OK my son is Fighting in Phukett, Thailand on Friday 13th.
It is a classic stand up vs ground fight. My son is primarily a kickboxer and is fighting a Swede that is primarily a grappler. Son is 63 K, vs 71 K, so he is giving up a bit of weight, I of course I still think he will win, but win lose or draw I will post the video as soon as I get it.
Video to follow as soon as I get it, but my son lost in the 3rd round. Big grappler beats small kickboxer, BUT, I am told it is very entertaining. Better luck next time.
He had agreed to a 10 lb weight difference but it turned out to be closer to 25 lbs, he fought anyway and said he did his best, what more could I ask for?
You said in the OP it was 8 kilos, which works out to 17.6 pounds. That’s a pretty big difference. He must have fought a good fight to last as long as he did. Did he finally get pinned or submit to a tough hold?
Tell him next time he should get 8 kgs over the other fighter so that things are even, on average. Look forward to seeing the video.
Also, an update on his stay in Thailand would be nice. Hope he’s having a great time.
Yeah, communicating long distance is a challenge, I report what he tells me.
An update? Intresting, I just got off an emergency call with him. He was attacked outside his hotel last night by two guys he thought were friends. He is very confused but it could be anger over betting for him to win.
He is fine, one of the guys was hurt when my son kicked him between the uprights and then stuck his thumb in the guys eye. Both attackers were students at Tiger Muay Thai camp and both have been sent packing and apparently banned for life. One was put on a plane and sent away, I hope to talk more to him tonight.
Other than that, he loves Thailand and is talking about staying all of next year. Tiger has offered him a position on their pro kickboxing team and enough students to make a living with the equivalent of a green card.
Although his grappling has proven inadequate right now, everyone is impressed with his punching and kicking skills. He is making lots of international friends and I really hope no more of them attack him. His ring savvy may need work but his self defense methods are top of the charts.
Apparently a few narcotics and lots of alcohol were involved in their making a bad decision.
Once I post the video (soon I hope) I would like opinions of his fighting, I am certain to be biased.
Well, you never know. There’s a 2003 documentary entitled Farang Ba, which basically translates to “Crazy White Boy.” It’s about a 45-year-old American corporate attorney – graduate of Yale and Harvard – who becomes a kickboxer in Thailand after surviving cancer. And a good one too, even though he must wear an iliostomy bag. Defeats opponents half his age. I’ve not seen it but have heard good things about it.
Looks like a pretty crappy “Stadium” to me, but I guess you have to start somewhere, My son is in Red. To me his opponent doesn’t look as tall as I was told, Josh is 5’3", 145. He actually put on 10 lbs for this fight, I think that was a mistake as he appeared to be gassing out early.