Marc Evans 28-10-2-1 is a Welsh Professional Kickboxer currently competing in the Welterweight division, representing Russ Williams Martial Arts Centre. The current holder of the WUMA Light-heavyweight Kickboxing Championship, set to take on yet another explosive title opportunity when he makes his debut for Xtreme Promotions on July 30th.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Marc, and also to congratulate you on your Kickboxing Welterweight title opportunity at Xtreme Promotions.
I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your scheduled return to the cage?
“My training camp is going brilliant mate, I’m training twice a day 5 days a week.”
As you prepare for what could be your biggest test to date, the final adjustments are being made to your well-oiled plan of action. For the readers, could you elaborate on what has been your main focus as you prepare to take the walk-in Liverpool?
“My main focus for the fight is getting the win and KO of the night. I’m not happy going to the judges never have been, so I’m getting myself back to where I use to be years ago, so I need to be tested against the top boys.”
Some hard work has been put in by the Xtreme Promotions team to make up quite a night of brutal, yet exhilarating Mixed Martial Arts madness at the Greenbank Sports Academy.
A title shot as well as a great promotion to challenge to become champion of the division is something many in your profession strive for. Was it an easy decision to make for you when receiving the call to be part of the stacked main event?
“It was a very easy decision to take the fight, I was originally fighting a different opponent but I didn’t see him as a challenge, so when I had the call for the title shot I was very excited because I knew I had a war coming my way.”
Some would say that Kickboxing is in unfamiliar surroundings where many MMA fighters go to war, but in recent years the inclusion has been spreading like wildfire across the UK and beyond. What’s your take on Kickboxing taking place within the cage and would you recommend it to up-and-coming amateurs?
“I’m a fan of the cage. I’ve had a fair few fights In the cage now, I do like working off the ropes in a boxing ring but there’s something special about being locked inside with nowhere to run.”
July 30th at what’s set to be a sold-out Greenbank Sports Academy, you are set to take on Mehmet Kaymak, holding a prolific arsenal as well as the same desire to become Xtreme’s first-ever Kickboxing champion.
What do you make of Mehmet in the build-up to your scheduled meeting?
“Mehmet is a good fighter, I personally don’t think he’s my level but I do expect him to bring the fight to me. it’s just unfortunate that he will end up on his back.”
Without giving too much away, what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with your arm raised and the Xtreme Promotions welterweight Championship around your waist?
“I have been training hard for this fight, harder than I have ever trained. I’ve had a lot of mental health problems over the last year, it got to the point where I tried to take my own life in February so getting myself back in the gym has really helped me focus. I’m coming from being suicidal to turn my life back around with the help of close friends and family and believe it or not, Adam Brindley the show’s promoter, fought years back and became really good friends. he’s helped me out a lot with my problems and gave me goals such as this fight, to get me back in the gym. So becoming the welterweight champion would mean the world to me and a fitting thank you to him for all his help.”
I wish you all the best for July Marc and I look forward to witnessing your journey unfold.
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?
“To the fans, expect a fast dominant performance with an early KO from me. I want to thank all my coaches for helping me achieve my goals in life. I wouldn’t be where I am now without them and thank you to everyone that spent their hard-earned money to support me on my journey.”
Xtreme promotions return to the city of Liverpool on July 30th for a night of fight action, mixing MMA, kickboxing and grappling contests.
This is a night you do not want to miss with a number of championship title bouts, including professional lightweight championship between Danny Dixon vs local fighter Chris Stringer.
Another title bout is being contested for our first Xtreme kickboxing rules welterweight championship, this is professional kickboxing rules with full use of elbows, and the two fighters taking on this challenge are Mehmet Kaymak and interviewee Marc Evans.
This is the biggest card of amateur and professional fighters to come to Liverpool this year, grab your tickets now online at: