Last Sunday we saw a transitional fight of Raimonds Antonovics vs Joseph Fox. Despite Joseph lost in this match, he stays in Top 8 as a reserve puller. How does he takes this event? ()
Joseph, you were pretty close. But what happened as for you?
- Well, the first round was kind a way that I expected. I tried to toproll, I held him good. His power felt good too, I felt I was ready for this for sure. I should went hook for first round, that is where I am strong. But I thought my best chance was toproll and I wanted to try it. The second match was the same thing and he kind of bled me out. I held on a little too long and after the second match my forearm was so blown up. I had no hand, I can hardly open it. So, I knew next four rounds are not going to be very good for me. But I wasn’t giving up, no way. I really enjoyed it, it was great experience.
So, the main thing you feel lack of was endurance, right?
- Yes, endurance. I know my endurance wouldn’t be all right. I’ve been training it couple times a week. In general, I trained almost every day but not enough time at the table. I need to step up a lot. That is the best thing of being at the level that I’ve never been before.