Oliver Tero 3-0-0 is an English amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Featherweight division, representing ASW Manchester. He has competed for Anarchy Fight Series, Caged Steel, Battle Arena and is about to make his debut for X-Treme Kombat.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Oliver, I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your highly anticipated return to the cage?
“No worries mate. Yeah, my training has been going better than ever, since the fight at Battle Arena I’ve just been continuing what I do and staying in the gym.”
Your exceptional Main-Card inclusion and victory over George Mouzakitis at Battle Arena Wolverhampton on March 5th was definitely one for the highlight reel, defeating your opponentin Submissive fashion via Rear-nakedchoke. Now the proverbial dust has settled and you’ve had time to reflect on your bout with George, what did you take from your performance on the night?
“George was a tough opponent, the game-plan worked just as I imagined.”
You step back into the cage just over a month after your last walk to the lion’s den on April 9th. Taking on Aaron Givens of Ace MMA on the explosive XK15 Card, this being a Flyweight title opportunity must be very exciting for you. What do you make of Aaron?
“This time I feel like both me and Aaron have a well-rounded skill set going into this fight. I’m not really worried about him in any area like I was with George. He’s a much more experienced opponent in the cage, however. So I believe it will be a sick match, I can’t wait.”
As previously stated, this is your 2nd appearance in the cage in just over a month, is activity your main focus for the remainder of 2022?
“After this bout, I’ll be looking to get back in there ASAP.”
A chance to bring gold back to ASW must be high on your wishlist, it would be a perfect compliment for yourself and all the hard work put into training. What does it mean to you to be part of the well-oiled machine that is ASW Manchester?
“Without a doubt, ASW is one of the best gyms in the UK at the moment, the talent that it’s attracting just shows it. We’ve recently had Paul Daily in, which has been sick, to be training alongside someone like that just makes me realise how talented our gym is. I can’t thank my coach Kam enough for what he does for us, so bringing this belt home would mean a lot to me and the gym.”
Without giving too much away, what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with your arm raised and the XK belt around your waist?
“Going into this fight I’ve just been doing what I do before every fight, make sure I’m sharp in every area. And I just can’t wait to get in there again.”
Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance and anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?
“Just the boys at the gym for the support they give me day in and out”