Hosted by Tony Angelov and City Lee Gar, Art of War 11 took place in Auckland, New Zealand on the 14th of March, with Gene Elborne, Ale Taumalolo, Ben Spears and David Aung fighting in the welterweight 4 man tournament, under full muay thai rules.
The first fight was David Aung, from (City Kickboxing) vs Ale Taumalolo (Wimbledon Muay Thai) , Aung took the fight under a days notice, replacing gym mate Jake Walker’s in the lineup and after three intense rounds with Taumalolo, Aung managed a win via split decision.
Gene Elborne, from Maranui Muay Thai in Wellington and current IKF Super Lightweight champion (FMT) Muay Thai rules fought Ben Spears in the second fight of the 4 man tournament.
Ben Spears, the youngest fighter for the tournament but no stranger to danger he trains out of Strikeforce Gym in Auckland, a multiple time NZ and South Pacific champion, wins via unanimous decision against Gene, progressing to the final against David Aung.
Aung and Spears, having gone full three rounds in their first fights, put on another three exciting rounds for the final fight of the tournament and night. Strikeforce’s Spears proceeds to wins his second fight of the night via a unanimous decision, against Aung, making him the winner and last man standing for Art of War 11’s 4 man Muay Thai Tournament.
As the fight scene is put on ice , all and everyone from 60-65+ kg should and will be preparing as this young buck is bringing the heat and coming to conquer all. Watch this space as Ben Spears prepares for the next in the following months.
Written by Agent 33
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