Malaysian fight fans were treated to a feast of action at the Kuala Lumpur Cheras Stadium for the EFN Champions League event. A packed out crowd witnessed the final tournaments to decide the last two places for the Kings Birthday tournament in December.
The group A tournament featured the Thai contender Teerapong Kiatkorvit, Canadian prospect Sean Kearney, Aiman Redarmy from Indonesia and local favorite Kai Chee. Sean made his intentions very clear in his opening bout, wearing down the Thai favorite Teerapong with constant pressure and solid knees, winning by knee stoppage in the second round. The second semi final in group A saw Aiman Redarmy take a clear win over Kai Chee, dominating the fight with solid punches and low kicks to take the decision. Sean followed on where he left off in the final, marching forward with relentless knee and elbow attacks. Aiman was unable to stem the tide and dropped to the canvas from a barrage of knees in round one, with Sean crowned champion after only 3 rounds of fighting.
The group B tournament started with the youngest fighter Maroof Ozcan also starting with a bang, dominating his fight with Iranian Mostafa Ashouri, before knocking him out with a hard left hook in the second round. The other semi final fight saw Malaysian fighter Bow Suweilek out point the Russian contender Vladimir Shulyak in a close fight, with Bow just a little too sharp technically for Vladimir. Bow put on another technically smart fight in the final tying Maroof up in the clinch in the first two rounds. Maroof looked a little guilty of showing Bow too much respect as well and came to life in the third, but it was too late to turn the fight around and Bow was crowned champion.
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