Anett Meszaros ready to make her comeback
Anett Meszaros announced her retirement a while ago when she admitted she wants to succeed in the world of MMA. However, that plan is on hold for the moment as the two times Olympian from Hungary returned on the tatami to fight for her chances at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Meszaros competed at six World Championships and won four medals in a row from 2007-2011, twice in the final. She lost those finals against Yuri Alvear and Lucie Decosse the current World and Olympic champions. Meszaros won the European title for women U70kg in 2010.
To begin her comeback, Meszaros kicked off the year at the OTC camp in Mittersill, Austria. The tall Hungarian explained her decision on returning to judo.
"I lived in the UAE for a few months last year where I thought judo for some MMA fighters and I was also actively training... I went to the Abu-Dhabi Grand Slam as a spectator and when I saw the line up in my weight category I felt that I still have it in me and I can still make it."
"I didn't give up on my plan to have a career as an MMA player but for now I will postpone that and have judo as priority once more in my life.... I think being out for a year and a half helped me enjoy judo again and wanting to be back on the mat."
A similar plan has 2012 Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison, but first, until the 2016 Olympic judo has the priority.
The last time that we saw Meszaros in action was at the European Open in Madrid in 2013 and in April 2013 she competed with the Hungarian women at the European Team Championships where she had to fight her old enemy Edith Bosch.
Meszaros also admitted that physically she feels good, however her fighting style will need some adjustment and adaption to the new rules. "It is possible that I will start my journey in Sofia at the European Open. We will see." - she added in Mittersill.
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foto credit: IJF Tamas Zahonyi
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