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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: Oh My GOD ! X-plosion 13

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Oh My GOD ! X-plosion 13

21日火曜日、夜20:57分です、今日の練習は終わって家にいます。本当だったら試合の結果や話はしたいですが。。。今、けがむしろ命はあることに関して感謝しています。自分は第13試合目でした、それまでは順調にそこまですごくいい雰囲気の会場は盛り上がりました。お客さんもたくさん来てくれました、後サブメインとメインイベントしかなかったのにとんでもないハペニング。。。個人ニコラスはアップをして、気持ちよく10oz.のグローブをはめてテーピングで固めて入場する前のところまでスタッフにつれてってもらってそこで集中していましたら、なんとカーテンの向こう側に誰かがケンカをし始めた!すごいことになっていた、俺のセコンドはカーテンとカーテンの間からのぞいたらパイプ イスは飛んでいるのを見て、ちょっと下がりましょうよを言ったらすぐ後に、バン バン バンバン!バン。。。が聞こえてきた!大会関係の花火かと思ったら、人がだ~と走ってくるわけ。。。”早く逃げろう~”って言うわけ。俺たちも会場の地下まで逃げました。そこで、俺は”グローブをはずさないよ!絶対に試合させてもらう!”を叫んでいる間に血だらけのバイカーは下りてきた。
もう諦めたらいいんじゃないの?をセコンドは言うわけ、でも試合はしたいです。10分ほどいろんな人と地下の非常口で待ってたら、会場でもしかして俺を探しているんじゃないかと思いながらゆっくりと2階まで登ってみたら!また血だらけの人がいました!すぐに三階まで行って裏道から会場に入ろうとしましたら、警察が来ています。試合は中止ですといわれたので行くところがなくって部屋に戻りました。そこでセコンドと友達と集まって話し合いながら軽く食べながら酒を飲んでいました。知らないうちに夜中の4時ぐらいになりました。。。次の日は買い物をしました、そしてNewsを見たら、その話題はオーストラリアで流れていました。プロモーターのRay 松村さんもひどいけがをしましたけど、すぐに退院が出来ましたので安心しました。ま~結果的に言う誰も死ななくってよかったですよ!試合はまた今度できますし。

ニコラス

Oh, My GOD! It was out of control, I was scheduled for the 13th. match of the evening. Everything was going great, it was a great crowd and everyone was really enjoying themselves. As I was getting ready for my own fight, they had a TV set up in the locker room, so that we could see what was going on inside the Hall. calculating the time to my own fight I started to warm up slowly, had my hands wrapped in time and was getting ready for my fight slowly. Everything was going according to plan, I had seriously donw a great job of getting ready for this fight. I felt great, body was light and rested, just wanted to get in there and get the fight over with. Just before they told me to go to the stand by area, I did my ritual of getting everyone who has helped me for the fight together and then say a little prayer. I have a few magic words that I always say that makes us all feel like we are doing thing together. And then we were escorted through the kitchen and over to the entrance area. Really it is now just a queston of time before they call me, the fight before me ended a bit early because the guy that fought was totally over whelming his opponent. It only took him one round to knock him down 3 times, and then it was all over. After that, there was an auction of a signed Muhammed Ali picture, and then it was me. I think they ended up selling it for around 3000AU$, it was a good deal. Well, the crowd was getting ready for the next fight on the card and I had just thrown off the heat protecting towels from my shoulders and had started pacing around, when we heard someone starting a fight in the crowd! Looking through the curtains it was only about 10 meters away from us that some bikers had gotten into some argument over something...I had no idea of what had happened, so I had Peter look through the curtain. and he actually saw most of it! But when the chairs started flying and people came running out our way, we looked at each other and said " Wow, that sounds pretty bad!" and at that exact moment we heard something like fire crackers go off, BAM BAM BAMBAM...BAM! Looking at each other I said, " what da hell was that...? " And then everybody just started running out through the back entrance where we were waiting. Peter had seen enough and told us all to get out of there, so we followed the crowd down through the kitchen of the hotel. And although it all seemed to be some kind of sceen in a bad movie, it was really happening! Once we got down to the basement we all turned left instead of out of the door where everyone else was going, and there we waited. " I am NOT TAKING MY GLOVES OFF! Allright....AAARRGGGHHH!" I don't believe the fight is getting cancelled, I just came here to fight! After about 10 min. of waiting and seeing people coming through the door, we decided that maybe they were looking for me and that i might better get back up stairs. So walking towards the stairs this badly cut up biker came out and just looked at us, we moved past him and made it up to the second level. There we opened the and peaked in...another biker that was bleeding badly and didn't have any shirt on!!! Ok! Next level, here the coast was clear, so we made our way back to the hall where the police was blocking the entrance. "Show has been cancelled, no-one is allowed inside since this is an official crime scene!" And that was that, I took my gloves off and we all returned to my room. There we all ordered room service and stayed up untill about 3:30 and then my friends went home and I crashed with Peter. Hey, no funny jokes there were two that is as in the number 2 beds, so we slept seperately. The next day I found some time to go shopping and bought some good books. I guess that at the end of the day I should be glad that nobody I knew was hurt, except for Ray the promoter, he actually tried to stop them and got seriously knocked out. When he woke up his lip was split and they took him to hospital for a concussion. He seems to be a bit better today from what I heard, I just whish everything is going to be OK with him, and ofcourse we are going to have find another place for the fight against me and Matt, and the main event of the evening, Nathan Corbett Vs. Steve Mckinnon. The grudge match of the year!

Nicholas