Anyone who read my previous fanpost from the other night knows that I was planning on fighting in my fifth amateur kickboxing match with a (potentially) fractured leg, along with a host of other ailments (knee, ribs). Well, today was the day and I went through with it. Apparently, the promoter got my weight wrong and thought I was fighting at 145-150 lbs. I weighed in at 138.8 lbs. My opponent cut weight to make the limit, weighing in at 147, though I'd bet he weighed in 10 pounds more than that on the day of the fight. I came out with the intention of using my kicks to overwhelm him. He clinched with me and started landing brutal knees to my midsection. I thoroughly condition my abs to take punishment, and I've never been hurt with a body shot in a fight until today. My opponent landed a knee that felt like it could've broken a persons ribs. I ignored the pain and my sudden inability to breathe normally and focused on controlling the clinch. Doing so wasn't easy against a larger opponent, but I'm known for my physical strength in my gym, and I managed to pin him in the corner and pepper him with knees. After we broke the clinch I threw a few punches that easily found their mark. He didn't react well to them. I was surprised. This fight was mine. He clinched, kneed, and low-kicked the living hell out of me, but it wasn't enough to offset the perpetual barrage of punches I was throwing at him. When the final bell rang, I knew I had won. He knew I had won. The damage on his face was a solid indicator of who the victor was. Unanimous decision in my favor, I took every round. I'm honestly disappointed that I didn't turn it on just a bit more, I think I could've finished him. Whatever though. I can't be too bummed out. I fought a larger opponent while I had a few injuries and managed to get the win without damaging myself any further.
Thanks to everyone who showed me support. It really does mean a lot to me.
As for the video, my phone ran out of space while my friend was recording it... So I have to wait until I can meet up with another friend who recorded it before I can upload a video.