ftemna nies :-) . igifiri is supporters missom jamlu bhalna tal giex nahhat x

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    Dilletant Sportiv iehor Reply:

    Prosit steve, naqbel mieghek 100%. :)

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    isaac Reply:

    Well said Steve :)

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  8. D. Scicluna says:

    Well done Daniel ” THE JET “, I will believe in you, you will be the winner. Good Luck

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    b.borg Reply:

    But i believe steve will win but after all that the most important thing is thatt there will be a clean fight and no one get hurtss all it is its just a sport

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