We kick off the MTGP Podcast series with a great guest line up. Joining Anh and I in the Renaissance Podcast studios are two of the Muay Thai Grand Prix founders, Philip Tieu and Kieran Keddle. We are honoured to have Lion Fight CEO, Scott Kent join our conversation and he gives us a fantastic insight into the evolution of Muay Thai and of the meteoric rise of Lion Fight Promotions in the past 5 years.
Fresh of the press, we announce some big fights scheduled for next year featuring a certain John Wayne Parr and exciting collaborations for 2016. Click on the media player to find out about the upcoming fights (Lion Fight 26 on the 20th Nov and MTGP 2 in London on the 22nd Nov).
2:32 – How has the Muay Thai fight scene changed in the last 5 years?
5:38 – How did the three of you get introduced?
8:07 – Why is the 4 man tournament so popular?
11:03 – Lion Fight 26 – fight talk
19:27 – Special announcement – title fight in 2016
25:00 – Fighters are great role models
34:00 – Scott talks about his time as an Arsenal fan living in London.
Top kickboxer Artur Kyshenko discusses his upcoming fight at Enfusion with Hicham Elgaoui on November 21st, why he doesn't fight for Glory anymore, his fights with Petrosyan and Yodsanklai, the death of Sergey Lashchenko and much more on this week's edition of The FightBox Podast.
Currently ranked the number six featherweight fighter in Glory kickboxing, Rafał Dudek is one of the most promising fighters in Poland at the moment. He discusses fighting for most of the top kickboxing promotions in the world, gives his thoughts on the current Polish fight scene, training at Mike's Gym in Amsterdam and more. Plus, Don Roid addresses rumors of his retirement from pro wrestling.
Pre fight interview with Cedric Manhoef before Mix Fight Gala 19 live on FightBox HD including Cedric's thoughts on the four men in the 72.5 kg tournament, life in Suriname, training at Mike's Gym and with his cousin Melvin, saving an old woman on the streets of Holland and more. Plus, a post fight interview with both Cedric and Melvin Manhoef after Cedric's victories.
---- Just a few min into it but Cedric seems like a pretty good interview. ... He has some fight offer from Kunlun for next year, aparently Glory offered him a fight for the Amsterdam show too but he was booked for the Mix Fight Gala event.
Over the past two years a new kickboxing promotion has emerged in China, producing some of the most exciting fights with the biggest names in the sport. Ali Elezzabi, the foreign marketing director for Kunlun Fight, discusses the promotion's best moments to date as well as sharing plans for the direction of the company in 2016.