Interview

Episode 24 – Spencer Grekoski

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with young professional fighter Spencer Grekoski. They discuss the growth of Muay Thai in the U.S., Spencer’s recent trips and upcoming trips to Thailand, being a new professional in the U.S. Muay Thai scene and more. Vinny also talks about an infamous 4th of July party where Eric’s alcohol tolerance was put to the test. Enjoy!

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 20 – Matt Lucas

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!

MTiL Interview with Sean Hinds

MTiL’s Eric Rivera catches up with professional fighter Sean Hinds. Sean Hinds has long been a part of the NYC Muay Thai scene. A talented fighter who got into Muay Thai upon his arrival to the US from the UK, Sean exudes class and is an exciting fighter to watch. This interview was shot prior to his bout with Deshawn Robinson at Take On Productions “Muay Thai at the Mecca” . The fight would go on to be a controversial draw. We are definitely big Sean Hinds fans, always a pleasure to speak with him and watch him fight!