Explosion Fight Night Vol.3 Updates
By Mike LNg
Explosion Fight Night : Volume 3’s full card looks like it is nearly in the final state including the tournament lineup. The event begins April 2nd, 2011 and at last an opponent has been found for France’s Aiello Bantonon to face off with for the World Professional Muay Thai Federation (WPMF) world champion 75 kg title or roughly super middleweight. That opponent is none other than Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn who is veteran of Elite Boxing’s Thailand versus Challenger series co-promoted by Songchai. Nonsai has produced some mixed results in the past: losing in China to Liu Cengceng in modified sanda versus Muay Thai rules. But prevailing over Alex Vogel on points by a definitive margin.
Aiello Bantonon was last fight for a WPMF strap was the WPMF European Muaythai title at 75 kg where he ultimately lost to Kevin Haas also in Brest, France. Bantonon recently drew with his opponent Johane Beausijoir at the Muay Thai in Vannes event.
Xavier Bastard will return again after an unsuccessful bid to win the WPMF 60 kg championship of the world against Thailand’s Apisit Koedchatturat via points loss. Bastard brings significant experience much of which has been competing in Thailand to fight his opponent from the UK’s Bad Company gym David Macintosh. Macintosh has also been busy fighting on the recent Super Show Down held in Scotland. Macintosh is a title holder of the British Common Wealth Muay Thai championship.
Bastard and Macintosh are not strangers to one another and have fought in the past with Bastard gaining the win over Macintosh for the WPMF European title in January of this year. This fight should be a very eagerly anticipated rematch with both having much to prove.
The fight card as known as of this writing is as follows:
-75kg WPMF Muay Thai World Championship :
Aiello Batonon (Thaï Boxing Club de Brest) vs. Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn (Thailand – Elite Boxing)
-60kg ISKA Muay Thai European Championship :
Xavier Bastard (Vannes – AS Cobra) vs. David Macintosh (England)
-65kg Muaythai tournament :
Hocine Bennoui (Team Nasser K. – Lyon Saint-Fons)
Charles François (Club Cobra Thaï 57)
John Dennis (England)
Super Fight :
Karim Ghajji (Team El Quandili) vs. Abderahmane Penda (Team Nasser K. – Lyon Saint-Fons)
Supporting the under card are a number of Class B fights
Tickets on sale
Presale : 15 €, on site : 20 € (Ticketing opens at 18:00).
Entry tickets are available at points of sale :
Le Victor Hugo, 48 Rue Victor Hugo, 29200 Brest
Banzai Games, 10 Rue Louis Pasteur, 29200 Brest
Open Bar, 83 Rue Anatole France, 29200 Brest
Aïté, 33 Rue Yves Collet, 29200 Brest
Le Celtic, 30 Rue de la Fontaine Blanche, 29800 Landerneau