Come support the Five Points Fight Team as they return to the World Wide Boxing Gym to participate in the the 8th "Muay Thai Challenge."
Muay Thai Challenge 8: Rumble in the Bronx
World Wide Boxing Gym
3134 Jerome Ave, 2nd Flr
Bedford Park NY 10469
Doors at 6pm; 1st bout at 7:30 pm
Discounted tickets available at the front desk for Five Points students.
Youyung v. Jaffer Panezai (Weapons 9)
Youyung was first up, taking a big step up to face the experienced USMTA Title Holder, Jaffer Panezai. The champion jumped on Youyung from the opening bell landing hard punch combinations that set Youyung on his heels. A slick technician, Youyung never seemed able to find his rhythm throughout the 1st two rounds against Panezai's non-stop punching. Having weathered some seriously hard shots, round three saw Youyung coming into his own: moving forward, countering with combinations, but it was too late. A huge fight for Youyung in terms of experience and growth as a fighter, but a win for Panezai by unanimous decision.
Michael v. William Ortiz (Lions Roar)
Ortiz is a young, talented fighter, very slick with great skills. But Michael would not be denied. Walking through Ortiz's front kicks form round 1, Michael unleashed a relentless barrage of cross-hook combinations that had Ortiz bruised and bloodied. Michael continued this tactic in the second round, countering Ortiz roundhouse kicks with the same cross-hook and followed by a round-house of his own. Round 3 was more of the same with Michael stalking a visibly exhausted Ortiz around the ring. An exciting fight and a very impressive win for Michael by unanimous decision.
Thanks as always to the many Five Points students who came out to support the fighters!