Twenty-six year old kickboxing star, Patrick Barry, will move to avenge the loss he suffered a year and a half ago at the hands of fellow K-1 North America heavyweight contender, Scott Lighty, during Shin-Do Kumate XI, a non-K-1 sanctioned kickboxing card, which will take place at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on Friday, December 8th.
On April 30th of last year, Lighty earned a unanimous judges' decision over Barry during K-1's "Battle at Bellagio IV" card that took place at Las Vegas, Nevada's Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Lighty dominated the three-round contest by remaining more active and beating Barry to the punch.
Lighty, 28, has since progressed as a K-1 fighter, reaching the championship round of the eight-man K-1 "Mayhem At Mirage" tournament in Las Vegas last August. He is a product of The Pit, the San Luis Obispo, California-based camp that is home to UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell.
Barry, meanwhile, endured hard times last August when his New Orleans, Louisiana home was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The disaster forced him to relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was given a temporary home by his trainer, four-time world Muay Thai champion, Jeff "Duke" Roufus.
Another K-1 veteran, Gary Turner, will battle Samir "The Sandman" Saif, during the Tampa card.