Tonight he defends Rosolini the world title Lion Fight one of the most eclectic characters in the world of Italian fighting
The great Muay Thai returns to Italy tonight in Rosolini (Syracuse) with Lion Fight 67, one of the very few world-class events of this sport to be held outside Thailand. And Enrico “the fog” Carrara is back who will defend the title in the Heavyweight category (-79 kilos in the LF classification). A unique fighter, in force at the Kurosaki Dojo in Pisa, the first muay thai gym to be born in Italy in 1979. Carrara began fighting in 2010, in these 11 years he has played 63 fights obtaining 57 wins, 4 defeats and 2 draws in addition to making his numerous titles before the one in Lion Fight. In fact, he was Bronze twice at the World Championships and once Bronze at the European Championships as an amateur. As a pro, on the other hand, he won 2 Italian titles, as well as being highlighted in important international events such as Bellator Kickboxing, Oktagon, Thai Fight and Thaiboxe Mania. The apotheosis last year in Rosolini, when he beat the Greek champion Ioannis Sofokleus by knockout, snatching his LF belt.
Carrara is known in the muay thai world for the power of his shots (he has 50% of wins by knockout) and for a unique feature: every time he steps into the ring he wears the mask of a character from a horror film. “That for horror is a passion that I inherited from my uncle with whom I watched them as a child, even if I was always scared – he laughs -. One day, when I was fighting for a short time, I told about my passion in the gym and my teacher at the time, Stefano Giannessi, gave me the idea of entering the ring with the mask of a horror character. I liked it immediately and at the next meeting I presented myself with Jason’s one from the Friday 13th series. On Saturday they will also wear one of my second ones, we’ll put those of the characters from the Judgment Day series ”.
So is Carrara a kind of “blood lover”? Nothing could be more false: the Tuscan athlete is a person who has dedicated his life to fighting negative emotions even before his opponents. “By profession I am a holistic operator. I have a master’s degree in psychology and in September I will have the state exam but I also attended a three-year school with Professor Franco Nocchi, a teacher of educational psychology who has a psychological approach that goes beyond talking with the patient. From him I learned the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. I use techniques such as pressure on the same acupuncture points, cups, chromotherapy and autogenic training. And I use these techniques on myself by applying an emotional protocol every morning that also uses pressure on the meridians and points of Chinese medicine “. The total matches of LF 67 will be 6. In addition to Carrara there will be 4 other Italian, 5 European and 2 American athletes. Among the latter there is the still undefeated Chip Moraza Pollard who will defend the weights Cruiser (-84 KG) against the Slovak Jakub Benko, multi-titled champion in other organizations.
July 30 – 11:53 pm
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