Victory for Team Malta in Kickboxing
Written by Reuben Azzopardi
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:11
Early in the first week of November, local promoters presented the sixth edition of " Gladiators Night 6" this edition was an international fight night Malta vs. Netherlands
by Reuben Azzopardi
In Gladiators Night 6 Team Malta achieved four victories and a draw put of the five matches planned against the athletes from the Netherlands and thus winning the competition.
The Fight Card had supporting matches that were won by Enrico Manicaro (Fight Legion), Keith Micallef (Basement Club) and Christian Schembri (Wu Shu Ky).
Team Malta was made up of athletes from Ying Yang Team Noel and Art of Fighting clubs.
The first victory was from the youngest athlete Courtney Vella (Team Noel), of 11 years who faced an Kickboxer of 13 years. Dareen Doneo (Team Noel) got a draw with the judges’ decision. Brandon " Boġon " Borg (Art of Fighting) gave us the first KO of the night in the second round. Ruth Tanti (Team Noel) won by points in the only female match of the event.
Dione Galea (Art of Fighting) concluded the victory for Team Malta with a KO in the first round.The night closed with a professional match between Daniel "the Jet" Zahra and Adrian
Tomascu from Romania. In the first round Zahra started pressing with leg techniques and putting Tomascu to the ropes. In the second round the Romanian athlete tried to counterattack but it was another leg technique from Zahra that hit and opened the adversary’s right eyelid. With this the referee stopped the match and gave the victory by TKO to Zahra at the beginning of the second round.
In December Brandon Borġ and Daniel “the Jet” Zahra will take part in a K1 competition when facing Kickboxers from Northern Ireland. Borg will compete for the Amateur World Title and Zahra will face Gary Hamilton for the World Title in their respective categories. All the matches in the event are sanctioned under the World Kickboxing Network (WKN).