I can't tell you how proud I am of these two men. Even though neither one of them got their hands raised after their fights Saturday, they both showed their hearts in full display.
Patrick fought what looked like Ivan Drago's twin brother in an amazing back and forth battle that went 1-1 going into rd 3 and lost a decision. Patrick has now decided that he will never do 170 again..LOL
Ryan's opponent unexpectedly brought in a ton of boxing experience and thought he was going to KO Ryan quickly. Ryan stood toe to toe with his opponent and never backed down or went down. Even though Ryan lost every round, he showed what he was made of.
Both fighters and their opponents earned standing ovations from the appreciative crowd. Thank you to the coaches and fighters of the other teams and to COGA for having us on your great event. - Coach