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Tyrone Spong

Updated: 2010-04-15
Tyrone Spong


Country Holland Age 31
Club Fighting Factory Carbin Height 188 cm / 6.2"
Style Muay Thai Weight 95 kg / 209 lbs
Categories WGP

* MTBN Junior Class Dutch Muay Thai Champion. (-66kg) * 2004 WKN European Champion. * 2005 WPKL European Champion. (72,5 kg) * 2005 A-1 Combat Cup Tournament Champion. * 2007 A-1 Combat Cup Tournament Champion.

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 4 2 1 2 0
Other Fights 89 86 58 3 0
Statistics 93 95% 63% 5% 0


Tyrone "King of The Ring" Spong (born September 3, 1985) is Dutch muay thai kickboxer. At only 21 years of age he has established himself as one of the most talented and explosive fighters in the world.

Biography & Career

Tyrone Spong was born in Suriname. He moved to Netherlands with his family in 1990 at the age of 5.

Tyrone is a fighter of Fighting Factory Carbin from Amsterdam-Bijlmer. FFC as it's called is a feared gym in the Netherlands. MMA superstar Alistair Overeem started his career here. Other famous fighters from the gym are Ilonka Elmont, Imro Main and Rodney Glunder (Faverus). The owner and trainer-coach of the Gym is Lucien Carbin who rules like a general. In his days Lucien Carbin was an unbeatable kyokushin and muay-thai kickboxing fighter.

In 2003, his first year as a pro, he made his mark winning 12 fights a year. In 2004, he fought against Rafi Zouheir at the Battle of Zaandam and won his first European Muay Thai Title (WKN). 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 Turkey, 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.

His 30+ winning streak came to end in March 27, 2007 against Amir Zeyada.

2007 A-1 Combat Cup in Germany saw Tyrone (79kg) flawlesly climb to the final and earned his second A-1 Combat Cup Tournament belt.

In 2008 Tyrone wins the KO World Series 2008 in Auckland Cruiserweight world title and the -95 It's Showtime title.

In 2009 Tyrone beats Samedov .

On March 28th 2009 he fought in the light-heavyweight tournament for the K1 Organisation competing with Gohan Saki, Keijiro Maeda and Melvin Manhoef for the K1  -100 title, which was taken from Badr Hari earlier. He lost to Gokhan Saki by extra round KO.


Last Fights

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Eye witness reports / Comments

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Nejc (136 posts)
Posted: 2007-12-27 at: 09:42
He KOed Kaoklai really good in 2006. Was a big suprise to say the least.
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-05-01 at: 04:54
I just wouldn't know how to explain this, but he's really one of the fighters I enjoy watching the most
rene (42 posts)
Posted: 2008-05-12 at: 02:22
he said in the interview its always fireworks when im fighting and i think he is right
ricardo (126 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-27 at: 09:15
i think when he have more weight he will be one of the best in k1.
zamfir (5 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-11 at: 02:45
yes... Tyrone Spong is an great fighter !
DarkManX (6 posts)
Posted: 2009-03-24 at: 08:49

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