Suffolk Showndown 5 - 26th November 2016
Combat Kickboxing Academy hosted Suffolk Showdown 5 on November 26th, a night of Full Contact Kickboxing and Boxing attended by clubs from all over the country. Top quality bouts were watched by a packed audience. CKA had five of its own fighters on the show.
Kameron Price made his debut after training with CKA for only a short period of time. The 14yr old Thurston Community College student, took the fight to the more experienced fighter with great combos on the inside aswell as on the outside, catching his opponent many times with some great body shots. Even though Kameron received an illegal knee, he dug deep and outworked and outpowered his opponent to win with a unanimous decision.
Oliver Moffett took the fight to the much taller opponent, after winning the first round with ease, the 2nd round went to his opponent. Oliver stuck to the task which was the plan from day one. It was all down to the last round, which went to the opposite corner, as fitness was the key issue in this round, a fair result and a fine performance from Oliver.
Charlie Pearse had a boxing bout, as opposed to his usual kickboxing rules, due to an injury. Charlie took the fight straight to his opponent, and scoring with some straight right hands and some nice body shots, after the final round, was deservedly awarded a unanimous win.
Ben Gladwish had a rematch v Meiter Blumenfield from Romania. This time we changed the game plan and worked at range. Ben showed great skills in each round, working straight hands and strong cut kicks on the way out of the clinch. Ben was awarded a unanimous win at the end of the bout.
Leon Dunnett, CKA’s Head Coach Peter Dunnett’s own Son, fought for the Southern Area Title Bout. Leon had the disappointment of opponent’s pulling out leading up to the show, but had trained exceptionally hard and had lost 10kg for this title fight. On the night, his opponent was more than game and came out explosively from the first bell. Leon had to work on the inside and use his footwork and ringcraft to avoid being caught. Leon caught his opponent with a vicious straight right, and right cut kick to the face, that had his opponent on the canvas. After the referee gave his opponent an eight count, Leon went for the finish and after a serious amount of clean punches, head and body kicks the referee, along with the opponent’s corner, stopped the fight. After one minute 52 seconds of the first round, Leon became the new Light Heavyweight 82.5kg, Southern Area Champion under the International Combat Organisation. Leon will be looking at defending this title Summer 2017, if any clubs out there have contenders, please contact Head Coach Peter Dunnett.