Wednesday, January 31, 2007


By Brian O’Hara

A Life or Death Situation and Multiple Injuries Have Stalled But Not Halted Benji Radach’s Return to Competition This Friday

It is obvious that life experiences have taught Benji Radach to remain humble, gracious, and above all else, brave. Perhaps his ability to persevere through various injuries has impacted his outlook.

A torn ACL, broken jaw, and herniated disk are but some of the battle wounds that have taken the 27 year old down, but not out.

Now training with American Top Team out of Coconut Creek, Florida, Washington native Radach (12-3-0) is scheduled to make his International Fight League debut this Friday as the new middleweight entry for Bas Rutten’s Los Angeles Anacondas. Radach, who replaces an exiting Mike Pyle, takes on Ryan McGivern (9-3-0) from the Pat Miletich-coached Quad Cities Silverbacks. McGivern is a well-rounded fighter who holds a unanimous decision over Radach’s mentor, Dennis Hallman.

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