My co-worker Ian has been ruthlessly training for his big flight, and finally the night of the fight came. The anticipation grew and grew within the studio. Friday night a group of us made our way down to Chinatown through the front doors of a none descript office building, down the back steps and into the basement Muay Thai gym.
The match was fast paced, punches chased with quick kicks. When the two fighters would becomes locked together knees fought the fight. Fast thrusts into each others ribs. Longer tangles were broken up by the coach.
There are no winners in the match, everyone has improved, and thats the point of the night.