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It's Showtime Arena 2010: Melvin Manhoef vs Tyrone Spong

As many already know, Tyrone Spong broke his right hand this past weekend in his fight against the Frenchman Jerome Le Banner, at the K-1 Yokohama event. Tyrone has been treated both in Japan as in The Netherlands by two doctors and this week we will get confirmation if he can enter the ring on May 29 in 100% great shape. If Tyrone won’t be able to fully recover in time, he will be replaced this week. The possible candidates to replace Tyrone are: Gokhan Saki, Nathan Corbett and Daniel Ghita.


I was really looking forward to see Melvin fight Tyrone, but since this may not happen now, who would you like to see fight Melvin.



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JonnieSunshine (664 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-07 at: 10:07
Any fight with Melvin Manhoef is fine.

But these are 3 great replacements.
Personally, I hope for Nathan Corbett.
conan81 (291 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-07 at: 04:38
peter aerts,definately.
Shadi Ak (102 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-07 at: 06:48
@Jonie77 That would definitely be a good fight, and whoever replaces Tyrone will be a good challenger.

@Conan81 Peter Aerts is not listed as a replacement for Tyrone, and as this is for the 95 Kg Title i dont think Aerts would take the fight as he stated that he does not want to fight below his weight again, although it would be a fight i would like to see.
conan81 (291 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-07 at: 06:55
shadi,well i didnt know that it is a 95 kg title.but if its so,what is ghita doing here?hes over 110 i think.anyway,aerts and manhoef was gonna fight before but aerts got injured.so thats why i said i want that fight to happen.
Shadi Ak (102 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-07 at: 07:03
@Conan81 I forgot to mention that it was for the 95kg Title, and you are right, Ghita is about 110Kg, maybe we will see Manhoef vs Aerts happen at another venue, i would really like to see him fight Aerts or Le Banner.
Balint (199 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-08 at: 08:08
"Today, Tyrone Spong gets a second opinion at a specialist in The Netherlands concerning his broken hand. After Tyrone’s visit to this doctor they will make a definite decision whether he will fight Melvin Manhoef or not. If Tyrone won’t be able to make it, Gokhan Saki will replace him. Yesterday IT’S SHOWTIME came to an agreement with Saki’s management. If Saki will be the opponent of Manhoef, the IT’S SHOWTIME world title 95 max will not be on the line, since the fight will be in the open weight class."

Shadi Ak (102 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-08 at: 08:58
@Balint thanks for the info
I hope Tyrone will be cleared to fight, and if not i think Saki will make a good replacement, too bad Melvin is not fighting for the title though
conan81 (291 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-09 at: 02:49
against saki,manhoef doesnt have a chance i think.saki is too smart and fast for melvin.
Shadi Ak (102 posts)
Posted: 2010-04-09 at: 09:56
If Melvin fights like he did in his last fight with Remy (which by the way i think he should have won, or at least been given an extra round), then i dont think Saki will stand a chance. If Melvin fights like he usually does then it will be an interesting fight that i am anxious to see
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