Tyrone Spong Ready for Remy Bonjasky, Eyes Pro Boxing Debut Alongside MMA Career - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
- Technician -
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 19,546
Blog Entries: 13
Tyrone Spong Ready for Remy Bonjasky, Eyes Pro Boxing Debut Alongside MMA Career

Some athletes are just born to fight, and Tyrone Spong is one of them.

Spong takes on kickboxing legend Remy Bonjasky on March 23 at Glory 5: London in a kickboxing match in the main event at Londons Excel Arena.

Spong and Bonjasky have parallels. They were both born in Suriname, both moved to the Netherlands at the age of five, and both excelled at kickboxing.

I respect Remy a lot. Hes a legend in the sport. Im just looking forward to fighting him. I like challenges, and I see him as a big challenge, Spong told MMAWeekly.com.

Spong and Bonjaski know each other and are friends, but sometimes in the fight game, you have to fight your friends.

I know Remy, and we talk, but this is work. This is business. We both chose this job. This is part of the job. Youve got to fight people you know, said Spong.

Hes a very intelligent fighter. I think his strongest weapons are his legs, so Ive got to make sure Im aware of his kicks and his knees. Thats it, said Spong about the match-up with Bonjasky.

He has to be aware of everything.

Spong made the transition from kickboxing to MMA at World Series of Fighting 1 in November 2012. He plans to continue to bounce back and forth between kickboxing and MMA.

This is how Im going to do it for now. Im going to build up my experience in MMA, and at the same time fight my kickboxing fights and make some good money in my kickboxing fights. We are fighters. We have to pay the bills and everything. That gives me the best of both worlds because at the same time Im making some good money and I can build up my experience in MMA, said Spong.

Training for a kickboxing fight isnt the same as preparing for a MMA match, but Spong doesnt have an issue with switching up his training depending on what type of fight he has scheduled next.

For me, its not a big issue because I just fight. It goes very natural, very automatic. I dont have a problem with it, he said.

Spong trains out of the Blackzilians camp in Florida along with Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem, Vitor Belfort, among a growing list of others.

This is my home camp. I do all my preparation here, said Spong.

With an establish kickboxing career and a building MMA career, Spong plans to add professional boxer to his combat sports resume soon.

Yes sir. As a matter of fact, Im working on it right now. Im training with one of the best boxing coaches in the world, Pedro Diaz. Well see what happens. Im blessed with the talent and gifted with it, so why not?

"We are the children of your rivals,
Holding guns while reading Bibles."

2016 Fantasy Fight League Sign Up Thread

Sig Credit: M.C

HitOrGetHit is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome