Iman Barlow vs Fani Peloumpi
Thanks to the new openness of Iman’s father, who has protectively guarded filming of Iman’s fights since she was a young girl, we have fantastic coverage of Iman in action vs Fani Peloumpi. Rew Mitchell of R-Awakenings – a site celebrating and promoting female Muay Thai – captures the action intimately, including pre-fight footage, the entire Ram Muay of both fighters and a ringside camera.
Iman just had too much technique, cardio and aggression for a worthy opponent. She’s non-stop in this fight, high, low, hands, legs, inside outside. She told me in interview that she expects to have the cardio advantage in a fight and we really see her relentless fighting style, which is still always on balance. Everyone is waiting for a van Soest vs. Barlow super match.
If you don’t know about Iman yet she’s been fighting since she was little. I had the chance to interview her via Skype, excerpts and great pics are found here: Meet Female Pro Muay Thai Fighter Iman Barlow with the full transcript and (poor) video here: An Interview with Pro Female Muay Thai Fighter Iman Barlow.
Can’t wait to see more of Iman’s fights, and I hope Rew is able to keep bringing us quality female Muay Thai coverage.
Video was found via Rosy Hayward’s Female Muay Thai on Facebook Group.