This past Saturday 2 members of our Muay Thai competition team would see action at the Hollywood Park Casino’s “Chaos in the Casino”event. That night both Daniel “Il’est Jong” Hwang and Bogdan “The Law” Grechka would represent us proudly as both fighters would leave it all in the ring.
The night’s action would start off with Grechka. Coming back from over a year off from competition Grechka would start out slow as he would eat some combinations before settling in and landing some strikes of his own. And although Bo would end the fight dominating, the judges would award his opponent the split decision.
Bryce Krause, Total MMA’s head Muay Thai coach would go on to comment on Bo’s performance, saying “Bo fought a reat back and forth fight! Unfortunately we ran out of rounds tonight, I’m proud of his fight! He’s highly coachable and is willing to work and that’s all you’re looking for when working with an athlete. We’ll be back and better from this one.”
Shortly after Grechka’s fight Daniel “Ilest Jong” Hwang would step into the ring to face HYE fighter Ando Janoyan. From the sound of the bell both fighter would stand toe to toe and throw some heavy punches, but it would be Hwang who would get the better of the exchanges as our fighter would knock down Janoyan twice before the ref would call the fight and award him the KO victory.
An ecstatic Coach Krause would go on to say, “You know I’ve been training this kid since he was 16 (now nearly 20). He is the hardest working kid I know! My last words to him before the bell sounded were for him to earn his fight. Well he did and you know what, this fight was earned long ago by Dan’s tireless work ethic and discipline to being the best he can be. I couldn’t more proud in seeing him create his own success.”