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Washington training for Singapore fight

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - Local fighter Rob Washington is scheduled to fight on a major international show in Singapore in a couple of weeks. Rob will be on the card in Martial Combat 6 where he will be going up against Australian fighter Josh Payne. Washington trains out of Spike 22 and will be representing his Gym and the island of Guam. Rob's fight will be broadcast by ESPN Star Sports to 24 Asian Countries, with millions of viewers tuning in to catch the show.

Washington said, "I fought twice in Taiwan in the Pacific Rim Organize Fighting and after the 2 fights the organizer had told me about the Martial Combat in Singapore. So I called and emailed the guys a couple of times and me being persistent I sent them some of my fights and a little bio on myself and he told me he would get back to me. He finally got back to me and he wanted me to fight in June and the fight didn't go through so this fight came up in July and I jumped on it even though I knew I had another fight behind it. It's a pretty big organization, it's owned by ESPN so it's supposed to be the top fighters in Asia from Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Korea supposedly the top fighters from Asia, so it's a pretty good fight for me."

Rob wakes up early to start his training regiment that includes morning runs, sprints with a parachute, agility drills, circuit training and time in the sauna. Washington then goes to Spike 22 with more circuit training, sparring, and technical work in his 2nd session focusing more on technique and wrestling. The Beast wraps up his day with some mit work and 6 to 7 rounds of more sparring.

He added, "This fight is perfect for me because PXC 20 is coming up and I have 12 guys in camp with us. We have Pat Ayuyu, Baby Joe, Justin, Melchor's training, Joey Lopez, AJ Aguon, Kyle Aguon, it's just a group of us training so we all push each other every day twice a day and this fight happened at a perfect time, I have 10 to 15 guys who are in my weight class in the gym with me and then Pat with his striking. A lot of guys just helping me take my striking to another level, so training has been awesome."

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