Tonight is crazy, there are so many fights that I feel like Charlie in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory when he samples some fizzy lifting drinks. Charlie and his grandpa learned a lesson that day; do not steal fizzy lifting drinks. I too learned a lesson, which is that all of these Eastern European fighters have Wolverine type bone density. That’s my conclusion after watching Jordan Radev get hit repeatedly with shots from Paul Daley which would render most other fighters horizontal. It took two rounds for Radev to remember that he is an Olympic level wrestler but by then the damage had been done. At least I assume damage was done because I seen blood, but no doubt Radev is backstage healing himself as we speak.
As cliche as it sounds, for the most part Daley put on a striking clinic, rocking Radev repeatedly. Daley displayed all my favorite things about Muay Thai, with clever plumm clinching, great knees and some wicked kicks, all of which combined to give him a decision victory. This may be somewhat of a Pyrrhic victory considering he missed weight and had to forfeit a percentage of his purse to Radev as well as facing the derision of many. A rematch would be entertaining if Radev brings his wrestling game for more than half of the first round but for tonight, Daley gets the ‘W’, congrats Semtex.
Thanks to Zombie Prophet from IronForgesIron for the vids.