is Muay Thai Training
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT **
Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy
has opened the doors to its new and exciting gym located in the
Southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. The academy was established
in 1999 and has since trained hundreds of people for fitness and
developed both South African and World champions. Our team look
forward to welcoming new comers to join our world of Muay Thai
- MOTHER CITY BATTLE : GETTING READY TO ROCK RATANGA JUNCTION
The exciting fighters platform MCB will be launched
in Cape Town, South Africa this summer!!
Featuring local & international fighters
the league is the brain child of a group of champion professional
fighters who reside in South Africa and abroad with one common
goal: to unite fighters and grow the sport in Cape Town. MCB also
serves to convey important global messages including "UNITING
AGAINST THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN".
Hosted at popular venues in and around Cape Town,
the project provides opportunities for talented fighters to showcase
their skills on a high profile stage. In partnership with local
television, a professional production team and local entertainers
MCB is promoting the art of K-1, Muay Thai and MMA fight sports
on a new level with the support of experienced world champion
fighters of each discipline.
THE ACTION TAKES PLACE IN
THE WALLED CITY AT RATANGA JUNCTION ON SATURDAY 14 DEC 2013. DOORS
OPEN 1PM. FIGHT START AT 2PM.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT COMPUTICKET
OR RAYS MUAY THAI & FITNESS ACADEMY BOOKINGS: 073 0777 040
INHOUSE TOURNAMENT PREPARING FIGHTERS FOR FUTURE CHALLENGES
"Redemption" development tournament
was hosted at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy on Saturday
14 September 2013. Rays male and female amateur fighters participated
at a packed out event which hosted a number of nail-biting evenly
matched fights. The tournament featured amongst others, an exciting
light heavyweight bout between Muttaqeen Osman and Afghanistan's
Suliman Wafayee as well as an emotionally charged fight between
Patricia Casutt from Switzerland and Yumnaa Jaffer from Cape Town.
A well-supported and successful event once again to build our
up and coming talented fighters. Thank you and Well done to everyone
PROVIDES INSPIRATION AT DELOITTE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP WOMEN'S DAY
In celebration of National Women's month, Deloitte
hosted an exciting breakfast at their offices in Cape Town on
Tuesday 22 August 2013. Rayana Ameeroedien was invited as a special
guest to give a motivational talk to 100+ staff members. An enthusiastic
and interactive audience coupled with a humorous and informative
approach by Rayana (including an exciting demonstration with staff
member Rory Abrahams as a volunteer) ensured a successful and
memorable morning. Thank you to Deloitte for the opportunity to
engage their vibrant staff. Happy Women's Month to all!
HOSTS "DEMOLITION" DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT FOR AMATEUR
"Demolition" development tournament
was hosted at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy on Saturday
6 July 2013. The event provided a wonderful opportunity for up
and coming fighters to develop and practise their skills in the
ring after much hard work and focus in their training during the
build up of this exciting tournament. With a packed out venue
and live performance by The Rebel Squad once again, it was a day
to be remembered by all, especially our athletes. Special thanks
to our amazing supporters and sponsors who contributed to the
event and WELL DONE to the RAYS Amateur fighters and Team who
continue to go from strength to strength!
MUAY THAI PARTNERS WITH FAIRTEX TO PROMOTE MUAY THAI IN SA
RAYS MUAY THAI & FITNESS ACADEMY,
a formidable force in Muay Thai in South Africa has finally joined
forces with the biggest name in Martial Arts, Muay Thai giant
FAIRTEX to promote Muay Thai in South Africa.
The partnership creates unique opportunities
for local and international fighters competing out of the RAYS
banner to train with the top trainers at Fairtex
Fairtex is world renowned for
producing a high calibre of fighters including the likes of Yodsaenklai
Fairtex, one of the world’s greatest fighters, his achievements
include WBC World Championship title holder, Lumpinee Champion
and Contender Asia Champion; Naruepol Fairtex, regarded as a master
technician, he is both Thailand and Lumpinee Champion; Keaw Fairtex,
a sensational ring master known for his devastating elbow strikes
and KO punches, he is the WMC Champion, Thailand and Lumpinee
Champion; Kem Fairtex, a master of all weapons, he is the Radjadamnern
Champion; to name but a few.
We are excited to grow together in the promoting
of quality training and products in South Africa.
MAKING WAVES IN THAILAND
Head trainer at RAYS MUAY THAI &
FITNESS ACADEMY, Rayana Ameeroedien competed at Pattaya
World Boxing stadium in Thailand on 20 March 2013.
Her opponent, Nong Aung from Thailand, stepped
into the ring with a record of 13 professional fights.
The bout, which started off with sparks flying
from the first bell resulted in Ameeroedien taking the lead with
a strong combination of hooks which resulted in a standing eight
count, and then came back with a straight right that sent the
Thai to the canvass during the first 2 minutes of the first round.
Ameeroedien who was participating in her first
come-back fight after a 2 year break was delighted with the win
but was hoping for a ‘slow’ fight with more rounds
to get back into the swing of things, her strategy changed as
a result of the rush of wild flurried attacks by her opponent
and the win to well-timed accurate blows.
Special thanks must be given to Fairtex
and Fighting Spirit Gym for the wonderful support.
PROMOTES FIGHTING SPIRIT GYM
Fighting Spirit Gym and Pro Shop is Bangkok’s premier Muay
Thai and MMA gym, training center and pro shop. Located in the
heart of Bangkok, Thailand, FSG offers a state-of-the art facility
geared towards individuals of all ages and skill levels.
At FSG, things are done differently. There are no set training
classes; egos and negative attitudes are replaced with hard work
and respect; and they are committed to providing a non-intimidating
training atmosphere to help achieve your personal goals.Whether
you want to fight professionally at the highest level or simply
get into shape, FSG’s experienced trainers and champion
fighters deliver results-driven training tailored to your needs.
Fighting Spirit Gym and Pro Shop is a fully equipped open-air
gym with a fun, friendly, clean and safe environment. Additionally,
the facility offers a Muay Thai and MMA pro shop featuring the
latest equipment, fight wear and fashion.
Please visit :
REUNITES WITH BUAKAW
RAYS Muay Thai has had a personal
relationship with Buakaw dating back many years
and he remains a huge inspiration to the Rays
team in South Africa.
With a record of over 400 fights and a list of
impressive titles including 3x World K-1 Max Champion, he is arguably
the most successful Muay thai fighter in the world!
We have had the opportunity to join him at his
new training facility in Thailand and wish him every success in
his new venture as gym owner.
PERFORMS FOR BIGGEST CHARITY EVENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE
RAYS once again performed an exhilirating live demonstration
at our annual event for charity, the Community Chest Carnival
Our biggest audience to date, Rays trainers and students put
on an exciting performance in front of approximately 10,000+ appreciative
fans. An amazing atmosphere partnered with a great cause ensured
a successful event!
We look forward to making an appearance again next year!
FIGHTERS BRING HOME THE GOLD AT "ADRENALINE"
Hosted by Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy, the first installment
of "ADRENALINE" K-1 Development Tournament was a great
success! The event provided an exciting platform for up and coming
talented fighters to showcase their skills. A sold-out crowd,
explosive fights, and a live performance by The Rebel Squad created
an exhilarating atmosphere! RAYS fighters came out tops, all winning
gold in their respective fights on the night! CONGRATS to our
We would like to thank our sponsors POWERADE, SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH,
MUNICIPALITY OF CAPE TOWN and HALFWAY TOYOTA for their wonderful
support of this event.
A very special thank you to the RAYS TEAM for outstanding teamwork
on the night.
We look forward to seeing you all at the next "ADRENALINE"
tournament in 2013 which will proudly host some of the world's
top international fighters including our own local future champions.
PINCHERS FIGHT GIRLS INTERNATIONAL A SMASHING SUCCESS!!!
The Penny Pinchers Fight Girls International
Full Contact Tournament hosted by Rays Muay Thai Academy
on Sunday 11 December 2011 at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape
Town was a sold-out event!!!
The event, which saw South African fighter now
residing in Ireland, Ferial Ameeroedien and Irish fighting sensation
Paul Norton battle it out against SA's top fighters in the main
A hugely successful night with a fantastic crowd,
exciting fighters, celebrity guests including the event MC, SABC
TV presenter Vanessa Marawa, awesome DJ, top-class entertainment
(featuring Lori-Kay and python Logan and the Wedfy dance crew)
and not forgetting the amazing Rays MuayThai Team!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MAIN SPONSOR PENNY
PINCHERS FOR THEIR UNWAVERING AND VALUABLE SUPPORT!!
A big Thank you to SABC Sport
channel and our other sponsors: Powerade, Halfway
Toyota, 4More and Binary.
**Look out for highlights and fighter
interviews of the event on SABC Sport during January 2012**
DOES MUAYTHAI SEMINAR (TRAINING CAMP) IN CAPE TOWN
South African fighting sensation Ferial Ameeroedien
will be returning to SA from Ireland to perform an exciting MuayThai
seminar (training camp) on Saturday 10 December 2011 at RAYS MuayThai
and Fitness Academy in Cape Town.
Ferial who has been very successful on the international
fighting circuit will be in Cape Town to compete at Fight Girls
International tournament (see entry below for details), making
her first ring appearance in South africa since winning her title
in June this year.
At R250 p.p. the seminar includes one-on-one
training in group with Ferial, lunch and goody bag.
For more info: 073 0777
040 / Go to contact page
PINCHERS FIGHT GIRLS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Set To Rock Cape Town on DEC
11th!! Don't miss the fight night of the year!! Featuring SA's
exciting female and male fighters PLUS 2x international bouts
including South African fighting sensation FERIAL AMEEROEDIEN
and top Irish fighter Paul Norton up against
the country's best! The event will be hosted by celebrity TV personality
Vanessa Marawa. Including exciting MMA demonstration fight and
live dancing Python display. AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!
Book now to avoid disappointment - seating limited.
Sunday 11 December 2011
VENUE: Royal Cape Yacht Club, Table Bay Harbour,
TIME: 6:30pm for 7pm
ADMISSION: R120 Standing R150 Ringside seating
Bookings: 073 0777 040
/ Email us via the contact page
MUAY THAI TRAINING CAMP PHASE 1 - A ROARING SUCCESS!
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated
in the two-day bootcamp 1-2 October 2011! From Level beginner
to advanced it was an exciting and challenging experience enjoyed
Special THANK YOU to our proud sponsors SIMPLY
ASIA KENILWORTH, POWERADE and EVOX ADVANCED NUTRITION
for contributing to the event's success!!
(For details on the next bootcamp, email
us via the contact page)
VICTORIOUS IN RUSSIA
RAYS trainers met up with Dzhabar "Genghis
Khan" Askerov on their recent trip to Thailand during July
2011. Dzhabar who was hard at work in the Bangkok based gym, was
back in training to prepare for his fight against Enriko Gogochia
On 23 July 2011 Dzhabar beat Gogochia by decision
after 4 rounds.
WELL DONE DZHABAR!!
In other exciting news, Dzhabar will face former
K1 champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk in a fight scheduled for September
2nd 2011 in an event hosted by the Muaythai Premier League in
Los Angeles, California.
(Watch this space for news!)
Our team looks forward to returning to Thailand
to train with Dzhabar on our next visit!!
MEETS YODSAENKLAI FAIRTEX
It was an inspirational visit to the world-class
Fairtex flagship gym in Pattaya with the friendly Contender Asia
champion Yodsaenklai Fairtex on 24 June 2011.
Yodsaenklai, who was in training for his next
fight in Hong Kong is the former Super Welterweight WBC Muay Thai
World Champion, 3x Lumpinee stadium Champion in the Welterweight
and Flyweight divisions, King's Cup 2010 winner and the first
champion to emerge from the Contender Asia.
In his biggest challenge of late, Yodsaenklai
was victorious over his opponent, the bigger French fighter Karim
Ghajji after 3 rounds in Hong Kong on 17 July 2011.
CONGRATS TO YOD AND THE FAIRTEX TEAM!
TODDY'S UFG, BANGKOK - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Training at Master Toddy's Ultra Fight Gym in
Bangkok, Thailand is an experience recommended for any Muay Thai
enthusiast. The trainers are friendly and efficient and it is
by far the gym with the warmest welcome you will receive anywhere
At the UFG you can purchase gear specifically
made for more effective training, which is designed by Master
The RAYS team was lucky enough to have Master
Toddy's personal attention and will value the great advice he
gave. Special thanks to Master Toddy and the UFG team for an unforgettabe
TAKES GOLD AT WP CHAMPS!
Rays fighter Nazley won gold at the WP Province K-1 Championships
held in Wynberg on Saturday 28 May 2011. Naz, a mom of two with
only 1 previous fight under her belt impressed the crowd with
her aggression and determination in the ring. With an awesome
display of power and skill, she beat the obviously more experienced
fighter from Panther Parklands in their 3 round battle, taking
the gold with a convincing victory! Naz will now proceed to the
SA Champs on 25 June 2011. WELL DONE NAZ!!
GIRLS SOUTH AFRICA A HUGE SUCCESS!!
A big Thank you to EVERYONE who was part of FIGHT
GIRLS SA on Monday 6 December 2010!
Exciting fights, awesome entertainment, an efficient team of officials
and a dynamic celebrity MC.. pair that with a great venue and
the most amazing crowd!! Thanks to everyone who's participation
ensured the success of Fight Girls SA!!!
Special thanks to the sponsors: Thai Airways,
Powerade, and Simply Asia Kenilworth for their wonderful support.
**Watch this space for details on the u[pcoming
brodacst on SABC2 and SABC3!
***The next FIGHT GIRLS SA hosted in April 2011!
Featuring South Africa's talented female fighters
competing in full Muay Thai rules PLUS exciting male super fights
and live MMA demonstration fight!!! DON'T MISS IT!
Date: Monday 6 December 2010
Place: Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm
Cost: R150 p.p.
Bookings: 073 077 7040
TRAINER FOR SLIMMER SUMMER BODIES!
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(Hypoxi Trainer is endorsed by World Muay Thai
Champion Rayana Ameeroedien).
Call: 073 0777 040 for more info.
AFRICA'S WOMEN FIGHTERS MAKING WAVES
Team Ray F.C. is getting ready to host the next
installment of FIGHT GIRLS SOUTH AFRICA this
December. The event which promotes the "Women Stand
Up" campaign in South Africa was established in
2007, sees SA's top Muay Thai, K-1 and MMA women fighters competing
in ONE ring.
The fighting league FIGHT GIRLS SOUTH
AFRICA is dedicated to the country's talented women fighters.
It is a glamorous event which provides much needed exposure to
female fighters and will be broadcast on SABC 3.
Fighting on the amateur, pro-am and pro circuit
on the night, each fighter will have one goal in mind: TO WIN
Keep checking this site for more details..!
"THE PUNISHER" ROCKS CAPE TOWN
Ramazan "The Punisher" Ramazanov performed
2 exciting Muay Thai seminars at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness
Academy on Saturday 7 August 2010. Keen participants received
the opportunity to train with the 5x World champion, learning
various Muay Thai combinations and skills and were spoilt with
lunch and exciting goody bags afterwards.
Ramazan and Rays wish to thank the sponsors
THAI AIRWAYS, VINEYARD HOTEL, OTTERY TOYOTA, SIMPLY ASIA
KENILWORTH, PENNY PINCHERS, POWERADE, EVOX and CRAZY DAIZIES
for their wonderful support in making the event a success!!
FIGHTERS DOMINATE @ SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
It was victory all the way for Rays amateur fighters
at the SASCA South African Championships held in Pretoria 23 -
25 July 2010. Kado, Ncedo and William won gold in their respective
weight categories: They will now be heading to the World Championships
in Italy during October 2010. THANK YOU to our team and sponsors
PENNY PINCHERS and SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH as well as the SASCA
team for hosting us at this wonderful event.
A highly successful and enjoyable trip for RAYS!
WELL DONE to our fighters and team: WORLD CHAMPS HERE WE COME!!
IN AUGUST 2010: TRAIN WITH RAMAZAN "THE PUNISHER" RAMAZANOV
7 August / Sunday 8 August
Muay Thai & Fitness Academy (568 Lansdowne Rd, Lansdowne -
next to mosque)
group 11am - 1:30pm ; 2nd group 2pm - 4:30pm (3rd group: Sunday
bag; Lunch provided by Simply Asia Kenilworth
PLACES LIMITED - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
MORE INFO: 073 0777 040
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, "THE PUNISHER" IS COMING
TO CAPE TOWN
5x World Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion, Ramazan
"The Punisher" Ramazanov is getting ready to host an
exciting seminar on Muay Thai at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness
Academy on Saturday 7 August 2010! The seminar will cover all
aspects of Muay Thai from elbows to combinations and counters.
People attending will have the opportunity to interact with Ramazan
as he demonstrates the effective skills that have made him the
world class fighter he is today! Included: an exciting
goody bag & lunch provided by SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH
A Muay Thai event not to be missed!!
More info: email@example.com / 073 0777
@ THE WOMEN'S SHOW, CTICC
RAYS was invited to perform a demonstration at
The Women's Show to a crowd of enthusiastic spectators on 20th
and 21st February 2010. The prestigious event was attended by
thousands of people from all over South Africa and broadcast on
SABC3's lifestyle programme, Top Billing.
@ COMMUNITY CHEST CARNIVAL
For the fourth year running, RAYS students participated
in an exciting Muay Thai demonstration for charity at the annual
Community Chest Carnival at Maynardville, Wynberg in Cape Town.
With a roaring crowd of 10,000+ people, it was possibly our best
year at the event yet!
ONLY' CLASSES AT RAYS
Training for women by a woman!
RAYS is the only known Muay Thai gym in South Africa that offers
women the opportunity to learn the skills of Muay Thai combined
with fitness training in a 'women only' environment. ALL LEVELS
OF FITNESS WELCOME. Come prepared to learn to defend yourself,
lose weight, tone, build self esteem and have fun!
SA women getting FIT and FABULOUS!
STARS 3 DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT GIVES OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG TALENTED
RAYS hosted yet another exciting development
Muay Thai tournament on Saturday 5th December at @mospheer. "Young
Stars 3" provided a fantastic platform for young up and coming
fighters to compete in full Muay Thai rules. Watch SABC2 for highlights
of the tournament during February 2010!!
OPENS ITS DOORS TO STREET KIDS
RAYS instructors have welcomed a group of enthusiastic
youngsters for coaching in Muay Thai and self esteem building.
The boys have developed quickly and their achievements on the
competitive amateur Muay Thai circuit in SA has been phenomenal.
Keep training hard Rays young stars..!
SELECTED FOR AMATEUR MUAY THAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THAILAND
An inspiration to many, Ncedo has managed to
beat the odds through his dedication and love for Muay Thai.
Congrats to Ncedo for being selected for the team to represent
South Africa at the annual Muay Thai world championships in Thailand
twice and for winning the title of the South African Junior Lightweight
Muay Thai champion (February 2009) at this early stage in his
Ncedo, now a junior trainer at RAYS will be competing
in Hong Kong and Thailand during 2010.
AMATEUR FIGHTERS TRAIN AT EMINENT GYM IN BANGKOK
EMINENT AIR GYM is located in Bangkok, Thailand.
A lovely gym with fantastic trainers and English-speaking assistants.
It is also the training grounds of CONTENDER ASIA superstar SOREN
MONGKONTONG! If you’re looking for hardcore training or
just a gentle intro to Muay Thai and a friendly atmosphere, this
is the gym for you. So whether you are a fighter or who would
like to learn Muay Thai to get fit, lose weight, tone etc ...
Eminent Air gym is for everyone and comes highly recommended by
INTERVIEWS CONTENDER ASIA FIGHTERS IN THAILAND
Filming of this exciting Muay Thai documentary
continues during 2010.
**Watch this space** for
details of broadcasting on South African screens and the DVD!
TRAINS WITH THE BEST AT FAIRTEX
Rayana Ameeroedien received the opportunity to
train with the trainer of Yodsenklai Fairtex - winner of Contender
Asia, at the Fairtex Head Quarters in Pattaya during April 2009.
Fairtex, with its top class facilities is a leader in Muay Thai
gyms throughout the world and comes highly recommended by our
DOMINATES IN CHONBURI, THAILAND
Ncedo Gomba put on an awesome display of Muay
Thai skills at the Chonburi event on 8 April 2009 where he faced
Tvatchai Chaiyapoom in a 4 round battle in his first semi-pro
fight. Showing dominance from the onset, Ncedo was unphased by
the power of his more experienced opponent with impressive boxing,
kicks, and elbow strikes that resulted in a convincing win for
South Africa! WELL DONE NCEDO!
OSMAN MAKES HISTORY AT LUMPINEE STADIUM
Muttaqeen Osman stepped into the ring with Binley
Sita from Sweden on 11 April 2009 at Bangkok’s Lumpinee
stadium, the most famous Muay Thai stadium in the world. The Swede
who came with more experience and standing at 2 meters tall, was
a formiddable opponent. Muttaqeen went in with confidence and
took the first 2 rounds. Sita turned on the pressure in the 3rd
round and after taking 1 to many low kicks, forced the South African
to stop due to an injury sustained to his leg. Muttaqeen became
the first Capetonian fighter to compete at the famous Lumpinee
Don Madge trained with RAYS for 5 months during
which time his trainer at the time, Rayana Ameeroedien arranged
a title fight for him - he travelled with her to Pretoria and
fought for the SA Super-Am K-1 Rules Jnr championship title at
the Berario recreation centre on 19 April 2008 - which he won.
The sum of R500 was paid by Ameeroedien for his belt.
Madge is no longer associated to RAYS and despite
appearing on the poster, did NOT participate at the 'Sons of Africa'
international Muay Thai tournament on 19 July 2008.
This photograph as with the others were taken
during his training at Rays and with permission and is the property
of Rayana Ameeroedien.
The purpose of this entry on our site is solely to clarify any
uncertainty regarding our previous involvement with the abovementioned
WORLD CHAMP CROWNED AT "SONS OF AFRICA"
In the highly anticipated rematch between the
WPMF womens World Muay Thai Champion, Nongkarn and SA Champ, Rayana
Ameeroedien it was a different story this time round as Ameeroedien
made it clear right from the start that she was not going to disappoint
on home turf in Cape Town.
The 1st Round started with both fighters coming out aggressively
- Nongkarn attacking with powerful kicks and Ameeroedien answering
with strong punch combinations to the body and head of her Thai
opponent. Ameeroedien seemed to dominate the 1st round but in
the 2nd round there was no question about who the winner was;
Ameeroedien put on the pressure and KO'd her opponent with the
former World Champion hitting the canvass just over 1 minute into
the 2nd round.
BIG UP TEAM RAY & WELL DONE SOUTH AFRICA!!!
OF AFRICA" ROCKS CAPE TOWN
The "SONS OF AFRICA" International World Championship
Muay Thai Tournament hosted by Team Ray Fight Corporation at the
Cape Town International Convention Centre(CTICC) was a successful
event - the highlight of the evening were the 2 World title bouts
featuring Rayana Ameeroedien who made South Africa proud by bringing
home the WPMF World Title belt; and Ramazan "The Punisher"
Ramazanov winning his 5th World title by beating South Africa's
Pete Motaung from Gauteng. Non-fight entertainment included exciting
performances by a live Marimba band and traditional African dancers.
The night's professional bouts produced the following results:
PETER APHANE (PTA) BT JUNAID SALIE (CT)
- 2ND RND KO
HENRY "HIN DUM" MADINI (JHB) BT STEVEN PETERS (CT)
- POINTS DECISION
RAYANA AMEEROEDIEN (SOUTH AFRICA) BT NONGKARN BORNA (THAILAND)
- 2ND RND KO
RAMAZAN "THE PUNISHER" RAMAZANOV (RUSSIA) BT PETE MOTAUNG
- 2ND RND TKO
PUNISHER" WINS WORLD TITLE NO.5
4x World Heavyweight Champion Ramazan "The Punisher"
Ramazanov faced Pete Motaung of South Africa at "SONS OF
AFRICA" in their fight for the WPMF World Heavyweight Championship
The experienced Ramazanov entered the ring with confidence as
he was about to take on the beefy South African. The first round
was dominated by Ramazanov as he delivered a flurry of powerful
knee strikes and elbows to which Motaung attempted to counter
with a few powerful low kicks.
Ramazanov unphased by Motaung's low kicks pursued his opponent
with jumping knee strikes showing his superiority over an overwhelmed
Motaung who's corner threw in the towel at the start of the 2nd
round. Ramazanov was awarded the victory and his 5TH WORLD TITLE!!
After the fight "The Punisher" thanked the crowd and
his opponent for having the courage to fight him. We look forward
to seeing this exciting warrior in action in South Africa again
WATCH THIS SPACE!
OF AFRICA" MUAY THAI TOURNAMENT FEATURING SA & THE WORLD’S
Team Ray Fight Corporation(TRFC) presents the
highly anticipated "SONS OF AFRICA" International World
Championship Muay Thai Tournament being held in Cape Town on Saturday
19 July '08.
The bill which boasts an impressive list of
top Muay Thai boxers from around the country includes 2 World
Title bouts: the exciting rematch between SA champ fighting sensation
Rayana Ameeroedien and Nongkarn of Thailand for the WPMF World
Muay Thai Bantamweight Title PLUS a heavyweight bout featuring
4x World Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion Ramazan “The Punisher”
Ramazanov and South Africa’s Pete Motaung for the WPMF World
Muay Thai Heavyweight Championship title.
AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!
TICKETS TO "SONS
OF AFRICA" INTERNATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT AVAILABLE
AT MOPARKS, WYNBERG @ 109 OTTERY ROAD, WYNBERG. MORE INFO TEL:
073 0777 040
MEETS BUAKAW IN BANGKOK
On Saturday 29 March '08 Ray had an inspirational
meeting with Buakaw and his manager at the Por Pramuk gym outside
Buakaw who was humble and polite, was preparing
to leave for his fight against Albert Krause in Japan.
Buakaw is the 2x K-1 Max World Champion and
the most famous Muay Thai boxer to emerge from Thailand.
CHAMP LOSES ON THAILAND SOIL AFTER CLOSE DEFEAT
Rayana Ameeroedien lost on points after 5 rounds
of gruelling action in Thailand for the WPMF World Muay Thai title.
The fight started off with both fighters being very cautious in
the first round. In the second things started heating up as the
Thai came in with strong kicks to the body as Ameeroedien counted
with powerful punches to the face of her Thai opponent. The third
and forth rounds were pretty even as Ameeroedien stayed close
trying to neutralize the kicks of Nongkarn and working inside
with body punches and hooks to the tough Thai. In the 5th and
final round both fighters went full out to secure the victory
but in the end it was the Thai who won by points decision.. Ameeroedien
happy about going the distance with her Thai opponent after a
2 year absence from the ring commented: "It was a good fight,
I'm happy I went the distance with the champ but I want to take
that belt home to South Africa. I'm looking forward to the rematch!"
FIGHTS FOR WORLD TITLE IN THAILAND
Rayana Ameeroedien of Team Ray will fight for the World Muay
Thai Championship belt on 7 April 2008 in Thailand.
The fight which is being sanctioned by the WPMF (World Professional
Muay Thai Federation) will take place on the bill featuring World
title fights including champions from USA, Slovakia and Thailand.
RAY MEETS ROYAL THAI AMBASSADOR AT SONGKRAN IN CAPE TOWN
Team Ray received a special invitation to meet the Royal Thai
Ambassador at 2008's Thai New Year celebrations (Songkran) held
in Cape Town on Sunday 13 April.
The Songkran festival which was well-organized brought together
the Thai community from around the country and was enjoyed by