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Spotlight on: Greg Rowe

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FNF1023by Sandy Hackenmueller

Champion against champion is just one way Friday Night Fights delivers Muay Thai at its finest. On October X, champion Greg Rowe will face world champion Eddie Martinez in what promises to be an incredible battle.

Rowe is a 2011 WKA World Amateur Champion, WKA North American Champion and US National Team member, and 2013 Thai Boxing Association-USA North American Tournament Champion. He brings his years of skill, dedication and mental acuity in to the ring, and gives us a sneak peek as to what to expect at this event.

Where do you live and train?

I live in Brooklyn, NY, and train at Five Points Academy in NYC.

What is your professional record?

4 – 0

What are your strengths as a fighter?

Hopefully I’m seen as a technical fighter. I’m not a huge fan of the “rock ‘em sock ‘em” style.

What do you know about your opponent and his fighting style?

He’s a well-rounded and technical fighter, with a good experience as a pro — all things that make me excited about our matchup.

How do you see this fight ending?

I’m not someone who predicts how my fights will turn out, but I expect it will be a great back-and-forth, so there’s no telling how it will end.

Tell us why you are the more-skilled fighter in this match-up.

Like my opponent, I see strive to be as well-rounded a fighter as I can, and prepare for wherever the fight goes. We’ll have to see who takes it this matchup, but I am looking forward to the challenge.

Do you have a message for your opponent?

I am looking forward to our match, and I’m positive we’ll put on a great fight for the crowd.

Who would you like to thank?

Thanks to everyone at my gym for all their support, and to all the fans who come out to cheer all the fighters and help grow the sport.

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