Bad Company’s Andy Howson talks rematch with Romie Adanza at K-1 Rising 2012 in Los Angeles
Thai Boxer Andy Howson will be taking on Romie Adanza in a long anticipated rematch Saturday September 8th, at K-1 Rising 2012 World Grand Prix in Los Angeles, CA. The two first met at the Muay thai in America show in April, 2010 with a controversial decision going to Romie. Now Andy will be coming back to Los Angeles to try to settle the score.
Andy Howson fights out of Bad Company Muay Thai in Leeds, UK along with Thai Boxers Liam Harrison, and Jordan Watson. Andy just recently defeated another great fighter from the UK, Damien Trainor in the fourth meeting by decision.
Total Muay Thai: Tell us about your recent victory over Damien Trainor, and what it means to you due to your history fighting him, and the fact that you guys are friends?
Andy Howson: Hey Greg, Well the win over Damien again means so much to me, there has been a lot of people writing me off on the net recently and the fact that I was already 2-1 up I feel I had a point to prove in this 4th fight and wanted to put an end to it and win good and make it 3-1 which I did. First 2 rounds where tit for tat but from round 3 onwards I totally controlled the fight and felt like I was hurting him a fair bit with some of my shots and the last round was actually given a 10-8 round by 2 of the judges i won it so strongly. Where good friends and that always puts the edge on the fight and makes it even more exciting, again it was a top class fight and again we gave the fan what they wanted to see
Total Muay Thai: How does it feel to finally get your rematch with Romie?
Andy Howson: It feels great to have the rematch with Romie at last, its been a long time coming for me, but I’m not thrilled that the fight is under K1 rules as I have never fought that style before and I am very traditional Muay Thai fighter in the manner of how I fight.
While where on with the Romie and me rematch can i just point something out and put a few facts straight?
Colin Oyama has made a point of going on Facebook and stating that I’ve been “Trash talking” Romie and that’s total BS so get your facts right. As I’ve said in every interview regarding Romie, he is a great guy, a nice guy and we got on fine, my argument is that the way things are done in the US with Muay Thai isn’t good for the sport and yes I’m bitter about the decision of our fight and wanted a rematch, there is no bad blood just things need to be put right.
Total Muay Thai: Is it going to be hard to adapt from Muay Thai to K-1 Rules?
Andy Howson: I think it’s going to be harder for me to try to adapt to rather than Romie as he already has quite a K-1 style, he’ a good boxer and always follows up with low kicks where as i tend to be a more Thai style and pace the fight nice and easy first 2 and then 3,4 and 5 go for it.
The only good thing is I am fighting K-1 in Japan now the 17th-18th August for the ISKA K-1 World Title against Nobuchika Terrado so hopefully I will have learned to change my style and nailed by the time of the Romie fight.
Total Muay Thai: Isn’t going to be hard to not throw elbows in the fight? Do you ever think you may throw an elbow on accident?
Andy Howson: I don’t think it will be a problem, like I say above fighting K1 in Japan and then not long after against Romie so hopefully will have all the elbows out of my system by then.
Total Muay Thai: Do you have experience fighting in K-1 or have all your pro fights been Muay Thai?
Andy Howson: No experience of K-1 as of yet all my fights have been Muay Thai.
Total Muay Thai: Have you ever had any pro boxing matches?
Andy Howson: No I’ve never had any pro boxing fights but long before I started Muay Thai I did train Boxing on and off for a few years.
Total Muay Thai: I recently saw an awesome pencil drawing of you someone made with many different images of you. Any chance you’ll make prints of that drawing for fans that you can autograph? Who drew that?
Andy Howson: The guy who drew the picture is an amazing young artist Milo’s Lanka, basically he did his first ever attempt of an oil painting using a picture of Liam vs Saenchai part 2 and brought it in to Bad Company to show us and some of his work and now has a following of people asking for some work doing, he is awesome. And as far as the signing copies id never even thought of anything like this to be honest with you, I’m pretty sure there’s not enough of a fan following for that lol.
Total Muay Thai: Anything coming up in between the K-1 fight in Los Angeles?
Andy Howson: Like I said earlier the only fight I have now lined up between now and the Romie rematch is an ISKA K1 World Title fight over in Japan which I’m really looking forward to. But I’m busy after the Romie fight too with a fight against an Italian opponent back in the UK in Birmingham in October and then may have something lined up in Milan in November too so exciting year ahead.
Total Muay Thai: Will you be with your team-mate Liam Harrison when he takes on Saenchai for the third time in July?
Andy Howson: I am really hoping to get out there for this fight, Liam is not just my stable mate but my cousin and 1 of my favourite fighters to watch, exciting and so strong and this could be the last chance he gets to face Saenchai so I’m really hoping he pulls it off and I get to be there for the fight. Especially after coming off such an amazing stoppage over Kulebin in his last fight.
Total Muay Thai: Any words for the fans?
Andy Howson: Just a massive thank you to everyone who has followed or does follow my fight career I hope I have been able to give you all some exciting fights in the past and the way I’m going and feeling right now, I’m hoping for many more to come for you guy’s