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Topic:Wmc I-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2009, Hong Kong
Posted: 2009-03-01 21:43:54
WMC I-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2009, will be held in Star Hall, Hong Kong Trade & Exhibition Centre, on 21 April 2009.


Once again, in the 65 kg World Grand Prix[/b], there are 8 champions from 8 countriesAt the end of the day, there will be only one KING!

The 8 champions are:

Andrei Kulebin (Belarus),
3 times and defending I-1 World Champion, holder of 12 world titles.

Santichai Or Boonchuay (Thailand),
3 times I-1 GP finalist, former Chiangmai Champion.

Yoon Ha-Jin (Korea),
GSMTA Lightweight Champion and Korea Kyuk Too Ki Champion

Stephen Meikle (Scotland),
IKF British Welterweight Muaythai Champion and former Scottish Welterweight Muaythai Champion

Michael Dicks (England),
WMC Intercontinental Champion, SIMTA British Champion and UKMF English Champion

Peymen Shahrokni (Sweden),
Boxing and Muaythai Champion of Sweden

Mark Sarracino (Australia),
Reigning WMC Australian Pro Muaythai Champion

Dave Hale (Canada),
WMF North American Muaythai Champion and CAMTAO International Muaythai Champion

Super Fights:
Joey ¡§Bam Bam¡¨ Lee (Hong Kong), WMC Asian Champion
Rosalie Berghuis (Holland), WMC World Champion and 3 times Thepprasit Stadium Champion

Bryan ¡§Stormy Kid¡¨ To (Hong Kong),
Former Hong Kong Flyweight Champion and Gold Medallist of IFMA World Championships
Damien Trainor (England),
IKF World Champion and European Champion

Promoter: Master Kim Ip
Date: 21st April 2009
Official Website:
Venue: Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition
Centre, Kowloon Bay.(Star Hall)
Time: Enter: 6:30pm Start: 7:00pm

Posted: 2009-03-01 21:44:58

stu holden
Posted: 2009-03-02 05:09:09
Best of luck Dixie and Damien.
martin siam
Posted: 2009-03-02 08:53:59
same here lads the very best of luck
Posted: 2009-03-02 09:04:19
hi toospunky, your the chap with all the top mt fights on youtube arnt you. your fights are the best on youtube by a mile
Posted: 2009-03-02 09:08:57
Chokdee to the Brits.

Is there still 48hrs between weigh-in and fight on the I-1 tourney?
I bet you could get some disgraceful weight back on in that time!!!!!
Weigh-in at 65kgs, fight at nearer 75!!!!!
Posted: 2009-03-02 10:19:34
Hi Paul, yes that's me. Thank you for your kind words! ^_^

Hi Mr. C, yes there's still 48 hrs between weigh-in and fight on the I-1 tourney. Besides the I-1 tourney, this is the usual practice in all muaythai events in Hong Kong.
Posted: 2009-03-02 10:24:02

Posted: 2009-03-02 12:34:20
Awesome tourny and we got so well looked after last yr , we wanted for nothing ...apart from a little longer to cut weight maybe lol and a sauna .... if the Brits want one there is a sauna place just across the road .... if you are still using the T house hotel round the corner from Master Ips gym ...

Good luck with the show and hope you are well
Posted: 2009-03-02 13:52:54
Are Kulebin and Santichai in the tourney or a superfight?
Posted: 2009-03-02 13:53:37
Whoops, should read the post properly. Kulebin's gotta be the front runner to take this out again.
Posted: 2009-03-02 19:15:14
kulebin is a monster! watch out for Bryan To, he is been up with some tough opposition and grown tremendously, he is of course a top guy too!
Joey finally has some real opposition, last few fights all ended on first round ko's! she is the sweetest girl when not fighting!
plentyyyyyy of saunas in HK! lol
Posted: 2009-03-02 19:15:21
kulebin is a monster! watch out for Bryan To, he is been up with some tough opposition and grown tremendously, he is of course a top guy too!
Joey finally has some real opposition, last few fights all ended on first round ko's! she is the sweetest girl when not fighting!
plentyyyyyy of saunas in HK! lol
Posted: 2009-03-02 19:38:57
Revised poster for Super Fights.
Posted: 2009-03-02 19:41:31

Posted: 2009-03-02 20:04:48
Hi atreiu, Joey last fought in a rematch with Ferial Ameerodien at Planet Battle and won on points.
Posted: 2009-03-02 20:54:10
hi mate, yeah i was there, Ferial was amazing, a rematch and the 2 are good friends!!! the first fight ended with a tko win via elbow cut, in something like 30 sec?!
Posted: 2009-03-02 20:55:34
does anyone have any infos on rosalie berhuis??
Posted: 2009-03-02 21:27:10

Hi Chris, I got the info of Rosalie from the Scorpion Gym website:

Fight name: Rosalie Berghuis
Name in Passport: Rosalie Berghuis
Nickname Rosalie
Place/date of birth: Amsterdam 01-10-1087
Fight weight: 53,5-57 kg
Length: 1.70 cm
Fights: 23
Win: 18
Draw: 1
Lost: 4
Thepprasit stadium champion 2001-2x in 2003 ¡V 2004 ¡V 2005
Chonburi province champion 2002
WMC champion 2006

Posted: 2009-03-02 21:29:22
That's rather impossible that she was born in 1087, right? ROFL
Posted: 2009-03-02 21:38:32
HAHAHAHAH stamina at that age must be a problem!!!
Posted: 2009-03-02 21:56:10
toospunky = canathus??
Posted: 2009-03-02 22:20:50
I don't know who canathus is.
I am Nigel Chan, friend of Kim Ip's.
I don't work for Kim but I am quite heavily involved in I-1, including emceeing the events, commentating the DVDs and doing some match-ups.
Chris, we've met a number of times. Don't you remember me?
Posted: 2009-03-03 00:14:18
of course! i thought you were nigel, yeah man! nice to see you in here, anyway looking forward to this fights, fun stuff!!
by the way were you mcing last event with preacher? i couldn't make that one unfurtunatelly!

Posted: 2009-03-03 01:01:15
Hi Chris. No I didn't emcee the last event with Preacher. That was a Libogen FN show. I am only involved with I-1.
Posted: 2009-03-03 05:30:09
you are the best! see you soon!
Posted: 2009-03-03 15:36:03
steven miekel ? bwaaaahh
Kevin Hughes
Posted: 2009-03-05 01:00:01
Stevie Miekle is a machine,

Dicks is a machine, No push overs in this 8 man.
Gary O'Brien STBA
Posted: 2009-03-05 02:22:58
Good luck Stevie, hope the the weighin isn't too tough for you, but when you make it, those 2 says are going to be amazing, you'll go in like a sumo! LOL Is this Full Thai Rules? If so Dicks has to have a shot, good luck to both!
liam badco
Posted: 2009-03-05 04:11:20
all the best to the uk guys especially Ratamus manamus :) Miekle has nice muaythai style and will be big 2 days after andf dicks will sling elbows like hes in a mosh pit so both will do well.
Liam R
Posted: 2009-03-05 04:16:22
What weight is the tournament at
Posted: 2009-03-05 04:22:19
Liam R
Posted: 2009-03-05 07:42:14
You,Liam and Andy should be banned from anything that permits 48hour weigh in, i reckon liam could do k-1max 70kg weigh in then k1 95+ 48hours after lol
Posted: 2009-03-05 07:47:03
It would certainly be interesting to know how much weight ppl put on.

I remember when I fought at Raja and there was this "lil fella" who weighed in at 55kgs at 8am, and came back at 67/68kgs at 7pm the same day!!!!
liam badco
Posted: 2009-03-05 08:56:15
beag that was saenchai jikrienkrai 56.5 to 66.5 in 12 hours
Posted: 2009-03-05 09:01:07
That was dispicable!
I can think of someone to challenge that though. :)
Posted: 2009-03-05 09:12:36
i remember this kid from leeds did 62- 72 in about 24hrs or less...

Posted: 2009-03-05 09:28:53
holy shit, is it even possible? 10 kilos?! wow waterless at weight in! he must have been well dryyy!
Posted: 2009-03-28 10:41:41
Dave Hale of Canada has pulled out due to an injury.
He has been replaced by Valdet Gashi of Germany.
stu holden
Posted: 2009-03-28 13:18:39
Adam Smith fought Bryan Kid at the IFMA world cup in 2007. Took it to points but lost. From what i remember Bryan was very fast moving in and out of range.
Posted: 2009-03-29 05:43:47

New Poster:
Posted: 2009-03-30 06:04:26
this will be a good one.what size is the venue and will it be televised?
by the way, I second what paulinthailand says toospunky , you have some great clips on youtube
Posted: 2009-03-30 13:54:45
the star hall is bloody huge and a great venue ... top promo as it goes ...all singing and dancing
Posted: 2009-03-30 23:06:46
Many thanks, HAWKMAN and paulinthailand!
The two I-1 events in 2008 will be televised on TVB Jade in Hong Kong soon, not sure about this one.
Posted: 2009-04-09 12:14:03
Rosalie Berghuis of Holland has pulled out due to an illness.
She has been replaced by WMF World Champion and IFMA European Champion, Ala Ivashkevich of Belarus.
Posted: 2009-04-09 12:17:33

Rosalie Berghuis of Holland has pulled out due to an illness.
She has been replaced by WMF World Champion and IFMA European Champion, Ala Ivashkevich of Belarus.
Posted: 2009-04-20 06:12:59

Hi everybody!

All fighters have arrived and weighed in successfully!

Tomorrow is the day! Chokdee!

Here is the draw for the 8-man tourney:

Will post some photos soon!
Posted: 2009-04-20 08:23:01
All in the luck of the draw with tournaments.
I think Kulebin has an easy route and the final will either be:
Kulebin V Dicks
Kulebin V Santichai

BUT (...big but), with full rules from the start ANYTHING can happen.

Good luck guys.
Posted: 2009-04-20 10:05:10
stu holden
Posted: 2009-04-20 11:26:26
David Mc
Posted: 2009-04-20 14:21:09
Good luck Dixie and Paul Hamilton bring it back to the North East
Liam R
Posted: 2009-04-20 15:21:24
any1 betting? £30 on kulebin
Posted: 2009-04-21 07:37:47
Results ????
Posted: 2009-04-21 08:54:09
Kulebin is the best tournament fighter I've ever watched...methodical, calculating, hard, accurate strikes without overexerting or self-inflicting injury. He' my pick to take it too.
Posted: 2009-04-21 09:04:41
Best of Luck to Meikle
Dan G
Posted: 2009-04-21 11:08:18
Michael won first fight against Valdet Gashi.
Santichai stopped Stephen Meikle

Michael then lost on points to Santichai. Santichai stopped Kulebin in the final end first round - Kulebin couldn't continue.

Damien lost on points - was apparently bit of a robbery..
Alix James
Posted: 2009-04-21 11:32:54
Bit of a robbery...too right..I was watching with my blind friend and his dog confirmed Damien had outclassed his opponent. Damien looking alot smaller that his Chinese opponent, yet sharper and definitly in rounds 2 and 3 out scoring him greatly.

Kulebin looked fit and strong but think a cut from the quarter finals went against him early on in the final.

Miekle got hit with elbows early on and didnt really get chance to regain his head before Santichai stepped things up, smashing elbow to end that fight, shame as I was hoping Miekle would get into the later stages.

Good performances from Michael - 2 tough fights - great showing for the UK at this I-1

Also very impressed with the Belarusian girl who fought Joey, very strong in the clinch, great timing and work rate throughout
matthew goulden
Posted: 2009-04-21 12:00:58
Anywhere to watch any of this event?
Posted: 2009-04-21 13:04:22
the DVD will be out later this year
Posted: 2009-04-21 13:38:31
It was a great show and a pleasure to be on it all ive had of everyone in the arena is "you won easily" all this is off fellow chinese here.

I felt anything he did i answered back quickly never really giving him any edge. If you had to argue any part of the fight it would of been 30secs of the 1st round when he hit me with a jumping knee which took the wind out of me and he steamed in then but still couldnt really take a great advantage.

This is my opinion of course but pretty much what im getting off everyone.
Posted: 2009-04-21 13:39:36
But it would be great to fight on one of Kim Ip's shows again
Posted: 2009-04-21 14:11:21
Hi everybody! I just got back home from the show! Thank you for your interest in I-1!

Here are the results:

Undercard 1
Tony Chu def. Mike Elko by unanimous decision

Undercard 2
Chau Tak Cheung def. Lin Hang Hong by unanimous decision

I-1 GP QF 1
Michael Dicks (England) def. Valdet Gashi by unanimous decision

I-1 GP QF 2
Santichai Or. Boonchuay (Thailand) def. Stephen Meikle (Scotland) by R1 KO

I-1 GP QF 3
Andrei Kulebin (Belarus) def. Peyman Shahrokni (Sweden) by unanimous decision

I-1 GP QF 4
Mark Sarracino (Australia) def. Youn Ha-Jin (Korea) by R3 KO

Undercard 3
Gary "Pan Pan" Tang def. Yeung Wai Lun by unanimous decision

WMC I-1 Asian Title Bout
Ala Ivashkevich (Belarus) def. Joey "Bam Bam" Lee (Hong Kong) by unanimous decision

I-1 GP SM 1
Santichai Or Boonchuay (Thailand) def. Michael Dicks (England) by uanimous decision

I-1 GP SM 2
Andrei Kulebin (Belarus) def. Mark Sarracino (Australia) by unanimous decision

I-1 Super Fight
Bryan "Stormy Kid" To (Hong Kong) def. Damien Trainor (England) by split decision

I-1 GP Final
Santichai Or Boonchuay (Thailand) def. Andrei Kulebin (Belarus) by TKO, end of R1, Kulebin could not come out for R2 due to a leg injury.

Posted: 2009-04-21 17:02:05
Damien unlucky mate, but you no what its like when your fighting abroad sometimes, on the upside you got a great little trip and a wicked show to fight on, and maybe can blag yourself a return trip for a rematch eh??
Rex Rumble
Posted: 2009-04-21 17:58:45
hey guy can someone give me a run down on the mark saracino vs andrei quarter final? I know mark lost but I just wanted to know how he went as I have been holding some pads for him.
Posted: 2009-04-22 03:46:52
Mark was good with punches but lose because of Clinch and kick of andrei was very effective. In any case Mark is very strong fighter. He help a lot to santichai injuring Andrei leg.
Liam R
Posted: 2009-04-22 06:10:22
Nice work Damien mate, i hope they have u back over good work by UK promoter getting our guys on these top shows.
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