Cage Warriors Academy South-East returns on June 10th to once again blow the roof off of Charter Hall and give fight fans some absolute violent Mixed Martial Arts action in Essex.
Many gifted practitioners will collide for CWSE 31 but today, we shall be focusing on a specific barn burner when Cherisse Davis takes on Sinéadh Ní Nualláin the CWSE Flyweight title.
I took a trip down to Team Crossface to speak to one half of this explosive collision Cherisse Davis, who returns to action to pick up where she left off and looks to continue on her winning ways in the lion’s den.
Cherisse Davis is an English amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Flyweight division, rep Team Crossface. Cherisse has competed for Fightstar Championship, Meltdown Fighting Championship and makes her Cage Warriors Academy South-East debut on June 10th.
I’d like to kick things off by thanking you for taking the time to speak with me today Cherisse, and also to congratulate you on your upcoming Flyweight title opportunity at Cage Warriors Academy South-East 31.
“Thank you, and thank you for taking the time to come down here to see me.”
My pleasure mate, I enjoy visiting, it’s one of my favourite gyms to attend.
I trust preparations have been going well in the build-up to this golden opportunity in Colchester?
“100 percent, camp is in full swing and I’m loving it, hahaha.”
It must be a great feeling getting back to more regular training with the team?
“Oh yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve been in the cage so with the fight now up, I’m seeing them a lot more. It’s a lovely hate relationship right, hahahaha.”
Hahaha, great guys, it must be such a confidence boost for you to be part of such a well oiled machine.
“Oh definitely, there’s no way I’d be where I am right now, they push me in every way possible.”
Like a family unit.
“Very different from family, but there’s a lot of love there, always good intentions.”
It’s been almost 2 years since we last had the opportunity to catch you in action, what an explosive return. What have you been up to since your last outing?
“Well, I graduated from uni, really just been focused on work and upping my striking as well as other skills here. I got into some other hobbies as well hahaha, so I’ve been staying active, just not competitively active.”
Always a plus keeping active, makes it less tiresome when getting back to full training.
What a return though, a shot at Cage Warriors Academy gold. How did you feel when receiving this opportunity?
“I was shocked personally, but I feel privileged for the opportunity. So I’m gonna put on the biggest and best performance that I can, I’m definitely looking forward to it. It’s definitely not an opportunity you’d not normally get, especially for your 3rd fight.”
Awesome card to be on definitely, so many fights taking place.
“Yeah, it’s quite a long night isn’t it hahahaha.”
Will you be sticking around to catch as much as you can?
“Hopefully, because my friend will be fighting on the same night too. So I’ll be staying at least for that fight but we’ll see how my fight goes.
With such a long period out, no doubt we’re going to witness a completely different version of yourself out there.
“I hope so, hahahaha. I definitely hope so, I think my skill-set has improved 100 percent since the last time, it’s been 2 years so it definitely should have right, hahahaha. I have been working a lot more on my game, so yeah, 100 percent different.”
With such high stakes comes incredible competition across the cage. You are set to take on SBG Ireland’s Sinéadh Ní Nualláin.
What do you make of Sinéadh as you prepare to collide in Essex?
“Erm, if I’m honest, I haven’t seen much of her. The one fight I did see I saw she likes to come forward, so it will be explosive. She’s even nicknamed ‘The Grenade’ so yeah, it definitely is gonna go off with a bang, it’ll be fun.”
I completely agree, definitely a barn burner.
Is this news a sign of things to come, and more outings for you this year?
“I’m hoping it’s the start of things to come, I wanna fight a few more times then see what happens next year, maybe go pro next year. But like I said, see how it goes this year, but I hope to fight again soon after this. I’d like about 3 to 4 fights this year, bearing in mind we’re in May hahahaha, gonna be quite tight, but yeah.
A good number to aim for, and if you put the work in I’m sure you could achieve it.
“With my 1st and 2nd fight there was a 2 year gap, obviously we had the pandemic in between that, but there’s a 2 year gap between my 2nd n 3rd. I don’t wanna keep doing the 2 year thing you know, because I’ve only got so much time in my career since I’m quite older than other athletes.”
That’s completely understandable, I hope you reach your goals this year.
It’s been an absolute pleasure making the trip to speak with you today Cherisse, I wish you all the best for your preparations and the best of luck on the night.
“Thank you, I hope to see you on the night but if not, I’m sure we’ll speak again here soon.”
Definitely, I’ll always make the trip if I can.
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?
“Shout-out to Dave Lee, Sam Patterson, Glen, my coach and my whole team. Thanks to everyone who’s supporting me, it really means a lot and I appreciate it.”
Cage Warriors Academy South-East has proven time and time again why they are one of the biggest platforms for some of the fiercest amateurs the entire circuit has to offer, and CWSE 31 will be no exception.
Catch Cherisse and many more phenomenal athletes take centre stage at what’s set to be a sold out Charter Hall in Colchester. Ticket links will be made available so you can support your chosen fighter, so grab your tickets while you can over at the Cage Warriors Academy South-East website here.