Fightstar Championship once again pushed the foundations of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to its very limits with another Heavyweight showdown at Fightstar Championship 23.
Shah Kamali successfully defended his start with yet another 1st round finish, submitting Erwan Bresson within 55 seconds.
I caught up with Shah shortly after his successful inclusion to the evening’s violent festivities in the capital.
Congratulations Shah on that absolutely explosive victory put there tonight, successfully defending you FSC Heavyweight strap, you seem a little disgruntled after your performance?
“I was a little bit over eager on this one, because there were a lot of people watching this one, especially back home in Bangladesh staying up until 4am to watch it. I was just a little wild out there, I’m not happy with that at all. I know it’s another finish in the 1st round, but it wasn’t me. I’m gonna be straight back in the gym on Monday because I know my coach wouldn’t be happy with that, I think there are a lot of improvements to be made. But thankfully we’re still amateur so we can make these adjustments going forward, but I’m happy to have defended my title and got another big win.”
Very honest and you can see your dedication to improve. I can see your frustration, but there is no doubt in my mind you’ll come back and show your dedication to make these improvements.
“Thank you man.”
But as you said, another 1st round finish and a 1st title defence, definitely something to be proud of. Are you looking to step out again for Fightstar in the future and continue to dominate the Heavyweight division?
“Fightstar have plans for the summer in Birmingham, so if we can go up north and defend the title there it would be great. I know a lot of people would have been watching my fight tonight and try to find holes in my game. I’m gonna go back and look at the footage, I was too open, it was too 50/50.”
I can see you’re not too happy with what happened here tonight, and I’m sure you’ll do all you can to come back better than ever.
Before you go, is there anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?
“Shout-out to all my guys in Bangladesh, Shout-out to everyone who came out to watch me tonight. Shout-out to my coach Stuart and my teammate Mario, they’re both in Amsterdam right now, and I’m gonna go see how they got on.”