‘Stormin’ Norman Parke managed to win a very close decision over Team Gamrot welterweight Borys Mankowski at KSW 47 last night.
We actually had the opportunity to speak to Norman Parke as he entered the final stages of his preparation for last night’s grudge match.
That interview can be read in full here.
Mankowski was certainly the one bringing in the heat on the feet for the opening round, but the savvy veteran Parke continued to march forward, covering up while his opponent fired off shot after shot.
He was taking them all in his stride though and as the fight continued, he started to up his own volume.
After a tightly-contested second stanza, Parke was able to win the third with some strong top control and ground and pound elbows.
Overall, it was a very close fight and a decision that earned the anger of the hometown crowd in Poland but for Parke, it was a fight he took on short-notice himself in a relatively untested weight-class for him.
It was a thrilling affair and an impressive performance from ‘Stormin’ Norman one that moves him to 3-0 in his last three outings.
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) March 23, 2019
Parke has been long known to fans of European MMA and in recent years, has been part of some of the biggest events to have ever taken place on Irish soil.
His contract, according to him, is one that will allow him to compete openly in other organisations – something that he also hinted could leave him open for an outing within the blossoming world of bare-knuckle boxing.
Only time will tell how the rest of 2019 plays out for the fan-favourite.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena