Max Kashket – “What we’re doing is working”

As the dust settles on what was a night highlight reel finishing and Mixed Martial Arts prowess at Battle Arena Dunstable. I reached out to London Shootfighters Max Kashket, who stole the show with his sublime TKO finish of Anus Palani, to get his thoughts on the night and his unblemished amateur record thus far.


Max ‘Mightymax’ Kashket 1-0-0 is an English amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Flyweight division, London Shootfighters. He has competed for Fightstar Championship and Battle Arena.


I’d like to start things off by congratulating you on your phenomenal victory at Battle Arena Dunstable Max, phenomenal work out there.


“Thank you, Aaron, much appreciated.”


That was quite the shot, the power behind that kick was incredible.



“Haha, yeah. I got one thing to say about that Aaron, heads drop dead. It was a real bang I caught him with.”


Now the dust has settled over your explosive TKO victory over Anus Palani, what did you take from your outstanding performance?


“It was quite short so there wasn’t much I could really take from it, to be honest. We were drilling that finish in the back, it shows that what we’re doing is working. And it shows that I’m a bit of talent to be able to pull something like that off, not trying to boost my own ego there, but to pull something like that off you’ve got to be a bit of a phenome.”


You have every right to be proud mate, that was quite a feat.


Your victory in Dunstable etches a second notch on your amateur career since debuting back in March. A great start to what I believe will be a glistening career in the violent yet entertaining sport. Have you given any thought into what’s next on your amateur journey?


“We’re all hoping to get a fight booked for November at Fightstar 23, or possibly Contenders 34 in December. We’re definitely trying to stay active until the end of the year, whether it’s 57 or 61kg. Possibly look towards going professional next year if all goes well.”



On the UK scene, the Flyweight division is thriving with so many exceptional talents, is there anybody in particular that you’d be interested in going up against in the not-so-distant future?


“I haven’t really got a name in mind if I’m being honest, I don’t really look too much into other fighters, I’m more focused on myself, I do look at the champions in my division’s spread across many organisations though and to be honest, I think I can take them with no problem. I’m not too worried about throwing out names or anything, I’m more concerned with bigging up my own clout if you know what I mean.”


Focus on the road ahead, I completely get that mate.


“Yeah, Focus on me and we’ll see. But I could definitely take all of them, one hundred percent.”


I’ll look forward to your next outing and be prepared not to blink this time.


“Hahaha, yeah definitely don’t.”


Last we spoke, like today, you mentioned your eagerness to watch the champion of your weight class. If winning ways continue, no doubt we’ll be seeing you in the not-so-distant future challenging for a strap. Given the choice, is there a certain organisation you’d like to take centre stage on to compete for the said title?


“Probably Fightstar if I’m being honest, it’s a good crowd, I like the event so Fightstar definitely. It’s a home show for me also, I’d have a lot of people coming to support me.”


I’ll keep a lookout for announcements with Fightstar mate, I hope to catch you out there again.


I hope your continued efforts and training go exceptionally well mate, and I look forward to catching you out there again.


“Thank you for giving me your time Aaron because like I said last we spoke, you really are one of the main guys putting the amateur guys in the sport in the spotlight in this country. All of the guys at London Shootfighters are appreciative of you.”


I really appreciate that mate, you guys deserve as much of the spotlight as possible.


Last but not least do you have a message for the readers and anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?


“I’d like to give a shout-out to my coaches at London Shootfighters Paul and Alexis as well as a few of my teammates. shout-out to Imran Chelhani, Karson Koe, Marawan Abourous who you’re hopefully gonna see out there soon, he’s a real prospect so I’m looking forward to seeing him out there. And Kyle Jenkins as well he’s my gym buddy, thanks to them all for the continuous support.”

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