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My champ

Last weekend it was boxing time! The Dutch Nationals were held at the Worldhotel Wings at Rotterdam/The Hague airport. Sammy had to fight his semi final on saturday. This was my first time seeing him box live and I was so nervous. I think I was even more nervous than for my own shows. I was feeling sooo proud when he walked down those stairs and everyone was cheering and clapping for him! That’s my man! He started off so well, the first round was definately for him. And then the second round.. At around half of the round HE KNOCKED HIM OUT! Finals the next day! Unfortunately Sam had to take a drug test which he had to drink a lot for. At the same time he had to be under 69kg the next day for his fight. He had a really hard time but managed to come back to under 69kg the next day. Uff that was a tense moment to be honest!

The next day it was finals day. I was even more nervous than the day before; I barely slept and my stomach was feeling like it was beeing squeezed all the time. He fought like a beast, so did his opponent. In the end it was a very close call and Sam won the silver medal. Despite the result which was a disappointment for him, I am so freaking proud of him! He has nothing to be ashamed off. You know; you learn when you loose, you don’t learn when you win..

Next up for him is a tournament in Hungary. I really wanted to come with him because I have friends living in Budapest, but the tournament is a 3 hour drive away so that’s not really gonna work unfortunately. I know you’re gonna rock it baby! I’ll be there for you, as always.

Photo’s by my amazing friend Jeancarlo Nunes dos Anjos.