Monday, September 9, 2013

Fighting the Dream - Sylvie von Duuglas Ittu in Thailand

American boxer Sylvie von Duuglas Ittu has been living and training in Thailand for over a year now at Lanna Gym in Chiang Mai.

In this great short film, she discusses her fighting aims. She's gone from being happy to have a fight at all to wanting ten, and then 50. 

Now? She says: "I thought if I can accomplish 50 fights, that's great, that's it. Now that I'm at 40 and ten away from what that goal was ....once you reach 50 then onto 51...."

Fighters training in the West will enjoy (or be horrified by) this look behind the scenes at a MuayThai fight night in Northern Thailand. Fighters sit on the ground to have their hands wrapped in the shadows, barely lit by street-lights. 

And Von Duuglas Ittu also discusses violence, and the difference between simple street brutality and the beauty of a boxing ring.

All in all, well worth the 5-mins running time. 

Produced by Rosie Brown and Ed Kiernan from Bangkok-based Yankee Brown Productions.


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