vs. Min Goodspeed – Friday Night Fights – Manhattan, NY – June 11th, 2010
First fight back in the US after Thailand. Kru Nat Fuz had just opened her own gym – Chok Sabai – in NYC and asked me to take part in an historical all-female fight card put on by Friday Night Fights. I happily accepted and asked Kru Nat to train me for the fight, so that began our training relationship.
This fight was fun. I’d known Stacey Scappeccia on facebook for a while and happened to be fighting one of her students, so I got to meet her face to face for the first time in the line for medicals before the fight. My brother Shane had also flown out to NY to watch me fight, so it was a great experience having him in the audience, cheering so loud I could hear him through my headgear.
Min is a tough lady and I’m happy to have shared the ring with her. It just so happens that I train in Thailand with a man she trained with in the States just prior to our fight (he was on a trip in order to train folks at Stacey’s gym while I was in Thailand), so I get to talk about Min and Stacey with him all the time now. I speak very fondly of them both.