Fighting ain’t easy…especially sick
Stepping off the scales I could see Dan Severn across the room finishing his section of a local sports radio interview. I was up next after the weigh in.
My opponent had interviewed earlier ranting about he was going to walk through my kicks and knock me out.
As a fighter you hear that kind of talk all the time and after a while it just becomes something we joke about after a hard training session.
This fight was special to me, I’d lost one of my best friends just months earlier and I was dedicating this title shot to my buddy who’d passed on.
To make it even better, my brother was the first fight on the card and I was the last. We got to open the show and close it. Which was pretty cool.
Just six days earlier my brother was in the driver seat steering us home from training camp while I was doubled over in the passenger seat with a horrendous stomach bug.
My last day of training for this 10 round US title fight was a grueling 10 rounds of body sparring.
By the time I got to weigh in I was about 5 pounds under weight and ended up weighing in fully clothed with some change and stuff in my pockets to make the minimum weight.
So needless to say, when I stepped into the ring the next night, it only took about one good round for my gas tank to be running low.
But as a fighter, if you say you’re going to fight…you fight…no matter what.
CLICK here to see a little of this match. I did some good things, but did some bad ones too, mainly from fatigue. I ended up winning a decision and the title that night.
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Some good fightin’ here even though I was sick
Keep Kicking and God Bless!