On the 25th of June FCC 29 will go underway, hosted at the Bolton Arena. The promotion has put together a card with some of the finest amateur prospects taking part.
At the top of the amateur bill is Kurtis Campbell and Milosz Kruk. The two men will be contending for the European featherweight title at FCC. Kurtis Campbell has already amassed an impressive collection of names and belts. Having won 4 championship belts across 3 different weight classes and promotions, he is widely considered one of the top amateurs in the UK. Wanting to add to his legacy, making history, he has accepted this fight in hope of beating Poland’s top amateur featherweight.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Kurtis Campbell ahead of FCC 29, read the full interview below.
Kurtis Campbell in the Lead up to the Fight
You have fought twice at FCC and are going onto your second title fight at the promotion, and potentially a second belt in a second FCC weight class. How important is your relationship with FCC and Adam Teh in having you consistently return to the promotion?
“Me and Adam have a boss relationship, he understands the fighters needs the most and has treated me, by far, the best out of the promotions. I think other promotions should take note and try follow in his footsteps. It’s always a pleasure to have that bond to return to and fight on a promotion like FCC.”
In April you fought against Kyle Jones, securing a submission in the first round, and earning you the AFC lightweight championship. You now hold 4 championships across 3 weight divisions and promotions. How do you feel going into this featherweight title bout?
“I feel unreal, camp has gone amazing and putting that extra 1% work rate has really paid off. I feel more than ready to fight now, and no one is going to stop me to claim my second belt at FCC.”
You are going into this fight with the possibility of winning a fifth amateur championship and adding to your legacy. What can fans expect to see from you on June 25th at FCC 29?
“Expect a boss fight that will be exciting as always, and how much better my game will be all round walking into this fight. So, make sure not to blink!”
When this fight was offered to you, what was your initial reaction? And was this a fighter on your radar before being offered the bout?
“No, I never heard of Milosz before but as soon as I heard ‘Polish number 1’ I was never going to say no! Fights like this excite me and that’s why I do this sport!”
In the lead up to this event, preparing for your opponent, have you identified any strengths or weaknesses in their game? If so, are you training towards supressing their gameplan or bolstering your own skill set?
“No, I haven’t studied my opponent much. I have just focused on my fight game, as I always do, and just want to improve myself, getting better and better as the fight camps go on.”
Kurtis Campbell: Future Aspirations and Fight Prediction
We are at the midway point of the year, where would you like to be by the end of the year if you can walk away from FCC 29 with a win? And what is your goal over the next five years?
“I am going to travel the world a lot more after this fight for training, as I think it’s key to do this, in the next 5 years I want to keep adding to my legacy and make history.”
Lastly, how do you predict this fight will go?
“No prediction on exact round just as long as I perform and make myself proud, that’s all that matters.”
We appreciate Kurtis Campbell giving us his time and answering our questions ahead of the fight, we wish him the best of luck!
Featured image credits to DN4 photography