[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on LiverKick.com, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
Coming into his fight today at GLORY 2 Brussels, there were a lot of question marks surrounding Remy Bonjasky. He’d been out of fighting for almost three years due to an eye injury that was originally thought to be career-ending and also raised questions about what type of risk he was taking coming back. Then there were the pre-fight reports that he had even more injuries coming in, admittedly so by himself. Today was the day where we really got to see what the Remy Bonjasky of 2012 has left in the tank.
Bonjasky proved that he still has the heart and determination to get through a competent opponent that would not back down or let up in Anderson “Braddock” Silva. Notoriously a slow starter, Bonjasky came out harder than usual but for the first two rounds Silva matched him and gave as good as he got, and to many, Silva gave even more than Bonjasky in those two rounds. The third, however, was all Bonjasky as he momentarily hurt Silva with a kick to the liver and poured it on throughout the final round. Whether it was enough to get an extra round or not is up for debate but Bonjasky came through when it mattered most, in the extra round, where he was able to edge out Silva and get a decision of 4-1 to win his comeback.