State of a Warrior Thai Kickboxing competition was held for the third year in Bordertown on Saturday night.
The national level competition entertained an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd in the Tatiara Civic Centre.
An impressive guest list also thoroughly enjoyed the highclass event, including Tony Pasin MP Federal Member for Barker, Nick McBride MP State Member for Mackillop, Councillors Robert Mock, Diana Penniment, Liz Goossens, Mark Murphy and Tatiara Council CEO Anne Champness.
Catered tables were included for the first time and sold out, supplied with fantastic food provided by Chef John from the Old Mundulla Hotel.
Fighter of the Night trophy sponsored by Mini Jumbuk was presented to Callum Phillips from NRT gym in Perth by Mr Nick McBride MP, on behalf of the SA Minister for Sport Mr Corey Wingard MP.
Following an impressive eight bout undercard, two Australian Titles were hotly contested.
Rachael Kavanagh representing SouthSide Muay Thai in South Australia, defeated Amanda Thomson from Riddlers Gym in Perth via a unanimous decision from the judges, becoming the new Australian WKA Bantamweight Champion, sponsored by Bordertown Pumps and Refrigeration.
Micheal Herbst from Perth gym, The Pit, won an incredible five by three minute round battle, by a very close split decision, defeating Tom Wilkins from Team Pinky in South Australia and taking home the Australian Professional WKA Super Welterweight Title, sponsored by Border Blasting.
MatchMaker Promotions thank all their highly valued sponsors, officials, competitors, attending gyms and the Bordertown BJMA Club, without whom this event would not be possible.
State of a Warrior returns in 2019, watch for the date and don’t miss out!