Excellent Slovak kickboxer Tomáš Možný has got a huge success near-hand! In two months, he is going to fight in a title match, in which he can gain a belt of World Kickboxing Network organisation. His last obstacle is a Polish guy Tomasz Sarara, with whom he is very familiar. How does he perceive this rival? What would he like to achieve within Glory federation? What are his memories of his beginnings? Are the health problems a great warning for him?
After my last match, I made a lesser pause and I am currently engaged purely in power training. However, in early April I am planning on visiting my favourite gym in Thailand, where I am going to continue with the preparation. If everything goes as imagined, I would like to travel to the Netherlands for some sparring before the incoming match, as that´s what I miss the most.
It is true that I bear this match in my mind since I was only 19 years old and it was an eight-member tournament, in which I had three difficult fights within three hours. Even though I was not experienced enough then, I got to the big final, where I lost against this guy. That´s why my motivation to win is even bigger this time.
He is definitely going to be a challenging rival. First of all, he is a Polish number one in K1, he has got a countless number of experience and he is preparing very precisely.
Although the capacity of this stadium in Warsaw is more than 50 000, it doesn´t have to be full. Anyway, it is going to be the biggest stadium I ever fought in. Such audience brings, in addition to the perfect atmosphere for a spectator, a lot of tense for the fighter. However, it is a wonderful feeling to have the possibility to perform in front of such a crowd.
As I won 8 matches at a world level during 2015 and 2016 and the professional Europe champion title, I got an offer from Glory to fight there.
Of course, I think there is no fighter, who wouldn´t wish for something like that. It really is a TOP federation in this sport worldwide.
There are some ambitions but my way to this title is not in sight yet. At this level, it is very hard to move forward as the Slovak sports conditions are what they are.
As there was a lot in the game in this match, in my case it was the opportunity to prolong the agreement, I tried not to lose my head and to fight tactically. I didn´t want to go into thoughtless battles so I took the way of scoring.
I think that given my measurements (height 202 centimeters and the weight 115 kilograms, editors´ note) this nickname does have its meaning. It was made by my manager and I have been using it since then.
It came all of a sudden. At a family celebration, my cousin, who had already been doing kickbox, told me to try it and since then I haven´t stopped.
No, not at all…
Clearly, parents are not happy about such sports hobby at the beginning, as they can see it rather as a fight. I think, however, my mother has been sitting down under that step by step. She´s got no choice, even though, she will certainly always worry about me.
Of course, success is the best motivation. It was my case too when I won the junior champion of Europe title followed by the world champion title.
I won my first professional match in approximately 30 seconds, but the joy was very long-lasting.
I don´t think so. It took me some time to start being noticed.
I have been accompanied by the health problems for a long time and I know I will never be fully all right, but at present, I feel as good as I haven´t felt for a long time.
I sometimes have the feeling that it has more of a mental character, as one tries not to make the problems even worse. Of course, there are days when I feel physical pain too.
Impulsiveness itself cannot be sustainably kept in a long-term so I work on it intensively before every match.
In addition to my training, I train my clients privately and in groups, which is flexible for me, even though before a match, I put my efforts almost only to myself. I would certainly not be able to combine working time in a classic job with kickbox on this professional level.
I like to rest and have fun with my relatives in my free time like any other person.
The only obstacle, that might stop me, is my health.
Of course, I am happy about this interest as it becomes popular in Slovakia too.
My biggest success would be an opportunity to fight for a champion title in Glory. In addition to that, I would like to have my own gym in the future to be able to pass on my experience.
Tomáš, thank you for the interview and the whole Figurekeeper.com team is going to keep their fingers crossed for you in your next career. Good luck! What would you like to tell the readers and your fans in the end?
I am really thankful for every support and the fans because they are usually the thing that energizes me and makes me go the right way.
Source of photos: Facebook Tomáš Možný, Manu Da Luz
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