Amateur lightweight Wez Tully counts down the days until his rematch with Alex Gill at Golden Ticket Fight Promotions 18.
Golden Ticket Fight Promotion’s first show of the year will take place this Saturday in Wolverhampton. The fight card consists of professional and amateur contests from rising and more experienced talent.
I had the opportunity to speak with one man before he made the walk on the night, Wez Tully. Tully looks to avenge his loss to Alex Gill in what’s expected to be a fan favourite fight.
Interview With Wez Tully
We are closing in on fight night and your first fight of 2022. How excited and motivated are you to get back in there on March 5th?
Very excited as I always am. Since I was ten, I have been doing this, and I always come ready for war.
This will be your sixth walk under the Golden Ticket Fight Promotions banner. You obviously like it here. What are your thoughts on the show, and what keeps bringing you back?
I like the show. I like the guys involved, the matchups are fair, they look after me and most importantly, no funny business which is key.
2021 saw you go (2-1) in your amateur career. How would you round up your year in competition as a whole?
I’d round my year off as good because it’s the experience which is key because that’s all this is, experience. People look way too deep into it. It’s the pro ranks that matter. Amateurs are about getting comfortable on stage to follow and stick to a game plan while the pressure amounts.
You will meet Alex Gill for the second time in your young career. Gill is the only man to hand you a loss. When offered the rematch, what was your initial thought, and was this a matchup you wanted ran-back?
Happy, I wasn’t going to shut up until I got that rematch. It bugged me for days that my first loss was to him. I was up all night watching the fight back, and he didn’t have me in trouble once. He wasn’t dodging this rematch. He knew that.
Wez Tully Talks the First Meeting
In the first meeting with Gill, what do you feel went wrong on your end? How do you prevent that from happening again?
He held me down for three rounds didn’t come close to finishing me. Granted I couldn’t get up, but what did he achieve from those positions? He did a good job of switching between his positions. He’d get in on my hips, suck them in and drag me down probably the most boring tactics to date, but it won, so it’s whatever. When I go home after my wins, I know I won, and I know everyone in that room knows I won, which is what matters because no spectators, no fights.
Talk to me about preparation ahead of this one. Have you found this camp easier, having fought Gill before and having some previous data to go by, or do you not look into it that much?
I get better every day. I train hard so I can fight easy.
What would you have to say to Alex Gill, who expects the same version of Wez Tully as the first meeting?
How does Wez Tully get the job done on March 5th?
By an absolute thrashing. Nothing like the last time.
Featured image credits to Wez Tully