WCK MuayThai Brings This Year's SuperFights To Las Vegas

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World Championship MuayThai Emerges as the Largest Muay Thai Competition in North America, complete with WBC and IKKC Title Fights

Dennis Warner, Henan TV Station and In Sync Productions present this year's most ambitious fighter lineup at the WCK MuayThai - Hilton Las Vegas, where elbows will fly and international belts will fuel the adrenaline rush. The top fighters representing England, China and USA will come face to face on July 25th, 2009. Four of the ten bouts will have WBC and IKKC titles on the line.

Brit Richard Fenwick will be defending his WBC MuayThai International Superwelter weight belt against the crowd favorite Malaipet. Beginning of this year, Fenwick took the belt from Malaipet in a close-points decision at San Manuel Casino, Calif. "I am more comfortable fighting Fenwick this time around, I know his combinations and I am training hard," comments Malaipet.

A Las Vegas-based Kevin Ross will rematch a Chinese favorite Kang En for a WBC Superlight weight belt. En won the title from Ross earlier this year by decision in Beijing. Ross comments: "July 25th is going to be the biggest fight of my life and I'm in my best shape ever. I'm going into this fight to put on a show, it's more important to be an exciting fighter that people are inspired by than to just eek out a win any way that you can. It is my goal to beat Kang En so badly that quits, I'm not letting this go to the judges. I'm going in there to dominate him, that belt is mine! I think that he is a great fighter with a lot of heart and I have nothing but respect for him, but he has no idea what he's in for. Fighting in front of my hometown is always such an honor for me. Nothing gets me pumped up like fighting in front of my friends and family. I just want to let all the fans know how much I do appreciate them."

Rounding out the WBC International superfights, will be Romie Adanza, who will take on Paulo Da Silva for the third time. Adanza won the first match, while the Da Silva got TKO over Adanza the second time around, and with it Adanza's IKKC International belt, which is also on the line on July 25th. "This is the most important fight of my life so far. I'll never take my titles for granted anymore, I need my belt back", adds Adanza.

Christine Toledo vs Zheng Yenan will be the only female Muay Thai bout in the event. Toledo and Yenan will be fighting in a 3 round bout under K-1 rules in the 55kg weight division. "I'm moving up in weight for this fight. My opponent is naturally heavier than me, but we agreed to meet in the same weight division. I suspect that this is a revenge duel to redeem her team mate's (Mao Lin Ninga) loss last year when I took the victory home from China", says Christine Toledo.

Toledo adds, "I haven't fought in a heavier weight division since I started fighting 7 years ago. This will definitely be a whole new test for me. My trainers and I are preparing for this fight much differently than other fights. Fighting a heavier opponent calls for a completely different training regimen and game plan". Toledo notes that she is dedicating the July 25th fight to her grandmother.

Adding to the exceptional Muay Thai match-ups:

  • Jared Lara vs Vaughn Lucas - WBC National Supermiddle weight title
  • Baxter Humby vs Xu Yan
  • Wang Hongxiang vs Shawn Yarborough
  • Wang Guan vs Chike Lindsay
  • Shane Oblonsky vs Scotty Leffler
  • Aotegen Batteer vs Danny Davis

The championships will be supervised by Charlermkiat Suvanamas.

About World Championship MuayThai:
Founded in 1989, by Dennis Warner and In Sync Productions, World Championship MuayThai is based in Southern California and is the largest Muay Thai event in the United States. The championships are held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Beijing and other cities and feature top fighters from the U.S., China, Japan, Thailand and other countries. For more information about WCK please visit http://www.kickbox.com

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