Tyrone Spong Knocks Out Remy Bonjasky at Glory 5: London

March 23, 2013
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Tyrone Spong vs Remy Bonjasky Glory 5 weighTyrone Spong knocked out kickboxing legend Remy Bonjasky with a thunderous right hand in the second round of the Glory 5: London main event on Saturday at ExCel Arena.

Spong, who made his mixed martial arts debut in November at World Series of Fighting 1, pressured Bonjasky the entire fight, walking him down and not giving him space to work his world famous kicking game.

The knockout came at the 2:02 mark of the second round.  Spong had Bonjasky in the corner and delivered a left hook counter to the chin of Bonjasky rendering him unconscious.

“I’ve put in a lot of work, hard work, and I know what I’m capable of, so I wasn’t surprised,” said Spong following the win.  “I just took my time.  I had three rounds and I took it easy.”

Spong knocked out another kickboxing legend, Peter Aerts, in his last kickboxing bout, and is looking for bigger challenges ahead.  He’d like to face Semmy Schilt next.

“I like challenges, and I’m just looking forward to fighting the best, so give me Semmy.  Give me whoever,” he said.

Bonjasky was left wondering what his future holds in a sport that he’s already accomplished so much.

“It was pretty tough.  I mean a three-year absence, three fights.  It’s hard when you’re 37 and trying to make a comeback,” said Bonjasky after the loss.  “It’s hard to make a good comeback.  My comeback has been rocky.  I did my best.  I’ve done everything, but my body says it’s hard.”

Spong is expected to return to mixed martial arts early this summer at World Series of Fighting 3.

Glory 5: London Results:

-Tyrone Spong  def. Remy Bonjasky by KO at 2:02, R2
-Jordan Watson def. Steve Moxon by unanimous decision (147-139)
-Albert Kraus def. Warren Stevelmans by unanimous decision (150-136)
-Stephen Wakeling def. Eddie Walker by KO at 1:38, R2
-Danyo Ilunga def. Stephane Susperregui by KO at :21, R2
-Michael Duut def. Dustin Jacoby by KO at 2:25, R1
-Mosab Armani def. Liam Harrison by KO at 1:20, R1
-Daniel Sam def. Jaideep Singh by unanimous decision (145-130)
-Johann Fauveau def. Constanin Pasniciuc by unanimous decision (148-137)
-Reece McAllister def. Tim ‘TNT’ Thomas by unanimous decision (150-135)
-Jhonata Oliveira def. Nicola Gallo by unanimous decision (140-135)

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  • SPIDER

    Let’s go Spong!

  • tyrone

    Jon jones is in his prime and will destroy spong

    • Jew Jitsu

      jones only chance is to take em down bud, which he can prolly do other wise it will be a short night for jones. stop being troll.

    • Chris

      Give Spong a few years in MMA, then we’ll talk. But for right now, that’s a really bold statement saying that the current UFC champ would destroy a guy with one MMA fight…

  • Shakir Hanifa

    Hey Spong! Call out Badr Hari. He will knock you out!

    • Jew Jitsu

      didnt hari lose to the guy spong just ko’ed?

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.r.ferguson Chris R Ferguson

        Doesn’t work like that …. -_-

        • Jew Jitsu

          you’re lucky your a ferguson or id have to chop you thru the computer. spong is a beast and dude is just hating on the guy, dude should just respect the skill.

          • this yo pa

            You define the word ” troll ” and “keyboard warrior ” . Lol

  • candelario

    Remy was a great fighter…. would have been different in his prime..

    • Robert Jenkins

      I don’t think so. I mean remy was a little lacking in this fight i could see. But he has a weakness to skilled boxers because his punch defense is too basic.