Christian basically was a kind and lovable person he was able to help anybody any living being that he crossed being people, being animals He was very loving in that sense but at the same time when he had a goal a target he was very focused in getting what he wanted and nothing could stop him Fighting was his life My journey with Christian started about seven and half or eight years ago I came here as a guest and I was a boxer at that time in Italy You know you come to a place where there is a world champion you never think about even maybe talk to a world champion I always thought he was doing his stuff and I would never even have a chance to know him but when I arrived I had the opposite reaction from him he immediately started to train me to train with me we went out for a run we did sit-ups together he gave me suggestions and hints to get better in boxing so it was an incredible experience For me when I first met Christian If you dont know him maybe you can say WOW because he was quite big and he is a professional boxer but if you can start a conversation with him maybe you can say wow he is a very good man He changed my life It started when I first met Christian I don’t have nothing I don’t have anything then when I see him like say like saying I want a job he don’t even think twice and then he told me Ok come to my gym and let’s work together that time he wasn’t thinking Who are you? Where you come from? Ok, I just met him. What’s your name? Like that and then he tell me. Ok, you start work now Then he let me start work doing pad work He don’t even tell me what to do but I know he start looking at me and then after that, after the sessions he not go straight to me he go straight to the customer and asking How’s this guy? How’s this man? The costumer said oh, he’s quite good at that time they did not have boxing and the only have Muay Thai sessions after that he called me Ok, start tomorrow bring everything what you need tell me Room? Visa? Tell me 26th of Octorber of 2018 started as just a normal day then we had a bunch of guests from Kombat that came with us so we all go in the car and we start to drive It was normal In the car, as usual he just fell asleep and then here and there he just wake up say a joke and then he fall back to sleep again We arrive at the location he started to prepare himslef they start to hand wrap his hands He start with some warm up and then the fight started The first early rounds like the first three rounds it feels like ok, I think we can do this then when the rounds are going up like seven, eight, nine Christian is heavily breathing Then they would ask him Are you ok? ok he’s fine Then the last round and he get knocked down I feel like that is the first time he get knocked downeven in sparing I never see him get knocked down or in a
fightI’m holding the towel I’m asking Barbara what to do and then he stand up I said I think he’s fine that time is less then one minute, so I said I think he can do this and if I throw this towel I think Christian gonna kill me so I know his attitude if I go inside the ring and stop the fight I think he gonna kill me that’s what I think so I never throw the towel I’m asking Barbara Barbara what happened I don’t know because I never saw him get knocked down But then he got knocked down the second time and the way that he fell and hit the groundmakes me understand that some damage was doneit was bigNow he start throwing blood and then putting some oxygen maybe he can quickly go the hospital the only bad thing about the emergency they don’t have equipment inside the ambulance all of the oxygen they have only manual they don’t have real oxygen and then when he go to hospital I feel like everything’s slow for me After few months that Christian passed away He’s coach Joel He come up to me and he say that he has this dream He want to fight to honor Christian’s memory and bring back home the same belt Christian was fighting for Every time he always told me that this is his dream to have a WBC Green belt He wants this before long time ago even I’m not here in Kombat He always wanted the WBC I never told myself to do this one One day I get up and just thinking Oh, like maybe I come back to fight for Christian and just like thinking suddenly Oh my god… I need to take this dream for him I know Joel we met here in Thailand First time I said like why he stop boxing I look for a style that has a potential for boxing For age of Joel the style, techniques it’s good For me, I just more improve Joel’s speed because it makes stronger punches We need more speed and better techniques Joel is a very kind person He’s probably one of the most gentle and loving person I’ve met in my life but at the same time when he has to stand for himself or for somebody else he’s not afraid to do it The way I’m getting ready for this fight to wake up early in the moring for a run and everytime I run I’m always thinking about getting that belt for him even when I’m so tired becuase after my run I go to work and go back home rest and prepare again for the afternoon training with my coach Welbeth Back again for work and after that I go home and rest prepare again for another run in the morning He has so many style now He can do distance, counter punch, ect Based on my experience before I experienced it myself to create a new style that’s how I learned that’s how he’ll learn also My opponent his style is like to coming in and going out and he’s southpaw So a bit quite hard becuase he’s southpaw so a different style different punches my coach Welbeth told me that first to third round just like chilling first not chill but watching him setting up for counter shots It can be dangerous if I mix with him beacuse he’s a southpaw be very careful with this This Saturday fight is going to be a good fight we have some plan against the opponent first round, second round, and third round The third round is when we use our strategy we doing full blast strategy of Joel The flight have twelve round championship I think but we plan me and Joel it ends by the third round knock out by body shot punch or head punch If you have inspiration like this like you need to finish a dream for somone everytime you wake up in the you’re just thinking I have a mission not just for me but for my boss for my hero..