This weekend along with capturing the 90 pound Muay Thai Colorado Amateur Title Chavez Dojo’s Elias Bowen also put his name into SWFight.com’s 2013 Knockout of the Year category. The 12-year-old Bowen, a karate student at Chavez Dojo, defeated 14-year-old Ty Swayde of Altitude Performance, by delivering a spectacular right high-kick at the amateur event Just Bang 3 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“The kid has amazing talent,” says his trainer and XFC atomweight fighter Angelica Chavez. “He did the same thing in his first fight.”
This knockout is even more impressive when one realizes that Bowen and his team were not aware that the contest would be a Muay Thai bout. They had an expectation of walking into a kickboxing contest and had not trained on clinching or the use of knees.
Check out the knockout. Hint: Scroll to the 08:20 mark…