Ryan Bow Out Of Kotc
Ryan Bow Out of KOTC
By Marc Scott
Ryan Bow, originally scheduled to face Javier Vasquez in the August 4th King Of The Cage, has withdrawn from the event due to an undisclosed health reason, which it is reported in no way affects his ability to compete. This is reminiscent of circumstances earlier in the year when Bow was scheduled to fight Jens Pulver for the then vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship. Ryan released this statement:
"I am perfectly healthy and in condition to fight. This has been agreed upon by several doctors and approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission. However, since the sport has just been legalized in [Nevada] it is not a good time to act foolishly. Between now, and the end of the year, I will go through an examination to be okayed by Nevada to confirm everything."
From the event’s promoter:
Warrior’s Revenge Results
UFCF & Washington State sanctioned
Professional Kickboxing & Pankration
Held July 21, 2001 at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, WA
IFC press release:
THE IFC SUSPENDS TERRELL
AND STRIPS HIM OF HIS TITLE
The International Fighting Championship ("IFC") has suspended David Terrell from its events for six months and stripped him of his IFC Light Heavyweight Americas Championship title following his failure to appear for his fight in the IFC’s July 18th Warrior’s Challenge XIV card. In addition, the IFC will require Terrell to post an appearance bond if he is booked to fight on any IFC cards following his suspension.
Terrell was scheduled to defend his title against Jeremy Horn on the July 18thcard. Before the fight, however, Horn complained that he had been unable to see Terrell weigh in, and he asked to see Terrell step on a scale. According to Horn, "I always ask to see my guy weigh in, and they’re saying he can’t make weight now. Well, I’m not asking him to weigh in. I am just saying that since I didn’t get to see him weigh in, the least they could do is allow me to see him on a scale now so I know how much he weighs."
As a result, the Horn and Terrell camps, along with IFC officials, entered into negotiations. Horn ultimately agreed to go ahead with the fight even if Terrell would not weigh in again. However, by this time Terrell had inexplicably left the arena. As Horn warmed up, IFC officials searched for Terrell until they received word that he was gone. Terrell’s disappearance left the IFC with no choice but to cancel the fight. Needless to say, Terrell’s failure to appear for his fight was a tremendous disappointment to the IFC and its fans.
The IFC Light Heavyweight Americas Championship title is now vacant.
From promoter Christopher Cordeiro:
Formal Request for
Review of IFC decision
IFC Commissioner Paul Smith,
This is a formal request for review of the professional fight between Scott Bills and Nick Eyrtle Jr., which took place on July 18th at Table Mountain Casino and was sanctioned by the IFC. Scott Bills, that evening under unusual circumstances was declared the loser of the fight after receiving an accidental yet illegal strike to the groin. The doctor pressured Bills to continue the fight without ample time to regain his composure after receiving such an illegal and devastating blow to an extremely sensitive area of the human anatomy. The unusual circumstances have also been documented by respected NHB journalist Josh Gross and can be read on www.maxfighting.com. I encourage you as Commissioner of the IFC sanctioning body to change the decision of this fight with the possibility of 1 of the 2 following outcomes:
Please issue your response to this request for review as a formal press release to the major NHB websites including ADCC, Full Contact Fighter, Sherdog.com, ufighting.com and maxfighting.com. So that this controversy can be put to an end and the decision upon your review will be made public. This way there will be no controversy to Scott Bills professional fighting record.
I thank you for your attention to this manner, and await an expedient response.