Kevin Rhodes has quite the interesting run in the sport of Muay Thai at a young yet, busy age. Maintaining a full time training schedule of a professional athlete, being a full time college student, while helping his mom babysit his younger siblings on the weekends is no easy task for anyone to take on. However, the Rami Elite prizefighter does just that day in and day out to fulfill dreams of a becoming an inspiration to the youth, a success story for himself, and a better man in the long run.
Rhodes has a limitless stable of Philadelphia’s top tier Muay Thai talent at his disposal to reach his true potential. With Rami Ibrahim running the show and endless wrecking machines to fine tune each other…Rhodes has indeed found his home at Rami Elite, after some soul searching and seeking out the proper tutelage that fits his inner beast best.
This Saturday, November 16th, Kevin Rhodes will serve as one of the headliners to Gut Check Championship Series full rules Muay Thai 118 lb. contest against seasoned veteran, “Lightning” Matt Lyall. Lyall, significantly older than Rhodes has a little edge in experience, but youth and momentum are fully in Rhodes favor, and he has no interest in taking steps backward in his future. Especially with his immediate future written.
After Gut Check, Rhodes is right back to the gym as he has the honor of representing Team USA in the USMF South American Championships in Colombia next month alongside his Rami Elite teammates, Ahmad “The Palestinian Goldenboy” Ibrahim, and Yasmeen “The Yasmeenian Devil” Salhani.
Chatting with Rhodes just days before the contest, the Rami Elite southpaw predicted this about his performance: “The way I visualize it…because you have to see it, believe it, achieve it and all that! I don’t see it going past 5”, boldly closing with, “knockout!”
Tune in as Kevin Rhodes and I have an in depth one on one interview about his roots, his upcoming bout with “Lightning” Matt Lyall and so much more!
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Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.
He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.