Just got back from Amsterdam a few hours ago, and I’m still reeling from the fights. I really hope you guys get an opportunity to make it Slamm, they know how to put on a great show.
Before we get into it, I want to say a very big thank you Milton Felter and Maikel Polanen for taking the time to sort me out.
This event nearly didn’t happen for me… I rolled in with my camera kit and the security immediately told me I wasn’t going to be able to bring my kit in. I’ve got a fair bit of kit and leaving it in a coat check wasn’t going to happen.
Just as this was going on Milton rolled by and I explained my situation. I told him I was from MMT, and could he hook a brother up? Needless to say he did.
Try to keep the spoilers off this post, as I plan on posting all the fights all this week.
I was able to speak to the fighters briefly, and they were all in very good spirits. Anuwat was quiet and said he was looking forward to his rematch with Liam.
I was amazed to see how chill Yod was, while the others paced, or shadow boxed Yod spent most of the time paging through a magazine. We chatted a bit about his Yants, the one’s on his hands are apparently so his hands will fly true. Maybe that’s all we need to throw down like Yod?
I didn’t get a whole lot out of Bovy but to be honest, I wasn’t really going to try. He’s seriously intimidating… really intimidating. There is something about him, you feel like any second he could snap on anyone in the room. In the dressing room he just paced back in forth, waiting to be unleashed.
At the end of the event I had opportunity to meet and have a quick chat with Andy Souwer. He said the only thing he was currently focused on was his New Years fight against Masato.
I said it before and I’ll say it again. I think the guys at slamm really set the bar when it comes to world class MuayThai shows. They’ve got the talent, and the production down. They keep all their shows moving and the whole event is just really slick and well run.
Next year, I’d like to put together a MMT roadtrip to slamm, a couple of days in Amsterdam + Fights? Who’s in?