Ion Britchi is one of the best Moldovan fighters. He has been involved in sports since he was a child and never stopped training. In 2021 he deserved the chance to participate in the SENSHI professional fight nights.
The Kyokushin karate fighter was part of the seventh edition but lost to the Bulgarian Daniel Galabarov after three full rounds of action and a judge’s decision.
Ion visits Bulgaria often and does his best during the International Professional League Camps of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU). In an interesting interview for Boec.com, he revealed the best moments from the past year and spoke about many interesting topics.
“The best moment of 2021 for me was the participation in SENSHI. I met many good fighters, the legends of K-1 Semmy Schilt, Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, as well as Shihan Ivo Kamenov and Shihan Alexandr Pichkunov. The atmosphere in the camps is getting better with each passing year.”
Britchi considers his match against Galabarov a positive experience.
“I am a fearless fighter. I was 96 kilograms against Galabarov, and he was 116 kg. I always want to fight – this is the spirit of karate. Even if you are injured, you still go out, there are no excuses.”
“It was unpleasant that I had to fight Daniel Galabarov after I had a coronavirus infection and I was not in optimal form. However, I did not refuse the challenge.”
“I showed the spirit of a samurai and did not betray Kyokushin principles. I must be with a severed arm, leg, or without head to give up a fight.”
“SENSHI fight nights are great and I really like the KWU Professional League Camps. The atmosphere is very close to my heart. There are only tough fighters who have respect for each other. There are no insults, only discipline. This is very important – a real league of warriors and gentlemen”, said the Moldovan karateka.