Sunday, March 8, 2009

Why send Ali to tough fights?

Anonymous said...

"Ali seemed to be losing ALL his fights lately. What has changed?
He used to win ALL his fights 'before'. Yeah...what has changed?"

Ali at the King's Cup

I think you need to see the quality of fighters that Ali is fighting now.Yes we like Ali to win, but that is not our priority. We want him to get exposure and experience fighting some of the world's best.

Now Ali has been offered a title fight with Chris White,Australia's best in the 57kg category.This is not easy to get but based on his performance with Flip he has managed secure the fight. It is also not easy to get an offer to fight in Australia and let me remind you the overall quality in Australia is very good!

Yeah we could choose easy fights for Ali, but we want more for and from him. If we just give him easy fights, how will he ever improve? What would he learn from it. I'm sure all of you out there who know a little about Muaythai realise what we are trying to do for Ali and in fact all the Malaysian Tigers. We want to develop world class fighters, this would not be possible if we were overly protective and not expose our fighters to the best. If we don't fight at a world class level, how could we possibly know where we stand.

9 comments:

Leo Amendoim said...

Hey Ali, I'm proud of you. Flip is a good fighter, but at least 6-7kg heavier than you and for me isn't fair. If you start fight 54-56kg, you probably gonna be the best non thai fighter in the world. And YES, you need always to make hard fights. It's easy knock shit fighters out, but it will not make you grow up.
Congratulations!

SA said...

Good comment Leo. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Ali will be a World Champion soon .. First Malaysian to fight in Kings cup and the first to fight muaythai in Australia. and the first malaysian to be a muay world champion?? With this kind of exposure he will be soon...........

John

Anonymous said...

but ali beat dato skv gym before in kulim while he was still under boxx. dato fought in rajdamnerm and a few tv stadiums in bangkok. flip couldnt be better than dato. what happened?

whatever it is, wish ali all the best.

Anonymous said...

Dato is 55kg and Flip is 61 kg. What the hell are u talking about anon?

Vinx Lee said...

Well said, all fighters trained hard and effort, nobody likes losing but those that keeps coming back putting up a good show (fight match) those are the Champion at heart!---text removed-----Big talk small heart only produce kampung champion. Only those that think globally and accept challenges that comes to him will go far! One more thing, champion don't do whining on chances not given to them but keep on training hard because when that day come, he is prepared. cheers~

SA said...

Sorry I had to edit your comment a little Vinx(so much for democracy) but I'm sure you understand my reasons. Thank you for understanding why we challenge our fighters and why sometimes its so tough for them. Believe me, we like it better when they win but that's not always the outcome. We feel it's better to let them learn and improve. There's so much to learn out there!

Anonymous said...

Kalau dato lawan flip sekarang dato akan kalah. Anon kau dah tengok ke macamana flip lawan? Aku student kat sini dah 2 tahun belajar dekat strike force gym aku tau la (Flip couldnt be better than dato) kau tuhan ke kau boleh cakap macamtu?? Kalau kau fighter kau mesti tahu apa-apa boleh jadi dalam ring.. My malay sounds good.. lama tak tulis melayu.. My name is Zulkarnain. If anybody come to Goldcoast u can visit me in Strike Force MuayThai Gym.. I will go to Perth to support Ali and Faizal.Cheers

Vinx Lee said...

No problem, I understand. Sa.

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