On the 30 May 22 i wrote an article named: GAMMA: The Great Rivalry where i compared the rivalry between Joosep Lohmus and Song Turillo. At the time, both fighters were likely soon to end their career, in their late 30s, they had the chance to end their rivalry. At the time the score was 3-3-1 (yes, these beasts managed to get a draw in a 5 round fight). Song ended up winning the fight via a predictable decision to make it 4-3-1 in his favor.
Frankly speaking, i thought it was over. Especially after his very first fight after the loss, Joosep lost via head kick. To climb up the rankings again seemed unlikely. Besides that, Song was facing younger and hungrier competition, so the chances that 2 old timers would go on a run of wins were very slim.
Then we had the unexpected. Joosep beat his next top contenders to go straight into the top contender spot, whereas Song beat his two opponents for the title and had a massive top level super fight win against Yka Sonni. This lined Joosep against Song again.
Just to get things straight, i am not a fan of putting 2 fighters against each other over and over. Sure i have had cases in the past when this happened, i even had a case where i put a Alan Bundy against Jack Burton for a 4th time, even though he beat him 3 times, but that was back in 2011 and in all cases, Jack was the only option and the 3 cases were for the title and Jack was top contender on winning streaks.
If in any time one of the two would go ahead by 2 fights, most likely the rivalry would already be over, but this is how the score went:
So if Song won their upcoming fight, it would likely be end of story.............then the WTF moment happened and Joosep won! Now i am thinking there is some kind of conspiracy going on, because how is that even possible?
Anyway, Joosep now has a super fight against Mohammed Kahn and Song has to get back into the winning column, but this rivalry has a big chance of going on, i would not bet against it at this point.
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