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Tyrone Spong closer to a perfect year

Spong moves closer to a perfect year
Written by BOA                  
Friday, 28 November 2008

Tyrone Spong...Nov 29th ‘It's Show time' Eindhoven- Netherlands

Tyrone Spong is arguably the perfect specimen of the modern day stand up fighter. His movie star good looks, lethal knees and punches along with his own ability to express views in an interesting enough manner yet hold the mantle of a nice guy is impressive.

Most importantly he has a fight record to back it up. If you can't walk the talk it counts for nothing, Spong certainly can.

He is more or less earmarked the future front runner and hopefully a K-1 star as a regular on the global circuit in waiting. Just recently linked to a pro boxing contract in USA, fortunately he has decided to stay in pro kick fighting. A global audience is hoping for a dream match where he will fight Australian Nathan ‘Carnage' Corbett.

This highly anticipated but seemingly a non-event, instead this Saturday night he has his sights on Belarusian K-1 fighter Zabit Samedov, former student and team mate of Alexei ‘Red Scorpion' Ignashov. Incidentally making it to the 2007 K1 Las Vegas Grand Prix finals against wild card Doug Viney and losing on points, later to fail a drug test for taking Stanozolol-an anabolic banned substance.

A star studded cast which includes Albert Krause fighting Thai, K-1 Max celebrity Buakaw Por Pramuk and fellow Thai and old war horse Orono crossing swords with Faldir Chabari on Showtime will give Spong an opportunity for another KO and press his case for a K1 slot in due time.  

"That' the plan... move up slowly in weight and keep my strength and speed together. Slowly I will get there and this fight with Samedov is good for me. We have trained well and looking to get a good result" added Spong, speaking to rogumeag.com.

Coming off a pre-mature stoppage where a knee to the face of his last opponent, Garry Turner gave him an easy technical knock out due to medical stoppage, where he didn't even break a sweat might be tested but-- a far from sublime Samedov means a another victory beckons for Spong.

"I will see how it goes and ready for whatever. Things are good in my camp so it's always nice to look forward to a fight at home... plenty of support and I want to have a good result. I am always confident for a good fight" further added Spong.

Touted as the next big thing alongside Andy Souwer, Spong carries a huge mantle and with it an expectation of excellence. So far he has delivered and this Saturday should be no exception. Furthermore as a lighter and truly skilled Heavy weight he seems to be heralding a trend with back to leaner and faster men in the heavier ranks.

It's been a flawless year which started with a clean sweep in Auckland on KO World Series four man, where he stopped Chad Walker and Niko Sokolis in two rounds combined.

Just days prior another ‘lighter' heavy weight wrote his own script on Planet Battle's Hong Kong eight man eliminator... for athletes like Spong entertainment comes naturally and knock outs are second nature.

Fights on card confirmed so far:

Faldir Chabari vs Orono vor Petchpoon (THA)
Sahin Yakut vs Imro Main
Murat Direcki vs Perry Ubeda
Joerie Mes vs Chris Ngimbi
Gevorg Petrosyan vs Warren Stevelmans
Drago vs Chahid Oulad el Hadj
Albert Kraus vs Buakaw Por Pramuk (THA)
Tyrone Spong vs Zabit Samedov



Spong with trainer Lucien Carbin... Samedov: Zabit taking a punch from Viney...

from: Rogue Magazine


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Rob, Holland reporter (1964 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-29 at: 04:27
Let's hope he can indeed maintain his speed, condition, technique and strenght when moving up in weigthclasses. It should be interesting to see him against Hari! ...can't wait :D
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-29 at: 05:40
Yeah, we´ve talked about that before. Really impressive, how Spong increases his weight. And you have a good point Rob: hopefully he can stay the same skilled, fast fighter.
Rob, Holland reporter (1964 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-29 at: 06:09
Well if you look at Hari, he gained a lot of weight himself and still hold on to his excellent speed and power. Hari's physical build is way different from like LeBanner, but he's a great heavyweight. So I think Spong should be able to pull it off as well.
Eldarbong (989 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-30 at: 06:53
When is he going to fight in K1 again? I am waiting!
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