Michael Mananquil Interview

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Published on October 18, 2012 with 2 Comments

Michael has been around the Muay Thai scene for a while. As one of World Team USA‘s most notable fighters he’s racked up a list of decent opponents, Ra Karma, and Malapet being two. Michael has recently joined the K-1 league and had a hard bout with Scotty Leffler. With World Team USA just a short hop across the bay I decided to see how Michael has been doing.

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Born to a working class family in rural New York I grew up working like a dog and drinking Natural light in the woods. After a brief stint attempting to escape the poverty of employment via university I gave up on escaping the grind and moved to sunny California where the burritos are as generous as the weather. I work in the service industry slinging booze and food. I got into Muay Thai as a recreational activity. I saw an interclub fight and decided to try it out, everyone has to test their mettle somehow. A few fights and a year later I was in Thailand training, and fighting. I haven’t quit stepping into the ring since. I currently live in West Oakland and balance my time blocking punches with my head with attempting to prevent brain deterioration through writing, studying Thai; language, culture and history, and going to wild dance parties with my friends.

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  1. Don’t forget Sudsakorn on short notice.

  2. Interesting to hear that he runs 2x week, I feel a lot of people use hyperbole when talking about their roadwork and Michaels cardio is one of his big strengths. I was also wondering why his signature lateral movement wasn’t used in the Leffler fight, that mention of the rule explained a lot. Great interview.

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