My first amateur Muay Thai fight.
Well, here's a video of my first amateur muay thai fight a couple of months ago, I hope I posted it the right way. I didn't train particulary for this fight because It was kind of in short notice and at first I thought it was going to be some kind of exhibition but later found out it was an amateur match, and well I got my ass kicked. We traveled to Trujillo, a city in the north of Peru for the fight.
One thing they told me before the fight is that he used to do boxing before training muay thai, so my plan was to try using kicks more than punches. the problem is that I didn't know who I was fighting until 10 min before the event started, and I found out he was a southpaw during the fight, so I had never trained with a southpaw before. I usually use my jab a lot because of my long arms but since his stance was different I had no idea how to use my jab, his lead hand was right there.
Some of the problems I had were that I gassed too fast, maybe because of the nerves or the body shots i got hit with. My trainer told me I was going back too much and I should have countered more.
Also he was a very aggressive fighter and had 1 MT fight and 2 boxing matches under his belt. After I got the 8 count I was kind of in survival mode and I was trying to avoid losing by knockout.
Any suggestions or critisism would be appreciated.
(I'm the one on the red shorts)
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