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Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

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Tony Evans & Executive Fight Night III “Triple Thunder” Fight 2 – Corporate Knock-Out

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Executive Fight Night III “Triple Thunder” Fight 2
Tatsuya “Marriage-Oriented Fighter” Tomiyasu vs. Aaron “Soul-Train” McCain
Corporate Knock-Out

BNP Paribas, JGB trader Tomiyasu meets CBRE, Project Manager McCain for fight two of the corporate knock-outs at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom on Friday (November 8). Tatsuya “Marriage-Oriented Fighter” Tomiyasu and Aaron “Soul-Train” McCain both told media beforehand that they were confident to win, however in the end it was McCain that took home the glory in EFN’s first ever knock-out.

From round 1 the ballroom brawl was on, early on McCain had Tomiyasu trapped in the corner but by round 2 the Japanese fighter came back, attacking the body as the American McCain did his best to duck out.

Both fighters began to feel the wear and tear of the fight and just when both were looking tired, McCain began slugging with renewed force knocking Tomiyasu down to the ground hard for a knock-out.

Aaron “Soul-Train” McCain was also the glitzy event’s overall winner for the evening as well.

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EFN IV May 23, 2014

Executive Fight Night III Triple Thunder
Supported by the deVere Group & Tony Evans
Proudly brought to you by Ginja Ninja Promotions

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Drawing A Crowd, Smooth Web and Fields for graphics and visuals

All fighters were trained at Club 360 Tokyo

All proceeds went to Refugees International Japan

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Tony Evans & deVere Group EFN III – Fight 7 – Mark “Boom Boom” Smith VS Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea

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EFN III – Fight 7 – Mark “Boom Boom” Smith -VIDEO

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EFN III – Fight 7 – Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea -VIDEO

Tony Evans & deVere Group EFN III – Fight 4 – Kate “The Brawler” Buehler vs Nanice “Rapid Fire” El-Gammal

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EFN III – Fight 4 – Kate “The Brawler” Buehler VIDEO

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EFN III – Fight 4 – Nanice “Rapid Fire” El-Gammal VIDEO

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III will give courageous participants the opportunity to get fitter and learn to fight in a rigorous 12-week training program run by professional trainers and fighters. At the end of it they will compete in a safe, professional and heavily-publicized Vegas-style Fight Night in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

By being one of the Executive Fighters or as a part of the audience enjoying the exciting entertainment and meals prepared by world-class chefs you will also be helping a very worthy Japanese charity as a proportion of the proceeds from the night will go to Refugees International Japan.

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder will be held on November 8 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom.

Tony Evans and deVere Group EFN III – Fight 1 – Yusuke “Re-heated Miso Soup” Toyama VS Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykulov

First Fight of the night ! Check the videos out .

    

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EFN III – Fight 1 – Yusuke “Re-heated Miso Soup” Toyama – Video

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EFN III – Fight 1 – Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykulov – VIDEO

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III will give courageous participants the opportunity to get fitter and learn to fight in a rigorous 12-week training program run by professional trainers and fighters. At the end of it they will compete in a safe, professional and heavily-publicized Vegas-style Fight Night in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

By being one of the Executive Fighters or as a part of the audience enjoying the exciting entertainment and meals prepared by world-class chefs you will also be helping a very worthy Japanese charity as a proportion of the proceeds from the night will go to Refugees International Japan.

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder will be held on November 8 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom.

Metropolis Japan covering the Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III #devereefn

Metropolis covering the Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III

Would you undergo three months of preparation openly billed as, “train till you puke”? Would you subject your body, face, ego and reputation to a beating in the ring?

A surprising number of corporate leaders in Tokyo have accepted the challenge and stepped into the ring. The fact that it all takes place in a luxurious ballroom—Vegas-style—and proceeds go to charity, helps to take a little of the sting out of a right hook.

“We are pleasantly surprised at just how many executives are out there who want to challenge themselves in Executive Fight Night,” says Dave Thomas, who is the vice president of marketing for Adidas Japan by day and fights under the name “Naughty Ninja” by night. Thomas organizes the event with Adidas colleague Eddie Nixon (a.k.a. “Nifty Ninja”) and Nathan Schmid (a.k.a. “Nimble Ninja”), owner of Tokyo Fitness and Club 360.

Like many great ideas, the event was born during a Friday night on the town—but needed a lot to make it work. “None of us had ever organized a fighting event like this,” Thomas admits. “There was a lot to consider and do. We all have demanding jobs, so the work was done late into the night and on weekends.”

At first, the trio brought some corporate sponsors and other organizers on board, but now Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder is set for November 8 at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi. “When a friend of mine said that it was a charity event, I was in. When I found out it was a boxing event—that was a bonus,” says Tony Evans, area manager for the deVere Group, the event’s main sponsor. “I decided this would be a way to give back personally, as compassion makes us human.”

Compassion wasn’t on the list of requirements for trainer Jan Kaszuba. “Contact training begins on day one,” he stated, adding that some of the fighters were in “terrible shape” when they first came to him.

“Some of these people have never boxed and needed to learn how to give and take a punch correctly,” explains Kaszuba, who has competed in international MMA, Muay Thai and karate competitions. “I like to keep strategy as simple as possible because it often gets thrown out the window if it’s your first fight.”

Ed Overy is one of those who went through Kaszuba’s training and lived to tell the tale. “By fight night, I was in the best physical condition I’d been in in my life,” says Overy, who fought in the first event at the age of 43. The Air New Zealand general manager hung a punching bag in his garage to train and felt ready to face a taller, heavier, and younger opponent.

“I was 100% psychologically ready for the fight,” Overy recalls. “There was not a scenario that I had worked through that had me losing. It was an amazing feeling to step in that ring.”

But after three two-minute rounds, things hadn’t exactly gone according to plan. “He consistently landed more blows on me,” Overy admits. “The brutality of it was intense. I got a few clean shots through but in the end, he landed more on me and won the fight by decision.”

While the part-time boxers duked it out, the audience at the black-tie event enjoyed a four-course meal while making contributions to Refugees International Japan, which funds projects in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and a host of other countries.

“This event reaches a new audience for us and really gets people involved,” say Jane Best, the president of the NPO. “The boxers did a great job promoting the cause. Refugees find an outlet for their frustrations through sports, and sports therapy is important in projects that help refugees rebuild their self-confidence.”

Is Overy ready to strap on the gloves again? “I don’t think I could find the mental motivation required to lift me to the level needed to get back in the ring,” he admits. “That said, the training was the best physical fitness I’ve ever done.”

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From top to bottom row, left to right: Raj “Knuckle Sarnie” Notani (UK), Aaron “Soul-Train” McCain (USA), Nanice “Rapid Fire” El-Gammal (Egypt), Kate “The Brawler” Buehler (USA), Paul “I Gotta Feeling…” Maoate (New Zealand), Tatsuya Tomiyasu (Japan), Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea (USA), Mark “Boom Boom” Smith (UK), Andrew “The Guv’nor” McGovern (UK), Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykunov (Kazakhstan), Keith “The Horse” Hudson (reserve, Ireland), Yusuke Toyama (Japan) Nick “The Meguro Mauler” Rees (UK), Naritake “Tank” Fukumoto (Japan), Case “The Ace” Grant (New Zealand), Adam “White Lightening” Johnston (Australia), Hideki “Genie” Izutsu (Japan), Jan Kaszuba (trainer, Canada) Davaa Ona (trainer, Mongolia)

Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring

One month to go! Our Executive Fighters have all been training hard to ensure they have the edge on the big night on November 8 at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom. See some of our fighters put through their paces here. Will they be ready?

あと1ヶ月!11月8日のグランドハイアットでの試合に勝つべくファイター達はハードなトレーニングをしてきました。こちらからトレーニングの模様をご覧ください。準備万端でしょうか?

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