So, time to thank Andy Chambers for inviting us to be part of his latest Pantheon event, for me one of the best events on the circuit. Fantastic venue, makes it a real pleasure for everyone from spectators to fighters and coaches, a great facility that makes it for me the best fight venue in the south. IKF sanctioned event so everything very much on point, the event ran like clockwork, well done to Carl Sams and his team showing how an event should be administered.
Lewis Hitchen was making his return to action after a first loss back in February, was clearly nervous and it showed as he drove me crazy in the warm up room lol. However once he got in to the ring the nerves went straight away as his opponent Jamie Nolan went at him so he switched on straightaway. A tough hard fight that needed a strong third round from Lewis to take the win his way and that whats he did, including a cracking right hand that might have put down a lesser fighter, but Jamie came back well. At the end unanimous decision to Lewis
Rytis Vilionis lost to a very tough opponent in Lewis Latton in a fight under Thai rules. No arguments, Lewis forced the pace from the off and always held the lead, however Rytis was always in it, pushing Latton hard. Now, let’s be honest, this is not our preferred rules. However Rytis has always been someone who wants to challenge himself and experience all he can. So, although we could have fought under his preferred K1 format, he went ahead with the bout for the challenge and now Rytis has competed under Light contact Kickboxing, full contact, K1, Boxing and now Thai rules. Takes his losses likes his wins and learns from them. Sets an excellent example for all our members on how to train and conduct yourself at all time. All the coaches at the gym are extremely proud of him
Liudas Prusinskis Jr. sadly lost his fight on Thursday and so did not compete. However there he was supporting his friends all the same, showing great team support
Thanks go to JON SNAPAWAY from the brilliant picture