Undefeated amateur fighter, Ryan Southern promises to bring the heat this Saturday when squared off against Callum Brooker at Meltdown Fighting Championship 8.
Meltdown FC makes Bristol their home for the night when 24 athletes make the walk-in the Thornbury Sports Centre to attempt to further their success on the amateur circuit.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Ryan Southern before his fight to get his pre-fight thoughts. Check out the full exclusive below.
Interview With Ryan Southern
It’s fight week, days away from Meltdown Fighting Championship 8. How are you feeling physically and mentally ahead of Saturday?
I’m feeling great. I can’t wait to get in there and get back to business.
You are now (2-0) in the early stages of your amateur career. In a few words, sum up the biggest things you’ve learnt yet across those two fights?
The biggest thing I’ve learned is to enjoy myself there because there’s nothing more satisfying than putting your skills to the test and seeing what you’re made of.
Your lasting outing was on Meltdown Fighting Championships’ last show. You got the nod on the judge’s scorecards against Louie Cook. How did you evaluate your last performance? Was there anything in there you weren’t too pleased with?
I wasn’t best pleased with my distance, and I felt as if I got caught a little bit too much. It’s Something I’ve been really working on in training.
You posted you’ve been “training harder than ever”. Have you made any new additions or routines to your camp this time around?
I’ve been training so much more than I ever have, and I feel it’s going to show this time out. Like I said, I’ve been training harder than ever, and I’m the fittest and strongest I’ve felt going into a new weight category.
You square off against Callum Brooker on the night. What are your overall thoughts on your opponent? I imagine it’s difficult prepping for individuals who you know nothing about?
Exactly it’s hard to know what to prepare for when I know nothing about the opponent, so I always put that to the back of my mind and just make sure I’m getting better with every session.
You leave victorious on the night. What does the rest of the year look like for you? How often can we expect to see you in there?
I want to fight at least three more times this year. I want an active year, staying on the grind every day.
Lastly, can we get an official fight prediction from you? How does Saturday night go down?
I’m going to push the pace and bring the pressure. I’d love to get the finish too.
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