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"The Best K-1 Fighters Aren't Gods. They can be defeated"



Raul Catinas

Birth Date : 6 August 1988

Division : WGP

Alias : Iron Raul

Residence : Lugoj, Romania

Team : Wondan Lugoj, Local Kombat Team

Trainer : Marcel Dragan

Height : 182 cm

Weight : 101 Kg

 

 

After Catalin Morosanu, Raul it's a new romanian fighter who will fight in K-1 WGP. He started to fight in Local Kombat tournaments in 2007 with a win via decision over Kiss Balasz. His first notable win was over Paula Mataele last year. In march 2009 he was going to Croatia for a fight with local star, Stefan Leko. He made a big surprize and win in the first round via KO. On saturday 23 May 2009, Raul Catinas will fight on K-1 WGP Poland - 8 man tournament. His opponent - Przemyslaw Minkinia (Poland).

 

Interview

What do you think about K-1 Poland WGP? Which fighter is favorite?

I think Marcin Rozalski it's favorite beacause he is fighting in his own country, but isn't important who is favorite, it's important who will win the tournament. Usually i fight with second chance, but I win the fights.

What do you know about your opponent (Przemyslaw Minkina)?

I don't know anything about him, I know he was winning with Noel Cadet last year via KO.

What kind of training you do?

Intensive kickboxing, and I was at a fottball stadion and I do physical training with a football coach.

If you win Poland Tournament You will advance to final elimination. What do you think about your chances there?

The best K-1 fighters aren't Gods, they can be defeated. They are fighters like me. You must have a big heart to fight with the best K-1 fighters.

Which fighter would you like to fight in K-1?

I would like to fight with Jerome Le Banner and Badr Hari.

Do you have an idol in K-1?

I don't have an idol but I like Le Banner's abnegation.

At what age you started kickboxing training?

When I was sixteen years old.

Do you work harder on tactic, or you're confident that your power will do the trick?

I have power. For Poland GP I was working to be more fast and explosive.

In last fight you have win over Stefan Leko in his own country. You can win over polish fighters in Poland?

I want to win via KO with polish fighters, if the fight goes to decision, there will be surprises.

In your opinion, what made you to defeat Leko?

My power and my resistence. He hit me like he hit a party wall.

Catalin Morosanu last year, Raul Catinas this year...who will be the next Local Kombat fighter in a K-1 tournament?

Maybe Daniel Ghita, Sebastian Ciobanu or Mihaita Golescu.

You was fighting with Sakalauskas (Samedov's opponent). Who will win this fight?

It Samedov win, he will have a difficult fight.

Who will be the K-1 Poland WGP Champion?

The fighter who really wants to win will be the champion.

Thank you Raul and good luck.

 

 

 

 




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D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-20 at: 11:23
glad
Very nice interview, thanks for sharing this with us, Valy!

I will keep an eye on Raul from now on. A very young fighter, a lot of potential.
bonjazkykikz (69 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 05:31
I'm not sure about Catinas, he's very much like Morasanu in that all he really has is his punching ability, and I'm not sure that'll carry him too far against the best in K-1. I mean look at guys like Mighty Mo and Butterbean, they're great punchers too, probably better than Catinas, and they've been limited in how much damage they do against the best
Valy (164 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 06:05
glad
@bonjazkykikz

There are many diferences between Raul and Morosanu. Raul isn't going over his opponent from the first second of the fight. He do his job very good.
He is more young and more resistant than Butterbean or Mighty Mo.
Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 06:20
happy
bine, farte bine! ( good, very good )

Great job Valy, interesting interview and good questions ;)
Thanx alot for making this fine FOK1 exclusive

Valy (164 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 08:20
@Daniel
Multumesc (Thank You)

Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 10:06
Good job and inspiration Valy! Will be fun to follow Raul career in K-1 WGP.
marcelt (319 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 03:24
FOK-king good Valy!
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 03:25
laughing
@marcelt

LOL
bonjazkykikz (69 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 06:56
@Valy

Well obviously he's younger I was comparing him to other punchers in K-1 who rely exclusively on their fists. Having seen both in action I don't see "many" differences between Morasanu and Catinas, care to explain?

There are many diferences between Raul and Morosanu. Raul isn't going over his opponent from the first second of the fight. He do his job very good.
He is more young and more resistant than Butterbean or Mighty Mo. {/q}

Valy (164 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 08:10
@bonjazkykikz

Well obviously he's younger I was comparing him to other punchers in K-1 who rely exclusively on their fists. Having seen both in action I don't see "many" differences between Morasanu and Catinas, care to explain?

There are many diferences between Raul and Morosanu. Raul isn't going over his opponent from the first second of the fight. He do his job very good.
He is more young and more resistant than Butterbean or Mighty Mo. {/q}

{/q}

We must see the tournament and we talk after tournament. :)
bonjazkykikz (69 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 09:21
Fair enough, lookin forward to seeing it! Damn I wish they broadcast these in the U.S....
Jordan B (220 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-21 at: 10:29
Looking forward to this event.
Valy (164 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-22 at: 05:52
Acording to K-1 official website : K-1 WORLD GP 2009 IN LODZ will be broadcast in 138 countries, please check your local TV listings for broadcast times.
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-22 at: 07:14
Vrery good job Valy. Thanx for the interview
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-22 at: 08:37
Interesting enough, nice interview!
In my opinion, he's just right in choosing 'abnegation' as a word to define Le Banner's attitude toward his art
chilla (5 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-23 at: 06:30
u can say what you want.. he is a loudmouth.... actions speak louder than words
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2009-05-23 at: 01:35
saywhat
@chilla

Which part of what Raul says, makes you say he is a 'loudmouth'?
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