Victory Promotions presents Battle of the North
Victory Promotions brought to Newcastle a night of Muay Thai and K-1 action on Saturday and what a night it was. We at VP had a fantastic time putting this event together and we are already looking forward to the next one. We have for you here a full run down of the fights, who won and what people thought of it.
First of all a few words from Sergio who is the main promoter of Victory Promotions about his experience with Battle of the North and how he felt it went: “With the dust settled now on what can only be described as a fantastic first event, I have had time to sit and reflect on what we managed to achieve yesterday. First of all I would like to thank both Craig Jose and Dominic Platt who helped me with the matching of the fights and the building of the website and running of the social media. Also a thank you to all the sponsors that sponsored the fights and the event Rizgar Sarchnari, Joseph Storey and to Gary Thompson (MMAHub) who helped me with the artwork and designing of the logos and posters, Alex Fspro for letting us use his shop for weigh in A special mention and huge thank you to all the fighters (Josh Bamford, Luke Morris, Anthony Marley, Connor Lewis, Billy Barnett, Josh Spence, Pauljnr Morris, Callum Ashley, Ellie Barker, Shannon Hands, Carl Morris, Rhys Quinn, Jonny Winn, Reece Drummond, Jack Bullock, Daniel Ball, Gary Laws, Mark Amos, Chris Mills, Piers Gray, Ellis Corrie (happy birthday Ellis) Alex Bumblebear MacGregor, Claire Marie Clements, Inês Raq, Chris Thirkell, Luis Sant’Anna Leite, Matty Maguire,Stephen Williams) and coaches ( Craig Jose, Gaz Phoenix Thai, Reece Mcallister Jim Burn, Calvin JaiSuu Petersen, Nick Hands, Jamie Bates, David McRobb, Christian 父 Percival, João Diogo, Anthony BarkerJohn Craig) who all trained really hard and made the effort to come along and put on a brilliant show for everyone. The fighters that took the fights on short notice too, thank you! Thank you to everyone that helped out at the show, the bar Stephen Armstrong and Steve Askew, tickets at the door Andrew Robson, Juan Cervantes and the security lads, Lorraine Moore, Paul Spinks and the other officials from UKMF and many more to help bring it all together! My wife Kari Vickers for putting up with me stressing for months before the show. Also to the people who came to watch and support the fighters, we wouldn’t have been able to make it what it was without you all. So thank you too! We are already looking forward to the next show and will have some updates regarding this very shortly after a short break.”
There isn’t much more to add to that really. Serg has got it right in what he posted on Facebook to wrap it all up. It was a brilliant night and we are already looking forward to the next event.
Here we have a full run down of the fights and who won:
Josh Bamford v Luke Morris (North East area title) – Josh winner.
Anthony Marley v Connor Lewis – Draw
Billy Barnett v Josh Spence – Josh win
Paul Morris v callum ashley – Paul win
Ellie Barker v Shannon Hands – Shannon win
Carl Morris v Rhys Quinn – Rhys win
Jonny Winn v Reece Drummond – Jonny win
Jack Bullock v Daniel Ball – Jack win
Gary Laws v Mark Amos – Gary win
Chris mills v Piers Gray – Chris win
Ellis Corey v Alex McGregor – Draw
Claire Clements v Inês Caldeira – Claire win
Chris thirkell v Luis Sant’Anna – Luis win
Matty Maguire v Stephen Williams (North East area title) – Matty win
The hyperlinked fights have videos that were posted on the Muay Thai Blog Facebook page when Dom was live. We would really like to thank all of the fighters, coaches and everyone who was involved including all of the people who came to watch their friends and family members put weeks of effort and leaving everything in the ring on the night.
The highlight for me has to be the knockout from Luis Sant’Anna against Chris Thirkell. Chris was making his K-1 debut against a fantastic opponent who travelled over from Portugal with his team mate Ines who both took the fights on short notice, so thank you both for coming over and putting on a fantastic show!
Thats a wrap on Battle of the North and what an experience it was. When the photos have been edited and touched up we will release them all on here in the gallery section of the site for you all to have a look at the photos that got took at the weekend!
Onwards and upwards – watch this space for further developments for Battle of the North 2. We potentially have a little treat in store for you coming in the very near future!