Category Archives: Contender Promotions

Garry Bell lands the perfect deal & brings Mr Perfect to England for UK seminar

Garry Bell lands the perfect deal & brings Mr Perfect to England for UK seminar  Garry Bell lands the perfect deal & brings Mr Perfect to England for UK seminar We are proud to announce that four time K-1 heavyweight champion Ernesto ‘Mr Perfect’ Hoost will be coming to England. Garry Bell from contender promotions is hosting a seminar in his gym, Contender K1 Fight Academy & 4-5 others in the north of England. This one is not to be missed! The Seminars will consist of drills on the pads followed by some time for Ernesto Hoost to answer some of your questions, signings and photos at the end. Limited spaces will be available and strictly on a first come first served basis! Tickets… Adults £40 advanced, £50 on the day Kids £20 advanced £30 on the day. Tickets available from Contender K1 Fight Academy...

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BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT!!

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT!! BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT!! 2 of North East England’s best fighters going head to head in the Battle of Britain Contender promotions K-1 rising stars Harry Hardwick MMA & K-1 champion of Akuri MMA Middlesbrough takes on another hometown fighter. Needs no introduction Leif Taggart trained out of the Chock Dee academy in York. This fight will now be for the WKA pro British title 61.5kg This is what North East England fight fans have being waiting for. Contender promotions is now partner with WKA World Kickboxing Association Tickets on sale now ringsideworld.co.uk...

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Audesr Asztely vs Juan Cervantes confirmed K-1 Pro super fight for June 11th.

Audesr Asztely vs Juan Cervantes confirmed K-1 Pro super fight for June 11th. Audesr Asztely vs Juan Cervantes confirmed K-1 Pro super fight for June 11th. This bout is going to be off the scale with a HUGE fan favourite Cervantes making an appearance on local soil. Cervantes of England fights out of Craig Jose thaiboxing gym Northern Kings and has fought on the prestigious Yokkao events. Asztely of Sweden is a Swedish K-1 amateur champion and says that amateur means nothing as he already has the confidence of a Pro. This fight alone is worth all making the trip to Middlesbrough on June 11th England vs Sweden – Who wins? Tickets available at www.ringsideworld.co.uk Or 07708375677 / 07825184659...

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A “Perfect” evening of K-1 memories

A “Perfect” evening of K-1 memories A “Perfect” evening of K-1 memories A deal has be clinched by Contender Promotions chief Garry Bell to bring a living legend and K-1 Mega Star to the town of Teesside. The one and only “Mr Perfect” Ernesto Hoost will be flying into the Northeast to enjoy an evening of stories, life tales and interview from the man of the moment Vinney Shoreman. Ernesto Fritz “Mr. Perfect” Hoost is a Dutch former kickboxer and four-time K-1 World Champion, he made his debut in 1993 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 1993 and won his fourth Grand Prix title in 2002. This is an unmissable opportunity for all fight fans country wide and the first time Hoost has agreed to tell his story and brave the interviewers questions live on stage. If you are remotely involved in the kickboxing, boxing,...

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International K-1 Blockbuster

International K-1 Blockbuster International K-1 Blockbuster Local Fightstar Leif Taggart is looking for strike 2 when he faces Dutch fighter Pascal Koster on June 11th at Contender Promotions New Blood Event. Taggart of Chok Dee academy, a new signed fighter to Contender Promotions UK is a fast growing talent and has a wealth of skill and experience ready to smash his way into the lime light. He knows Contender can help him climb that ladder to the top as has happened with many other fighters. The Netherlands Pascal Koster Is ready to stamp his international mark by taking out Taggart Dutch style. With revenge on his mind this will be a phenomenal bout of skill and determination from both camps as Taggart beat Kosters team mate Kalaykhan from FFC Pancration back in Decembers Jingle Bell Brawl. Contender Promotions will bring you fast paced K-1 action...

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans The heavyweights have come stomping their way onto June 11th K-1 Rising Stars New Blood. Michael Parkin hailing from The Dungeon Okinawan Boxing Team will place everything on the line including his Contender Promotions Gold as he accepts the challenge from a previous opponent Darren Moffitt. Parkin and Moffitt have met previously between the ropes with Parkin taking a decision victory after a tough fight which seen some heavyweight shots landed from both camps. Moffitt asked for the rematch and a chance to show Parkin that he has the tools to remove the belt from Parkin in spectacular style. When these 2 guys meet in Middlesbrough on June 11th the roof is going to be lifted, this clash is going to be epic, both of these guys can bang and the crowd are going to be electrified. Tickets available from fighters...

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Contender Promotions New Blood K-1 Rising Stars

Contender Promotions New Blood K-1 Rising Stars Contender Promotions New Blood K-1 Rising Stars Do you want to be a new fight star ? Do you want to fight on the big stage ? If you answer yes contender promotions is the promotion that can take you on your journey With a proven track record in helping to make new fight stars June 11th 2016 sees Contender Promotions next UK event and they have decided to take different angle for 2016. After the phenomenal success of the SuperKombat tryouts held through Contender Promotions in 2014 and Garry Bells very own Fightstar Hunts and New chapter is about to be written. The Fightstar Hunts saw international talent sourced and signed to fight in the UK under the Contender Promotions banner. Now Bell and his team have came up with a whole new concept aptly named “New Blood”...

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New Blood : K-1 Rising Stars

New Blood : K-1 Rising Stars Contender Promotions New Blood K-1 Rising Stars June 11th 2016 sees Contender Promotions next UK event and they have decided to take different angle for 2016. After the phenomenal success of the SuperKombat tryouts held through Contender Promotions in 2014 and Garry Bells very own Fightstar Hunts and New chapter is about to be written. The Fightstar Hunts saw international talent sourced and signed to fight in the UK under the Contender Promotions banner. Now Bell and his team have came up with a whole new concept aptly named “New Blood” New Blood kicks off on June 11th 2016 with its first instalment – K1 Rising Stars. Tees Valley Arena will host this spectacular event and fans are in for a real treat with the card. Contender Promotions is looking for local amateur talent that is eager to make...

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The Promo Has Landed For The Jingle Bell Brawl

The Promo Has Landed For The Jingle Bell Brawl The Promo Has Landed For The Jingle Bell Brawl Check out the Promo for The Contender Promotions Jingle Bell Brawl… Live fight action that will have you in the edge of your seats Contender Promotions Jingle Bell Brawl kicks off with some awesome fights under Contender Promotions K-1 style kickboxing rules. Main event sees Aaron Browne from Ireland, Contender Promotions World 4 man GP champion takes on Alex Akimov of Lithuania. For anyone who has seen these guys fight will know when we say “what a pro super fight this will be” Leif Taggart England and local boy takes on the Dutch Fightstar selected from the Hunt at VOS Gym – Gordon Kalaykhan. English fans can enjoy watching the Dutch style fighter battle it out against Taggart the up coming prospect from Teesside. Female rising star...

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Christmas Special – Charity Bout Announcement For December 13th’s Jingle Bell Brawl.

Christmas Special – Charity Bout Announcement For December 13th’s Jingle Bell Brawl. Christmas charity bout announced !! Apollo Quedraogo, owner of the original Kilimandjaro sauce and Restaurant will be stepping through the ropes competing in a charity bout at December 13th’s Jingle Bell Brawl. Apollo, a taekwondo fighter will take on Contender Fight Academy fighter Mark Thoms in an exhibition bout to raise money for Teesside Hospice. Apollo trained with Garry Bell promoter at Contender Promotions and owner of Contender Fight Acadamy a few years ago and has always hinted at a bout so what better way. Kilimandjaro is also an official sponsor for Contender Promotions Jingle Bell Brawl. The main card will feature international fighters alongside top UK fighters competing under K-1 rules. Title fights including defences from Craig Bulmer and Michael Parkin make the card, as well as the vacant 88kg title fought...

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