British Muay Thai fighter Liam Harrison has competed in different parts of the world in his long combat sports career and has had his share of crazy fight experiences.
But a pro boxing fight in Cambodia over a decade ago still has ‘The Hitman’ shaking his head to this date in disbelief over what transpired.
In a two-part video posted on Instagram, Liam Harrison narrated his insane experience when his team asked him to make a quick foray into pro boxing in Cambodia while he was training in Thailand.
He shared that the brief exploit of their team had a lot of twists and turns, including from their arrival, the weigh-ins, and the fight itself, where he was forced to settle for a decision win.
In the video, Liam Harrison highlighted how on fight day the referee seemingly did not want to give him a stoppage win, or a victory for that matter, over his Cambodian opponent in their six-round fight.
“In Round 2, I dropped him with a left hook and he was out starfished, and I was running round the ring, jumping on the ropes, celebrating and stuff like that. That must have been 20 seconds running around and when I turned round and the ref was still counting, going ‘five, six,” that slow, and I think, ‘What’s going on here?’”
“And eventually on eight he picked him up off the floor and stood him up. I dropped him again, and this time his nose was bleeding. So the ref picked him up back again, didn’t give him a count, took him over his corner, wiped his nose and then sent him back out again and then the bell went.
"I dropped him again in Round 4 and dropped him again in Round 6 and the ref just picked him up from the floor and didn’t want to stop the fight and I just thought, I am never ever going back there to fight again.”
Check out the video post below:
In 2018, Liam Harrison signed with ONE Championship and has seen action in five fights in the promotion so far, including challenging Nong-O Gaiyanghadao for the ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title.
Liam Harrison looking sharp while rehabbing from injuries
Muay Thai fighter Liam Harrison is back in the swing of things after absorbing a knee injury in his last ONE Championship fight.
In a video posted on Instagram, ’The Hitman' is shown hitting pads with his team with the caption:
"Sunday drills with the boys working speed and power ... technique a bit sloppy but this was round 8."
Liam Harrison was last in action at ONE on Prime Video 1 in August last year, where he lost to champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao in a ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title fight by way of technical knockout (leg kicks) in the first round.
Following the fight, he had surgery on his injured knee and has since been recovering.