Oscar Remihana and Terrence Montgomery will compete in this weekend’s King in the Ring light heavyweight tournament.photography/photosport
Oscar Remijana is back in his comfort zone.
In July, the 25-year-old entered the middleweight King in the Ring 8-a-side kickboxing tournament and dropped to 72kg.while he flips in
As the favorite of many, Remihana was eliminated in the first round by Colin Bradick.Tony Jacquard went on to win the title in impressive fashion.
Remihana admits his opponent won the bout, but when he returns to compete in the light-heavyweight (80kg) tournament this Saturday, he will be critical in testing his body’s limits. learned a lesson.
“I didn’t feel like I was there,” he recalls of his move to middleweight. It felt strange. No energy, my mind wasn’t there. i just felt it. I felt really weak and my head wasn’t in the game. But no excuses.
“When I heard it was 72kg, I remembered when I was younger and thought, ‘I can do that easily,’ but now I’m a little older and a little bigger. I’ve been a little too busy.It’s dangerous to lose weight, but what[King in the Ring organizer]Jason Satie is doing is good for step-by-step weighing.”
Weight loss has long been an obstacle in martial arts. It is a practice to gradually lose weight and fight in a lighter weight class in order to gain an advantage in the ring. However, losing too much weight or doing it the wrong way can cause health problems by causing athletes to get tired or get tired quickly during competition.
King in the Ring has been dealing with inappropriate weight loss practices since 2018. When a stepwise weighing process is introduced.
The limits introduced allow fighters to be over 10% over 30 days, 6% over 15 days, and 5% over 7 days after weighing.
Developed in collaboration with nutritionists to find safe and effective levels, these are diet plans for fighters who need to lose weight safely.
This is the system Remihana mentioned that works well to keep fighters from trying to lose a lot of weight in a short period of time, but it still allows fighters to know their bodies and how much weight they can lose to maintain performance. I needed to know… to the best of their ability.
For Remihana, it was something he understood well in his foray into middleweight.
He’s enjoying his return to light heavyweight in Saturday night’s eight-man eliminator, a highly talented field, with Terrence Montgomery, Chris Eades and Mandela among the seven other fighters in the tournament. There are top local talent such as Ale.
“When I lost to 72kg, I was a little fat. I probably won’t do it again. 80kg is a comfortable weight,” he said.
“I was just exhausted. I was on a diet for weeks. I did everything right, but the last few kilometers drained me. There was not.
“80kg is just the right weight. Speed, power, plus I’m always trying to put on a good show.”