FCC 29 is just a couple of months away, and the hits just keep on coming.
The Amateur Bantamweight Championship will be on the line come June 25th. “The Fly Catcher” Connor Walsh returns to the FCC cage to square off with Manchester Predators’ Tom Wright. Connor enters the fight with a record of 5-1, clearly eyeing gold. Tom Wright enters off of a back and forth war with Jack Axworthy that ended in a split decision. Both men are ready for Championship gold, yet it is unclear who has the advantage.
Connor Walsh (5-1)
Connor Walsh enters this one a slight mental lapse away from 6-0. Since his first loss, which came in a fight he was winning throughout until getting caught with a submission in the Championship rounds, Connor’s responded to build a two-fight win streak. With wins over Jimmy Sadique and Ethan Ridler in the rearview, it’s now time for Walsh to turn his attention to Bantamweight.
Usually fighting at Flyweight, Connor makes the move up in an attempt at more gold. It’s not new to the KC Fight Base to chase multiple Championships, so this shouldn’t be a surprise. Really, all you have to do is take a look at Kurtis Campbell to know how serious the team is about gold. If Connor can walk away victorious in June, then he will have netted himself his second FCC Championship. This task is a lot easier than it seems, as Wright is no easy out.
To pull this one out, it is imperative for Walsh to fight like himself. The unpredictability and anything but the ordinary style he brings to the table is exactly what benefits him coming into this one. If Connor plays to his strengths, then he may be headed towards a second Championship belt.
Tom Wright (3-4)
A perfect example of why records mean nothing, as although having a negative record, Tom Wright is as good as it gets on the amateur scene. The Manchester Predators representative takes nothing but the toughest fights, so it’s no surprise he’s ended up in this one. A shot at gold surely fuels Wright, just like it would to any other prizefighter in this game.
To win this fight, Tom will have to use his experience to his advantage. Tom enters this one a twenty-eight-year-old man, while Walsh is still coming into his own. If Tom is able to employ the right gameplan and out strengthen, outwit Connor, then the Manchester Predators camp will have a fantastic night.
Unlike any 3-4 fighter you’ve ever seen, Tom enters this one laser-focused on the task at hand. Connor Walsh knows this, and it is going to be incredible to see which of these men can come out on top. FCC has done it again with absolutely spectacular matchmaking.
FCC 29 Goes Down June 25th in Bolton
If you find yourself in Bolton come June 25th, you’d better make your way down to FCC 29. With five title fights on the slate including both Kurtis Campbell and Connor Walsh representing the KC Fight Base, you will not want to miss what could be the best domestic card of the year. If you’re unable to attend, then Combat Sports UK has you covered! All of the latest in pre and post-fight content for FCC 29 can be found right here. We can’t wait for the event.
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