Tomorrow night is when it goes down: AO8 Fight Night 2018 – Battle of the Warriors II, presented by Cross Muay Thai. Here’s what you need to know. . .
INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL MUAY THAI WARRIORS BATTLE IT OUT
Kuala Lumpur – Born out of their passion for Muay Thai, AO8: The Art of Eight Fight Night is the brain child of the founders of Cross Muay Thai. AO8 started as a platform for the best amateur Malaysian Muay
Thai fighters. In the ring, our first-time warriors have always astounded the local crowds with their technique, performance and most importantly – their heart and determination.
Now in its 4th year, AO8 Fight Night 2018 – Battle of the Warriors II promises to be an even bigger fight night. For the second year running, Cross Muay Thai will be bringing in world-class international professional Muay Thai fighters. This year, for the first time ever, there will be three Title Belts up for grabs in what will truly be a “Battle of the Warriors.” Be sure to catch this year’s AO8, as fighters from 10 different countries clash in Kuala Lumpur under full Muay Thai rules.
Let’s take a closer look at the combatants in each of the night’s trio of championship fights:
MAIN EVENT: 66 KG CHAMPIONSHIP
Kim Dong Hwan (23-6-0) from South Korea started training kickboxing in his home country for a few months before moving to Malaysia as a student. He joined Cross Muay Thai in 2015 and started training as an amateur fighter. By the end of 2015, he caught the Muay Thai fighting bug and embarked on a serious training journey with Kru Tam and the trainers at Cross Muay Thai. His first professional fight was in Lumpinee Stadium and he won by KO in the first round. He recently won his first title belt on August 28th at the WMC 1-World 4 Man Championship in Hong Kong. At the age of 27 years old, his fighting spirit is still evident in the ring and is one of the favorite foreign fighters on the local scene.
Mardsing (67-17-1) from Thailand trains out of Rawai Muay Thai Gym on the south west coast of Thailand. He was last year’s PK-1 champion 2017 Patong Boxing stadium and recently won at both Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern stadiums this year. His most recent fight was at MX Muay Xtreme and he managed to move to the semi-finals of his weight class. At 25 years old, he is at the top of his fighting career now.
SILVER TITLE FIGHT: 63 KG CHAMPIONSHIP
Jomkitti (474-27-0) is probably the most experienced fighters in this event and a well-respected Muay Thai trainer from Muay Thai Fitness Lab in Kuala Lumpur. At the age of 37, he still fights in some events around the region. His last championship belt was for EFN 2016 Championship. This will be his first fight in 2018.
Azwan Che Wil (40-5-0), a young fighter from Kelab Kayu Kelat, is a native to the state of Terrenganu, on the east coast of Malaysia. He is currently a rising star in his own state and has fought in many local
events. With an impressive record of 40 wins and only five losses, he will be an interesting challenge to the veteran Jomkitti. He is also an ambassador for the upcoming Asian Fighting Championship.
SILVER TITLE FIGHT: 57 KG CHAMPIONSHIP
Awi Tok Sheikh (38-4-0) has several titles under his belt. He is the owner and head trainer of CTR 313 Muay Thai Gym in Kuala Lumpur. He was recently awarded the first International Labuan Stand Championship Belt in July 2018 for his fight representing Malaysia.
Prame Finix (47-10-2) is a Lumpinee and Rajadermnern contender who fights out of Finix Muay Thai Gym in Kuala Lumpur. At just 19 years of age, his foundation and training were conceived from the world renowned Jittigym in Bangkok. He plans to continue fighting while being the current head Muay Thai trainer at Finix.
AO8 has been a sold-out event for four years in a row. Get your tickets early or miss the chance to catch 36 warriors from around the globe in action at the AO8 Fight Night 2018 – Battle of the Warriors II on September 11th at the HGH Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Get your tickets now at Cross Muay Thai.
- Hybrid martial arts and fitness gym based in Malaysia.