Joe Ambler is currently a 5-0-0 middleweight fighter who is also ranked #2 in the UK and Ireland in the Middleweight division.
Having just beaten Ryan Mcnally, who was 5-2 and ranked inside the top 4 for his division, it is clear to see why such a win has brought a lot more attention to the South Yorkshire-based fighter, having prior to this seen major success in all his recent performances.
Despite only very recently winning the AFC Amateur Middleweight Championship, Joe is set for a quick turnaround fight for a second belt on FCC against what he describes to be his toughest matchup yet.
Interview With Joe Ambler
Your first title defence. How are you feeling after the win?
Really happy with the win. I said I’d stop it within three rounds, and that’s what I did. This win has been the best yet, just with the history and the talk leading up to it, but that’s in the past now.
A big win over a top 5 middleweight. Where do you see yourself now in that top 5?
I think the top two definitely, but we’ll have to see when they bring the rankings out soon.
Being the champ, people will be after the belt. Are there any middleweights out there that you think can cause a tough matchup?
I’m probably facing my toughest match-up on the 5th March, but regarding the almighty belt that’s up to the matchmakers, I’ll fight anyone, so whoever they give me next, that’s who it is.
It’s been a very successful amateur career so far. Has the thought of turning pro come to your head as of yet?
Yeah, it’s been successful so far always room for improvement, but I think people can see that the more fights I have, the better I get it has. I have spoken to my team, and we’re going to see how this year plays out and possibly look at going into the 2023 pro.
The crowd was electric during your fight? How does the crowd being behind you impact your performance?
I love the crowd at the Metrodome. Always a great atmosphere. It does help to a degree you want to put a show on for them. But, once you are in there, you struggle to hear your own corner team. So, to be honest, I don’t really hear much once I’m in.
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