Fighters

Episode 23 – Ognjen Topic

In this episode of The Striking Corner, we speak with current WKA and WBC National Champion, Ognjen Topic. We discuss his journey to the US from a war torn Bosnia in the early 90’s, how he discovered Muay Thai and how at the beginning of his career had to fight in secret because his father wasn’t too enthused about his decision to make fighting a profession. We talk that and much more! Check it out!

Episode 22 – Gaston Bolaños

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny & Eric speak with rising Muay Thai star Gaston Bolaños.  Originally from Lima, Peru and now living in California, Gaston is currently on a hot streak since turning pro and currently holds a perfect 4-0 record under the Lion Fight Promotions banner with all wins coming by KO or TKO.  We discuss Gaston’s career since he started Muay Thai at the age of 10, his move to the U.S., his ascent in the sport, and we also talk about fight sports always being full of haters.  Great convo with a very down-to-earth, focused young man with a very bright future in the sport.  Check it out!

Episode 21 – John Wayne Parr

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric and Vinny speak with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr. We talk a bit about his amazing career, his recent documentary Blessed With Venom, what fighters he felt hit the hardest, Caged Muay Thai, and his love for the zoo. The legend JWP is in the house and Eric can’t seem to contain his excitement! Check it out!

Episode 19 – Simon Marcus

Simon Marcus will be fighting for the Glory middleweight world title on Friday May 8th. However, before he can put that coveted belt around his waist, Simon will have to defeat one of the best middleweight kickboxers in the world and current champion, Artem “The Lion” Levin.  But Marcus is unfazed by Levin and feels that his advantages in this fight will be “everywhere” and that Levin will have “no advantages”.  He promises an absolutely “dynamic” performance en route to being crowned the new Glory middleweight champion. 

Episode 18 – Gabriel Varga

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with the NEW Glory Featherweight World Champion, Gabriel Varga! We talk emotions after his big win, fighting in Dubai, being the quiet warrior, and the benefits and drawbacks of having your brother as a sparring partner!

Episode 16 – Daniel McGowan

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with UK’s current #1 ranked Bantamweight (53.5 Kg/117 lbs.), Daniel McGowan. At only 19, Daniel is making waves in the sport worldwide and is now the first foreign fighter to ever get fully sponsored by Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok. Great episode with one of Muay Thai’s hottest up and coming prospects!