Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fight Night Check list

It's the night before your fight and you have no idea what to bring. The last thing you wanna do is forget your mouthpiece or turn your room upside down looking for your lucky ankle brace. So Here's a list of things you should have ready a few days before your fight.

Some venues have showers and some don't. Also, chances are the promoter isn't going to give you new gear to fight in. Most likely you'll be given sweaty used gear. If you don't want to end up with a pink eye or a funky staph infection load these items in your bag.
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Disinfectant
  • Towels
Rajadamnern Stadium's Golden Toilet.

If you want to be clean and comfortable before and after your fight.
  • Under Wear
  • Sandals
  • Zip up or Hoodies

Most venues won't offer food. The ones that do will most likely offer fried Snickerdoodles and Oreos or other crap that'll make you instantly shit your pants. Save yourself the embarrassment and bring your own drinks, food and snacks. 
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  • Water
  • supplements- vitamins,electrolytes, etc...
  • Drinks
  • Snacks- in case you're fight is later in the card
  • Lunch

Imagine spending weeks preparing, then showing up to the fight venue, only to be told that your fight is canceled because your opponent's paperwork wasn't completed. Yea, that shit sucks for both fighters.
  • Passport- If you're fighting international 
  • ID
  • Fighters License
  • Doctors Prescriptions legit 
  • Physicals 
  • Contracts and Waivers

Fighting Gear
Some pros and most smokers or armature events won't provide you with any protective gear. Play it safe and make sure to bring your own gear as a back up.
  • Jock Strap
  • Mouthpiece
  • cup
  • Gauze and tape
  • fight Shorts- 2 pairs such as red,blue or a neutral color
  • handwraps & ankle brace
  • Shin guards
  • elbow pads 
  • head gear

About the author
Danny Millet, is a pro fighter, muay Thai kickboxing trainer at 5 Points Academy (NYC) and when fueled by copious amounts of coffee, a blogger who breaks down and analyses fights. 

Danny decided to aim his life in a different direction and took the plunge by quitting his job of 11 years and donating his belongings. He moved to Thailand where he lived in a Thai boxing gym for 2 years, training full time along side high level fighters like Pornsanae SitMonchai, KongFah Aood DonMuang, Kanongsuk ChuWatthana, JomThong ChuWatthana and fighting in prestigious shows such as Rajadamnern, Lumphini, Petch Buncha, M150, and MBK.

After getting sliced open from elbows in his 1st and 2nd pro fight, Danny took the healing time to do his homework of studying and analyzing the training, tactics & techniques of high profile fighters.  If you're looking to improve your fight game contact Danny Millet to schedule a training session or check out his free training & fighting information on Youtube, and  Facebook.

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