STONE COLD Steve Moxon could have been forgiven for being disappointed to lose his A1 Kickboxing Middleweight World Championship fight against Yohan Lidon on Friday night at The Pavilion in Flemington. He lost the bout by the narrowest of margins in a split decision.
But the Miners Rest kickboxer takes a different view after lasting the distance against the experienced French fighter.
After five three-minute rounds, two judges scored the fight 48-47 to Lidon. The other judge scored it Moxon's way, 49-47. It could barely have been closer.
"It's hard to be disappointed to last the distance against someone who has six world titles, with over 100 fights under his belt," the 25-year old said.
"I felt quite happy. It was his title, so I've lost nothing. I lost it by one point. One judge gave it to me, the other two gave it to him. At the end of the fight I was standing, thinking it could have gone either way.
"The workrate was phenomonal. I was spent at the end, so was he. He might have actually gone home with more of a headache than I did."