Weeks Four to Seven

Training has been brutal. We had intense heat to cope with and the training itself stepped up a gear. We have done a lot of sparring which has involved getting hit multiple times in the head and the body! Thankfully, I haven’t taken too many heavy shots in sparring – although that may be a bad thing as if I get hit hard in the actual fight, it will come as a bit of a shock.

My training was broken up with a well deserved holiday – tried not to overdo the All Inclusive option… Had the intention of going for some early morning beach runs but predictably that did not happen!

After the holiday, got back hard into the training, managing 4 sessions a week where possible. Definitely paying off as I have lost about a stone in weight over the training (even taking into account my holiday) and do feel a lot fitter than I have done in years.

Not long left now, just one more week until the big night. Time to get tactics sorted and last minute preparation done, especially as I now know my opponent for the night. It is going to be an exciting night and I am looking forward to it. And most important of all, its raising a huge amount of money for Cancer Research UK and I am proud to have done my bit.

 

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Chocolate Thunder v The Blackout

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The date – Thursday 25th August 2016
The Venue – Manhatta, Leeds

After a tough training session at Bad Company, we headed over to Manhatta bar in Leeds city centre to find out who we would be facing.

Out of the almost 200 people who registered for the event, we were left with a final hardcore of around 60 people, which will give us around 30 fights on the night.

We were all called out – first name to be called is on the Red Team, second out is the Blue Team. We were called up, had to do a mean looking fighting pose and then a face off with each other, all growling and snarling! Pictures aren’t ready yet but I will post a few once they have been prepared.

I was called out first – On the Red Team, David “Chocolate Thunder” Gibbs
My opponent, was called out second – On the Blue Team, Liam “The Blackout” Barron

Looks like it will be a fairly evenly matched fight, although I have only sparred with him once, right at the very beginning and that was a long long time ago now! I haven’t really seen him sparring so can’t make any real assessment. I think that’s probably a good thing though, as I can’t a) be terrified or b) be overly confident. I will just have to take it as it comes.

Chocolate Thunder v The Blackout – Bring it on!!

 

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