Emotions after the Zloty Tur and the finals of Top 8 have already subsided. Paweł Gawenda managed to catch Alex Kurdecha, who finally took 7th place and asked him several questions. We invite you to read! ()
Hi Alex! First of all, congratulations! A little time has already passed after your struggle with Rustam. Tell me now with a cold mind, how did this fight look from your point of view? Did anything surprise you?
- First of all, thanks to all the fans, those people who did not believe in me and immediately wrote me off, and I know that there were a lot of them. They gave me motivation for further action and development. If we talk about the fight itself, then from the first round, I had a plan on how to approach the fight, even there were several of them. If we talk about the whole story, the preparation for Top 8 finals began three months before our fight. I prepared physically and primarily psychologically. I knew that Rustam was more technical, more experienced and definitely faster at the start, which could be decisive in this fight. I saw how quickly he hooked and defeated players like Dmitry Trubin or Todd Hutchings. Rustam is an athlete who can impose his fight on the strongest hookers in the world, and I knew about it. In short, my goal was not to lose in key positions, but to impose my fight after the start. I tried to catch Rustam in my defensive position, because I had two plans. One is to win, the other is not to lose, and fortunately, the second worked. I think that Rustam, as an experienced athlete, was more focused on how to win, and did not focus on what would happen when he was at a disadvantage. It can also be the cause of his defeat.