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Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2, Merz vs Bledsoe

ACFN2 Merz vs Bledsoe from Lisa Creech Bledsoe on Vimeo.

I promised to post video from my fight so here it is. Try to ignore the blinking — I should have messed with my codec settings, but I wasn’t willing to spend the time on it. Also, I compressed the crap out of it with my new Handbrake software, heh.

Sorry, I’m rambling.

If this is the first you’ve heard of it (the fight, not the tech stuff), you can read my account of Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2 here.

When I watch myself in this match now I think, HOW COULD YOU BE SO SLOW??

Us Type A’s. We’re obnoxious. But that seems to be the particular fuel that powers us forward, makes us ache to do better. Of course it also annoys all the normal people around us, which is a minor drawback.

The truth is that the anxiety of being in a different city and the long hours of anticipation (not to mention cutting weight, etc.) are still pretty draining for me, even though I’m doing better with that every time. And even though I feel hypercritical about it, I’m also incredibly happy that I fought. There was plenty of craziness to overcome for this fight, including job shifts, traveling to Atlanta to train, getting comfortable with a new trainer (and sparring in a gravel lot), and of course, the chickens. I did well, and I’m pleased with that.

And of course now I’m feeling all “onward, upward.” I’m still working with Jay, and I’m also training at Second Round. I’m eager to see where that takes me.

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10 Responses to Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 2, Merz vs Bledsoe

  1. Amy Scheer May 20, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    You gave her a good run for her money, Lisa. Impressive showing.

    How tall are you?

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe May 20, 2011 at 11:26 am #

      Tall. I keep forgetting precisely, but I think I’m 5’9. Or 5’10”? Maybe more.

      (What is up with me wanting to think I’m shorter than I am?? I guess I’m trying not to be so damned gawky, which… I am.)

      I just went over to catch up on your site. You have some powerful stuff there, Amy. I’m honored to be connected.

      • Amy Scheer May 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

        Aww, thanks, tall woman.

        I’m 5’7″, but apparently I’ve been lurching like a giant when I box. I start out straight (but grounded), then start hunkering down. I’m working on that, and wondered how other tall folks fare–if the tendency is to come down and in, rather than box our height.

        • Lisa Creech Bledsoe May 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

          Interesting question. I think it depends on who we’re boxing, and how tall they are. I frequently think I look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame when I box, but I’ve so often trained all curled into myself for protection that it feels natural in the ring. Chin down, elbows in the pocket, sit down on your punches. But when I see myself in a vid, I think, Hunchback. Wonder what a coach would say. I’ll have to ask.

          If you get a word from your coaches, pass it on!

  2. Margaret Reyes Dempsey May 21, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Is Merz a southpaw? Is it harder to fight a southpaw?

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe May 21, 2011 at 11:37 am #

      No, she’s orthodox.

      Everyone hates fighting southpaws, even southpaws. You step on each others feet constantly and it’s hard to switch all your normal practices into reverse. Of course, it could just be that I’m a whiner. 🙂

  3. Girlboxing May 22, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Great video!!! Great fight!!!

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