Keiron Connolly vs Joseph Cameron (New Blood)
Both fighters came out strong in round 1, they both showed true heart and courage for their first fight. In round 2 Keiron dominated and the fight was called.
Devon Weston vs Vincent Reiss (New Blood)
Both fighters impressed everyone. This was both their 1st fights and they battled it out for all 3 rounds. Devon dominated and was more aggressive throughout the fight making him the winner.
Jason Elrick vs Zane Arbi
Both fighters began strong and much heart was shown. The fight ended with a knee to Jason's nose in round 2 causing a TKO.
Teresa Farley-Nel vs Reshenda Wakefiled (WP)
These two fought both their 1st fights for a place in Nationals. They went all 4 rounds and showed good sportsmanship. Reshenda won on points.
Ryan Berkowitz vs Funda-Lunga Tshabalala (WP)
This was Ryan's 11th fight and Funda's 1st fight and they went head to head for all 4 rounds. Funda showed great strength and surprised many. After an illegal elbow to the head after the bell had rung, Ryan was slightly concust preventing him from being totally aware in the final round. Funda then won on points.
Kevin Pheko vs Sive Bans (WP)
With Kevin's original opponent pulling out last minute, Sive agreed to fight merely hours before the tournament. Even though he had very little preparation time, Sive put up an amazing fight which was admirable to watch. He cut Kevin's eye in the 3rd round but Kevin fought on. The two of them were one of the more technical fights of the evening and everyone was impressed with their style and heart. Kevin won on points although it was very close.
Jason Bongers vs Zaine Simon (WP)
Another very technical fight. This was Jason's 2nd fight and Zaine's 1st. Zaine showed full strength in the 1st round which lead everyone to think that the end result could go either way. By the 3rd round Zaine has tired and Jason used this to his advantage. Although Zaine was exhausted, he continously showed strength and heart and his desire to win was apparent to all who watched. They fought with style and grace and it was most enjoyable to watch.
Zaphon Geldenhys vs Justin Sham (WP)
This was a rematch for these two; their previous (and first for both) fight being in July 2008. Both have come a long way since their 1st fight and everyone was unsure as to who would take it. After watching both of them train so incredibly hard, not only on fitness and technique but on weightloss too, we certainly didn't expect the fight to go the way it did! Seems both of them experienced fighters block; perhaps from the pressure of it being a rematch? Neither was aggressive nor attacked very much and in essence fought a professional fight and simply remained in defence mode. The score was close but Zaphon won, for the second time, by dominating in the last 2 rounds.
Madeleine Ross vs Tanya Sanderson Smith (International)
Many waited in anticipation for this fight as everyone was interested to see what Tanya's experience versus Madeleine's strength would fabricate! They went all 4 rounds but Madeleine was clearly the dominator as she remained calm and in control while Tanya seemed to lose composure more than breath. Madeleine won the International Fight Cup as well as the Best Female Fighter cup.
Jason "The Bull" Roberts vs Thule (CT vs Durban)
With only 1 day's notice that his original planned opponent wasn't going to be fighting anymore, Jason fought what some say was his hardest in a while. His heart wanted it and his craving for that cup was aparent to all! Both fighters fought strongly and even though Jason very obviously dominated all 5 rounds, Thule showed true heart as he got back up after every knock down and continued to give his all. By the 4th round Thule was badly cut next to his eye and was bleeding from his nose too, yet he refused to give up. The crowd went crazy as Jason was handed the CT vs Durban Cup and the Best Male Fighter cup.