Filmed using the Holga Toy Camera.
A real coffee table read. Every Hotel and reception should have a copy of Randy Couture's 'The Last Round'
Japan and Thai Boxing.
Being the first fighter from the UK to compete in Japan, who was I going to meet? Who was I going to fight in my career?
Here is me meeting Mike Tyson in Japan.
We met more than 20 years ago, both champions in the same hotel just competing at different sports. What was great was Mike Tyson knew the sport of Thai boxing and I was over the moon that he recognised my achievements and followed the sport.
Mike was fighting Tony Tubbs.
This is how I looked back then, holding the flag for England.
I was now going to fighting Kyoji Saito, someone I watched earlier in my career.
Kioji Saito the fighter I saw fight in Holland, fighting the top fighters like the late André Brillaman and many other top fighters from Holland. A very big name in Japan, skilled in the Thai Ways.
I watched him in Holland, another big show, me being at ring side to watching him fight and also having the privaleage to watch a few videos of Kioji Satio I knew one day we would meet in the ring. Woe and behold when Master Toddy got the phone call I was ready to meet the great Saito the fighter who’s name went around the world as a Great Fighter that came out of Japan following the great footsteps of Fujiwara.
Kyoji Saito fought for the name of Japan in the ring so like always, I fought for England and I was ready to take on such a Great Japanese Fighters such as this true warrior.
Everyone talked about his leg kicks, this man was known to finish fights with a devastating leg kick, his opponents often couldn’t walk for a long while after there clash, his hand skills, his knee skills, a Japanese warrior. So like all fighters here was another Great champion I was meeting and I was ready. In all I had two fights with this great man, the first under Thai Boxing rules were I won on points and the second fight under WKA Rules for the world title and I won by KO in the 11th round, which I know I was at my best to be in the ring with the likes of Kyoji Saito.
Many thanks Kyoji for those fantastic performances.
Your fighting friend: Ronnie Green