In this episode of The Striking Corner, I chat with my good friend and fellow Muay Thai and Martial Arts fanatic Phoenix Carnevale. Phoenix has interviewed some of the biggest names in MMA and continues to work hard to put all combat sports on the map!
by Stephen Strotmeyer
Who do you think wins this fight?
The fight game has been littered with controversial decisions that have left fans outraged and bewildered by the judges’ call. From the outrageous Roy Jones vs. Park Si-Hun in the 1988 Olympics, through the richly disputed Hagler vs. Leonard battle, to more recent MMA controversies such as Galvao vs. Warren or Machida vs. Rua I. Muay Thai is no exception with some hotly disputed decisions across the globe.
We would like you and other fight fans to help us discover what makes fight decisions fair or totally outrageous. If you would like to help us your participation will take approximately 16 minutes in total and involve you watching a 15 minute video of a Muay Thai match. After watching the match, you will be asked who you think won the match and, when you are given the actual decision, rate how fair you think the decision was. To give us your opinion of who wins and what you think of the decision click on the link below.
(The study is being conducted by Dr. Tony Myers & Mohammed Rehman- Newman University, UK. Dr Nigel Balmer -University College London, UK, and Stephen Strotmeyer – University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
Can’t Stop Crazy is a clothing brand, website, and team put together by 7 of the top fighters in the U.S.: Joe Schilling, Kevin Ross, Chaz Mulkey, Tiffany Van Soest, Romie Adanza, Miriam Nakamoto, and Ky Hollenbeck. Their goal? Promote American Muay Thai and it’s fighters using their own unique and straight forward voice. No fear. No nonsense. A fighters brand, for fighters by fighters. Recently, the Can’t Stop Crazy family got together to train at CSA Gym in Dublin, California to help Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling prepare for their Lion Fight 11 and Glory 10 fights respectively. This is a look into that training session brought you by “Inside the Fight” creator and Can’t Stop Crazy photographer/videographer Jeff Dojillo. A behind the scenes look and interview with some of the best fighters in the U.S.
In Episode 5 of The Striking Corner we sit down with professional Muay Thai Fighter, Marcus Fisher before his WBC National title bout at Warriors Cup in New Jersey on Sept. 7th, 2013
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I am sitting ringside at Siam No.1 in Toronto, Canada. I sit close enough to feel the occasional drop of sweat whip towards me from a powerful swing kick or punch. Simon Marcus is hitting pads with Ajahn Suchart. The cracking sound that it makes is devastating, like thunderclaps as bones collide against leather with a force and willpower that is not often witnessed live in person. I have trained with Ajahn before, so I am aware of what it feels like to do only five rounds of what can best be described as me trying to hit as hard as I can continuously, while he resists my power with the pads. Each weapon thrown is a fight against his power. If you are not throwing with full power his resistance will make you feel like your weapon just bounces off his Thai pad. I watch as Simon destroyed the pads for five whole rounds and look like he still had energy for more after. This is just a small glimpse of what he must endure to be able to stay at the top and fight opponents such as Artem Levin. It is a mere fraction of the amount of dedication and focus required for him to be where he is. So that got me thinking, “Why? Why really go through all this?” So I asked him.
Without further ado, here is my interview with Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus.
Simon faces possibly one of his toughest challenges battling Artem Levin this Friday on the LionFight Promotion. We wish both fighters the best of luck and look forward to a great fight!
A special thank you goes out to Allen Chung for the photos and video and to Simon for taking the time out to sit with us and talk with us.
Photo & Video credits: Allen Chung
In Episode 4 of The Striking Corner, I tone it down to talk about raising awareness for a cause that is very personal to me and discuss how teaching Muay Thai can help improve your technique and invigorate your love for the sport of Muay Thai. I also give you all the info regarding huge upcoming Muay Thai event you NEED to check out! Questions of comments you can contact us at email@example.com