British Super Middleweight Title
Chris James (Bridgwater, England, 15-8-3, 77.1kg,
6'1", 07-29-86, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
Jon Durrant (Dunstable, England, 31-9-1, 77.0kg, 6'2",
08-12-79, Pete Irving 07429610021)
WINNER: Chris James by KO 1:15 Round 8 Jon
Durrant receives 45 day medical suspension until 5th September
- Jon Durrant receives 45 day medical suspension
until 5th September.
The excellent Chris James
continued his march towards world recognition with an 8 round stoppage over
world class Jon Durrant in a voluntary defence of his IKF British Title.
James has had a patchy record but in the last 2 years has stepped up a
level, producing some fantastic results.
Tonight was a clinical display that started with both vastly experienced
men feeling each other out and stepping up the pace accordingly. This was a
classic Full Contact contest that had everything. Great combinations,
spectacular kicking and a clash between 2 very dangerous and even fighters.
was evident by the 6th round that James was starting to hurt Durrant
to the body, something he has been particularly good at of late.
Durrant took a count and from then on seemed to cringe in pain with
every shot. In the 8th round james found the target with almost every shot until
Durrant finally sand to the canvas, unable to make the count.
A successful defence and now Chris James must surely go on to a
European title. It is worth remembering that current IKF
World Champion James Wallis holds a win and a draw over Chris James
and a rubber match for the world title is a strong possibility for next year
Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title
Craig Liddell (Bristol, England, 6-2, 79.8kg, 6'3",
02-15-79, Ross Chick 07967319907)
Jon Smith (Chard, England, 11-2-2, 81.3kg, 5'11", 03-07-84 ,
Self 07598 316550)
WINNER: Jon Smith by RSC 1:28 Round 1
- Craig Liddell receives a 30 day medical
suspension until 19th August.
John Smith made
short work of Craig Liddell in their IKF
Southern Area Contest.This was expected to be a close affair with both men able
to deliver heavy shots but both open to big shots as well. This is how it turned
out with Smith connecting early in the first. Liddell wobbled
and Smith stuttered, almost not believing he had connected. But once it
registered Smith was relentless and Liddell had no chance to get
himself back into the fight. New Champion Jon Smith.
Amateur Women's FCR
Southern Area Light Welterweight Title
Norman (Bournemouth, England, 4-0-1 Boxing 0-2-2, 63.1kg, 5'9",
11-18-70, Carl Sams 01202294223)
Zoe Hackwood (Weston, England, 3-2, 62.4kg, 5'5", 10-31-88,
Stuart Davies 07969933558)
WINNER: Clara Norman by unanimous decision
50-46, 48-47, 50-46
Clara Norman has been fighting
for 10 years but always struggled to find opponents due to her weight (70kg).
However, a change in training took her down to 63kg and she has been extremely
busy over the last 18 months, culminating in this IKF
Light Welterweight Southern Area Title challenge against Weston's Zoe
The contest was a volatile affair with both girls trading from the opening
Norman quickly established herself as the stronger fighter, matching
Hackwood shot for shot and backing her up for most of the first round.
But the Weston girl had come for the belt and never stopped coming back.
The second was a stronger round for Hackwood and you had to at
least give her a share of it as Norman settled at a longer range, giving
Hackwood room to move.
In the third Norman was under instruction to close the range down
again and keep the pressure on the whole time. She obliged and at one point a
desperate Hackwood looked to bite Norman on the blind side of
the referee. We really were down in the trenches now.
Norman stepped up a gear in the 4th and dominated again with sharp
punches and kicks on the end of them. Hackwood fought back but had no
Coming out for the final round Hackwood needed the stoppage and
Norman knew it. Still she stood toe to toe looking for her own stoppage,
there was no resting on her laurels. It was a fantastic contest and a worthy
unanimous decision, and the title belt went to Clara Norman.
Congratulations to Zoe Hackwood for her effort and the part she
played in making this a cracking title fight!
Amateur MMA (Novice)
Matt Moares (Bridgwater,England,0-1,63.0kg, 5'9",
10-17-96, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
Scott Pederson (Swansea, Wales, 1-0 Kickbox1-1, 65.0kg, 5'10",
11-30-96, James Wallis 07837 630084)
WINNER: Scott Pederson by unanimous decision
30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
Dane Wakeman (Plymouth, England, 2-6, 73.5kg, 5'11",
06-24-88, Jimmy Hamilton 07763801465)
James Bawden (Bridgwater, England, 3-1, 74.6kg, 5'6", 02-18-86,
Martyn Lawson 07900381847)
WINNER: Dane Wakeman by Rear naked choke
submission 2:20 round 3.
Brett Hassett (Bridgwater, England, 3-2, Boxing 1-0,
Kickbox 1-0, 73.0kg, 5'9", 02-05-91, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
VS Ollie Jones (Bournemouth, England,
3-3 Boxing 3-2, 70.3kg, 5'8", 08-09-88, Jim Johnstone 07960489803)
WINNER: Brett Hassett by Armbar submission 0:40
Michal Truszkowski (Bridgwater, England, 1-0-1,
67.7kg, 5'7", 08-07-89, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
VS Will Thomas (Taunton, England, 1-1,
70.0kg, 5'7", 11-06-89, Mark Mondi 07591573350)
WINNER: Michal Truszkowski by reverse armbar
submission 1:28 Round 1.
Paul Carrott (Bridgwater, England, 3-5, 67.4kg, 5'10",
07-30-87, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
Espen Visnes (Bergen, Norway, 3-0, 69.9kg, 5.10", 08-19-92,
Matt Turner 004791552663)
WINNER: Espen Visnes by rear naked choke
submission 1:03 Round 2.
Marina Nash (Bridgwater, England, 2-0-1, 76.7kg, 5'6",
12-23-87, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
Alice Cockings (Swansea, Wales, 0-1, 81.0kg, 5'6", 12-19-91,
Andy Morgan 07837 630084)
WINNER: Marina Nash by unanimous decision 29-28,
Adomas Andriuska (Bridgwater, England, 0-1, 78.4kg,
5'9", 03-10-89, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
Scott Harrington (Taunton, England, 1-0, 80.9kg, 5'11",
10-17-75, Mark Mondi 07591573350)
WINNER: Scott Harrington by RSF 1:38 Round 2.
Adomas Andriuska recieves 30 day medical suspension until
Wayne Mockridge (Bridgwater, England, 0-1, 81.8kg,
5'10", 08-07-72, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
Gary Landers (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 80.5kg, 6'1",
02-23-68, John Orchard 01202294223)
WINNER: Gary Landers by unanimous decision 30-27,
Luke Hardwell (Bridgwater, England, 1-0 Kickbox 2-2,
75.6kg, 6'0", 09-30-92, Arthur Meek 07768198353)
VS Chris Burnley (Bournemouth, England,
0-3, 75.0kg, 5'10", 11-05-80, Jim Johnstone 07772914668)
WINNER: Like Hardwell by unanimous decision
30-28, 29-28, 30-28.
Faisel Ghazghazi (Bridgwater,
England, 1-0 MMA 4-1-1, 77.7kg, 5'10", 04-30-82, Arthur Meek 07796233620)
VS Erimias Vethe (Bournemouth,
England, 2-2, 79.6kg, 6'1", 09-17-85, Jim Johnstone 07772914668)
WINNER: Faisel Ghazghazi by KO 0:17 Round 1.
Erimais Vethe receives medical suspension for 45 days until 5th
Professional MTR (Modified)
Beckie Hodge (Bristol, England, 4-1, 60.6kg, 5'10",
05-16-85, Mike Rama 0781 6987477)
Paula Case (Bournemouth, England, 2-2-1, 59.9kg, 5'9",
07-20-75, Dave Wright, 07595 464087)
WINNER: Beckie Hodge by unanimous decision
46-50, 46-49, 46-50