AFL Muay Thai December 9th, 2022
115.6lbs Phoebe Liang, Hinds Combat Sports VS 115.6lbs Katie Bergin, Lil Bomb Academy
126.4lbs Jonathan Ruiz, 5-Points VS 125.8lbs Oliver Genao, Church Street Boxing
Full weigh in results below. All athletes made weight and the scale will not hold these fighters back from stepping into the ring Friday Night.
Conducting the weigh-ins alongside GAMMA Northeast Director Tom Killkenny were AFL Executive Directors David Chan and Justin Kwan. “Everyone made weight. It's a real reflection on their commitment to the sport, their opponents and their professionalism, we can’t say that enough”.
Under AFL fighter contracts a 1 pound weight allowance is given to the athletes. It is up to the coach’s and team’s discretion to allow a match to take place between 1-2 lbs. Above 2lbs will involve the sanctioning body decision.
5 Points Academy, and Church Street boxing gave the green light and grace to their opponents respectfully. MK Academy’s Alvin Galvez showed diligence with an extra jog around the building to make weight at 142 lbs.
All athletes are provided new AFL gear, shorts, fighter apparel sponsored by Southpaw Stitches, and RSNLT Fight Wear , a personal poster, and professional photography. “Whether it’s their debut or the next step to a professional career, we want them to take what they’ve gained here, and use it to continue on their path'' Nida Taylor, Executive Director and President of AFL’s Asia office. “Photo headshots for future promos and who doesn’t want new gear?”
Despite what could have been hard weight-cuts for many, the venue was filled with friendly vibes customary of East Coast Muay Thai. Final words expressed by Chrissy Albanese of Kings Combat WillyB best summarizes the atmosphere:
“I think it's incredible how big the community is. I am enjoying getting to know more people from other gyms! I feel like we should all support each other even as we go up against one another, because we all love the same sport and hopefully come at it from a deep mutual respect for those who practice and for those who decide to step in the ring".
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170.4lbs Daniel Beer, 5-Points VS 167.4lb Christopher Bueno, MK Muay Thai
147lbs Christian Oliva, Hinds Combat VS 147lb Devin Moore, Church Street Boxing
125.4lbs Lady Velez, Two Bridges VS 124.6 Joanne Villavieja Lil Bomb Academy
145lbs Megan Smith, Rose Muay Thai VS 143.8 Isabella Garcia , MK Muay Thai
167lbs Isaac Constantine, 5-Points VS 167lbs Brian Faulk, Nasty Nate MT
135.8lbs Vernon Huang, Sitan Gym VS 133.4lbs Marco Miranda, Legion
111.2lbs Chrissy Albanese, Kings WillyB VS 111.2 lbs Lani Lim , MK Muay Thai
154.4lbs Ricardo Rosado,Renzo Gracie VS 155.2 lbs Juan Galindo, Kaensak
142.2lbs Anthony Lebron, 5-Points VS 145.6lbs Gabriel Ceballo, Lil Bomb Academy
140.8lbs Isak Buan, Diamond Heart VS 142lbs Alvin Galvez, MK Academy
142.2lbs Andy Kung, 5-Points VS 143.8lbs Elmer Recinos, Lil Bomb Academy
166.4lbs Jhon Robinson, Evolution VS 165lbs Issac Kim, MK Muay Thai
130.4lbs Fiona Ho, Kings WillyB VS 130.4lbs Fatima Hanne, Workshop
Sanctioned by: NYSAC and GAMMA USA
Announcer and Host: Justin Manning, DJ Joey
Sponsors: Southpaw Stitches, AKI, Pharm.NYC , RSNLT Fight Wear , Eye D Vision, AKI
Cameras: Jeff Chu (1st) Evan Gurman (2nd)