Ah so it looks like most of the vids have been taken down. The fight promotion company has been feverishly emailing people for copyright infringement. Oh well, not making friends with me or this community.
This post makes a lot less sense with out the clip… if you would rather wait to view the fight, don’t read any further.
Holy Crap where did they find the announcers for this event? I’m not sure who I find more irritating Hammer the Australian announcer from the Contender Asia or these guys? Actually I think Hammer actually knows what the hell he’s talking about.
For those of you who are watching this from outside the US… these announcers are typical of northern California. I don’t know if you’re going to fly in legit fighters, a legit Thai ref, is it so hard to find someone who knows what their talking about?
I love when Lamsongkrams Pra Jiap was slipping… “Their bicep decoration or braid!” This fight was pretty much the same as the fight Lamsongkram had in LA against Johan Lidon. I was pretty shocked with Villaume, I didn’t expect this at all. If you watch his fight with Yod, he’s an entirely different fighter.
I’m not sure what was going on… I know he’s had some issues in his last few fights but he looked like he just shut down in there. Maybe he didn’t see a way in and just didn’t have the motivation to continue.
Lamsongkram backed off Lidon in the same way. In Thailand it’s sort of gentlemen’s agreement. It doesn’t really fly outside of Thailand. The idea is… I’ve just beaten you, if you agree I will lay off you so we don’t risk injury. People generally want to see a fight to the finish… Lamsongkram told me he enjoys fighting outside of Thailand, because people get fired up with his style of fighting (elbows). I don’t know if he quite knows that the audience will turn on him if he lays off his opponent. The other explanation is he could have gotten his hands on some milk.
Funny story… we were talking about his fight in LA and he explained that he really felt like shit. He was having some serious stomach issues. I asked if he was sick or if he had a bug… he replied “No I just drank some milk.” I think to myself maybe he just drank some dodgy milk… I say to him “maybe you got some bad milk? ” “He replies I don’t know I don’t normally drink milk!” WTF? “You don’t normally drink milk?” “No never” he replies… So I ask him “what the hell were you thinking? Do you normally deviate from your diet before a big fight? He said he was feeling particularly weak that day and thought by drinking a glass of milk before the fight it would give him some added energy. For those of you who don’t know, a lot of Asians I’d say most are lactose intolerant. (Bad, smelly things happen to us when we drink milk) So I asked him are you going to get any milk in Jamaica?
In all I would have liked to have seen some more action by both parties