King in the Ring

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King in the Ring
Sport Kickboxing
Founded 2011
Owner(s) Jason Suttie
Country New Zealand
Venue(s) ASB Stadium
Te Rauparaha Arena
YMCA Stadium Auckland City
Most recent
champion(s)
Carlos Hicks (1st title)
Most titles Israel Adesanya (3 Titles)
TV partner(s) Sky Sports
Promotion to Elite Thai Kickboxing Ltd
Official website King in the Ring

King in the Ring is a kickboxing tournament that is held in New Zealand. All the events were announced by Lt Dan Hennessey.

Tournament format[edit]

King in the Ring is a last man standing eight man tournament that is complete in one night. Seven boxing bouts will be contested in one night, each bout being scheduled for three rounds, each round being three minutes with a minute break in between rounds. If after three rounds a fight is declared a draw, an extra round may be required to determine the winner. Judges will not be encouraged to draw fights but will be accepted in the case of close contests. In the event of a draw after a fourth round, the winner will be decided in consultation with the Referee and fight Supervisor. If an injury occurs to a winning boxer that eliminates him from the competition, he is to be replaced by the most deserving or merit worthy losing boxer from the earlier competition or reserve fight winner as decided by the Supervisor. A random draw out of a hat will be conducted to determine which fighters contest each other in four quarter final matches. There is a maximum knockdown rule, where a boxer can not be knocked down more than 3 times in the night.[1]

History[edit]

King in the Ring 100 kg I[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 20 May 2011 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured two WKBF World title bouts, including Roger Earp vs Joe Concha & Bronwyn Wylie vs Tegan Papasergi. The undercard also featured Muay Thai NZ title bout with James Gordon vs Rod McSwain. The opening bout of the night was ONeil Wiperi vs Ricky Hita.[2]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Henry Taani (S.A.L.T) Win
Sasha Kunts (City Lee Gar)
Henry Taani (S.A.L.T)
Antz Nansen (ETK) Win
Antz Nansen (ETK) Win
Junior Ioane (Highlanders Gym)
Antz Nansen (ETK) Win
Josh Heta (ETK Northshore)
Josh Heta (ETK Northshore) Win
Papa Gabriel
Josh Heta (ETK Northshore) Win
Nato Laauli (Alpha Muay Thai)
Nato Laauli (Alpha Muay Thai) Win
Tafa Misipati (ETK)

King in the Ring 72 kg I[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 28 October 2011 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured a WKBF World Title Bout with Antz Nansen vs Eric Nosa. The undercard also featured Joey Baylon vs Chris Wells and Travis Green vs Ricky Hita.[3]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Brad Riddell (City Lee Gar) Win
Brendan Varty (Harleys Gym, Masterton)
Brad Riddell (City Lee Gar)
Edwin Samy (ETK) Win
Edwin Samy (ETK) Win
Sonny Sadler (Hardmans Gym)
Edwin Samy (ETK)
Joe Hopkins (City Lee Gar) Win
Joe Hopkins (City Lee Gar) Win
Dimitri Simoukov (ETK)
Joe Hopkins (City Lee Gar) Win
Girish Rae
Girish Rae Win
Taylor Holland

King in the Ring 62 kg I[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 19 May 2012 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Jake Crane vs Colin Chu, Michelle Preston vs Nikki Bigwood and Aaron Goddard vs Daniel Harris.[4]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Roger Earp (ETK) Win
Chris Wells (SMAC)
Roger Earp (ETK) Win
Ra Redden (Alpha Muay Thai)
Ra Redden (Alpha Muay Thai) Win
Ricki Campbell (Strikeforce)
Roger Earp (ETK)
Sone Vannathy (Arch Angel Thai Boxing) Win
Ben Sisam (Strikeforce) Win
Taylor Holland (Pathai)
Sone Vannathy (Arch Angel Thai Boxing) Win
Ben Sisam (Strikeforce)
Sone Vannathy (Arch Angel Thai Boxing) Win
Joey Baylon (ETK)

King in the Ring 100+ kg I[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 1 September 2012 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured William Robson De Oliveira vs Josh Marsters, Pane Haraki vs “Lightning” Mike Angove and Amateur Kickboxing WKBF NZ Title Fight James Eades vs Pati Afoa.[5]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Pauli Lakai KO
Thomas Peato 2nd Rnd
Pauli Lakai KO
Nato Laauli 2nd Rnd
Nato Laauli SD
Josh Wikiriwhi-Heta
Pauli Lakai KO
Tafa Misipati 1st Rnd
Mika Maliefulu UD
Hiriwa Te Rangi
Mike Maliefulu KO
Tafa Misipati 1st Rnd
Tafa Misipati PTS
Henry Taani

King in the Ring 86 kg I[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 13 April 2013 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Yousef Almesfer vs Andrew Watson, Mikaera Povey vs Zak Fatamaka, WMC Lightweight Title Ra Redden vs Joey Baylon, Brendan Varty vs Edwin Samy, Richie Hardcore vs Hayden Todd and Andrew Peck and Tafa Misipati.[6]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Jamie Eades (ETK Northshore) Win
Slava Alexeichik (City Lee Gar)
Jamie Eades (ETK Northshore)
Kyle Gallacher (Knee Assassins Guild) Win
Kyle Gallacher (Knee Assassins Guild) Win
Pati Afoa (ETK)
Kyle Gallacher (Knee Assassins Guild)
TY Williams (Alpha Muay Thai) Win
TY Williams (Alpha Muay Thai) Win
Joey Trevan (ETK)
TY Williams (Alpha Muay Thai) Win
Francis Vesetolu (SMAC)
Francis Vesetolu (SMAC) Win
Jan Antolik (City Lee Gar)

King in the Ring 100 kg II[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 9 November 2013 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Sanchai Aung vs Joey “The Filipino Kid” Baylon, Gaella “The Slayer” Nixon Baybee “Pitbull” Nansen, Benson Eves vs Wayne Hehea, Nikolas “The Greek” Charalampous vs Scott Taliauli, Edwin “Electric” Samy vs Mikaera “Shotgun” Povey, Tony Angelov vs Andrew Bannam and Pati “The Arsenal” Afoa vs Kyle “The Knee Assassin” Gallacher.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Pane “The Punisher” Haraki (Haraki Gym) SD
Tussi Asafo (Grizzly Thaiboxing)
Pane “The Punisher” Haraki (Haraki Gym)
Antz “Notorious” Nansen (ETK) UD
Antz “Notorious” Nansen (ETK) UD
Dan “The Man” Stirling (He Toa Muay Thai)
Antz “Notorious” Nansen (ETK) UD
Nato Laauli (Alpha Muay Thai)
Tafa “Thumper” Misipati (ETK) UD
Faisal “Diamond Flyer” Zakaria (Diamond Flyer Muay Thai)
Tafa “Thumper” Misipati (ETK)
Nato Laauli (Alpha Muay Thai) UD
Nato Laauli (Alpha Muay Thai) UD
Josh “Jaguar” Heta (ETK North Shore)

King in the Ring 62 kg II & 4 Women 55 kg[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 12 April 2014 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Mike Beavington vs David 'Sanchai' Aung, WKBF World Cruiserweight Title TY Williams vs Ben “Iron Fist” Johnson and Antz “Notorious” Nansen vs Nato Laauli.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Ra “Razor” Reddon UD
Joey “The Filipino Kid” Baylon
Ra “Razor” Reddon TKO
Jordan “Sniper” Syme 2nd Rnd
Jordan “Sniper” Syme UD
Ben “Brawla” Sisam
Ra “Razor” Reddon UD
Sone “Arch Angel” Vannathy
Sone “Arch Angel” Vannathy KO
Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells 1st Rnd
Sone “Arch Angel” Vannathy UD
Sefa “The Silent One” Fue
Sefa “The Silent One” Fue UD
Alexi “Phet” Serepisos
Semifinals Finals
      
1 Gentiane Lupi UD
4 Amy Vaughn
Gentiane Lupi KO
Rochelle Stroh 2nd Rnd
3 Rochelle Stroh UD
2 Roshelle McGee

King in the Ring 100+ kg II[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 20 June 2014 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Sam 'The Shank' Hill vs Sailmon Boonruam, WKBF & WMC Cruiserweight Title Pati Afoa vs Zane Hopman, Victor Mechkov vs Joe Hopkins and Sone Vannathy vs Cheyne Rees.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Benson Eves (City Kickboxing) UD
Robin Suttie (Elite That Kickboxing)
Benson Eves (City Kickboxing) SD
Felise Leniu (Fobfather MMA) 4 Rnds
Felise Leniu (Fobfather MMA) TKO
Leamy Tato (Tranzformus Gym) 2nd Rnd
Benson Eves (City Kickboxing) KO
Tafa Misipati (Elite Thai Kickboxing) 1st Rnd
Tafa Misipati (Elite Thai Kickboxing) UD
Avau Faafuata (Grizzly Thai Boxing)
Tafa Misipati (Elite Thai Kickboxing) KO
Rik Barclay (Strikeforce Canterbury) 3rd Rnd
Rik Barclay (Strikeforce Canterbury) MD
Nato Laauli (Alpha Muay Thai) 4 Rnds

King in the Ring 86 kg II[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 30 August 2014 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Bronwyn 'Braveheart' Wylie vs Gaela 'The Slayer' Nixon, Edwin 'Electric' Samy vs Johnny 'Ruthless' Rickard, Ra 'Razor' Redden vs Jordan 'Sniper' Syme, Antz 'Notorious' Nansen vs Alofa Solitua and Hammad 'The General' Alloush vs Tafa 'Thumper' Misipati.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Israel 'The Stylebender' Adesanaya (City Kickboxing) UD
Slava 'Scarface' Alexeichik
Israel 'The Stylebender' Adesanaya (City Kickboxing) KO
Pati 'The Arsenal' Afoa (ETK) 2nd Rnd
Pati 'The Arsenal' Afoa (ETK) SD
Zac 'Fearless' Fatamaka (Grizzly Thai Boxing)
Israel 'The Stylebender' Adesanaya (City Kickboxing) TKO
Jamie 'The Kyokushin Kid' Eades (ETK North) 3rd Rnd
Jamie 'The Kyokushin Kid' Eades (ETK North) MD
Zane 'Hybrid' Hopman (Fortitude Thai Boxing)
Jamie 'The Kyokushin Kid' Eades (ETK North) UD
T.Y. Williams (Alpha Thai Boxing)
T.Y. Williams (Alpha Thai Boxing) KO
Andrew 'Bulldog' Banham 1st Rnd

King in the Ring 72 kg III[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 8 November 2014 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Joey 'The Filipino Kid' Baylon vs Terry 'Turbo' Kounsavat, Mike 'Farmer' Fotheringhame vs Josh 'Method Man' Marsters, Sam 'the Shank' Hill vs Nathan 'Nasty Boy' Robson, Pati 'Arsenal' Afoa vs Simon 'Mayhem' Maait and Dan 'The Pain' Roberts vs Paulo 'The Barbarian' Lakai.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Harley 'Lethal' Love (City Lee Gar) SD
Jake 'The Snake' Crane (Helensville Thai Boxing)
Harley 'Lethal' Love (City Lee Gar) KO
Blood Diamond (City Kickboxing) 1st Rnd
Blood Diamond (City Kickboxing) TKO
Carlos 'The Flying Fijian' Hicks (House of Pain) 1st RD
Blood Diamond (City Kickboxing) UD
Edwin 'Electric' Samy (ETK)
Edwin 'Electric' Samy (ETK) UD
Brook 'on the Button' Sutton (Diamond Muay Thai)
Edwin 'Electric' Samy (ETK) SD
Brook 'VC' Haami (MTI Wellington) 4 rnds
Brook 'VC' Haami (MTI Wellington) UD
Chris 'Cobra' Eades (Elite Thai Kickboxing Northshore)

King in the Ring 86 kg III[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 11 April 2015 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Chris 'Cobra' Eades vs Jordan 'Sniper' Syme, Nato 'Hard Knocks' Laauli vs Pane 'The Punisher' Haraki, Sone 'Arch Angel' Vannathy vs Pumipi 'Ceazer' Ngaronoa and Blood Diamond vs 'Dirty' Sanchez.[7]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Zane 'Hybrid' Hopman (Fortitude Thai Boxing) UD
Kurt Pegoraro (Corporate Boxing Gym)
Zane 'Hybrid' Hopman (Fortitude Thai Boxing)
Simon 'Mayhem' Maait (Bulldog Gym)UD
Simon 'Mayhem' Maait (Bulldog Gym) UD
Zak 'Fearless' Fatamaka (Grizzly Thai Boxing)
Pati 'The Arsenal' Afoa (ETK)† KO
Israel 'The Style Bender' Adesanya (City Kickboxing)' 1st Rnd
Israel 'The Style Bender' Adesanya (City Kickboxing) UD
Kim Loudon (Extreme Gym)
Israel 'The Style Bender' Adesanya (City Kickboxing)' TKO
Mark Timms (Bulldog Gym, Manly) 2nd RND
Mark Timms (Bulldog Gym, Manly) PTS
Pati 'The Arsenal' Afoa (ETK)† 4th Rnd

† Both semi-finalists from Maait vs Hopman were injured in their bout. Due to this, both were not able to continue into the final. Pati Afoa was the only kickboxer willing to go into the finals, despite losing in the first round of the tournament.

King in the Ring 62 kg III[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 19 June 2015 at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, New Zealand. The undercard featured Kieran Garcia vs Gerard Roach, Zane 'Hybrid' Hopman vs Pati 'The Arsenal' Afoa, Gentiane 'AAA' Lupi vs Natalia 'The Hun' Teller, Nick Taylor vs Sean 'Ruthless' Redgrave and Nato 'Hard Knocks' Laauli vs Thomas 'The Island Tank' Peato.[8]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Alexi 'Phet' Serepisos (Jai Thai Boxing) SD
Sone 'The Archangel' Vannathy (Arch Angel Thai Boxing)
Alexi 'Phet' Serepisos (Jai Thai Boxing) SD
Kayne 'Insane' Conlan (Strikeforce) 4 Rnds
Kayne 'Insane' Conlan (Strikeforce) UD
Pumipi 'Ceazar' Ngaronoa (Dannevirke Thai Boxing)
Alexi 'Phet' Serepisos (Jai Thai Boxing) MD
Joey 'The Filipino Kid' Baylon (Elite Thai Boxing)
Chris 'Butcher Boy' Wells (SMAC) TKO
Ra 'Razor' Redden (SMAC) 2nd RND
Chris 'Butcher Boy' Wells (SMAC)
Joey 'The Filipino Kid' Baylon (Elite Thai Boxing)
Joey 'The Filipino Kid' Baylon (Elite Thai Boxing) MD
Nic 'Icecream' Aratema

King in the Ring 100+ kg III[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 29 August 2015 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Tom Williams vs Socrates Fernandes, Cody Scott vs Roman Nia, Alexi Serepisos vs Albert Xavier and Brad Riddell vs Michael Badato.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Faisal Zakaria (Diamond Flyer Fight & Fitness) UD
Jordan Maroroa (S.A.L.T)
Faisal Zakaria (Diamond Flyer Fight & Fitness) KO
Paulo Lakai (ETK) 1st RND
Paulo Lakai (ETK) KO
Andrew Kyburz (Strikeforce Canterbury) 1st RND
Paulo Lakai (ETK) KO
Felise Leniu (MMA Pound) 2nd RND
Felise Leniu (MMA Pound) UD
Tareq Alawneh (City Kickboxing)
Felise Leniu (MMA Pound) KO
Alex Ofanoa-Siulua (Wild Stables) 3rd RND
Alex Ofanoa-Siulua (Wild Stables) SD
Tafa Misipati (ETK) 4th Rnd

King in the Ring 100 kg II[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 31 October 2015 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Victor Mechkov vs Carlos Hicks, Richard Simpson vs Pati Afoa, Michelle Preston vs Kristan Armstrong, Joey Baylon vs Dayne Williams and Slav Alexeichik vs Matt Saville.[9]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Jamie Eades (ETK North) TKO
Joel Masters (Ultimate Kickboxing) 2nd RND
Jamie Eades (ETK North) UD
Hamad Alloush (Team Ezza)
Hamad Alloush (Team Ezza) MD
Nato Laauli (ETK HQ)
Jamie Eades (ETK North) UD
Israel Adesanya (City Kickboxing)
Dan Roberts (Bulldog Gym) UD
Wayne Hehea (Wild Stables)
Dan Roberts (Bulldog Gym) KO
Israel Adesanya (City Kickboxing) 1st RND
Israel Adesanya (City Kickboxing) TKO
Nase Foai (Giorgi's Gym) 2nd Rnd

King in the Ring 75 kg I[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 15 April 2016 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Jeremiah Fatialofa vs Fou Ah-Lam, Junior Coleman vs Tae Park, Mario Williams vs Doug Higgins and Slav Alexeichik vs Jamie Eades.[10]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Blood Diamond (CKB) TKO
David Watts (Toa Fighting Systems) 2nd RND
Blood Diamond (CKB) MD
Victor Mechkov (ETK HQ)
Victor Mechkov (ETK HQ) UD
Mikaera Povey (Helensville Thai Boxing)
Victor Mechkov (ETK HQ) SD
Hayden Todd (Strikeforce)
Chris Eades (ETK Northshore) UD
Terrrence Montgomery (Wild Stables)
Chris Eades (ETK Northshore)
Hayden Todd (Strikeforce) UD
Hayden Todd (Strikeforce) UD
Rua Druce (MTI Wellington)

King in the Ring 62 kg IV[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 27 June 2016 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Paulo ‘Barbarian’ Lakai vs Ata ‘Smiling Assassin’ Fakalelu, Michelle ‘Pressure’ Preston vs Kim Townsend, WKBF Middleweight World Title Victor Mechkov vs Nick Ariel and Dayne Williams vs Nic ‘Ice Cream’ Aratema.[11]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Joey ‘The Filipino Kid’ Baylon UD
David ‘Sanchai’ Aung 4 rnds
Joey ‘The Filipino Kid’ Baylon TKO
Dayne Williams† 2nd RND
Alexi ‘Phet’ SerepisosUD
Nikora Lee-Kingi
Joey ‘The Filipino Kid’ Baylon UD
Sone ‘Arch Angel’ Vannathy
Sone ‘Arch Ange’ Vannathy UD
Kayne ‘Insane’ Conlan
Sone ‘Arch Angel’ Vannathy UD
Sam ‘The Shank’ Hill
Sam ‘The Shank’ Hill KO
Chris ‘Butcher Boy’ Wells 3rd RND

† Despite winning the first round, Alexi ‘Phet’ Serepisos could not continue to the semi-finals due to a concussion. Dayne Williams who fought early that night on the undercard, took Serepisos's place in the semi-finals.

King in the Ring 92 kg I[edit]

These Tournaments were competed on 18 November 2016 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Sigi Pesaleli vs Taylor Matthews, Hayden 'Tat North' Todd vs Victor 'Slick Vic' Mechkov, Beau 'Ruthless' Rawiri vs Eugene 'Evil Genius' Bareman, Chris 'Cobra' Eades vs Blood Diamond and Lightweight World Title Super Fight WKBF Joey 'Filipino' Kid vs Ben Thompson.[12]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Davor Matarugic (CKB) TKO
Geordie 'Gorilla' Bateman (Multi Martial Arts) 2nd RND
Davor Matarugic (CKB) TKO
Jamie 'Kyokushin Kid' Eades (ETK Northshore) 2nd RND
Jamie 'Kyokushin Kid' Eades (ETK Northshore) TKO
Ziggy Croft (City Lee Gar) 2nd RND
Davor Matarugic (CKB)
Fou 'Fabulous' Ah-Lam (ETK)
Tussi 'Niuean Assassin' Asafo (Grizzly Thai Boxing) TKO
Ash Solly (CKB) 2nd RND
Ash Solly (CKB) UD
Fou 'Fabulous' Ah-Lam (ETK)
Fou 'Fabulous' Ah-Lam (ETK) UD
Jordan 'Le Sifi' Maroroa

The Force[edit]

King in the Ring promoted their first The Force series. These Tournaments were competed on 7 April 2017 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Davor Matarugic vs Milos Rastovic, Terrence Montgomery vs Tyrene White and Taalili Wilson vs Jarrod Thompson. The event was commissioned by NZPBA (boxing) and NZMMAF (MMA).

Boxing[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Edwin Samy TKO
4 Jordan Tai 3rd RND
Jordan Tai UD
Mose Auimatagi Jnr
3 Mose Auimatagi Jnr UD
2 Ivana Siau

Kickboxing[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Ian Charlton UD
4 David Aung
Ian Charlton TKO
Alexi Serepisos 3rd RND
3 Sonny Vannathy UD
2 Alexi Serepisos

MMA[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Cameron Tukua SD
4 Sigi Pesaleli
Sigi Pesaleli TKO
Henri Burns 1st RND
3 Henri Burns TKO
2 Tafa Mispati 1st RND

King in the Ring 100 kg III[edit]

The Tournament will be competed on 30 June 2017 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Moe Hussain vs Fou Ah-Lam, King Assop vs Greg Lemanu and Billy Walker vs Alex Redhead.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Ata Fakalelu UD
Jordan Maroroa
Ata Fakalelu MD
Carlos Ulberg
Carlos Ulberg KO 2nd
Tafa Misipati 1:52
Carlos Ulberg TKO 2nd
Nato Laauli 0:41
Daniel Tai UD
Sigi Pesaleli
Daniel Tai TKO 2nd
Nato Laauli 0:49
Dan Kidwell TKO 1st
Nato Laauli 2:57

King in the Ring 68 kg I[edit]

The Tournament will be competed on 15 September 2017 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Zoph Bell vs Andre MacDonald, Ben Te Tai vs Ben Petersen and WKBF New Zealand Heavyweight Title bout Taylor Matthews vs Fou Ah-Lam.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Ra Redden UD
Nic Aratema
Ra Redden TKO
Josh Marsters
Josh Marsters TKO
Zacc Forbes-Smith 1st
Josh Marsters UD
Sam Hill
Sam Hill TKO
Shem Murdoch 3rd
Sam Hill TKO
Kayne Conlan
Kayne Conlan UD
Nick Taylor

King in the Ring 86 kg IV[edit]

The Tournament was competed on 17 November 2017 at ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Rasy Soth vs Ethan Sudasarna, Pong Chau vs Andre McDonald and vacant WBC Muay Thai World Super Flyweight Title bout Fani Peloumpi vs Michelle Preston.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Mose Afoa UD
Zane Hopman
Zane Hopman SD
Slava Alexeichik
Geordie Bateman TKO
Slava Alexeichik 1:35
Slava Alexeichik KO
Ash Solly 1:07
Ramegus Te Wake UD
Sigi Pesaleli
Ramegus Te Wake TKO
Ash Solly 2:19
Ash Solly MD
Edwin Samy

† Despite winning the first round, Sigi Pesaleli could not continue to the semi-finals due to injury. Ramegus Te Wake who fought against Pesaleli, took his place in the semi-finals.

King in the Ring 100+ kg IV[edit]

The Tournament was on 23 March 2018 at YMCA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. The undercard featured Grant Heka vs Fou 'Fabulous' Ah-Lam, Hone Hepi vs Aaron Rei and Joey Parsons vs Luke Hiki.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Riki Barclay TKO
Nato Laauli 2nd
Nato Laauli TKO
Jarrod Thompson 2nd
Jarrod Thompson
Wayne Hehea
Nato Laauli KO
David Tuitupou 2nd
Moe Hussain
Ata Fakalelu
Ata Fakalelu
David Tuitupou
James Pascoe
David Tuitupou

King in the Ring 75 kg II[edit]

The Tournament was on 8 June 2018 at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, New Zealand. The undercard featured Zen Neethling vs Dan Robertson, Aaron Cole vs Jon Anderson, Ty Williams vs Tony Angelov and Pettawee Sor Kittachai vs Dominic Reed.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Joey Parsons
David Watts
David Watts
Carlos Hicks
Josh Marsters TKO
Carlos Hicks
Carlos Hicks
Blood Diamond
Mike Kapi
Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond
Victor Mechkov
Rehua Smallman
Victor Mechkov

Rules[edit]

Permitted techniques[edit]

  • All western style boxing techniques
  • Spinning backfists
  • All eastern and western kickboxing techniques with use of foot and knee
  • Kicking inside outside leg kicks
  • Grabbing neck with two hands and throwing only one knee to body or head is allowed. Fighter can continue to knee with one hand only
  • When fighter attempts to throw body kick, opponent can counter by grabbing leg, and may strike only once while holding leg
  • Flying knees to the head and body

Forbidden techniques[edit]

  • Hammer punch
  • Hitting with inside of glove
  • Punching or striking to opponent's groin
  • Punching opponent’s kidneys and neck
  • Elbows to head and body
  • Kicking or punching opponent's back
  • Kicking and punching while on floor
  • Speaking during fight
  • Biting/holding opponent's arm
  • Headbutting or throwing the opponent
  • Strikes to joints or spine
  • Kicking and punching after referee has instructed the contestant to stop round

References[edit]

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