WCK MUAYTHAI ANNOUNCES HISTORIC FIGHT BETWEEN WBC MUAYTHAI WORLD CHAMPION MIRIAM NAKAMOTO AND ELEVEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JULIE KITCHEN
The WBC MuayThai World Champion Title Defense to Take Place at
Las Vegas Hilton, December 11, 2010
Los Angeles, Calif. — September 28, 2010 – Dennis Warner and In Sync Productions announce the first fight match up for the December 11, 2010 King of Thailand Birthday Celebration WCK MuayThai championship. A fight of epic proportions will be staged at the Las Vegas Hilton between Miriam Nakamoto, a first American woman to win the WBC Muaythai World title and Julie Kitchen, dubbed as “The Queen of Muay Thai” for her unrelentless pursuit of world championship titles.
“This will be the greatest female fight of this decade,” commented Dennis Warner, the president of In Sync Productions. “This will be the Ali vs Frazier of female fighting. Both of these women are recognized as the best stand-up pound-for-pound fighters in the world. In Sync Productions has been promoting female stand up fighters since 1989, and Kitchen vs Nakamoto is certainly what the fans will rave about. Las Vegas is a perfect location for the fight; it is not Julie’s home country, and not Miriam’s hometown.”
Miriam Nakamoto made headlines last month when she knocked her opponent, Claire Haigh out in the first round on Hainan Island of China and went on to win the WBC MuayThai Lightweight World title at the In Sync Productions-promoted championship. Julie Kitchen scored two wins against Haigh in the last year, both on points.
“The WBC is the most coveted belt in all of Muay Thai. Miriam knocked three of her last opponents out, and this time I expect no different,” asserted Nakamoto’s coach Kirian Fitzgibbons, the owner of the Combat Sports Academy, Calif. “I think it is very important for the WBC World belt to stay in the United States,” added Miriam Nakamoto. “And I will hurt anyone who tries to take it away from me.”
Julie Kitchen, born and raised in Cornwall, England is in many ways an unrivalled
champion; she holds 11 world titles in four different weight categories
and owns 22 championship belts. She comes to the bright lights of Las Vegas to prove once and for all, that she is the best female Muay Thai fighter in the world, and to redeem herself after the unanimous decision loss she experienced when fighting Germaine de Randamie in Jamaica’s Champion of Champions event, promoted by In Sync Productions and Dennis Warner.
“Julie’s camp contacted me to put this fight together. Lightweight division is the lowest in weight Julie fights in, but it is the toughest women’s division, formerly ruled by undefeated Germaine, and now, undefeated Miriam. I like Julie’s determination, I see her going after the Super Lightweight and the Welterweight divisions of WBC,” commented Dennis Warner.
“My ultimate goal is the Welterweight WBC World title; the belt is fantastic and so is the Organization. I also like the idea of always being tested. When I took on Germaine, I wanted to fight and beat the best under full rules. It was very exciting. I knew straight after the fight that I could have won,” commented Julie Kitchen. Kitchen also co-owns the TouchGloves family-oriented martial arts and fitness club in Penzance, UK with her husband and coach, Nathan Kitchen.
Nakamoto is known for her strong hand work and heavy kicks. Kitchen, on the other hand, is proficient in clinch work, has strong knees, and will, most certainly, keep distance with her notorious push kicks.
In addition, In Sync Productions and Julie Kitchen signed an exclusive fight promotion contract for the year 2011 for US-based fights.
December 11th WCK MuayThai event is sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways and The Las Vegas Hilton. Complete sponsor list will be released a month prior to the show.
About WCK MuayThai:
Founded in 1989, by Dennis Warner and In Sync Productions, WCK MuayThai is based in Southern California and is the largest Muay Thai sports entertainment event in North America. The championships are held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Beijing and other cities, and feature top fighters from the U.S., China, Japan, Thailand, Netherlands, South Africa, Korea, England and Australia, including such champions as Yodsenklai Fairtex, Steve McKinnen, Lamsongkram Chuwa
ttana, John Wayne Parr, Christine Toledo, Romie Adanza, Kevin Ross, Jeri Sitzes and Malaipet. For more information about WCK MuayThai, please visit www.wckmuaythai.com or check out our Facebook WCK MuayThai group.
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