Get In The Ring 2 : Post Fight Night Review


Expect the unexpected, is what I always say...well, maybe I don't always say it but on Saturday 18th April it certainly was true. Some of the most unexpected victories happened this night.

A stacked card of 14 fights passed by faster than an express train at Bellville station. That's how quick some of the fighters went through their opponents. Every fighter out there proved to go in for the kill. No stone was left unturned when seeking ways and means to punish one another.

Devon Currer always a great voice in the ring was the fight announcer for the evening, and this on his birthday no less. Happy Birthday Devon, once again job well done.


Christopher Briggs vs Larry Fawcus
These two fighters made for a great opening match. They gave it all they had and set the atmosphere for the evening. Already here fans were getting out of their seats and shouting. Fawcus proved to be the dominator though but Briggs didn't allow this to set him back. Great heart and aspiration shown by both fighters.
Larry Fawcus beat Christopher Briggs by Unanimous Decision

Stefan Gelderblom vs Adriaan Mathew
Stefan Gelderblom never ceases to amaze. At such a young age and already coming on so strong. This kid surely has bright future ahead of him in the ring. Very dynamic and loves to utilise those legs of his.
Stefan Gelderblom beat Adriaan Mathew by TKO in the 1st round.

Jaen Claude Dixon vs Kyle Juries
Kyle Juries has a habit of spoiling things for his opponent. Very dynamic striker with diverse combinations. Using everything in his arson.
Kyle Juries beat Jaen Claude Dixon by TKO in the 2nd round

Sylvester Chipfumbu vs Keeran Geduld
Sylvester Chipfumbu is a monster! He is relentless and never holds back. He ridicules his opponents and have no care to who stands in front of him. He throws vicious and continuous punches which landed his opponent on the floor, several times. His stricking is maticulous and as much as he gives he can take, though, he seems to be dishing out more than he receives.
Sylvester Chipfumbu beat Keeran Geduld by KO in the 2nd round

Julian Cormille vs Hermie Drotschie
In the first round it seemed like Cormille was dominating Drotschie with some good blows that made the fans question...is this the real Drotschie? ... Well, it was. After Cormille opened up a gash in his head (which seemed to be on a similar spot as his brother Gideon Drotschie) it was like the light finally came on and turned the game around. In round two Hermie came out hard with all sorts of combos. He dominated Cormille and knocked him down.
Hermie Drotschie beat Julian Cormille by TKO in the 2nd round

Saint Dumas vs Jasper Basson
Call this the battle of aggressor. Both fighters showed that they wanted to own the ring and as you can see by the result, it was a close call. Though Basson found himself on the floor at least twice (or thrice) dew to low blows. With back and forth action all the time, it had to be ended by the judges.
Jasper Basson beat Saint vs Dumas by Split Decision

Joshua Ignjatovic vs Chester Kruger
Joshua Ignjatovic (AKA Zeus) vs Chester Kruger had to be my personal fight of the night. I truly enjoyed watching these guys perform. There was an art to the way Zeus handled Kruger. So much technicality is unknown to man (well at least to me). I marveled at the way Zeus moved around and how accurate his combinations were. There was a certain flair about him that I have not seen in recent days.
I have to say that Kruger stood his ground well and even though on many occasions one could see he was hurt, he never gave up. He pushed just as hard, landed some good shots and proved to have a heart of a warrior. Not once was he broken.
Joshua Ignjatovic beat Chester Kruger by Unanimous Decision

Josh Light vs Emile Brits
This had to be the second biggest upset of the night. Remember when I said expect the unexpected? This was it. Josh Light, former CFL title holder and well respected athlete was not on his game this night, as many have said. Also noteable, he was bigger than usual (as some of the fans made mention). Both fighters going back and forth with good technical punches and what looked like Light might have had the upper hand until Brits landed THE perfect front kick to the face. This changed the game. Light was bleeding profusely. Time and again the ref had to call in his corner to clear the blood. Brits capitalised on this and made sure that every punch from here on counted in his favour.
Emile Brits beat Josh Light by TKO in the 4th round

Antonio Fabing vs Shaun West.
Fabing has an incredible right hook which continuously caught West and made West stagger, but West came back every time. You could see both fighters getting gassed early but keeping composure. Fabing has a right hook from hell and I would watch out if I was his opponent.
Antonia Fabing beat Shaun West by Split Decision

Hishaam Kamish vs Carlo Schippers
Kamish had this look on his face that would intimidate any man (I wasn't even in the ring but I was intimidated). Any man except Schippers. This passive aggressive fighter was anything but intimidated. If anything, he used it to his advantage. This fight saw calculated rights, lefts, body shots, leg kicks and so much more. It could have gone either way. Alas, there can be only one. One of the fans said in favour or Schippers "..this only comes with experience" when speaking about how well he kept his composure under the pressure of Kamish (and believe you me, Kamish brought pressure).
Carlo Schippers beat Hishaam Kamish by Split Decision

Rafel Wozniak vs Dyllan Dutton
Wozniak the clear aggressor in this fight. Dutton not holding back and also not standing in one place. Uses his feet very well to move around but Wonziak not deterred by this. Always keeping his composure and landing accurate shots causing Dutton to lose his feet ever so now and again.
Rafel Wozniak beat Dyllan Dutton by Knock Out in the 3rd round

Steven Peters vs Lucky Van Der Mokate
Peters and Mokate fight out of the same gym but different areas. These guys didn't let that set them back. Both went all out but Mokate proved to have so much more power. At one point a call came from the audience "Lucky don't hurt Steven!!!" which led me to believe someone knew the power this fighter had. Peters showed to have a strong heart as he made it all the way through to the last bell.
Lucky van der Mokate beat Steven Peters by Uninamous Decision

Cristiano Ndombassy vs Ashley Robinson
This by far was the biggest upset of the night. Ndombassy, showed just how important a good body shot could be. I remember looking down, and when I looked back up, it was all over. Ndombassy landed a power shot to Robinson's body which forced him through the ring.
Cristiano Ndombassy beat Ashley Robinson by KO in the 1st round

Remo Ralph vs Adriaan Van Wyk
In the main event we had Adriaan Van Wyk vs Remo Ralph. Both these fighters put on a spectacular show. Ralph (all the way from East London) was fast on his feet but Van Wyk was composed. He landed many favourable shots which seemed to weaken the aggression in Ralph's attack. Ralph got injured (by what I think was a leg kick from Van Wyk) and started limping and Van Wyk made full use of this.
Adriaan Van Wyk beat Remo Ralph by TKO in the 3rd round and wins the 81kg K-1 title

After the fight in the change room, good sportsmanship were shown by both fighters. This is what makes the sport so much better. This is what allows us to grow in unity. This is what the fans don't get to see, but need to. Much respect to both fighters and all other fighters with this humble attitude. True role models to our future, upcoming athletes.

"fighters hugging it out and speaking good of one another's performance"

All fighters performed to their best on the night and we know many of them have learnt a great deal. Though they never fail to leave the fans in awe, wanting more....we sadly have to wait for the next time we can ram around the ring and marvel at the beauty of the sport we love so much.
To all the those who won, congratulations and to those who lost, keep your hands up and you chin down. We know you will come back stronger.

Thank you to Nic Radley and Thaiholics for such a great fight card and a spectacular event. Looking forward to the next one.

Here are your results:
Larry Fawcus beat Christopher Briggs by Unanimous Decision
Stefan Gelderblom beat Adriaan Mathew by TKO in the 1st round
Kyle Juries beat Jaen Claude Dixon by TKO in the 2nd round
Sylvester Chipfumbu beat Keeran Geduld by KO in the 2nd round
Hermie Drotschie beat Julian Cormille by TKO in the 2nd round
Jasper Basson beat Saint vs Dumas by Split Decision
Joshua Ignjatovic beat Chester Kruger by Unanimous Descision
Emile Brits beat Josh Light by TKO in the 4th round
Antonia Fabing beat Shaun West by Split Decision
Carlo Schippers beat Hishaam Kamish by Split Decision
Rafel Wozniak beat Dyllan Dutton by Knock Out in the 3rd round
Lucky van der Mokate beat Steven Peters by Uninamous Decision
Cristiano Ndombassy beat Ashley Robinson by KO in the 1st round
Adriaan Van Wyk beats Remo Ralph by TKO in the 3rd round

Photos by Dean Cupido
Article by Justin Smith

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