When it comes to fight, there isn’t such a thing as losing, you are only truly defeated if you haven’t learnt a thing from your adversity. On Saturday our fighters were split between the Central Coast and Melbourne. Fighting in Central Coast were Stellios Hountalas, Cale WIld and Robert Brooks.
Stellios had his first chance to fight for a Belt, fighting for the MTA NSW State Tittle. Unfortunately, wasn’t his night and he ended up defeated via TKO on the 5th round. Robert also fought a tough opponent and unfortunately lost via points decision. Stellios and Rob should be back training this week, working on their mistakes from the weekend. Both boys showed great composure and will sure come back stronger for their next encounter.
Fighting once again (his second fight in less than 7 days) was Cale Wild and the new ISKA Youth Australian Champion didn’t disappoint. He was meant to do an exhibition fight which wouldn’t count in his record but in the last minutes, all parties agreed to a normal contest. It’s no news to any Muay Thai practitioner that training is training, exhibition it is an exhibition and a fight .. well, Cale had another great performance and won another fight improving his record, this young boy who it is only 15 years old doesn’t ever stop impressing us.
Meanwhile in VIC, our head coach Luis Regis and our boxer Paul Rogers went there to performs at Roots, Concrete Jungle, Muay Thai Show. It was a first time for our Englishman to perform at one of the top promotions of Australia. Paul showed us once again he is a gutsy fighter, he had a slow start and copped a strong cross, making his legs a bit shaken, but it wasn’t just enough to stop him. He recovered fast and followed with the game plan, which was to go for his opponent body and it worked with perfection. Another fight and another win, this time via TKO on the 3rd and after being proper hit, as we believe was also a first for him.
Our weekend wasn’t done yet and on Sunday our fighters were performing in SA. Fighting at the Combat Sports Promotion, in Findon, were Louis Fox, James Kostic and Megan Riddington. Once again we struggled with a bit of misjudgment from the ISKA judges which we thought our fighters performances were enough to get the win, but not in their eyes. Louis were more active than his opponent but ended up defeated on points, the same happen to Megan who had control over the center of the ring during most of the fight and through our head coach’s eyes, she had won at least the first and second round, but the win went once again to the local fighter.
James Kostic was once again on fire and left no unfinished business for the referees and won his fight via TKO on the first round after a few head kicks and some hard body punches. How long until this little weapon have a shot for a belt? We can’t wait what the future holds for this kid.
Now our fighters will take a few days off and then back at work as we are not planning to slow down, winning or losing we are always improving, onto the next one. SOOT RAAENG GEERT!