12 Of MARCH 2011 . BRITISH COLUMBIA . CANADA
WKN International Promoter : Mr Keith VARGAS
WKN International supervisor : Mr Ian JONSON
* Under agreement with STZUMINUS FIRST NATION COMMISSION
GABRIEL VARGA FIRST CANADIAN OF THE HISTORY TO BECOME WORLD PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION OF THE WKN !
* Special mention :
to Mrs Amel DEHBY for the exceptional fight ( It was mention by the CANADIAN press as the best fight of the evening ) and to Mr ROUHABIA Badri the French Team trainer to have accept on last minute some different rules with the Canadian sport commission , concerning the agreement make before with ORIENTALE’S Rules by the two parties.
Complete fight card results :
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP . KICKBOXING ORIENTALE’S RULES ( modified by Canadian commission ) . 64,400 kg / 5×3 mn
Gabriel VARGA ( CANADA ) wins on point vs Yoan HA VAN ( FRANCE )
WKN WORLD AMATEUR TITLE KICKBOXING ORIENTALE’S RULES ( modified by Canadian commission ). 58,500 kg .WOMEN . 4×2 mn
Amel DEHBY ( FRANCE ) wins on points vs Tina DERIX ( CANADA )
WKN WORLD AMATEUR TITLE KICKBOXING ORIENTALE’S RULES ( modified by Canadian commission ) . 76,400 kg . 5×2 mn
Chase INGALLS ( CANADA ) wins on points vs Fabien VICHY ( FRANCE )
More info’s and pictures will come back later
Special report by Island Sports News, Vancouver Island – story by Gary Quinn
The Quest for the Title brought upon eight quality kickboxing fights. The adrenaline and tension of the fighters could be felt amongst the fans packed in the Shell Beach Rec Centre for a long evening of hotly contested battles.
The headlining fight of the evening was local fighter 25 yr. old 5’11, 142lb Gabriel Varga battling 24 yr. old 6’1′ Yoan Ha Van from France for the WKN professional lightweight championship.
Gabriel Varga (green trunks) and Yohan Ha Van in the heat of the battle. Referee- Robin Webb. (Photo by Gary Quinn)
Both fighters seemed equally poised in their abilities during the five three minute rounds. With this much on the line,neither Varga or Ha Van were showing any weakness in their defence.
A more imposing muscular Varga managed to score more points in the judges score card with relentless knees and full body takedowns resulting in Ha Van seeing the blue canvas on more than one occasion.
As the final bell rang, both fighters went to their corners awaiting the verdict from judges Mickey Griffen and Greg Turnbull.
It was unanimous decision on both score cards with Gabriel Varga victorious.
“I really wanted a KO in this fight” said Varga “with Yohan’s record of 52-2 what else can I expect!”
So what is next for the enduring fighting career of our local fighting sensation Gabriel Varga one might ask? ” I’m hoping for a rematch with Yohan,but this time in France and then go onto accumulating some more world titles” stated Varga.
Gabriel Varga with his shiny new WKN belt and proud father Keith, training partners, support staff and sponsors. (Photo by Gary Quinn)
All in all it was a great event with all 8 fights providing an entertaining evening of blood sweat and tears.
Chase Ingalls,blue trunks putting on a good show with superior skills defeating Fabien Vichi for the WKN amateur
world title. (Photo by Gary Quinn)
The fight of the night was between Tina Derix,blue trunks, fighting,the ever so quick French fighter Amel Dehby bringing superior European fighting experience in the ring for the WKN women’s title. (Photo by Gary Quinn)
Fight List and others Results:
1- Seth Laurie Nanaimo B.C def Justin Irvine Victoria B.C.
2- Dan Baxter Nanaimo B.C def Bikram Gill Victoria B.C.
3- Cara Andre Nanaimo B.C. def Josee Boyd Victoria B.C.
4- Dan Laughey Victoria B.C. def Ross walker Nanaimo B.C.
5-Josh shepherd Nanaimo B.C. def Greg LaMothe Victoria B.C.