Tyrone Spong

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Tyrone Spong
Born Tyrone Clinton Spong
(1985-09-03) September 3, 1985 (age 32)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Other names King of the Ring
Nationality Surinamese
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 106 kg (234 lb; 16 st 10 lb)
Division Super Heavyweight
Light heavyweight
Reach 74.5 in (189 cm)
Style Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Team Team Mr. Perfect
Fighting Factory Carbin
Mundo Boxing
Trainer Ernesto Hoost
Lucien Carbin
Henri Hooft
Years active 2001 - 2014 (Kickboxing)
2012 - 2013 (MMA)
2015 - present (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
Total 11
Wins 11
By knockout 11
Losses 0
Kickboxing record
Total 83
Wins 74
By knockout 46
Losses 7
By knockout 4
Draws 1
No contests 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 2
Wins 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Losses 0
Other information
Website http://www.tyrone-spong.nl
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: April 12, 2014

Tyrone Clinton Spong (born September 3, 1985) is a Surinamese professional boxer and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the former WFCA Cruiserweight champion, former Glory 95kg Slam Champion and It's Showtime 95MAX World champion. Spong fights out of the Fighting Factory Carbin in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Early life[edit]

Tyrone Spong was born in Suriname. In 1990 at the age of 5, he moved to the Netherlands with his family. Growing up in the Bijlmermeer, he was often involved in street fighting and began training in kickboxing at thirteen when he found a gym by coincidence. After getting his "ass whooped" in his first day of training, he was motivated to improve. He had his first match at fifteen and won by first-round knockout.[1] Some of his early sparring partners included Alistair and Valentijn Overeem, and Gilbert Yvel.[2]

Kickboxing career[edit]

In 2003, his first year as a pro, he made his mark winning 12 fights that year. In 2004, he fought against Rafi Zouheir at the Battle of Zaandam and won his first European Muay Thai Title (World Kickboxing Network). In 2004 Spong also visited Japan to compete in Shootboxing where he lost to Ryuji Goto. Goto suplexed him in the final seconds of the fight to earn a well-received unanimous decision. His next fight in April 2005, was against Belgian Mohammed Ouali for another European Title (WPKL). Spong won the fight by unanimous decision.

In December, 2005 at the A-1 Combat Cup in Duisburg, after three consecutive KO's in one night, Tyrone Spong won his first tournament Championship.

In 2006, Spong had two his biggest victories of his young career, KO wins over Muay Thai veteran Joerie Mes and two weeks later knocking out K-1 superstar Kaoklai Kaennorsing from Thailand in a first round.

On March 28, 2009, Spong participated in the first ever K-1 Heavyweight (-100 kg) Title tournament, held in Yokohama, Japan. He was beaten by Gokhan Saki in semifinals by right hook KO of the extra round.[3]

Spong finally met rival Nathan Corbett at Champions of Champions II in what was widely considered a battle between the two best Muay Thai fighters in the world at their weight class for the W.M.C. world title -93 kg. The fight was a close affair with Spong knocking Corbett down on the second round only for it to end with a controversial decision. In the third round Corbett managed to knock Spong out with a huge right hook causing the referee to stop the fight. However, due to the referee's misleading hand signals, Corbett rushed back in to knock Spong down once more, not sure that the fight had been stopped. After considerable confusion the fight was declared a no contest instead of a Corbett KO win.

After defeating the Worlds heavyweight champion, Kyotaro he fought Jerome Le Banner in April 2010. Similar to the Nathan Corbett fight Spong broke his right hand in the first round and was knocked down. Despite coming back strongly he lost by decision. At the end of the year he qualified for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final, defeating veteran Ray Sefo in an elimination match, only to lose to eventual winner Alistair Overeem at the quarter final stage in what was a more competitive fight than most initial thought - as Overeem was much the bigger fighter. At the start of 2011, Spong had to vacate the It's Showtime 95MAX world title due to a number of issues such as not having had a title defense in the allocated two years and his management stating that he had moved up in weight to fight as a heavyweight.[4]

He faced Remy Bonjasky at Glory 5: London in London, England on March 23, 2013.[5][6][7][8] Spong won via one-punch KO with a right hook in the second round.[9][10][11]

Spong returned to 95 kg to fight in the Glory 9: New York - 2013 95kg Slam in New York City, New York, United States on June 22, 2013.[12][13] He had a scare in the quarter-finals when he was dropped by Michael Duut immediately as their bout started, although it was not counted by the referee. Just moments after returning to his feet, he landed a crushing right hand on Duut, sending him crashing to the canvas and ensuring his passage to the semis against Filip Verlinden.[14] It was a technical battle this time, with Spong outpointing the Belgian and taking a unanimous decision. A match with Danyo Ilunga awaited him in the final but it ended in a controversial and anticlimactic fashion. As the fight began, both fighters met in the center of the ring and Spong unloaded a flurry of punches. As Ilunga covered up and prepared to counter, referee Mufadel Elghazaoui jumped in and stopped the fight, giving Spong the TKO win at just sixteen seconds of the first round.[15][16][17] Although, it was later revealed that there was a "no standing eight count" rule in effect at the event as per the New York State Athletic Commission's regulations, the stoppage was still deemed premature by much of the kickboxing community.[18][19]

He twice dropped Nathan Corbett with left hooks, winning by second-round TKO in their long-awaited rematch at Glory 11: Chicago - Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States on October 12, 2013.[20][21][22][23][24]

Competing for the inaugural Glory Light Heavyweight Championship, he fought in the Glory 15: Istanbul - Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey on April 12, 2014. After defeating Saulo Cavalari via unanimous decision in the semi-finls, he then faced Gökhan Saki in a highly anticipated rematch in the final. Midway through the opening round, Spong threw a kick to Saki's left leg. Saki checked the kick, causing Spong's lower right leg to fracture immediately and end the fight via TKO.[25][26][27]

Spong underwent surgery to repair his broken leg and should return to training in October 2014.[28] On 14 April 2016 he stated that he has retired from kickboxing and looking forward to new challenges.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

Spong made his highly anticipated MMA debut against Travis Bartlett at World Series of Fighting 1 on November 3, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada in the light heavyweight (205 lb) division. For his MMA debut he trained with the Blackzilians for over a year with such fighters as K-1 World Grand Prix winner and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem and former UFC light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.[29] Spong knocked out Bartlett at 3:15 of the first round with a straight right.

Spong faced Angel DeAnda at World Series of Fighting 4 on August 10, 2013, in the main event.[30] Spong won via unanimous decision.

Spong was scheduled to face Jake Heun on December 18, 2015 at World Series of Fighting 26,[31] but pulled out with an injury.[32]


Spong defeated Juan Carlos Salas by KO in Round 1 at Brave Warriors in Action PPV event on May 27, 2017 in Mexico.[33] On October 7, 2017, Spong won the WBC Latino Heavyweight Championship.




Personal life[edit]

Spong has four children.[36] He is an avid lover of animals, as is evidenced by the majority of his tattoos. He is the owner of several pit bull terriers, which he bred himself.[37] Spong has trained in the United States with Floyd Mayweather, Sr.[38] He is friends with mixed martial artists Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem, Muhammed Lawal and Rodney Glunder. He has helped all of them prepare for some of their fights.[39] Spong trains his physical conditioning at the ReAT Sports athletic performance facility in Amsterdam, under the Strength & Conditioning specialist Rayen Bindraban.[40] He has also been decorated with the Honorary Order of the Yellow Star the highest order of Suriname by President Dési Bouterse.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
11 fights 11 wins 0 losses
By knockout 11 0
By decision 0 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Carlos Nascimento KO 5 (10), 1.53 24 Feb 2018 Mexico Domo Unidad Deportiva del F.U.T.V., Merida, Yucatán, Mexico Retained WBC Latino heavyweight title.
Won WBO Latino heavyweight title.
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Sergio Ramirez KO 1 (8) 07 Oct 2017 Mexico Domo Unidad Deportiva del F.U.T.V., Merida, Yucatán, Mexico Won WBC Latino heavyweight title.
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Salas KO 1 (6), 1:44 27 May 2017 Mexico Polyforum Zam Ná, Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
8 Win 8–0 Dominican Republic Jose Felix TKO 1 (8), 1:34 18 Apr 2017 Dominican Republic Casa de los Clubes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
7 Win 7–0 Dominican Republic Carlos Rodriguez TKO 1 (8), 1:06 31 Mar 2017 Dominican Republic Coliseo Pepe Mayen, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Hugo Leon KO 3 (6), 0:36 04 Sep 2016 Mexico Club Deportivo Ferrocarrilero, Aguascalientes City, Aguascalientes, Mexico
5 Win 5–0 United States Tracey Johnson TKO 2 (6), 1:41 06 Aug 2016 United States Doubletree Miamimart Hotel, Miami, Florida, United States
4 Win 4–0 United States Lucas Queen KO 1 (4), 1:04 01 Apr 2016 United States War Memorial Auditorium , Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
3 Win 3–0 Georgia (country) David Gogishvili TKO 2 (4), 1:05 05 Mar 2016 Russia Colosseum Sport Hall, Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
2 Win 2–0 Germany Emre Altintas TKO 1 (4), 1:54 21 Mar 2015 Germany Unihalle Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Hungary Gabor Farkas KO 1 (4), 1:14 6 Mar 2015 Germany Bruno Gehrke Halle , Spandau, Berlin, Germany

Kickboxing record[edit]

74 Wins (47 (T)KO's, 27 decisions), 7 Losses (4 (T)KO's, 3 decisions), 1 Draw, 1 No Contest
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2014-04-12 Loss Netherlands Gökhan Saki Glory 15: Istanbul - Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament, Final Istanbul, Turkey TKO (leg fracture) 1 1:37
For the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship and the Glory Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament.
2014-04-12 Win Brazil Saulo Cavalari Glory 15: Istanbul - Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament, Semi Finals Istanbul, Turkey Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2013-10-12 Win Australia Nathan Corbett Glory 11: Chicago Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA TKO (left hook) 2 1:10
2013-06-22 Win Democratic Republic of the Congo Danyo Ilunga Glory 9: New York - 95 kg Slam Tournament, Finals New York City, New York, USA TKO (punches) 1 0:16
Wins the Glory 95kg Slam Tournament.
2013-06-22 Win Belgium Filip Verlinden Glory 9: New York - 95 kg Slam Tournament, Semi Finals New York City, New York, USA Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2013-06-22 Win Netherlands Michael Duut Glory 9: New York - 95 kg Slam Tournament, Quarter Finals New York City, New York, USA KO (right hook) 1 0:31
2013-03-23 Win Netherlands Remy Bonjasky Glory 5: London London, England KO (right hook) 2 2:02
2012-06-30 Win Netherlands Peter Aerts Music Hall & BFN Group present: It's Showtime 57 & 58 Brussels, Belgium KO (punch) 3 2:10
2012-01-28 Win Netherlands Melvin Manhoef It's Showtime 2012 in Leeuwarden Amsterdam, Netherlands Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2011-06-18 Win Spain Loren Javier Jorge It's Showtime Madrid 2011 Madrid, Spain Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2011-05-14 Win Croatia Igor Mihaljevic It's Showtime 2011 Lyon Lyon, France KO (left knee) 1 2:01
2010-12-11 Loss Netherlands Alistair Overeem K-1 World GP 2010 Final, Quarter Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2010-10-02 Win New Zealand Ray Sefo K-1 World GP 2010 Seoul Final 16 Seoul, Republic of Korea Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Qualifies for K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final.
2010-04-03 Loss France Jerome Le Banner K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2009-12-05 Win Japan Keijiro Maeda K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final Yokohama, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2009-06-27 NC Australia Nathan Corbett Champions of Champions II Montego Bay, Jamaica No contest 3 0:55
2009-05-16 Win Hungary Attila Karacs It's Showtime 2009 Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands Decision (split) 3 3:00
2009-03-28 Loss Netherlands Gökhan Saki K-1 World GP 2009 in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan KO (right hook) 4 1:58
2009-01-24 Win Morocco Samir Benazzouz Beast of the East Zutphen, Netherlands TKO (corner stoppage) 3 2:23
2008-11-29 Win Azerbaijan Zabit Samedov It's Showtime 2008 Eindhoven Eindhoven, Netherlands Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins It's Showtime 95MAX World title.
2008-10-05 Win England Gary Turner K.O. Events "Tough Is Not Enough" Rotterdam, Netherlands TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 1:05
2008-04-26 Win Albania Azem Maksutaj K-1 World GP 2008 in Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands KO (knee strike) 2 0:45
2008-03-15 Win Czech Republic Ondrej Hutnik It's Showtime 75MAX Trophy 2008, World Title Fight 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands KO (Left liver punch) 2 2:32
Retains title of (W.F.C.A.) World Thaiboxing Cruiserweight championship.(1)
2008-02-09 Win Greece Nikos Sokolis KO World Series 2008 in Auckland Auckland, New Zealand KO (left liver punch) 1 2:25
Wins KO World Series 2008 in Auckland Cruiserweight world title.
2008-02-09 Win Australia Chad Walker KO World Series 2008 in Auckland Auckland, New Zealand KO (overhand right) 1 1:08
2008-01-26 Win France Aurelien Duarte Beast of the East Zutphen, Netherlands Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Wins vacant title of (W.F.C.A.) World Thaiboxing Cruiserweight (-86.18kg) title.
2007-12-24 Win Denmark Rasmus Zoeylner Return of the King 2 Paramaribo, Suriname KO (strikes) 2 N/A
2007-10-27 Win Croatia Emil Zoraj One Night in Bangkok Antwerp, Belgium TKO (doctor stoppage) 4 1:02
2007-08-26 Win Germany Human Nikmaslak Return of the King 1 Paramaribo, Suriname KO (knee strike) 1 2:31
2007-06-02 Win Belarus Dmitry Shakuta Gentleman Fight Night IV Tilburg, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
2007-05-06 Win Thailand Yodchai Wor Petchpun SLAMM "Nederland vs Thailand III" Haarlem, Netherlands TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:38
Wins the vacant title of SLAMM World 79kg title.
2007-03-25 Loss Egypt Amir Zeyada Rings Gala, Vechtsenbanen Utrecht, Netherlands TKO (referee stoppage/punches) 3 1:49
2006-11-12 Win Netherlands Joerie Mes Pride & Honor Ahoy 2006 Rotterdam, Netherlands TKO (knee) 5 1:12
2006-10-01 Win Thailand Kaoklai Kaennorsing SLAMM "Nederland vs Thailand II" Almere, Netherlands KO (right punch) 1 1:55
2006-06-18 Win Netherlands Sem Braan 2H2H The Road To Tokyo Amsterdam, Netherlands KO (left hook) 3 1:40
2006-06-03 Win Netherlands Henry Akdeniz Gentleman Fight Night 3 Tilburg, Netherlands TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 3:00
2006-05-06 Win France Farid M'Laika Gala de Kickboxing Geneva, Switzerland Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00
2006-04-29 Win South Korea Cho In Jun MARS World Fighting GP Seoul, Korea KO (strikes) 1 2:07
2005-12-03 Win Turkey Senol Kiziltas A-1 Combat League Duisburg, Germany TKO (knee) 2 N/A
Wins A-1 Combat League World title.
2005-12-03 Win Turkey Senol Cetin A-1 Combat League Duisburg, Germany TKO (corner stoppage) 1 N/A
2005-12-03 Win Ukraine Rene Litchko A-1 Combat League Duisburg, Germany KO (right hook) 1 0:45
2005-10-09 Win Netherlands Vincent Vielvoye Rotterdam Rumble Rotterdam, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
2005-05-08 Win Morocco Youness El Mhassani Muay Thai Gala Amsterdam, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
2005-04-09 Win Morocco Mohammed Ouali Muay Thai Champions League XIV Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
Wins title of W.P.K.L. European Middleweight(-72.5kg) championship.
2004-12-23 Win Curaçao Renato Hasset The Night of Legend Paramaribo, Suriname KO (strikes) 4 N/A
2004-11-14 Win United Kingdom Richard Weston Muay Thai/Mixed Fight Gala, Sporthal Stedenwijk Almere, Netherlands KO (strikes) 1 N/A
2004-10-17 Win Spain Rafi Zoufeir Battle in Zaandam II Zaandam, Netherlands TKO (low kicks) 3 N/A
Wins title of W.K.N. Thaiboxing European Middleweight (-76.2kg) championship.
2004-04-18 Loss Japan Ryuji Goto Shoot boxing: Infinity-S Vol.2 Tokyo, Japan Decision 3 3:00
2004-03-21 Win Morocco Hamid El Caid Profighters Gala in Almere Almere, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
2004-02-22 Win Netherlands William Diender 2H2H Rotterdam, Netherlands Decision (majority) 5 3:00
2003-11-12 Draw Morocco Youness El Mhassani Veni, Vidi, Vici II Veenendaal, Netherlands Draw 5 3:00
2003-11-02 Win Spain Xavier Gatez Immortality Amsterdam, Netherlands KO (strikes) 2 N/A
2003-10-13 Win Netherlands Rocky Grandjean 2H2H in Ahoy Netherlands TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 N/A
2003-07-04 Win Suriname Gregory Costina Baas Sports Willemstad, Curaçao TKO (low kicks) 4 N/A
2003-05-18 Win Netherlands Melvin Rozenblad Killerdome III Amsterdam, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
Makes His A-class debut.
2003-04-19 Win Netherlands Henry Akendiz Beast of The East Zutphen, Netherlands TKO (corner stoppage) 1 3:00
2003-04-13 Win Belgium Jan van Denderen East Side III Gorinchem, Netherlands Decision 5 2:00
2003-02-02 Win Netherlands Harry Lodewijks Killerdome II Amsterdam, Netherlands KO (strikes) 1 N/A
2003-01-11 Win Morocco Tarik Slimani Dudok Arena Hilversum, Netherlands N/A N/A N/A
2002-10-27 Win Netherlands Ray Staring Beast of The East Arnhem, Netherlands Decision 5 2:00
2002-05-19 Loss Egypt Amir Zeyada Itai-Te Promotions, Thaiboksgala Predators III Amsterdam, Netherlands KO (slam) 4 0:47
2002-03-08 Win Netherlands Dave van der Ploeg Beast of The East Zutphen, Netherlands Decision 5 2:00
2002-03-03 Win Germany Olli Koch Loasana Promotions, The Palace Groningen, Netherlands KO (strikes) 1 N/A
2001-09-22 Win Netherlands Werner Stoel Champions Gym Gala in Hanenhof Geleen, Netherlands Decision 5 2:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–0 Angel DeAnda Decision (unanimous) WSOF 4 August 10, 2013 3 5:00 Ontario, California, United States
Win 1–0 Travis Bartlett KO (punch) WSOF 1 November 3, 2012 1 3:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tyrone Spong Plans to Add Pro Boxing to His Combat Sports Schedule". Sherdog. 
  2. ^ "Tyrone Spong: Gilbert Yvel Could Have Been One of the Best Ever". Sherdog. 
  3. ^ Dipietro, Monty. "Maeda Takes K-1 Heavyweight Belt; Bonjasky Beats Overeem". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
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  5. ^ Dave Walsh. "Tyrone Spong vs. Remy Bonjasky on Feb. 16th in London". liverkick.com. 
  6. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 5 London: Tyrone Spong vs. Remy Bonjasky Announced For Feb. 16". liverkick.com. 
  7. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 5 London: Bonjasky vs. Spong Event Pushed Back Until March". liverkick.com. 
  8. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 5 London Finalized Fight Card, This Saturday March 23". liverkick.com. 
  9. ^ "Glory 5 London Results and Gifs: Spong stops Bonjasky to cap off entertaining card". Bloody Elbow. 
  10. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 5 London Live Results". liverkick.com. 
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  12. ^ Dave Walsh. "More Details Announced For GLORY 9 NYC LHW Tournament, June 22". liverkick.com. 
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  14. ^ Dave Walsh. "Tyrone Spong Knocks Michael Duut Out in Dramatic Fashion". liverkick.com. 
  15. ^ "Glory 9 Results and Recap: Tyrone Spong Wins Light Heavyweight Tournament ~ Muay Thai Authority". muaythaiauthority.com. 
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  20. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 11 Main Event Confirmed as Corbett vs. Spong". liverkick.com. 
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  25. ^ "Video: Tyrone Spong suffers brutal leg break in GLORY 15 tourney final". MMAjunkie. 
  26. ^ "Glory 15 Results and Recap ~ Muay Thai Authority". muaythaiauthority.com. 
  27. ^ Fight Sport Asia. "GLORY 15 Results/Pictures: Saki wins title, Spong suffers horrific leg injury". Fight Sport Asia. 
  28. ^ Dave Walsh (April 14, 2014). "Tyrone Spong Releases Statement Post-Surgery". mmanuts.com. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
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  30. ^ "Six fights confirmed for WSOF 4, While Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle are set for WSOF 5". Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  31. ^ "Tyrone Spong meets Jake Heun in return at WSOF 26 in Las Vegas in December". MMA Junkie. USA Today. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  32. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-12-01). "Tyrone Spong Injured, Pulled from WSOF 26 Co-Headliner with Jake Heun". Sherdog. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  33. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Tyrone Spong continues knockout journey in boxing". Fightmag. 
  34. ^ "Kickboxer of the Year 2013: Tyrone Spong - Kickboxingplanet.com". Kickboxingplanet. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
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  40. ^ "Tyrone Spong Power Training!". YouTube. 1 May 2011. 

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