This weekend was far less thrilling than last weekend’s action-packed Saturday, in terms of the quantity of events. Yet, one potentially huge bout in women’s boxing awaits and the future of judo looks very promising. Some results are disclosed in the article.
Inlägg av Karl Gustel Wärnberg
Some of the greatest minds throughout history have been fighters. Why did they chose to write about their experience in the ring, and what effect did it have on their thinking? Writing and fighting have seemingly always worked hand in glove.
This weekend saw multiple competitions across different combat sports worthy of the attention of martial arts fans across the globe. With the return of legends, anticipated rematches and rising stars to be followed, it was understandably hard to maintain undivided attention.
Coach Billy Nelson has been travelling for the past four months. His main focus has been training Hafþór ‘The Mountain’ Björnsson for his bout with Eddie Hall, which he won last Saturday. In the past five years, Coach Nelson only has one loss amongst his fighters. He recently spoke to Fighter Magazine about coaching Thor and his wider coaching insights.
Boxing fans all have their favoured fighters. We follow them and cheer them on. Often they become stars transcending the sport itself. Contemporaries may think of the likes of Muhammad Ali and Tyson Fury. But even the Ancients had their pugilist heroes. This is the story of Diagoras of Rhodes.
The anticipated bout between two titans went all 6 rounds and was decided by unanimous decision. Thor stood as the victor of the fight but the bitter rivalry seems far from over, despite some show of good sportsmanship from both sides.
Two friends turned rivals will meet for what has been dubbed ‘the heaviest boxing match in history.’ At the recent weigh-ins Thor reached a weight of 152kg, while Eddie will enter the ring at 142.2kg. The two strongmen will settle their personal differences this Saturday.
Politik har alltid påverkat sport. Så är det även med boxningen. Från det antika Grekland till den senaste matchningen mellan Josh Taylor och Jack Catterall har politiken varit påtaglig både i och utanför boxningsringen.