Best kickboxers will fight for Honour II
Another big crowd is likely to pack into the Redden Fight Club for the next Muay Thai event, showcasing the best kickboxers from Wellington and New Zealand.
Honour II is the name of the event taking place on August 11.
Hosted by Alpha Muay Thai Kickboxing Club, promoter Kevin Dick says there will be 12 fights on the card.
Their last fight night, in March, saw people turned away from the door. ‘‘It was crazy, a sellout. ‘‘We had 500 people, the biggest crowd we’ve ever had here.
‘‘There was no trouble, there were families and kids along – we do things properly.’’
‘‘Every fighter has a following, they all have supporters in the crowd, so it makes for a fantastic atmosphere.
‘‘This sort of event is getting big again. It’s like what we used to have a few years ago on TV [like UFC] making it popular.’’
The night in March raised money for new gear, which will be used by the likes of Porirua kickboxer Ra Redden.
He will be fighting for the New Zealand WMC title against Aucklander Sam Hill, with Dick saying the bout is bound to be a cracker.
‘‘Ra’s on a roll, but this will be a step up for him. ‘‘This is the title he wants.’’ Ra’s brother Henare will also be in the ring, as will up-and-comer Michael Radford.
Doors open at 6pm. For tickets and information on corporate tables, contact Kevin Dick on 027 265 6434.
Local hopes: Henare Redden, Michael Radford and Ra Redden are among the Porirua hopes in the ring when the latest fight night takes place on August 11.