The Young Champ

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31 Comments

  • Jin

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Looks like Ghana.

    • Bryan

      Reply Reply June 28, 2019

      Correct. A Ghanaian informed me probably Accra where these street bouts take place.
      “The Professor” Azuma Nelson is a legend round those parts.

  • John Christian

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Kid is smooth. I especially like the other dudes friend running in and saying elbows tight brah.

  • Marc

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    I agree with you, that kid really rocks !

  • JAMES LILLEY

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Thanks for the video, your comments always crack me up

  • Stephen McDaniel

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Like that

  • Roger M

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    He is good, looks like we have a new future champ nice head movement. He should be recorded.

  • Dave

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    That was fantastic!

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    He managed his opponents range superbly.

  • Sorcerer

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    That fight was ‘ok’. Shorties gloves were likely 3 times TOO BIG, witch, imo, handicapped him.

    If they had been smaller, and custom fit to him, he wood have been able to unlock, and unleash the ‘gates-of-hell’ on that larger cat!

  • mark t

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    I believe that is Baltimore.

    But anyways…

    “Like a mathematician who only knows the Pythagorean Theorem. Every punched dodged is a properly assessed hypotenuse. ”

    That’s what got me here.

    • Trav

      Reply Reply June 27, 2019

      I’m glad you appreciated the algebra reference, Mark.

      • Carson

        Reply Reply June 27, 2019

        I like the tension life has. Wasps, bears, men / work.

      • Leonard

        Reply Reply June 28, 2019

        I’d have referenced the Kampyle of Eudoxus, rather than the Pythagorean Theorem…

  • Wine Guy

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    He looks like a ringer…. A lightweight boxer
    with real training making money off unsuspecting heavier dudes on the street.

  • Ken McKinley

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    I’m pretty sure that “wine guy” above me is correct, the kid is a ringer. I’m thinking he’s part of FCSA (Fight Club South Africa). Great example of head movement though. Well done. The other (athletic guy) was totally outclassed and outmatched. Didn’t know what he had gotten himself into.

  • Ed

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Definitely Nigeria. These must be the guys that keep telling me that they have a large inheritance trapped in a bank account somewhere. If I send them some fees they will split it. Cha Ching.

  • Banny

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    What a lesson ! In many ways. If you can punch an opponent into a stoppage while wearing those pillows on your hands you must have some kinda power. Also, it shows how cheap life is and how maybe we have it pretty good here in North America. The head movement by both guys shows some good guidance and coaching. IMHO. Thanks, Trav.

  • Heywood Jablomee

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    I don’t know what’s wrong with you guys. That’s clearly Bafoussam, in Western Cameroon.

    I recognize the bantu dialect used primarily in that region. The lack of street lights tells me that it’s West of the river, in the red light district.

    Also, the guy in the red shirt is sporting a ‘ride it like you stole it’ T-shirt, a clear reference to the prolific yack smuggling that plagues that area.

    Either that or it’s somewhere else….that kid rocks.

  • EdieG

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Every time I watch a boxing match, I cant help but think: You’re trained to punch with gloves!!! In a real fight, your instincts will be to punch as hard as. And then you’ll break your hands.

    Boxing is great as a sport, and to watch, and I sure wouldn’t LIKE to fight a skilled boxer, but I’d be 100x times more wary of fighting a skilled JJ guy. Even a good blue belt in my gym will likely make a rag doll of any skilled boxer, pound for pound. The only reason BJJ doesn’t dominate MMA completely is becasue they force the use of gloves/hand wraps, which negate the most deadly weapon of BJJ, the grip. Otherwise ALL MMA champions would be JJ guys (and the fights would be quite boring to watch, admitedly. BJJ is not cinematic as striking arts). My 2cents. But the kid is good. A ringer indeed.

    Watch some Combat JJ, where palm strikes are allowed, and you’ll see what MMA should be like. Scary stuff.

    And trav, regarding your question about taking your kid to BJJ classes (I know, late answer), this is what would recomend: roll with him. I started teaching my daughter (5yo) how to get people off of her (from the mount). She was enchanted and asked for more. She loves rolling with me once a week, its playful, and I dont teach submissions, only position switching (guard to side mount, to mount, to escape, sweeps, taking the back, getting a grip on the legs and holding a leglock position etc, standing up when your oponent gives space etc). It is a game that she loves, because is fun and there is no violence/agression.

    It’s like a game where the objective is to get from below and get on top or behind. Sometimes I play that she has to stay on my back as much as she can, I let her put a good foot hook and all, and then I try to gently shake her out. She loves it, and she is constanly asking to go to the gym, but I say only when she is 6yo. When she goes in the near future, she will already have all the notions and muscular memory in place of how to move and roll effectively. If she likes, she stays, otherwise we keep rolling in the living room in my improvised mat, playfully. As she grows old, I’ll teach her submissions, especially leg locks and heel hooks, which I think are the best for women to learn. Hard to defend, and even huge guys will be helpless against them, contrary to arm locks and other upper body submissions that are harder on big opponents. Anyway, my 2 cents again.

  • Carson

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    I like the tension life has. Wasps, bears, men ECT..

  • Carson

    Reply Reply June 27, 2019

    Life Tension in Africa

  • Rio

    Reply Reply June 28, 2019

    The kid is good. He must have taken your head movement course.

  • Peter C

    Reply Reply June 28, 2019

    Why are so many of these type of events held on hard surfaces. No big thing to move to some dirt or grass. It’s like workplace safety and we’ll being committees don’t exist in shixt hole third world countries.

  • Albert

    Reply Reply June 28, 2019

    I think the taller guy just didn’t have enough experience. He had longer reach and should’ve triangulated his opponent, staying outside and taking advantage of the reach.
    Head movements of the shorter guy were good, but with lowered hands like that, should’ve he encountered more a experienced opponent, he would’ve been knocked out.

  • peter m

    Reply Reply June 29, 2019

    excellent fight younger looking guy in shorts seemed at disadvantage against older looking man at first but wore him down good head movement avoiding punches thrown by older man good win he’s punching harder and connection on older man face

  • Stephen M

    Reply Reply July 1, 2019

    EXCELLENT BOXING SKILLS BY THE YOUNG MAN ……BUT GLOVES ARE HUMONGOUS AND HELP BLOCK PUNCHES……NOT SAYING HIS HEAD MOVEMENT ISN’T GOOD …….BUT IN BNBOXING OR A STREET FIGHT HIS APPROACH MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED

  • VX

    Reply Reply July 2, 2019

    Its from a land where horizontal phone recording has not been introduced yet!

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply July 3, 2019

    Good find! I appreciate this. Always like to see the smaller technicians at work!

  • Mike M

    Reply Reply July 5, 2019

    Kids got heart, but what’s even better is his head movement. The other grown ass man didn’t want to lose either. If he ever turns one of his slips into a solid counter he’ll be lethal..

  • Andrea

    Reply Reply July 9, 2019

    wonderful head movements and knows when to hit back.

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