TUESDAY December 10th, 2013, AT 9:20 PM/ PST

Results From Absolute Adrenaline & Phoenix Fight Night's
December 1st, 2013 - Bournemouth, England

  • WHO: Absolute Adrenaline & Phoenix Fight Night
  • WHERE: Littledown Centre, Bournemouth, England
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Event Representative: Lee Beeston
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Event Referee: Trevor Chamberlain
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Judges: Graham Robinson, Sarah Beeston, Keith Adams
  • Ringside Physician (MD): Dr. Micah Atkinson & Ambulance: Jon Acc Paramedic Services
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Timekeeper: Dean Alexander
  • Promoter: Mr. Carl Sams & Mr Jimmy Johnstone At (01202) 294223
  • ON THE WEB: www.PhoenixMMAuk.co.uk

  1. IAB Pro Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Adam Urban (Bournemouth, England, 5-3, 84.5kg, 5'9", 07-06-74, John Orchard, 00447507295487)
    VS Danny Knight (Portsmouth, England, 4-3, 86.1kg, 5'6", 05-13-92, Mark Ellins, 00447876807091)
    WINNER: Adam Urban by unanimous decision 40-37, 40-36, 40-36.

  2. IAB Pro Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Paul Williams (Bournemouth, England, 7-2-2, 87.9kg, 6', 06-10-86, Ross Phillips, 004475965514348)
    VS Roger Dorway (Bournemouth, England 13-2-5 88.4kg, 6'3", 13-01-69, Jem Heldman, 00447557669369)
    WINNER: Paul Williams by TKO 0:28 Round 1.
    Roger Dorway receives medical suspension for 30 days until December 31st.

  3. IAB Pro Boxing: Welterweight
    Clara Norman (Bournemouth, England, 0-3-2 FCR 4-2-1, 64.5kg, 5'9", 11-18-70, Carl Sams, 01202294223)
    VS Gemma Hewitt (Bournemouth, England, 3-0, 64.9kg, 5'4", 12-24-84, Andy Lawrence, 00447867482072)
    WINNER: Gemma Hewitt by unanimous decision 39-37, 39-38, 39-37.

  4. IAB Pro Boxing: Super Welterweight
    Fran Paz (Bournemouth, England, 8-2, 71.3kg, 5.8", 21-10-86, John Orchard, 00447507295487)
    VS Danny Salter (Portsmouth, England, 13-6-1, 68.8kg, 5'8", 09-29-77, Mark Ellins, 00447876807091)
    WINNER: Danny Salter by TKO 0:42 Round 1.
    Fran Paz receives medical suspension for 30 days until December 31st.

  5. IAB Pro Boxing: Middleweight
    Justin Hicks (Yeovil, England, 22-17-4, 72.6kg, 5'9", 07-15-76, Self, 01963362573)
    VS James Crow (Bournemouth, England, 6-1-2, 73.9kg, 6'0", 11-08-84, Cornelius Carr, 00447871874200)
    WINNER: Majority Draw 38-39, 38-38, 38-38.

  6. IAB Pro Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Jake Best (Bournemouth, England, 3-0, 79.8kg, 5'10", 03-06-85, Marc Plunkett, 00447857355453)
    VS Harrison Western (Portsmouth, England, 2-3-1, 82.6kg, 5'6", 03-02-93, Mark Ellins, 00447876807091)
    WINNER: Jake Best by unanimous points 40-36, 40-36, 40-37.

  7. IAB Pro Boxing: Light Heavyweight
    John Orchard (Bournemouth, England, 17-4, FCR 57-4-2, 79.2kg, 6'1", 09-17-79, Carl Sams, 01202294223)
    VS Martin Durrant (Portsmouth, England, 17-4-1, 80.6kg, 5'11", 05-07-82, Mark Ellins, 00447876807091)
    WINNER: John Orchard by R.S.F 1:03 Round 2.
    Martin Durrant receives 30 day medical suspension until 31st December.

  8. IAB Pro Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Mo Kargbo (Bournemouth, England, 38-6-2, 85.4kg, 5'11", 07-11-69, Self, 00447976917022)
    VS Dan Guthrie (Yeovil, England, 45-12-1, 80.7kg, 6'2", 07-23-82, J Vance, 00447962388994)
    WINNER: Mo Kargbo by KO 1:07 Round 1.
    Dan Guthrie receives 45 day medical suspension until 16th January.

  9. IAB Pro Boxing: Light Heavyweight
    Rich Walker (Southampton, England, 7-4-1, 78.3kg, 5'9", 02-10-76, Self, 0447969166652)
    VS Kai Larson (Bournemouth, England, 14-6-2, 79.0kg, 5'9", 06-20-68, Dave Hyde, 00447905914974)
    WINNER: Rich Walker by TKO 0:38 Round 1.
    Kai Larson receives 30 day medical suspension until 31st December.

  10. IAB Pro Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Sam Morrison (Bournemouth, England. 11-2, 82.5kg, 6'1", 12-18-84, Marc Plunkett, 00447850660941)
    VS Paul Morby (Reading, England, 17-12, 79.9kg, 5'11", 10-15-79, Mike Ballingal, 00447748092145)
    WINNER: No Contest due to accidental head clash in R1. Morrison unable to continue.

  11. IAB Pro Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Alex Thorne (Bournemouth, England, 1-1 MMA 7-4, 85.1kg, 6'2", 01-05-90, Jim Johnstone, 01202 241649)
    VS Oliver Frettsome (Portsmouth, England, 4-2, 87.2kg, 6'1", 06-13-90, Mark Ellins, 00447876807091)
    WINNER: Oliver Frettsome by unanimous decision 40-36, 40-36, 40-37.

  12. IKF Pro K1 Rules: Light Middleweight
    Dan Winstanley (Blandford, England, 3-1 Am 36-4-2, 69.6kg, 5.9", 12-24-90, Self, 00447889831321)
    VS Ed Kelly (London, England, 5-4, 72.3kg, 5'10", 06-07-81, Winston Newton, 00447910045586)
    WINNER: Dan Winstanley by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  13. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Lee Mackeckie (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 78.1kg, 5'8", 02-03-23, Cornelius Car, 00447985062616)
    VS Maciej Borkzynski (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 78.4kg, 6'0", 09-22-80, John Whittam, 01202 294223)
    WINNER: Maciej Borkzynski by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.

  14. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Gary Landers (Bournemouth, England, 1-1, 78.9kg, 6', 02-23-68, John Orchard, 00447834286085)
    VS John Hassett (Bridgwater, England,1-0, 80.4kg, 5'10", 03-16-64, Arthur Meek, 01278 452128)
    WINNER: John Hassett by unanimous points 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  15. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Tom Chubb (Bournemouth, England, 1-3, 72.3kg, 5'9", 10-04-89, Marc Plunkett, 00447867494451)
    VS Ray Batsun (Portsmouth, England, 0-1-2, 74.6kg, 5'9", 02-04-78, Mark Ellins, 00447427643136)
    WINNER: Tom Chubb by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  16. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Jack Eason (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 86.4kg, 5'10", 6-4-84, John Orchard, 00447507295487)
    VS Steve Barthlumue (Portsmouth, England, 0-1, 82.7kg, 6'1", 6-2-78, Mark Ellins, 00447427643136)
    WINNER: Jack Eason by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  17. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Gary Rooke (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 80.9kg, 5'10", 10-22-80, John Orchard, 00447507295487)
    VS Les Symons (Bournemouth, England, 2-1, 81.9kg, 5'7", 1-10-71, Geoff Page, 00447766740608)
    WINNER: Gary Rooke by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.

  18. IKF Amateur FCR: Cruiserweight
    Darren Peterson (Bournemouth, England, 1-1, 87.6kg, 6'2", 4-16-81, Ross Phillips, 00447581467770)
    VS Jimmy Killick (Hastings, England, 1-0, 85.5kg, 5'11", 9-27-88, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Jimmy Killick by KO 1:16 Round 1.
    Darren Peterson receives 45 day medical suspension until 16th January.

  19. IKF Amateur K1 Rules: Super Middleweight
    Luke Butcher (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 77.8kg, 5'9", 5-26-77, Ross Phillips, 00447581467770)
    VS Steve Board (Weymouth, England, 0-1, 77.4kg, 5'11", 11-23-91, Tom Ashe, 0044781240950)
    WINNER: Luke Butcher by RSF 1:06 Round 2.
    Steve Board receives 30 day medical suspension until 31st December.
  20. IKF Amateur K1 Rules: Heavyweight
    Jamie Sloane (Bournemouth, England, 1-1, 102.7kg, 5'10", 11-1-89, Michael Namrit, 01202 486922)
    VS Eddie Issac Griffiths (Reading, England, 0-4, 105.3kg, 6'0", 12-20-78, 00447951497987, Darren Drake, 00447951497987)
    WINNER: Jamie Sloane by TKO 1:29 Round 1.
    Eddie Issac Griffiths was issued a 30 day medical suspension until 31st December.

  21. IKF Amateur K1 Rules: Middleweight
    Marina Nash (Bridgwater, England, 4-0-1, 73.1kg, 5'6", 12-23-87, Arthur Meek, 004477650424414)
    VS Kate Bowerbank (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 74.3kg, 6'0", 5-04-79, Andy Lawrence, 00447832168757)
    WINNER: Marina Nash by split decision 30-28, 29-28, 28-29.

  22. IKF Amateur K1 Rules: Super Middleweight
    Jamie Hopcroft (Hemel, England, 0-4-6, 78.3kg, 5'10", 11-13-90, Ashley Gettings, 00447581051647)
    VS Henri Burnaham (Hastings, England, 2-1-1, 77kg, 6'1", 02-13-91, Andy Chambers, 00447739390911)
    WINNER: Henri Burnaham by split decision 30-28, 29-28, 28-30.

FRIDAY, November 29th, 2013, AT 8:20 AM/ PST

As many here know, we don't usually post news about upcoming IAB Events like we do with our sister organizations
IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) or the ISCF (MMA).
However, this event had so much going on that we decided to place it on the news page.
Look for more posts about IAB Events from around the world like this one in the months to come.

Absolute Adrenaline & Phoenix Fight Night Presents
Bournemouth, England

  • WHEN: Sunday, December 1st, 2013
  • WHO: Absolute Adrenaline & Phoenix Fight Night
  • WHERE: Littledown Centre, Bournemouth, England
  • ISCF/ISCF/IAB Event Representative: Lee Beeston
  • ISCF/ISCF/IAB Event Referee: Trevor Chamberlain
  • ISCF/ISCF/IAB Judges: Graham Robinson, Sarah Beeston, Keith Adams
  • Ringside Physician (MD): Dr. Micah Atkinson & Ambulance: Jon Acc Paramedic Services
  • ISCF/ISCF/IAB Timekeeper: Dean Alexander
  • Promoter: Mr. Carl Sams & Mr Jimmy Johnstone At (01202) 294223
  • ON THE WEB: www.PhoenixMMAuk.co.uk



  • FIGHT CARD AS OF Friday, November 22, 2013 11:48 AM /PST

    1. Lonsdale White Collar BOXING - 3 x 2
      Lee Mackeckie (England) VS Maciej Borkzynski (England)

    2. Lonsdale White Collar BOXING - 3 x 2
      Tom Chubb (England) VS Ray Batsun (England)

    3. Lonsdale White Collar BOXING - 3 x 2
      Jack Eason (England) VS Steve Barthlumue (England)

    4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 3 x 2
      Julian Kerr (England) VS Ben Griffiths (England)

      Darren Peterson (England) VS Jimmy Killick (England)

    6. Lonsdale White Collar BOXING - 3 x 2
      Gary Rooke (England) VS Les Symons (England)

      Luke Butcher (England) VS Matt Cox (England)

    8. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Adam Urban (England) VS Danny Knight (England)

    9. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Paul Williams (England) VS Roger Dorway (England)

    10. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Clara Norman (England) VS Gemma Hewitt (England)

    11. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Fran Paz (England) VS Danny Salter (England)

      Marina Nash (England) VS Kate Bowerbank (England)

    13. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Justin Hicks (England) VS James Crow (England)

    14. Lonsdale White Collar BOXING - 3 x 2
      Gary Landers (England) VS John Hassett (England)

      Jamie Hopcroft (England) VS Henri Burnaham (England)

    16. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Jake Best (England) VS Harrison Western (England)

    17. IAB PRO BOXING - 6 x 2
      John Orchard (England) VS Martin Durrant (England)

    18. IAB PRO BOXING - 6 x 2
      Mo Kargbo (England) VS Dan Guthrie (England)

    19. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Rich Walker (England) VS Kai Larson (England)

    20. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Sam Morrison (England) VS Paul Morby (England)

    21. IKF PRO K1 KICKBOXING - 3 x 3
      Dan Winstanley (England) VS Ed Kelly (England)

    22. IAB PRO BOXING - 4 x 2
      Alex Thorne VS Dean Woodyatch - TBA

  • TBC
    • ISCF PRO MMA - 3 x 5
      Andy Manzola (England) vs Dave Gibson (England)

WEDNESDAY, September 18th, 2013, AT 11:20 PM/ PST

Former Heavyweight Boxer
Ken Norton Sr.
Passes Away at 70

August 9th, 1943 – September 18th, 2013

By Tyler Conway (Featured Columnist Bleacherreport.com)

Ken Norton Sr.,
an International Boxing Hall of Famer who is recognized by pundits as one of the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history, died Wednesday after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
He was 70 years old.

Norton, whose professional boxing career spanned three decades, died at an Arizona hospital where he had been undergoing rehabilitation due to complications stemming from a stroke, according to the Los Angeles Times' Claire Noland. Norton had previously overcome two strokes, a heart attack, quadruple bypass surgery and prostate cancer.

The former heavyweight champ is perhaps best known by boxing fans for his trilogy of fights against Muhammad Ali in 1973 and 1976. In the first bout between the two men, held at the San Diego Sports Arena, Norton shocked the world by defeating Ali in a split-decision and breaking his jaw in the process.

Ali would get revenge with controversial victories in their next two fights—one later in 1973 and the other in 1976—but Norton's victory over Ali in their first fight made him a star. He parlayed that notoriety into a fight against George Foreman in 1974, and a title win over Jerry Quarry in 1975 when Ali had vacated the strap.

Though Norton would lose the belt back to Ali in 1976, he would be awarded the WBC championship a year later. Larry Holmes defeated a declining Norton in 1978, ending a championship run that had lasted parts of five years.

Inside the sport of boxing, Norton is well-known for popularizing the cross-armed defense. Rarely seen before Norton employed the tactic to success early in his career—most notably against Ali—multiple other heavyweights began adopting it.

Norton, though, had perfected the craft. Where other fighters who used cross-armed protection often struggled with counterpunching, Norton's hands were quick enough that he rarely had that problem. He finished with a career record of 42-7-1 with 33 knockout victories. His last fight came in 1981, when he was knocked out by Gerry Cooney at Madison Square Garden.

After Norton's boxing career, he worked in the entertainment industry as an actor and commentator. He appeared in television shows like The A-Team and Knight Rider during the 1980s.

Norton is survived by his two sons, one of which is former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who won three Super Bowls over his 13-year career with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. played football at UCLA and had a long successful career in the NFL. In tribute to his father's boxing career, Ken Jr. would strike a boxing stance in the end zone each time he scored a defensive touchdown and throw a punching combination at the goalpost pad. He is currently the linebackers coach for the Seattle Seahawks. His other other son, Keith Norton, was once the weekend sports anchor for KPRC in Houston, Texas.


Ken Norton was twice voted "Father of the Year" by the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times in 1977. To quote Norton from his biography, Believe: Journey From Jacksonville: "Of all the titles that I've been privileged to have, the title of 'dad' has always been the best."

His son, Ken Norton Jr, He is now the linebackers' coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

Ken Norton's

Norton died on September 18, 2013, at a care facility in Las Vegas. He was 70 years old and had suffered a series of strokes in later life. Across the boxing world tributes were paid, with George Foreman calling him "the fairest of them all," and Larry Holmes saying that he "will be incredibly missed in the boxing world and by many."

A tribute to Ken Norton


Ali VS Norton II

Ken Norton's Boxing Record


TUESDAY, September 3rd, 2013, AT 8:40 PM/ PST

Former WBO Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Morrison
Passes Away At Age 44

January 2, 1969 – September 1, 2013

Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison passed away on Sunday evening at the age of 44. ESPN's Elizabeth Merrill first reported the news on Monday afternoon, noting that the once-great boxer died in a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Morrison was born in Gravette, Arkansas. He was an Irish-American who was raised in Delaware County, Oklahoma. Since Morrison's older brother and two uncles were boxers, Morrison's father urged him to begin boxing locally at the age of ten. At the age of 13, he used a fake ID and entered fifteen "toughman" contests (the minimum age for contestants was 21). He later told The New York Times that he lost only one of these matches.

In 1988, Morrison won the Regional Heavyweight Title – Kansas City Golden Gloves from Donald Ellis and advanced to the National Golden Gloves in Omaha, Nebraska, where he lost a split decision to Derek Isaman. Two weeks later, Morrison took part in the Western Olympic trials in Houston, Texas winning the Heavyweight Title and garnishing the "Most Outstanding Fighter" of the tournament. Two weeks after that at the Olympic Trials, held in Concord, California, Morrison lost a split decision to Ray Mercer, who would go on to win the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics. Morrison's combined professional and amateur record is 343–24–1, with 315 wins by knockout.

Morrison started his professional boxing career on November 10, 1988, with a first-round knockout of William Muhammad in New York City. Three weeks later, he scored another first-round knockout. In 1989, Morrison had 19 wins and no losses, 15 by knockout.

In 1989, actor Sylvester Stallone observed one of Morrison's bouts. Stallone arranged a script reading and cast Morrison in the movie Rocky V as Tommy "The Machine" Gunn, a young and talented protege of the retired Rocky Balboa. Originally an admirer of Rocky, Gunn's successes led him to goad Rocky into a street fight.

In 1991, Morrison, already the recipient of much television exposure, won fights against opponents James Quick Tillis and former world champion Pinklon Thomas. He was given an opportunity to face fellow undefeated fighter Ray Mercer, the WBO title holder in a Pay Per View card held on October 18, 1991. Morrison suffered the first loss of his career, losing by 5th round knockout. Morrison had six wins in 1992, including fights with Art Tucker and Joe Hipp, who would later become the first Native American to challenge for the world heavyweight title. In the Hipp fight, held June 19, 1992, Morrison was suffering from what was later discovered to be a broken hand and broken jaw, but rallied to score a knockout in the ninth round. After two wins in 1993, including one over two-time world title challenger Carl "The Truth" Williams, Morrison found himself fighting for the WBO title again, against heavyweight boxing legend George Foreman, who was himself making a comeback. As both men were famed for their punching power, an exciting battle was expected, but Morrison chose to avoid brawling with Foreman and spent the fight boxing from long range. Morrison was able to hit and move effectively in this manner, and after a closely contested bout he won a unanimous 12-round decision and the WBO title.

Morrison's first title defense was scheduled against Mike Williams, but when Williams withdrew on the night of the fight, Tim Tomashek stood in as a replacement. Although Tomashek had been prepared to fight as a backup plan, some news reports created the impression that he had just been pulled out of the crowd. The WBO later rescinded their sanctioning of this fight due to Tomashek's lack of experience. Almost immediately, talks of a fight with WBC champion Lennox Lewis began, but were halted when virtually unknown Michael Bentt upset Morrison in his next bout. Bentt knocked Morrison down three times, and the fight was stopped in the first round in front of a live HBO Boxing audience. Morrison recovered by winning three bouts in a row in 1994, but his last fight of the year, against Ross Puritty, ended with a draw.

Morrison won three fights in 1995 before meeting former #1 contender Razor Ruddock. Ruddock dropped Morrison to his knees in the first round, but Morrison recovered to force a standing count in round two and compete on even terms for five rounds. In the sixth round, Ruddock hurt Morrison with a quick combination, but just as it seemed Morrison was in trouble, he countered with a tremendous hook that put Ruddock on the canvas. Ruddock regained his feet, but Morrison drove him to the ropes and showered him with an extended flurry of blows. Just as the bell was about to sound, the referee stepped in and declared Morrison the winner by TKO.

The much-anticipated fight with Lewis, who had also lost his world championship, finally took place following the Ruddock match. Morrison was knocked out in the sixth round.

Scheduled to fight against Arthur Weathers, the Nevada Athletic Commission determined that Morrison had tested positive for HIV. The Commission suspended Morrison from boxing in Nevada. Several days later, Morrison's physician administered a test, which was also positive. At a news conference on February 15, 1996, Morrison said he had contracted HIV because of a "permissive, fast and reckless lifestyle". Morrison stated that he would "absolutely" never fight again.

At another news conference on September 19, 1996, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Morrison announced he wished to fight "one last time" when he could find an opponent, the proceeds of which would benefit his KnockOut AIDS Foundation. A spokesperson for the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Advisory Board said Morrison would probably not be permitted to fight in Oklahoma because of his Nevada suspension.

To treat his infection, Morrison said he took antiretroviral medication, which reduced his viral load to almost undetectable levels.

In 2006, Morrison said his HIV tests had been false positives. The Nevada commission's medical advisory board reviewed Morrison's 1996 test results and concluded they were "ironclad and unequivocal." Morrison said he tried to get a copy of the original test result but was unable to do so: "I don't think it ever existed." The Commission said Morrison could "contact the laboratory, and they would immediately release the results to him."

Beginning in 2007, Morrison began fighting again. After passing medical tests in Texas, West Virginia licensed Morrison to fight in the state, and in February 2007 he fought and beat John Castle.

Castle had also been the 2004 IKF/TKO Amateur North American Classic Champion. Castle had won the Amateur title in Orlando Florida, USA on August 15th when he defeated Chuck Baxter of Dubuque, Iowa, USA by split decision 29-28, 28-29 & 29-28. However, Castle had to forfeit the Amateur title because on November 4th, 2004 it was discovered that he had "THREE" Professional matches before the North American Classic "AMATEUR" Tournament. He made his Pro Boxing debut on October 7th 2003 against Damian Mansfield at the 8 Second Saloon in Indianapolis, Indiana winning by TKO at 55 seconds into the second round. Since then he has won all 3 of his Pro Boxing bouts. Baxter's loss was made a win and Castle was given no credit for his win. This took Castle's record from 11-0 to 10-0. Castle made his Pro Kickboxing debut in November, 2004. When he met Morrison his Professional Boxing record was 4-2. The Morrison bout was his last bout.

Morrison tested negative for HIV four times in January 2007. On July 22, 2007, the New York Times reported that Morrison took two HIV tests in 2007 plus a third specifically for the Times. HIV experts reviewed the three tests and concluded that the 1996 result had been a false positive. But ringside doctors expressed doubt, implying that the negative results were not in fact based on Morrison's blood. However, the experts agreed that no one is ever cured of HIV, so if his tests in 2007 showed that he was negative, then he was never infected with HIV. In January 2011, the RACJ, the boxing commission for the province of Quebec, required that Morrison take a supervised HIV test in advance of a scheduled 2011 fight. Morrison declined to take the test because he said it would be the same kind of test administered by Nevada in 1996. Instead, Morrison invited the Quebec commission to attend a public test, but the commission did not come. Morrison stated that if Quebec refused to license him, he would "take the dog and pony show somewhere else."

On September 1, 2013, Morrison died at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 44. Although an official cause of death has not been made public, Morrison's wife Trisha told MMADirt.com that he died of "acute respiratory and metabolic acidosis and multiple organ failure." She said Morrison had Miller Fisher Syndrome/Guillain Barre Syndrome.

Tommy Morrison's Boxing Record


THURSDAY, August 15th, 2013, AT 8:40 AM/ PST

Sacramento Boxer
Tony "The Tiger" Lopez
Wants Answers About California State Pension Fund For Boxers

A famous boxer from Sacramento tried to get his pension from the state. But when he couldn't get straight answers, he called Kurtis. He's Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, (50-8-1/34 KO's) a three-time world championship fighter.

California has a pension fund for boxers but Tony thinks he's being shorted. "This was my first title fight with Rocky Lockridge, fight of the year," said Tony Lopez, three-time world championship boxer. Tony was just 25 years old when he won his first world championship title. Now a decorated and retired fighter at age 50, he's qualified to collect his pension.

Back in 1982, California started the pension fund for boxers who fought at least 75 professional rounds in the state. But Tony recently found out his pension amount, about $34,000, was only a bit more than his brother's, Sal Lopez. (30-3/24 KO's). But Tony says after the pension program started, he fought three times as many fights as Sal.

"How am I only getting $2,000 more than my brother? Oh well we don't know how they calculate it. Well, however they calculate it, it's not right," said Tony. We asked the commissioner of the California AthleticCommission, which oversees this fund, why the numbers didn't seem to add up, and he initially wasn't sure how the pension fund was calculated either. "It's a very complicated formula," said Andy Foster, Executive Officer, California Athletic Commission.

We then contacted San Diego law professor, Bob Fellmeth, who wrote the law for this pension fund. He told us the number of rounds fought did make a difference. So we went back to the Commission, they found a provision in the law, allowing Tony's brother's 21 fights before the pension program started, to count.

"Once you count those fights, it brought the number of bouts to a very even number," said Foster. Which is why their pensions are about the same.

Tony has since received his pension check in full and is glad to finally get answers. "I'm a three time world champion because I don't quit. I never said I was the best fighter in the world but I tell you what, I don't quit," said Tony.

Since 1996, this pension program has been funded soley from ticket sales.
Right now, California is the only state that has a boxers pension fund.
There is $5.3 million currently in the fund.
But the Commission tells us they can't find more than 150 boxers who are entitled to share roughly $2 million.
So they want to get the word out about this pension available.

THURSDAY, May 23rd, 2013, AT 10:10 PM/ PST

Results From Absolute Adrenalin's
May 19th, 2013 - Bournemouth, Kent, England



Natalie Bee
(Poole, England, 17-2-1, 57.7kg, 5'8", 11-26-81, John Orchard / Carl Sams, 01202294223)
Lisa Schewe
(Oburhausen, Germany, 29-6, 57.7kg, 5'5", 09-20-89, Ramon Logisch, 00447855473223)
WINNER: Natalie Bee by split decision 49-47, 47-48, 50-46.

This much anticipated re-match between 2 premier female fighters did not disappoint the packed audience at the 02 in Bournemouth. Bee had previously dominated in their first meeting under Full Contact Rules, but on this occasion we stepped into Schewes territory of low kicks and knees. This was a bold move for Bee, having only crossed over to K1 rules in the last 5 months but her pedigree as a 3 x world champion in Full Contact, and Schewes several versions of the European title, made this a credible encounter.

Round 1 saw Bee start fast with punch and low kick combinations. Schewe carefully placed her own low kicks as she found her range and mid round she began to up the power. Her boxing skills had also improved but were not at Bee's level. By the end of the round Bee's lead leg was already marked up as was Schewe's face.

Round 2 was much the same. Schewe stepped up and Bee went with her, throwing punch combinations and kicks. She was not yet comfortable in the clinch and Schewe began to exploit this. It was Schewe's low kicks and knees verses Bees punching and all round kicking.

With Bee 2 rounds up, the German stepped up another gear in the 3rd and Bee went with her again. This was now an absolute war that showed the clear differences between the fighters. Schewe was the comfortable seasoned low kicker whilst Bee was the new kid on the K1 rules block who was prepared take any amount of punishment in order to give it back.

It was an absorbing battle that continued through the 4th and 5th with an amazing variety of combinations from each fighter. A solid punch combination opened Bee's nose but her response was to come back with 8 unanswered punches of her own. At the final bell both were convinced that they had the decision.

A split decision went to Bee which the German team struggled to accept, but did so in the same sporting manner that they always have. Bee had the aggression, variety and the punches. Schewe had the low kicks, Bee's lead leg certainly showed the marks, and the knee strikes. You could not have argued with a decision either way but tonight Natalie Bee was crowned new IKF Champion

  1. IAB Pro: Light Heavyweight
    John Orchard (Bournemouth, England, 16-4 FCR 57-4-2, 77.9kg, 6'1", 09-17-90, Carl Sams 01202294223)
    VS Terry West (Portsmouth, England, 35-6, 6'1", 80.2kg, 6'1", 02-08-91, Mark Ellins 0044787680709)
    WINNER: John Orchard by technical decision 40-36, 40-36, 40-36.
    Bout stopped due to accidental head clash resulting in a cut to Orchards eye in 4th round. Scorecards calculated for completed rounds.

  2. IAB Pro: Light Heavyweight
    Marc Plunkett (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, Am 30-10, 78.9kg, 5'10", 06-21-72, Marc Plunkett 004478677414451)
    VS Danny Zuco (Barnsley, England, 18-24-3, 76.7kg, 5'11", 06-29-86, Bridie Murphy 00447815098275)
    WINNER Marc Plunkett by KO 1:33 round 1.
    * Danny Zuco receives a 45 day medical suspension until 4th July 2013.

  3. IAB Pro: Middleweight
    John Whittam (Bournemouth, England, 0-0-1, Am 3-0, Am FCR 10-1-1, 72.05kg, 6'1", John Orchard 00447967513856)
    VS Danny Salter (Portsmouth England, 6-10-1, 69.75kg, 5'8", Mark Ellins 00447876807091)
    WINNER: Majority Draw 37-37, 38-37, 37-37.

  4. IKF Pro FCR: Light Middleweight
    Rod Phelps (Bournemouth, England, 0-1-1, 69.7kg, 5'7", 06-21-78, Don Schouler 00447887536531)
    VS Jon Sovold (Bergen Norway, 0-1-1, 72.0kg, 5'10", 01-27-86, Trevor Ambrose 0044748028496)
    DECISION: Draw 38-38, 38-39, 40-38.

  5. IKF Pro FCR: Light Heavyweight
    Alayhan Alaa (Bergen, Norway, 1-0, 80.0kg, 6'1", 07-06-87, Trevor Ambrose 0044748028496)
    VS Shaun King (Bournemouth, England, 0-1 Am FCR 4-1, 78.85kg, 6'1", 08-28-82, John Orchard 00447967513856)
    WINNER: Alayhan Alaa by unanimous decision 40-34, 40-34, 40-35.

  6. IAB Amateur: Light Heavyweight
    Brett Haslett (Bridgwater, England, 1-0, MMA 1-2, 78.65kg, 5'10", 02-05-91, Arthur Meek 00447765042414)
    VS Eremias Vethe (Bournemouth, England, 1-1, 77.15kg, 6'2", 09-17-85, Marc Plunkett 00447923897487)
    WINNER: Brett Haslett by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  7. IAB Amateur: Super Heavyweight
    Tom Boulton (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 106.3kg, 6'2", 06-01-88, Don Schouler 00447809776577)
    VS Dave Farley (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 119.0kg, 6'1", 06-22-89, Cornelius Carr 00447871874200)
    WINNER: Tom Boulton by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-28.

  8. IAB Amateur: Welterweight
    Dave Joyce (Portsmouth, England, 2-0, 64.8kg, 5'7", 05-25-13, Mark Ellins 0044787680709)
    VS Anthony Kit (Bournemouth, England, 0-2, 66.6kg, 5'8", 08-28-90, John Orchard 00447834286085)
    WINNER: Tom Joyce by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  9. IAB Amateur: Light Middleweight
    Ollie Jones (Bournemouth, England, 1-3 MMA 2-2, 69.65kg, 5'8", 01-08-88, Jim Johnstone 00447960889803)
    VS Pete Toffis (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 71.45kg, 5'6", 10-11-85, John Orchard 00447834286085)
    WINNER: Ollie Jones by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  10. IAB Amateur: Light Middleweight
    Stuart Mckenzie (Bournemouth, England, 2-0, 70.7kg, 5'7", 04-05-88, Greg Winter 00447969721929)
    VS Tom Chubb (Bournemouth, England, 0-3, 72.2kg, 5'10", 04-10-89, Marc Plunkett 00447923897487)
    WINNER: Stuart Mckenzie by majority decision 29-28, 28-29, 30-28.

  11. IAB Amateur: Super Cruiserweight
    Shauny Soden (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 91.95kg, 6'1", 07-06-90, Ross Phillips 004475965514348)
    VS Adam Newman (Bournemouth, England, 0-3, 93.95kg, 6'2", 05-17-90, John Whittam 00447814532212)
    WINNER: Shauny Sodden by TKO 1:25 round 2.
    Adam Newman receives a 30 day medical suspension until 19th June 2013.

  12. IAB Amateur: Light Middleweight
    James Crow (Bournemouth, England, 5-1-1, 72.8kg, 6'0", 08-11-84, Cornelius Carr 00447871874200)
    VS Lewie Omara (Portsmouth, England, 6-2-4, 71.7kg, 5'6", 03-04-99, Mark Ellins 0044787680709)
    WINNER: Draw 29-28, 28-29, 29-29.

  13. IAB Amateur: Super Middleweight
    Jake Gillet (Bridgwater England, 1-0, 76.4kg, 5'10", 01-14-94, Arthur Meek 00447765042414)
    VS Paul Flachi (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 75.25kg, 6'1", John Orchard 00447967513856)
    WINNER: Jake Gillet by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-26.

  14. IKF Amateur FCR: Heavyweight
    Darren Peterson (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 97.8kg, 6'2", 04-16-81, Ross Phillips 004475965514348)
    VS Gary Higgins (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 100.55kg, 6'1", 03-05-70, Dave Hyde 00447905914974)
    WINNER: Darren Peterson by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  15. IKF Amateur FCR: Super Lightweight
    Clara Norman (Bournemouth, England, 3-1 Boxing 0-2-2, 63.1kg, 5'9", 11-18-70, Carl Sams 01202294223)
    VS Zoe Card (Gloucester, England, 2-3, 60.59kg, 5'6", 07-16-89, Alan Carter 01452308344)
    WINNER: Clara Norman by majority decision 29-28, 28-28, 30-28.

  16. IKF Amateur FCR: Light Cruiserweight
    Paul Williams (Bournemouth, England, 1-1-1 Boxing 4-0-1, 84.9kg, 6'0", 06-10-86,Ross Phillips 004475965514348)
    VS Brett Armes (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, Boxing 0-1, 84.65kg, 5'10", 06-23-73, Dave Hyde 00447905914974)
    WINNER: Paul Williams by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  17. IKF Amateur K1 Rules: Super Welterweight
    Sam Wise (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 69.05kg, 5'6", 05-22-90, Michael Namrit 01202244434)
    VS Alex Fowler (Bournemouth, England, 0-2, 68.5kg, 5'8", 10-21-87, Dave Hyde 00447905914974)
    WINNER: Sam Wise by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

TUESDAY, May 7th, 2013, AT 4:10 PM/ PST

10-Time World Champion Rick Roufus
14-Time World Champion Evander Holyfield
To A Heavyweight Boxing Fight
The Fight of the Masters... Legend vs. Legend!

With all the changes in the world of boxing and not enough heavyweights that make for a good fight for either champion, it only made sense for the best of both worlds to collide in the fight of the decade.
With Rick Roufus at 47 years of age, 218 pounds at 6ft., and Evander Holyfiled at 50 years young, at 218 pounds and 6ft. 2 in, it was only inevitable for the two champs to finally meet in the ring.

A true traditional boxing champion, Evander Holyfield is an American professional boxer with 57 fights, 44 wins, 29 by knockout and 14 World Titles. He is the former undisputed world champion in both the Cruiserweight and Heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname "The Real Deal". Holyfield's last bout was in May of 2011 when he defeated Brian Nielsen of Korsoer, Denmark (64-1) in Nielsen's hometown of Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark by TKO at 2:49 of round 10 in a scheduled 12 round bout. At the time all 3 judges had Holyfield ahead, 88-82.

Former 2 time IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) Pro World Champion kickboxer and holder of numerous other World titles, Rick "The Jet" Roufus is an American Kickboxing champion and one of the most famous kickboxers in the world. With 78 fights, 65 wins, 44 by knockout and 10 World Titles.

He won the IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Light Heavyweight World Title when he defeated Michael McDonald of Vancouver, BC, Canada, by "KO" at :43 seconds of round 1 at Caesars Tahoe Casino in Tahoe, Nevada on January 22nd, 1994.

On May 15th, 1999 in Lowell Massachusetts, USA he added the IKF Pro International Rules Heavyweight World title to his trophy case when he defeated Stan Longinidis of Boxhill, Victoria, Australia by TKO after Loniginidis suffered a broken bone in his foot at the end of round 9. Roufus was ahead on all 3 judges cards at the time, 89-81, 86-83 and 88-81.

In all, he won world titles as a super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight and held titles for all the major kickboxing bodies (IKF, PKA, ISKA, FFKA and KICK).

Rick also recorded 19 professional boxing fights (13-5-1 with 11 KO's) with 11 wins by knockout. On August 10th, 1996 he defeated Sean McClain (21-4-10) at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA by TKO at 2:20 of round 4 to win the WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight title.

Roufus' last bout was on October 14th, 2012 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. His bout was with kickboxer James Wilson and after 3 rounds the bout ended in a draw. Prior to that bout he had fought on September 8th, 2012 at the K-1 World Grand Prix in Los Angeles, USA where he defeated Mighty Mo after 3 rounds by split decision.

Trainer Freddie Roach who say's it will be a great fight also stated that with no real heavyweight match ups for these two classy fighters, this should be a great final showdown. The Roufus camp has made numerous attempts at contacting the Holyfield camp in hopes of setting this fight up for September of this year. They have sent out messages to many of Holyfield's people and they seem very interested but have not given a solid answer yet.

If the challenge is accepted by Holyfield it would match-up two of the top fighters in the world representing Professional kickboxing and professional Boxing. it would be for the first Inter-League battle of the world under traditional - Professional Boxing rules.

For additional media inquiries for Mr. Roufus, call Melissa Ingram at (602) 434-5055 or Fred Zermeno at (213) 219-1060.

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