Best kick­box­ers will fight for Hon­our II

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

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.

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