Well, he did it again, folks – a brutal uppercut knockout earned Sean “Muay Thai Guy” Fagan the dubbya! Read Sean’s thoughts on his training and the fight. . .
SEAN REFLECTS ON RECENT K.O. VICTORY
What’s up! Sean Fagan here, and ho-lee-shit, guys! I GOT THE KNOCKOUT!!!
It’s been a brutal, grueling month at Thailand Training Camp. Not only was I co-hosting a training camp with Paul “Reaper” Banasiak at Diamond Muay Thai, but I was preparing myself for a fight at the same time. And wouldn’t ya know it, I got fuckin’ sick a week out! Training while sick is one of the worst things in life, so you can imagine my confidence going into this fight was pretty shot.
My opponent was a legit nak muay, a guy who was ranked in the top ten at Lumpinee just a few years back. This wasn’t gonna be a walk in the park. I really needed that first round to feel him out, but also get my wits about me and shake off all that nasty, negative mojo that I had to shoulder going into this one. We exchanged good strikes back and forth. I was focusing on my boxing and low kicks, while he kept landing this powerful left switch kick to my head and knee to my body.
In the third round, I felt him change his approach and start marching forward looking to clinch – not exactly my favorite place to be. So you know what I did? I smacked him off the dome with an up elbow, cutting him. Still, he was controlling the fight tempo and I was getting tired. Going into the fourth, I knew I had to do something drastic. I smothered him with my jab, which landed frequently, and set up other strikes to damage him. At some point, I noticed him slowing down – which was a big, bright “green light” to me. All systems go! I smashed him with an up kick to the face, then some punches and then…
BOOM!!! A crisp uppercut that landed flush on his chin. He crumpled to the floor like an empty plastic bag.
To be honest, I’m not entirely happy with my performance and I felt like I was down on points for most of the fight due to his relentless clinch attack. I also felt like I took too much damage; my ribs from his stabbing knees, my right arm from his precise head kick attempts and the side of my head from a well placed elbow.
I am proud to come away with the KO win, but this was definitely a learning experience that opened my eyes to some holes in my game. Now it’s time to rest the body for a day or two and then get right back into training to prepare for the next one! Thanks again to all my supporters & everyone who came out to cheer for me on Facebook Live. See y’all next time!
WATCH THE FULL FIGHT BELOW!
And just for fun, check out my K.O. with an, uh… interesting soundtrack. Enjoy, guys!! – Sean