This article, originally printed in International Kickboxer Magazine, is republished here as an introduction to ‘Bangin’ Ben. He was recently interviewed for this blog on the subject of striking and the way it differs for MMA, boxing and kickboxing. Ben is a unique authority, having fought at an international level as both a boxer and a kickboxer. He also stands poised in the brink of international competition as an MMA fighter.
Chris Bradford meets one of the world’s best cruiserweight kickboxers on Saturday, May 12 of next year. He sits down to tell JARROD BOYLE all about it.
What made you decide to have another fight?
As a fighter, you never really quit the fight. It’s always in you: when you wake, when you sleep, when you walk. It’s instinctively in your blood. The thrill of fighting is something that can never be duplicated. There are only a handful of opportunities like this one to come along in your life.
Switching is not for changing your stance. Switching is for generating power.
International Kickboxer magazine, Vol.18, No.4
The last time this magazine visited Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett, he was a month away from meeting a man roundly considered to be pound-for-pound the world’s best fighter, Tyrone Spong.