Female athletes for GNXIII main match

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 22:27

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

Recently Gladiators Night XIII was held and the main match was between female athletes. As well as five national title belts in Kickboxing and Boxing.

Diane Schembri (Team Noel) faced Mandy Cortis (Fight Factory) for the World Boxing Union (WBU) Mediterranean Title Belt. It was a head to head match and counters to controling the centre of the ring. Schembri repeatedly dodged Cortis’s powerful punches who in turn pressed also into corners. Both athletes hit each other several times with the back hand. At the end of the jury gave a verdict of draw.

Christian Caruana (Team Spartan) contended with Elvic Zammit (Malta Thai Boxing) in K1. Wtih continuous attacks and combination of strikes Zammit started to retain control of the match. In the third round Caruana gained points with powerful strikes to the head. It seemed that they left their effect and Zammit’s decided to stop the athlete from continuing.

Shaun Falzon (Team Viking Team Jalen) won over Clayton Desira (Team Noel) in the 74kg category in K1. Both athletes began by keeping the distance and work from afar where after they turned the technique to close quarters to use the knee. In the last round Falzon gained advantage in points by knocking down Desira. The jury gave the victory by unanimous decision to Falzon.

Matthew Palacaraz (Malta Thai Boxing) defeated Keith Micallef (Basement Kickboxing) in a K1 match. Absolute dominion from Palacaraz in all rounds with superior technique and strength. He gained a Knock Down on Micallef where the referee had to count. The jury gave the victory and the belt to Palacaraz with an unanimous decision.

Jesred Piscopo (Team Noel) faced Theon Camilleri (Art of Fighting) in K1. It was balanced

match where Piscopo worked more with kicks to keep distance and Camilleri more with punches. Both pressed each other until the end with a relentless counterattacks. The match ended with a draw by a jury’s decision.

John Martin (Team Noel) beat Michael Carter (Browns Boxing) for thr National Boxing Title. Martin kept on pressing constantly on Carter to gain points. Carter had 20kg more than Martin and useed this for his advantage to work chest to chest and slowing many of the attacks. Martin won the fight by points.

There were also matches with athletes from the UK, France and Estonia. The Maltese athletes who won their match were Brandon Borg (Team Viking Team Jalen), Christopher Rotin (Team Noel), Kerstin Brown (Brown’s Boxing), Lydon Chircop (Fight Factory)

For more information visit Gladiators Promotions’s page or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 Gladiators Promotions

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Malti

Atleti nisa fit-taqbida ewlenija tal-GNXIII

Dan l-aħħar saret il-Gladiators Night XIII fejn it-taqbida ewlenija kienet bejn atleti nisa. Kif ukoll ħames Ċinturini tat-Titlu Nazzjonali fil-Kickboxing u fil-Puġilat.

Diane Schembri (Team Noel) affaċċjat lil Mandy Cortis (Fight Factory) għaċ-Ċinturin tat-Titlu tal-Mediterran tal-World Boxing Union(WBU). Kienet taqbida ta’ ras mb’ras u kontrattakki għaż-żamma taċ-ċentru tar-ring. Schembri kemm-il darba evadiet id-daqqiet b’saħħithom ta’ Cortis li min-naħa tagħha ppressat wkoll għal ġol-kantunieri. Iż-żewġ atleti laqtu bosta drabi lil xulxin b’daqqiet b’saħħithom bil-ponn minn wara. Fl-aħħar il-ġurija tat verdett ta’ pareġġ.

Christian Caruana (Team Spartan) ikkontenda ma’ Elvic Żammit (Malta Thai Boxing) fil-K1. B’attakki u b’taħlita ta’ daqqiet kontinwi Żammit beda jżomm il-kontroll tat-taqbida. Fit-tielet taqsima Caruana daħħal il-punti b’daqqiet b’saħħithom fuq ir-ras. Kien jidher li dawn ħallew l-effett tagħhom u l-kowċ ta’ Żammit iddeċieda li jwaqqaf l-atleta milli jkompli.

Shaun Falzon (Team Viking Team Jalen) jirbaħ li Clayton Desira (Team Noel) fil-kategorija tal-74kg fil-K1. Iż-żewġ atleti bdew billi jżommu d-distanza u jaħdmu mill-bogħod fejn wara dawru t-teknika għall-qrib biex jużaw l-irkoppa. Fl-aħħar taqsima Falzon jikseb vantaġġ fil-punti hekk kif iwaqqa’ lil Desira. Il-ġurija tagħti r-rebħa b’deċiżjoni unanima lil Falzon.

Matthew Palacaraz (Malta Thai Boxing) jegħleb lil Keith Micallef (Basement Kickboxing) f’taqbida tal-K1. Dominju assolut minn Palacaraz fit-taqsimiet kollha b’teknika u saħħa superjuri. F’nofs it-taqbida jwaqqa’ lil Micallef fejn l-arbitru kellu jibda jgħodd. Il-ġurija tat ir-rebħa u ċ-Ċinturin lil Palacaraz b’deċiżjoni unanima.

Jesred Piscopo (Team Noel) affaċċja lil Theon Camilleri (Art of Fighting) fil-K1. Kienet taqbida bbilanċjata fejn Piscopo ħadem aktar bir-riġlejn biex iżomm id-distanza u Camilleri aktar bl-idejn. It-tnejn ippressaw lil xulxin sal-aħħar b’kontrattakki bla waqfien. It-taqbida tispiċċa b’pareġġ b’deċiżjoni tal-ġurija.

John Martin (Team Noel) għeleb lil Michael Carter (Browns Boxing) għat-Titlu Nazzjonali tal-Puġilat. Martin baqa’ jippressa l-ħin kollu lil Carter biex jikseb il-punti. Carter kellu 20kg aktar minn Martin u uża dan il-vantaġġ biex jaħdem sider ma’ sider u jrażżan bosta mill-attakki. Martin jirbaħ it-taqbida bil-punti.

Kien hemm ukoll taqbidiet ma’ atleti mir-Renju Unit, Franza u l-Estonja. L-atleti Maltin li rebħu t-taqbidiet tagħhom kienu Brandon Borg (Team Jaden), Christopher Rotin (Team Noel), Kerstin Brown (Brown’s Boxing), Lydon Chircop (Fight Factory),.

Għal aktar informazzjoni żuru l-paġna ta’ Gladiators Promotions jew ikkuntattjaw lil Master Noel Mercieca fuq 79208283 Ying Yang Kicboxing Club, Malta Malta Thaiboxing Kerstin Brown Martial Arts Malta Steve Martin Chris Agius.





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