Sept 2012: For this fight our game plan was to kick more and move. In my previous fights I probably punched a lot more, but we knew my opponent was big on the hands, so we thought to counter that, I should not try to stand and trade, but instead use my legs more and move. But being that this was only my third time in the ring, it hadn’t yet occurred to me, that when your trainers says to do more of something, it doesn’t mean don’t do other things as well haha…so I spent a lot of this fight trying to stop myself from wanting to punch instead of letting my hands go and then following with kicks…. lesson learnt as this turned out to be my first (and so far only) 8 count i’ve had put on me.
Bridie hit me flush hard in the face with a right in the 3rd round. It was a clean and hard punch by Bridie. This was the first time i’ve experienced a concussion in a fight. I couldn’t work out why the ref (Brad Vocale) was standing in front of me….he was putting a count on me and I was thinking, why are you over here? what happened?
I couldn’t work it out. I got back to my feet and continued the fight. I couldn’t hear anything and I was seeing stars – like lots of little white light spots and everything was blurry. I continued to fight the rest of the round as if I was extremely drunk. I kept moving, but my legs kept giving way on me each time I moved. I couldn’t seem to get my feet back under me.
It’s strange what goes through your head at times like this…all I was thinking was “oh wow, this is what it feels like” I wasn’t focused on anything except being amazed and interested in what this was feeling like!
As soon as the bell rang at the end the fight, the first thing that immediately came out of my mouth, I said to Bridie…”what was that? What did you get me with?” I had no idea what had happened still. It’s a really weird feeling.
Watch my fight here:
Opponent: Bridie Jane (Hitman Gym)
Show: Prophecy – Future Muay Thai | Gold Coast
Date:Sept 15 2012
Apologies the sound doesn’t work on this video, so it’s kind of like a mime fight? Maybe make your own background noises while I get punched in the face and show my terrible fighting skills! haha