Josh Abreu anticipates another exciting fight and promises he will deliver at Golden Ticket Fight Promotions 18 this Saturday. GTFP 18 will go down in front of a sold-out crowd in Wolverhampton live from the K.K. Steelmill.
Saturday night will mark the bantamweight’s fifth fight of his amateur career, which has seen him accumulate a record of (3-1). Abreu’s has been out of action since 2020, with his most recent contest coming at Battle Arena 59 in an exhibition bout.
I had the opportunity of speaking with Joshua Abreu ahead of his return to action on Saturday.
Interview With Josh Abreu
As we approach Golden Ticket Fight Promotions 18 on March 5th, how are you feeling ahead of this contest due to the fact you had a tough end to the year with pull-outs and have been out of action for some time?
Feeling just as confident as before, this is my job. So it feels like I’m clocking into work.
Talk to me about 2021 in terms of competition. We saw you once at Battle Arena in an exhibition bout in 2020. What was the reasoning for not seeing you as much as the years before?
The simplest way to describe my lack of activity in 2021 is “Bad Luck”. A year full of pullouts, freak accidents, stabbings and miscommunication. Put that all behind me this year and be as active as possible.
Did you take anything away from last year, or is it just a case of looking to put that behind you and make up for the lost time in 2022?
2021 wasn’t an active year, but it was a productive year. I’ve grown as a fighter and person.
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How happy were you to get the call to compete for the GTFP flyweight belt? Was it something you expected, or did it come as somewhat of a surprise?
It was definitely something I expected as I had spoken to Dan at the last show and asked for Sonny specifically for the title. Dan’s a wise man. He knew that was the fight to make.
As we haven’t seen you in some time, what improvements can we expect to see from your game? Is there anything you’ve been working on more, or is it just a case of sharpening out your whole game?
I won’t go into too much detail on what to expect skill-wise, but I will say you can expect a much more mature fighter.
You will meet Sonny Crossman on the night. Do you know about your opponent, and where do you feel the keys are to beating him? Are there any holes you’ve identified that you feel you can exploit?
Sonny is a good lad. As seen in his fight against Jullian, he’s a talented grappler and a very sharp striker. I can expect him to underestimate me and specific aspects of my game. He will be surprised.
Lastly, what can those in attendance expect from the return of Josh Abreu on March 5th? Why should they tune in?
They can expect another exciting fight. I never fail to deliver.
Featured image credits to Battle Arena