Come support the FIVE POINTS FIGHT TEAM on Saturday, December 12th in Flushing, NY. Always a great event, this show promises to be outstanding. Gaius Ebratt will defend his WKA Title Belt against King Opaku (Sitan Gym), Chris White faces Omar Estevez (Sitan Gym) and Youyung Cho will step in against Jonathan Browne (Team Demolition). The team has been training hard; check back for results!
A great night for the Five Points Fight team. Much thanks to the many, many Five Points students who made the trip out to support the fighters!
Youyung Cho was the 1st member of the Fight team to step into the ring. Facing an awkward and unorthodox opponent in Jonathan Browne of Team Demolition, Youyung looked a little uncomfortable in round one. But he settled into his rhythm in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, repeatedly landing a sweet cross to the body, hook to the head combination. Building on this strong start, Youyung added in solid kicks to finish. Looking stronger and more relaxed as the bout went on, Youyung finished with a clear win by unanimous decision.
Next up was Chris White against Omar Estevez of Sitan Gym. Estevez came out strong and aggressive from the opening bell. Keeping Chris backing up he pushed the advantage with solid body combinations. Chris never gave up, landing good punch/kick combinations in bursts with solid work in the clinch. But Estevez never wavered from his strategy of straight-ahead attacks, maintaining the advantage for the win by decision.
The crowd eagerly awaited the rematch between Gaius and King Opaku of Sitan Gym. Defending his WKA Title against King was also the chance for Gaius to avenge the only loss on his record, a loss that came early in his fighting career. The crowd was not disappointed as the two put on the fight of the night. King came out looking composed and confident, throwing big bombs with the hands and looking to take Gaius out. But Gaius has matured into one of the finest up-and-coming fighters in the country in the super middleweight division. Weathering the hard shots, Gaius calmly established his dominance as the rounds wore on. His usual impressive performance in the clinch was matched by a display of boxing prowess, both offensively as he landed hard combinations and in a virtuoso display of defensive slipping. In the 5th round Gaius sealed the bout, utilizing his fearsome front kick, digging the knee against King's boxing, looking fresh and strong and landing two beautiful high roundhouse kicks to the neck of a very tough Opaku. At the final bell it was Gaius by decision to remain WKA Regional Champion.
Saturday, December 12th
7 Train Theater
134-37 35th Ave
Flushing Queens NY
doors 6 pm, first bell 6:30 pm.
Tickets available at the Five Points Academy reception desk or online here.