Razors Edge to feature some of the best Muay Thai has to offer

John Pyers will take on Shem Murdock for the ATMA A class middleweight title. Photo: Combat Sports Centre/Screenshot.

Razors is where the future of Muay Thai is created and this Saturday will see some of New Zealand's best go head-to-head in Timaru.

The Aoteraroa Muay Thai Association sanctioned show is where the new comers to the sport can feel the taste of blood in the mouth guard for the first time.

A total of 17 fights promise to deliver an awesome night of combat sports, with Muay Thai Nelson's John Pyers taking on Dunedin Kickboxing's Shem Murdock for the ATMA A-Class middleweight title at Sir Basil Arthur Park in Timaru.

AMTA has the largest ranking system and the only points based championship belt system in New Zealand.

Razor is about the below classes getting their feet on the ladder to the top, some of these fighters will make it there over the next few years.

The show was originally scheduled for March 6, but has now been shifted to this weekend due to Covid restrictions last month.

Tickets to the event are sold out.

Fight News will be live streaming the event on Saturday night. Follow this link to register and be able to watch the action live. 

The full fight card is given below:

1. Charlie Lazarus vs Felicity Cullen - 26kg 4-14yo

2. Kevin Diaz vs Benoist Bernard - 76.4kg C-Class

3. Zane Betschart vs Zane McLaren - 100kg C-Class

4. James Marshall vs Shawn McQuaide - 72.6kg C-Class

5. Keila Coopman vs Levi Bennets - 72.6kg C-Class

6. Dominic Shaw vs Avery Gordon - 72.6kg B-Class

7. Tamsyn vs Ashleigh Fata - 63.5kg C-Class

8. Todd Mitchell vs Jay Scott Morris - 86.5kg B-Class

9. Alicia Moir vs Louise Holman - 65kg C-Class

10. Macca Jean vs Izzy Atkinson - Exhibition

11. Aukje van Aayst vs Maddy Denton - 57kg C-Class

12. Zane Nuttall vs Japhia Stuart - 76.4kg Youth

13. Sam McCall vs Piri Joseph - 83kg C-Class

14. Scott MacGregor vs Sage Reddit - 76.2kg B-Class

15. Jesse Grindrod vs Heremaia Te Koho Marks - 95kg B-Class

16. Maika vs ?? - 22kg 4-14yo

17. John Pyers vs Shem Murdoch - 72.6kg A-Class New Zealand Title

Classes

C Class - 0-9 points, fully padded, padded elbows, optional head strikes and no knees to head, 5 x 1.5 min rounds

B Class - 10-20 points, padded elbows only 5x2 or 3x3 min rounds

4-14 Class - Kids, no head strikes, fully padded

Youth - 14-18 years old, Padded no headstrikes, optional padded after 12 points. 

Doors open strictly between 3pm and 4.30pm.

The show is smoke/vape free, with a one way door policy applies.