MMA Plus spoke to newly crowned champion Terry Brazier after finishing top contender Walter Gahadza in the first round to claim the Lonsdale welterweight title at BAMMA 29.
With just one loss in seventeen fights for Gahadza prior to fight night, many thought that Brazier (7-1) was taking a step too far, into unchartered territory.
This turned out to be false as after withstanding the early pressure from the Londoner, “The Dominator” lived up to his name by averting the danger and mounting an attack of his own before submitting “The Sniper” with 30 seconds left of round one.
Brazier admitted that he was extremely nervous ahead of the fight. However, not for the usual reasons.”We’ve had a really busy week. We’ve just brought our son into the world seven days ago.” Terry elaborated.
“We’ve had a really busy week. We’ve just brought our son into the world seven days ago.” Terry elaborated.
“It’s been a rough week, haven’t had much sleep as you can imagine and I didn’t even feel great today. But the shot he gave me definitely woke me up and I got the job done.”
After claiming the Lonsdale belt it seems the Berkshire native has bigger aims for the near future. “I’d like to fight for the world title,” Brazier insisted.
The BAMMA world welterweight title is currently vacant, but Brazier admitted he’d like to face Nathan Jones for the belt. Jones is currently preparing to face Umer Kayani at Bellator 179 London on May 19.
“I’d like to fight Nathan Jones. Great athlete, great sportsman, I keep mentioning his name. I like the guy but we both agreed we’d put on an excellent fight for BAMMA fans.”
Brazier was also keen to shut down any possibility of a routine title defence against an under-matched opponent, explaining: “What I do not want is to defend the title against any of these (1-0) or (2-0) bums that keep trying to call me out.”