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“The hardest war I ever had” This is what Jaba told us after the fight with David. David was selected by the red team to compete with Jaba for the next elimination fight. I know that this fight is going to be the best fight and memorable match. This because even though I never had chance to see both of them but from roughly estimate their skill, I could say that they probably the best fighters among the rest in their teams.
David actuall did very well during the first two rounds but unfortunately he start to become losing his power and got injury from Jaba’s elbow. But that’s not the big thing for him, the critical points for David’s lost is may be he was thrown down to the floor so many time, almost every time he had clinching.
Even though many people think that this fight is very close and either of them could be the winner. But in Muay Thai, what we call “Roop Muay” which means maintaining the aspect of being ready to fight and not losing power are also important and the fighter who fail to perform this will finally lose the score, and this was unfortunately happened to David.
However, this was a really great fight and I could say that it will be difficult to see this kind of fight again in the Contender Asia, apart from if they were perform by Thai fighters.