CSA Fight Team Update: ...And your new IKF Super Heavyweight United States Muay Thai Champion is Big Sexy John Hurney via Awesome 3rd Round TKO. Great Job John!
That took serious heart. CSA went crazy! Congrats John and Ant for training so hard! We should all listen to coach and train like that. Yay to all you guys for helping them prep! 1minute 25 seconds TKO Manny goes down how many times... 3rd round Manny goes down, we go crazy, he gets back up, John kicks him down again, he stays down, continued craziness, jumping up and down, climbing up on chairs, screaming, craziness.
The definition to some of a Great Fight is a slow and methodical pace of fine tuned jabs and a swift accurate kick or knee here and there as the fighters maintain composure from step to step...
The definition to some of a Great Fight is a slow and methodical pace of fine tuned jabs and a swift accurate kick or knee here and there as the fighters maintain composure from step to step... Ya, that's great for old folks half asleep as it assures them they won't miss a strike...
Sadly if there were any of these half asleep people in the audience at the DoubleTree Hotel this past Sunday night, if we go by the previous analogy, "You MISSED A GREAT FIGHT!"
However, for those of us still wide awake, and sharp enough to see every strike, we all witnessed one of the most EXCITING, ACTION PACKED SLUGFESTS we may have ever seen. This bout was not just two big guys throwing hay-makers at each other hoping to land the lucky shot. We're talkin Spin Kicks to the head kind of ACTION! If you blinked, YOU MISSED A LOT! Sure, we have seen better "Methodical" bouts before at a much slower pace that some fight experts would call a "detailed" exhibition of talent... However, to see a total of 505 lbs. in total weight going at it NON STOP for nearly 3 rounds brought back memories of the "Fast Starting - Fast Paced" style of fighting the great former IKF Heavyweight World Champion - Dennis Alexio showed us all at Heavyweight. Sure, in the end there had to be a winner, but in the end, everyone in the Ballroom that night witnessed TWO WINNERS! When rounds 1 and 2 ended Hurny and Mancha came back to their corners with nothing left, as they energized themselves to "Give it their all" for the next round.
Congratulations are in order for John "Big Sexy" Hurny, but as a fight fan, Congratulations to BOTH of you for putting an EXPLOSIVE ending to an already GREAT night of Fight Action! All of us here at the IKF are PROUD of you both for giving us all a Great Fight! We look forward to seeing you both in the ring again..
At the press conference earlier that day, both Hurny and Mancha offered all of us a little laugh and a little reality. In their previous bouts to make it to this point, neither was able to learn much of the other as Hurny KO'ed his opponent at 59 seconds of the first round and Mancha KO'ed his opponent in 14 seconds. So when Mancha was asked what he may know about his opponent, Mancha took the light hearted approach and answered,
"Well, all I know is that he's... Big... and he's Sexy."
After the crowd got a good laugh about that, Hurny was asked, "Well John, you know Mancha's a local fighter who will be packing the house with fans screaming for him, can you give us your thoughts on the fight?" In which he answered.
"Well, I'm sure he will have a lot of fans there, as will I, but when the bell rings to start the fight, there's only going to be 2 of us in the ring..."
SOme Video of the Fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUqxK5HtMD8&feature=player_embedded