The struggle of Alex Kurdecha and Kydyrgali Ongarbaev was an example of the advantage of experience over force. Alex received a lesson, which may help him in further fights. But what was the reason for his loss? ()
The difference in weight between Alex Kurdecha and Kydyrgali Ongarbayev was impressive, as was the difference in experience. Alex has identified his shortcomings and he is ready to work on them to ensure victory in fights with other rivals.
Alex, what do you remember Malaysia?
- Malaysia is remembered by jungle, hot and humid weather and very friendly people! And also many interesting events in which we, as Top-8, took part!
Judging by the first round, it seemed that victory would be easy for you. Is it so?
- In the first round I felt the strength of the opponent’s wrist, as well as its lateral pressure, I could control the fight and despite the fact that it was not completely convenient for me, I could use my strength and win.
In each of the subsequent rounds, you attacked first, but failed to finish Kydyrgali’s hand. Did something go wrong? Did you have a backup plan?
- Now, analyzing the fight, we can say that everything could be done in other way. The second round was decisive when I won his wrist too, but I went into an offensive movement, which was not typical for me, and very heavily loaded my hand in an unfavorable angle (in this position I didn’t have to fight at all). We can say that I "lost" to myself. My hand was very tired, and in the subsequent rounds I couldn’t turn on to the full, moreover, I lost all my corners, and the hand was even more numb. Everything can and must have been done differently.