Frew breaks through carnage
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
BLAIR Frew literally had the wind kicked out of his sails on Saturday night but that didn’t stop him recording a memorable come-from-behind victory at Mackay’s Carnage in the Cage.
It was third time lucky for the 32-year-old, who had a 0-2 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) record before the weekend’s breakthrough result.
Frew, who works at Capers, won via unanimous decision against Mackay’s Chris Rower, but the match was anything but straightforward.
“It was a tough fight. I got hurt in the first round when he kicked me in the body and took the wind out of me but I fought through the round,” he said.
“I came back in the second and won and in the last round. I took it to the ground and stayed on top and landed a lot of good punches.”
After two failed attempts, Frew said it was sheer relief when the referee declared him victorious on Saturday night. “It was much-needed... I’m over the moon it with,” he said.
“One of the first thoughts that went through my head was every last bit of sweat was worth it. It was definitely the fitness that won the fight for me, which is how we are at WMA. It’s tough training and cardio is one of our strong points.”
Frew has been with WMA for two years but has always had a passion for physical sports.
“My dad was a boxer and I loved combat sports from a young age,” he said.
“It [MMA] is one of the most mentally and physically challenging things I’ve done in my life.”
Frew says he plans to fight again in the future but doesn’t have anything formal yet.
TASTE OF SUCCESS: Blair Frew takes a bite of victory after his win in Carnage in the Cage on Saturday night.