IRONHEART CROWN NEWS
IRONHEART CROWN TO BECOME CHICAGO AFFILIATE PROMOTION FOR AMERICAN FIGHT LEAGUE (AFL)
CHICAGO, IL - While not yet signed and sealed, Ironheart Crown promoter, Eric Moon recently met with Andrew Kloster of the American Fight League (AFL) to discuss an affiliation between the organiztions. The AFL is a unique new start up league out of Kentucky. In addition to promoting shows of their own, the group is looking to reach out to other promotions across the nation to become a unified league with regional rankings and legitimate, merit-based titles.
The Ironheart Crown has been sanctioned by the International Shooto Commission for six years, and the event has established itself as the highest stage for Professional Shooto competition in North America. This status has added additional prestige to the already well-respected Ironheart show. However, with its return to Chicago, the Ironheart Crown will make a transition from hosting fights in a boxing ring to using a cage, a movement which is fast becoming the industry standard. Shooto rules forbid the use of a cage and require that all matches be held in ring.
While the Ironheart Crown will retain its Shooto affiliation and will continue to host occasional shows using a boxing ring, events which feature the cage will no longer be sanctioned by the Shooto organization. An affiliation with the new AFL group will give the IHC the same legitimacy that was afforded by Shooto.
While nothing has yet been set in stone, the relationship appears to be inevitable. More information will be released as it unfolds.