29/9/14

Once Bitten Twice Shy

Australian champion boxer Susie Ramadan isn’t going to make the same mistake twice!

She fought for a World Title in Mexico City a while back and was beaten. “I couldn’t believe how much I struggled with the altitude. The woman I’m fighting is a local and as such she was well acclimatized to the rarified air” commented Susie.

Boxer in a Bubble - World Title contender, Australia's Susie Ramadan leaves no stone unturned preparing for her October 25th World Title Fight in Mexico City by sleeping in an altitude tent for three weeks prior to the fight.

BOXER IN A BUBBLE – World Title contender, Australia’s Susie Ramadan leaves no stone unturned preparing for her October 25th World Title Fight in Mexico City by sleeping in an altitude tent for three weeks prior to the fight.

“When I got back to Australia I started researching the topic a little further and was reading about how various athletes, who were favourites at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, were beaten, not necessarily by better athletes, but by athletes who were from high altitude areas and used to the environment. This sounded exactly like what had happened to me. I’d heard about how Altitude Services had masterfully steered Randy Petalcorin’s altitude training resulting in a world title, so I decided I too wanted to be guided by the world leaders in altitude simulation” said Susie.

“Susie’s experience isn’t unique. If two athletes are of a similar ability and one lives at altitude and the other doesn’t, the one living at altitude is at a vast advantage the longer the event goes. All we’re doing is helping to level the playing field for Susie. We’re providing a progressive program over a three week period to pre-acclimate her before she arrives in Mexico City a week before the fight. At least this time she’ll be competing on a level playing field” commented Rod Cedaro, General Manager of Altitude Services.