Before Andy Singh’s fight in Lion Fight Promotions “Lion Fight Muay Thai 7” in October of this year, I had never heard anything about the New York fighter. His opponent was undefeated Anthony Castrejon from One Kick’s Gym in Las Vegas, NV. Andy Singh blew me away with his performance in the fight. He continuously scored points with puches and push kicks to the face. Singh won the fight by a unanimous decision, capturing the WBC international belt and improving his undefeated record to 3-0.
This victory was not only for Andy Singh, this was a victory for the entire East Coast. For the last couple of years there has been criticism that fighters from the East Coast of the United States do not compare in talent to fighters on the West Coast. Fighters from the East Coast like Andy Singh and Ognjen Topic are now not only recognized by the West Coast, but internationally.
It’s important for local fighters to fight on other sides of the country, and internationally to reach a broader fan base. Eddie Walker wasn’t very well known until he came to Las Vegas and knocked out Joe Schilling. Now he is signed to a multi-fight deal with Glory.
I hope to see other East Coast Fighters like Brett Hlavacek, Jay Matias, Alex Berrios, Liam Tarrant, and several others make their way to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to fight. Watch out for Andy Singh and East Coast Muay Thai Fighters in 2013.