May 30 2009

A gentle way to spend a Saturday!

Category: UncategorizedMarcus @ 6:07 pm

Lost on points: 76-98 (you get 2 points for a kick or knee and 1 for a punch). However I went the distance and kept going even when I got hit hard on the nose and got a nose bleed. Given that this was my first fight, I was fighting under unfamiliar rules and wasn’t used to wearing all the pads I’m very pleased with how I did. At the end of round 1 we were both on about the same points, and although I dropped behind in round 2 I didn’t let him increase the difference in round 3. After my own fight I watched a couple of others and they were stopped when the points difference was more than 40, so not getting outclassed was pretty good going. Photos and other stuff to come later. I’ve only just got back home.

I think it’s safe to say that it is possible to overcome dyspraxia, grotesque obesity and a serious shoulder injury with a bit of perseverance and self discipline. This was my first fight and I’m going to chill for a bit now, but it certainly won’t be my last. As Winston Churchill said, and as I hinted at in the title for my previous post, this is not the end and nor is it the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.

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6 Responses to “A gentle way to spend a Saturday!”

  1. anged says:

    I’m sorry you lost, but it sounds like you did really well. Nice one.

  2. anged says:

    I’m sorry you lost, but it sounds like you did really well. Nice one.

  3. gothick_matt says:

    Congratulations! I know from personal experience that leaving your first competition fight with anything other than a slightly bemused sense of “wow, that was over quickly” is pretty good going 🙂

  4. gothick_matt says:

    Congratulations! I know from personal experience that leaving your first competition fight with anything other than a slightly bemused sense of “wow, that was over quickly” is pretty good going 🙂

  5. oldbloke says:

    Getting from where you were to being able to step into that ring at all is a win in itself.

  6. oldbloke says:

    Getting from where you were to being able to step into that ring at all is a win in itself.