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Topic:Rab Burt Iska Commonwealth Champion
Muaythai King
Posted: 2007-11-14 04:41:51
Well done Rab!
Liam R
Posted: 2007-11-14 04:49:40
Posted: 2007-11-14 05:10:10
When was this?
Who against?
Posted: 2007-11-14 05:36:07
Well done Rab; a very good fighter and a really sound bloke. The fight was on a dinner show organised by Tommy McCarthy in Aberdeen last Friday (Tommy actually fought on the show himself for charity). Rab's original opponent pulled out at the last minute and Guy Ramsey stepped in as a late replacement. Guy put up a good performance but Rab's kicks started to tell on Guy and he decided to retire after the 3rd round (I think). Guy was fit, as he always keeps himself in shape, but not fight 100% fit and Rabs's attacks began to sap his resistance. Rab deserved this title shot and I am sure he will go on to defend the title.
Posted: 2007-11-14 06:52:03
Well done Rab, and well done to Guy for stepping in at last minute
Peter Finnigen(finnie)
Posted: 2007-11-14 07:13:52
well done Rab & also to Guy max respect Finnie
Posted: 2007-11-14 08:22:56

Congratulations to Rab Burt from Base Muay Thai on becoming the new ISKA Commonwealth Champion. Rab was matched with Michael Eagan from Wales who pulled out the night before the fight due to flu. After many hours spent on the phone, Paul Hennessy managed to get a credible replacement.
Once again Guy Ramsay went above and beyond the call of duty and stepped in with only hours to spare. The fight was close after the 1st two rounds, Guy was scoring well with good teeps followed by some dangerous high kicks forcing Rab to keep things tight. Both Guy and Rab stepped up a gear in the third each getting caught with an elbow and late into the round Rab hit Guy with a cracking body kick, which resulted in an 8 count. Guy retired after the 3rd. Guy Ramsay is a true warrior and a credit to all, can't thank you enough Guy.
This was a great year for Rab and Base Muay Thai. Rab has made a lot of sacrifices, not seeing much of his son Declan and partner Leah. He put in 110% for his preparation as always.
Thanks to Vinny Shoreman who showed Rab how to believe in himself after his loss to young Paul Grant. Vinny is one gem of a guy who has found his true calling in sports psychology. After one visit to the Base Gym, we were all buzzing and looking forward to training hard and reaping the rewards. Vinny will be back in Scotland in Feb of next year for a series of seminars.
Also a big thanks to Steven Grant who prepared Rab for each fight. Steven has endured 100’s of rounds of pad work and drills and has become one of the best pad men in the business. To James Jarvie, Rick Barnhill, Graeme Ness, John Dick, Douggie Clark and the boy’s at O’Briens gym, cheers for the extra sparring.
And finally (honest), thanks to Clinton and Jane Gray, for their continued sponsorship and support and to all who travelled to Aberdeen to cheer on the Big Yin.


Some pics, still waiting on the action shots.
Posted: 2007-11-14 08:27:19

Big Rab and proud coach Bobby Quinn.
Posted: 2007-11-14 08:28:25

Rab and Guy
Posted: 2007-11-14 08:29:38

Base and Caledonian crew.
Posted: 2007-11-14 08:31:21

The silverware
Alan i
Posted: 2007-11-14 13:57:32
Just like to congratulate Rab on his win and also to congratulate Guy for stepping up to the mark when called upon. Two great fighters both of them are a credit to their Gyms. Would loved to have seen the fight.
Posted: 2007-11-14 17:38:59
Congrats rab mate, cracking news at good luck to the whole gym. Guy your a proper legend simple as!
Posted: 2007-11-14 17:40:45
Thank you too its pleasure really because your such good people looking forward to doing it all again in February as i love Chicks missus Steak pie lol,motivation is needed in sports and i will be pursuing it as a career in 2008,Rab,Bobby,Eileen,Stevie,Chick and family your why the worlds a lovely place simple as that 3 fights 3 win three belts oi!!! welterweights you have thread in Rab trust me,Guy your a true credit to your country and the sport ever the gentleman good luck and see you all very soon thank you love V and supergym x x
Posted: 2007-11-16 11:32:14

Posted: 2007-11-16 11:33:37

Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2007-11-17 09:24:02
Well done big yin, you deserved that shot and I'm sure you'll hold onto that belt for a long time! Also well done to Guy for stepping in as Super Sub again.
Posted: 2007-11-17 11:51:26
How come everyone in Scotland is not as good looking as me lol x
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