Amateur Fight – Muay Thai Classic XXIII Main Event
Dustin Robbins trains out of Crystal River, Florida under Stefan ButinBik and Malik Smith trains out of Chicago under Ricardo Perez. This was definitely the bloodiest fight of the night. Dustin’s nose was bleeding after the first round. Malick used amazing Muay Thai techniques to execute multiple strikes all over his opponent. Bloodied Dustin continued to press forward and challenge Malick but it wasn’t enough. Malick won the fight by decision and gain the WSDKA amateur lightweight title. This was a great final bout and brought the crowd to their feet throughout the whole amateur fight.
Amateur Fight – Muay Thai Classic XXIII Under card bouts
Aaron Estes trains under Master Mehrdad and Mohammed Fikry trains out Ali and UFS in St. Petersburg. Fikry had an extremely unorthodox style of fighting. It completely kept Aaron Estes off balance and he was able to land strikes from all different angles. Aaron Estes showed tremendous heart and landed some good punches, but Fikry fought an excellent fight and was able to withstand any offense his opponent threw at him. This bout went to decision which Fikry won unanimously.
Federico Dimante trains under Master Mehrdad and Juan Olmos trains under Gary Swanson out of Michigan. This fight was the quickest fight of the night after Juan Olmos landed a right straight to the jaw of Federico, which floored his opponent and in his attempt to stand up lost his balance and fell into the ropes. The referee had to stop the fight immediately. This was a one punch knockout.
In more fight news Curtis Boshears trains under Gary Swanson and travelled from Michigan for this fight. Antonio Alicea trains under Ali of UFS in St. Petersburg. Curtis landed a lot of knees to Antonio’s in the left thigh in the first round and going into the final two rounds it was evident those knee strikes left him hurt with the inability to access his normal fighting style. Antonio had to fight defensively and wound up losing a very hard fought decision
Desiree Samson trains under Master Mehrdad and Amy Smith from Chicago.
Desiree an amateur fighter from the opening bell stomped on the gas pedal and dished out an unrelenting offense that her opponent was not fit to handle. Desiree knocked her opponent down a couple times by both punches and a knee strike to her opponent which ultimately ended the fight as Amy Smith couldn’t get up from that strike. Desire won by KO. And gain the WSDKA amateur middle weight title.
Tyler Gershowitz trains under Master Mehrdad and Nathan Hile trains under Stefan ButinBik. Super fast paced fight. Both fighters taking big risks throughout the entire fight. Fight went to a split decision giving the win to Nathan Hile. This is one bout we would all like to see rematched. Great non-stop action.
Ron Cranker an amateur fighter out of XFC and Brandon Pressnell Real Cage Fighting
Ron came out with all the energy and was definitely pressing all the action. It turned into a blood and guts type fight as neither fighter would let down. The referee stopped the fight twice because of what seemed to be a shoulder injury on Brandon Pressnel; however, he shook the doctors off twice and continued to fight. Pressnel through his opponent to the ground in the 3rd round and Ron Cranker was just out of gas and couldn’t continue the fight giving Brandon a gutsy win by TKO. A
Ryan Jury trains out of USA Muay Thai with Stefan ButinBik and Joe Smith trains out of UFS with Ali Tareh’s Gym. Both of these fighter where first time stepping into the ring and they show their heart all the way, but at the end Joe Smith from UFS come out victory by desion.
David Hollister an amateur fighter out of Master Mehrdad’s Martial Arts and Jessy Cross out of
Real fast paced fight right off the bat. Dave was able to land big punches and hurt his opponent badly. Dave landed a huge upper cut that knocked his opponent down and then landed another strong upper cut that knocked his opponent out in less than one minute into the first round.
Avery an amateur fighter out of XFC with John Prisco and Andrew out of Team Toro Muay Thai train with Ricardo Perez Avery great boxing. Easily dictated the pace of first 2 rounds winning them both. However, his opponent came out and charged and pressed all the action in the 3rd round, but it was too little too late as a lot of damage had already been done and he would have needed a knockout to win it. Avery Mcphatter fought with a smile on his face the whole time on his way to a unanimous decision in his amateur fight.
Victor out of Ali Tareh’s Gym with UFS and Adam out of Real Cage Fighting school. This was Adam Hilaire’s first fight and you can tell Victor Kulykavaski came out of his corner with more comfort and confidence. Victor took round 1 but then in rounds 2 and 3 Adam came around and dominated each of those rounds and coming out with the win by unanimous decision in his amateur fight.