Wayne Turner (kickboxer)

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Wayne Turner
Born (1967-04-21) 21 April 1967 (age 50)
Other names Homeboy
Nationality England English
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Division Heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Style Kickboxing
Kung Fu
Fighting out of Birmingham, England, UK
last updated on: 6 May 2013

Wayne "Homeboy" Turner, alternatively spelt Waine, (born 21 April 1967) is a Birmingham based Kickboxer from Handsworth. He is a former I.S.K.A. World Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion who has fought for a number of promotions including K-1 over a lengthy career.[1]

Biography/Career[edit]

Wayne was born in Aldershot into a military family with his father a Green beret.[citation needed] Ryan Mensch taught him every fighting skill that took him to success. He was a sickly child growing up, suffering from a multitude of symptoms including asthma. At age three he had an accident and was told he would never have a normal life as a child but with great persistence proved all the naysayers wrong as he started keeping fit and got into kickboxing.[2]

Wayne would have some success as an amateur and pro kickboxer fighting in locations across England, winning three British national titles (two with the W.K.A. and one with W.A.K.O.. In 1999 he made his debut with the world’s top kickboxing promotion K-1 losing via stoppage against PRIDE fighter Satoshi Honma in Sapporo, Japan. As one of the country’s top amateur kickboxers, Wayne was invited to join the British national team to take part in the 2001 W.A.K.O. world championships where he took a bronze medal.

Turner had semi-retired in 2004 aged 37, but he was tempted back into the ring in 2007 after being offered a World title shot – an opportunity that had eluded him until that point. Fighting at the site of his very first amateur bout, Dudley Concert Hall, "Homeboy" defeated Paul Hill on points after twelve rounds – having knocked him down in the ninth – on 15 April 2007. Turner had originally been scheduled to fight Alessandro Venditti; the Italian had to pull out for personal reasons. After holding the title for a little over a year, Turner lost his world title to Daniel "Pinta" Quigley on 17 May 2008 in Letterkenny County Donegal.

Titles[edit]

Professional[3]

  • 2007–08 I.S.K.A. cruiserweight world champion (0 title defences)
  • W.A.K.O. Pro Super Cruiserweight European champion (undisputed)
  • x2 British champion
  • W.K.A British Heavyweight Champion
  • W.A.K.O. Pro Super Cruiserweight British Champion (Undisputed)

Amateur[4]

Kickboxing Record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waine Turner – WFKKO/BFKKO (DOB & other stats)". bfkko.moonfruit.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Waine Turner – In the beginning". waineturner.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Waine Turner – WFKKO/BFKKO (Title info)". bfkko.moonfruit.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Waine Turner – WFKKO/BFKKO (Title info)". bfkko.moonfruit.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Championship Event – Dudley 15th April". message.axkickboxing.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "March 9th octagon kickboxing show". sheffieldforum.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "News – IKF Kickboxing (WFKKO title fight mentioned)". ikfkickboxing.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Quigley stops Turner to take World Title". iska.org.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Wayne Turner V Daniel Quigley In Ireland". message.axkickboxing.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 

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