Rasel claims to be have been called the “Floyd Mayweather” of Chessboxing – jury is still out. Andrew’s ring name is the “Komodo Dragon” because he loves to snack on this opponents days after biting them. Rasel concedes that Andrew has the advantage in the chess and the pod talks about his potential tactics to make sure the chess goes the distance.
When Rasel started chess boxing he never took the chess seriously, has anything changed? The level of chess in the club has made Rasel realise that chess is an important element. Andrew almost lost to Rasel in training the day of recording. Andrew has also lost 10kg already for the fight.
Andrew was born on a bamboo bed on a bamboo floor in a bamboo shack in Indonesia, now he’s a computer scientist with the will to win at all costs. Rasel is a broadband engineer and claims his speed in the ring will only be matched by the speed of his fibre. The pod looks forward to seeing Dan Hall and Matt Read fight, Crazy Arms vs Mr Tickle. Will Matt get more than a tickle? Rasel is wearing his tux for his entrance – hint, hint. He has been training 6 or 7 times a week despite his laid back attitude, this included a run this Saturday and a Zumba warm up hosted by one of the chessboxing community Ruth.
What is Andrew’s favourite chocolate bar? Clue, you can deep fry it. Rasel claims that he never eats junk food – see picture above for debunking evidence! The only chocolate bar he eats is a Grenade Protein Bar.
Shout out to the Nordic Chessboxing crew, Italian Chessboxing (FISP), Ruth and her Zumba! Grenade Protein bars, Hamlet Cafe.
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