The FIVE POINTS FIGHT TEAM steps back into the ring at the Fight Factory in Brooklyn. With matchmaking by long-time fixture on the NY muay Thai scene Miguel Rivera, this promises to be an exciting card. Come support the team and see a great show! There are tickets discounted for Five Points Members available at the reception desk.
participating Five Points Fighters:
Brian Hansen v. Roman Chyzhyn (Fight Factory Gym)
Bruce Osorio v. Jaffar Toshev (Fight Factory Gym)
Hirokazu Kagure v. Justin Troy (Chok Sabai)
Fight Factory Gym
24 Cobek Court 11223
add'l details: (347)546-8568 or Mrivera2002@gmail.com
Tickets: $35 Gen Adm (discounted tickets available for Five Points students at reception)
Doors at 6 pm, first bout 7:30 pm
Hiro v. Justin Troy (Chok Sabai)
A very entertaining fight to start off the evening. Both fighters were technical and busy, keeping the crowd involved from the opening bell with non-stop action back and forth. Troy is a very good young southpaw, and he won the 1st two rounds as Hiro struggled to adapt to the left-handed stance. Hiro came back to take round 3 landing more and harder, but it was too late. A unanimous decision for Troy.
Bruce v. Jaffar Toshev (Fight Factory)
Toshev was on his home turf with many vocal suppporters. The taller of the two fighters, he came out clearly confident in his ability to impose his will on the shorter, deceptive Bruce. The confidence and his supporters' excitement lasted about a minute into round 1 when Bruce unceremoniously dumped him in the clinch. The rest of teh fight went the same way, with Bruce better in the clinch, landing punch combinations and checking nearly every kick his opponent threw. Yet to the evident surprise of everyone -- including the muted home town fans and fighter -- it was a split decision for Toshev.
Brian v. Roman Chyzyn (Fight Factory)
This was an interesting stylistic match-up: the taller Brian using jabs, front kicks and dominant knees in the clinch versus the very strong overhand punches of Chyzyn. It unfortunately became a moot point for the judges when Chyzyn was disqualified after repeated warnings from the referee on fouls/illegal techniques. Brian wins the decision by opponent disqualification.