Today we had the pleasure interviewing amateur flyweight Sheldon Ryan.
Currently, 7-2 Sheldon Ryan is still widely regarded as the toughest matchup there is for any fighter in the flyweight division.
After an unfortunate defeat at the hands of Joe Fields, Sheldon is not in any way deterred, and the goal remains the same in facing the best the amateur scene has to offer and eventually being the number 1 ranked flyweight himself.
Before the fight, Sheldon was riding a three-fight win streak and will no doubt be looking to elevate himself to that sort of success once more.
Interview With Sheldon Ryan
You’re still widely regarded as one of the toughest matchups in the flyweight division after a loss. How soon are you looking to get back in there?
Not sure yet. After every fight, the coaches make us take a week off. When I go back to the gym next week, I’ll get told when my next fight is—looking to compete as soon as possible.
Having fought on different promotions before. Is there any difference between Almighty Fighting and other promotions?
No, I think they’re all on a similar playing field, to be honest. But the atmosphere that night was great!
Sheldon Ryan Talks Preparation
Coming into the fight how were you feeling preparation-wise?
Preparation went well. I had a good eight-week camp with no injuries and many improvements.
Still having seen big success in your amateur career. Does the goal as an amateur remain the same, and does this delay the inevitable turn to your pro career?
No, this doesn’t change much. Amateur is about learning as much as possible. I’ll speak with my coaches next week and see what’s next.
Since being an amateur, what has been the biggest change in the quality of amateurs and have you adapted to stay beyond the current level of many flyweights?
We’re all getting taught by a top generation of coaches in the UK, and they’re making amateur MMA, in general, a lot better. We rack up much more experience now with more fights on more shows, so the transition is smoother, and working with some of the best makes learning a lot easier.
After concluding the Sheldon Ryan interview, the plethora of talent coming through the flyweight division is worth noting. It is a must-watch division this year.
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