James Power 3-0-0 is an English professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Lightweight division, representing ASW Manchester CBKA and Powerhouse Fight Club. He has competed for Caged Steel, MMA Uncaged, and Bad Mofo UK and is set to make his debut for Cage Warriors at CW140 in Belfast on June 25th.
I’d like to kick things off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today James and also like to congratulate you on your recent addition to the CW Roster.
Many Phenomenal athletes have competed for one of the biggest MMA organisations in Europe, what does it mean to you to be part of the Cage Warriors roster?
“It’s definitely been a goal of mine for a while now to make it onto Cage Warriors, the promotion has a steep history and it’s great to be part of that.”
Bringing with you an unblemished professional record of 3-0-0, you will add a unique ingredient to the Lightweight division no doubt. Looking over the many extraordinary talents in the division, there is a vast host of potential bouts for yourself.
In your opinion, what do you think you bring to the table and what can the fans expect from you as you embark on your journey in CW?
“I’d say take a look at my previous fights or highlights, you’ll see what I’m about. crisp technique and highlight-reel finishes.”
No soon after being added to the roster, you have been included in what is set to be a night of pure unadulterated organised violence in Belfast for the CW140 Card. Taking on Ireland’s own Adam Shelly 2-1-0. What’s your opinion of Adam in the build-up to your scheduled meeting on June 25th?
“I know he trains out of a good gym in Ireland, I don’t know too much about him for me to say much more.”
As you sharpen your proverbial tools for battle, have you taken some time to study your opponent leading up to your highly anticipated bout?
“Of course, I and the coaches have taken a scouting report but my own training doesn’t really deviate from working on my own skills set. I’ve got two great coaches in Kam Atakuru at ASW and Craig Burke, looking forward to showcasing what we work on at Cage Warriors 140.”
As previously stated, the road ahead has opened up many potential match-ups as you continue your professional journey. taking a look at the current roster, is there anybody, in particular, you’d like to be matched up against in the not too distant future?
“I’m not looking past my current opponent right now, but I’m ready to get on a run toward the title so whoever cage warriors see fits into that path I’ll take.”
With bouts being announced by the day for CW’s visit to the SSE Arena, it’s set to be an explosive night for the fans as well as the athletes. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
I wish you all the best for your debut James and I look forward to witnessing you out there.
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?
“Yeah, have me a pint ready after the fight! We’ll be partying that’s for sure. I’d like to shout out to my team firstly, ASW Manchester, CBKA and Power House Fight Club. Also, my sponsors 4eleven and clinic sports therapy, thank you for your support.”