And despite moving from welterweight to middleweight with no semblance of a training camp, Krause nearly made it to victory, ultimately losing a close split decision against Giles which earned the pair the honors of the night’s battle.
“I don’t feel like I’ve lost, but even if I’ve lost, I don’t feel like I’ve lost anything or taken a step back,” said Krause , who is one hundred percent right. By even accepting combat, it has become the favorite for 2020 Badass of the Year, an unofficial title that is nonetheless one that all combat fans can enjoy. And for the 13-year-old pro, this is a long-awaited recognition.
“I really feel like I’ve reached a new audience, that’s for sure,” he said. “Unfortunately, I couldn’t show my full potential in this fight, by literally pulling him off the couch. But I feel like there were more eyes on me, and next time it’s up to me to show what I’m talking about. ”
Will it be next time in a few weeks or months? Krause is ready for any scenario, but if he planned his year, he would just walk to the Octagon twice every 12 months.
“I chose a slightly different route where I don’t fight three, four times a year, and it will sound crazy, but I think I got a lot better later,” he said. “I progressed in the game much later than most people, and by that time, I have already built something outside of that where I don’t want to withdraw from everything outside to advance . So I’m going to fight twice a year and that’s how I like to keep it. Everything outside of that, I really put an end to everything I do outside and it is really difficult to do, especially with a family and children and several businesses. “
But James, you already fought a fight in 2020 and you propose to fight again on April 18. If this happens, does that mean you are finished until 2021?
“Hell, I might even have three this year.”
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