Tuesday, May 22, 2007

MMA: Katrine Alendal

" Take Katrine Alendal. A professional MMA fighter, she spends almost all of her free time training at Fairtex (when she isn’t bartending). She has separate coaches for Muay Thai, Jujitsu, strength training and boxing. She has a trainer, a former heavyweight boxer turned mixed martial artist, but says boxing may be the weakest part of her game. But her punches are crisp and full of power. If someone walks into her right cross, it’s lights out.

Though Alendal lost her first professional fight, she showed a fighter’s heart. Rather than tapping out once her opponent had her in a chokehold and conceding the match (as is customary), she fought on until she finally passed out. Though she could have been seriously hurt, one can’t help but admire her tenacity.

As fighters like Alendal incorporate more boxing into their fight game, they might give boxing its heart back. Viewers like myself won’t need expensive pay-per-view events to see good boxing and watch good fights. "

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