For the die hard fight fans out there, you may know Tyrone Spong from the K1, Glory and kickboxing circuits. One of the great kickboxers of our time, Mr Spong chose to hang up his shin guards in favour of a fresh new pursuit. After a brief stint at MMA he made the move to heavyweight boxing. Suriname born, Netherlands raised, Spong made a big name for himself as an explosive puncher in the kickboxing ring. Spong wasn't always a heavyweight, he put on a lot of size and muscle onto his 6'2 frame over the past decade to campaign with the much larger kickboxers of todays era who stand 6'5 on average. He was somewhat of a child prodigy in Muay Thai, revered for his technique and explosiveness, his nickname was 'King of the Ring'. For the past 2-3 years Spong has steadily worked himself up the boxing rankings, and has only recently shown up on the top 10 WBO rankings. Spong has come along way, and is currently holder of the WBO and WBC Latino heavyweight titles. Spong has his sights set on mixing with the top heavies. He's a man on a mission fueled with undying belief in himself. Personally, Spong has always been one of my top 5 fighters (In General). He is true to the art of fighting, honing his technique and was the striking coach for Blackzilians - a successful UFC fighting camp. Does he have a legitimate chance? Whatever happens, he will always have my respect, switching careers so late in the game to compete at the highest level. Check him out on YouTube.