Yokkao Extreme Selections 2013 Continue with One Night
By Mike LNg
The Yokkao Extreme 2013 Selection tournaments continued with the October 27th Muay Thai tournament held in Italy loosely entitled “One Night”. There would be two weight classes used to determine who would move on to the final event of Yokkao Extreme to be held in Italy and headlined by Andy Souwer, the Shootboxing multi-time time champion and Dzhabar Askerov WMC European Champion. If you missed the stream I will vouch for it being a very entertaining card.
The card featured 2 4-man tournaments one at 70kg and one at 65kg. The entire tournament was streamed live on the official Muay Thai Combat ustream channel at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time free.
The night’s line up for the 4-man 70 kg tournament was:
Philip Bean, (Team Naresuan) vs Emmanuel Cardea (The Team)
Claudio Amoruso (Sharp Team) vs Alex G (Fight Team Ferrara)
The line up for 4-man 65kg tournament was:
Angelo Veniero (Team Naresuan) vs John Giglio (Team Gicco)
Francis Cherry (Team Naresuan) vs Ait Hakim Hme (Ram Muay Thai Team)
The 65kg Tournament Results
In the first 65kg semi final fight Angelo Veniero wins by TKO in the second round vs. John Giglio.
Francis Cerasuolo wins by TKO/stoppage in the third round vs. Hakim Ait Hme
Because Cerauolo injured his arm and Hakim Ait Hme was sent to the hospital for stitches, Angelo Veniero wins a buy and will fight at Yokkao Extreme 2013 in January.
Angelo Veniero wins the 65kg tournament.
The 70kg Tournament Results
Claudio Amoruso wins on points vs Alex Galavotti.
Phillip Bean Wins against Cerasuolo
Philip Bean could not continue and Claudio Amoruso wins the 70 kg tournament and will fight in the Yokkao 2013 January event.
In the United States Yokkao Boxing, Take On Productions and MSG Sports decided that instead of a 4 man Tournament, Saturday November 10th the winner of the main event will fight at Yokkao Extreme 2013. The date is held firm despite the recent damage caused by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. Some very familiar names to the United States scene will take center ring to decide it in a fight. Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington(50w-20L 48KO’s) will fight Chike Lindsay who was at super welterweight when I last saw him fight and beat Malaipet Saisprapa so it should be interesting to see exactly what weight class this will take at though I suspect it will be at 70kg.
If you’re in New York and want to see the fight that determines the American to move on to Yokkao 2013 in January tickets can be purchased here: http://takeonproductions.com/events-and-tickets/.
Check out the promotional clip for Yokkao below.