Cedric Manhoef ALMOST hit the jackpot in a highly anticipated fight vs current K1 World Max champion Chinzig Allazov at La Nuit Des Champions, event hold in Marseille last nov, 25th.
Here a brief tale of the fight, that can be fully watched.
The young Surinamese-that has become a top name in the last couple of years under the tutelage of his cousin K1 and MMA superstar Melvin Manhoef-seems to choose a slower pace,leaving the initiative to his opponent,breaking the endless advincing of Allazov with furious short combinations trademark of Mike’s gym.
The unexpected happens in the middle of the second round: the 2 boxers briefly tie in clinch nearby the ropes, when Manhoef gets free and connects a brutal left overhand hook that knocks Allazov to the canvas.
Allazov is down and he is visibly hurt.
After the 8 count from the ref, Manhoef literally starts a personal quest to destroy Allazov and goes beast mode for 1 full minute, throwing to Allazov everything he got in combinations of punches and knees.
Allazov is somehow able to survive the beating and Manhoef eventually gasses out , and the last 30 seconds of the round goes at a slow pace that helps the 2 to revive.
The last 3 rounds see Allazov always moving forward, showing anyway less lucidity and power hits than his usual fashion, with Manhoef working with powerful combos but maybe producing a bit too little to get any of the remaining rounds.
The judges award Chinzig Allazov of a majority decision, and he is so able to continue on his winning streak despite the big risk taken.
Emmanuele Corti: he started to practice muay thai at a young age in Trieste (Italy), beginning to fight almost immediately in prestigious gala along with top Thai fighters and rising stars like the Petrosyan brothers. After a period of work experience leading him abroad, he eventually settled in Thailand in late 2011 crowning the dream of his life, which is to open a muay thai camp. From that year he has been actively following the preparation of his camp's fighters and has often collaborated with the Muay Farang team, continuing to fight
actively for the major promotions of the Asian continent.