In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric speaks with author, fighter, and Muay Thai blooger, Matt Lucas. Matt recently published his first Muay Thai novel titled “The Boxer’s Soliloquy”. The book is a quick and fun read which we obviously highly recommend! Matt discusses the reasons he decided to write the book, the inspiration behind it, and his not so distant plans to move to Bangkok and continue learning and covering the sport from Thailand. We talk about how Muay Thai is so much more than fighting and “sport”. We truly enjoyed having Matt on the show. Enjoy!
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.
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!
Vinny and Eric discuss the aftermath of Lion Fight 21 and the amazing Victor Saravia vs Sam Poulton fight. Eric forgot Vinny’s birthday, Vinny calls Eric an asshole on air and they also discuss the Muay Thai scene in Eric’s native Florida and why it hasn’t been able to take off in the sunshine state.
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!
In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny sit down with Stephen Strotmeyer, head coach of Pittsburgh Muay Thai, and Muay Thai scoring and judging REVOLUTIONARY! Stephen airs his grievances about the current state of Muay Thai scoring and judging, how we can fix it, and how Muay Thai fans have to band together and push for State Commissions to revise antiquated Muay Thai rules. That and more on this episode of TSC!