Was a busy weekend this one just passed for SRG Thai Boxing Gym, with bouts on Friday in Sydney and on Saturday in Melbourne the SRG Team didn’t stop.
On Friday night, we had Conor SRG O’Flaherty fighting for the MASA K1 Australian Belt against Taner Nitrixx Gumustas. And what a fight they brought for the fans. With the Husrtville Entertainment Centre completely packed, the boys went on to a 5 round war with both showing great heart and outstanding endurance. Early in the 2nd round Conor dropped Taner that got an 8 count form the ref, but still came back strong and soldiered on till the bell. On the 4th Taner came out really strong hit some clean solid shots on Conor that struggled by managed to stay up. Both went to war on the 5th having Conor’s hand raised in the end bringing the crowd to its feet. The Irish Team behind Conor made all the fans happy and we can’t wait to have them all on our next battles. A big Thank you for John JNI and the JNI Promotions team for having us once again on the show. Another great time we had.
Saturday seemed like one of those magical days. Olivier Soot Raaeng Geert was feeling great, had an amazing weight cut and we were feeling it the good energy all around. The big stages of Rebellion Muay Thai only brought the best out of him and we couldn’t be happier with his performance. Facing a highly experienced Thai Fighter, Kiw Jarupa, Olie knew that he couldn’t back off for a second and God he didn’t. With solid hits, great movement and the pressure that all Thai Fighters hate to have against, Olie looked and delivered exactly what he needed to do to win the fight. Outscored his opponent in every single round and even backed off just slightly in the last, as he had won the previous 2. The fans went crazy, was an amazing fight to watch (the whole Rebellion and Roots shows had outstanding fights, 31 bouts of pure Muay Thai) and in the corner we felt like the night was also ours.
Unfortunately we didn’t know that there were 2 Thai judges in the mix of 3 and mate, they gave it to Kiw. No one could believe it, not the promoter (in which was a gentleman about it) nor the referee or the MC. Fighters from the previous bouts and the ones getting ready to perform all came to speak with Olie and let him know what everyone thought. That he had won the fight clearly, not even a close decision could’ve being, but hey it’s the fight game and we are kind of getting use to it.
It had a special feeling of disappointment, as we always see Rebellion Muay Thai as one of the best if not the Best Muay Thai Show in Australia, and if that happens there, imagine everywhere else. Olie is out to Thailand today to relax and re group for a couple of weeks, he has lost a few of his last bouts and most of them in the same fashion as this past weekend. We are sure that once again he will come back stronger than ever and bring himself to the highest stages of the Muay Thai scene in 2018.
Hope you all had a good weekend as we did, can’t wait to have you all on our End of the Year BBQ & SRG Awards on December 17, Sunday at South Maroubra Park.