Got TKO'd

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by luisd, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. luisd

    luisd White Belt

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    Hello

    I'm Luis and I'm new here in this forum section. I'd like to comment and get feedback on the experience I had going into my first amateur boxing match. I strictly don't train MMA (since there's none of that in my city) but I cross train as much as I can. Boxing was the last discipline I took up and after my third month in my university's team I took the choice of fighting at the official monthly event held at my gym with other gyms and universities invited.
    I signed on without any previous experience whatsoever in anything that was full contact or even just sparring with someone else. All my time training there was just conditioning and bag work.

    Before the event's date I did not check the weight charts, so at the weigh in I came in at 81 kg, making me a HW according to the local federation. I was matched up against a 92 kg opponent from my gym who had been training there for who knows how long.

    To make a long story short, I lasted a round and a half (3minute rounds) getting slugged on the chin while trying to land a body shot on a huge guy. The fight was stopped when he busted my nose. To be honest I'd never been hit like that in my life. I stepped into the ring knowing pretty much nothing about boxing, not even the basic rules. Somehow I didn't get rocked or KO'd. Eventually I ate a hook and my nose exploded in blood and the fight was stopped. The doctors there said it is not broken and today, three days after the fight it still feels weird, making a painless crackling sound. It's still swollen and I may just be freaking out but I feel like it's now crooked and that I breathe differently on one nostril. I'll get checked out tomorrow but maybe someone here knows about that (esp. the crackling, it's driving me nuts).
    I'll talk to my coaches about the uneven matchup and the lack of real training I received prior, it was my choice to take the fight but I feel that somehow something's wrong with their methods and desitions.

    I'll appreciate any feedback, thanks

    Luisd
    Mexico City, Mexico
     
  2. Rudy Richter

    Rudy Richter Amateur Fighter

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    Luis, you might have something similiar that happened to me a few weeks back. In my case, the septum(the little piece of cartiledge that divides the nose to make your nostrils) was knocked out of place, which caused the exact same symptoms you have. I can barely breath out of the right nostril, and my nose clicks a little when I move it back and forth with my fingers. In my case it's also very visible when I look inside the nose, the left nostril cavity is large while the right side is very narrow. The swelling went down after a few days and the clicking also subsides once the cartiledge solidifies. The bad news is though that my doctor told me I have to see an nose/ear/throat specialist who has to set/break the septum back into place. Mine might be a little weired also because i broke my nose twice before and it's a little crooked. Anyway, good luck, and let us know what the doc said about your nose...
     
  3. luisd

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    I got checked out again by one of the gym doctors at my university, it appears my septum also needs to be put back in place, I'm scheduled to go at noon tomorrow with the uni's sports medicine specialist to see if it's still possible. Now I hope I have not healed as fast as usual.
    I'll let you know how things went, thanks for replying.
     

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