Terry Brazier Targeting Lightweight BAMMA Gold Or A Spot On Bellator 200
Terry Brazier defeated Alex Lohore at BAMMA 34 last evening and unified the BAMMA welterweight titles.
It was a close back and forth fight, but after 15-minutes, the judges cageside scored the bout for Brazier via a split decision.
Speaking backstage after the bout, Brazier said he felt in control and that it was his own laziness that allowed Lohore to get back into the fight.
“I knew I’d won the first two rounds and I was probably being lazy in the third to be honest with you,” Brazier said.
Brazier, the underdog heading into the bout, added that the victory was extra sweet as a close friend of his had laid down a lot of money on him winning.
“It was a substantial amount,” Brazier said with a smile.
“He also won a substantial amount in my last fight as well. I love being the underdog. My friends love me being the underdog as well.”
The rivalry between Brazier and Lohore was fierce in the lead up to the fight, but as far Brazier is concerned, the beef is now squashed.
“I offered him my hand yesterday at the weigh-ins and he didn’t want to shake my hand,” Brazier said.
“He shook my hand tonight and that’s all that matters. Alex is cool guy, he’s a passionate guy, but, you know, if you aren’t humble in this sport you will get humbled.”
With a belt on either shoulder, Brazier set his sights on the BAMMA lightweight title next and a showdown with the champion, Rhys Mckee.
“We want the lightweight title next,” Brazier said.
“I make welterweight quite easy. We’re going to do a test cut and if my coaches agree it, then we’re going to go for it.”
Whilst happy with his lot at BAMMA, the upcoming Bellator 200 show in May could be an option for Brazier’s next fight and he sounded keen to throw his hat in the ring.
“If Bellator need me in May, I’ll step up,” Brazier said. “I’ll go back to the drawing board because I’ve got a lot of stuff to learn.
“I’ll go back out to Thailand and just do like a camp of learning, rather than a camp for a fight. We’re going to keep evolving at the rate that we keep evolving and keep in winning belts.”
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