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Gladiator Night XIII
On June 4th we will have the next edition of Gladiator Night. It will held at Victor Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun. For the first time the main match will be between female athletes.
Mandy Cortis, Fight Factory, and Diane Schembri, TeamNoel, will face each other in the main match of the evening. Both athletes will compete with Boxing rules and contend for the World Boxing Union’s (WBU) Mediterranean Title Belt. The match is a 6×2 one in the 54kg category.
All the matches are sanctioned by the Malta Kickboxing Association (MKBA) and the Malta Boxing Association (MBA). Altogether there will be 12 matches in the disciplines of K1 and Boxing on semi-professional level. Fivematches will be between Maltese athletes for the National Title in their respective categories.
Gladiators Promotions and BoxMania, who are organizing the event, will also bring foreign athletes to compete. These are from Estonia, UK and France. The Maltese athletes that will contend with foreigners are: Lydon Chircop, Christian Schembri, Brandon Spiteri, Christopher Rotin, Brandon Borg and Kerstin Brown.
For more information visit the Gladiators Promotion page or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283
Nick Blackwell defends his British middleweight title against number one contender Chris Eubank Jr. at The SSE Arena on March 26
Blackwell vs. Eubank Jr., LIVE on Channel 5
LONDON (29 FEBRUARY) British middleweight champion Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell and number one contender Chris Eubank Jr. will be fighting for their hotly-anticipated British title clash on March 26 at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Twenty-five-year-old Blackwell, 19-3-1 (8 KOs) and currently one of the most exciting fighters in the country, won the British middleweight title in May 2015 with a stunning seventh-round stoppage of John Ryder at a sold-out O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office. He then defended it twice before the year was out, knocking out Damon Jones with a single right hand in Derby and outpointing Jack Arnfield in an all-out war in Bristol, and now has his sights set on claiming the belt outright. To do so, all he needs is one more successful defence.
Eubank Jr., meanwhile, clearly represents the stiffest test of Blackwell’s thrilling British title reign. He is a year older than the champion at 26 and is the former interim WBA world middleweight titleholder.
Recent stoppage wins over Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan, Tony Jeter and Dmitry Chudinov have seen Eubank Jr. in dynamic, hard-hitting form, and his narrow points defeat to world champion Billy Joe Saunders in November 2014, his sole career loss, has brought him on leaps and bounds. He is now, at 21-1 (16 KOs), coming into his prime and eager to get his hands on a British title which means so much to the Eubank family.
Two physical beasts of the middleweight division, the pairing of Blackwell and Eubank at The SSE Arena, highly-anticipated for many months now, is expected to produce both a ‘Fight of the Year’ contender and a future world champion. It promises to be something very special.
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE has been enjoying a luxury experience in Chechnya ahead of his WBA world heavyweight title fight against Ruslan Chagaev this Saturdaynight (March 5).
Browne has been given his own security team to guide him around and has been pleased to see his face on billboards at almost every turn.
“I’m being treated like a rock star over here. We are in five-star accommodation and everything is going perfectly. The whole city is caught up in pre-fight excitement,” Browne, 23-0 (20 KOs), said.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect coming here, but it is a beautiful city with wonderful people.
“I’m putting the finishing touches on my preparation now and I’m really looking forward to getting in there and making history.”
Australia has never had a world title holder in the heavyweight division and Lucas is keen to right his name into the history books with a blistering performance.
“The thought of me doing what no man has before really spurs me on,” he stated. “I can’t and I won’t let this opportunity pass me by.
“I’m in the best shape of my career and I’m ready to knock Chagaev out. He’s been a very good champion over the years, but it has to be my time now.”
The fourteenth edition of the Malta Karate Open
400 Participants from 22 countries.
Venue: ‘Cottonera Sports Complex’ in Cospicua, Malta
Czech Rep, Denmark, Egypt, England, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Russia, Wales, Belgium, Greece, Scotland, Ireland, United States, Algeria, Afghanistan, India and France.
By Reuben Azzopardi (PRO Gladiators Promotions)
On Saturday February 20th we had Gladiators Night XII where Team Malta won the majority of match with foreign athletes.
The main match was between Keith “the Speed” Azzopardi, Team Spartan, and Francesco Joao from Portugal in K1. In the first round Azzopardi entered with kicks while Francesco began to reduce the distance to diminish their effectiveness. In the second roundthe athletes maintained close combat and worked mostly with Boxing and with the knee. The third had the same rhythm, but the Maltese started putting in more Spinning Back Fists. “The Speed” won the match by points.
The Maltese athletes the won over the foreigners were (Team Spartan) Brandon “Bogon” Borg, Theon Camilleriand Shaun Falzon, (Team Noel) Christopher Rotin, Clayton Desira, (Malta Thai Boxing) Matthew Palcarz. In Boxing Kersten “the Bullet” Brown (Brown Boxing) and Jason Micallef (Team Noel) win by KO.
The only rematch was a Boxing match between Diane Schembri, TeamNoel, and Claire Ciantar, Lord’s Gym. Both athletes were at the same level where they kept pressing each other all the time though none took the upper hand. In the end the jury gave the match as a draw.
Other athletes that had a match with foreigners were: JesredPiscopo, Julian Mangion and Ryan Cachia.
This was the first time that the MaltaKickboxing Association (MKBA) and the Association of Boxing of Malta (MBA) worked together for this event. This led for more professionalism in the organization and safety for athletes.
For more information visit the Gladiators Night Facebook page or contacted to Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283, Isaac Chetcuti on 79098181.