Saturday, April 25, 2009
Super 8 Contender Asia Malaysian Qualifier Champion
Faizal Ramli of the Malaysian Tigers, appeared victorious last night, booking himself a place on the Contender Asia Season 2.
In his first bout Faizal came up against Khoo Meng Yang of TNT Kickboxing. In this fight we had our fingers crossed, we were all a little nervous but it soon became clear that all Faizal's extra work in training had definitely paid off.
In the second fight, Faizal came up against Wes Jaya, the mystery fighter. Now no longer a mystery man, Wes proved himself as a skilled fighter, an especially good boxer with a mean left hook! Unfortunately for Wes, this wasn't enough to save him from Faizal's lethal elbow strikes, cutting Wes on the forehead and near his eye. Forcing Wes to a concede defeat by technical KO in round 2.
In the finals, it was Alif from Boxxwarriors Gym against Faizal Ramli of the Malaysian Tigers. Alif was definitely the biggest surprise of the night, he came in looking physically fitter than his previous profile shots. He fought his way to the finals well, impressing us all with his skills and he definitely proved himself a smart fighter. But this was not enough to spare him from Faizal's powerful low kicks, in the end, Faizal won the battle appearing victorious and booking himself a place in Contender Asia Season 2 which will be shot here in our beautiful country MALAYSIA.