X-Treme Kombat 15 kicks off in a little less than 24 hours. Some of the UK’s top amateur talent will be on display with 14 fights taking place. Taking a spot on the main card will be Manchester Top Team’s Brad Camps. Making his fourth trip to the cage, he will certainly be looking to make a statement and add another feather to his cap.
We got the chance to chat to Brad Camps about his upcoming fight and get his thoughts on an intriguing match-up in the flyweight vision.
Brad Camps Interview
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to have a chat with me. How’s your preparation been going for this fight?
Not a problem at all. The preparation is going really smooth for this fight. I’m feeling fresh without any injuries that could affect me in the fight. The weight cut is going well too, it’s never enjoyable but I’m staying disciplined and the weight is coming off nicely.
Both you and your opponent train and fight out of the Manchester area. Does this make the fight that much bigger for you?
No, it doesn’t make any difference to me who the opponent is. I’ll fight anyone, anytime. My coach gives me a name and I say ‘yeah’.
Manchester Top Team is a well-renowned gym full of great guys. Do you think that gives you an advantage against Mcloughlin?
Manchester Top Team is one of the best gyms in the country at the moment, and I’m grateful to be able to train there with some of the best fighters in the country. Like I said I don’t think too much about the opponent I just focus on training hard and getting the rounds in with top-level guys, so when I do come to get in the cage I’m ready for high-level fighters.
Camps Talks Prior Experience
What did you learn from your last fight against an experienced opponent in Ali Sohaiki?
In my last fight, I learned to never let your ego talk you into a fight. After three fights back to back I was pretty banged up going into the fight against Ali and shouldn’t have really fought, but I thought ‘fuck pulling out from a fight!’. I proved a lot to myself to even step in there and I was happy to get the five rounds under my belt with an experienced fighter. In the future, I will listen to my body before fighting. I’m not taking anything away from him because it was a good game plan he had and it worked! I live and learn and carry on with the journey. It’s not an issue for me I just love to fight so I won’t ever quit!
On This Fight and Further
Should you have your hand raised on Saturday what do you see next for yourself?
After this fight on Saturday, I will be having a few days off and will be getting back into camp for a show on July 19th that Top Team will be hosting. I’m looking forward to that and fighting alongside all my teammates.
Are you prioritising the finish in the bout or just the performance as a whole?
I’m always looking for the finish of course, but I don’t want to rush anything. I want the KO, TKO or to just bully him for the full 3 rounds. I’ll adapt to whatever happens in there because anything can happen.
Is there anything you’d like to finally say before the cage doors shut on Saturday?
Not much else to say honestly. I’m just looking forward to weighing in on Friday and getting rehydrated! Then the hard part is done, and just the fun part is left.
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