If you are reading this blog but have yet to attend a live combat sports event then allow me to invite you. Find a small scale show, maybe even an amateur event. Intimate atmosphere. Good view. Young men and women battling for gym pride. It translates into a stellar evening out.
Saturday night I attended the latest in Master Song’s Kai Singthong Muay Thai Championship series. It was a truncated card with only 7 bouts, but each was entertaining and interesting in it’s way. Young Scott Allan looked like he belonged on Beverly Hills 90210 but displayed heart and an impressive chin. After eating a series of hooks, he foredged ahead ultimately losing the decision to Cory Hastings but proving his toughness along the way. World Kickboxing & Xtrm Fitness was the winner on the night as their two fighters, Tom Mattu and Josh Jauncey, each put forth an impressive technical display of skill en route to a lopsided victory.
17-year-old English transplant Josh Jauncey was particularly impressive landing crushing flurries to the body of Matt Gador who had his legs kicked out from under him several times. Jauncey’s speed, technicality, and power are exceptional for his age. Keep an eye on this newly crowned BC Junior Welterweight Muay Thai Champion, and his 22-year-old brother Jay, as well. (watch Jay’s last fight here)