“DUEL 7 promises to be a thrilling night of action in Walker”
– Craig Johns, Evening Chronicle
DUEL 7 is the latest installment of K-1 kickboxing and Muay Thai from Newcastle’s DUEL Fight Sports, taking place on Saturday, November 26th at the NE6 Suite in Walker, Newcastle. It is promoter David Weild’s final show of 2016 before the ambitious expansion to DUEL Grand Prix in February, 2017 at the 2,500 capacity Walker Activity Dome.
JUAN CERVANTES vs. LUIS SANT’ANNA LEITE
82KG DUEL SuperFight Championship (Muay Thai)
DUEL 7 is headlined by adopted-Geordie Juan Cervantes (29) of Craig Jose’s Northern Kings Gym, Newcastle vs. the technical Portuguese Luis Sant’Anna Leite of KO Team, Lisbon. They meet in an 82KG Muay Thai bout for the DUEL SuperFight Championship (DUEL’s highest honour.) Cervantes is the UK’s #1-ranked 79KG Muay Thai fighter and will be making his final appearance before moving onto the world stage with major Dutch promotion Enfusion Live, fighting in Abu Dhabi on December 9th.
GARY ‘BOOM BOOM’ LAWS vs. JAKE GOMERSALL
60KG DUEL National K-1 Championship
Newcastle fan favourite, Gary ‘Boom Boom’ Laws (26, Northern Kings Gym), makes his return to the ring vs. Jake Gomersall of AnyTime Muay Thai, Rushden. In his previous outing for the DUEL SuperFight & WKL European K-1 Championships, Laws was on the receiving-end of a spinning heel kick that became a viral sensation, racking-up millions of views and being featured by Fox Sports in the USA. A chance at redemption comes at DUEL 7 for the charismatic Laws with the vacant 60KG DUEL National K-1 Championship at stake and the opportunity to build upon his #4-ranking in the UK 60KG division.
In addition, DUEL 7 will feature a further 13 K-1 kickboxing, Muay Thai and boxing bouts, featuring international fighters and some of the North’s top emerging talent looking to press their claim to a match-up on February’s DUEL GP card. Look for highly-rated local lads Robert Barry and Joe Johnson from world champion Michael Terrill’s The Manor Gym in North Shields, and Christian Jopling from fellow world champion Jamie Bates’ MASAC Gym in Annfield Plain, County Durham. A strong collection of Muay Thai bouts, matched by Steven Wright of Erawan Muay Thai, brings fighters from some of the North’s best Muay Thai gyms to Newcastle, competing under DUEL Muay Thai Elements rules.